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20 May 2012

http://thegazette.com/obituaries/higgins-harold-m-2/

Harold M. Higgins, 87, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Julie Freese, certified celebrant, will officiate with burial and military honors in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories.
Survivors include Harold’s wife of 66 years, Betty; daughter, Heidi (Tim) Hemmis of Cedar Rapids; granddaughter, Jess Hemmis of Peoria, Ill.; nephews, Grant Higgins of Cedar Rapids, Brad (Bonnie) DeWoody of Marion, and Todd (Emily) DeWoody of Florida; nieces, Julie (Karl) Rosenberg of Cedar Rapids, Tami (Dan) Drexler of Swisher, Gwen (Todd) Garretson of Amana, and Mollie (Shane) Grosse of Denver, Iowa; sister-in-law, Janet (Walt) Schulz of Marion; brother-in-law, Gerald DeWoody of Cedar Rapids; a special family friend, Bill Dixon of Cedar Rapids; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Harold also had a beloved bearded dragon, Mahalo; and a “granddog, Jester.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edward (Lois) and Jack (Dorothy) Higgins; in-laws, Nina and John DeWoody; and brother-in-law, Wallace DeWoody.
Harold M. Higgins, born Feb. 15, 1925, in Marion, the son of Francis E. and Jeannie E. (Orvis) Higgins. Harold married Betty J. DeWoody on Oct. 25, 1945, in Vallejo, Calif. He was an active member of the Submarine Veterans, enjoyed history and the outdoors.
A potluck reception will follow the service at Five Seasons Community Center at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Carl and Mary Koehler History Center.
Online condolences may be directed to
www.cedarmemorial.com  under Obituaries.
Published in The Gazette May 10, 2012.

1930; Census Place: Marion, Linn, Iowa; Roll: 664; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 774
Name Age (No Image Available)

Frank Higgins 45
Jeannie E Higgins 37
John F Higgins 9
Edward L Higgins 7
Harold M Higgins 5

HIGGINS-FRANK-EDISON-37-M-W-IA-IA-LINN-3-WD-MARION-1920
1920; Census Place: Marion Ward 3, Linn, Iowa; Roll: T625_499; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 105; Image: 1090
Name Age

Frank Edison Higgins 37
Jeannie Elizabeth Higgins 27
John Francis Higgins 63 Father

Missouri Marriage Record
Name: Jeannie E Orvis Age:26
Birth Date: abt 1892
Marriage Date: 12 Feb 1918
Marriage Location: Jackson, Missouri
Marriage County: Jackson
Spouse Name: Frank E Higgins Spouse Age: 34

HIGGINS-JOHN-51-M-W-IA-IA-LINN-2-WD-MARION_TWP-1910
1910; Census Place: Marion Ward 2, Linn, Iowa; Roll: T624_411; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0094; Image: 122
Name Age

John Higgins 51
Anna Higgins 51
Francis Higgins 25

HIGGINS-JOHN-F-42-M-W-IA-IA-SCOTT-5-WD-DAVENPORT-1900
1900; Census Place: Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Roll: 458; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 134
Name Age

John F Higgins 42
Anna Higgins 43
Frank Higgins 18
Kate Cogan 25

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27 Jan 2009

Source: History of Buchanan County, Iowa, and Its People By Harry Church Chappell, Chicago, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1914

ANDREW HIGGINS.

Although now eighty-one years of age, Andrew Higgins still supervises the operation of his farm, which is situated in Washington township, not far from Independence. Old age need not suggest, as a matter of course, helplessness nor want of occupation. There is an old age which grows stronger mentally and physically as the years go on and gives out of its rich stores of wisdom and experience for the benefit of others. Such is the record of Andrew Higgins, who is now one of the most venerable among the active farmers of Buchanan county. He was born in County Derry, Ireland, in 1833. There also occurred the birth of his parents, John and Margaret (Downey) Higgins. The father died in Ireland in 1888, when over seventy years of age. He engaged in business as a buyer and seller of flax and had several teams which he used in hauling flax to Belfast. He was also the owner of farm property and made his home upon a farm, there rearing his family of seven children, who cultivated the fields while he devoted his attention to other business pursuits.

Andrew Higgins is the eldest living member of that family, six of whom came to the United States. His older brother died in Independence. Andrew Higgins attended school in Ireland and when a youth of fifteen crossed the Atlantic to the new world. For two years he resided in Pennsylvania, where he worked as a laborer, and then continued on his westward way until he reached Independence, where he was employed on the building of the courthouse. He afterward took up the occupation o£ farming, being employed by the month until he saved from his earnings a sum sufficient to enable him to purchase property. At length he invested in farm land in Washington township at a time when its value was very low, paying but twelve dollars and a half per acre. He is now the owner of a valuable farm of three hundred and twenty acres, of which he has forty acres planted to corn and twenty acres to oats, while the remainder is in hay or in pasture. He raises considerable
stock and is still active in the management and operation of his farm, although he has long since passed the time when most men would put aside business cares.

