Linnie Jane Higdon Hodges - Higdon Family Newsletter, #75, March 1978

Higdon Family Newsletter, #75, March 1978 placeholder

Jo Ann Smith, longtime HFA Newsletter Editor, writes about Linnie Higdon Hodges:

"The late Linnie Jane Hodges did so much to get many people interested in genealogy. She was born 1 April 1885 in Quinlan, Texas, daughter of Nimrod Higdon (24 July 1854 - 26 Jan 1926) and his wife Lou Gaston Higdon. (Nimrod was born in Fannin County, Ga.) Linnie married C. N. Hodges of Quinlan, Texas, and they went to the Philippine Islands, where they developed successful business enterprises. At some point, Linnie became interested in the family history and hired a man in Baltimore, Maryland, to research her Higdon line. This put Linnie in touch with many other Higdons, as the research developed, including my grandfather, Thomas Bragg Higdon who lived in Macon County, NC. World War II came along and changed the course of Linnie's life. The Japanese occupied the Philippines. See The Rescue of Linnie Higdon Hodges in World War II There is a newspaper article about this period of Linnie’s life that I wish someone would send us in order that we could reprint it in the Higdon Newsletter. I saw it when I visited Linnie’s two sisters, Sade Higdon Roscoe and Era Higdon Boman in Greenville, Texas, on 18 Aug 1974, both delightful women, tall with hazel blue eyes." (Higdon Family Newsletter, #75, March 1978)

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