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Source: The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America - 1906 Edition ; Compiled & Edited by T Addison Busbey (Associate Editor The Railway Age)
Higglns, James C., District Superintendent Atlantic Coast Line. Office Sanford, Fla,
Born July 4. 1859, at Baltimore, Md. Entered railway service as telegraph operator Union Rd at Baltimore and later worked for the Pennsylvania Rd. 1n 1886 entered service of the Atlantic Coast Line as train dispatcher at Charleston, S. C., and was afterwards train dispatcher at Wilmington, N. C., and Rocky Mount, N. C.; later was superintendent of signals, from which position he was transferred to Jacksonville, Fla., as acting superintendent and was made superintendent at that point on July 1, 1904. ls now district superintendent same road at Sanford, Fla.

Higgins, John Wilfred, Assistant General Manager Missouri Pacific System. Office St. Louis, Mo. Born Oct. 12, 1864, at Newport, R. I. Entered railway service Oct. 1879, since which he has been consecutively to June 1881, messenger boy 11linois Central Rd; June to Nov. 1881, laborer on track 11linois Central and Toledo Peoria & Western Rds; Dec. 1881 to June 1882, switchman; June to Aug. 1882, telegraph operator; Aug. 1883 to Oct. 1884, freight and passenger brakeman and baggageman; Oct. 1884 to Oct. 1889, freight conductor; Oct. 1889 to April 1890, chief clerk superintendent Chicago division; April 1890 to Dec. 1891, trainmaster Centralia district Chicago division; Dec. 1891 to Feb. 1892, chief clerk to general superintendent; Feb. to June 1892, assistant superintendent Louisiana division; June 1892 to Jan. 1892, superintendent same division; Jan. to April 1892, superintendent terminals 11linois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Rds at Now Orleans,
La.; April 1893 to April 1896, superintendent terminals at Chicago; April 1896 to April 1899, superintendent Amboy division; May 1, 1899, to Jan. 1, 1901, superintendent transportation; Jan. 1, 1901, to July 1902, general superintendent transportation same roads, all on the 11linois Central System; Sept. 1903 to Feb. 1904, assistant superintendent Eastern division Grand Trunk Ry; Fob. 1904 to Dec. 1904, assistant superintendent Middle division same road; Dec. 1904 to March 1905, inspector of transportation Missouri Pacific System, leased, operated and independent lines; March 1, 1905, to date, assistant general manager same system.

Higgins, Samuel, General Manager New York New Haven & Hartford Rd. Office New Haven, Conn.
Born Feb. 19, 1860, at San Francisco, Ca1. Entered railway service 1881 with the New York Lake Erie & Western Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1881 to Oct. 1, 1885, machinist apprentice, machinist and assistant foreman and also general foreman in Susquehanna shop; Oct. 1, 1885, to Oct. 1, 1887, assistant engineer motive power department; Oct. 1, 1887, to April 18, 1892, division master mechanic; April 18, 1892, to Feb. 1, 1894, assistant superintendent motive power, all on the New York Lake Erie & Western Rd; Feb. 1, 1894, to April 1, 1901, superintendent motive power Lehigh Valley Rd; April 1, 1901, to July 1, 1902, superintendent of motive power and machinery Union Pacific Rd; July 1, 1902, to April 1, 1904, mechanical superintendent Southern Ry; April 1, 1904, to date, general manager New York New Haven & Hartford Rd.
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Source: The Biographical directory of the railway officials of America - 1893 Edition
Higgins, John Wilfred, Superintendent Terminals Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Rds. Office New Orleans, La.
Born Oct. 12, at Newport, R. I. Entered railway service 1879, since which he has been consecutively Oct. 1879 to June 1881, messenger boy Illinois Central Rd; June 1881 to Nov. 1881, laborer on track Illinois Central andToledo Peoria & Western Rds; Dec. 1881 to June 1883, switchman ; June 1883 to Aug. 1883, telegraph operator; Aug. 1883to Oct. 1884, freight and passenger brakeman and baggageman; Oct. 1884 to Oct. 1889, freight conductor; Oct. 1880 to April 1890, chief clerk division superintendent Chicago division; April 1890 to Dec. 1871, trainmaster Centralia, 111., district (Chicago division) ; Dec. 1891 to Feb. 1892, chief clerk general superintendent; Feb. 1892 to June 1892, assistant division superintendent and trainmaster Louisiana division; J line 1899 to Jan. 1893, division superintendent Louisiana division; Jan. i, 1893 to date, superintendent terminals at New Orleans; entire service with Illinois Central Rd since June 1883.