Mr. Higgins was married July 18, 1864, to Miss Mary Ann Downs, who was born in Holmes county, Ohio, in 1846, a daughter of Robert and Hannah (Nevell) Downs, who were also natives of Holmes county. The father, born in 1823, died in 1860, at the early age of thirty-seven years, and the mother passed away at the age of seventy-one. In early life Mr. Downs engaged in teaching school, but after lie removed westward to Buchanan county followed farming in Liberty township. While in Ohio he served as assessor, yet he was not active in politics as a seeker for office. His life was characterized by high and honorable principles and he belonged to the Bethel church in Liberty township. In his family were four daughters, of whom Mrs. Higgins is the eldest. By her marriage she has become the mother of eleven children, ten of whom are living, while one died in infancy. The others are as follows: W. J., a resident farmer of this county, is married and has six children;
Ethel, Eva, Grace, Frank, Charles and Ralph. Mary is the wife of Thomas Welch, living in South Dakota, and they have ten children. Ellen is the wife of H. Bray, a resident of Salem, Wisconsin, and they have five children: Celeste, Glenn, Lillian, Henry and Ella. James is upon the home farm. Daniel, also living upon the home farm, is married and has three children: -Lawrence, Howard and Andrew. Andrew, residing upon his father's land in Washington township, is married and has six children: Rose, Mabel, Alice, Ella, Bernard and Leo. Edward, connected with the gas plant at Independence, is married and has three children. Adolphus is home with his parents. Lewis married Blanche Stone, of Buchanan county, and has two children: Dorothy and Lewis. Emma is the wife of Clint Christiansen, of Milbank, South Dakota. There are now forty-one grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

At the time of the Civil war Mr. Higgins attempted to join the army and enlisted for active service, but was rejected on account of defective eyesight. He holds membership in the Catholic church, and he votes with the democratic party. He has held some local offices, yet has never been a politician in the sense of office seeking, preferring always to give his undivided time and attention to his business affairs. Whatever success he has achieved is the reward of his own labors, and his life record shows what may be accomplished when energy and determination point out the way.


- Webmaster's Findings -

HIGGINS ANDREW 28 M W IREL IA BUCHANAN WASHINGTON TWP 1870
Name Age
Andrew Higgins 28
Mary A Higgins 22
William J Higgins 3
Margaret Higgins 9/12

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Andrew HIGGINS Self M Male W 38 IRE Farmer IRE IRE
Mary A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 32 OH Keeping House OH OH
William HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 IA At School IRE OH
Margarett HIGGINS Dau S Female W 10 IA At School IRE OH
William H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 9 IA At School IRE OH
Mary E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 5 IA At School IRE OH
Daniel HIGGINS Son S Male W 4 IA IRE OH
Andrew HIGGINS Son S Male W 1 IA IRE OH
Source Information:
Census Place Washington, Buchanan, Iowa
Family History Library Film 1254329
NA Film Number T9-0329 Page Number 593A


HIGGINS ANDREW 63 M W IREL IA BUCHANAN WASHINGTON TWP 1900
Name Age
Andrew Higgins 63
Mary Higgins 53
James Higgins 28
Daniel Higgins 25
Edward Higgins 18
Adolphus Higgins 16
Lewis Higgins 14
Emma Higgins 11

HIGGINS ANDREW 76 M W IREL IA BUCHANAN WASHINGTON TWP 1910
Name Age
Andrew Higgins 76
Mary A Higgins 63
Dell Higgins 25
James Higgins 33
Floyd Higgins 7
Roy Higgins 8
Paul B Higgins 1 9/12

HIGGINS DELL 34 M W IA IA BUCHANAN WASHINGTON 1920
Name Age
Dell Higgins 34
Andrew Higgins 85 Father
Mary Higgins 73 Mother
Roy Higgins 15
Paul Higgins 13

18 Jan 2009

Source: Biographical and Historical Record of Greene and Carroll Counties,
Iowa...Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1887.


James Higgins, farmer, section 27, Junction Township, was born in La Salle
County, Illinois, March 18, 1845. His father, William Higgins, deceased ,
was a native of Latreum, [Leitrim], Ireland, and came to America at the age of eighteen years. He lived in Maryland and Pennsylvania until 1833, then came to La Salle County, Illinois, being one of the pioneers of that county. He hauled wheat from there to Chicago. He was a stonemason by trade, and was foreman of the mason work in constructing the locks on the Illinois River Canal. Our subject was reared a farmer. During the late war he served in Company G, Thirty-ninth Illinois Infantry, and was in the battle of Lookout Mountain, Strawberry plains, Shiloh, where his company was all cut to pieces, there being but seven left that were able to muster the net morning. They were then transferred to the Sixty-eighth Illinois under Colonel Dickey. July 3, 1872, he was married to Jane Durkin, the daughter of John Durkin, deceased. They have had six children-Mary, William (deceased) Ellen, John, Alice and James. Mr. Higgins came herein 1882. He owns 280 acres of
land and is engaged in general farming and stock-raising. He gives much attention to thoroughbred and graded stock. He has the finest hogs in the State; they are Poland-China.

-Webmaster's Findings-

The above biography states service during the Civil War in the 39th & 68th Illinois Infantry. His name does not appear on either the NPS database or the roster's of any of the companies of either regiment.

-Census-

HIGGINS WILLIAM 52 M W IREL IL GRUNDY BRACEVILLE 1860
Name Age
William Higgins 52
Mary Higgins 50
Barnett Higgins 18
James Higgins 17
John Higgins 16
Katharine Higgins 13

HIGGINS WILLIAM 63 M W IREL IL GRUNDY BRACEVILLE TWP 1870
Name Age
William Higgins 63
Mary Higgins 60
Bernard Higgins 28
James Higgins 25
John Higgins 24
Catherine Higgins 21
Thomas Reynolds 11

