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      01 Jan 2011

Source: Manistee the salt city of the unsalted seas - Published 1910



Image of John Higgins

John A. Higgins was born in Saratoga County, N. Y., June 9th, 1857, coming to Manistee in 1872, the summer succeeding the great fire. Where the Court house now stands there was only a grim waste of blackened hemlock stubs.

The boy of fifteen shouldered a pack almost immediately upon his arrival, accompanying Edward McLaughlin, a land looker, into the lumber woods, these trips often lasting for three months.

He clerked for Seymour Bros, for some time, afterwards clerking for Geo. M. Kanouse in the old City Hotel and when the Dunham House was opened by Mr. Kanouse, Mr. Higgins became its first clerk. In the Fall of 1888 he ran the first passenger train over the Manistee & Northeastern R, R., the line at that time terminating at Bear Creek.

He was with the Railroad Company eighteen years, resigning December 15th, 1906, after having been elected Sheriff of Manistee County. At this time he was tendered a banquet by the officials of the road and his fellow employees, being presented with a very handsome token of the esteem in which he was held by them.

Mr. Higgins has proven a very capable Sheriff, and upon his retirement from that office at the close of the present year will carry with him the best wishes of his many friends and constituents.



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Source: A history of northern Michigan and its people, Volume 2 By Perry Francis Powers, Harry Gardner Cutler - Published 1912

John A. Higgins.— Although a native of the Empire state, thirty eight years of residence in Manistee have made John A. Higgins, former sheriff and for many years connected with the Manistee & Northeastern Railroad, one of those who are very loyal to the interests of this part of the state. Pew citizens of Manistee are better known and he is held in general high esteem for he has ever cheerfully given his support to those enterprises that tend to public development and, with hardly an exception he has been connected with every interest that has promoted public welfare. He is a stalwart Republican, having long been at the forefront in local party affairs.

Mr. Higgins was born in Saratoga county, New York, June 9, 1857, and in his veins unite the English and Irish elements, his father and mother having been natives of England and Ireland, respectively. When a young man of twenty-one, the former became attracted with the idea of American independence and opportunity and crossed the Atlantic to claim his share of the same, and it came about that he located in the state of New York, where he remained until his death at the age of fifty-six years. William Higgins, for such was the name of the father, was a farmer by occupation. The mother, whose maiden name was Ann Ross, was reared in her native Erin. When Mr. Higgins was but five years of age he had the misfortune to lose his mother, there being five children in the family, and two of them younger than himself.

Mr. Higgins is one of the army of self-made men, for he started out for himself at the age of thirteen years. The family resources were low and as everyone knows, there is no arguing with necessity. When he was fifteen his wanderings brought him to Manistee, which, although he may have believed it to be merely an episode at the time, was in reality a most important thing, for it was to determine his location for the next forty years. His arrival was not at an auspicious moment, for it was in the summer succeeding the great fire, and where the court house now stands there was only a grim waste of blackened hemlock stubs. He spent the fall and winter in the woods, almost immediately shouldering a pack and accompanying Edward McLaughlin, a land looker, into the lumber woods, these trips often lasting for three months. The energetic young fellow then secured a clerkship with Seymour Brothers, and following that he became clerk for George M. Kanouse in the
old City Hotel and when the Dunham House was opened by Mr. Kanouse, Mr. Higgins, who had earned the confidence of his employer, was given the position of first clerk. From the fall of 1888 dates Mr. Higgins' first identification with the railroad business, when the Manistee & Northeastern Railroad was built, it being he who ran its first passenger train over the road, the line at that time terminating at Bear Creek. He was with the railroad company for eighteen years and made a splendid record. He served in the capacity of conductor and ever manifested that loyalty to duty which is to be discerned in all his relations. He resigned December 15, 1906, after having been elected sheriff of Manistee county, and at the time he was tendered a banquet by the officials of the road and his fellow employees, being presented with a very handsome token of the esteem in which he was held by them.

As previously mentioned Mr. Higgins is one of the most enthusiastic and active of Republicans, devoted to the policies and principles for which the Grand Old Party stands sponsor and ever ready to go anywhere, to do anything for the good of the party. In the capacity of sheriff he gave service of a high character. In 1910 he was delegate to the State Convention held in the city of Detroit.

In 1880, Mr. Higgins laid the foundation of a happy home life, the lady to become his wife being Miss Nellie Barry, daughter of David and Teresa Barry of Cheboygan, Wisconsin. Their union has been cemented by the birth of six children, namely: Raymond, William, Ray. Emeline, Frank and Barry .

Mr. Higgins is popular in lodge circles. His affiliations extend to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, to the Knights of Pythias, Brotherhood of Railway Conductors and to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows,

Few railroad conductors in Northern Michigan are better and more favorably known, his eighteen years' continuous service having been of the most satisfactory character. His courtesy, geniality, and other line qualities, will not allow him soon to be forgotten by the patrons of the Manistee & Northeastern Railroad.


1930; Census Place: Manistee, Manistee, Michigan; Roll: 1008; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 320       (No Image Available)
Name Age
John A Higgins 73

HIGGINS-JOHN-A-62-M-W-NY-MI-MANISTEE-3-WD-MANISTEE-1920
Name Age
John A Higgens 62
Ellen Higgens 60
Theresa Barry 94

HIGGINS-JOHN-A-52-M-W-NY-MI-MANISTEE-2-WD-MANISTEE-1910
Name Age
John A Higgins 52
Nellie Higgins 51
Frank H Higgins 17
Joseph B Higgins 12

HIGGINS-JOHN-A-42-M-W-NY-MI-MANISTEE-2-WD-MANISTEE-1900
Name Age
John A Higgins 41
Nellie Higgins 41
William D Higgins 16
John R Higgins 14
Emily T Higgins 11
Frank H Higgins 7
Ward B Higgins 1
Josephine Zelinski 18

Household: 1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John HIGGINS Self M Male W 23 NY Saloon Keeper ENG IRE
Nellie HIGGINS Wife M Female W 22 WI Keep House IRE IRE
John KING Other S Male W 23 WI Bartender PRU PRU
Source Information:
Census Place 3rd And 4th Ward, Manistee, Manistee, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254593
NA Film Number T9-0593 Page Number 132A


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HIGGINS-WILLIAM-48-M-W-ENGL-NY-SARATOGA-GALWAY-1860
Name Age
William Higgins 48
Maria Higgins 40
Joseph Higgins 15
William Higgins 8
Ann Higgins 6
Elisabeth Higgins 5
John Higgins 3
Mary Higgins 1
Ann Ross 30
Peter Ross 2

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10 Jul 2010

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sanluisobispo/obituary.aspx?n=howard-john-higgins&pid=143746460#ixzz0t3733W4Y

      Howard John Higgins, 86, was born in April 1924 in Marquette,  Mich., and died Tuesday, June 22, 2010. He was the oldest of seven children Gerry, Agnes, Bob, Johnny, Fran and Bill. Howard graduated in 1942 from Bishop Baraga High School and served during World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps having spent 33 months in the Pacific Theater, including Hawaii, Midway and Marshall Islands. Following his discharge as a Sergeant, he attended the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in Houghton, Mich. While convalescing from a severe attack of malaria, Howard took a ''temporary'' job with the Marquette Mining Journal in the advertising department. His ''temporary'' association lasted 10 years - he never returned to his preparation for an engineering career. Howard was manager of the Ishpeming-Negaunee Bureau Office of the Mining Journal and the Editor and Advertising Manager of the Ski Sport for three years. He was secretary of the Ishpeming Ski Club for five years and worked with the National Ski Association in establishing the American Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming. Howard joined the staff of the Telegram-Tribune as a display advertising salesman in 1957 and was promoted to Advertising Director in 1962. Howard loved spending time with family and friends, wood-working, going to the beach, playing pool and spending time at his ranch in Pozo. He was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps Association, member of the Old Mission Church, Marine Corps League Honor Guard, American Legion Post 66 and Veterans of Foreign Wars and past trustee of the San Luis Obispo Elks Lodge. Howard is survived by his two sons Greg Higgins (Beckie) and Jeff Higgins (Pamela); six grandchildren Lindsey, Lauren, Michael, Ben, Sam and Kate; two great-grandchildren Audrey and Mary Higgins; and his friend and companion, Barbara Hart of Cayucos. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha in 2003. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2010, at the Old Mission San Luis Obispo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Howard''s name to the Alzheimer''s Association and Hospice of San Luis Obispo County.

Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on June 25, 2010

Social Security Death Index
Name: Howard J. Higgins
Last Residence: 93405 San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
Born: 20 Apr 1924 Died: 22 Jun 2010
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951)

1930; Census Place: Marquette, Marquette, Michigan; Roll 1010; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 20; Image: 670 (No Image Available)
Name Age

John Higgins 37 b. Mich Father Ireland Mother b. Mich Worker Railroad
Lillie Higgins 30
Howard Higgins 5
Geraldine Higgins 3
Agnes Higgins 2

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23 Apr 2010

My husband is the grandson of Daisy May Higgins (30 Jan 1896 Adams Co Indiana- 31 Mar 1976 Ionia Mich) We have the following information. She married Harry C Drake on 9 Oct 1919 in Portland Mi.

Her parents were Lee Sherman Higgins
(8 May 1868 Indiana - 7 Nov 1939 Michigan) and Etta Babcock (12 Apr 1871 OH- 14 Oct 1934 MI). Sherman and Etta had 8 children: Lee Isaac, Clarence Marion, Daisy May, Emma Lola, Selma Etta, Baby, Reuben Johnny, and Mary Naomi.
Sherman's parents were: William Higgins
(1837 OH- 1 Jul 1911 IN) and Rebecca Jane Beeman (13 Apr 1840- 24 Jun 1900). This is from family records and is backed up with historical records on ancestry.com.

HIGGINS WILLIAM 35 M W OH IN ADAMS JEFFERSON TWP 1870
Name Age
William Higgins 35
Rebecca Higgins 30
Alfred Higgins 9
Phebe Higgins 7
Lee S Higgins 2

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

William HIGGINS Self M Male W 43 OH Farmer OH OH
Rebecca HIGGINS Wife M Female W 40 OH Wife OH OH
Alfred HIGGINS Son S Male W 19 IN At Home OH OH
Phebe HIGGINS Dau S Female W 16 IN At Home OH OH
Sherman HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 IN At Home OH OH
Source Information:
Census Place Hartford, Adams, Indiana
Family History Library Film 1254264
NA Film Number T9-0264 Page Number 107C


HIGGINS SHERMAN 32 M W IN IN ADAMS HARTFORD TWP 1900
Name Age
Sherman Higgins 32
Etta Higgins 29
Lee Higgins 8
Clarence Higgins 7
Daisy Higgins 3
Emma Higgins 1
A W Bodle 53

HIGGINS LEE 42 M W IN MI NEWAYGO ASHLAND TWP 1910
Name Age
Lee Higgins 42
Etta Higgins 40
Lee Higgins 18
Clarence Higgins 17
Daisy Higgins 19
Emma Higgins 11
Jolina Higgins 9
Ruben Higgins 4
Mary Higgins 2

HIGGINS L SHERMAN 52 M W IN MI IONIA 2-WD PORTLAND 1920
Image 1 & 2
Name Age

L Sherman Higgins 52
Etta Higgins 49
Reuben J Higgins 14
Mary N Higgins 11
Harry C Drake 26
Daisy M Drake 23

An 1850 census record (below) shows a Lewis Higgins (b 1807 PA) and wife Phoebe (b 1816 OH) with a son William (of the correct age) living in Penn Co Ind. Lewis has tax assessment records for 1862 in Calhoun Co MI as a physician and 1866 in Jackson Mi as a photographer.

HIGGINS LEWIS 43 M W PA IN JAY PENN 1850
Name Age
Lewis Higgins 43 Blacksmith Born Pennsylvania
Phoebe Higgins 34 Born Ohio
William Higgins 14 Born Ohio
Louisa J Higgins 13 Born Ohio
Calvin C Higgins 11 Born Indiana
John W Higgins 9 Born Indiana
Semanthia A Higgins 4 Born Indiana

Can you add any other information to this?
Lewis seems to be an interesting character. Is he Williams father? Who are his parents?
Thanks for any info,
Judi Drake
JADrake1 AT aol.com

more on this family

Also appears in 1840 Census
1840; Census Place: Jay, Indiana; Roll 83; Page: 87; Image: 182 (No Image)

World War I Draft Registration Cards
Name: Lee Isaac Higgins County: Newaygo
State: Michigan Birthplace: Indiana; USA
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1891 Race: Caucasian (White)

Indiana Births
Name: Higgins
Father: L. S Mother: Etta Babcock
County: Adams Gender: Female Birth Date: 14 Jul 1900
Reference: Adams County, Indiana
Index to Birth Records 1882 - 1920 Inclusive
Volume I Letters A - Z Inclusive Book: H-6 Page: 43

Name: Mary N Higgins
Father: Sherman L. Mother: Etta Babcock
County: Adams Gender: Female Birth Date: 11 Mar 1908    Reference: Adams County, Indiana  Index to Birth Records 1882 - 1920 Inclusive Volume I
Letters A - Z Inclusive Book: H-11 Page: 14


http://www.mckinleyfuneral.com/Obits/2004/obits/fern_higgins.htm
Mr. Fern G. Higgins, age 80 of Grant, died Thursday, March 25, 2004 at his residence near Grant. He was born Fern George Higgins in Portland, Michigan the son of Eva Jane (Peterson) and Lee Isaac Higgins on August 7, 1923. He married Blanche Ellen Brown on February 2, 1946 in Grant, Michigan. He was a for self-employed Dairy Farmer.