Higgins, Samuel, Assistant Superintendent Motive Power New York Lake Erie & Western Rd. Office Cleveland, Ohio.
Born Feb. 19, 1860, at San Francisco, Cal. Entered railway service 1881 with the New York Lake Erie & Western Rd, since which he has been consecutively 1881 to Oct. i, 1885, machinist apprentice, machinist and assistant foreman and also general foreman n Susquehanna shop,. Oct. t, 1885 to Oct. i, 1887, assistant engineer motive power department; Oct. i, 1887 to April 18, 1892, division master mechanic; April 18, 1899 to date, assistant superintendent motive power; entire service with the New York Lake Erie & Western Rd.

Source: Who's who in railroading in North America - 1901 Edition
HIGGINS, JOHN WILFRED. General Superintendent Transportation Illinois
Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Rds. Office Chicago. ILL. , Born Oct. 12, 1864, at Newport, R. I. - Entered railway service Oct. 1879. since which he has been consecutively to June 1881, messenger boy Illinois Central Rd; June to Nov. 1881, laborer on track Illinois Central and Toledo Peoria & Western Rds; Dec. 1881 to June 1883, switchman; June to Aug. 1883, telegraph operator; Aug. 1883 to Oct. 1884. freight and passenger brakeman and baggage man; Oct. 1884 to Oct. 1889. freight conductor; Oct. 1889 to April 1890. chief clerk division superintendent Chicago division; April 1890 to Dec. 1891, trainmaster Centralla district Chicago division; Dec. 1891 to Feb. 1892, chief clerk to general superintendent; Feb. to June 1892. assistant superintendent Louisiana division; June 1892 to Jan. 1893, superintendent same division; Jan. to April 1893. superintendent terminals Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Rds at New Orleans La.; April 1893 to April 1896. superintendent terminals at Chicago; April 1896 to April 1899, superintendent Amboy division;May 1. 1899 to Jan. 1. 1901. superintendent transportation; Jan. 1, 1901 to date, general superintendent transportation same roads; entire service with the Illinois Central Rd since Aug. 1891.

HIGGINS, THOMAS J.. General Agent Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry. Office Cleveland. O. Entered railway service 1892 as superintendent Cleveland & Indianapolis division Cleveland  Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry, which position he held until Feb. 1, 1901, when he was appointed general agent same road at Cleveland, O.

HIGGINS, SAMUEL. Superintendent Motive Power Lehigh Valley Rd. Office South Bethlehem, Pa. Born Feb. 19, 1860. at San Francisco. Cal. Entered railway service 1881 with the New York Lake Erie & Western Rd. since which he has been consecutively 1881 to Oct. I. 1885, machinist apprentice, machinist and assistant foreman and also general foreman in Susquehanna shop; Oct. 1, 1885 to Oct. 1, 1887, assistant engineer motive power department: Oct. 1. 1887 to April 18. 1892, division master mechanic; April 18, 1892 to Feb. 1. 1894. assistant superintendent motive power, ail on the New York Lake Erie & Western Rd; Feb. 1, 1894 to date, superintendent motive power Lehigh Valley Rd.
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http://www.gold-rush.org/cgi-bin/goldrush/search.cfm

Clary Craig, post office worker list of people dying or leaving Klondike

Name, Depart/Death Date, Address, Location of Death

HIGGINS, E.A.         JUN 17, 1903 McQuesten, YT 

HIGGINS, G.R. ,                  1902 Nation City, AK 

HIGGINS, H.W.       MAY 14, 1900 Nome, AK 

HIGGINS, JOHN ,                 1902 Steel Cr. via Forty Mile, YT 

HIGGINS, S.H.         FEB 17, 1901 Seattle, WA 

HIGGINS, MRS. S.H. FEB 17, 1901 Seattle, WA 

HIGGINS, WM.        OCT 18, 1903 Seattle, WA 

HIGGINS, CHAS.     MAY 13, 1915 Tolovana, AK 

HIGGINS, MRS. C.L.  JUL 12, 1911 Seattle, WA 

HIGGINS, E.S.         JUL 30, 1909 Seattle, WA 

HIGGINS, MART F.   OCT 09, 1908 Kellerton, IA 


Placermining Applications Vol 1
Name, Claim number, Microfilm number, Year Recorded

