State of Colorado,
26 May 2012
The city of Denver and state of Colorado - edited by Andrew Morrison
- Published 1890
Geo. F. Higgins & Co.'s sporting goods house, 1508 Arapahoe street,
has been established since 1878. The partners in the house, Geo. F.
Higgins and Frank H. Wright, have a thorough knowledge of the trade
they are in, and of the requirements of the country they sell in.
They take an active interest in sporting affairs; have been
successful in business; are property owners; and are identified by
their concerns, as well as by feelings of attachment with the true
interests of the community.
As the leading house, of the kind, here, they carry a stock valued
at $10,000, which is the largest and best assorted west of Chicago.
They do both a large retail and wholesale trade in Colorado, New
Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and neighboring States, and keep salesmen on
the road in those districts. They handle the Columbia, Victor, and
other standard makes of bicycles; and the leading makes of rifles,
shot guns, pistols, and ammunition. They are western agents for the
well known firm of A. G. Spalding & Bros, of New York and Chicago;
sell athletic outfits, and base ball goods, lawn tennis and cricket
supplies, gymnasium suits and apparatus, cutlery, playing cards, and
games of every description; and carry a large variety of toys,
wagons, velocipedes, etc., for holiday trade.
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24 Feb 2012
Alonzo Franklin Higgins was born in Abarr, Colorado May 3rd,
1921. He was number six out of eleven children born to Carl
and Martha Mae Higgins. He passed away on January 27th, 2012
at the age of 90 years at Yuma Life Care.
He lived his early childhood years in the Abarr area, attending the
Abarr school thru the 8th grade. He worked on the family farm and
for neighbors during his teenage years. He then moved to Denver and
was employed by the Mangus Metal Company as a ladleman. His primary
job was to move molten metal in a ladle in a bearing manufacturing
Alonzo was drafted into the United States Army on June 5, 1942. As a
Sergeant Squad Leader in the 323rd Infantry Division serving in the
Philippines and Western Pacific, he was leader of a 60 millimeter
mortar squad and supervised the tactical deployment and operation of
guns. after fighting in two major campaigns over two years, 1 month
and nine days, he was discharged on December 30th, 1945. During his
service he earned the American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific
Service Medal, Phillippine Liberation Ribbon/ 1 Bronze Service Star,
World War 11 Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Returning to Yuma, he learned the mechanic trade thru the GI Bill
and went to work for the Hansen Garage which was located in the
current NAPA store.
On June 21, 1947, Alonzo married Lotus Willow Mensendick Mumm.
Lotus or Billie as she was called was a widow and had four small
children. Nadine-age 12, Shirley-age 10, Darrel-age
7 and Kay-age 5. Then in July, 1951, Ronnie Dean was
born and in May, 1955 came Elvin (Shorty) Lynn.
Alonzo, Billie and family farmed and raised cattle on their farm
east of Abarr. A turkey production operation was added in the mid
1950’s. They raised 10,000 turkeys a year and sold them to the GM
Gisi Company of Yuma. To this day, Alonzo would not eat one bite of
In 1960, Alonzo and Billie moved their family into Yuma and Alonzo
went to work for Tom’s Builders, building houses and doing
construction. Upon the retirement of Tom Lasater, he then went to
work for Herbs Builders (Herb Damm). Alonzo still kept busy after he
retired helping his brother n law, Elvin Lasater with construction
work. He also was the local lawnmower repairman as well as fixing
many a bicycle for area kids. He resided in the house he built in
1960 until moving to Yuma Life Care Center in January, 2010 due to
Alonzo was preceded in death by his wife Lotus (Billie); son in law,
Leonard Knudsen; daughter, Shirley Nelson; son,
Darrell Mumm; daughter and son in law, Kay and Virgil
Lorance; grandsons, Randy and Bradley Lorance,
brothers, Donald, Merle, Roy, Robert and
Austin and sisters Rosie V and Goldine.