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

James HIGGINS Self M Male W 35 IL Farmer IRE IRE
Jane HIGGINS Wife M Female W 34 IL Keeping House IRE IRE
Mary HIGGINS Dau S Female W 5 IL IL IL
Elen HIGGINS Dau S Female W 1 IL IL IL
John HIGGINS Son S Male W 2M IL IL IL
Thomas HARMAN Other S Male W 14 ENG Laborer ENG ENG
Source Information:
Census Place Braceville, Grundy, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254210
NA Film Number T9-0210 Page Number 411B


and living next door

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

William HIGGINS Self M Male W 71 IRE Retired Farmer IRE IRE
Mary HIGGINS Wife M Female W 70 IRE IRE IRE
John HIGGINS Son S Male W 32 IL Teacher IRE IRE
Catherine HIGGINS Dau S Female W 26 IL At Home IRE IRE
Cornelius HUGHS Other S Male W 20 PA Laborer PA ---
Source Information:
Census Place Braceville, Grundy, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254210
NA Film Number T9-0210 Page Number 411B


HIGGINS JAMES 56 M W IL IA GREENE JUNCTION TWP 190
Name Age
James Higgins 56
Jane Higgins 54
Nellie Higgins 19
John Higgins 18
Alice Higgins 16
James Higgins 13
Jane Higgins 9

other Higgins families living in same town
HIGGINS JOHN D 52 M W IL IA GREENE JUNCTION TWP 1900
Name Age
John D Higgins 52
Ellen Higgins 45
Willie Higgins 11
John B Higgins 10
Drusilla Higgins 7
Pauline Higgins 5
same image includes
Name Age
Barney Higgins 58
Susan Higgins 44
Mary Higgins 19
Willie Higgins 18
Thomas Higgins 15
Winnie Higgins 13
Hattie Higgins 13
John C Higgins 11
Josephine Higgins 8
Consuelo Higgins 6

HIGGINS JOHN H 52 M W PA IA GREENE JUNCTION TWP 1900
Name Age
John H Higgins 52
Mary Higgins 46
Michael Higgins 21
John Higgins 19
Edward Higgins 17
William Higgins 15
Catharine Higgins 14
Thomas Higgins 13
Barney Higgins 11
James Higgins 8
Barbara Higgins 8
Frank Higgins 5



17 Dec 2007

http://iagenweb.org/fremont/obits/higgins.html
Higgins obituaries
transcribed and submitted (To above site) by: Susan Glasgo: seglasgo@tri-lake.net


Copied from The Shenandoah World, Shenandoah, Page County, IA, newspaper dated January 17, 1918:

SOLOMON HIGGINS, 89, IS DEAD

C. W. Duke Accompanies Relative's Body to Farragut from Colo.

The remains of Solomon Higgins was taken to Farragut yesterday afternoon on the 2 o'clock train, having been brought from Fort Logan, Colorado, where he died Sunday night. C. W. Duke, with whom he made his home and at whose house Mr. Higgins died, accompanied the body to Farragut. The funeral is set for tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Christian church in Farragut provided the only living child, Mrs. Iva Haley, of Montana, can reach Farragut in time, otherwise it will be postponed until she comes. She is now on the road somewhere. The deceased was 89 years old and was an old resident of Fremont county. His wife died many years ago and for the last few years, he has been making his home with Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Duke, being related to Mr. Duke. He was here and in Clarinda visiting only about six weeks ago.

Copied from The Shenandoah World newspaper of Shenandoah, Page County, IA, dated January 18, 1918:
OLD RESIDENT DIES IN DENVER Sol Higgins' Body Brought Back for Burial at Farragut Sol Higgins died at the home of his nephew, Clifford Duke, in Denver, Colo., Sunday evening, a stroke of paralysis being the cause of his death. The body was brought back to Farragut for burial and was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Duke. The funeral will be held at the Christian church in Farragut at 2 o'clock this afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. E. E. Lowe.
Mr. Higgins was born in England in 1831 and was 86 years old. His parents moved to America when he was 6 weeks old and located in Iowa City. After living in that city for a number of years, Mr. Higgins moved on a farm in Walnut Creek district west of this city where he lived for about thirty years. He moved back to Iowa City about seven years ago and last year went to Denver, Colo., to live with his nephew, Mr. Duke. His wife died about nine years ago and is buried in the Farragut cemetery. In 1910 he was remarried to Mrs. Fountain of River Junction, Ia. She is now making her home in Lone Tree, Iowa.
Mr. Higgins is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Will Haley of Perry, Mont., and the following grandchildren: Worth and Homer Carl, Roy Higgins, Mrs. Eugene Ripley and his nephew, Clifford Duke.
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Copied from The Shenandoah Evening Sentinel of Shenandoah, Page County, IA, dated Thursday, July 27, 1939:

