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 Earl Raymond Higginbotham

Earl Raymond Higginbotham

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 29 Oct 1967 (aged 51)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Lockeford, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Memorial ID 18685964 · View Source
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My maternal granduncle.

Earl Raymond Higginbotham b. 05 SEP 1916 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA; d. Sunday, 29 OCT 1967 San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA; buried: Harmony Grove Cemetery, Lockeford, San Joaquin Co., CA; m.#1 1940 (full date/place unknown); Alice (middle name unknown) Chambers b. 05 JUN 1921 Winton, Merced Co., CA d. 30 DEC 2008 Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA; buried: Wasco Memorial Park, Wasco, Kern Co., CA; two children; m.#2 (date/place unknown); Harriet (surname unknown); b. (date/place unknown); d. (date/place unknown); buried: (place unknown); No known issue.

NOTE: Earl and Alice moved to McFarland in 1945 to the Higginbotham family farm. They had two children (and subsequently five grandchildren).


EARL'S PARENTS: Bessie "Monnie" Evelyn (nee Dean) Price b. 11 AUG 1884 (town unknown), Alameda Co., CA; d. 21 JUL 1973 Soquel, Santa Cruz Co., CA; m. 08 NOV 1911 Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA; Enos "Pop" Marion Higginbotham b. 31 JAN 1881 Jenny Lind, Calaveras, Co., CA; d. 03 JUN 1978 Soquel, Santa Cruz Co., CA. Both buried: Harmony Grove Cemetery, Lockeford, San Joaquin Co., CA. They divorced prior to Monnie's death per her Last Will & Testament.


1) Marion Helene Higginbotham b. 01 SEP 1912 Winton, Merced Co., CA; d. Saturday, 6:37 p.m., 21 MAR 2009, at home, Soquel, Santa Cruz County, CA

2) James Marvin Higginbotham b. 01 NOV 1913 Atwater, Kern Co., CA; d. 11 OCT 2005 Delano, Kern Co., CA

3) Earl Raymond Higginbotham [SELF]

EARL'S HALF-SIBLING (from mother's first marriage):

1) Dorothy "Dodo" Evelyn Price b. 28 DEC 1903 Alameda Co., CA; d. 30 APR 2000 Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA.

EARL'S OBITUARY (California News Service; newspaper clipping) [names of survivors are removed]:


McFarland - Services for Earl Raymond Higginbotham, 51, World War II Air Force captain and longtime McFarland area farmer, who died Sunday in a San Francisco hospital, are slated for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the B.C. Wallace and Son Funeral Chapel, 520 North Sutter Street, Stockton. Burial will be in Harmony Grove Cemetery, an historic site near Lodi where his great-grandmother is also interred.

Mr. Higginbotham was born Sept. 5, 1916, in Los Angeles and came to McFarland as a youth in 1925 when his father, Enos M. Higginbotham, was named superintendent of the McFarland School District. He attended community schools, graduating from McFarland High School in 1933. A University of California alumnus, Mr. Higginbotham earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture in 1938.

His wartime service was during the years 1940 to 1946. He entered the air corps as a lieutenant and attained the rank of captain. Most of his service duty was in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.

Mr. Higginbotham was a member of the Lutheran Church in Delano, Delano Saddle Club and the Delano Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include the widow, Harriet; a son, [name removed] of McFarland; a daughter, [name removed] of Tehachapi; parents Bessie and Enos M. Higginbotham of McFarland and Santa Cruz; two sisters, Mrs. Marion Caldwell of Soquel and Mrs. Dorothy Lawson of La Crescenta; a brother, James Higginbotham of McFarland, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be [names removed].

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  • Created by: Kati McSweeney
  • Added: 30 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18685964
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Earl Raymond Higginbotham (5 Sep 1916–29 Oct 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18685964, citing Harmony Grove Cemetery, Lockeford, San Joaquin County, California, USA ; Maintained by Kati McSweeney (contributor 46899027) .