New York Obituaries
Oneida Dispatch 09/18/1868
Sands Higinbotham (1790-1868) NY
The Late Sands Higinbotham. --- To the many friends of the late Sands it will be a satisfaction to recall, or to learn, some of the principal incidents of his life. He was born in March, 1790, in the County of Rensselaer, in this State, and a few years afterward removed with his parents to Central New York. In his youth he went to Utica (at that time a small village,) to reside in the family of his half brother, the first Watts Sherman, who was several years his senior. He spent the period of his residence there; first as an attendant of one of the schools, and then as a clerk in the store of Mr. Sherman; and some are now living in Utica, who still have pleasant memories of him in those days of his boyhood and youth. From Utica, in the year 1810, when he was twenty years of age, he went to Vernon to reside, and there commenced business for himself as a merchant. During his twenty-four years' residence in Vernon, he was known as an honorable and prosperous merchant, and as a wise and conscientious man, whom all esteemed. During this time, also, he became acquainted quite extensively with the leading minds, not only of his own County of Oneida, but of the State; and in many instances the friendships then formed were severed only by death. Many men now living will remember him at this portion of his life, with the greatest respect and affection. About the year 1830, he purchased several hundred acres of land where now is located the embryo city of Oneida, and in the autumn of 1834, he took up his residence upon it. In 1837, the Syracuse and Utica Railroad Company located their railroad across his farm, and made one of their important stations there. In July, 1839, the cars commenced to run; and from that date, under the fostering care of Mr. Higinbotham, the village of Oneida has steadily grown and improved, from year to year, without drawback or change, except to a greater and more rapid improvement as time went on. Here, in the last thirty-four years, (a generation in itself,) the crowning work of his life was done. His strict integrity, his sound sense, his genial spirit, his large heart, were elements of attraction which drew around him a circle, not only of citizens and business men, but of friends. Religion, good morals, education, all received the fullest aid in his power to give; and everything that was of interest to Oneida, also interested him. As his reward, he has lived to see his cherished home become one of the most thriving and beautiful villages of Central New York. Although always feeling an earnest interest in the politics of the country, and in his early years taking an active part in the movements of parties, he yet constantly and steadily refused to accept any political office or nomination. He was, however, a Trustee of Hamilton College for the last thirty years of his life, and until very recently continued his regular attendance at all meetings of the Board, giving them the benefit of his ripe counsel and great experience. For the last two years his growing infirmities made it necessary for him to retire from active labor; and now, in the evening of his busy life, his work being done, he has peacefully gone to his rest; the honored patriarch, the much loved husband, father, neighbor, friend.
The New York Times 02/16/1908
Annie E. Hickinbottom (????-1908) NY
Hickinbottom-At her home, Amityville, L.I., on Friday Feb. 14, 1908, Annie E. Hickinbottom, widow of the late Alfred Hickinbottom. Services at her late residence Sunday, Feb. 16, 1908, at 2:30 p.m.. Interment in Pennsylvania at the convenience of the family.
The Syracuse Herald 06/08/1915
E. Gaston Higginbotham (????-1915) NY
Strange Career of Former Magistrate Higginbotham of
Lived Among Derelicts
Resigned From Bench in 1910 and Dropped From
New York, June 8-Just a few moments after being reconciled with his wife and three children from whom he had separated in 1911, former Magistrate E. Gaston Higginbotham of Brooklyn died in the charity ward of St. Mary’s hospital there.
Not until half an hour before his death today did the attendants know his identity. When they told him his case was hopeless, he told his real name and sent for his wife.
She came with their children and a reconciliation followed. Then Higginbotham died.
His passing marked the end of one of the strangest and most
inexplicable careers in
Higginbotham was appointed to the bench in 1901 and resigned in 1910. In 1909 he was accused of misappropriating $500 bail money. A few days later the money was found in his desk, where his secretary had placed it without Higginbotham’s knowledge. In 1910 Mary O. Hickey, 19, accused the magistrate of attacking her. The charge was dismissed. In 1911, when the man broke with his family, his adopted daughter accused him of misappropriating funds of her $20,000 estate. A new guardian was appointed.
Bridgeport (CT) Telegram 04/19/1919
Harlow Niles Higginbotham (1838-1919) NY
HARLOW N. HIGGINBOTHAM IS KILLED IN
Mr. Higginbotham and his daughter, Mrs. R. P. Crane, had been guests for the past two weeks at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. He was crossing Madison avenue when he was knocked down by an automobile.
