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 Born On 09 Oct 2006  
 Updated: 20 Jul 2010
       The State of NEW MEXICO  USA

21 Jul 2010

Marcus Henry Higgins Sr

Marcus Henry Higgins, Sr., was born September 25, 1915 in Howe, Idaho to Marcus and Winona Higgins. When he was a boy the family moved to El Paso, Texas, then San Miguel, New Mexico where his father farmed. He graduated from Valley High School in Anthony, New Mexico in 1935.

Marcus, also known as Mark or Markie intermingled farming and law enforcement work for 14 years in New Mexico and Texas. He was constable in San Miguel for four years, a guard at the La Tuna Federal Prison, deputy sheriff, and motorcycle highway patrolman. In 1951 he moved his family to Elfrida, Arizona where he farmed until 1959 when he began driving truck in the Phelps Dodge open pit mine in Bisbee. After the pit closed in 1974 he drove truck for CTI and retired in 1980. He had several awards as a professional driver with no moving citations.

Marcus died June 16, 2010 at the Copper Queen Hospital after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Ethel; his sons, Mike and Pat; and his siblings, Ivan, Andrew, Leota, and Ethel Christine. He is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Phil and Audine Dieter of Vancouver, Washington, Arnold and Christine Menke of Bisbee, two daughters-in-law, Barbara Higgins of Prescott, Arizona, and Judi Phipps of Otis, Oregon, twelve grandchildren, Lynn, Jamie, Michelle, Lyndon, Jackie, Andy, Robert, Jon, Robin, Garry, Catherine, and Angela, thirty two great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren, many other relatives, neighbors, and friends.

Two memorial services will be held. The first will be Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in the Bisbee SDA church on Naco Highway. The second will be graveside in Mesquite, New Mexico at the Missionary Ridge Cemetery at 2 p.m. where he will be buried beside his wife, Ethel.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on June 25, 2010

1930; Census Place: San Miguel, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Roll 1394; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 20; Image: 1017 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Marcus L Higgins 46
Winona S Higgins 44
Marcus H Higgins 14
Ivan D Higgins 12
Lesta E Higgins 10
Andras E Higgins 8

Name Age
Marcus L Higgins 36
Winona S Higgins 33
Marcus H Higgins 4 3/12
Ivan D Higgins 2 6/12
Leota E Higgins 2/12
Elmer E Gilmore 49

World War I Draft Registration Cards
Name: Marcus Luther Higgins
County: Butte State: Idaho
Birth Date: 3 Oct 1884 Race: White


04 May 2008

Farmington Daily Times ,Farmington N.M. 04/04/2008 12:00:00 AM MDT

Leon Wesley Higgins April 4, 1925 - April 1, 2008

Leon Wesley Higgins, 82, of Aztec died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, in Aztec. He was born April 4, 1925, in Blanchard, Okla.

Leon moved to the state in 1943. He married Viola in 1954 in Las Cruces. Leon moved to San Juan County in 2003. He was employed previously as an auto mechanic for 45 years. He served in the Army.

Leon was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Higgins, in 2006; son Ricky Higgins in 1999; and three sisters and four brothers.

Survivors are sons, James White and wife, Mary, of Santa Fe; daughter, Teena Higgins of Aztec; sister, Debra Williams of Lindsay, Okla.; brother, ClodasHiggins of Portales; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at New Covenant United Methodist Church, conducted by Joe Morris and Rod Conover. Burial will follow at Mission Gardens of Memories in Clovis. 
Arrangements are with Alternative Choice, 804 N. Dustin Ave., Farmington; (505) 325-9611.


09 Oct  2006     updated 16 Jun 2009   link updated 14 Jun , 2009

Glenwood Cemetery Catron County, NM 

** Family Data courtesy of Sharon Linneer


HIGGINS Charles P. 12 Apr 1891 6 May 1950  Image of Marker

**(Charles Patrick Higgins) 12 Apr 1891 6 May 1950, husband of Isabel (Staynor) Higgins and son of Daniel O'Connor & Tomasita (Kelley) Higgins)

