Walter D. Higgins

December 17, 1898

Walter D. Higgins, of Hazel, the pioneer of the upper North Fork Valley, passed away in a sad manner Wednesday evening. He went to the barn to milk, his son John and wife with whom he was stopping being away from home. When Mr. Higgins returned the next evening he found his father laying under the cow dead. It is supposed that he died of heart disease while in the act of milking and laid there all night and all the next day. He will be buried this afternoon at Oso.


Mr. Higgins was a kind and hospitable old gentleman, and a good neighbor and citizen. He was sixty-five years old.