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Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
Thursday, November 19, 1925

OBITUARY ~ JAMES MATTHEW HIGGINS

James Matthew HIGGINS, oldest son of John and Ellen HIGGINS, was born in Rush County, Indiana, Feb. 11th, 1856, and departed this life at his home in Maloy, Iowa, Nov. 14th 1925, aged 69 years, 9 months, and 3 days. He came with his parents to Iowa when twenty-one years of age, and settled on the old HIGGINS place northeast of Maloy.

He was united in marriage to Loretta CRULL on Feb. 17th, 1886, to which union were born five children, two of whom preceded their father in death.

Mr. HIGGINS has spent his manhood in this and nearby communities, with the exception of four years when he resided in Missouri. He leaves a host of friends to attest to his good character and honesty.

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife; three children, Mrs. Pearl [Fay] YOUNKIN of Blockton, Frank HIGGINS and John HIGGINS of Bedford; ten grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. LEE of Boulder, Colo.; two brothers, Bart HIGGINS of Boulder, Colo., and Tom HIGGINS of Montana; besides other relatives and a host of friends.

The funeral services were held in Maloy Christian church on Monday, Nov. 16th, 1925, Rev. A. J. MATTHEWS officiating. Interment was in Platteville Cemetery [Taylor County].

Note: His name appears as Mathew J. HIGGINS on his gravestone.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2011

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