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Charles Higinbotham of Shinnston, WV

Charles Harry Higinbotham, of Shinnston, was born in Fairmont, Marion county, West Virginia, February 17, 1873, son of Charles and Ellen (Roach) Higinbotham, the former of whom was born at Fairmont, died about the year 1907, served as supervisor of construction work on the railroad, as mayor of Fairmont, and was employed in the war department at Washington, D. C., under President Harrison.

Charles H. Higinbotham attended the public schools of Fairmont and the Fairmont Normal School, and entered upon his active career in the treasury department at Washington, D. C., remaining about three years. The following three years he was employed with the Fairmont Coal Company, at the expiration of which time he offered his services as a volunteer in the Spanish-American war, thus displaying his love of country, and upon his return entered upon his present position with the Consolidation Coal Company. Scrupulously honorable in all his dealings with mankind, he bears a reputation for public and private integrity, and being of a sociable and genial nature, he has a number of friends who estimate him at his true worth. He is a Republican in politics, and has just completed a term as president of the board of education of Shinnston. He is the owner of considerable real estate in Shinnston, and a stockholder in the Home Petroleum and Natural Gas Company. He holds membership in the Free and Accepted Masons and the Knights of Pythias.

Mr. Higinbotham married, at Shinnston, September 4, 1901, Rose Randall, a native of Harrison county, West Virginia, daughter of George F. Randall, a sketch of whom appears in this work. Children: Margaret, born November 22, 1902; George Randall, February 12, ; Ellen Caroline, September 18, 1906.

Personal and Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley West Virginia, Vol 2, Illustrated, Bernard Butcher, ed; Lewis Historical Publ Co, NY 1912 pp 594

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