ROY HIGGINS DIED SUDDENLY

Roy Higgins, 57, died suddenly at his home this morning, 9 miles northwest of Shenandoah, around 8:30 o'clock.
Mr. Higgins was a time keeper on a WPA Project in the Anderson vicinity, and worked as usual Wednesday, although he had not been feeling well and suffered a heart attack this morning.
Mrs. Higgins got breakfast ready this morning calling her husband and he answered her; and calling him later, when he did not answer her, found him dying.
Mr. Higgins was born and raised on the same farm in Walnut Township, living his life there until last spring when he moved to a farm three miles west in Prairie Township.
Mr. Higgins was a prominent Elk, and held a life membership in the order. Surviving are his widow and seven children: Roy, William and Robert, all at home; Rex Higgins, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Horace Sawyer of Shenandoah; Mrs. Richard Dehr and Mrs. Clyde Chambers of Los Angeles, Calif.; his mother, Mrs. Rachel Higgins of Braddyville, and two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Ripley of Braddyville, IA., and Mrs. Floyd Bloom of Whittier, Calif.
Copied from The Shenandoah Evening Sentinel of Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa, of Monday, July 31, 1939:
Funeral services for Roy M. Higgins, born October 24, 1881, and who died July 27, 1939, were held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at the Buntz Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. L. E. Ripley, pastor of the Methodist Church at Emerson, an old friend of the family. Interment was in the Farragut Cemetery.
..........Roy Mead Higgins, son of William Harland Higgins and Rachel Ross Higgins, was born October 24, 1881, in Walnut Township, Fremont County, Iowa, and departed from this life July 27, 1939, at the age of 57 years __ months and 3 days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rena Thomas Higgins;his mother, Mrs. Rachel Higgins; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd Bloom of Montabello, Calif., and Mrs. Bernice Ripley of Braddyville; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marjorie) Dehr, Mrs. Clyde (Doris) Chambers, Jr. of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Horace (Mary) Sawyer of Shenandoah and four sons, Rex Higgins of Los Angeles, Californig, and Roy, Jr., William and Robert at home. Another son, Claude Higgins of Los Angeles, preceded his father in death on July 6, 1938.
1930; Census Place: Walnut, Fremont, Iowa; Roll: 656; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 20; Image: 159 (No Image Available) Name Age
Roy Higgins 48
Rena Higgins 43
Claude Higgins 19
Rex Higgins 17
Mary Higgins 16
Marjorie Higgins 14
Daris Higgins 12
Ray Higgins 10
William Higgins 8
Robert Higgins 7

HIGGINS ROY M 38 M W IA IA FREMONT WALNUT 1920
Name Age
Roy M Higgins 38
Rena Higgins 33
Claud Higgins 9
Rex Higgins 7
Mary Higgins 5
Marjorie Higgins 4 2/12
Doris Higgins 2 4/12
Roy M Higgins 2/12
Rachel Higgins 60
William Hunter 28

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Roy Meade Higgins 24 Oct 1881 White Not Stated,
Fremont, IA
Born October,24,1881,White,Native Born.
Medium Height,Medium Build,Blue eyes,Brown Hair.
Lists his wife,Rena Higgins,as nearest rekative,living
at same residence.


HIGGENS ROY M 28 M W IA IA FREMONT WALNUT TWP 1910
Name Age
Roy M Higgins 28
Rena Higgins 23
Reachal Higgins 58

-Not located in 1900 Census-

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace


Saul HIGGINS Self M Male W 49 ENG Farmer ENG ENG
Sarah E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 45 OH Keeping House OH OH
William H. HIGGINS Son Male W 22 IA At Home ENG OH
Melissa CARL Dau M Female W 19 IA At Home ENG OH
Iora B. HIGGINS Dau Female W 17 IA At Home ENG OH
James CARL SonL M Male W 22 IA Farmer OH OH

Source Information:
Census Place Walnut, Fremont, Iowa Family History Library Film 1254340
NA Film Number T9-0340 Page Number 55C

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13 Dec 2007

http://www.mulkeymason.com/index.php?d=Welcome&l=Lewisville&outlink=obituaries&showObit=Vigorous092507R57
Mulkey-Mason Family of Funeral Homes

Vigorous V. Higgins, age 104, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2007, in Lewisville. Mr. Higgins was born in Castana, Iowa, on December 19, 1902. After graduating from high school in Onawa, Iowa, he went on to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, where he received a business degree in 1926. He had a number of jobs in Chicago and Alta, Iowa during the depression years and then in 1937 to the middle of 1943 he was employed in the Buena Vista County Auditors office in Storm Lake, Iowa. After leaving the auditors office, he worked as an Internal Revenue Service Auditor until his retirement in 1969 at which time he and his wife Marjorie moved to Bradenton, Florida. He lived in Bradenton until 2001 when he moved to Lewisville Estates Assisted Care Facility in Lewisville, Texas. He resided at the Lewisville Estates until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Gae Higgins, by two brothers, Leo and Bernard Higgins, and by his first wife of 52 years, Marjorie Tinknell Higgins who passed away in Bradenton, Florida in 1980. He is also predeceased by his second wife of 9 years, Florence Mann Higgins, who he married in Bradenton in 1990 and by his grandson Robert Dean Higgins who passed away in 2003. Mr. Higgins is survived by a son, Charles Higgins and his wife, Jean of Lewisville, Texas and a daughter Ann Brott of Omaha, Nebraska. He is also survived by grandchildren, James Higgins and his wife, Kelly, Janet Kurth and her husband, Barry, and Julie Godbersen and her husband, Grant. He is also survived by great grandchildren, Allyson and Matthew Higgins, Andrew and Hannah Kurth and Jennifer and Jackson Godbersen. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, with the funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, 148 W. Church Street, Lewisville, Texas. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice.

Source: Florida Department of Health
Name: Vigorous Villard Higgins
Marriage Date: 1 Feb 1990 County of Marriage: Manatee
Gender: Male Race: White Certificate: 013151

Public Records
Name: Vigorous V Higgins Birth Date: Dec 1902
Street address: 480 Ridge Meade Dr
City: Lewisville County: Denton
State: Texas Zip Code: 75067

1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll:
492; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 1835; Image: 690
(No Image Available)
Name                    Age
Vigarous V Higgins 27
Marjorie R Higgins 26

HIGGINS JULUIS G 56 M W IA IA MONONA 2-WD; ONAWA; FRANKLIN 1920
Name                     Age
Julius G Higgins        56
Gay M Higgins          46
Vigonsios G Higgins 17

HIGGINS JULIUS 46 M W IA IA MONONA KENNEBEC TWP 1910
Name                    Age
Julius Higgins          46
Gay Higgins            36
Bernard Higgins      15
Vigoioas Higgins       7

