|Eliza J. Lowery Higgins|
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|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1920|
Kokomo Tribune- Friday,June 25, 1920
Mrs. Eliza J. Higgins, age 89 years and 28 days, widow of the late A. E. Higgins, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Williams, at Oakford Thursday evening at 6:45 o'clock after an illness of nine weeks. She is survived by the daughter, one brother, John Lowery of Lebanon, Indiana, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Zola Brown, Oakford; C. P. Berkeley, Port Huron, Michigan; J. Howard Higgins, Los Angeles, California. She was the mother of twelve children, all but one having preceded her to the great beyond. Her entire life had been spent in Indiana and for the last sixty-six years she had been a resident, of Oakford. The oldest member of the Fairfield Methodist church and a pioneer of Howard county, her acquaintances are numbered among, all of the older residents. She was one of the pioneers of central Indiana and had been able to view the transformation of the Hoosier state from a wooded wilderness with only winding trails for thoroughfares and oxcarts for vehicles of transportation to its present state of modernity. This accomplishment has been achieved in the span of a lifetime, but
only when it has reached over an unusual period of years which come to those whose simple manner of living begets longevity. Always contented to remain among the friends first met, there was never any desire to trade the worth of the country folk she knew for the uncertainties of new acquaintances and her life was spent as she wished it, simple and unaffected among the surroundings she had learned to love so well..
At her request, made a short time previous to the fatal illness, that no floral offerings be made when death came the relatives are going to grant that wish so far as possible.
The funeral services will, be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Williams,
in Oakford Saturday afternoon a t 2 o'clock, followed with burial in Randolph cemetery.
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