Maine & Tennessee, USA
This tree stays in the United States of America.
The Higgins' are from New England, specifically the state of Maine, and
the Cole's are from the South, Tennessee and North Carolina.
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b: 1913 ME
m: 6 Jun 1943 FL
HIGGINS, Dwight Lamar
b: 24 Dec 1876 Farmingdale, Kennebec, ME
m: 14 Oct 1908 ME
d: 5 Mar 1948 ME
b: 20 Jan 1844 Hallowell, Kennebec,
RICE, Sara Elizebath
b: 6 Dec 1845 Hallowell, Kennebec,
d: 19 Jul 1924 ME
PURINTON, Bertha May
b: 25 Jul 1885 Litchfield Corners, Kennebec, ME
d: 18 Jul 1972 Wiscasset, Lincoln, ME
PURINTON, Winfield Scott
b: 1 Feb 1848 Bowdoin, Kennebec, ME
GOODWIN, Ada F.
b: 4 Mar 1856 Litchfield Corners, Kennebec, ME
b: 1921 TN
COLE, Sidney Lemuel
b: 26 Jun 1869 Gibson, TN
m: 1892 Gibson, TN
d: 1936 TN
COLE, James Monroe
b: 8 Sep 1844 TN
m: 24 Aug 1865 Gibson, TN
d: 13 Mar 1930 Milan, Gibson, TN
b: 1842 Benton, TN
d: 13 Apr 1923 Humboldt, Gibson, TN
BOYD, Geneva Inez
b: 29 Nov 1875 Gibson, TN
d: ~1946 TN
BOYD, Joseph Franklin
b: ~1850 MS
m: 1875 Gibson, TN
d: Aft 1920 Gibson, TN
FERGUSON, Mary Elizabeth "Mollie"
b: ~1857 Gibson, TN
d: Aft 1920 Gibson, TN
Bob & Del Higgins' Children
Robert Gage Higgins married Maydelle Cole while both were in the service
during World War II. Bob was in the Air Force, and Del was a nurse.
Being in the military, they travelled frequently, mostly in the United
States, but also in Okinawa, Japan. They had nine granddaughters!
Barbara Ann Higgins: born 1944 in Florida; married Kit Paul
Carson and had three daughters, Stephanie, Tamara, and Brandi.
Robert Gage Higgins, Jr.: born 1945 in Tennessee; Chip married
Leslie Ann Pickett and had two daughters, Brittany and Kimberly.
Sandra Higgins: born 1951 in Georgia; married David Bernard
Farrington and had one daughter, Tayla.
John Scott Higgins: born 1954 in Texas; married Gail Ann Fessenden
and had three daugthers, Lindsey, Kellie, and Jenna.
Dwight & Bertha Higgins' Children
Dwight Lamar Higgins married Bertha May Purinton and had two sons in
Augusta, Kennebec, Maine.
Richard Fernald Higgins: born 10 Aug 1910 in Augusta, Maine;
married Doretta Lindenberg and had two children, Carol and Richard Jr.
Dick died 9 Nov 2001 in Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine.
Robert Gage Higgins: born 1913 in Maine.
Sidney & Inez Cole's Children
Claude Harris Cole: born 29 Oct 1894 in Gibson County, Tennessee;
married Flossie Davis in 1917 and had a son, Adrian; married Gracie Drinkard
in 1922 and had three children, Frankie Wynona, Claude Harris, and Sidney
Lester; died May 1973 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
Ira Caldwell Cole: born 29 May 1899 in Gibson County, Tennessee;
married Latta Mai Canada in 1919 and had two children, James Franklin and
Ruby Frances; died Nov 1979 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
Ila Marie Cole: born 22 Jan 1901 in Gibson County, Tennessee;
married Robert Quincy Foust in 1919 and had three children, Paul Mertice,
Ila Mae, and Robert Cole
Bessie Laverne Cole: born 1903 in Tennessee; married Horace
Lindsey Tipton and had two children, Horace Lindsey and Beulah Inez.
Sidney Boyd Cole: born 22 Oct 1906 in Gibson County, Tennessee;
married Sarah House in 1926 and had two children, Ira Wayne and Sarah Anne;
died 4 Feb 1978 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
Sara Nelle Cole: born 9 Aug 1910 in Gibson County, Tennessee;
married Sam Marion Golden and had two daughters, Katrina Lee and Linda
Nelle; died 25 Jun 2001 Waco, Texas; buried in Memphis.
Maydelle Cole: born 1921 in Tennessee.
Sidney Lemuel Cole married Geneva Inez Boyd and had their children
in Gibson County, Tennessee.
Winfield & Ada Purinton's Children
Bertha May Purinton: born 25 Jul 1885
in Litchfield Corners, Maine.
Winfield Scott Purinton married Ada F. Goodwin and it is unknown
how many children they had.