Not found in 1900 census

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 

James HIGGINS Self M Male W 63 MD Farmer --- ---
Ann HIGGINS Wife M Female W 66 MO Keeping House NY NC
Margaret HIGGINS Dau S Female W 19 IA At Home MD MO
Mahala HIGGINS Dau S Female W 17 IA At Home MD MO
Julius G. HIGGINS Son S Male W 16 IA At Home MD MO
Albert HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 IA At Home MD MO
Alfred HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 IA At Home MD MO
Hiram LEAS Other S Male W 57 PA Boarder PA PA

Source Information:
Census Place Allens Grove, Scott, Iowa Family History Library Film 1254363
NA Film Number T9-0363 Page Number 258D

HIGGINS JAMES 40 M W MD IA SCOTT ALLENS GROVE 1860

HIGGINS JAMES 53 M W MD IA SCOTT ALLENS GROVE TWP 1870

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18 Oct 2007

Source: The History of Henry County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, Etc.... By Western Historical Co (Published 1879)

HIGGINS, JOHN A

Street Commissioner ; born in Chittenden Co., Vt., Sept. 7, 1827 ; when nine years of age. his parents removed to Portage Co., Ohio, and lived there three years ; he came with them by wagon to Iowa, and they arrived in Mt. Pleasant June, 1839 ; were five weeks on the way, and among the early settlers here ; the following year, Mr. Higgins carried the mail on a mule from Mt. Pleasant to Fairfield, making two trips a week ; there were only half a dozen cabins between the two places on the road. Mr. Higgins has held the office of Street Commissioner for the past fourteen years. He married Miss Mary E. Coburn, from Chillicothe, Ohio, in May, 1852; they have one son, Arthur T.; have lost two daughters.

HIGGINS J A 32 M W VT IA HENRY MT PLEASANT 1860

HIGGINS JOHN A 42 M W VT IA HENRY CENTER TWP 1870

Household:1880

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


 John A. HIGGINS Self M Male W 53 VT    --- VT 
 Mary E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 51 OH Keeping House  SCOT VA 
 Arthur T. HIGGINS Son S Male W 25 IA Writing In Court House VT OH 

Source Information:
  Census Place Mt. Pleasant, Henry, Iowa   Family History Library Film   1254344
  NA Film Number   T9-0344  Page Number   336A


HIGGINS MARY E 72 F W OH IA HENRY 2-WD MT PLEASANT 1900

-Other Higgins' listed in the above source;

   Higgins, James 0., blacksmith.

   HIGGINS JAMES 29 M W VT IA HENRY MT PLEASANT 1860

   HIGGINS JAMES O 81 M W VT IA HENRY CENTER TWP 1910

  Higgins, Levi, blacksmith

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20 Mar 2005
Monroe County Iowa
http://www.iamonroe.org/wpa/hwpa.txt 

WPA Record of Burials 1937-38
Records with Surnames Starting with H***

Higgins; Dominick;;1858;1910/11/28;Oakview;Troy;;wife--- 
     has son John H. lot unplatted
Higgins; Orange;;1823;1893/11/25;Oakview;Troy;;lot unplatted
Higgins; Rebecca; Jane;1824;1912/9/9;Oakview;Troy
            wife of Orange
Higgins; W.;;1819;1894/1/22;St. Marys; Cedar;;

Part of the Monroe County Iowa resource at
http://www.iamonroe.org/  

Census Scans Best fit
HIGGINS DOMNICK 40 M W IREL IA MAHASKA HARRISON TWP 1900 

HIGGINS O 37 M W OH OH OTTAWA HARRIS TWP 1860 

HIGGINS ORANGE 47 M W OH IA MONROE ALBIA 1870

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http://www.pehoushek.com/GENEALOGY/pafg307.htm  
Orange Higgins [Parents] was born in 1823. He died in 1893.
 He married Rebecca Johnson Wright. 
Rebecca Johnson Wright. Rebecca married Orange Higgins.

-Has other Higgins connections-
....

http://www.tracycrocker.com/p51.htm#i1105 

Orange Higgins (M)
b. 18 February 1823, d. 25 November 1893

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10 Feb 2007 

http://iagenweb.org/page/cemetery/wpa/herzberg.htm
 
Page County, Iowa WPA Grave Record - 1940
Higgins, Byron         1842 1921 Clarinda 
Higgins, Clara B.      dau of B. & E. age 8 yrs 10-16-1881 Clarinda 
Higgins, Ella M. ---- 1858 Clarinda 
Higgins, George M.   1889 1892 Clarinda 
Higgins, Millie           dau of Jas M. & Mary ---- ---- Clarinda
 
Household:1880

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

James HIGGINS Self M Male         W 54 OH Farmer MD VA 
Mary HIGGINS       Wife M Female W 53 OH Keeping House KY OH 
John HIGGINS        Son S Male     W 24 IA Works On Farm OH OH 
William M. HIGGINS Son S Male     W 19 IA Works On Farm OH OH 
James M. HIGGINS  Son S Male     W 17 IA Works On Farm OH OH 
Frank HIGGINS       Son S Male     W 15 IA Works On Farm OH OH 
Charles HIGGINS     Son S Male     W 11 IA Works On Farm OH OH 
Byron HIGGINS       Son M Male     W 27 OH Farmer OH OH 
Ella May HIGGINS    DauL M Female W 21 PA Keeping House PA OH 
Clara B. HIGGINS     GDau S Female W  4 IA OH PA 
Permelia MIRES       MotherL W Female W 76 VA L
ives With Son MD MD 

Source Information:

Census Place Tipton, Cass, Nebraska 
Family History Library Film 1254744 
NA Film Number T9-0744 
Page Number 289B 