HIGGINS, A 8837 05 1901

HIGGINS, A 45221 14 1902-1903

HIGGINS, C 37107 11 1901-1902

HIGGINS, C 50362, 1637 14 1902-1903

HIGGINS, E 39649 12 1902

HIGGINS, E 78356 17 1904-1906

HIGGINS, G 54331 15 1901-1902

HIGGINS, H 41037 14 1902-1903

HIGGINS, J 1423 01 1896-1897

HIGGINS, J 9017 05 1901

HIGGINS, J 54330, 65307 15 1901-1902

HIGGINS, J 73077 16 1901-1904

HIGGINS, J 90690 18 1906-1907

HIGGINS, L 139 02 1897-1898

HIGGINS, L 1037 04 1899-1908

HIGGINS, R 43224 13 1902-1903

HIGGINS, R 58141 15 1901-1902

HIGGINS, R 67287 16 1901-1904

HIGGINS, R 73817, 78256 17 1904-1906

HIGGINS, R 90296 18 1906-1907

HIGGINS, S 34657 25 1935-1942

HIGGINS, T 40421-2 12 1902

HIGGINS, T 44131 13 1902-1903

HIGGINS, W 18403 06 1898-1901

HIGGINS, W 19474 07 1898-1899

HIGGINS, W 40578, 41037 14 1902-1903


Death Records from Green's Mortuary
Name, Description (First Name, Age, Address, Location, Date of Death, How)

HIGGINS Geo. B.; 39 years old; Typhoid fever; October 4, 1899; Dr. Cassels; Abe Ritzmaller

1901 Census Records
Age, Surname, Alias, Firstname, Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, Occ1, Occ2, Origin, Civstat, Yukon res, Source, Vol_ed, Page

HIGGINS S. H.              18990409 M RG18D4 2153 V.6

HIGGINS BROKERS C.W. 19010000 M 075 1 GAZETT 1901 

HIGGINS BROKERS C.W. 19010000 M 075 1 GAZETT 1901 

HIGGINS FRANK            18990606 M RG18D4 2153 

HIGGINS JOHN              18990606 M RG18D4 2153 


Placermining Applications Vol 3
Name, Claim number, Microfilm number, Year recorded

HIGGINS, L 139 2               1897-1898

HIGGINS, J 1423 1              1896-1897

HIGGINS, L 1037 4              1899-1908

HIGGINS, A 8837 5              1901

HIGGINS, J 9017 5               1901

HIGGINS, W 18403 6            1898-1901

HIGGINS, W 19474 7            1898-1899

HIGGINS, C 37107 11           1901-1902

HIGGINS, A 45221 14           1902-1903

HIGGINS, C 50362, 1637 14   1902-1903

HIGGINS, H 41037 14            1902-1903

HIGGINS, W 40578, 41037 14 1902-1903

HIGGINS, R 43224 13            1902-1903

HIGGINS, T 44131 13            1902-1903

HIGGINS, E 39649 12            1902

HIGGINS, T 40421-2 12         1902

HIGGINS, G 54331 15            1901-1902

HIGGINS, J 54330, 65307 15  1901-1902

HIGGINS, R 58141 15            1901-1902

HIGGINS, J 73077 16            1901-1904

HIGGINS, R 67287 16            1901-1904

HIGGINS, E 78356 17            1904-1906

HIGGINS, R 73817, 78256 17  1904-1906

HIGGINS, S 34657 25            1935-1942

HIGGINS, J 90690 18             1906-1907

HIGGINS, R 90296 18             1906-1907

NWMP records at Chilkoot: checkpoints listing people who entered the Yukon
Date,                 Name,         Checkpoint Entered

Sep 9, 1899 HIGGINS, CHAS S.    Montreal - scow 602, boat 603

Sep 9, 1899 HIGGINS, HEN.         Montreal - scow 604, boat 605

Sep 11, 1899 HIGGINS, W.R.     *cio, OR - going out by SS "Australia"

Aug 4, 1899 HIGGINS, GEO. B.     Seattle

Jun 13, 1899 HIGGINS, CHAS L.    Montreal - boat 246

Jun 13, 1899 HIGGINS, E.A.         Montreal - boat 246

Jun 6, 1899 HIGGINS, FRANK        Canyon City, AK - boat 91

Jun 6, 1899 HIGGINS, JOHN          Canyon City, AK - boat 91

Apr 8, 1899 HIGGINS, S.H.            Seattle

Jun 13, 1899 HIGGINS, C.             Dyea - boat 250

Jul 23, 1900 HIGGINS, M.              Liverpool, Eng. - scows 503, 504

Jun 1, 1900 HIGGINS, A.               Halifax, NS - scow 105, canoe 107


NWMP records at Chilkoot: checkpoints listing people who entered the Yukon

     Date,           Name,        Checkpoint Entered

Jun 1, 1898 HIGGINS, C.H.           Wilkesba* - boat 304

Jun 8, 1898 HIGGINS, W.M.          Seattle, wA

Jun 16, 1898? HIGGINS, GEORGE    PE - boat 12603

Jun 14, 1898 HIGGINS, M.H.          San Francisco

Jul 14, 1898 HIGGINS, F.               Dwomish, WA


NWMP records at Lake Bennett: 
    people who entered the Yukon via boats
Date, Name, Checkpoint Entered

HIGGINS, G.         MARCELLONIA ?, ILL BOAT 13702?