Canandaigua (NY) Daily Messenger 01/11/1937
William Adsit Higinbotham (1852-1937) NY
Death Takes William A. Higinbotham, Many Years Leading Banker
Well known in Canandaigua, Victor and throughout the county, William A. Higinbotham, 84, banker, church and civic leader for 52 years, died suddenly at his home in Victor Saturday night following a brief illness. As late as the middle of the past week, he was able to drive to and from business.
Commenting today on Mr. Higinbotham’s many affiliations in the county, George W. Hamlin, president of the Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Company, said that Mr. Higinbotham was one of the original stockholders of the local bank and was elected to the Board of Directors Jan. 8, 1895.
It was after the death of Mr. Hamlin’s father, Frank H. Hamlin, that Mr. Higinbotham was elected chairman of the Board of Directors in 1926, a position he held until his death. Mr. Hamlin also recalled that it had been his father who helped finance the establishment by Mr. Higinbotham and Hiram T. Parmele of the State Bank of Victor. It was Mr. Higinbotham, the late Frank H. Hamlin and Mr. Parmele and other stockholders, Mr. Hamlin said, who established the Canandaigua National Bank Dec. 1, 1887.
In Victor, a partnership with the late Marvin A. Wilbur was formed and the Victor Bank became Higinbotham & Wilbur. This partnership lasted for 12 years and with the withdrawal of Mr. Wilbur the concern became W.A. Higinbotham Bankers, to be later known as W. A. Higinbotham & Company. In 1921 it became the State Bank of Victor.
For many years vice-president of the Canandaigua National Bank and chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Higinbotham also was a member of the Board of Education of Victor, served on the Ontario County Republican Committee and for over 40 years had been an elder of the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Higinbotham was born in
Mr. Higinbotham in 1878 married Miss Anna Beach Hamlin,
daughter of Henry W. and Sybil Sears Hamlin, whose
Funeral services will be from the Victor Presbyterian Church
tomorrow at 2 o’clock, the Rev. George Van Artadalen, pastor, officiating.
Bearers will be the following grandsons: William A. Higinbotham, of Cornell,
Robert H. of
The Troy (NY) Time Record 12/27/1949
Francis Leonard Higginbottom (ca1901-1949) NY
The funeral of Francis Leonard Higginbottom, a former resident
Kingsport (TN) Times 01/22/1954
Ruth Price Higginbotham (ca1916-1954) TN/NY
The body of Mrs. Ruth Higginbotham, 37, of Riverhead, N.Y.,
who died Tuesday at her home of a heart attack, will arrive in
The body will then be taken directly to
Survivors include her husband, Sgt. G. W. Higginbotham, with the US Army at Suffolk County Air Base, Riverhead, N.Y.; five brothers, Troy M. Price of Kingsport, Tam B. Price of Brooklyn, W.H. Price of New Albany, Ind., Thomas W. and Charles J. Price of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Hall of Hampton, Va., Mrs. Paul Onkoniz and Mrs. Henry Maupin of Kingsport.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge.
The Holland (MI) Evening Sentinel 09/27/1957
Annie Hickinbottom Mills (1864-1957) NY
Scarsdale, N.Y.-Mrs. Annie Hickinbottom Mills, 93, dean emeritus of Hunter College, died Wednesday.
Oshkosh (WI) Daily Northwestern 06/12/1958
Dr. Samuel Higginbottom (1874-1958) England/NY
Port Washington, N.Y.-Dr. Sam Higginbottom, who served as moderator of the Presbyterian Church in he United States in 1939-40, died here Wednesday. He was 83. The clergyman won fame as a missionary to India, where he served for a time as president of the Allahabad Christian College. He founded and headed the Allahabad Agricultural institute.
The (Canandaigua) Daily Messenger 08/28/1961
Harry H. Higginbotham (1893-1961) NY
Harry H. Higginbotham, 67, of
A native of
Mr. Higginbotham had been employed at the Canandaigua Veterans
hospital as purchasing agent, retiring Feb. 28, 1958 after 40 years of service
in the Canandaigua and
He was a member of Canandaigua Elks Club, the Charles H.