HIGGINS JAMES 43 M W OH IA PAGE NODAWAY TWP 1870
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HIGAINS BYRON 48 M W OH IA PAGE BUCHANAN TWP 1900

HIGGINS BYRON 57 M W OH IA PAGE BUCHANAN TWP 1910 

HIGGINS BYRON 67 M W OH IA PAGE BRADDYVILLE BUCHANAN 1920 


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20 Jan 2006

http://www.rootsweb.com/~iashelby/1889bio/1889bio22.htm
 

Source: 1889 Biographical History of Shelby County, Iowa, pp. 479-480 
JOHN HIGGINS was born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, March 4, 1834. His father, George Higgins, was a native of Kent, England. He came to America at the age of thirty years, and was married in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to Phoebe Allen, a native of New Jersey. Her grand-sire was one of the Revolutionary soldiers known as minute-men. George Higgins and wife had two children -- John, the subject of this notice, and Mary, wife of John Armstrong, residing in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. The parents both died at the age of seventy years. John Higgins was reared to the life of a farmer. He was married December 25, 1855, to Miss Louisa Reynolds, a native of Venango County, Pennsylvania, and a daughter of John and Nancy Reynolds, who were cousins and lived in Pennsylvania until their death. In 1869 Mr. Higgins removed to Houston County, Minnesota, and remained there for six years. He then came to Cass Township, Shelby County, Iowa, and bought 290 acres of wild land. He was among the first settlers, as there were only thirty voters in the township. He has increased his farm to 410 acres, all of which is well improved. All his surroundings indicate thrift and prosperity, and he is considered one of the successful farmers of the township. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have five children -- William, a successful teacher and farmer; George J., Charles F., Ephraim Ellsworth and Eliza Jane. Mr. Higgins is a Republican and has been officially identified with his township as a member of the school board. He is a very strong man, physically, is well preserved, and is thoroughly honorable in all his business transactions. 

Census
Household:1880

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

John HIGGINS   Self M Male     W 47 PA Farmer ENG NJ 
Louisa HIGGINS Wife M Female W 47 PA Keeping House PA PA 
George HIGGINS Son S Male     W 21 PA Herding Cattle PA PA 
Frank HIGGINS   Son S Male     W 20 PA Farms PA PA 
Ephraim HIGGINS Son S Male     W 17 PA Farms PA PA 
Eliza HIGGINS      Dau S Female W 15 PA Housework PA PA 

Source Information:
Census Place Cass, Shelby, Iowa Family History Library Film 1254364 
NA Film Number T9-0364 Page Number 53B 


Living next door is his son
Household:1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
William HIGGINS Self M Male    W 23 PA Farmer PA PA 
Mary HIGGINS   Wife M Female W 19 IA Keeping House NY NY 

Source Information:
Census Place Cass, Shelby, Iowa 
Family History Library Film 1254364 
NA Film Number T9-0364 
Page Number 53B 


HIGGINS EPHRAIM E 37 M W PA IA SHELBY CASS TWP 1900 

    images includes: 
HIGGINS JOHN 67 M W PA IA SHELBY CASS TWP 1900 

I believe this to be John's son William living in a nearby town:

HIGGINS WILLIAM A 44 M W PA IA SHELBY WASHINGTON Twp 1900

and in 1910:
Eliza Jane and brother Charles F Higgins:
 
HIGGINS ELIZA J 44 F W PA IA SHELBY SHELBY TWP 1910

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21 Dec 2005
http://www.celticcousins.net/irishiniowa/galwayobits.htm#burkehiggins
 

BURKE HIGGINS

3-17-1909
Wednesday morning March 10 at 9:00 occurred the death of Mrs. Ellen Higgins, after an illness continuing over a period of one year, the last 3 months of which she was confined to her bed. Death was due to paralysis of the bowels. Miss Ellen Burke was born in Ireland 84 years ago. She came to this country in 1854 and lived for a short time in Maryland before coming to this city. Here she was married to Wm. Higgins, whose death occurred 7 years ago. One daughter, Miss Mary Higgins survived to mourn the loss of a devoted home-loving mother. A brother, Thomas Burke, who lives east of Indep., also survives. To them is extended the sympathy of their many friends. Her only sister, Mrs. John Quinn, died last May. Mrs. Higgins was a good Christian woman, and a faithful member of St. John's Catholic church, from which place the funeral occurred Fri. morning at 10:00, Rev. Father Craney officiating. Out of town relatives and friends were Mr. and Mrs. Clancy of Dubuque; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kuhn of Walker; Robert Quinn and Miss Alice Quinn, John Kinney, and Miss Mabel Kinney of Winthrop; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duffy and Mrs. Peter Duffy of Fairbank, Mrs. Michels of Hazleton.
Submitted (to original site) and being researched by Theresa Postel Payne



Household:1880  -Best fit-

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

William HIGGINS     Self M Male    W 51 IRE Farmer IRE IRE 
Ellen HIGGINS       Wife M Female W 45 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE 
Elizabeth HIGGINS Dau S Female   W 14 IA At Home IRE IRE 
Mary M. HIGGINS  Dau S Female   W  8 IA IRE IRE 

Source Information:
Census Place Washington, Buchanan, Iowa 
Family History Library Film 1254329 
NA Film Number T9-0329 
Page Number 592D 

View 1900 IA Census Scan Higgins William 60  Buchanan Washington

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12 Dec 2005
Dubuque & Dubuque County Directory - 1909


-Dubuque City-
Higgins, Dale, works C. M. & St. Paul, rooms 1805 Washington

Higgins, Miss Elizabeth, residence 3205 Elm

Household:1880 (best connection)
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 