Alonzo is survived by sons, Ron (Deb) Higgins, Elvin (Shorty)
Higgins; daughter, Nadine Knudsen; sisters, Florence
Pletcher, Norma Jackson and Thelma (Bob) Bueltell,
daughter in law, Pat Mumm and son in law, Don Nelson;
seventeen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, twenty
great great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends
and special friends Harold and Katsy Chappel.
Pallbearers were: Grandsons-David Knudsen, Floyd Knudsen, Ronald
Nelson, Larry Knudsen, Christopher Higgins, Jonathan Higgins and
Mike Harman and nephew Jim Pletcher.
Honory Pallbearers were: Don Nelson, Gary Brandner, Bob Bueltell,
Leon Marr, Dennis Mumm, Dick Stallings and Clayton Muirheid.
Social Security Death Index
Name: Carl Higgins Born: 17 Sep 1886
Died: Dec 1964
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951)
1930; Census Place: Abarr, Yuma, Colorado;
Roll: 252; Page:
2B; Image: 1094
Name Age (No Image Available)
Carl Higgins 44
Mattie Higgins 40
Donald Higgins 23
Merle Higgins 21
Leroy Higgins 18
Robert Higgins 16
Florence Higgins 11
Alonzo Higgins 9
Rosie V Higgins 8
Flavil Higgins 4 3/12
Goldean Higgins 3 9/12
Norma G Higgins 5/12
1920; Census Place: Middle Fork, Ringgold, Iowa; Roll: T625_511;
Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 128; Image: 597.
Carl Higgins 32
Mattie Higgins 26
Donald Higgins 11
Merlen Higgins 9
Roy Higgins 7
Robert Higgins 4
Florence Higgins 6/12
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Carl Nathon Higgens Birth Date: 17 Sep 1886
County: Yuma State: Colorado
Birthplace: Redding, Iowa; United States of America
Race: Caucasian (White)
1910; Census Place: Yuma, Yuma, Colorado; Roll: T624_124; Page: 1A;
Enumeration District: 0296; Image: 334
Carl Higgins 22
Mattie Higgins 20
Donald Higgins 2
Merle Higgins 1
My great grandmother was Catherine Higgins born in Dungarvan,
Waterford Ireland c 1870. I believe that her mother died when she
was an infant and she was reared by her grandmother. Her fathers
name was Michael and there is some discrepancy over him as on
her wedding cert it says he was a farmer and the birth cert that I
think is hers says he was a shoemaker.
Looking at the birth cert from Sept 1870 that I believe to be my
great grandmothers, her father was Michael Higgins,
Her mother was Catherine Higgins formerly Dwyer.
(Known as Kate)
Her brother Patrick was born 13 March 1865, Place of birth,
Main Street, Dungarvan. Parents and occupation the same.
www.waterfordcountylibrary.ie/en/ death register I
found the following.
Hanora Higgins died 29 Oct 1869 aged 4 months, shoemakers
daughter. Hanora Dwyer present at death.
Kate Higgins died 05 Nov 1869 aged 1 and one quarter,
shoemakers daughter. Hanora Dwyer present at death.
Kate Higgins died 12 Aug 1874 aged 30, shoemakers wife.
Hanora Dwyer present at death.
Hanora Dwyer may be a sister of Kate or her mother.
Catherine married Charles Griffith in Donegal in 1901 and the
story goes that it was match made by her brother and that he
accompanied her from the US to Donegal.
What I know for definite is that she had a brother Patrick
Higgins who we think married a Sweeney girl from Donegal. They
met in the USA and we also know that they lived in Colorado. Hey may
have lived elsewhere first. I have pieced together a family there
from 1900 – 1930 census that I believe to be them.
Children include Cornelius, Catherine, Lilian,
Daniel. I have dates of deaths and burial locations for
Patrick J and Ellenora Higgins,
if they are the family
I am looking for.