HIGGINS, M.H.      SAN FRANCISCO, CAL BOAT 13319?

HIGGINS, W.R.      SCIO, OREGON BOAT 13530

HIGGINS, W.M.     SEATTLE, WASH BOAT 12950?

HIGGINS, GEORG   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND B.C.? BOAT 12603


NWMP records at Lake Bennett: 
 people who entered the Yukon via boats
Date,               Name,             Checkpoint Entered

May 20, 1898    HIGGINS, C.      PA? - scow 304 & skiff

MAY 30 1898    HIGGINS, LUM    SEATTLE - SCOW 2034,5


NWMP records at Lake Bennett:
 people who entered the Yukon via boats
Date,             Name,               Checkpoint Entered

AUG 27 1899 HIGGINS, J. S.S. CLIFFORD SIFTON - INWARDS

JULY 16 1899 HIGGINS, J. S.S. AUSTRALIAN - OUTWARDS

JULY 26 1899 HIGGINS, MRS. S.H. & DANG? S.S. BAILEY - INWARDS

JULY 5 1899 HIGGINS, F. S.S. NORA - OUTWARDS

JULY 5 1899 HIGGINS, J. S.S. NORA - OUTWARDS

AUG 1 1899 HIGGINS, FRANK S.S. CLIFFORD SIFTON - INWARDS

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http://www.cohsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/db/divorce.pl


DIVORCE INDEX. VICTORIA
1861 - 1900

Petitioner
Surname Petitioner
Given names Respondent Surname Respondent
Given names Co-respondent
Surname Co-respondent
Given names File 
Higgins Emily Hannah Higgins Francis Robert 1891/133

Pyle Arthur Henry Pyle Mary Crisp John H 1861-84/556 
Pyle Arthur Henry Pyle Mary Witham William 1861-84/556

Pyle Arthur Henry Higgins Mary Crisp John H
1861-84/556 
Pyle Arthur Henry Higgins Mary Witham William
1861-84/556 
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http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/fall98/spies.html

American Spies and Sympathizers at Fort Detroit 
By Geoffrey Hoerauf 

SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL TEXT OF STORY
Excerpt mentioning HIGGINS

....The cases against Israel Ruland and John Edgar provide for a direct link to Colonel George Rogers Clark’s involvement with Detroit spies and sympathizers. Both John Higgins16 and William Humphreys17 accused Ruland and Edgar of assisting in their fleeing from Detroit. According to Humphreys’ testimony, Israel Ruland promised them "three Fuzees" if they would desert. In response to their acceptance of Ruland’s offer, Humphreys and his comrades traveled to John Edgar’s house. According to Humphreys testimony, Humphreys and others received "four loaves of bread, Powder, lead, and some Sugar, as likewise Breech Clothes & Leggins". Edgar took care of their old clothing, and Ruland directed them towards Miamitown, where Humphreys and Higgins were eventually captured. According to both men, Ruland stated that he received a dollar per day from Clark for this type of work. Ruland successfully escaped the British authorities and made it eventually to the American-controlled settlement of Vincennes (present day Vincennes, Indiana). Edgar was captured by the British and charged with "aiding and assisting prisoners to make their escape at Detroit."18 Edgar was transferred to Carleton Island and from there to Montreal. After Montreal, no record of his future exists.

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http://www.jvil.com/~jchs/history.html

(New Jersey ,USA)
Jersey County History
Early Settlers and Settlements
1817- Philemon Higgins settled along the creek named for him (Phil's Creek).
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http://www.higginsmemorial.com/higgins.asp

Andrew Jackson Higgins 
(1886 - 1952) 
Born in Columbus, Nebraska on August 28, 1886. During the war, his company produced thousands of the famous LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) more often called the Higgins Boat. This landing craft was in on every major D-Day invasion of the war. It was at the most famous D-Day at Normandy and at North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and the island of the
Pacific like Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
Andrew Jackson Higgins died on August 1, 1952 and is buried in Metairie Cemetery, which is located just outside the city limits of New Orleans.
 
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http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~stovpipe/Pipeline/PipeLine_5.html

... Biographical Souvenir... says that Higgins came to Buffalo County, Nebraska, on November 10, 1872. He built a small shanty in Gibbon and left his family there while he prospected for a claim. I wish I knew exactly who his family included! It could have included Sam's nine (?) children, Reuel's surviving four children, Ellen's Nicholas, and by this time, Samuel, Jr. ...all in a shanty ??? 

