Highkin, Joseph.

Biography

Highkin, Joseph b. October 20, 1888, Smolensk, Russia, to the US 1906; Russian American; AMB; father Solomon Highkin, mother Fania Highkin both deceased; HS Education and technical school for dental technicians; Served in the US Army during WW I as a dental technician, rank Sergeant; Single; Dental technician; CP July 1922, Spanish CP, Dental Equity Technitions Union; Received Passport# 452062 on June 26, 1937 which listed his address as 1 Convent Avenue, NYC (32nd and York Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Sailed June 30, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain on July 11 (17), 1937; Served with the Republican Medical Service, Villa Paz and Casillejo; Commissar for Hositals; Returned to the US on May 16, 1938 aboard the Normandie; WWII Taught Dental Technicians (military?); d. June 22, 1971, NYC, buried in New Montefiore Cemetery, West Bablylon, Suffolk County, New York,.
Siblings: brother Samuel Highkin, sisters Sara Highkin, and Viera Highkin
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 910, ll. 6-12; (death notice) The Volunteer, February 1972; Find-a-Grave# 152336609.
Photograph: Joseph Highkin in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 910.