Actually my grandmother was Lillian Higbee, born in New Canton Illinois in 1905 and died 1976..she had 2 brothers, Chauncey, who died after being in the war and Harry Higbee, who died in 1983 in Chicago, Illinois.My mother actually named me Julia after Julia Higbee.My mother lives in Marion, Indiana now since moving from Pittsfield and has books and lots of documents of the Higbee family. She is now 84 and does not really have her memory left.I may be in Indiana within a month or two and can see what information I can get for you.I can remember my mom talking about the Higbee family alot and the school named after them, etc..and I actually have one ring that belonged to Maude Higbee, which my grandmother gave me.I remember things around the house that she would say came from the Higbee Mansion..(is what she called it). My grandmother's father's name was Harry and I am not going to swear, but I think his wife's name was Mae Shipman????...She died when my grandmother was a young child of cancer.. I will see what I can find out for you.