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http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/andreas_ne/nemaha/nemaha-p20.html

ANDREW HIGGINS, farmer, P. O. Glen Rock, born in 1827 in Grayson County, Va. He is a son of Vincent and Jane Wilson Higgins, on whose farm his early life was passed. He married, in Ash County N. C., Miss Mary Bryan, and, in September, 1854, reached Nebraska with her and their eldest child in a covered wagon. During the winter, Mr. H. worked in the saw-mill of S. F. Nuckolls, living in a shanty made by inclining rough boards against the walls of the old United States Fort. In the fall of 1855, he left Nebraska City and went to Atchison County, Mo., but returned to Nebraska in March, 1857, and laid claim to his present homestead, putting up a rude pole and board shanty, near where his barn now stands. A log house succeeded this only to be replaced by the roomy farmhouse, the fourth home built in the State by this veteran resident of it. As a result and reward for twenty-seven years of faithful labor, Mr. H. has now the home farm of 710 acres in one body, besides half a section in Douglas Precinct. His home farm is hedged completely around, provided with all needed buildings, groves orchards, etc., etc., and may fitly represent the success to be attained by early and progressive settlers anywhere. Mr. H. began with just money enough to pay for his first claim, located with a $154 land warrant. He has reared a family of four children--Floyd (born in Virginia), John, Lafayette and Nettie (born on the Nebraska homestead). Mr. Higgins is a Democrat, and a member of the Christian Church  



  
10 Oct 2003

1870 Census 

 
13 January 2003

Household: 1880 Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 


Andrew HIGGINS
Self M Male     W 53 VA 
                                   Farmer      VA VA 
Mary HIGGINS     Wife M Female W 45 NC 
                                    Keeping House NC NC 
L. HIGGINS          Son S Male      W 18 NE 
                                   Work On Farm VA NC 
Letie HIGGINS      Dau S Female   W 11 NE 
                                                       VA NC 
Albert HIGGINS Nephew S Male     W 18 NE 
                                     Works On Farm VA MO 
Mary MC KNIGHT  Other S Female  W 23 MI 
                                      House Work IRE IRE 
R. E. DALLAM        Other S Male     W 23 MD 
                                       Laborer MD MD 
Steven EZE           Other S Male     W 25 NJ
                                       Laborer --- --- 
Martin LINOUS       Other S Male     W 30 VA 
                                       Laborer VA VA 
Jane HIGGINS      Mother W Female W 73 VA 
                                                          VA VA 
Source Information:
Census Place Glen Rock, Nemaha, Nebraska Family History Library Film 1254752 
NA Film Number T9-0752 Page Number 108A 

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LaFayette Higgins  1910 Census Auburn City, Nebraska

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http://www.cityofsutton.org/sutton04.htm
 
...In May, 1871, the first business house was established by one Mr. McTyge; was built of boards and located nearly between the houses of H. W. Gray and A. A. McCoy; there the town started and grew for several months till the railroad crossed the draw, and then it moved west to its present location. Mr. McTyge's stock consisted of whisky and groceries. About the same time, Kearney & Kelley started a saloon in a tent. P. H. Curran and Mart Higgins started another saloon soon following.
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http://www.livgenmi.com/1898NE2ndInfantry~CoK.htm
 
1898 Nebraska 2nd Infantry Roster Co. K. 
Organized at Schuyler, Neb. 
Mustered into United States service at Lincoln, Neb.,
May 9, 1898 
PRIVATES 
Higgins, Charles, N. 
Higgins, Michael J (Is this YOUR Michael Higgins?) 

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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ewilhelm/rich_co_bios.html

Biographies from History of Richardson County, Nebraska by Lewis C. Edwards 
The following are biographies published in 1917 by B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page will be changing soon, due to the work and generosity of Dennis Tangney, who has electronically scanned both volumes of A History of Richardson County, Nebraska 
Higgins, Daniel 

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http://www.buffalogov.org/deeds/h.htm
 [Broken Link - 20 December 2002]

State of Nebraska 
Alphabetical Index of Buffalo County Land Patents 
Compiled by the Buffalo County Register of Deeds 
LAND PATENT HOLDER DEED BOOK & PAGE LEGAL DESCRIPTION 
Higgins, Samuel G-49 E1/2 SE1/4 22-11-15 
Higgins, Samuel T-275 W1/2 SE1/4 22-11-15 
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http://www.neb-sandhills.net/churches/brownlee.htm
 
St. Joan of Arc church is set in the Sandhills community of Brownlee, NE, located in southern Cherry County. St. Joan's is a mission church of St. Mary's of Mullen, NE. 

