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Samuel Edward Higley

Last updated 19 May 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 14 Nov 1872 in , Knox County, Illinois, United States

Died: 12 May 1907 in Beardsley, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Father: Dorwin Higley (1846 – 1918)

Mother: Arabell "Bill" Beals (1850 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 40, dwelling 154

Comment: Source includes name (Samuel Higley).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes name (Samuel E. Higley).

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 25 - May Deaths

Comment: Source includes name (Sam Higley).

interview-<private>-2008: Notes from conversations with <private>, about 2008; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Samuel Edward Higley).

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes name (Sam Higley).

periodical-married-higley-spear-1906: "Married," report of wedding of Sam Higley and Wilma Spear; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1906 > 06 > 22” page 5; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 22 Jun 1906 (Friday), page 5, column 2”

Comment: Source includes name (Sam Higley).

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birth

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 40, dwelling 154

Comment: Source includes age (7) and location (Illinois). Using the official census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1872 to 1 June 1873.

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes date (Nov/1872), age (27), and location (Illinois). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1872 to 1 June 1873, which encompasses the given date.

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (Nov. 14th, 1872) and location (Knox county, Ill.).

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death

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (May 12th, 1907) and location (Beardsley, Kansas)

misc-spear-date-notebook: Spear birth and death date notebook; multiple contributors; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Page 25 - May Deaths

Comment: Source includes date ([May] 12 [...] 1907).

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father

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38,40, dwelling 154

Comment: Source identifies Samuel Higley as a son of Dorwin Higley. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 8,10, dwelling 125

Comment: Source identifies Samuel E. Higley as a son of Dorwin Higley. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source identifies Sam Higley as a son of Dorwin Higley. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

periodical-married-higley-spear-1906: "Married," report of wedding of Sam Higley and Wilma Spear; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1906 > 06 > 22” page 5; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 22 Jun 1906 (Friday), page 5, column 2”

Comment: Source identifies Sam Higley as the son of Dorwin Higley. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Wilma May Spear (1886 – 1967)

Married: 18 Jun 1906 in Blakeman, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (June 18th, 1906).

periodical-married-higley-spear-1906: "Married," report of wedding of Sam Higley and Wilma Spear; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1906 > 06 > 22” page 5; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 22 Jun 1906 (Friday), page 5, column 2”

Comment: Source includes date (June 18th [, 1906]) and location (Blakeman [, Rawlins County, Kansas]).

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Child: Erma Arabell Higley (1907 – 1997)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Maquon Township, Knox County, Illinois, United States

Residence: 1883 at , Butler County, Nebraska, United States

Residence: 1885 at , Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (farm laborer) 1 Jun 1900

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Celia Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 18 Jun 1906 at Beardsley, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 12 May 1907 at Beardsley, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 40, dwelling 154

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and location (Maquon Township, in the County of Knox, State of Illinois).

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (1883) and location (Butler county, Nebr.).

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (1885) and location (this county [Rawlins County, Kansas]).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (Farm Laborer).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Celia Township, County: Rawlins, State: Kansas).

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (June 18th, 1906) and location (their farm near Beardsley [, Kansas]).

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (12 May 1907) and location (Beardsley [, Kansas]).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Samuel may have been born in Herman, Knox County, and buried in Atwood Cemetery, Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas. [research-a-spear-family-history]

There exists a Find A Grave memorial (26054855) for Samuel, but the writing on the stone is almost impossible to read. Other members of his family also have memorials.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

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