HIGGINS PATRICK 34 M W IREL OH HAMILTON 25-WD CINCINNATI 1900
Cincinnatti City , Hamilton, Ohio
Patrick Higgins aged 34
Ellen Higgins, aged 29
Cornelius aged 3
Catherine J aged 6 months
Katie Sweeney aged 27( Sister
HIGGINS PATRICK J 42 M W IREL CO DENVER 5-PCT 1910
Precinct 5, Denver, Colorado
Patrick J Higgins aged 42
Ellen Higgins aged 39
Cornelius P aged 13
Catherine J aged 10
Lillian R aged 7
Mary E aged 6
HIGGINS PATRICK 55 M W IREL CO DENVER DENVER; 116-DIST 1920
Patrick Higgins aged 55
Ellen Higgins aged 49
Cornelius P Higgins aged 23
Catherine J aged 20
Rose L aged 17
Mary E Higgins aged 15
Darel O (Daniel) aged 9
1930; Census Place:
Denver, Denver, Colorado; Roll 239; Page: 1A; Enumeration District:
194; Image: 1162 (No Image Available)
Patrick J Higgins aged 60
Ellen N Higgins aged 57
Katherine J aged 27
Lillian R aged 27
Mary A Hemnes aged 25 It is
actually Mary A Hennes
Mary J Hemnes aged 6
Daniel L aged 19
I have a death record for:
Cornelius P Higgins on 30 Jan 1960 at Los Angeles. Mothers maiden
name Sweeney. Birth place Ohio.
I also have US Phone address for Daniel L Higgins in Albuquerque,
New Mexico up until 1997.
I would love to try and connect with Patrick's extended family.
Clara Hoyne, Co Clare, Ireland
thehoynes AT gmail.com
01 Feb 2010
Source: The Critique, Volume 12 - Published 1905
KITTIE WALDO HIGGINS, M. D.
Early on Sunday morning, December 4, 1904, Kittie Waldo Higgins,
M. D., passed from this world into the world beyond. For nearly
seven weeks was she confined to her bed before the angel of death
could conquer her undaunted spirit. She was born in Watertown, New
York, in 1859. For ten years she was an honored resident of Denver.
Her early medical education was received at the Denver Homeopathic
College, but owing to the personal animosities of one of the
faculty, she left at the close of her junior year, and after a year
spent at the Denver University, a year which made her a stronger
homeopath than ever, she went to Dunham, where she graduated with
the class of 1901. She was a member of the Colorado Homeopathic
Society. Her absence is mourned by her aged mother, resident in
Watertown, and by her husband, Frank W. Higgins, and one son,
Berton F. At the time of her demise her son was in the A. Van
der Naillen School of Engraving in San Francisco completing the
course of civil engineering. Though near graduation with honors, yet
as soon as his mother's condition turned for the worst he started
for home, reaching here the morning of the 5th. Funeral services
were held by Rev. David Utter, at Rogers' Chapel, on the 7th, after
which the body was removed to Riverside and cremated.
HIGGINS FRANK W 41 M W ME CO ARAPAHOE 2-WD DENVER 1900
Frank W Higgins 41
Kitty W Higgins 40
Berton F Higgins 15
22 Mar 2009
Found Treasures: Family
photographs of the family of
Henry Taylor Higgins
and his wife, Lucinda Ritchie Higgins were purchased at an
antique store recently and the
lady who rescued them, Marge Rice,
would like to return them to the descendants of that family. Other
names included in the set are Ralph Ritchie Higgins, his wife
Higgins, and their daughter Gladys Irene Higgins Pasco
Marge Rice can be contacted by
Below are links to
Henry Taylor Higgins
Taylor Higgins his wife, Lucinda
(Text on images does not appear
- Marge's & the Webmaster's
was age 8 in the
Co.) OH census for
1860, daughter of John and
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Henry HIGGINS Self M Male W 29 OH Watch & Clock Repairer PA PA
Lucinda HIGGINS Wife M Female W 27 OH Keeping House OH OH
G. E. HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 OH OH OH
Jennie Pearl HIGGINS Dau S Female W 3 OH OH OH
Census Place West Union, Adams, Ohio
Family History Library Film 1254990
NA Film Number T9-0990
Page Number 212A
HIGGINS HENRY F 50 M W OH CO ARAPAHOE 6-WD DENVER 1900
Henry F Higgins 49
Lucinda Higgins 48
Jennie P Higgins 23
Ralph R Higgins 19
HIGGINS LUCINDA 58 F W OH CO DENVER 15-WD DENVER 1910
Lucindia Higgins 58
Espy E Higgins 36
HIGGINS LUCINDA 68 F W OH CO DENVER DENVER 114-DIST 1920
Lucinda Higgins 68
16 Dec 2007
Deputy Sheriff Leonard Higgins
Adams County Sheriff's Department
Deputy Sheriff Higgins, while riding his motorcycle inthe rain on October 11, 1923, ran into a beet truck
and was thrown into the road. Higgins was knocked
unconscious, and while lying in the road, he was run
over by a car and then a heavy truck. He was
transported to the hospital, but died soon after from
a skull fracture and a crushed chest.
