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Higley, Emery 1843-1885


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/11/2010 at 22:31:52

The Evening Sentinel
LeMars, Iowa, Monday Evening, November 30, 1885


Emery Higley, who for a long time has been connected with the Daily Globe of
this city, died very suddenly Sunday evening. Mr. Higley was his own worst
enemy, and while being a man of generous impulses and bright intellect, he
was given to the excessive use of intoxicants, and since Thanksgiving had
been drinking harder than usual, which fact no doubt aggravated a disease of
the heart from which he has suffered for years, and thus hastened his death.
The deceased and his family occupied upstairs rooms south of Diehlís drug
store. Sunday, Mr. Higday was pretty well under the influence of liquor, and
was induced by his wife to go with her to the boarding house, kept by their
brother-in-law, S. Martin, over Zimmermanís store on the corner of Sixth and
Eagle Streets. On arriving here Mr. Higley took a seat in the room which was
quite warm, and declined to remove his hat or overcoat. After being seated a
short time, he got up and started across the room, but fell to the floor in
a seeming spasm. He was assisted to a sofa, and to all appearances fell
asleep, groaning terribly and his face becoming of a purple hue. In a little
while the groans ceased, and on investigation it was found that his spirit
had departed, his death occurring about 8 oíclock. The funeral took place
this afternoon and was conducted by the G. A. R. of which order he was a

~Transcriber NOTE (1): This article has the surname spelled two ways, both
Higley and Higday.
~Transcriber NOTE (2): Per an online website it is documented that Emery
Higley is buried in the rural cemetery in Plymouth County, IA, with the
Wetrovsky-Mathwig family members in Lincoln Township. Emery Higley: Born 29
Jun 1843; Died 29 Nov 1885


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