undated unknown newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
(this is a partial clipping....)
Philip Higdon was born in Franklin County Indiana April 9 1846. He came to Harrison county Missouri in the early seventies and remained here until the fall of 1903, when after spending the winter in Butler county KS, he located at Winona, Shannon county, Mo, where he was living at the time of his death January 18 1907.
On January 15th, he started to go on horseback to Winona. As he was crossing a pond in the road the horse threw him (whether accidently or not is unknown) into the water and although almost drowned he ws able to get out and walk home over a mile away...