Huerfano County, Colorado -Obituary Index Cards
Name Death Date Paper Date Page Notes
Higgins, E. 4/24/1908 WW 4/30/1908 1 d Los Angeles, CA
Higgins, Elzina Kron 8/8/1915 WI 8/14/1915 1 b 10/3/1827 Centerville, IL
Higgins, Eva LA 7/1/1899 [no death date]
Higgins, Mabel 9/3/1905 WW 9/5/1905 1 murdered
17 Oct 2007
History of Colorado By Wilbur Fiske Stone
HON. ROBERT H. HIGGINS.
Hon. Robert H Higgins, state treasurer of Colorado and for many
years one of the builders of Pueblo, is a direct descendant of that
Robert Higgins who, after many voyages as captain, finally settled
down on Manhattan island in 1755 and married Miss Van Zandt, the
daughter of the owner of the good ship he had commanded. Robert H.
Higgins has in his possession the evidence of direct descent from
this hero of pre- Revolutionary days. This is the parchment,
yellowed with age and given in turn from father to eldest son, by
which the Frederick county (Va.) home of the Higgins family was
deeded in 1762 to Robert Higgins by Thomas Lord Fairfax. But there
is much more of value in that huge box which Treasurer Higgins now
keeps in a fireproof vault. There is the original military warrant
granted to Captain Robert Higgins of Revolutionary
fame, "four thousand acres, revolutionary land grant, between the
Little Miami and the Scioto rivers" in Ohio. This is signed by
President James Monroe and dated 1817. John Joliff Higgins,
grandfather of State Treasurer Higgins, was a native of Ohio and
served his county as sheriff for several terms, between the years
1830 and 1840. In 1842 he was elected a major-general of volunteers
by the state legislature and was also a presidential elector on the
Martin Van Buren ticket in 1844. Robert H. Higgins was born at
Georgetown, Brown county, Ohio, on April 29, 1862. His father was
Robert Hetrick Higgins, who was a native of Ohio
and passed away at his home in Georgetown, that state. During the
period of the Civil war he served for three years and seven months
as captain of Company D of the Fifty-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
He took a prominent part in the affairs of his county, commonwealth
and country, serving as county clerk for fifteen years before and
after the Civil war and one term as a member of the lower house of
the state legislature, while later he became assistant adjutant
general of Ohio. The mother of Robert H. Higgins of this review was
Matilda Battaile Marshall Buckner Higgins. In these names her
ancestry is fairly well outlined, for she was a descendant of the
Battaile, the Marshall and the Buckner families of Revolutionary
days. In 1891 Robert H. Higgins, who had spent six years with
the Santa Fe Railroad system in Kansas, came to Colorado to go into
the smelting business. He was again with the Santa Fe from 1896
until 1900, and from 1900 until 1907 was active for a second time in
the smelting business. From 1908 until 1916, or for a period of
eight years, he was county commissioner of Pueblo county. This
represents the period in which the greatest progress was made in the
history of both the city and county. The new seven hundred thousand
dollar courthouse was built in that time without a bond issue and is
all paid for. In 1909 began the era of road building and Pueblo
county today has the finest system of hard-surfaced roads in the
state. It has, moreover, more miles of road than any other county of
the state. In 1916 Mr. Higgins was nominated for state treasurer by
the democrats of Colorado and was elected to the office by a large
majority, a position which he has filled with honor to himself and
credit to the commonwealth. On the 4th of February, 1892. Mr.