He is survived by his wife Blanche, his children Dawn Flanegan of Grand Rapids, David & Melissa Higgins, George Higgins, Loyd & Sueanna Higgins, Jerri & George Hitts all of Grant, Joseph & Mary Higgins of Fremont, 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, his brothers & sisters Clayton & Edna Higgins of Grant, Erma & Walt Bisard of Ravenna, June Campbell of Muskegon, Buster & Lennie Higgins of TN, Betty Bebee of Kent City, Bill & Paula Higgins of Grant, Archie & Judy Higgins of Newaygo, Jim & Betty Higgins of Grant, sisters-in-law Vivian Bignell, Dorothy Stickel both of Sparta, several nieces & nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P. M. from the Ashland Center Cemetery, on Thursday, April 1, 2004, with Mr. David Joe Hatter officiating. There will be no visitation. For Memorials please consider Hospice of Michigan-Newaygo County.

McKinley Funeral Home, Grant, 231-834-5613. http:\\mckinleyfuneral.com


http://www.mckinleyfuneral.com/Obits/2004/obits/walter_j_bisard.htm
Walter James Bisard, aged 85, of Ravenna, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at his home with his wife at his side. Walt was born June 17, 1918 at the family farm near Bailey. He was the youngest child of Walter Benjamin and Nellie Elizabeth (Batchelder) Bisard. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Mary Hale, Dottie Moore, Wayne, Allie, and Howard Bisard. He is survived by his sister Florence Kuhn. He attended Wheat School until the eighth grade and worked on the farm until he married Erma Elaine Higgins on September 20, 1938 in Elkhart, IN. He then worked for Muskegon Paper Mill and joined the US Navy from June 22, 1944 until February 1, 1946 and saw extensive action in the Pacific. After returning from the Navy, he worked for the WPA building bridges near Grant and then worked at CWC in Muskegon Hts. for 34 years.

He and his wife had three children, Pat (Sam) Hinton of North Muskegon, Bill (Sue) Bisard of Mt. Pleasant, and baby Stephen Charles who died in infancy. He has 5 grandchildren, Kelly, Jody, Mark, Terry, and Bucky and 9 great-grandchildren. Walt enjoyed his family, the Ravenna farm, his garden and animals. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren visiting his farm and he loved doing special things with each of them. He was a very loyal American and a life member of the VFW, American Legion, and Eagles. Walt will be sincerely missed by his family, friends, and fellow veterans.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A. M. Monday, May 10, 2004, at the McKinley Funeral Home in Grant with Mr. David Joe Hatter officiating. Interment will be in the Ashland Center Cemetery near Grant. Visitation will be held 10-11 A. M. prior to the services. For memorials please consider the Muskegon County Humane Society.

 

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22 Mar 2010

http://sanilaccountynews.mihomepaper.com/news/2009-10-14/Obituaries/SANFORD_W_SANDY_HIGGINS.html

SANFORD W. (SANDY) HIGGINS
SANDUSKY

Sanford W. (Sandy) Higgins, age 87, of Sandusky, died Thursday, October 8, 2009 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan.

He was born April 13, 1922 in Sandusky, Michigan the son of the late Wesley and Margaret (Loughren) Higgins.

He was a lifelong area resident and farmer. He also worked for 25 plus years at Marlette Homes in Marlette, Michigan.

Sanford married Dora K. Daws on June 19, 1948 in Peck, Michigan. She died on November 2, 1991, he then married Maxine Ross Muxlow on December 27, 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine of Sandusky; three sons, Lee (Diane) Higgins of Sandusky, Larry (Bonnie) Higgins of Sandusky, Lawayne Higgins & Debra of Sandusky; three daughters, Lorraine (Randy) Cramer of Sandusky, Lynn (Gary) Cummins of Port Huron, Lucille Higgins of Sandusky, Luann (Ray) Jagotka of Sandusky; husband of the late Lavonne, Timothy Hendershot of Sandusky; one step-son, Terry (Linda) Muxlow of Florida; one-stepdaughter, Tim (Shelly) Frostick of Peck; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lavonne Hendershot on February 28, 2009; one brother, Martin and two sisters, Clara and Vera.

Funeral services were held at Countryside Free Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Castle officiating.

Burial was in the Zion Cemetery in Sandusky.

Casket bearers - Sandy Higgins, Frank Higgins, Robert Cramer, Rodney Cramer, Jason Geraldo, Ryan Geraldo.

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1930; Census Place: Watertown, Sanilac, Michigan; Roll 1028; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 557 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Wesley C Higgins 49 b. Canada Farmer
Margaret M Higgins 47 b. Mich
Sanford W Higgins 7 b. Mich
Vera M Higgins 4 5/12 b. Mich
Martin E Thrower 19 Adopted Son b. Canada
Clara M Thrower 14 Adopted Daughter b. Canada

HIGGINS WESLEY 38 M W CANA MI SANILAC WATERTOWN 1920
Name Age
Wesley Higgins 38 b. Canada Farmer Year of Immigration 1889
Hannah Higgins 65 Mother b. Canada Year of Immigration 1889
Mary Underhill 22 Cousin b. Canada

HIGGINS HANNAH E 54 F W CANA MI SANILAC WATERTOWN TWP 1910
Name Age
Hannah E Higgins 54
Wesley C Higgins 28 Son
Joseph E Higgins 22 Son
Mary H Underhill 18 Niece

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11 Mar 2010

SOURCE: PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF THE GOVERNORS OF MICHIGAN

WALTER A. HIGGINS.
One of the most beautiful farms in Jackson County, is that owned and occupied by the gentleman above named, and comprising one hundred and | fifty-three acres on section 21, Blackman Township. He has lived on his present estate over twenty years and in that time has brought it to a high degree of perfection both as regards its cultivation and the improvements with which it is adorned. Among the latter is a fine set of barns and a tasteful dwelling whose external appearance but slightly indicates the pleasantness of its interior appointments which are under the care of a model housekeeper. Mr. Higgins is a lover of fine horses, is an extensive breeder of equines, and takes great interest in everything pertaining to the improvement and care of that stock.

Before outlining briefly the life of the gentleman above named a few words regarding his parents will not be amiss. They were Jirah A. and Almira (Symonds) Higgins, both natives of Connecticut, who were married in Wyoming County, N. Y. and settled in the town of Perry, where they lived about two years. They then spent a short time in Ohio and returning to Wyoming County again made that their home, removing thence in 1844 and taking up their residence in Brooklyn, this county. Since that time they have spent nine years in Lenawee County and two in Indiana, the remainder of the time from their emigration to this State has been spent in this county. The mother is still living, but the father died in Jackson in April. 1878.

Walter Higgins was born in Conneaut, Ohio, September 11, 1835, and came to Michigan when about nine years old, growing to manhood in this county, where he spent the greater number of his years since boyhood. He was reared on a farm and has always been engaged in the pursuit of agriculture. He was with his parents two years in Indiana and about nine years in Lenawee County, this State, close to the Jackson County line, and in that county, March 18, 1863, he became the husband of Miss Mattie A. Bates. After his marriage he continued to live with his father some seven years, subsequently settling on the Alonzo Bennett farm, west of Jackson, and four years later locating on the section where he now lives.

The parents of Mrs. Higgins, the late Joseph and Maty A. (Eaton) Bates, were natives of New York, in which State they were married and began their wedded life, and in which Mr. Bates died. The widow afterward came to Michigan, her removal being made about the year 1857, and her choice of a location being Jackson County. She died near Brooklyn in 1869, having reared six children, of whom Mrs. Higgins is the fourth. This lady was born near Syracuse, N. Y., March 23, 1842, being about fifteen years old when she came with her mother to Michigan, where she grew to womanhood. She possesses intelligence of a high order, noble traits of character and an open-hearted spirit, and altogether is one of those fine types of womanhood born to warn, to comfort, to command," who are alt too few in this world of ours, but who, once seen, are ever remembered as examples of what human nature is capable of. To Mr. and Mrs. Higgins two children have been born: Metta C, and
Harry A; the daughter is the wife of John S. Hutchinson of Jackson.

Mr. Higgins is a Democrat of the staunchest sort. Interested in the welfare and progress of his party, although not personally an office seeker. He takes great interest in the schools and in other enterprises which conduce to the higher civilization and welfare of the community. He is hospitable and whole-souled, and his success in life has been such that he is enabled to gratify his tastes, while the housewifely skill of his wife gives him no fear I should an unexpected guest cross the threshold. The affairs of the home are sowed conducted as to ; afford pleasure to all who enter there, displaying as I it does the taste of a cultured woman whose ready j wit and bright intelligence are prime factors in the | entertainment of guests.

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SOURCE: HISTORY OF JACKSON COUNTY, MICHIGAN - Published 1881
Jirah A. Higgins was born at East Haddam, Conn., Dec. 8, 1809, and settled at Jackson in May, 1844
Mrs. Almira Higgins, born at East Hartford, Conn., in June, 1818; came West with her husband

Source: Jackson City and County Directory 1883
Almira S. Higgins (Widow of Jirah A.) res. 324 N. Cortland

Source: Jackson City and County Directory 1897
Almira Higgins (aged 94) died March 10, 1896 (Widow of Jirah)

HIGGINS JIRAH A 39 M W CT MI JACKSON NAPOLEON 1850
Name Age
Jirah Higgins 39
Almira Higgins 39
Walter Higgins 14
Francis Higgins 12

HIGGINS JIRA A 49 M W CT MI LENAWEE CAMBRIDGE 1860
Name Age
Jira A Higgins 49
Almira Higgins 51
Walter A Higgins 22

HIGGINS JARIAH A 61 M W CT MI JACKSON 2-WD JACKSON 1870
Name Age
Jariah H Higgins 61
Almira Higgins 59
Mira Higgins 9

HIGGINS WALTER A 35 M W OH MI JACKSON BLACKMAN TWP 1870
Name Age
Walter A Higgins 35
Matter Higgins 28
Nettie Higgins 7
Libbie Bates 32

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

Walter A. HIGGINS Self M Male W 45 OH Farmer CT CT
Mattie A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 38 NY Keeping House NY NY
Mettie C. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 17 MI House Keeper OH NY
Harry A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 8 MI In School OH NY
Source Information:
Census Place Blackman, Jackson, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254585
NA Film Number T9-0585 Page Number 6C

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22 Feb 2010

Source: The book of Detroiters: a biographical dictionary of leading living men of The City of Detroit - edited by Albert Nelson Marquis - Published 1914


HIGGINS, Charles J., banker; born, Detroit, Nov. 27, 1871; son of James J. and Mary (Grensel) Higgins; educated Holy Trinity Parochial School; A.B., Detroit College, 1889; married, June 15, 1898, Nellie Mclnerney, of Bay City, Mich.; children: Neil, Maurice. Began in employ of People's Savings Bank, Detroit, 1890, and became paying teller; also paying teller of People's State Bank, after consolidation of People's and State Savings Banks; went to Jackson, Mich., as cashier Central State Bank, continuing 3 1/2 years; returned to Detroit, 1911, as cashier new Metropolitan State Bank, of which was elected vice-president, 1912. Republican. Roman Catholic. Member Knights of Columbus, Knights of Equity, Detroit Chapter, American Institute of Banking. Recreation: music. Office: Metropolitan State Bank. Residence: 130 Westminster Ave.


Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James HIGGINS Self M Male W 36 MI Iron Molder IRE IRE
Mary HIGGINS Wife M Female W 29 MI Keeping House BAVARIA CAN
Charles HIGGINS Son S Male W 8 MI MI MI
George HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 MI MI MI
John HIGGINS Son S Male W 4 MI MI MI
Edward HIGGINS Son S Male W 1 MI MI MI
Source Information:
Census Place District 295, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254613
NA Film Number T9-0613 Page Number 39B


1900; Census Place: Detroit Ward 2, Wayne, Michigan; Roll T623_747; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 20
(No Image Available)
Name Age
Charles Higgins 28
Nellie Higgins 28


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09 Jan 2010

Source: A Twentieth Century History of Cass County (Mich) By L. H. GLOVER - Published 1906

HON. THOMAS T. HIGGINS,

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For many years Hon. Thomas T. Higgins has been regarded as a representative and prosperous farmer of Cass county, and at the present time he is making a notable record as a member of the general assembly, being now for the second term representative from his district in the Michigan legislature. To the energetic natures and strong mentality of such men is due the success and ever increasing prosperity of the Republican party, in this state and in the hands of this class of citizens there is every assurance that the best interests and welfare of the party will be attended to, resulting in a successful culmination of the highest ambitions and expectations entertained by its adherents. Throughout his life Mr. Higgins has been a loyal citizen, imbued with patriotism and fearless in defense of his honest convictions, and he is now advocating in legislative halls and before the people the principles which he believes will best advance the welfare of the commonwealth. Such is the man whose life history forms the theme of this article. He makes his home on section 17, Jefferson township, and when not engaged with the weighty duties of his office his time and energies are concentrated upon the successful conduct of what is one of the best improved farms in Cass county.

