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16 Feb 2012

December 9, 1919 - January 29, 2012
Luther Harold Higgins was born in Wynnewood, OK, on December 9, 1919, to Earve and Dora Jane Higgins. He married Jean Rose Tollison and had two children, John and JoAnn. Luke was a body man for over 40 years and retired from Jim Burke Ford in 1984. He served in the Navy in Okinawa during WWII.

Luke was preceded in death by his loving wife, daughter, four sisters, and three brothers. He is survived by his sisters, Ophelia, Louise, and Nola; son, John and wife, Patti Higgins; granddaughters, Julie, Holly, Tori and husband, Daniel Fabela;
grandsons, Sean and Tim; and great-grandsons, Joseph, River, Maleik, Bowen, and J.D.; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Lane. A chapel service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Optimal Hospice Care.

1930; Census Place: Leeper, Murray, Oklahoma; Roll: 4661230; Page: 7A; Image: 945
Name Age (No Image Available)

Earl C Higgins 44
Dora J Higgins 41
Lula F Higgins 21
Theordore M Higgins 19
Corbin C Higgins 16
Oleta Higgins 14
Pum Higgins 12
Luther Higgins 10
Ophela Higgins 9
Juanita Higgins 7
Thelma Higgins 5
Louise Higgins 4 5/12
Luana Higgins 68 [18]
Mike C Higgins 71 [11]

1930; Census Place: Wynnewood, Garvin, Oklahoma; Roll: 4661219; Page: 11A; Image: 1144
Name Age (No Image Available)

Mack C Higgins 73
Louan Higgins 68

1930; Census Place: Wynnewood, Garvin, Oklahoma; Roll: 4661219; Page: 12A; Image: 1146
Name Age (No Image Available)

Harley Higgins 41
Grace J Higgins 38
Joella Higgins 2/12

1920; Census Place: Coyle, Murray, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1475; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 87; Image: 612.
Name Age

Ervin C Higgins 34
Dora J Higgins 31
Lula F Higgins 11
Theodore M Higgins 8
Corbett C Higgins 6
Oleta O Higgins 4 6/12
Ervin H Higgins 2 2/12
Luther C Higgins 1/12

1910; Census Place: Coyle, Murray, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1262; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0201; Image: 1175
Name Age

Mac Higgins 51
Lew Higgins 47
Harley Higgins 24 [21]
Chester Higgins 12
Lala Higgins 8
Earl Higgins 24
Dara Higgins 22
Lula Higgins 1 8/12

California Death Index
Name: Chester M Higgins Sex: Male
Birth Date: 12 Dec 1897 Birthplace: Oklahoma
Death Date: 10 May 1976 Death Place: Riverside


07 Jan 2010

Source: The Phonographic magazine, Volume 17 By Jerome Bird Howard, Phonographic Institute - Published 1903


Image of Thomas A. Higgins

Thomas A. Higgins was born at Cedar Vale, Kansas, April 12, 1881. From there his family removed to Indiana, remaining at the latter place until the opening of Oklahoma, since which time they have been settled there. The son attended the public schools of Oklahoma Territory, and was graduated from the high school in 1897. During his last year at the high school he devoted his evenings to the study of Benn Pitman phonography at the Capital City Business College, Guthrie, continuing his studies until the latter part of 1897, when he was awarded a diploma.

The two following years were well spent in the law office of Dale & Bierer, Ex-chief Justice and Ex-associate Justice, respectively, of the supreme court of the territory. He was then appointed to the position of official reporter of the first judicial district of Oklahoma, under Chief Justice John H. Burford. Here his work (for he still holds the position) covers five counties, involving about seven and a half months of steady work in the district court 'during the year, and two months of work in the supreme court.

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Oklahoma Territorial Census
(No Image Available)
- Name: Ervinas Higgins Gender: Male Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1850 Birthplace: New York
Relationship: Head Family Number: 170 Race: White
City or Township: Guthrie County: Logan State: Oklahoma
Census Year: 1890 Years in US: 40 Line: 11

- Name: Margert Higgins Gender: Female Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1855 Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship: Wife Family Number: 170 Race: White
City or Township: Guthrie County: Logan State: Oklahoma
Census Year: 1890 Years in US: 35 Line: 12

- Name: Thomas A. Higgins Gender: Male
Age: 9 Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Kansas Relationship: Son
Family Number: 170 Race: White
City or Township: Guthrie County: Logan State: Oklahoma
Census Year: 1890 Years in US: 9 Line: 13

- Name: Higgins Gender: Female Birthplace: Kansas
Relationship: Daughter Family Number: 170 Race: White
City or Township: Guthrie County: Logan State: Oklahoma
Census Year: 1890 Line: 14

Not found in 1900 census

Name Age
Thomas A Higgins 29
Lena Higgins 30
Mildred L Higgins 2
Margrett E Higgins 4/12
Godfrey Koetsch 79

Name Age
Thos A Higgens 38
Lena Higgens 40
Mildred L Higgens 12
Margaret E Higgens 10
Alice Higgens 65

1930; Census Place: Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma; Roll 1925; Page: 29A; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 666 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Thomas Higgins 48
Mildred L Higgins 22
Margret E Higgins 20
Norton A Higgins 9


21 Mar 2008
Published February 28, 2008

Karroll Higgins
The Norman Transcript

A memorial service for Karroll Higgins, 87, will be
held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Norman's First Baptist
Church. Dr. Wade Smith will officiate.