Higgins was married to Miss Laura Alwilda Prescott.
Their living children are Ruth, Robert and Nellie. Robert is now
with the Twenty-eighth Engineers in France. He enlisted at Camp
Meade, Maryland, within a hundred miles of where his ancestor, the
original Robert, enlisted for service in the Revolutionary war. Mr.
Higgins belongs to the Masonic lodge, being a thirty-second degree
Mason, and is also a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of
Elks and the Woodmen of the World. His political, like his business
career has been marked by steady progress and his ability is
attested by the demand of his fellow citizens for his service in
138 Higgins, Robert H (includes other
HIGGINS ROBERT H 38 M W OH CO PUEBLO 3-WD PUEBLO 1900
HIGGINS ROBT H 46 M W OH CO PUEBLO 2-PCT 1910
HIGGINS ROBERT H 52 M W OH CO DENVER DENVER; 247-DIST
. . . . . .
16 Dec 2006
JAMES F HIGGINS SR.
Gazette, The (Colorado Springs), Mar 17, 2004
James F. Higgins Sr., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on March 13, 2004 in Colorado Springs.
He was born on October 23, 1918 in Potamo Township, MN. He was a man of strength and character with a kind
and generous heart; he will be remembered as a loving and wonderful husband, father, grandpa and friend.
He proudly served his country in World War II and was a General Contractor for 40 years in Colorado Springs.
He loved the great outdoors, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, the love of his life for more than 60 years, Dorothy Kunau Higgins of Colorado
Springs. He is also survived by his son, James F. Higgins Jr., and wife Audrey of Colorado Springs, CO;
son-like nephew Michael Canterbury of Portland, OR; grandchildren - Captain Seth A. Higgins and wife
Elizabeth of Otterberg, Germany, and Lt. Adrienne K. Higgins of Alamogordo, NM; sisters, Katharine Lang of
Cohoes, NY, Mary Barrett of Colorado Springs, CO, Ruth Bobbitt of San Antonio, TX, Margaret Philpott of
Rogersville, MO, Agnes Richardson of Strafford, MO, and Helen Emry of Las Vegas, NV.
He is preceded in death by brothers, Laurence and Robert Higgins, and sister Alice Brandenburg.
Visitation: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Thursday, with rosary to follow at Memorial Gardens.
Memorial Services: 10:00 a.m., Friday, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 North Cascade Avenue.
Burial: Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
-Best Census connection-
HIGGINS JAMES 42 M W MA MN BELTRAMI POTAMO 1920
22 Apr 2006
PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
HON. JOHN F. VIVIAN, deputy superintendent of insurance for the state of Colorado, is among the most
prominent citizens of Golden, where he has made his home since 1879. He was born in Phoenix, Houghton
County, Mich., December 9, 1864, the son of Joseph and Mary (Tresidder) Vivian, natives of England. His
father, who came to the United States in youth, was one of the pioneer miners of copper and iron ore in
the northern peninsula of Michigan, where he died in 1867. His wife, who accompanied her parents from
England at an early age, settled with them in the northern part of Michigan, where her father was a man
of considerable prominence and influence. The year after her husband's death she came to Colorado, where
she afterward married Robert Bunney, and now resides in the vicinity of Golden. She has a son and daughter,
the latter being Ida, wife of Theodore Merkle, of
When a boy Mr. Vivian worked upon a farm, but upon reaching his majority he entered the mercantile
business. He has always been interested in politics and has taken an active part in public affairs. In
recognition of his services in behalf of the Republican party, he was in 1890 tendered the office
of postmaster. In 1893 he was elected clerk and recorder of Jefferson County, defeating a man who had
held the office of county clerk for twenty-one years. Two years later he was re-elected, this time by a
majority of eleven hundred out of a total of three thousand votes cast in the county, it being the
largest majority ever given any candidate in the county. He held the office until February 14, 1897,
when Auditor Lowell appointed him deputy superintendent of insurance for the state. In 1897 he
attended the national convention of insurance commissioners held at Old Point Comfort, Va., and in
September, 1898, expects to attend the convention at Milwaukee. In his present position he is said to be
just in his rulings, accurate in his decisions and faithful in the discharge of every duty. His official
reports are models of accuracy, system and correctness. To his work he brings a conscientious
desire to do what is best and wisest, in view of the circumstances.
