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Copied from The Shenandoah World, Shenandoah, Page County, IA, newspaper dated January 17, 1918:
C. W. Duke Accompanies Relative's Body to Farragut from Colo.
The remains of Solomon Higgins was taken to Farragut yesterday afternoon on the 2 o'clock train, having been brought from Fort Logan, Colorado, where he died Sunday night. C. W. Duke, with whom he made his home and at whose house Mr. Higgins died, accompanied the body to Farragut. The funeral is set for tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Christian church in Farragut provided the only living child, Mrs. Iva Haley, of Montana, can reach Farragut in time, otherwise it will be postponed until she comes. She is now on the road somewhere.
The deceased was 89 years old and was an old resident of Fremont county. His wife died many years ago and for the last few years, he has been making his home with Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Duke, being related to Mr. Duke. He was here and in Clarinda visiting only about six weeks ago.
Copied from The Shenandoah World newspaper of Shenandoah, Page County, IA, dated January 18, 1918:
OLD RESIDENT DIES IN DENVER
Sol Higgins' Body Brought Back for Burial at Farragut
Sol Higgins died at the home of his nephew, Clifford Duke, in Denver, Colo., Sunday evening, a stroke of paralysis being the cause of his death. The body was brought back to Farragut for burial and was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Duke. The funeral will be held at the Christian church in Farragut at 2 o'clock this afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. E. E. Lowe.
Mr. Higgins was born in England in 1831 and was 86 years old. His parents moved to America when he was 6 weeks old and located in Iowa City. After living in that city for a number of years, Mr. Higgins moved on a farm in Walnut Creek district west of this city where he lived for about thirty years. He moved back to Iowa City about seven years ago and last year went to Denver, Colo., to live with his nephew, Mr. Duke. His wife died about nine years ago and is buried in the Farragut cemetery. In 1910 he was remarried to Mrs. Fountain of River Junction, Ia. She is now making her home in Lone Tree, Iowa.
Mr. Higgins is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Will Haley of Perry, Mont., and the following grandchildren: Worth and Homer Carl, Roy Higgins, Mrs. Eugene Ripley and his nephew, Clifford Duke.
Copied from The Shenandoah Evening Sentinel of Shenandoah, Page County, IA, dated Thursday, July 27, 1939:
Roy Higgins, 57, died suddenly at his home this morning, 9 miles northwest of Shenandoah, around 8:30 o'clock.
Mr. Higgins was a time keeper on a WPA Project in the Anderson vicinity, and worked as usual Wednesday, although he had not been feeling well and suffered a heart attack this morning.
Mrs. Higgins got breakfast ready this morning calling her husband and he answered her; and calling him later, when he did not answer her, found him dying.
Mr. Higgins was born and raised on the same farm in Walnut Township, living his life there until last spring when he moved to a farm three miles west in Prairie Township.
Mr. Higgins was a prominent Elk, and held a life membership in the order.
Surviving are his widow and seven children: Roy, William and Robert, all at home; Rex Higgins, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Horace Sawyer of Shenandoah; Mrs. Richard Dehr and Mrs. Clyde Chambers of Los Angeles,
Calif.; his mother, Mrs. Rachel Higgins of Braddyville, and two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Ripley of Braddyville, IA., and Mrs. Floyd Bloom of Whittier, Calif.
Copied from The Shenandoah Evening Sentinel of Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa, of Monday, July 31, 1939:
Funeral services for Roy M. Higgins, born October 24, 1881, and who died July 27, 1939, were held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the Buntz Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. L. E. Ripley, pastor of the Methodist Church at Emerson, an old friend of the family. Interment was in the Farragut Cemetery.
..........Roy Mead Higgins, son of William Harland Higgins and Rachel Ross Higgins, was born October 24, 1881, in Walnut Township, Fremont County, Iowa, and departed from this life July 27, 1939, at the age of 57 years __ months and 3 days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rena Thomas Higgins;his mother, Mrs. Rachel Higgins; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Bloom of Montabello, Calif., and Mrs. Bernice Ripley of Braddyville; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marjorie) Dehr, Mrs. Clyde (Doris) Chambers, Jr. of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Horace (Mary) Sawyer of Shenandoah and four sons, Rex Higgins of Los Angeles, Californig, and Roy, Jr., William and Robert at home. Another son, Claude Higgins of Los Angeles, preceded his father in death on July 6, 1938.