Karroll died Friday, Feb. 22. He was born in Geary, OK
on Feb. 18, 1921, the son of Opal Shawver and Neb
Higgins and was reared in Tuttle. Valedictorian of
Rush Springs High School, he later graduated from
Oklahoma State University. During World War II while
serving in the Merchant Marines, he married Mary Ruth
Bradley. They celebrated their 65th anniversary on
Feb. 20.

On completion of his degree and his time in the
Merchant Marines, Karroll taught school for five years
at Roosevelt and Frederick, OK. He gave up teaching to
become a cattle ranch manager. For many years he
worked with cattle in Texas and Pennsylvania raising
several national champions. When he retired form the
cattle business in 1974, the Higgins family moved to
Norman and opened three retail stores.

Karroll was a man given many gifts, he used them all
to glorify God. He was inspired to write poetry with a
desire to lead others to become Christians. He also
had a deep concern for the Cowboy Ministry. He lived a
full and spirited life enjoying all of his experiences
and making friends wherever he went. His zest for life
was complimented by his sincere love for family,
friends and anyone he came in contact with.

A deacon in the First Baptist Church, he loved the
Lord and will be remembered as an encourager. An adult
Sunday School Department which grew strong while he
and his wife were the teachers in named in their

An avid sports fan and an ardent golfer who had a
hole-in-one on all three Norman courses, he took great
pleasure in observing his grandchildren's
accomplishments. He was a man who taught life lessons
to all ages from his peers to his youngest

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother,
N.C. Higgins and a son, James Karroll Higgins.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth of the home; two
daughters and their families, Becky and Thomas Leon,
Norman, and Susan and Dr. Ted Wallace, Starkville,
Miss.; grandchildren include Monica Leon Boyd and her
husband, Deren of Norman, T.J. Leon and his wife Quinn
of Columbia, Mo., Stephanie Wallace and her fianc?
Alan Mumbower, Katie Wallace, Sarah Wallace and Trey
Wallace, all of Starkville; and great-grandchildren,
Breyden Boyd, Brody Boyd and Behrett Boyd, all of

Memorial donations may be made in Karroll's name to
further the Missions Programs at First Baptist Church,
211 W. Comanche St., Norman, OK 73069.

Submitted by family

© 2008, The Norman Transcript
P.O. Drawer 1058, Norman, OK 73070

1930; Census Place: Econtuchka, Seminole, Oklahoma;
Roll: 1930; Page: 24B; Enumeration District: 5; Image:
162 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Neb C Higgins 33
Opal J Higgins 30
Karral Higgins 9
26 Dec 2007

Buell T. "Bill" Higgins - Seattle Times, The - (Jan/16/2004)
Higgins, Buell T. "Bill"

Buell "Bill" T. HIGGINS Born February 18, 1918 in Lamar, Oklahoma. Died Jan. 13th, 2004 in Seattle of Cancer. He attended school in Lamar and graduated from Moss High School in 1936. Later attended Oklahoma University and in 1940 (World War II) was drafted into the United States Air Force. He went to the Air Force Cadet school for flying. On graduation he taught Pilots to fly the B-17, later Bill went on to fly the B-29 heavy bomber as Captain and was stationed on Tinian Island in the South Pacific. He flew 36 missions over Japan during 1945. After the war he moved to Seattle and worked for PNB and US West Telephone Company for 35 years, retiring in 1981. Bill was an active member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod at Maltby, WA. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Trudy, daughter Loraine Higgins of Bothell, WA.; son John and daughter-in-law Claudia of Carnation, WA., granddaughter Sarah/Ben Kelm of Bozeman, Montana, grandson Mitchell Higgins of Woodinville, WA. granddaughter Laura Higgins of Carnation. A sister Lucy Little of Chickasha, OK. Also numerous nieces and nephews. If you wish, memorials to Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave N. Suite #300, Seattle, or 911 Medics in Northgate area or Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Maltby, WA. Viewing will be Monday, one hour prior to the service. Funeral Services will be conducted by Pastor Kerry Reese, January 19th, 2004 at 10am at Evergreen-Washelli Chapel, 11111 Aurora Ave. N. Seattle. Published in print on 1/15/2004.

1930; Census Place: Wetumka, Hughes, Oklahoma; Roll: 1907; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 8
(No Image Available)
Name                 Age
Maggie L Higgins 45
Buel T Higgins     12
Ima L Higgins        9

    Image 1 2
Name                Age
John F Higgins    38
Maggie Higgins    37
Amanda Higgins  15
Eugene Higgins   13
Birtha Higgins      8
Gladis Higgins      6
Buel Higgins         1 9/12

Name                Age
John Higgins       27
Maggie Higgins    27
Amander Higgins  5
Eugene Higgins     3



Linda Lomenick, 63, of Stillwater, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, in her home, with her family at her side, following a courageous battle with cancer. 