HIGGINS Charlotte M. Feb. 22, 1907 Jun. 16, 2000  Image of Marker

** (wife of Nicholas Henry Higgins, daughter of Perfecto & Petra (Romero) Martinez.)

HIGGINS Daniel O. 1869 1946  Image of marker

    1930; Census Place: Glenwood, Catron, New Mexico; Roll: 1392; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 1073 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Daniel Higgins 60
Tommie Higgins 55
Ruth Cutherpton 20
Vick Cutherpton 4

other Higgins' living nearby are
Name Age
Dannie Higgins 23
Ruth Higgins 19
Dannie Higgins 4
Mannie B Higgins 1
Bert Mc Laughlin 26
George Conner 19


Dan Hegins 51
Tomie Hegins 48
Melio H Hegins 21
Mamie Hegins 17
Daniel S Hegins 13
Ruthy Hegins 10
Flora Hegins 8

  (Daniel Higgins' parents were Patrick & Perfecta Higgins) 

Name Age
 Daniel Heggins 41
Tomiseta Heggins 40
Charlie P Heggins 19
Sarah C Heggins 14
Nicholas Heggins 11
Marry Heggins 8
Stephen D Heggins 3
Ruth H Heggins 3/12     

    (Has Mother, Perfecta Higgins, listed a few houses away)

Name Age
Daniel Higgins 31
Tomasita Higgins 30
Charles Higgins 9
Grover Higgins 7
Daniel Higgins 5
Sarah Higgins 3
Necolas Higgins 11/12

HIGGINS John Thomas 1885 1935   Image of Marker

*Death Cert. Feb.17, 1885 - Dec. 13, 1935-

**(husband of Sarah Christine (Tipton) and son of Patrick S. & Perfecta (Sanchez) Higgins)

HIGGINS Margory 1922 1924    No Image of Marker

HIGGINS Nicholas H. 1899 1952    Image of Marker

** (Nicholas Henry Higgins husband of Charlotte (Martinez) Higgins and son of Daniel O'Conner & Tomasita (Kelley) Higgins.)

- From the Webmaster -
1930; Census Place: Glenwood, Catron, New Mexico; Roll: 1392; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 1073    (No Image Available)
Name Age
Nick H Higgins 30
Charolett Higgins 23
Eline W Higgins 4

HIGGINS Ruth H. 1910 1935         Image of Marker

** (Ruth Helen Higgins daughter of Daniel O'Conner & Tomasita (Kelley) Higgins.)

HIGGINS Tomasita K. 1869 1933 Mother    Image of Marker  

** (Tomasita Kelley Higgins, wife of Daniel O'Conner Higgins and daughter of Patrick Henry & Felicita (Baca Fajardo) Kelley.)

Daniel Higgins' parents in 1880 Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Patrick HIGGENS Self M Male W 52 IRE Stock-Raiser & Farmer IRE IRE 
Perfecta HIGGENS Wife M Female W 30 NM Keeping House NM NM 
Daniel HIGGENS Son S Male W 12 NM At Home NM NM 
Virginia HIGGENA Dau S Female W 10 NM NM NM 
Mary HIGGENS Dau S Female W 8 NM NM NM 
Patrick HIGGENS Son S Male W 6 NM NM NM 
Florisse HIGGENS Dau S Female W 4 NM NM NM 
Andrea HIGGENS Son S Male W 2 NM NM NM 

Source Information:
Census Place Tularosa, Socorro, New Mexico 
Family History Library Film 1254804 NA Film Number T9-0804

Civil War pension records show Patrick Higgins received an invalid's pension August 17,1886 for his service in Company "B" 1st California Infantry. His widow, Perfecta Higgins received a widows pension October 20,1908. Widows pension filed for in New Mexico. 

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Socorro County New Mexico. 
Refers to his service as noted above. Lists nearest Post Office as Frisco N.M. Under notes, states 're-enlisted veteran".

His pension file notes his date of death as September 29,1908.

See more details on Patrick at
n-cw-1a-1.htm Soldier # 17

Sharon Linneer , a family member of Patrick & Perfecta Higgins line, adds these photographs.

