Pueblo County, Colorado
EDGAR C. HIGHBERGER
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
Edgar C. Highberger, who is filling the position of county clerk in Pueblo
County, discharging his duties with marked promptness, efficiency and fidelity,
was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, on the 10th of June, 1865, and is
a son of David and Sarah (Harold) Highberger. The father was a farmer by
occupation, devoting his life to that pursuit in order to provide for his
family, which numbered four sons and three daughters, of whom Edgar C. is the
second in order of birth. David Highberger is now living retired at the advanced
age of eighty-five years, but his wife has passed away.
Edgar C. Highberger, spending his youthful days under the parental roof, is
indebted to the public school system of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, for the
educational opportunities which he enjoyed in youth and which qualified him for
life's practical and responsible duties. After passing through consecutive
grades to the high school he became a student in the Normal School and later
took up the profession of teaching, which he capably followed for five years. He
then turned his attention to commercial pursuits and was engaged in clerking in
different mercantile establishments at various points in the east until 1890,
when he removed westward to Colorado and accepted a position as clerk in a dry
goods store in Pueblo. He has since made his home in this city and was
identified with its commercial interests for eighteen years or until he was
elected to his present position as county clerk. No higher testimonial of his
capability and faithful service could be given than the fact that reelection has
continued him in the office for five terms. He is painstaking and careful in the
discharge of all of his duties, is thoroughly accurate and systematic and his
course has received the strong endorsement of popular suffrage. Moreover, he was
elected to the position on the democratic ticket in a county which gives a
normal republican majority.
On the 17th of October, 1894, Mr. Highberger was united in marriage to Miss
Grace Tuttle, of Wisconsin, the wedding being celebrated in Pueblo. She is a
daughter of Edgar A. Tuttle and by her marriage has become the mother of two
children: Robert T., who is now in the United States army; and Grace.
Fraternally Mr. Highberger is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order
of Elks, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Woodmen of the World, while his
religious faith is that of the Congregational church. He is widely and favorably
known, having a circle of friends almost coextensive with the circle of his
acquaintance, and he is today the oldest in length of service among the county
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