In 1901 Father Peter Donnelly traveled to Brownlee from Dale, NE to serve as priest to the people of this remote area. Fathers Thomas Minogue and Paul Moser and others from Dale, Broken Bow, and Anselmo joined in caring for the spiritual needs of the people until 1917. During this period, mass was offered occasionally in the homes of the McNitt's, Shanley's, McGuire's, and Higgins families. 
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http://www.interment.net/data/us/ne/lincoln/ftmcphnat/ft_mcph_hahl.htm

Higgins, John, d. 06/21/1867, Plot: B 0 6, bur. 06/21/1867 
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http://www.legis.gov.bc.ca/about/100yrsago/mla_1898.htm

Canadian Parliamentary Companion 1897
(Elected July, 1894 ; Term expires 1898.)
Speaker.* — Hon. D. W. HIGGINS, Elected 1894. (Salary, $1,500.)
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http://www.hcourt.gov.au/justices_02.html

Australian High Court
Former Members of the High Court
Henry Bournes Higgins (born 1851; died 1929). A Justice 1906-29. Admitted Victorian Bar 1876 (KC 1903). Called to English Bar 1886. MLA (Victoria) 1894-1900. MHR 1901-06, including Attorney-General 1904. President Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration 1907-20

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http://meath.local.ie/content/28271.shtml

Higgins Surname Origin
SURNAMES OF COUNTY MEATH 
by Noel French

HIGGINS 
The Higgins family originated as a branch of the O'Neills in the midlands of Ireland. Don Ambrosio O'Higgins, the Viceroy of Peru is reputed to have been born at Summerhill. Ambrosio's son, Bernardo O'Hiogins. is known as the Liberator of Chile, in which country a province is called O'Higgins in his memory. The main street of Santiago also commemorates him and is known as Avenida O'Higgins. Bernardo was virtually dictator of Chile from 1818 to 1823 having led its struggle for independence from Spain.  Although F. R. Higgins was born in Mayo, he held a special love for the Meath area and was one of the Boyne Valley poets. Higginsbrook just outside Trim was the family's ancestral home and Higgins often resided there while Managing Director of the Abbey Theatre. Another O'Higgins, this time Brian, was also a writer in the Irish language. Brian O'Higgins, a native of Kilskyre, was an active promoter of the Irish language in this century. Having taken part in the Easter Rising in 1916, he was elected to represent West Clare in 1918.
 
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http://sligo.local.ie/content/28157.shtml

SURNAMES OF COUNTY SLIGO 
by John C. McTernan
...According to the so-called 'Census' of 1659, the most common surnames in the County were: Boland ,Brehany, Brennan, Conlon/Connellan, Feeney, Gallagher, Healy, Higgins, Kelly, MacDonagh, O'Connor, O'Dowd, O'Gara, O'Hara, O’Hart, Scanlon.  Over two centuries later, in Matheson's published list of the commonest surnames in County Sligo (see above), based on the register of live births for the year 1890, we find that six of the foregoing, namely, Brennan, Feeney, Gallagher, Kelly...

Notable Sligonians of Other Days
Ambrose O'Higgins (1720-1801): 
    Governor of Chile and Viceroy of Peru 
Tadhg Dall O'Huiginn (1550-1591): bardic poet

(Webmasters note; O'Huigan and O'Huiginn being variations of the original gaelic form of Higgins or rather O'Higgins.)
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http://www.clements.umich.edu/Webguides/M/MedlHigg.html

William L. Clements Library
The University of Michigan 
James V. Medler Crime Collection 
Edmond Higgins Papers
On the night of August 30th, 1849, drunk as usual, Edmond Higgins was alleged to have raped his daughter three times while she slept at her mother's house in Denmark, Maine. Arrested and thrown into the Oxford County prison at Paris, Higgins insisted that the charges had been trumped up by a conspiracy of his enemies in an effort to conceal the true crime -- the seduction of Higgins' daughter, Ruby Jane, by his enemy, the "saducer... cursed libertine... [and] fel monster of hell," Capt. Taber (1849 September 6). A cordwainer from Mexico, Me., Higgins' reputation in the community was already sullied prior to the rape. A self-confessed drunkard, Higgins had previously been involved as a plaintiff in civil suits stemming from his carousals, and he was alleged to have committed a rape at one time. Even his friend, Reed, admitted that "when intoxicated [Higgins] is very quarrelsome, [and] consequently... has got many enemies" (1852 April 12). But Higgins' stormy family life, and the wayward, even wanton behavior of his children may have damaged his reputation just as much in the eyes of the community. According to Edmond, Ruby Jane and her brother, Edwin, had once claimed that they would see their father jailed, even if they had to perjure themselves to do it, and Edmond also asserted that Taber had tried to lure the children into hiring someone to murder their mother. Both children, if Edmond is to be believed, had very bad reputations and criminal tendencies.

MORE INFORMATION AT WEBSITE NOTED ABOVE

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http://digilib.nypl.org/dynaweb/ead/rose/thehiggins/@Generic__BookTocView/209/*

Descriptive Summary 
TITLE: Higgins Family Papers, 1924-1971. 
COLLECTION ID: *T-Mss 1997-032 
CREATOR: Higgins family 
EXTENT: 3 lin. ft. (1 box; oversized photographs) 
REPOSITORY: The New York Public Library for the
Performing Arts.
Billy Rose Theatre Collection. 

