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Joseph HiggersonAge: 96 years18421939

Joseph Higgerson
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Birth December 18, 1842 49
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Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 3 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 14 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a fatherJames Joseph Higgerson
December 25, 1861 (Age 19 years)
Cause: Murdered
Note: Joseph Higgerson was a storekeeper at Turley Bridge on the Lamine River. On Christmas moring of 1861…
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 18 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 24 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 24 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 26 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death of a half-sisterAngeline Higgerson
before 1870 (Age 27 years)
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Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 35 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death of a half-brotherJames W Higgerson
June 5, 1880 (Age 37 years)

Death of a half-sisterJane Theresa Higgerson
April 24, 1894 (Age 51 years)

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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 55 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Death of a half-brotherCol. Christopher Columbus Higgerson
February 11, 1903 (Age 60 years)
Address: Near Boonville
Death of a half-sisterLucy Frances Higgerson
1907 (Age 64 years)

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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 73 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 74 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 75 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 86 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death February 11, 1939 (Age 96 years)
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Joseph Higgerson
Birth: December 18, 1842 49Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: February 11, 1939Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
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Marriage: December 1, 1824Madison, Virginia, United States
6 years
-3 years
18 months
Jane Theresa Higgerson
Birth: July 18, 1827 34 32Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States
Death: April 24, 1894
5 years
4 years

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