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Strode Chapel with Terry Tharp, pastor of the Good News Community Church in Perkins, officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Garden, located south of Stillwater. Services are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

She was born Sept. 11, 1941, in Crescent to James W. and Grace (Long) Higgins. She worked at Oklahoma State University for over 35 years, mostly as a telephone operator. 

Lomenick was an avid bowler and participated in numerous leagues at Frontier Lanes. 

In addition to the many state tournaments she participated in, she also bowled in several national tournaments around the country. She was also a state officer in the Oklahoma Women's Bowling Association, Inc., serving as a director. Locally, she was a longtime secretary for some of the leagues. 

She enjoyed watching football and basketball, especially when the Oklahoma State Cowboys were on television. Her other enjoyments included cookouts and playing cards with her family and traveling. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and watching her grandchildren participate in their activities. 

Her parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. 

In addition to her husband, Jim, of the home, she is survived by two sons, Rick Lomenick and wife, Renae, of Perkins and Ron Lomenick and wife, Lori, of Perry; two daughters, Rhonda Anderson and husband, Mark, of Perkins and Becky Lomenick and fiance, Jeff Blocker; eight grandchildren, Wil Anderson, Savannah Anderson, Krystal Lomenick, Kyle Lomenick, Jordan Lomenick, Casey Lomenick, Cooper Lomenick and John Bode; three sisters, Zelma Fisher, Viola Dicus and Cora Sutton, all of Stillwater; one aunt, Inez Blasier, of Stillwater as well as several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. 

Pallbearers are Clem White, Gordon White, Scott Lowery, Bill Lowery, Bobby Blair and Scrub Dollins. Honorary pallbearers will be her four grandsons. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Judith Karman Hospice in Stillwater or to the Good News Community Church Building Fund in Perkins. 

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via our website at 
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A list of the officers who served at Fort Gibson
during the period 1824-1857, arranged in the
approximate order of their arrival at the post.
Added 08 February 2002

HIGGINS, Thadeus --- B. - Pa.; A. - USMA 1840 (#1037);
Ft. G. - 2nd Lt., 4th Inf. 1842; 
D. - Sept. 12, 1845
      near Corpus Christi, Texas (Age 28)

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Greer County, Oklahoma, 
Marriage License 1901-1930 Grooms Index 
Higgins Marion Earl Luttrell Hattie 03/24/1928 11 295
Higgins Earnest Long Lula 09/27/1913 6A 580
Higgins Delbert Barnes Ora 01/07/1928 11 250
Higgins Walter Lewis Garrett Lola 03/30/1925 10 116
Higgins William M. McAlexander Minnie B. 01/06/1905 2 590
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Ellis Co. OK - Death Records


HIGGINS, MAY M. ------21 MAY

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1920 McIntosh County Oklahoma Census
Added 09 February 2002

Surname Given Name pg ln hs:fam ED
HIGGINS Delila 31 66 243:246 39
HIGGINS Earl 28 46 185:186 39
HIGGINS Elisha 28 43 185:186 39
HIGGINS Fannie 28 44 185:186 39
HIGGINS Frankie 163 75 126:129 48
HIGGINS Iola 163 73 126:129 48
HIGGINS Joel 28 47 185:186 39
HIGGINS McElby 28 48 185:186 39
HIGGINS Ora 163 74 126:129 48
HIGGINS Thomas 31 65 243:246 39
HIGGINS Willie 28 45 185:186 39
HIGGINS Zenobia 163 72 126:129 48

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Higgins, Oklahoma
Added 09 February 2002
Formerly Caminet. In western Latimer County, 6 miles southeast of Hartshorne, Pittsburg Co. Post office name changed to Higgins, May 28, 1903 and discontinued December 31, 1913. 
Named for R. W. Higgins, territorial jurist. 

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USA Track & Field
Added 09 February 2002

RALPH HIGGINS COACH (Inducted 1982) 

Born May 22, 1902, Fort Cobb, Okla. Died September 13, 1993. 

The track coach at Oklahoma State University for 32 years, Ralph Higgins was on the Olympic staff in 1956 and 1960 and developed such top athletes as Olympian J.W. Mashburn, outstanding pole vaulters Jim Graham, George Davies and Aubrey Dooley and miler Tom Von Ruden. 

Higgins graduated from Oklahoma State in 1925 (then Oklahoma A&M) after a sports career that saw him compete in football, basketball and track, winning the Southwest Conference 100 and 440 titles in the latter sport. He became OSU's head track coach in 1935 and his teams won many titles, including 17-straight Missouri Valley Conference team championships when the school was in that league. His 1954 cross country team won the national collegiate title and his 1965 indoor track team was second at the national collegiate championships. After leaving OSU , he helped coach the U.S. Army track team. 

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