Mr. Higgins was born in Randolph county, Indiana, on the 10th of February, 1844, and is of Irish lineage, the family having been founded in America early in the eighteenth century. The name Higgins was known in the old Emerald Isle as Higginson, but now is known as Higgins. The representatives of the name in America are descended from Thomas Higgins, an early settler of Delaware, and the family has furnished to various states prominent representatives, who have held important public positions. This number includes Governor Higgins, of New York, who is a second cousin of the subject of this review. His paternal grandfather, Joseph Higgins, was a native of Ireland. His father, James T. Higgins, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, at the old home of the family in 1807, and there spent the days of his boyhood and youth, while in the public schools he acquired his education. In 1829, when a young man of twenty-two years, President Andrew Jackson gave him charge
of the mail route from New Castle to Fort Delaware. While still a young man he assumed the work of grading the first interurban railroad in the country, from New Castle to Chesapeake Bay, working under Joseph Cannon. Much of his life, however, was devoted to agricultural pursuits. He was married in the east but at an early day the spirit of the pioneer led him to the wilds of Indiana, and for some time he resided in Randolph county, whence in 1858 he came to Cass county, Michigan, settling in LaGrange township, where he purchased a tract of land and improved a farm. He voted for McClellan in 1864, but early gave his political support to the Republican party. However, he cast his ballot for Fremont, its first presidential candidate, and for Lincoln in i860. He wedded Miss Mary Higgins, who was a native of New Jersey and was descended from the same ancestry. She lived to be fifty-nine years of age, while James T. Higgins, the father, reached the very venerable age of ninety-one years. In their family were eight children, three sons and five daughters, all of whom grew to manhood or womanhood, but only three are now living: Thomas T., of this review; George; and Mary, the wife of William Hass, of LaGrange township.

Hon. Thomas T. Higgins was the eldest son and fifth child in his father's family. He was reared in Richmond, Wayne county, and in Randolph county, Indiana, and was a youth of sixteen years when he came with his parents to Cass county, Michigan. His early education had been acquired in the schools of Richmond, and he afterward continued his studies in w7hat is known as the Mechanicsburg school in LaGrange township. He has largely been dependent upon his own resources from the age of sixteen years and his inherent force of character, his utilization of opportunity and his unremitting diligence in everything that he has undertaken have constituted the basis of his success. When about twenty-one years of age he went south and was employed as government teamster for about three months. This was at the close of the war. He then returned to Cass county, where he began farming on his own account and throughout his active business career he has carried on general
agricultural pursuits.

In 1867 Mr. Higgins was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Rathbum, a daughter of Lucius and Sarah (Click) Rathbum and a native of Jefferson township, her people having located in Jefferson township, Cass county, at a very early day. Mr. Higgins lived upon his father's farm for a time and afterward upon his father-in-law's property, but in 1869 took up his abode upon the farm on which he now resides on section 17, Jefferson township. At that time only twenty acres of land had been cleared and cultivated. He at once, however, continued the work of development, placed. the greater part of the land under the plow and has put all of the improvements upon the property, which is now a splendidly cultivated farm, comprising two hundred acres of rich and arable land, from which he annually harvests large crops. His first home was a log cabin, but this has long since been replaced by a more commodious and substantial modern residence. In all of his farm work he is energetic and painstaking. He thoroughly understands his business, and in fact thoroughness is one of his marked characteristics, manifest in all that he has undertaken in every relation of life. He is also thoroughly reliable in his business transactions, his name being a synonym for integrity and straightforward dealing.

Unto Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have been born five children: J. P., who is now living in Dowagiac, wedded Miss Mabel Palmer and is engaged in real estate; Florence, who is the wife of Fred Shurter, a resident farmer of Jefferson township; Claude, who was a mail carrier on a rural route, but now an agriculturist; he wedded Leona Gifford; Leila, the wife of Fred Whitmore, also living in Jefferson township; and Elsie, the wife of Henry AtLee, of the state of Washington.

In April, 1871, Mr. Higgins was made a Mason and is one of the oldest representatives of Cassopolis lodge. He also belongs to the Chapter at Cassopolis and is a prominent representative of the fraternity here. In politics he has always been a stanch Republican, taking an "active interest in the local work of the party and doing everything in his power to insure its success. He has held various local offices, but still higher political honors awaited him, for in 1903 he was chosen to represent his district in the state legislature by a vote of two hundred and fifty-two. He proved an active working member of the house and that his constituents regarded favorably his efforts in their behalf is shown by the fact that in 1905 he was re-elected by a largely increased majority of nine hundred. He has delivered various campaign speeches and is a forceful, earnest speaker, and is today accounted one of the prominent representatives of the party in the county. He has also left the impress of his individuality upon state legislation. He has never pretended to be an orator and the members of the house who at first were not inclined to pay much attention to the speeches of the farmer representative soon found out that they had to cope with a force on which they had little reckoned. His earnestness and his honesty were not alone his strong characteristics, although these traits are most commendable. His fellow members found, too, that he had been a student of the questions and issues of the day and that he had a keen and shrewd insight into matters which came up for discussion. A publication of recent date said: "He is always steady and honest and when he set himself the other day to oppose the attorney general s bill to allow the institution in Ingham county of state cases against parties ^f *dl sections of the state he won a victory. The house voted the bill down. His speech on that occasion is regarded as his best address to the legislature." Mr. Higgins also won wide attention by a plan for the solution of the primary reform problem and his suggestion won approval from both wings in the reform fight. In regard to this measure the reporter for the work of the house, H. M. Nimmoy said: "Representative Higgins of Cass has come forward with a solution of the primary reform muddle that has already found favor with several of the opponents of direct nominations, including Governor Warner. His compromise proposition is this: Retain the state conventions to name candidates to be placed on the party ballots and give the people a chance to choose the nominee by direct vote from among the candidates for state offices so endorsed. Higgins has also accepted the suggestion that each candidate be endorsed by at least twenty-five per cent of the delegates of the state convention before his name can go on the ballot. His measure has received the endorsement of many men prominent in the ranks of the Republican party, including Governor Warner, Chairman Stone of the house elections committee, banking commissioner Moore and others." As stated, Mr. Higgins has made himself felt as a forceful factor in the affairs of the commonwealth, and that he has won the confidence and support of his fellow citizens is indicated by the fact of his largely increased majority at his second election. His career has been one of activity, full of incidents and results, and by his excellent public service and upright life he has honored the community that has honored him with official preferment.

Source: Michigan manual By Michigan. Dept. of State, Michigan. Dept. of Administration, Michigan. Dept. of Management and Budget

THOMAS T. HIGGINS,

Representative from Cass county, was born in Randolf county, Indiana, February 10, 1844, and came to Michigan with his parents in 1858 and settled on a farm in Cass county. He was educated in the common schools, married and moved on the farm where he now resides. He was elected to the legislature of 1903-4 and was reelected to the legislature of 1905-6 by a vote of 3,054 to 2,136 for H. Sylvester Chapman and 120 for Warren A. Garwood.

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HIGGINS THOMAS 26 M W IN MI CASS JEFFERSON TWP 1870
Name Age
Thomas Higgins 26
Caroline Higgins 24
Jay P Higgins 4/12

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace
Mother's Birthplace
Thomas T. HIGGINS Self M Male W 36 IN Farmer DE NJ
Carline HIGGINS Wife M Female W 34 MI Keeping House MA OH
Jay P. HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 MI At School IN MI
Florence M. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 4 MI IN MI
Claud H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 2 MI IN MI
James T. HIGGINS Father W Male W 73 DE Retired Farmer NJ NJ
Source Information:
Census Place Jefferson, Cass, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254575
NA Film Number T9-0575 Page Number 444A


HIGGINS THOMAS 56 M W IN MI CASS JEFFERSON TWP 1900
Name Age
Thomas Higgins 56
Caroline Higgins 54
Claude H Higgins 21
Leila B Higgins 11
Maud E Higgins 14

1910; Census Place: Jefferson, Cass, Michigan; Roll T624_640; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 104; Image: 779 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Thomas T Higgins 62
Caroline Higgins 64
Orleta Whitmore 6

HIGGINS JAY P 40 M W MI MI CASS 1-WD DOWAGIAC 1910
Name Age
Jay P Higgins 40
Mabel Higgins 28
Craven Higgins 8
Max Higgins 5

HIGGINS JAY P 49 M W MI MI CASS JEFFERSON 1920
Name Age
Jay P Higgins 49
Mabel Higgins 37
Thomas C Higgins 17
James M Higgins 15
Caroline Higgins 75 Mother

1930; Census Place: Jefferson, Cass, Michigan; Roll 979; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 848 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Jay P Higgins 60
Mabel P Higgins 48
James M Higgins 25
Lois I Higgins 18
Margaret A Higgins 2
Mary Lou Higgins 4/12
Caroline Higgins 84 Mother

Source: Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index
Name: Thomas T Higgins Birth Date: abt 1844 Birth Place: Indiana
Death Date: 26 May 1916 Gender: Male  Death Place: Jefferson, Cass Co., Michigan
Death Age: 72 Occupation: Retired Farmer Race: White Marital Status: Married
Father Name: James T Higgins Mother Name: Mary Higgins

Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index
Name: Caroline Rathbun Higgins
[Caroline Rathbun Rathbun]
Birth Date: 28 Feb 1846 Birth Place: Mich
Death Date: 8 Nov 1934 Death Place: Jefferson Cass., Mich
Burial Date: 11 Nov 1934 Cemetery Name: Union Church
Death Age: 88 Occupation: Homemaker
Race: White Marital Status: Widowed Gender: Female
Father Name: Lucius Rathbun Father Birth Place: Rhode Island
Mother Name: Sarah Glick Mother Birth Place: OH
Spouse Name: Thomas T. Higgins Informant Name: X

Source: Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index
Name: Jay P. Higgins  Birth Date: 9 Feb 1870 Birth Place: Michigan
Death Date: 9 Apr 1945 Death Place: Jefferson, Cass, Michigan
Burial Date: 11 Apr 1945 Burial Place: Jefferson
Cemetery Name: North Union Death Age: 75
Occupation: Farmer Race: White Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed Spouse Name: Mable Higgins
Residence: Jefferson, Cass. Mich
Father Name: Thomas T Higgins Father Birth Place: Indiana
Mother Name: Caroline Rathbun Mother Birth Place: Michigan


http://www.dunelady.com/Cass/cemeteries/bsidecem.htm
DAILEY CEMETERY aka UNION (BROOKSIDE)
Jefferson Township, Cass County Michigan

13 Row going South - - -
Higgins, Liela (Whitmore) no date - -
Higgins, Annie 1873 1874 -
Higgins, Caroline - mother 1846 - -
Higgins, Thomas T. - father 1844 1916 -

14th Row going North
Hass, Mary Higgins - wife of William 19 Oct 1838 21 Mar 1908 -
Higgins, James T. 90y 7m 11d 31 Mar 1898 -
Higgins, Mary A. - wife of James T 59y 2m 3d 6 Sep 1872 -

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22 Aug 2009

Valley City Cemetery - Now the southern section of Oak Hill Cemetery
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

VALLEY CITY CEMETERY. (Info from Source: History of the City of Grand Rapids Michigan By Albert Baxyer  at Google Books)

Situated about a quarter of a mile east of the fair grounds, in the town of Paris, is the Valley City Cemetery, being the east part of the north half of the northeast quarter of Section 6 in that township, about forty acres of ground. This was purchased by direction of the Common Council in February, 1859, and was dedicated by the city authorities to cemetery purposes December 17, i860. The grounds are handsomely laid out in a grove of natural oaks, with convenient walks and drives, and are well kept. It has a number of fine monuments, and a city vault of capacity to receive twenty-four caskets, the latter built by a California gentleman

Higgins burial Information from
http://www.migenweb.net/kent/cemeteries/paris/valleycity/he-hi.html

Higgins (?), Daisy
Could not read.

Higgins, Desdamona S.

Higgins, Fred.
n.d.

Higgins, Hugh
n.d.

Higgins, James H.*
n.d.; Co. L. 9th Mich. Cav.
(added by MJHiggins) *Civil War pension records show James Higgins died April 16,1925 at Soldier's Home in Michigan.

Higgins, Jane
b. 1822; d. 1902; on lot with Mary A., Jas. H., and Jessie; also Jennie H. Bowen.

Higgins, Jennie

Higgins, Jessie
d. of J. B. and M. A.; d. Dec. 12, 1873; a. 4y. 4m. 24d.

Higgins, Mary A.
w. of Jas.; d. Feb. 19, 1893; a. 44y.