Biographical Note
The Higgins family hails from Fall River, Massachusetts. Thomas R. Higgins was with Special Services during World War II. His father, Thomas H., was a flyman during the 1920s and 30s working with such notable performers as Maurice Evans, the Marx Brothers, and Eddie Cantor. His brother, Robert, was a writer and an actor in the 1950s appearing on television in Omnibus, Lamp Unto My Feet, and Studio One, in the national company of Tea and Sympathy, and on Broadway in Auntie Mame.
 
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http://les1.man.ac.uk/chnn/CHNN03EHN.html


Esmonde Higgins
and 'The Nucleus': 1923-24
.....Higgins was born in Australia in 1897. He became a socialist and radical nationalist while attending Melbourne University, and a Sinn Fein sympathiser (his father was born in Ireland) and Communist at Balliol College in 1919-20. His closest friends at this time were Andrew Rothstein and Tom Wintringham, and with the latter he spent part of the summer of 1920 working in Moscow. He and Wintringham went to London in April 1921 to assist the Left during the miners' strike, and they later shared digs in London........

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http://www.nav.cc.tx.us/lrc/Archives/SpecialCollections/CivilWar/hdescriptions.htm


Pearce College Civil War Collection 
Richard H  Higgins, 
The personal archive and letters of Captain Richard H. Higgins of Company D, 59th Ohio Regiment, Army of the Cumberland. Included in this collection is a personal wood field desk, well preserved from the time of the Civil War and a large group of manuscripts, ledger books, letters and documents. Also included in this collection are: a group of four manuscript ledger books, keeping the details of his company and describing the men and detailing their activities and experiences; 200 letters and documents relating to Higgins' command including company ordinances, clothing, pay, promotions, enlistment forms for each member of the company, large muster rolls for the company, and letters and documents describing Higgins' wrongful dismissal from active service (for filing false reports) and his subsequent reinstatement when all charges are dropped; and a group of 270 General Orders from the Department of the Cumberland with enormous information into the daily workings of this active fighting unit. This collection is a veritable time-capsule from the Civil War. 

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http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/wylessc.html


DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
DONALD C. DAVIDSON LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA
William Wyles Collection Small Collections

Higgins, John W. 1 ALS (Autographed Letter Signed) to Colonel Cesnold. Richmond, Virginia, 5 October 1863. 
From: Confederate Collection. (Wyles, SC 114) 

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http://www.alexautographs.com/colrev.htm

Picture from a past autograph auction
572. SUPPLIES FOR LAFAYETTE Partly-printed war-date D.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Richmond, Va., July 15, 1781 reimbursing: "...John Higgins for his Wagon Team & driven in the Marquis de Lafayette's army sixty three days at Two dollars pr. Day...Two horses purchased for use of Artillery..." totaling 166 pounds to be paid in "specie or tobacco...before the first of January next ensuing...". Lafayette's army was instrumental in holding Cornwallis at Yorktown until the arrival of Washington's army from the north. Ragged margins, a few very light damp stains otherwise very good condition.$200-300 



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http://users.synflux.com.au/~sylcec/dom55.htm

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES - MARRIAGES 1855 HIGGINS - BALFOUR (nee WARD): Apr 21, 1855, at Calcutta, E G Higgins, Esq, 3rd Regt NI to Louisa Ann, daughter of the late Rev James Hales Ward, and widow of the late J A Balfour, Esq.

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http://members.ozemail.com.au/~clday/MadrasCivil.htm

Madras Civil Fund Family Register, LDS Film No 1836107.

Higgins, Bar. Alfred William Buckle
  other links at this web link
  
http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=higgins&sp-a=00042b35-sp00000000

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http://www.virtual-knutsford.co.uk/frameset.php?main=/history.htm

HIGHWAYMAN HIGGINS

Edward 'Highwayman' Higgins was a gentleman by day and a thief by night, at one time residing at a town house on what is now Gaskell Avenue. Higgins was hanged for his crimes in 1767
  Also see:
               
http://www.virtual-knutsford.co.uk/frameset.php?main=/history.htm

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http://www.kingstonuu.org/history/people-ww1.html

The First World War: Brothers in Arms 
James Higgins also served in France. He was an ambulance driver with the US Army.
Albert Higgins served in France during WWI as a Captain in the US Army. We think the insert is Albert upon his return after three years at war. 
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http://www.lagrangemissouri.com/LAHIST.HTM

History of the City of La Grange, Missouri
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In July 1833 cholera spread in Palmyra. 107 people died out of a population around 600. Dr. Higgins, a physician living in LaGrange attended the ill. Col. John Bullock, who lived just above LaGrange went to Palmyra and communicated the disease to his family which six members whom died. Some of the inhabitants of La Grange. moved into the country. Personal intercourse was forbidden by frightened families. Dr. Higgins sent his family to a relative but continued to serve the stricken. He, too, died from cholera. Coffins for the victims were made in the country by John Loudermilk and brought to "lover's leap". From there they were taken away in canoes as fast as needed. Cholera reappeared in 1849 with several deaths and again in 1857. 