Titles Lodge IOOF, of
He is survived by his wife, Ethel, whom he married 39 years
ago; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Gola and a grandson, Dennis Gola of Canandaigua; a
brother and a sister in
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the John C. Johnson Funeral
Home where the Elks Club will hold a service tonight at 7:30. The Merrill Hose
Co. will hold a service at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2
p.m., the Rev. Harold D. Avery, rector of St. Johns Episcopal Church, will
officiate. Interment will be in
The Canandaigua Daily Messenger 02/04/1964
Ethel E. Higginbotham (ca1896-1964) NY/FL
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. H. H. Higginbotham in Largo, Fla., Jan. 30, 1964. Mrs. Higginbotham died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward (Joyce) Gola. She was the widow of H.H. Higginbotham, retired chief of supply services at the Veterans Hospital here for several years.
Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery.
The (Syracuse) Post-Standard 03/13/1965
Mrs. Lina R. White Higginbotham (1879-1965) NY
Watertown-Services for Mrs. Lina Higginbotham, 86, formerly of this city, who died Friday afternoon in an Ogdensburg hospital, will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Cummings Funeral Home, Watertown, and at 9 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Burial will be in the spring in St. Marys Cemetery, Canton. Friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The Canandaigua Daily Messenger 07/21/1972
Anne Higinbotham Outterson (1887-1972) NY
Mrs. Anne Outterson, 85, died Tuesday. Formerly of Victor,
she lived at
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Higginbotham of Victor and had resided with her parents for many years.
An accomplished violinist who played with the predecessor of the Rochester Civic Orchestra, she was also past president of the Rochester Presbyterial and an active member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Caledonia.
She is survived by a son, the Rev. Hugh Outterson, who is
A funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian
Church of Caledonia on Sunday at 2 p.m. followed by burial in
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of a favorite charity.
Great Bend (KS) Tribune 05/29/1973
Jay Cee Higginbotham (1906-1973) NY
New York-Jay Cee Higginbotham, 67, jazz trombonist of the 30s and 40s who played with Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson and other Jazz greats, died Saturday. He composed "Give Me our Telephone Number," "Swing Out," and "Higginbotham Blues."
The (Syracuse) Post Standard 06/22/1974
Earle Henry Higginbotham (1900-1974) IL/NY
Earle H. Higginbotham, 73, of
A native of
He was a member of the International Bible Students.
Surviving are his wife, Caroline; a son, William J. of
Clay; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Munhall of
Arrangements for services will be announced. Burial will be
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at
Sears-Middleton Funeral Home,
The Wellsboro (PA) Gazette 07/10/1985
Carrie Mae Higginbottom Cooper (1908-1985) AR/NY
Mrs. Carrie Mae Cooper, 76, of Campbell RD 2, N.Y., died Tuesday, July 2, 1985, in Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro.
Born Nov. 19, 1908, at Hoxie, Ark., she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Hickumbottom.
She retired as a legal secretary at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Surviving are nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Friday, July 5, at Rest Haven Park, Glendale, Ariz.
Syracuse Herald Journal 02/18/1992
Caroline Whyte Higginbotham (1905-1992) MN/NY
Caroline Higginbotham, 86, formerly of
A native of
Surviving are a son, William of Brewerton; and three grandchildren.
Services will be private. Burial will be in
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation.
Syracuse Herald Journal 11/25/1999
William John Higginbotham (1935-1999) NY
William J. Higginbotham, 64, of
A native of
Survivors: his wife of 40 years, the former Marlene Compo; two daughters, Kim Higginbotham of Manlius and Kelly Farley of Brewerton; a son, Scott of Baldwinsville; two brothers, Richard Taylor of Syracuse and Rollie Taylor of Honeoye Falls; two grandsons.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kruegar Funeral Home. Burial,
Our Lady of
Contributions: Brewerton Volunteer Fire Department Station 1,
Albany Times Union 08/02/2007
Charles Higginbotham Sr. (1929-2007) NY
ALBANY Charles Higginbotham Sr., July 29, 2007 at Julie Blair Nursing Home. Funeral service Friday 11 a.m. at Garland Brothers Funeral Home, 75 Clinton Ave. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10-11 a.m.
