Willis Orrin Higby

Male 1905 - 1969  (64 years)


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  • Name Willis Orrin Higby 
    Born 13 May 1905  Turin, Lewis, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jun 1969 
    Person ID I25843  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Edward Frank Higby,   b. 30 May 1873,   d. 19 Aug 1948  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ida Frances Hill,   b. 17 Aug 1876,   d. Jan 1933  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F9826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Dorothy Elizabeth Hill,   b. 5 Dec 1919,   d. 10 Nov 1995  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1938 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Gerald Frank Higby,   b. 8 Mar 1941,   d. 14 Feb 2019  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Janet F. Higby
    Married: 1x3. Willard Edwin Higby,   b. 3 Mar 1939,   d. 23 Dec 2017  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. Adelbert Earl Higby
    Married: 1x5. James Joel Higby,   b. 5 Oct 1950, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 2017  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x6. John Willis Higby
    Married: 1x7. Mary Ellen Higby
    Married: 3x8. Sandra Jean Higby
    Married: 2x9. Douglas Dean Higby
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F9404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Willis O. Higby - May 13, 1905 - June 30, 1969. Plot X-225. Son of Edward Frank and Ida Frances Hill Higby. Husband of Dorothy Elizabeth Hill Higby. Married July 23, 1938 at Turin, Lewis County, New York.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 3, 1969 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Willis Higby Rites Thursday - Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 3 for Willis O. Higby, 64, who died Monday, June 30 at Good Samaritan Hospital where he had been a patient for three days. The Rev. Wallace Taylor will officiate at the service to be held in the Pulaski Wesleyan Church. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery. Willis Higby was born May 13, 1905 at Turin, the son of E. Frank and Frances Hill Higby. He graduated from Turin Union High School and the old Oswego Normal. He then taught school at West Leyden, Kingston and Lyons Falls. He was married July 23, 1938 to the former Dorothy E. Hill. They moved to Pulaski in 1947 where he was employed by the New York Central Railroad He became associated with General Electric at Syracuse in 1951 until his retirement in 1967. He attended the Wesleyan Church, and was a member of Turin Lodge No. 184 F. & A.M. and the Pulaski Grange. He is survived by his wife; six sons, Willard E., Gerald F., John W., A-1 Adelbert E. (stationed on the Air Force Island of Crete), James J. and Douglas D.; three daughters, Mrs. Myles (Sandra) Meers of Orange, California, Mrs. Steven (Janet) Banks of Sparrow Bush, and Mary Ellen; a sister, Miss Elizabeth Higby of Turin; two brothers, Dr. Willard Higby of Lowville (his twin), and George Higby Constableville; a step mother, Mrs. E. Frank Higby, Lowville. Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9. A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.