Thomas "Tom" Higley
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Thomas "Tom" Higley (b. 1888 - d. 1961) was born October 22, 1888. He was the second son of Stephen Weaver (S.W.) Higley (b. 1857 – d. 1935) and Sarah Henson Higley (b. 1867 - d. 1890). He served with the Marines in World War I. He married Lemmie Stauffer (b. May 27, 1886 - 1976), who was born in Kansas. They had one child, Thomas Stephen Higley (b. 1913 - d. 2006). In 1929, he founded Tom’s Tavern, an historic Phoenix bar and restaurant which was a gathering spot for politicians, lawyers, judges, and other professionals until it closed in 2017.
In this photograph, he is shown with his Convent School class in 1898. He is in the second row in the center.
Sources: Images of America, Historic Heritage Square, Donna J. Reiner, PhD, John Jacquemart, and Douglas C. Towne, Arcadia Publishing, 2013; https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/2017
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