Syracuse Post Standard 12/02/2008
Susan J. Lindsey Higginbotham (1950-2008) NY
November 29, 2008 Susan J. Higginbotham, 58, of Liverpool, passed away Saturday following an automobile accident. She was born on Wellesley Island and lived in Liverpool most of her life. Susan received her bachelor's degree from University of Buffalo and her master's degree from Syracuse University. She taught business education at C. W. Baker High School, Baldwinsville, for over 35 years, retiring this past year. She was currently a House Director at Kappa Kappa Gamma at Syracuse University. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Fineview. Susan was predeceased by her husband, Hershel R. Higginbotham. Survivors: two daughters, Carrie Higginbotham of Baldwinsville and Lindsay Higginbotham of Liverpool; a stepson, Ray Higginbotham Jr. of Memphis, TN; her mother, Jean Lindsey of Wellesley Island; her twin sister, Sally Hartman of Liverpool and sister, Carol Barton of Clayton; a brother, Douglas Lindsey of Stewartstown, PA; a granddaughter, Mariah Ellithorpe of Baldwinsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins Calling hours will be 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2008, at Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St., Baldwinsville. Private services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mariah Ellithorpe's College Fund, c/o James Barton, 17208 Barton Lane, Clayton, NY 13624 Falardeau Funeral Home.
Ithaca Journal 05/25/2011
Susan J. Higginbotham (1953-2011) NY
Higginbotham, Susan 1953-2011: Susan passed away peacefully on May 22nd, 2011 and will be very much missed by many loving friends and family. She is survived by her husband John Stetch. Born in Brooklyn on November 29, 1953, Susan graduated from the High School of the Performing Arts (Fame!) in New York, and subsequently from The Joffrey School of Ballet. Multi-talented, she later studied acting with the legendary Lee Strasberg (of the Godfather), and also trained to be a guitar-playing country singer songwriter which resulted in a hit single at a Tennessee radio station in the 80's. She eventually settled in Jacksonville, Florida to take care of her parents and worked for the local PBS station for several years. Her love for jazz music resulted in meeting pianist John Stetch in 1998. They married soon after, and she became a manager of several jazz musicians' careers while living in Brooklyn and eventually Ithaca. To those who knew Susan, she was a ray of sunshine who was boldly expressive, had an enormous compassion for animals, and a great appreciation for the arts, including her own more recent pursuit of writing and photography. In recent years, she worked as Marketing Director for Snow Lion Publications and became an active member of the Tibetan Buddhist community. May her sweet soul live on. In lieu of flowers, Susan would have appreciated that any donation be made to: Farm Sanctuary, P.O. Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
Saratoga Springs, New York 08/26/2011
Bertram R. Higginbotham (1941-2011) NY
December 22, 1941 - August 25, 2011
Bertram was born on December 22, 1941 and passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011. Bertram was a resident of Saratoga Springs, New York.
Erma Fay Higginbotham Schlick (1925-2012) WV/NY
SCHLICK, Erma Fay Was born September 23, 1925 in Charleston, WV the daughter of the late Jesse and Blanche (McGrew) Higginbotham. She went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 86. Her brothers, James, Robert, and Ray, and sister Marie preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Lewis E. Schlick; daughter, Glori (Charles) Cole of Sunbury, PA; son, Thomas Schlick of Vestal, NY; grandchildren, Jeannette (Paul) Brosious, Julie (Jason) Fikkert, Jodi Cole and Jeff Cole; great grandchildren, Emmalyn, Paul and Curtis Brosious; Megan and Justin Fikkert; sister, Florence Marsh. Fay enjoyed her family, church and her oil painting art work. Family and friends are invited to call at the Maple Avenue Baptist Church 1548 Maple Ave. Elmira, NY on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. A Memorial Service honoring Fay's life will follow the visitation at 2 PM. Interment will take place at a later date in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
Buffalo News 04/23/2014
Norma P. Stelman Higginbotham (1931-2014) NY
April 30, 1931 - April 19, 2014
HIGGINBOTHAM - Norma P. (nee Stelman) April 19, 2014, beloved wife of the late John G. Higginbotham; dearest mother of Patricia (Michael) Sorrentino and the late John J. (Linda) Higginbotham; dear grandmother of Sarah, Michael, Zachary and Joshua. Family will be present to receive relatives and friends on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the MELVIN J. SLIWINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 85 George Urban Blvd., (west of Harlem Rd.). A Celebration of Norma's Life will be held on Friday at the World Prayer Tower of Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, 3210 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, at 10 AM. (Please assemble at church). Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. Norma was an alumna of Rosary Hill College.