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http://www.dorchesterlibrary.org/tours/vienna.html

A Walking Tour of Vienna, Maryland
The Thomas Higgins House


This magnificent Victorian home was built about 1870 by Thomas Higgins, a local merchant. It features man) fancy mantled fireplaces, ornate gingerbread trim work
and maintains its rich Victorian flavor. Later owned by his son, Mr. James A. Higgins, who was instrumental in bringing commerce to Vienna. It is currently owned
by the Spear family.


13 January 2003

Household: 1880 Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 


Thomas HIGGINS
Self M Male    W 64 MD 
                                   Merchant MD MD 
Kate HIGGINS      Wife M Female W 68 MD 
                                   Keeping House MD MD 
William YOUNG     Other Male     B 14 MD
                                                     MD MD 
Source Information:
Census Place Vienna, Dorchester, Maryland Family History Library Film 1254508 
NA Film Number T9-0508 Page Number 52D 


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http://www.yorktownhistory.org/homepages/february01.htm

YORKTOWN and SLAVERY

.......Daniel A. Johnston (formally Johnson) served in the 38th US Colored Troops which was engaged in a battle at Deep Bottom, Va. on Oct 1, 1864 and in the battle of Chapin’s Farm, Va. Sept. 29 and 30, 1864. His brother, William Henry Johnson, was the first African-American to own property in Yorktown. In 1868 he owned a half-acre lot with house on Gomer Street and after his death in 1896, his wife Eliza Jane owned the house until her death in 1907. Their father Cato (or Katoah) Johnson was born in Putnam County c. 1795 and was married to Hannah Peterson. Cato, Hannah, Daniel, his wife Sarah Elizabeth Higgins, and William and his wife Eliza Jane are all buried in the East Yard Cemetery, along with many family members. 
A list of known African-Americans buried in the East Yard Cemetery 
    Allie (Albettina) Higgins Williams d. 1934 
    Mary Elizabeth Higgins 1831-1880 

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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ajac/scnewberry.htm


NEWBERRY COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA 
(see website for more details)
HIGGINS, F. B., 61 slaves, page 50B
HIGGINS, 434, 42, 10, 64, 41, 9

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http://www.patsabin.com/gwinnett/dacula.htm

Dacula, Georgia
Mt. Zion Baptist Church was first discussed at the home of Levi Loveless on July 8, 1853. On August 3, 1853 the church was organized with the following ministers acting as presbytery: S. B. Churchill, William Haslett, Fielden Maddox, John I. Davis, Burrell Higgins and William B. Richards. James Flowers served as clerk. The founding members were Levi Loveless, Americus Jennings, Mary Jennings, James Flowers, Minerva Flowers, Marinda J. Flowers, William P. Williams, Joel Johnson, Matilda Johnson, Isaac Petty, George Petty, Sister Williams
also
Two acres of land for Alcova Baptist Church was purchased in 1828 from Caleb Higgins, with the officers of the church being William Richardson and Joel Higgins. No records of the church prior to the Civil War are available. It was reorganized in 1868, the charter members being Easter Smith, Mary Hogan, Polly Green, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Arnold, Betsy Davis, Amanda Davis, Jane Davis, Letitia Davis, Jackson Green, Marion Smith, Judge Hogan, General Davis, and Joel Davis. Rev. A. K. Tribble was the first pastor after the reorganization. 

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http://users.ox.ac.uk/~peter/workhouse/Bath/Bath1881.html

1881 Census: Residents of Bath Union Workhouse, Odd
Down, Nr Bath, Lyncombe & Widcombe, Somerset Staff
Name Mar Age Sex Relation Occupation Handicap Birthplace 

Enos HIGGINS U 35 M Officer Porter (Muni) Ditcheat,Somerset 
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http://chefkin.accessgenealogy.com/military/page2.html

Andersonville Burials 

Higgins William M. 18th Reg OVI G 
Priv Sep 23 1864
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http://members.iinet.net.au/~inphase/sedgley/kelly1912_cosl.html

Kelly's 1912 Trade Directory
for Coseley, Cinderhill, Coppice, Deepfields & Roseville BUSINESSES
Name Business No Address 

HIGGINS, Isaac H. Butcher Hurst Hill 


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