Warren HIGGINS
Self M Male      W 43 Me Works On Farm 
                                                      Me Me

Fanny HIGGINS
   Wife M Female  W 27 IN ENG IN 
Edwin HIGGINS  
Son S Male       W 5  IA ME IN 
Samuel HIGGINS
Son S Male       W  3 IA ME IN 
John HIGGINS    
Son S Male      W 6M IA ME IN 
Elizabeth HIGGINS
Other Female W 48 ME Keeps House ME ME 
Sarah HIGGINS
Sister S Female W 6 ME Keeps House ME ME 

Source Information:
Census Place Washington, Dubuque, Iowa  Family History Library Film 1254338  NA Film Number T9-0338 Page Number 480B 

   View 1900 IA Census Scan HIGGINS ELIZABETH  Dubque Dubque
 
   View 1910 IA Census Scan HIGGINS ELIZABETH 78 Dubque

Higgins, Elwyn ,A., lunchroom 2139 Couler, residence same

Higgins, Elwyn ,A., wife Ida, carpenter, residence 2139 Couler

   View 1910 IA Census Scan  Higgins Elwyn A 42 Dubque 

Higgins, Michael, wife Katie, 
           works City Water Works, residence 65 Bennett

   View 1900 IA Census Scan HIGGINS MICHAEL  Dubque 
   View 1910 IA Census Scan HIGGINS MICHEL 48 Dubque 
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   View 1920 IA Census Scan HIGGINS MICHAEL 57 Dubque

Higgins, Thomas , clerk W,K. Brown, residence 65 Bennett

Higgins, William , clerk Western Union Telegraph, 
                       residence 65 Bennett

-Dubuque County -
Last Name-First Name-Town

Higgins, Clifford, Bernard
Higgins, Eugene, Zwingle
Higgins, Jay , Zwingle
Higgins, Peter, Dyersville
Higgins, Ray, Zwingle
Higgins, Samuel, Bernard
Higgins, Tyler, Zwingle
Higgins, Warren, Bernard
Higgins, William, Zwingle
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16 Sep 2005 
http://iowawpagraves.org/  

Iowa Work Projects Administration 1930's Graves Registration Project
Also See Part 1 of WPA 

Surname Given Name Born Died Cemetery Location County Comments
HIGGINS Libbie  1852  1924  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Lorene  1862  1887  Highland  Washington Twp.  Keokuk   
HIGGINS Lorenzo  08 Aug 1820  25 Jan 1896  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Louisa (Mrs. Allen)  Age 63  30 Nov 1895  Hickory Grove  Middlefork Twp  Ringgold   
HIGGINS Lulu Mae  11-14-1883  9-17-1935  Woodlawn  Alta, Nokomis Twp.  Buena Vista  w/o H. Carl 
HIGGINS Lum    no dates  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS M J (Mrs)  1888  1925  Linwood  Boone, Des Moines Twp  Boone  this burial is on Nelson lot, Amer Legion Aux flag holder on grave 
HIGGINS Marcia A.  1832  01 Apr 1931  Sorden  Adams Twp.  Keokuk  w/o Warren 
HIGGINS Margaret  1836  1901  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Margaret  1862  1918  St Marys  Benton Twp  Ringgold   
HIGGINS Martha  1852  1935  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Mary  1840  1923  St. Benedict  Decorah  Winneshiek  Age 83 
HIGGINS Mary  1808  29 Aug 1862  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson  wife of Joseph 
HIGGINS Mary    15 Feb 1897  Mt Calvary  Grand Junction, Junction Twp, Sec 4  Greene  No birthdate listed, age 84 
HIGGINS Mary  1863  16 May 1914  Mt Calvary  Grand Junction, Junction Twp, Sec 4  Greene   
HIGGINS Mary (Mrs. A.)  1849  1923  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson   
HIGGINS Mary jane    29 Sept 1909  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Mary M.  12-11-1820  3-30-1909  Graceland  Creston  Union  Lot 203; Wife of G.W. 
HIGGINS Mary M.  1862  1919  Maple Row  Athens Twp  Ringgold  Kellerton 
HIGGINS Mary N.  5-26-1883  6-20-1934  Graceland  Creston  Union  Add. E. block 1, Potter Field, single grave. Undertaker marker. 

 

Surname Given Name Born Died Cemetery Location County Comments
HIGGINS Mary R.  1-8-1860  7-26-1932  Oakland    Union  Add. A. block 1, 14th row. Wife of Wm. A. 
HIGGINS Mary W.  1828  1908  Forest  Oskaloosa City  Mahaska   
HIGGINS Matt  1848  1910  Rose Hill  Greene  Butler   
HIGGINS Maud  1880  1901  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson   
HIGGINS Mauthew?Matthew  -------  6 May 1872  Nettleton  Dayton Twp  Butler   
HIGGINS Michael  1831  22 Apr 1870  Pleasant Hill  Howard Twp.  Tama  age 39 
HIGGINS Michael    28 Feb 1895  St. Mary's Catholic  Red Oak  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Millie  -----  -----  Clarinda  Clarinda, Nodaway Twp.  Page  Daughter of Jas. M. & Mary 
HIGGINS Minerva  02 May 1853  20 Apr 1935  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Morris  no dates    St. Marys  Solon  Johnson  G.A.R. Marker 
HIGGINS Mr. & Mrs.  1827 & 1839  1899 & 1916  St Michaels  Whittemore  Kossuth   
HIGGINS Mrs. George    no dates  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Mrs. William  no dates  no dates      Jones  ae 78 
HIGGINS Myrick  86  18 Apr 1879  Sorden  Adams Twp.  Keokuk  h/o Hannah; Mexican war vet; G A R symbol 
HIGGINS Nancy  1824  29 Jan 1901  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson   
HIGGINS Nancy    07 Jun 1885  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson   
HIGGINS Nancy  9/1/1802  9/1/1864  Mt Olive    Fremont  wife of A. 
HIGGINS Nancy A.  1837  10 Apr 1920  Sorden  Adams Twp.  Keokuk  w/o Decatur 
HIGGINS Nathaniel M.  1819  07 Sep 1896  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson   
HIGGINS Neal  1856  not given  Cottonwood  Lake City  Calhoun  Jackson Twp. 