In 1896 Mr. Vivian was elected a delegate from the first congressional district to the national
convention of the Republican party. He took an active part in the exciting scenes of that famous meeting,
doing all within his power to secure recognition of the cause of silver by the convention. In this effort
he united, under the leadership of Senator Teller, with A. M. Stevenson, C. H. Brickenstein, of Conejos
County, J. M. Downing, of Pitkin County, Dr. J. W. Rockefellow, of Crested Butte, F. C. Goudy, of Denver,
and Judge Hart, of Pueblo, all of whom left the convention hall when monometallism was championed by
the party. Fraternally he is connected with Golden Lodge No. 10, K. of P., in which he is past
chancellor. He was united in marriage, in Golden, with Miss Addie E. Higgins (see census
below), who was born in this city, the daughter of John A. and Emily
Higgins, early settlers of Jefferson County from Hendricks County, Ind. They have two sons, John C. and
HIGGINS JOHN 41M W IN CO JEFFERSON GOLDEN CITY P O 1870
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John A. HIGGINS Self M Male W 51 KY Farmer KY VA
Emily HIGGINS Wife M Female W 48 IN Keeping House TN TN
Charles HIGGINS Son S Male W 26 IA Farm Hand KY IN
Mary HIGGINS Dau S Female W 24 IA At Home KY IN
Sarah HIGGINS Dau S Female W 19 CO At Home KY IN
Addie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 16 CO KY IN
Benjamin PARKS Other S Male W 21 MO Farm Hand TN VA
Census Place Vasquez, Jefferson, Colorado Family History Library Film 1254091
NA Film Number T9-0091 Page Number 279C
VIVIAN JOHN F 36 M W MI CO JEFFERSON 4-WD GOLDEN 1900
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ARAPAHOE COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATIONS 1893 - 1905
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Fremont County Inheritance Tax Records
Higgins, Abel P. Fremont 1929 Oct 28
Higgins, Frances Fremont 1941 Jul 29
Higgins, James H. Fremont
1938 Oct 17 Inh Tax
Higgins, Sue E. Fremont
1929 Jun 03 Inh Tax
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Colorado State Penitentiary Index 1871 - 1973
Last Name, First Name --Inmate Number
Higgins, Charles Aaron -- 29919
Higgins, Charles Francis -- 26359
Higgins, Edward S
Higgins, Fred Harold
Higgins, Hillard Leon
Higgins, James (Alias) -- 1195
Higgins, James A
Higgins, Lee E
Higgins, Thomas E
Higgins, William Thomas -- 31617
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Arapahoe County Poor Hospital Records
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Kit Carson County Birth Report
Register 1892 - 1907
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Colorado Veterans' Grave Registrations
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Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants
1916 - 1919
Higgins, Clarence Thomas
Pvt Usa Tr Det Lincoln
Higgins, Cornelius P
Rct Scas Unasgd 5th Rct Co
Higgins, Eugene J
Pvt Med Det 312 Engineers
Higgins, John J
Pvt 6 Co La
Higgins, John Lewis
Pvt 1st Repl Regt Engineers
Higgins, Martin A
Pvt 2 Marine Corps
Connell, Leo Higgins
Rct Ord Unasgd 5th Rct Co
. . . . . . . . .
Age Pension Records
Aug 5||Old Age
Aug 2||Old Age
Dec 2||Old Age
Aug 2||Old Age
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Adams County Will Records
1903 - 1938
Higgins, C. W.
1926 Apr 10
Higgins, Catherine L.
1937 Jul 30
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RELATED: 1898 Denver Colorado
Ballenger's and Richard's City Directory
information compiled by Michael James
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