Patrick & Perfecta Higgins & Family   (Large image, may take time to load)

Photographs of Eva Higgins' grave marker and plot at Middle Frisco Cemetery, Socorro, New Mexico. Eva was Patrick and Perfecta's daughter. Born June 19, 1910 and died February 17,1911

Other Catron County N.M. Cemetery listings

- Kelley Cemetery -
Location Description:
A small enclosed family plot located north of Glenwood, Catron, NM
4. Chas. D. HIGGINS   Image of Headstone
(Charles D. HIGGINS)
Sept. 28, 1914 Aug. 31, 1915
(Son of Charles Patrick & Isabel (Staynor) Higgins)

Information in parentheses from family sources.

Compiled by Sharon F. Linneer

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Source : Arizona Daily Sun, The - (Jan/30/2004)

Frank "Chico" R. Martinez died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004. He was 85.
He was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Reserve, N.M., to Perfecto and Petrita Martinez.

Mr. Martinez served in the United States Navy during World War II, with extensive service in the Pacific theater.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Erlinda; children Lucille (Joe) White, Robert "Frankie" R. (Trudy) Martinez, Steven Martinez, Patricia Martinez and Angelina Martinez, all of Flagstaff, and Phyllis (Mike) Cancino of Phoenix; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, younger brother Hermino Martinez, brother E.P. Martinez, sisters Natalia Griego and Charlotte Higgins, son Henry Martinez, daughter Nadine Martinez, and one grandson.

Rosary will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadelupe Church. Mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadelupe. Burial will be in the veterans' section of Citizens Cemetery. Military honors will by provided by the American Legion and V.F.W.

Norvel Owens Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.


W. Clive Higgins
Wednesday, September 3, 2008

W. Clive Higgins, 82 of Manila, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Manila Nursing Home in Manila. He was born June 8, 1926, in Glennwood, New Mexico, to the late Nick Higgins and Charlett Martinez. Mr. Higgins was a resident of Dyess, formerly of Luna New Mexico. He was an Army veteran of World War II, recipient of two bronze stars, loved gardening, woodworking and was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife of thirty two years, Ola Mae (Ainsworth ) Higgins of Dyess; three sons, Danny Higgins, Michael Higgins, and Pat Higgins all of Las Vegas, Nev,; Two daughters, Mona Virgilio of Palm Springs, Calif. and Bonnie Higgins of Las Vegas, Nev.; three step-daughters, Cathy Carter of Dyess, Norma Presley of Russellville, Ala., and De De Shannon of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Tommy Higgins of New Mexico; a sister, Flora Fullman of Silver City, New Mexico; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Higgins was preceded in death by his parents, two step-sons, Ray and Jerry Pittman.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Garden Point Cemetery in Etowah with Rev. George Brewer officiating. The family received visitors Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Faith Funeral Service in Manila.

Faith Funeral Service of Manila was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Carter, Tommy Carter, K.C. Carter, Tommy E. Carter, Wayne Wilbanks and Joey Shannon.

2009 The Town Crier

- Webmaster's Findings -

Social Security Death Index
Name: W. Clive Higgins
Last Residence: 72330 Dyess, Mississippi, Arkansas
Born: 8 Jun 1926 Died: 27 Aug 2008
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951)

Other area Cemeteries

Alma Cemetery

HIGGINS W. C. 1892 1923  Image of Marker

**(William Clive Higgins 2 Aug 1892 - 6 Nov 1923 husband of Beatrice (Diaz) Higgins and son of Daniel O'Conner & Tomasita (Kelley) Higgins). 

Middle Frisco Cemetery

Deluvina Higgins Romero born 24 May 1872 died 31 Aug 1937, wife of Manford Romero and daughter of Patrick S. & Perfecta (Sanchez) Higgins. Middle Frisco Cemetery, Socorro, New Mexico    Image of Marker

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico 

Higgins, Clotilda B, b. 1906, d. 1979, Sec. GOR
Higgins, Daniel L, b. 1910, d. 1991, Sec. GOR
Higgins, Howard , b. 1916 Oct 06, d. 1979 May 23, Sec. GON
Higgins, John P, b. 1937, d. 1997, Sec. GOR
Higgins, Lillian C, b. 1902, d. 1992, Sec. GC
Higgins, Mary F, b. 1913, d. 2001, Sec. GOR
Higgins, Reginald P, b. 1899, d. 1971, Sec. GOR
Higgins, Rose M, b. 1919, d. 1978, Sec. GON 

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