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Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James HIGGINS Self M Male W 35 CAN Mason IRE IRE
Mary HIGGINS Wife M Female W 29 MI Keep House NY NY
Jenny HIGGINS Dau S Female W 12 MI CAN MI
Fred HIGGINS Son S Male W 7 MI CAN MI
Robert HIGGINS Son S Male W 3 MI CAN MI

Source Information:
Census Place Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254588
NA Film Number T9-0588
Page Number 225A

HIGGINS JAMES 76 M W CANA MI KENT GRAND RAPIDS TWP MICHIGAN SOL 1920
Soldier's Home in Kent County, Michigan
Name Age
James Higgins 76 Born Canada Parents born Ireland

Image of Michigan Soldier's Home

His Civil War service is noted at
17-Higgins, James-Union-Cavalry-9th Regiment-Michigan Cavalry

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21 Jul 2009

http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/tsphoto/benzie/benzonia2.htm


Benzonia Township Cemetery - Benzonia Township, Benzie County,Michigan
Higgins, Custer M.       1874*- 15 Apr 1956 * 2 Mar 1874
Link to Headstone Image
Higgins, Donald C.       1915 - 7 Mar 1971
Link to Headstone Image
Higgins, Hobson            1900 - 1901
Link to Headstone Image
Higgins, John -                   - 18 Dec 1925
Link to Headstone Image
Higgins, Merrit C.        1908 - 21 May 1919
Link to Headstone Image
Higgins, Sarah F.        1851 - 14 Oct 1920
Link to Headstone Image
Higgins, Theta  10 Aug 1881 - 22 Aug 1948
Link to Headstone Image


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Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio. Cincinnati: Wilstach, Baldwin, 1886.
Name: John Higgins , Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on August 21 1862 at the age of 21.Mustered into Company D, 122nd Ohio Infantry Regiment on Sep 30 1862. Mustered Out on Jun 26 1865 at Washington, DC.


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

J. D. HIGGINS Self M Male W 38 OH Farmer PA PA
Sarah E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 28 IN Keeps House OH MD
M. Custer HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 MI At School OH IN
Rodman J. HIGGINS Son S Male W 4 MI At Home OH IN
Mabelle E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 1 MI At Home OH IN
Source Information:
Census Place Gilmore, Benzie, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254572  NA Film Number T9-0572 Page Number 15B


Civil War pension records show John Higgins received an Invalid's pension May 9,1883 for his service in Company D, 122nd Ohio Infantry.
(Application # 448843 - Certificate # 456846)

Records show he died December 17,1925 at Beulah, Michigan

Link to Headstone Image  of Higgins, John ,122nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry


Onsite link # 89 Higgins, John ,122nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry

1890 Veterans Census Schedule Michigan Benzie Gilmore
John Higgins, Private, Company D, 122nd Ohio Infantry,08/22/1862-06/26/1865 (2 yr,10 mnths,5 dys)

HIGGINS CUSTER 26 M W MI MI BENZIE BENZONIA TWP 1900
Name Age
Custer Higgins 26
Theta Higgins 18
Violet M Higgins 1

1900; Census Place: Gilmore, Benzie, Michigan; Roll T623_702 Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 6 ( No Image Available)
Name Age
John Higgins 58
Sarah E Higgins 48
Rodman Higgins 24

HIGGINS RODMAN 33 M W MI MI BENZIE BENZONIA TWP 1910
Name Age
Rodman Higgins 33
Ethel I Higgins 20
Edna P Higgins 7/12

HIGGINS CUSTER M 36 M W MI MI BENZIE BENZONIA TWP 1910
Name Age
Custer M Higgins 36
Theta M Higgins 28
Violet M Higgins 11
Vivian R Higgins 8
Merritt Higgins 1 6/12

image includes
Name Age
John Higgins 68
Sarah C Higgins 58
Wells Jimmerman 10
Harry Higgins 4

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Custer Higgins County: Benzie
State: Michigan Birth Date: 2 Mar 1874 Race: White

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Rodman Cornal Higgins County: Benzie
State: Michigan Birth Date: 13 May 1876 Race: White

HIGGINS RODMAN 43 M W MI MI BENZIE BENZONIA 1920
Name Age
Rodman Higgins 43
Earl Higgins 8

HIGGINS CUSTER 45 M W MI MI BENZIE BENZONIA 1920
Name Age
Custer Higgins 45
Theta Higgins 38
Vivian Higgins 17
Glen Higgins 8
Donald Higgins 4 3/12
Beatrice Knopp 18

1930
Census Place: Benzonia, Benzie, Michigan; Roll  974; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 4; Image: 481   (No Image Available)
Name Age
Custer Higgins 56
Theda Higgins 48
Glen Higgins 18
Donald Higgins 14
Leonara Higgins 10
Milly Gould 32
Margery Bolton 15

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08 Jul 2009

Source: The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922 By Clarence Monroe Burton
THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING COMPANY - 1922


Patrick C. Higgins was born in Ireland in 1817 and came to Detroit before 1840. He was a teacher for some years in the Detroit schools and subsequently was admitted to the bar. He was the first police justice, serving from 1850 to 1853. He died in Detroit February 24, 1857, leaving a widow, Clara Edsell and two children, Charles R. Higgins and Alice Higgins.

HIGGINS PATRICK 25 M W MI WAYNE DETROIT 1850
Name Age
Patk C Higgins 25
Clara Higgins 25
Charles Higgins 4
Clara Higgins 1

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17 Jun 2009

Source: Collections  By Michigan State Historical Society, Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan - Published by The Society, 1884

ALLEGAN COUNTY - MEMORIAL REPORT
Jabin S. Higgins was born in Batavia, N. Y., March 9th., 1797. He died in Otsego, Allegan county, Michigan, Oct. 5th, 1882, aged eighty-four years, six months and twenty-six days. Mr. Higgins came to Kalamazoo county in the fall of 1833 and rented the farm, now the Kalamazoo county farm. He moved to Otsego, Allegan county, in the spring or summer of 1836, and opened a hotel in that then small village. At said hotel this writer took his first meal in Allegan county, in October of said year 1836. Mr. Higgins built the first saw-mill in said town, on or near what is known as Pine Creek.

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HIGGINS JABIN 51 W M MICHIGAN ALLEGAN OSTEGO 1850
Name Age
Jabin S Higgins 51
Betsey Higgins 47
Willard Higgins 26
Roselinda C Higgins 24
Eliza Higgins 22
Hugh Higgins 19
Marion G Higgins 16
Zenas Higgins 12
Harriet Higgins 9
Orlan Higgins 6

HIGGINS JABIN S 61 M W NY MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO 1860
Name Age
Jabin S Higgins 61
Betsie Higgins 58
Lisaous A Higgins 21
Orlin Higgins 16

HIGGINS JABIN S 71 M W NY MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO 1870
Name Age
Jabir S Higgins 71
Betsey Higgins 68
Orlin S Higgins 26
Mary Higgins 26

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

Willard HIGGINS Self M Male W 55 NY Sawmill NY VT
Eliza HIGGINS Wife M Female W 55 NY Housekeeping VT NY
Francelia DRAKE SDau M Female W 39 MI Housekeeping NY NY
Emma BROOKS Other S Female W 22 MI Domestic VT ---
Jabin BROOKS* Other W Male W 81 NY None VT CT
John KEEFER Other S Male W 26 PA Sawmill PA PA
Frank ULUM Other S Male W 22 MI Sawmill --- ---
George THOMPSON Other S Male W 30 MI Sawmill --- ---
Riley ULUM Other S Male W 19 MI Sawmill --- ---
Willard DRAKE Nephew S Male W 21 MI Sawmill NY MI
Birton DRAKE Nephew S Male W 14 MI On Farm NY MI
(* Incorrectly enumerated as Jabin Brooks, instead of Jabin Higgins)
Source Information:
Census Place Otsego, Allegan, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254569
NA Film Number T9-0569 Page Number 412B


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11 May 2009

Source: Directory By Bay City (Mich.)- Published 1884
PUBLISHED BY R. L. POLK & CO.
Higgins Charles, laborer, bds 1894 11th.
Higgins Fulton, laborer, bds 601 Broadway.
Higgins Kate, domestic 302 N Adams.
Higgins Morris, laborer, bds Park City hotel.
Higgins Robert F, millwright, res 601 Broadway

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29 Apr 2009

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Midland County, Mich By Chapman Brothers - 1884

  George Higgins, proprietor of the Sanford House at Sanford, was born Aug. 24, 1839, in Canada, and is the son of John and Josette (Scheler) Higgins. His father died in Springfield, Can.
Mr. Higgins began his contest with the world when he was 11 years old. He has a natural aptitude for the use of tools and early in life learned the business of boiler-making and blacksmithing. He went from the Dominion to the State of New York and came thence to Saginaw, Mich., about the first of March, 1865. He first found employment in a brick-yard, where he continued five months. His next remove was to Tittabawassee, where he operated between three and four years. He went thence to the city of Saginaw and engaged in keeping a boarding saloon. Eight months later he bought a hotel at Edenville, Midland County. He continued its management between two and three years, when the property was destroyed by fire. The entire loss was between four and five thousand dollars. He held an insurance policy of $2,500, on which he realized $2,000. He then came to Sanford and established himself in the business of hotel-keeping in a frame house on the bank of the river. It was situated on the flat and was subject to the interesting vicissitudes common to high water in this section of Michigan. The lower floor was frequently flooded and business suffered accordingly. In 1875 he bought his present location of Charles Sanford, and moved his effects hither in a scow. On his return the following day, he found the water waist deep in the lower story of the house he had left. May 15, 1884, he was again visited by the destroying element, fire, and his hotel was burned to the ground, together with a portion of the furniture. It was insured for $2,500, and the furniture was insured for $500. At the present writing he is rebuilding.
Mr. Higgins owns a farm of 187 acres of land on section 24, of Jerome Township, with 27 acres improved. He also owns six town lots in Sanford. He has officiated six terms as Highway Commissioner and as Deputy Sheriff eight years.
He was married Aug. 16, 1861, to Elizabeth A.' daughter of William Henry and Helen (Hilliard) O'Connell. Her father was born Aug. 15, 1781, in Limerick. Ireland, and died Feb. 5, 1873, in Hamilton, Can. The mother was born June 8, 1796, in the city of Dublin, and died Oct. 20, 1873, in the same place where the demise of her husband occurred. Mrs. Higgins was born in Toronto, Can., Oct. 28, 1838. Following is the record of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Higgins: Henry A. was born Nov. 2, 1863, in Springfield, Can., and was married March 14, 1883, at Eden ville, to Hattie J. Stratton. The marriage ceremony was performed by Daniel Grover, J. P. George T., the child of this marriage, was born April 7, 1884. Helen J. Higgins was born Aug. 10, 1864, at Georgetown, Can., and was married Aug. 8, 1883, to W. A. Ryan at Sanford, by J. A. Sprague, Presiding Elder at Big Rapids. Anna Belle Higgins. was born Aug. 13, 1871, at Edenville, Mich. Albert Higgins was born Aug. 3, 1873, at Sanford.

HIGGINS GEORGE 31 M W CANA MI MIDLAND JEROME TWP 1870
Image
1 & 2
Name Age
George Higgins 31
Elizabeth Higgins 31
Henry A Higgins 7
Helen G Higgins 6

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

George HIGGANS Self M Male W 40 CAN Hotel Keeper CAN CAN
Elizabeth HIGGANS Wife M Female W 42 CAN Keep House IRE IRE
Henry A. HIGGANS Son S Male W 17 CAN CAN CAN
Elan J. HIGGANS Dau S Female W 15 CAN CAN CAN
Anna HIGGANS Dau S Female W 8 MI CAN CAN
Albert HIGGANS Son S Male W 5 MI CAN CAN
Source Information:
Census Place Jerome, Midland, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254595
NA Film Number T9-0595
Page Number 198A

also from same source

William Higgins, farmer, section 26, Midland Township, is a son of Harvey and Laura (Whitman) Higgins, the former a native of Connecticut and the latter of Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. They moved to Pennsylvania, thence to Trumbull Co., Ohio, and two years later, namely, in the fall of 1858, they came to Midland County. He died in the fall of 1859, and she Aug. 7, 1875. They had eight children, named Albert, Alvin, Mary, Henry, Henrietta, William, Lydia J. and Leonard, all of whom lived to the age of maturity.

The subject of this sketch was born in Crawford Co., Pa., Aug. 1, 1847. In August, 1863, when he was but 16 years of age, he enlisted in the war for the suppression of the great insurrection, in the
16th Mich. Inf., and served three years. He participated in the second battle of Bull Run, and in the battles of Gettysburg, Petersburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, etc , etc. At the battle of Gettysburg he received a slight wound in the hand.

Since the war he has resided in this county. He now owns 170 acres of land, 140 of which he has in good cultivation. In regard to political views he is counted among the Republicans.