 

Surname Given Name Born Died Cemetery Location County Comments
HIGGINS Nellie  1879  1929  Mt Calvary  Grand Junction, Junction Twp, Sec 4  Greene   
HIGGINS Nellie  20 Jul 1875  9 Nov 1896  Sacred Heart  Boone, Des Moines Twp  Boone  family monument 
HIGGINS Nels  1846  11 Dec 1929  Palentine  Ellsworth Twp.  Emmet  b. Norway 
HIGGINS Nettie Fay  12 Jan 1864  12 Dec 1929  Elmwood  Mason City  Cerro Gordo   
HIGGINS Olive  1870  1933  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Orange  1823  1893/11/25  Oakview  Troy  Monroe  lot unplatted 
HIGGINS P. H.  1840  1924  Graceland  Creston  Union  Add. A. block 6. 
HIGGINS Patrick  3/17/1833  3/25/1888  Mt Calvary    Fremont  born in Kerry co., Ireland 
HIGGINS Paul F.  13 Sep 1898  6 Mar 1925  Rose Hill  Greene  Butler  World War 
HIGGINS Perry D.  27 Apr 1899  03 Jul 1935  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Rebecca    no dates  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Rebecca Jane  1824  1912/9/9  Oakview  Troy  Monroe  wife of Orange 
HIGGINS Reuben H.  5-29-1840  3-29-1924  Graceland  Creston  Union   
HIGGINS Robert    26 Nov 1931  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Rovine (Mrs. T.B.)  1835  05 Dec 1898  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson   
HIGGINS Russell O.  25  18 Aug 1884  Pennington  W. Lancaster Twp.  Keokuk   
HIGGINS Sadie A. (Mrs. Tyler)  1868  1927  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson   
HIGGINS Samuel Howell  12 Nov 1848  15 Aug 1917  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS Sarah  11 Nov 1843  04 Jan 1910  Lake City  Lake City  Calhoun  Jackson Twp. 
HIGGINS Sarah E.  7/27/1834  8/8/1909  Farragut    Fremont  wife of Saul 

 

Surname Given Name Born Died Cemetery Location County Comments
HIGGINS Saul    1918  Farragut    Fremont   
HIGGINS Sovilla  06 Aug 1848  02 Sep 1919  Arlington Heights  Leroy Twp  Audubon  Sec. 3 lot 76 w/o Aaron 
HIGGINS Susanne  1854  3 Mar 1927  Grand Junction  Grand Junction, Junction Twp, Sec 5  Greene   
HIGGINS Thomas  10 May 1837  21 May 1901  Forest  Oskaloosa City  Mahaska  Veteran- Co. K, 36th Infantry of Iowa 
HIGGINS Thomas  1864  1935  Maple Row  Athens Twp  Ringgold  Kellerton 
HIGGINS Thomas J.  1823  1913  Forest  Oskaloosa City  Mahaska   
HIGGINS Tyler J.  1863  1931  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson   
HIGGINS W.  1819  1894/1/22  St. Marys  Cedar  Monroe   
HIGGINS Walter  1890  1937  Garwin  Carlton Twp.  Tama  age 47 
HIGGINS Waren  1837  1923  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson  husband of Fannie 
HIGGINS Warren  1825  04 Mar 1904  Sorden  Adams Twp.  Keokuk  h/o Marcia A. 
HIGGINS Warren  not given  not given  Lake City  Lake City  Calhoun  Jackson Twp. 
HIGGINS William  23 Oct 1859  07 May 1937  Villisca  Villisca, East Twp.  Montgomery   
HIGGINS William  7/4/1858  1/14/1888  Farragut    Fremont   
HIGGINS William          Greene  Line unreadable 
HIGGINS William  27 Mar,1787  12 Oct,1875  Carlisle  Indiana tw.  Marion  H/O Jane 
HIGGINS William O.  13 Jun 1869  19 Dec 1926  Lake City  Lake City  Calhoun  Jackson Twp. 
HIGGINS William R.  1865  1937  St Michaels  Whittemore  Kossuth  Father 
HIGGINS Wilma H.  5/8/1883  6/9/1926  Randolph    Fremont   
HIGGINS Winefred  Age 40y  23 Feb 1882  Glenwood  Boone, Marcy Twp  Boone   

 

Surname Given Name Born Died Cemetery Location County Comments
HIGGINS Wm. A.    Feb 1877  Harmony Church  Zwingle  Jackson   
HIGGINS Wm. A.  10-12-1856  4-13-1911  Oakland  Shannon City  Union  Add. A. block 1, 14th row. Husband of Mary R. 
HIGGINS Wm. A.  1856  13 Apr 1911  Oakland  Jefferson Twp  Ringgold  wife Mary ?. 1860 to 26 Jul 1932 
HIGGINSON Margarette  1892  1898  Pilot Mound  Pilot Mound, Pilot Mound Twp  Boone   


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