William Preston HALL Basil Theodore HIGGS Elmer Stewart HALL Julia HALL Martha IRBY Mini tree diagram

Nola Fenton HALL5,3,1,2,3,6,7,8,9,4,10,11

23rd Aug 18951,2,3,4 - 21st Dec 19763,4

Life History

23rd Aug 1895

Born in Wayne County, West Virginia.1,2,3,4

18th Dec 1912

Married Basil Theodore HIGGS in Harrison, West Virginia.2

26th Feb 1952

Death of Basil Theodore HIGGS in Wood County, West Virginia.12,3

1976

Buried in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.3,4

21st Dec 1976

Died in Sampson County, North Carolina.3,4

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Wayne County, West Virginia, 7 June, CeredoVillage Ward 1, District 110, page 8B, Hse/Fam #148
    Hall, William Head W M Mar 1865  35 Married 6 years [mar abt 1894] WVTN TN Railroad Construction Rents
    Hall, Martha  Wife W F Aug 1875  21 Married 6 years 3 children/3living WV VA VA
    Hall, Nolie Dau W F Aug 1895  4 Single WV WV WV

    In 1912, Nola married Basil T Higgs, in Harrison County, WestVirginia.

    West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971
    Basil Theodore Higgs
    Age 26, Birth abt 1886
    Birth Place Marshall, West Virginia
    Ethnicity Canadian [?? it has just reported he was born in WestVirginia, and census reports both his parents were also]
    Father's Name L D Higgs
    Mother's name Sadie Higgs
    Spouse's Name Nola Fenton Hall
    Spouse Age 17
    Spouse Birth Place Wayne, West Virginia
    Marriage 18 Dec 1912 Harrison, West Virginia
    Spouse Father's Name W P Hall
    Spouse Mother's Name Martha Hall

    In the 1920 census, her brother Elmer was living with Nola and Basiland their three children.

    1920 Federal Census, Harrison County, West Virginia, 12 January,Clarksdale, District 155, page 18A, 655 Mulberry St, Hse #186, Fam#313
    Higgs, Basil T Head Rents M W 33 Married WV WV WV Railway BaggageMaster
    Higgs, Nola Wife F W 24 Married WV NC WV
    Higgs, Catherine Dau F W 6 Single WV WV WV
    Higgs, Margaret Dau F W 4yrs3mos Single WV WV WV
    Higgs, William E Son M W 6mos Single WV WV WV
    Hall, Elmer S Brother-in-law M W 21 Single WV NC WV No Occup

    The next year, Nola and Basil are reported living in Clarksburg, WestVirginia, also in Harrison County.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Clarksburg, West Virginia, City Directory, 1921, p 500
    Higgs Basil T (Nola F) bagagemn B&O h rear 655 Mulberry

    In 1924 I found Basil and Nola in the Parkersburg City Directory.Parkersburg is in Wood County, West Virginia.  There are some otherindividuals with the Higgs surname, whom I have not tried to enter orfurther identify.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Parkersburg, West Virginia, City Directory, 1924, p 503
    Higgs Basil T (Nola F) bgemn r 1119 Murdoch av

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Parkersburg, West Virginia, City Directory, 1932, p 299
    Higgs Basil T (Nola F) brkmn r 2312 Lynn

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Parkersburg, West Virginia, City Directory, 1940, p 262
    Higgs Basil T (Nola F) brkmn r 317 Lynn
    Higgs Virgina L student r 317 Lynn
    Higgs Wm E r 317 Lynn

    In 1948, there were several other individuals of the surname Higgs,whom I have not identified.  I have not tried to add the Higgs family.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Parkersburg, West Virginia, City Directory, 1948, p 407
    Higgs Basil T (Nola F) brkmn B&O h 317 Lynn
    - p 407 -
    Higgs Wm E r 317 Lynn

    Basil died in February 1952.  The listing in the city directory laterthat year reports Nola as his widow.  I see that her son William isagain listed in her household.  Notice that in this listing, the homeaddress has changed from 317 Lynn to 1317 Lynn.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Parkersburg, West Virginia, City Directory, 1952, p 407
    Higgs Nola F (wid Basil T) brkmn h 1317 Lynn
    Higgs Wm E r 1317 Lynn

    Nola was living in North Carolina at the time of her death.  Thisreport does say she was a resident of Sampson County.  This recordprovides some detail I have not found in any other public records orfamily genealogies.

    North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004
    Nola Fenton Higgs
    Widowed, Age 81
    Birth 23 Aug 1895
    Residence Sampson County
    Death 21 Dec 1976 Sampson County, North Carolina
    No Autopsy, Died in an Institution, Attended Physician
    Burial out of state

    Nola was buried in her previous longtime home of Parkersburg, WestVirginia.

    Nola Hall Higgs
    Birth 1895
    Death 1976
    Burial Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood County, WestVirginia
    Created by Grave Yard Ghost Apr 06, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #25779509,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Higgs&GSiman=1&GScid=158563&GRid=25779509&

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