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

William HIGGINS Self S Male W 34 PA CT NY
Alvin HIGGINS Brother S Male W 42 PA Farmer CT NY
Henry HIGGINS Brother S Male W 37 PA Lumberman CT NY
Johnson MILNER Son M Male W 34 ENG Farm Labor ENG ENG
Anna MILNER Wife M Female W 22 ENG Keeps House ENG ENG
Source Information:
Census Place Midland, Midland, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254595
NA Film Number T9-0595 Page Number 214C


also

Albert Higgins, farmer, section 36, Midland Township, is a son of Harvey and Laura (Whitman) Higgins, who were natives of Connecticut. Albert was born in New York Oct. 8, 1834, and at 18 years of age started out in life for himself. For nearly six years he worked out by the month on a farm. In the fall of 1858 he came to Midland County and purchased 80 acres of land in Midland Township, on section 26, which he afterward disposed of. He now owns 40 acres on section 36, where he resides and has about 25 acres finely improved.

Mr. Higgins was married in this county Aug. 28, 1862, to Anna, daughter of William and Nancy (Taylor) Fair, who were natives of Ireland. Mrs. H. was born in Canada West, March 15, 1842. Their family record comprises the following children : William A., Rose J. (deceased), Florence M., George A., Arthur A. and Robert J. (deceased).

Mr. and Mrs. H. are members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and in political matters he is counted a Republican.

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

Albert HIGGINS Self M Male W 46 NY Farmer NY NY
Anna HIGGINS Wife M Female W 38 CAN Keep House IRE IRE
William HIGGINS Son S Male W 17 MI At Home NY CAN
Florence HIGGINS Dau S Female W 15 MI At School NY CAN
George HIGGINS Son S Male W 13 MI At Home NY CAN
Arthur HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 MI At School NY CAN
Source Information:
Census Place Midland, Midland, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254595
NA Film Number T9-0595 Page Number 213A


HIGGINS ALBERT 65 M W NY MI MIDLAND MIDLAND TWP 1900
Name Age
Albert Higgins 65
Anna Higgins 57

HIGGENS WILLIAM 46 M W MI MI MIDLAND MIDLAND TWP 1910
Name Age
William Higgins 46
Albert Higgins 75
Anna Higgins 68
Arthur Higgins 38
Mildred Higgins 13

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08 Feb 2009

Looking for ancestors of Oscar Higgins of Michigan

Hello,

I saw this on your website.
Higgins, Oscar, (Martha E.), Assistant Foreman Postum Cereal Company.  Resides 29

James Oscar Higgins, Age: 36 Year: 1920 USA Census
Birthplace: Michigan Roll: T625_759
Race: White Page: 13A State: Michigan ED: 49
County: Calhoun Township: Battle Creek

He was my Great Uncle. I am looking for his father Andrew P Higgins and I have not had any luck yet. Do you know of anymore info on the Higgins family I am speaking of?  If so that would be a great help to me. 

Theresa Wirth
luckyirishgirl68 AT  hotmail.com



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Though i didn't find anything on Andrew P. Higgins, i have added some added info on Oscar and his family
See :
http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/tsphoto/gratiot/ridgelawn.htm
Cemetery: Ridgelawn Cemetery - The cemetery is located on Pine and Summit Streets in Breckenridge, Gratiot County, Michigan
-Tombstone Image Link-
http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/gratiot/photos/tombstones/ridgelawn/higgins43514gph.jpg
Name:     Hollis - Martha - Oscar HIGGINS
                HIGGINS
Hollis Y.       Martha E.        Oscar
1905-1907       1878-1965      1883-1980

Social Security Death Index
Name
: Oscar Higgins Born: 2 Sep 1883 Died: Jul 1980
Last Residence: 48801  Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States of America
Last Benefit: 48801  Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States of America
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951)

1930 United States Federal Census (No Image Available)

Name: Oscar Higgins
Home in 1930: Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885  Birthplace: Michigan 
Relation to Head of House: Boarder  Race: White

HIGGINS OSCAR 36 M W MI MI CALHOUN BATTLE CRK,BEDFORD TWP 1920
Name Age
Oscar Higgins 36  Foreman Food Company
Martha Higgins 41 
Thomas Higgins 4 

World War I Draft Registration Cards
Name: Oscar Higgins 39 James Street City: Battle Creek 
County
: Calhoun  State: Michigan 
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1883 Race: White 
Description:Tall,Medium Build,Blue Eyes,Brown Hair

HIGGINS OSCAR 26 M W MI MI CALHOUN 5-WD BATTLE CRK 1910
Name Age
Oscar Higgins 26  Laborer at Bakery
E Martha Higgins 31 

WIRTH WINDLEING 60 M W GERM MI GRATIOT WHEELER TWP 1900
Image 1 & 2
Name Age
Mindbing Wirth 39 
Mattie P Wirth 36 
Walter Wirth 7 
Gurdin Wirth 2 
Ina D Higgins 18 
Oscar Higgins 16 

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23 Dec 2008

http://www.willett.org/ovid/LaingsburgCem2002.htm
Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Michigan

-Laingsburg Cemetery Burial Records-
Name-Year of Death- Day/Mo Death - Age at Death - Section - Lot No..- Page No.
Higgins, Charlotte 1924 8-Jan 80 yrs C-29 7 114
Higgins, Maybelle A. 1955 3-Apr 65 yrs B 107-1 69
Higgins, Thomas J. 1969 27-Mar 86 yrs B 107-2 69
Higgins, Wm. 1905 20-Mar 63 yrs C-29 7 114

- Webmaster's Findings -
1930; Census Place: Laingsburg, Shiawassee, Michigan; Roll: 1026; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 1100 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Thomas J. Higgins 47
Maybelle A Higgins 40
Charlotte M Higgins 13
June A Higgins 2 6/12
Vivian M Higgins
Maude M Putnam 60 Practical Nurse

HIGGINS THOMAS 37 M W MI MI CLINTON VICTOR 1920
Name Age
Thomas J Higgins 37
Mabel Higgins 27
Charlotte M Higgins 2 9/12
with the elder Charlotte Higgins living next door

HIGGINS CHARLOTTE 66 F W NY MI CLINTON VICTOR TWP 1910
Name Age
Charlotte Higgins 66
Thomas J Higgins 27
George W Higgins 22

HIGGINS WILLIAM 56 M W MI CLINTON VICTOR TWP 1900
Name Age
William Higgins 56
Charlotte Higgins 57
Eugenia Higgins 20
Thomas Higgins 17
George Higgins 13

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
William HIGGINS Self M Male W 36 ONTARIO Carpenter ENG ONTARIO
Charlotte HIGGINS Wife M Female W 36 NY Keeping House NY NY
Clara E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 6M MI At Home ONTARIO NY
Clarissa JAMISON MotherL W Female W 70 NY VT PA
Source Information:
Census Place Victor, Clinton, Michigan
Family History Library Film 1254577
NA Film Number T9-0577 Page Number 508C


HIGGINS WILLIAM 24 M W CANA MI SHIAWASSEE SCIOTA 1870
Also living in this residence is William Jamison

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02 Aug 2008

PUBLISHED: Sunday, July 27, 2008 - http://www.macombdaily.com/stories/072708/obi_obits09.shtml

- Lawrence Watson Higgins - May 28, 1915 to July 25, 2008 -

Lawrence Watson Higgins, 93, of Clinton Township, died Friday, July 25, 2008, in Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. He was born May 28, 1915, in Sandusky, Michigan.

Mr. Higgins was the owner of Higgins Rack Coating and Manufacturing Company from 1945 to 1971. He was a member of the Shriners, the Masons, and the Fez on Wheels RV Travel Club.
His family will remember him as an avid hunter over the years in Michigan. In the past he had hunted in Canada and Montana. He also enjoyed tinkering and playing cards, especially euchre.

Mr. Higgins is survived by his children, Dennis Higgins and Cindy (Jeff) Hoff; grandchildren, Bryan (Lauri) Hoff, Corey (Ashley) Hoff and Justin Hoff; wife of 60 years, Frances Higgins; and siblings, Golda Badgero, Thelma (Chet) Skonieczny, Bernice Sweet, Donna Miles and Eldon (Janet) Higgins.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield (north of 19 Mile Road), Clinton Township, with the Rev. Karen Boland officiating. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Monday, with a 4:30 p.m. Masonic Lodge service conducted by Bill Betz.

Another service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Marsh Funeral Chapel, 396 South Sandusky Road (M-19), Sandusky, Mich. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Tuesday. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at Zion Cemetery in Watertown Township near Sandusky.

Memories may be shared with the family at
www.SchultzFuneralHome.com.

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added 04 Apr 2009

A guest book inquiry from John Michael Higgins about the Robert Russell Higgins information posted below:

My Higgins Families resided mostly in Greenville, (Montcalm Co,) Michigan & Otisco Township (Ionia Co.) New York. My fathers name was Robert Russell Higgins, His Father was Vernor George Higgins, His Father was Fremont F Higgins (born in New York ) His Father ? William (born in New York approximately 1801) His wife Ann born in England (1827) .
John Michael Higgins   grizzly4x AT yahoo.com

- Webmaster's Findings -  28 Jan 2008 -

http://www.timeformemory.com/hurst/obituary.cfm?id=28621
   Robert Russell Higgins 1917 - 2007
  (19 Nov 1917 - 11 Nov 2007)

Robert Russell Higgins age 89 of Montcalm Township Greenville (Michigan) passed away Sunday morning at home. He was born in Montcalm Township on November 19,1917 the son of Vernor G. and Clara E. Simmons Higgins. Bob was a farmer all his life living on the same farm since 1939. He was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church and the Farm Bureau. His wife Cleo, whom he married in 1939, preceded him in death in 1989, and also his sons Roger in 2001 and Gary in 2004, his brothers Calvin in 1979 and Marvin in 2004 and also his great grandson Jacob Michael Higgins in 1999.
He married Edith Forsythe in 1991 and she survives along with his son John and Cindy Higgins of Ada, his daughters-in-law Beverly of Greenville and Sue of Indiana, grandchildren; Chris Higgins and Linda Sawyer of Greenville, Michael Higgins of Smyrna, Rhonda “Katie” and Curt Sisson of Sheridan, Lisa and Mark Moore of Lowell, Julie and Ray Fox of Greenville, Jack Higgins of Alma and Jim
(now serving in Iraq) and Tonya Higgins of Alma, Jason Higgins and Ashley McPherson of Greenville, Chris and Kim Higgins, Dustin Averill, and Debbie Stinson all of Texas, Dusti and George DeVille of Wyoming, Sarah Deiters of Grand Rapids, MaryBeth Deiters of Ada and several great grandchildren, step-daughters Fern Jessop of Greenville and Donna and Marvin Shepherd of Casper Wyoming, sister-in-law Barbara Corey of Stanton and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday November 15, 2007 at 1 PM from Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Winter officiating. Burial will be in East Montcalm Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 PM and Wednesday from 6-8 PM at Hurst Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to Faith Baptist Church

Social Security Death Index
Name: Robert R. Higgins
Born: 19 Nov 1917 Died: 11 Nov 2007
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (1951 )
Last Residence: 48838 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

1930; Census Place: Montcalm, Montcalm, Michigan; Roll: 1013; Page: 9A;
         Enumeration District: 24; Image: 1032 (No Image Available)

Name                Age
Vernor G Higgins 46
Clara Higgins 40
Robert Higgins 12
Marvin Higgins 8
Calvin Higgins 5

1930; Census Place: Montcalm, Montcalm, Michigan;Roll: 1013; Page: 3B;
          Enumeration District: 24; Image: 1021 (No Image Available)

Name                 Age
Fremont Higgins 73
Helen Higgins     31
Fremont Higgins 13

HIGGINS VERNOR 36 M W MI MI MONTCALM MONTCALM 1920
Name             Age
Vernor Higgins 36
Clara Higgins    36
Robert Higgins   2 1/12
Earnest Simmons 23 Brother in Law

Image includes living next door
Name                  Age
Fremont F Higgins 63
Anna Higgins        44
Helen Higgins        21
Fremont Higgins     3 7/12

HIGGINS FREMONT 53 M W NY MI MONTCALM MONTCALM TWP  1910
Name               Age
Fremont Higgins 53
Anna E Higgins   35
Vern G Higgins   27
Helen Higgins     11
Dayton Higgins   20

HIGGIN FREMONT F 44 M W NY MI MONTCALM MONTCALM TWP 1900
Name  Age
Fremont F Higgin 43
Annie Higgin 25
Vernor Higgin 16
Florance Higgin 14
William Higgin 12
Daton Higgin 10
Hellen Higgin 9

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

 
Fremont HIGGIN Self M Male W 23 NY Farmer NY ENG
E. May HIGGIN Wife M Female W 17 NY Keeping House
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Source Information:
Census Place Otisco, Ionia, Michigan Family History Library Film 1254583
NA Film Number T9-0583 Page Number 60A


HIGGINS WILLIAM 69 M W NY MI IONIA OTISCO TWP 1870

Social Security Death Index
Name: Fremont W. Higgins
Born: 1 Jun 1916 Died: 8 Jun 1995
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )
Last Residence: 48885 Sidney, Montcalm, Michigan, United States of America

Other Higgins' from this source for this county/state

Clarence Higgins 26 Jan 1923 Dec 1986 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

