Erma Arabelle Higley


Born: 5 Jul 1907 in Beardsley, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA

Died: 25 Mar 1997 in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas, USA

Father: Samuel Edwin Higley (1872 – 1907)

Mother: Wilma May Spear (1886 – 1967)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: James Russel "Russ" Lanning (1904 – ?)

Married: 8 May 1924 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA

Child: John E. "Jack" Lanning (1925 – 1992)

Child: <private> Lanning

Child: <private> Lanning


Erma was living with her grandparents, Dorwin and Arabella Higley, in 1915. [1915 Kansas State Census]

Change Date

This data was last changed on 5 Apr 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

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1915 Kansas State Census
[applies to notes]
A Spear Family History
by Michael Engelmann; [applies to name, birth, marriage]
Private (Spear Birth and Death Dates Notebook)
Handwritten pages, many hands, many inks. Fragile binding and paper, but with numerous names and dates of birth or death. [applies to name, birth]
Web: Ancestry Database (Social Security Death Index)
ancestry.com. [Original data: "Social Security Death Index, Master File" Social Security Administration; US. The original Social Security application is available for deceased individuals. (no document images)] [applies to name, birth, death]