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    Herbert Highfill

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    Mr Highfill is under the jurisdiction of the Fulton, Co ME


    Per communications with ME:

    Mr. Highfill’s family is still unknown. He was reportedly born in Biloxi, MS, but had been in the Atlanta area for many decades. He was known to his landlord and friends for more than 20 years, and used his landlord as his emergency contact for healthcare issues. He told his friends he had no living family, and Accurint and Ancestry searches bear that out.

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    additional information found

    Last Residence: 30310 Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States of America
    Born: 28 Jan 1930
    Died: 12 Nov 2003
    State (Year) SSN issued: Mississippi (Before 1951)


    Herbert H Highfill
    Address: 1545 Langston Ave SW
    City: Atlanta
    State: Georgia
    Zip Code: 30310-4572

    Residence Years: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

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    Nevermind - I discovered that this person doesn't match.

    Quote Originally Posted by nemo'smom View Post
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    Mr. Highfill’s family is still unknown.
    Name: Herbert H Highfill Jr.
    Event: Census Event Date: 1930 Event Place: Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri Gender: Male Age: 5 Marital Status: Single Race: White Birthplace: Missouri Estimated Birth Year: 1925 Immigration Year:
    Relationship to Head of Household: Son Father's Birthplace: Arkansas Mother's Birthplace: Missouri Enumeration District Number: 0015 Family Number: 126 Sheet Number and Letter: 5B Line Number: 95 NARA Publication: T626, roll 1216 Film Number: 2340951 Digital Folder Number: 4660808 Image Number: 00947 HouseholdGenderAge Parent Herbert H Highfill Sr M 40 Parent Bernadette M Highfill Jr F 35 Herbert H Highfill M 5
    Joseph H Highfill M 3 years and 2 months.

    Father owns home at 806 Bush?? (Bushby ?) Avenue, and he's a Cotton Buyer. There are two boarders also in the home.
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    Well that Census I posted isn't a match... that Herbert H Highfill Jr was born in 1924 and died in 1998.

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    Name: Herbert Highfill. Residence Year: 1953.
    Street Address: 1719 30th Av 1340R. Residence Place: Gulfport, Mississippi. Publication Title: Gulfport, Mississippi, City Directory, 1953.

    Also at this address:
    John W. Highfill and wife Laura R.
    Mack H. Highfill.
    Riley Highfill.
    Tillman Highfill.
    Warren H. Highfill.

    Gulfport and Biloxi are one metropolitan area. There is a "Hubbard Highfill" born to John and Laura, aged 2 months, born in Georgia in the 1930 census (reflecting age as of April 1 1930). They also have a child "Hubert Highland" but he is born in Georgia 1919 and died in California 1995.

    This family went from Mississippi to Georgia then back to Mississippi, children born in both places. Could Hubbard be Herbert H? Birth date fits and locations are very close.

    Children of John and Laura in 1930:
    Joline E Highfill 22 Mack H Highfill 20 Pauline Highfill 18 Owen Highfill 16 Hubert Highfill 12 Warren H Highfill 10 Edna Highfill 7 James Highfill 5 Rigley Highfill 3 Hubbord Highfill 0

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    I also saw a census record for the same family in 1930 in Cave Springs GA and wondered the same thing. I think it is a strong possibility that Herbert was once Hubbard. All the boys in the family had middle initial of H.

    I've been waiting on ancestry to get the 1940 census searchable by name to see if I could find the family again.

    They weren't at the same address in 1940 according to what I've seen.

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    I searched 1940 Cave Springs and didn't find them.

    Looks like the mom, maiden name Laura R Riley, died in California in 1954. I've found death dates for almost all of the children with last one being 1995, which fits with Herbert saying he had no family left.

    These are the siblings:
    John E Highfill
    Mack Howard Highfill
    Charity Pauline Highfill
    Owen Land Highfill
    Ruby Highfill
    Hubert Highfill
    Warren E 'Cricket' Highfill
    Edna Highfill
    James M Highfill
    Riley Highfill
    Tillman George Highfill.

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    did any of the brothers and sisters have children who would be nieces or nephews?

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