Cleo G. Higgins 13 Apr 1918 25 Jun 1989 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

Dayton Higgins 12 Aug 1889 May 1967 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

Etta L. Higgins 16 Nov 1921 13 Dec 1999 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

Eunice Higgins 25 Jan 1922 Jun 1980 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

Frank E. Higgins 2 Apr 1924 9 May 2006 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

Fremont W. Higgins 1 Jun 1916 8 Jun 1995 Sidney, Montcalm, Michigan

Hazel C. Higgins 29 Apr 1905 1 Apr 2001 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

Helen Higgins 25 Apr 1898 Sep 1967 Sidney, Montcalm, Michigan

Marion Higgins 17 Jul 1916 Apr 1981 Sidney, Montcalm, Michigan

Robert R. Higgins 19 Nov 1917 11 Nov 2007 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

Roger L. Higgins 1 May 1942 19 Jul 2001 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

Vernor Higgins 4 Jul 1883 Jul 1969 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan

World War I Draft Registrations
Name Birth Date Race Birthplace Registration Place (City, County, State) 
Dayton Filmore Higgins 31 Aug 1890 Caucasian (White) Michigan; United States of America Not Stated, Montcalm, MI Medium Height Medium Build
Brown eyes brown hair

Vernor George Higgins 4 Jul 1883 White Not Stated,
Date of Registration:September 12, 1918  Montcalm, MI Medium Height Medium Build
Age-35, Farmer, Self Employed, Medium Height, Medium Build, Blue Eyes,Dark Brown Hair
Brown eyes brown hair

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mimontca/cemeteries/eastmontcalm.htm
East Montcalm Cemetery
Montcalm Township, Montcalm County, Michigan
(The East Montcalm Cemetery is located on Greenville Rd./M-91 in Greenville, Montcalm Township)
HIGGINS:
Anna C. 1875-1926
Calvin L. 1924-1977
Clara E. 1889-1979 w/o Vernor
Clayton 16 Sep 1894-9 Aug 1898
Dayton F. 1889-1967
Florence B. 1896-1985 w/o Dayton F.
Fremont F. 1856-1941
Fremont 1916- burial rec d. 8 Jun 1995
Helen H. 1898-1967
Kenneth E. 1914-1985
L. Ruth 1916-1984 w/o Kenneth E.
Marion L. 1916-1981 w/o Fremont
May E. 1 May 1862-18 Dec 1891
Roderic James d. 18 Sept 1940
Vernor G. 1883-1969

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22 Dec 2007
George J. Higgins - Times Herald - (Nov/15/2004)
Birth Date: 1 Oct 1922 Death Date: 12 Nov 2004
Times Herald of Port Huron, MI

PECK -- George J. Higgins, 82, of Peck, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 in Marlette Hospital. He was born Oct. 1, 1922 in Watertown Twp., the son of the late Ervin and Catherine (Laughran) Higgins.
He married Phyllis Joan Kintz on Dec. 15, 1951 in Sandusky. Mr. Higgins was a lifelong area farmer. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Higgins; one son, Dennis (Tarry) Higgins of Peck; one daughter, Joyce (Craig) Hurley of Marlette; five grandchildren, Troy Peters of Marlette, Tammy (Dan) Benedict of Marlette, Monica (Jim) Sopha of Sandusky, Tiffany Higgins of Sandusky and Shane Higgins of Peck; two step-grandchildren, Darrin and Shellie; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Fern (Carlyle) Eggert of Sandusky; one sister-in-law, Lela Higgins of Sandusky; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Stafford Higgins; and his sister, Leona Smith.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Hacker Funeral Parlors in Sandusky. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky. Pastor Jerry Griggs of Peck will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery,
Watertown, MI.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Originally published Sunday, November 14, 2004

1930; Census Place: Watertown, Sanilac, Michigan; Roll: 1028; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 563  (No image Available)
Name           Age
Ervin Higgins 42 Born Canada Parents born Canada
His year of immigration is noted as 1912. Listed as alien.
Katherine D Higgins 35 Born Michigan Parents Born Canada
Leona H Higgins 15
Stafford T Higgins 13
Nellie F Higgins 17
George J Higgins 7
Living next door is a widowed 79 Year old Hannah Higgins, also born Canada. Her year of immigration is noted as 1879.Listed as Alien

HIGGINS ERVIN J 32 M W CANA MI SANILAC ELMER 1920
Name Age
Ervin J Higgins 32
Kathrine V Higgins 26
Leona H Higgins 4
Stafford T Higgins 2
Nettie F Higgins 8/12

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ervin Higgins  Last Residence: 48466
Peck, Sanilac, Michigan, United States of America
Born: 8 Feb 1888 Died: Aug 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (1955-1956 )

Name: Stafford T. Higgins
Last Residence: 48466 Peck, Sanilac, Michigan, United
States of America
Born: 22 Mar 1917 Died: 2 May 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951 )

World War I Draft Registration
Name Birth Date Race Birthplace Registration Place (City, County, State)
Ervin Joseph Higgins 7 Feb 1888 Caucasian (White)
Ontario Not Stated, Sanilac, MI
Medium Height, Stout Build
Has declared intentions to become citizen
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04 Dec 2007
http://www.crandellfh.com/obituaries/higgins%20clayton.htm
Higgins, Clayton Lee

Clayton Lee Higgins, age 85 of Grant (Mich.), passed away Wednesday evening at his home. Clayton was born on June 12, 1919 in Grant to Lee Isaac and Eva (Peterson) Higgins and married Edna M. Williams on January 18, 1941 in North Mills, NC. He has been a lifelong resident of the Grant area and had been a millwright at Brunswick Corporation in Muskegon until his retirement in August 1984. He was a veteran of World War II where he served as an Aviation Chief Machinist Mate in the United States Navy. He was a life member of Newaygo V.F.W Sportsman’s Post #4249; loved cutting wood and spending time in the woods; enjoyed stonework; traveling the country with his family and was an avid history and aviation buff.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Edna of Grant; his children, Shirley J. (Scott) Shears of Grant; Debbie (James) Arend of Salem, New York; Kathleen C. (Dennis) Gundling of Cota De Caza, California; Anna (Ron) Jensen of Newaygo; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; his sisters, Erma Bisard of Ravenna; June Campbell of Muskegon; Betty Beebe of Kent City; his brothers, Lee (Lennie) Higgins Jr. of Tennessee; Walter “Bill” (Paula) Higgins of Grant; Archie (Judy) Higgins of Newaygo; Jim (Betty) Higgins of Grant; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Higgins; sister, Marge Richardson; brother, Fern “Bud” Higgins

VISITATION : Monday 12-2pm at Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel. MILITARY RITES : Monday at 2pm at the
Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel. FUNERAL GRAVESIDE SERVICES at the Ashland Twp. Cemetery in Grant at approximately 2:30pm MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS : Hospice of Michigan, Newaygo County; Continu-Care;Bellwether Foundation; or Ashland Center Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 22, 2004 from the Ashland Township Cemetery in Grant with Rev. Joe Hatter of the Ashland Center Church of Christ presiding with military rites given by the Newaygo V.F.W. Sportsman’s Post #4249. Friends may consider the Hospice of Michigan, Newaygo County; Continu-Care; Bellwether Foundation; or Ashland Center Church of Christ. Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel.
www.crandellfh.com

-Census findings subject to user confirmation-

1930; Census Place: Sebewa, Ionia, Michigan; Roll: 992; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 35; Image: 1102   (no image available)
Name             Age
Lee I Higgins   38 Farmer
Eva J Higgins   35
Margie Higgins 12
Clayton Higgins 10
Erma Higgins     8
Fre?? Higgins    6
June Higgins     2 10/12
Junior Higgins      7/12 yr

HIGGINS LEE H 28 M W IN MI NEWAYGO ASHLAND 1920
Name             Age
Lee H. Higgins 28 (middle initial indexed as an H
Eva Higgins 24
Marjorie M Higgins 1 11/12
Clayton Lee Higgins 7/12

HIGGINS SOL P 42 M W IN MI NEWAYGO ASHLAND TWP 1910
Name               Age
Sol Higgins        42 (Sherman?)
Esta Higgins      40 (Etta)
Lee Higgins        18
Clarence Higgins 17
Daisy Higgins     19
Emma Higgins    11
Jolina Higgins      9
Ruben Higgins    4
Mary Higgins       2

HIGGINS SHERMAN 32 M W IN IN ADAMS HARTFORD TWP 1900
Name               Age
Sherman Higgins 32
Etta Higgins        29
Lee Higgins           8
Clarence Higgins    7
Daisy Higgins         3
Emma Higgins        1
A N Bodle       53

Household:1880

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

William HIGGINS Self M Male W 43 OH Farmer OH OH
Rebecca HIGGINS Wife M Female W 40 OH Wife OH OH
Alfred HIGGINS Son S Male W 19 IN At Home OH OH
Phebe HIGGINS Dau S Female W 16 IN At Home OH OH
Sherman HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 IN At Home OH OH

Source Information:
Census Place Hartford, Adams, Indiana Family History Library Film 1254264
NA Film Number T9-0264 Page Number 107C


HIGGINS WILLIAM 35 M W OH IN ADAMS JEFFERSON TWP 1870

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Oct 22, 2007

Source: A Twentieth Century History of Allegan County,
Michigan By Henry Franklin Thommas  (Published 1907 Lewis Publishing Co)


WILLARD HIGGINS
, owning a farm of one hundred and twenty acres on sections one and thirty-two in Otsego township, where he conducts a mill, is one of the oldest settlers of Allegan county, dating his residence here since the fall of 1835, covering a period of more than seventy years. He is the next oldest settler in the county, Chauncey Scott, son of Giles Scott, alone being older. He was born on a farm in Amity township, Allegany county, New York, October 9, 1823, and represents one of the old families of the east, who originated from England but comes of Irish descent.

His father, Jabin Strong Higgins, was born in
the eastern part of New York, March 9, 1799, and was
there reared and married Miss Betsey Aldrich, who was
born near Cooperstown, New York, in 1801. The father
conducted a sawmill in his native state, and in 1834
removed with his family to Michigan, making the
overland journey, which required twenty one days, the
family home being established in Kalamazoo county, the
date of their arrival being October 2nd. The father
followed farming in Comstock township, where he made
his home until March, 1836, when he moved the family
to Allegan county. He and a brother had already in
1835 built the sawmill on Pine Creek above mentioned.
When the family arrived here the town of Otsego
contained but three houses. He was connected with
building operations, erecting a house, which he
conducted as a hotel for some time, this being the
first regular hostelry in the village, Dr. Foster's
place not being a public place in the strict sense. He
and his brother Gilbert likewise built what are now
known as the Leighton Mills, a mile east of where Mr.
Higgins now resides, and for many years he was
connected with milling and farming interests in this
county. In the family of this pioneer couple were
eleven children, ten of whom reached mature years,
while one died when four years of age. Beside Willard
there are three sons—Marvin G., Zenas A. and Orlin,
the first and last named making their home in Otsego
township, while one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Steel,
resides in Plainwell. One son of the family, Hugh,
served in the Civil war, enlisting in Minnesota, and
his death occurred in Plainwell.
(see
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/n-cw14.htm
      
3     Higgins, Hugh  3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry 
      which includes census information on Hugh and his family)


