The Huggins Family

I have no doubt that this is the HUGGINS plot:  Walter, Effie, and son Howard. – Suzanne

I’ve always had a feeling that the plot behind James Bingham is that of Walter and Effie HUGGINS.  They died 5 days apart in 1919, of influenza.  If so, their markers were missing by the time of the 1964 transcription, as their names are not on it.  However, I received a clue from Find-A-Grave, in which they were enumerated at Pond Springs.  Both death certificates say that they are buried in Pond Springs Cemetery as well.  Unless the family changed their minds.  But I cannot find them anywhere else.  What “stumped” me was the existence of a third unmarked stone.  Embarrassing to share, but after months and months of mournfully staring at this site, obsessively visiting it on lunch breaks, after work, and weekends, and even asking it out loud “Who ARE you?”, I think I’ve finally received my answer.

HUGGINS, Marion Waller “Walter”, born in Williamson County TX August 1874, to Dr. John Thomas and Susan Mable (BIRD) HUGGINS.  He married Effie May BIRD ca 1908, likely in Coryell County Texas.  Effie was born to John BIRD and Sallie STEWART.  Walter and Effie lived in Coryell County until just a few months before their deaths.  Effie died on 17 January 1919, and Walter died  5 days later on 22 January 1919.   Walter and Effie had the following known children:

i.  Clarence M. HUGGINS, born in Coryell County Texas ca 1908.  Found in the 1920 Coryell County Texas census, living with his BIRD grandparents, John and Sallie.  Found in the 1930 Coryell County Texas census.  No further information.

ii.  Homer Meran HUGGINS, born in Coryell County Texas 3 December 1909, died in Pasadena, Harris County Texas on 18 March 1966.  Found in the 1920 Coryell County Texas census, living with his BIRD grandparents, John and Sallie.  Found in the 1930 Coryell County Texas census.  Homer served in WWII, and was married to Margaret.  Buried Rose Lawn Cemetery, McAllen, Texas.

iii.  Leslie Everett HUGGINS, born in Coryell County Texas 3 November 1911, died 5 April 1989 in Harris County Texas.  Found in the 1920 Coryell County Texas census, living with his BIRD grandparents, John and Sallie.

iv.  “Other” (Otto?) E. HUGGINS, born in Coryell County Texas ca 1915.  Found in the 1920 Coryell County Texas census, living with his BIRD grandparents, John and Sallie.  No further information.

v.  Update:  Just discovered 8/7/10: Howard HUGGINS, born in Bell County Texas 21 April 1916, died in Williamson County Texas 1 October 1918, per his death certificate buried in Pond Springs Cemetery.

vi.  Ivy Jewel HUGGINS, born in Coryell County Texas ca 1918.  Ivy died on 4 July 1919, six months after her parents.  She is buried in Ruth Cemetery, Coryell County Texas.

This is a very sad story.  In nine months, this family lost both parents and two children.

If you are a HUGGINS descendant, please contact me.  Thanks.

– Suzanne.

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  1. Suzanne, the “other” E. (Edward) Huggins is my father Arthur who was killed on a job, buried Bear Creek in Burnet county in 1939. I have his birth date 1914.

    Have you heard from any other Huggins’? Yes, I will send a little to help on the clean-up.

  2. I believe Baby Sister Bird is buried @ the foot of the Huggins plot, she died 11 days before Howard Huggins, I believe Effie buried him close to her first cousin, Baby Sister Bird. My understanding is that there is an unidentified Infant at the foot of the Huggins Plot.


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