Benjamin Higginbotham (1898 - 1974)

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Clendenin, Kanawha County, West Virginia

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Robert C Higginbotham

Robert C Higginbotham

Sargent Higginbotham's Children, Louisiana

Sargent Higginbotham's Children, Louisiana

Leo and Elmo Higginbotham, Louisiana

Leo and Elmo Higginbotham, Louisiana

Alice Higginbotham close up

Alice Higginbotham close up

Alice Octavia (Powers) Higginbotham, color

Alice Octavia (Powers) Higginbotham, color

Alice (Powers) Higginbotham

Alice (Powers) Higginbotham

Alice Octavia (Powers) Higginbotham

Alice Octavia (Powers) Higginbotham

Ernest Leith Higginbotham

Ernest Leith Higginbotham

Sergent Higginbotham Family

Sergent Higginbotham Family

Sergent Prentiss Higginbotham, Louisiana

Sergent Prentiss Higginbotham, Louisiana

Effie Bertella (Higginbotham) Guerin, Louisiana

Effie Bertella (Higginbotham) Guerin, Louisiana

The young greaser was 14 years old an his name was Shorpy Higginbotham

The young greaser was 14 years old an his name was Shorpy Higginbotham

The young greaser was 14 years old an his name was Shorpy Higginbotham

The young greaser was 14 years old an his name was Shorpy Higginbotham

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Lottie Howell Higginbotham Robert C Higginbotham Sargent Higginbotham's Children, Louisiana Leo and Elmo Higginbotham, Louisiana

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1898 - In the year that Benjamin Higginbotham was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1932 - He was 34 years old when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

1935 - Benjamin was 37 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

1946 - He was 48 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1974 - In the year of Benjamin Higginbotham's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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Benjamin Higginbotham passed away in November 1974 at 76 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Benjamin. He was born on September 7, 1898. We are unaware of information about Benjamin's family. We know that Benjamin Higginbotham had been residing in Clendenin, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

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