 The mother of this family passed away in Allegan
county about 1877, at the age of seventy-six years,
while the father spent the last five years of his life
with his son, Willard, and died in November, 1881.
Thus passed away one of the worthy pioneer couples of
this portion of the state, who had aided in much of
the development and progress of their home locality.
Willard Higgins was a little lad of eleven years when
he accompanied his parents on their removal from New
York to this state, and he still has vivid
recollections of many incidents connected with the
long and tedious journey. He was reared to farm life,
assisting his father in the duties of the fields, and
at the early age of twelve years he was employed at
farm labor by others for ten dollars per month. He
likewise learned the milling business from his father
and has been connected with this industry to a greater
or less extent throughout his entire life. He spent
the period of his boyhood and youth on the home farm
and there remained until he reached the age of
twenty-five years, being employed the greater portion
of the time by his father. He then began work on his
own account by renting the Forbes sawmill, in Gun
Plains, which was operated by water power, conducting
the enterprise for two years. He then disposed of his
interests with a view of going to California, for it
was during the period of the gold excitement on the
Pacific coast. He, however, abandoned that idea and,
having accumulated about one thousand dollars,
purchased in partnership a stock of goods in the
spring of 1850 and engaged in commercial pursuits in
Otsego for two years, when his brother-in-law
purchased the other party's interest and became a
member of the firm, which so continued for one year,
when, in March, 1853, the brother-in-law died, after
which Mr. Higgins continued the business alone until
1855. He then disposed of his stock of merchandise and
engaged in lumbering and farming for a time. He also
conducted the first circular sawmill in Allegan
county, conducting this enterprise until the spring of
1865, when he disposed of that business and once more
entered merchandising in Otsego, conducting a general
store there until 1871, in which year he failed, for
this was the period following the Civil war, when
prices greatly depreciated and caused a financial
panic all over the country. In 1867 he invested twelve
thousand dollars in the woolen factory, which had been
established a short time before, but sold his interest
therein in 1872. He also owned at one time a tract of
four hundred and twenty-seven acres of land all in one
body adjoining the village east and south, purchasing
this in 1861, and in addition to this he owned fifty
lots in the village of Otsego, but he suffered a great
loss in this, for after the war prices in property
also greatly depreciated. In 1876 Mr. Higgins removed
to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he assumed charge of
a mill for one year, subsequent to which time he again
returned to Allegan county, taking up his abode in
Otsego township, where he purchased forty acres of
land on which stood a mill, this constituting a
portion of his present home property. He added to his
original purchase from time to time until his farm
embraced four hundred acres, but he has since disposed
of some of it and now retains possession of one
hundred and twenty acres. This he has greatly
improved, erecting modern and substantial buildings,
and his place today ranks among the valuable
properties of this portion of the county. His mill and
barn were destroyed by fire, which caused him a loss
of four thousand dollars, as he had no insurance on
the mill property. He soon rebuilt the sawmill,
however, and has arranged a feed mill in connection.
Mr. Higgins has also been interested in the railroad
development of this section of the state, having owned
considerable stock in the Grand Trunk Railroad Company
as well as in the Grand Rapids & Indiana Company, but
he lost several thousand dollars in these investments.
He has been interested in various enterprises from an
early day, and while some have proved a failure
financially he has prospered in others, so that he has
acquired altogether a very comfortable competence. Mr.
Higgins has been three times married. He was first
wedded August 17, 1850, to Mrs. Eliza A. Cole, a
native of Allegheny county, New York, who in her
maidenhood bore the name of Fairwell. Her death
occurred in the Allegan county home, March 1, 1884,
when she had reached the age of sixty-two years, her
birth occurring January 11, 1822. There was one son by
this union, Morton Willard, who was born September 15,
1853, and died April 15, 1868. Mr. Higgins was married
November 22, 1885, to Miss Harriet A. Blackman, who
was born in Ohio, February 5, 1827, and came to
Michigan with her parents in 1853, her father being
John H. Blackman. Previous to her marriage she was
engaged for several years in the profession of
teaching, having taught for eight years in the Allegan
high school. Her death occurred May 19, 1890. February
21, 1891, Mr. Higgins married Mrs. Lovinia Seymour
Hurley
, a daughter of Frank Seymour. She was born in
Clyde township, this county, April 9, 1862. She is a
niece of her husband's second wife. Mr. Higgins
supported the Whig party in early years, casting his
first presidential ballot for Zachary Taylor, and upon
the formation of the new Republican party he supported
its principles, voting for its first presidential
nominee, Fremont, and has since supported the
candidates of that party. He assisted the movement to
establish the first Republican newspaper in Kalamazoo
county, the Telegraph. He has taken an active and
helpful interest in all public affairs, holding the
office of school director for many years, while in
1850 he was elected township clerk, filling the office
for two years. In 1856 he was elected sheriff of
Allegan county, being the first Republican sheriff,
the nomination having been urged upon him by a
committee of citizens. He served in that capacity for
two years, refusing a re-nomination. He was likewise
the first president of the village of Otsego, filling
the office for three or four terms, while for more
than two decades he has served his school district as
assessor. He has been identified with the
Congregational church at Otsego since 1863, and has
served as church trustee for many years. He
contributed liberally to the building of the church of
that denomination and has since been a heavy
contributor to its support. He is identified with the
Masonic order, belonging to the Blue Lodge at Otsego
and the Royal Arch Chapter at Kalamazoo. There is
perhaps no man in Allegan county who has done so much
for the development and up-building of various
commercial and industrial enterprises as Mr. Higgins.
He has given both time and money, and it is due to his
untiring efforts that a great majority of the public
enterprises of this section of the state have met with
success. When he came to Allegan county as a boy there
was every evidence of frontier life to be seen. Many
kinds of wild animals were still to be seen roaming
over the prairies and one had ample opportunity to
indulge his love of hunting. Otsego at that time
contained but three houses, but as the years have
passed it has now become a thriving and enterprising
little village. Mr. Higgins instituted the milling
business in his locality and this business has since
become one of the most important in this great state.
Mr. Higgins has ever followed the most reliable and
straightforward methods in his business transactions
and has thereby won the confidence and esteem of all
with whom he has been associated. He has now passed
the eighty-third milestone on life's journey and has
lived in Allegan county for more than seven decades,
being one of the oldest living citizens at the present
time in point of continuous residence in the county.

Census scans below will open in an new window

Jabin Higgins ,aged 51, 1850 Census

HIGGINS JABIN S 61 M W NY MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO 1860

HIGGINS MARVEN 25 M W NY MI ALLEGAN  OTSEGO 1860

HIGGINS WILLIARD 35 M W NY MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO 1860

HIGGINS WILLIARD 45 M W NY MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO 1870
  Image 1 & Image 2

HIGGINS ZONAS (Zenas)32 M W MI MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO 1870

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


 Willard HIGGINS Self M Male W 55 NY Sawmill NY VT 
 Eliza HIGGINS Wife M Female W 55 NY Housekeeping VT NY 
 Francelia DRAKE SDau M Female W 39 MI Housekeeping NY NY 
 Emma BROOKS Other S Female W 22 MI Domestic VT --- 
 Jabin BROOKS Other W Male  W 81 NY None  VT CT 
 John KEEFER  Other S Male  W 26 PA Sawmill PA PA 
 Frank ULUM   Other S Male  W 22 MI Sawmill --- --- 
 George THOMPSON Other S Male W 30 MI Sawmill --- ---
 Riley ULUM Other S Male W 19 MI Sawmill --- --- 
 Willard DRAKE Nephew S Male W 21 MI Sawmill NY MI 
 Birton DRAKE  Nephew S Male W 14 MI On Farm NY MI 

Source Information:
  Census Place Otsego, Allegan, Michigan   Family History Library Film   1254569
  NA Film Number   T9-0569   Page Number   412B  

HIGGINS ORLIN S 56 M W MI MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO TWP 1900

HIGGINS WILLARD 77 M W NY MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO TWP 1900

HIGGINS ORLIN 67 M W MI MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO TWP 1910

HIGGINS WILLIARD 87 M W NY MI ALLEGAN OTSEGO TWP 1910

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Bio of SYLVESTER HIGGINS of Michigan

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Michigan ...By Chapman Brothers Published 1891
PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM.
SYLVESTER HIGGINS. The largest mill in the vicinity of Bellevue, is that put up by Sylvester Higgins some years since, and now operated by the firm of S. & C. L. Higgins, who manufacture pickets, broom handles and other varieties of lumber products. The mill is 28x42 feet, of thirty horse-power, and has a capacity of six thousand square feet per day. The company ships lumber to Battle Creek and Lansing, and does a large business. The senior partner is the owner of a fine farm consisting of one hundred and sixty-five acres on section 9, Bellevue Township, ninety-five acres being improved with a full line of substantial buildings, an orchard, and the minor adornments and conveniences which belong to a well-regulated estate. All these have resulted from the energy and good judgment of the present owner of the place. Samuel Higgins, the father of our subject, is numbered among the pioneers of Eaton County, he having been the first to settle in the northern part of Bellevue Township. He was born in Middle Haddam, Conn., and was a shoemaker by trade, and also carried on a farm in Franklin County, Mass. He removed from that place to North Adams, where he worked in a calico factory until 1836, when he came hither. He bought sixty acres of Government land, which is a part of the present estate of his son Sylvester, and taking up his residence in a log house, followed farming until a short time before his death. He then lived retired in Marshall, but died at Battle Creek while on a visit there. He was then seventy-five years old. During the Revolution he went out to defend Boston Harbor. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, and was an upright and earnest Christian. His wife, formerly Elizabeth Nims, was born in Shelburne, Mass., and died in Bellevue when sixty- eight years old. The family of which Sylvester Higgins is the sixth member and the only survivor, included eleven brothers and sisters. He was born in Heath, Mass., March 8, 1810, and until he was twenty years old lived on a farm there. He had good common school privileges and excellent home training, remaining under the parental roof until he was apprenticed at wagon-making at Colerain. After two years spent in that place, he took a tramp with a partner to Norwich, where he hired out for the winter. Thence he went to Windham, Conn., where he worked two years, going from that place to North Adams, where, as one of the firm of Higgins & Everett he was engaged in manufacturing carriages and repairing coaches three years. In the spring of 1837 Mr. Higgins came to this State, and buying land in the township in which he now lives he tilled the soil here until the fall of 1838, when he returned to Massachusetts. He took a contract to build twenty-five wagons at Charlemont, and when the job was finished went to Covington, built a shop and carried it on five years. Coming again to Southern Michigan he built a log house and again took up farm work on a thirty-five acre tract north of Bellevue. He bought and sold farms for three or four years, and made money in this way. He purchased property on section 9, and in 1850 bought the homestead of sixty, acres, upon which he located, and to which he added until the estate amounted to two hundred acres. In 1868 he put up an immense barn at a cost of $3,000, and also started a sawmill of ten horse-power. A couple of years later he built the present mill. He was also engaged in hop raising for some time, cultivating six acres a year, and had a large hop house. His son C. L., who is a natural mechanic, invented a hop press and they built three of them and baled some hops. Mr. Higgins keeps some stock, but makes a specialty of wheat and clover seed, his sales of the latter amounting to from $200 to $300 per year. July 8, 1834, Mr. Higgins and Miss Eliza M. Bisbee became husband and wife, the wedding ceremony taking place at the bride's home in Plainfield, Mass. That lady was a daughter of John Bisbee, a Massachusetts farmer, was a capable housekeeper, a devoted wife and mother, and a good neighbor. She was a Spiritualist in belief. She shared her husband's fortunes more than half a century, closing her eyes to earthly scenes February 5, 1888, at the age of seventy-seven years. The children that came to bless this happy union are five in number: Charles, the first-born, is proprietor of the Toronto (Canada) Billiard Hall; Mary is the wife of Ira Scargent, their home being in Bellevue; C. L., his  father's partner, married Miss Caroline Fitch, and has four children; Henry, who is now a traveling salesman, was a member of the Twentieth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War; Horatio is a manufacturer  of lumber, and has also a cider mill and jelly factory in Bellevue.

C. L. Higgins volunteered in August, 1861, in the Sixty-sixth Illinois Regiment of Western Sharpshooters, Company C, and was mustered into service at St. Louis, Mo. He fought at Pittsburg Landing, Ft. Donelson and Shiloh, and during the advance to Atlanta. He was mustered out in August, 1864. He is a carpenter by trade, and is a member of the order of Patrons of Industry. Mr. Higgins served as Justice of the Peace four years, Commissioner of Highways three years, and had a place upon the School Board twenty years in succession. He votes a straight Republican ticket and has frequently been sent to county and State conventions. Although eighty-one years old he is still able to stand in the mill and saw pickets all day, a feat that few men of seventy would find easy to accomplish. He is widely known and well regarded by his acquaintances.

see Civil War information  of his son
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/n-cw1ai.htm
      17  Higgins, Cyrus L  (includes census info for the family)

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01 Jun 2007


http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~cemphoto/mi/kalamazoo/ross/augusta/augusta.html  
Augusta Village Cemetery, Augusta, Ross Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Family Plot marker, Graves 114 through 116
(inclusive), common inscription: Higgins
first inscription - Gilbert Higgins, Died Sept. 1, 1885: Aged 82 Y'rs 3 M's & 9 D's,
gone but not forgotten
second inscription - Julia A. Higgins, Died Sept. 11,
1887: Aged 58 Y'rs & 22 D's, at rest 
third inscription - Lola H., wife of E.G. Seeley, Died Feb. 17, 1892. Aged 29 years

Grave 114 - Lola
Grave 115 - Gilbert
Grave 116 - Julia A.



HIGGINS GILBERT 55 M W NY MI KALAMAZOO ROSS TWP 1860 
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HIGGINS GILBERT 67 M W NY MI KALAMAZOO AUGUSTA 1870 

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

Gilbert HIGGINS Self M Male W 77 NY Mill Wright CT CT
Julia A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 50 NY Keep.House VT CT 
James P. HARMS Other S Male W 27 PA Day Laborer PA PA 

Source Information:
Census Place Ross, Kalamazoo, Michigan Family History Library Film 1254586 
NA Film Number T9-0586 Page Number 310C
 

Michigan Historical Society 
Gilbert Higgins died at his home in Augusta on the 5th of September, 1885. Mr. Higgins came to Otsego in 1834. He was a millwright. He came to Augusta in 1835; built the first mill and the first frame house in that place. As a millwright he was a very useful man for this new country. He died in the house he erected in his robust manhood leaving a good name among his fellow men for the usefulness of his life and for his excellent character. He leaves a wife, a son and a daughter.
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02 Dec 2006
http://www.willett.org/ovid/reedcem.htm

Cemetery Burial Records of Reed Cemetery Shiawassee & Clinton County, Michigan
NAME RELATION BIRTH DEATH AGE DAY LOT NOTE/page # 

Higgins, George W. 1887 9/24/1954 67 165.4 
Higgins, Louie         1904 1919 15- 165.3

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25 Aug 2006
Johnston's Detroit city directory and advertising gazetteer of Michigan 
Detroit: Published by J.D. Johnston, 1859


Higgins, Thomas, Groceries & Provisions,186 Michigan ave W.
    -Best Connection census-
     HIGGINS THOS 35 M W IREL MI WAYNE 5-WD DETROIT 1860 
         Listed as Grocer
     HIGGINS THOMAS 46 M W IREL MI WAYNE 3-WD DETROIT 1870
     Employed at Customs House 

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Thomas HIGGINS Self M Male W 54 IRE Customs Inspector IRE IRE 
Martha HIGGINS Wife M Female W 46 NY Keeping House NY NY 
John T. HIGGINS Son S Male W 26 IL R. R. Clerk IRE NY 
Wm. H. HIGGINS Son S Male W 23 IL Clerk At Car Works IRE NY 
Francis J. HIGGINS Son S Male W 20 MI R.R. Clerk IRE NY 
Minnie E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 18 MI At School IRE NY 
Gertrude E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 16 MI At School IRE NY 
Agnes HIGGINS Dau S Female W 13 MI At School IRE NY 
Florence HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 MI IRE NY 
Edith SITGREEVES Other S Female W 20 ENG Seamstress ENG ENG 

Source Information:
Census Place Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Family History Library Film 1254612 
NA Film Number T9-0612 Page Number 431C 

Higgins, Pat,         Wagonmaker,91 Sixth
Higgins, Thomas,   Laborer,185 Abbott
Higgins, Mrs. Jane, 299 Brush
Higgens, Charles,   Tailor, Beacon
Higgins, Hiram,       corner of Woodward ave & Farnsworth

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09 Mar 2006
http://www.macatawa.org/~devries/StMarysChurchCemetery.html 
St. Mary's Church Cemetery Ottawa County, Michigan 
2 miles West of Marne, Section 34. 
HIGGINS George,    1880 - 1913 
            Margaret, 1854 - 1900 
            Thomas, 
               son of J. & M., d. May 30, 1885; Age 2-9-20
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17 Jan 2006

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mimanist/ManBiographies.html 
MANISTEE COUNTY BIOGRAPHIES

HIGGINS, Andrew 

Andrew HIGGINS is a native of Canada, and came to this country in 1860, to Saginaw. In 1869 he came to Manistee and worked in the mills until 1878. In 1877 he engaged in the livery business with A. D. KIRBY. They continued in business one year, and Mr. HIGGINS withdrew and opened a stable in the rear of the Dunham House. In 1879 he changed to his present location on River Street. 
-History of Manistee, Mason & Oceana Counties, Michigan, Illustrated. Published 1882 by H. R. Page & Co., Chicago


1880 Census Household:

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

Andrew HIGGINS      Self M Male    W 29 CAN Keeping A Livery Stable IRE IRE 
Francis HIGGINS      Wife M Female W 22 WI Keeping House CAN CAN 
Mary O'NEIL           Other S Female W 24 MI Domestic Servant IRE WI 

Source Information:
Census Place 2nd Ward, Manistee, Manistee, Michigan Family History Library Film 1254593 
NA Film Number T9-0593 Page Number 89D 


Other Census Scans:
HIGGINS ANDREW 48 M W CANA MANISTEE MI 1900
  (Best fit-Husband & Wife names match, and ages, also country of origin, 
  this census states he is superintendent at Saw Mill)

HIGGINS ANDREW 57 M W CANA MI MANISTEE 3-WD MANISTEE 1910 

HIGGINS FRANCIS 62 F W WI MI MANISTEE 4-WD MANISTEE 1920 
    a Widowed Francis and daughter Irene

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  09 Dec 2005 -Bible Record of Higgins Family-
Originally owned by Samual & Juliann Higgins
(has a notation of Springport Michigan)
    In possession at time of copying of Eugene Higgins 1701
     First Street, Jackson, Michigan
(Originally) Copied by Marcia Higgins Haughey

-Births-

Samuel, Son of Isaac and Asenath Higgins, born April 15,1797
Juliann, Daughter of Nathan and Nancy Skellinger born February 8,1798

--Their children--

Lewis Tooker Higgins,        born November 28,1818
Charles Seward Higgins ,    born December 18,1820
Adelia Anette Higgins,       born July 11, 1823
William Skellinger Higgins, born July 29,1825
Harriet Skellinger Higgins, born June 18, 1828
Raselass Higgins,             born August 3, 1831
Ruth Higgins,                    born August 26, 1832
Samuel Ross Higgins*,       born March 17, 1834
         *see list of his children below
Martha Higgins, b             born February 19, 1837

*Children of Samuel Ross Higgins and Adeline Knowles Higgins

Eugene Higgins*, born December 27,1863
    *see list of his children below
Annie Higgins, born August 1,1865

*Children of Eugene Higgins and Edith Herrick Higgins
Marcia Cornelia Higgins, born July 5, 1899
Adeline Edith Higgins, born May 17,1900
Florence Anna Higgins, born April 3,1906

-Marriages-

Samuel Higgins and Juliann Skellinger, February 5, 1818
Samuel Ross Higgins and Adeline Knowles, May 8, 1861
Eugene Higgins and Edith E. Herrick, February 2, 1896
Annie Higgins and Charles W. Burren, (date not given)
Florence Anna Higgins and Frederick Barrett Southworth, February 10,1934
Marcia C. Higgins and John Francis Haughey, September 3 or 8, 1928

-Deaths-

Isac (sp?) Higgins ,               September 28,1819,age 69 years
Asenath Higgins,                   Sept 27, 1824,age 63 years
Nathan Skellinger, Jun(ior),      died October 25,1827,age 20
years
Raselass Higgins,                   died August 3, 1827
Ruth Higgins,                          died Oct 19,1832, age 1 month 17 days
Harriet Skellinger Higgins Gillett, wife of Myron
Gillett,                                            died June 20,1857,aged 29 years 2 days
Nathan Skellinger                    died September 1823
Juliann Higgins,                      died September 8,1862, age 64 years 7 months
Samuel Higgins,                    December 4, 1863, age 65 years 7 months
Samuel Ross Higgins,             died February 21, 1870, age 35 years 11 months
Adeline E. Higgins,                died May 28, 1900
Edith E. Higgins,                    October 16,1823
Anna Higgins Bullen,              Died November 1929
Adeline Knowles Higgins Dey  died December 8,1914


-Census Findings-

View 1850 MI Census Scan Samuel Higgins MICHIGAN JACKSON SPRINGPORT 

View 1860 MI Census Scan HIGGINS SAMUL 69  JACKSON SPRINGPORT 

View 1870 MI Census Scan HIGGINS ADALINE 31  JACKSON SPRINGPORT TWP

View 1870 MI Census Scan GILLETT MYRON 48 JACKSON SPRINGPORT TWP


Household:1880

Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation

Merton L. DEY        M Male    41 MI Farmer 
Adaline H. DEY       M Female 41 PA Keeping House 
Eugene L. HIGGINS S Male     16 MI Farm Laborer 
Anna HIGGINS       S Female  14 MI At Home 
Harry W. DEY        S Male      4 MI At Home 
George I. ALLEN     S Male     23 MI Farm Laborer 

Source Information:
Census Place Springport, Jackson, Michigan  Family History Library Film 1254585 
Page Number 231A 

View 1900 MI Census Scan HIGGINS ANNA 35 JACKSON SPRINGPORT TWP 

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08 Dec 2005 
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E. M. Higgins (Edward M. Higgins) Proprietor

 addrd  12 Jan 2010

Source: W.A. Norton's Cadillac (Michigan) city directory - Published 1900

Image of Edward M. Higgins

Edward M. Higgins was born at Palmyra, Jefferson county, Wisconsin, February 22, 1848, and attended the Palmyra high school until nineteen years of age. He then finished his education at Bryantt and Stratton's Commercial College, Chicago. After completing his course he was employed as bookkeeper for a number of years for H. M. Higgins at 117 Randolph street, Chicago. He located at Cadillac April 24, 1892, as landlord of the Park House, in which place he is doing a very successful hotel business. He was elected alderman of the first ward in the spring of 1897 and served as such until the spring of 1899 with good success. The people then saw fit to elect him as alderman at large, which position he now holds. As a citizen Mr. Higgins is public spirited and progressive, warmly in favor of all enterprises that look toward the growth of the city and the public good. He was married to Mrs. Anna Rogers February 20, 1896, and one bright little son blesses this
union.

View 1900 MI Census HIGGINS EDWARD WEXFORD  CADILLAC 1900

His widowed wife Anna  in 1910 & 1920

View 1910 MI census Scan HIGGINS ANNA 47  Wexford CADILLAC

View 1920 MI Census Scan HIGGINS ANNA 50 FWEXFORD CADILLAC

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27 Jun 2005 


LAPORTE CEMETERY, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/midland/laporte.htm  

Row twenty five
Higgins, Susie Mae   1865 - 1883
Higgins, Mary C.      1901 - 1984 together forever
Higgins, Frank M.     1896 - 1967 
Row twenty three
Higgins, Clara M.     died Aug. 15, 1888 age 1m dau. of F. M. & M.
Higgins, Johnie C.    died Mar. 10, 1888 age 2y son of F. M. & M.
Higgins monument
Higgins, Frank M.    1896 - 1967 
Higgins, Mary Anna died June 17, 1924

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SAGINAW County, MI
Dibean Marriage Index
Source
03 February 2004
Marriage Index
SURNAME NAME SPOUSE SURNAME SPOUSE DATE COUNTY CITY DOCUMENT
HIGGINS  SAMUEL G  ROSE  BLANCH  00 XXX 1880  SAGINAW    SAGINAW INDEX 
HIGGINS  ROSCOE C  STURGILL  MARTHA  03 NOV 1902  SAGINAW     
HIGGINS  LOUIS  GLASFORD  CELIA  00 XXX 1883  SAGINAW    SAGINAW INDEX 
HIGGINS  LOUIS  ARMSTRONG  CELIA  00 XXX 1883  SAGINAW    SAGINAW INDEX 
HIGGINS  JOHN  SMITH  MARY J  00 XXX 1883  SAGINAW    SAGINAW INDEX 
HIGGINS  JAMES  STERLING  MARY  00 XXX 1882  SAGINAW    SAGINAW INDEX 
HIGGINS  JAMES  PEARSON  MARGARET  00 XXX 1878  SAGINAW    SAGINAW INDEX 
HIGGINS  GERTRUDE  SWAINE  ELIAS  00 XXX 1884  SAGINAW    SAGINAW INDEX 
HIGGINS  ANNA  GALLIN  CHARLES  00 XXX 1872  SAGINAW    SAGINAW INDEX 
HIGGINS  ANN  MCCARTHY  THOMAS  00 XXX 1878  SAGINAW    SAGINAW INDEX 


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Obituary Index Saginaw Library
http://obits.netsource-one.net/ 
New URL 25 July 2004
Hyperlink (Off Site) may provide information on:
Spouse, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death, Place of Death. Cemetery

    06/13/1934  HIGGINS, ADELINE 

Child Of: MR. & MRS. FRANK HIGGINS
Age: INFANT
Date of Death: Wednesday, June 13, 1934
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Cemetery: MT. OLIVET
Funeral Home: DEISLER

    07/04/1975  HIGGINS, AGNES B. 

Spouse's Name: CLAUDE Higgins
---
Date of Birth: Thursday, October 4, 1894
Place of Birth: BLUMFIELD TWP., MI
Date of Death: Friday, July 4, 1975
Place of Death: MILLINGTON, MI
Cemetery: BLUMFIELD TWP.

   03/09/2005 HIGGINS, ARNOLD 

Spouse's Name: LELA KURPSEL
Married: 08/25/1946
---
Child Of: CLAUDE & AGNES B. PRIES
Age: 82
Date of Birth: Sunday, January 14, 1923
Place of Birth: BUENA VISTA TWP., SAGINAW CO., MI
Date of Death: Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Place of Death: FRANKENMUTH, MI
Cemetery: MILLINGTON
Church: ST. PAUL LUTHERAN
Funeral Home: HANLIN (MILLINGTON)

    12/10/1931  HIGGINS, ARTHUR 

Age: 56 
Date of Birth: Wednesday, June 22, 1870
Place of Birth: MIDLAND CO., MI
Date of Death: Thursday, December 10, 1931
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Cemetery: MIDLAND
Misc: FOUND DEAD IN SAGINAW HOTEL RM/INQUEST
Funeral Home: LOOSE (FREELAND)

    01/18/1979  HIGGINS, CHARLES F. 

Spouse's Name: MARILYN DAVIDSON
--
Date of Birth: Friday, June 7, 1935
Place of Birth: ALPENA, MI
Date of Death: Thursday, January 18, 1979
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI

    01/08/1921  HIGGINS, CLARA 

Date of Birth: 00 / 00 / 1858
Date of Death: Saturday, January 8, 1921

    11/12/1959  HIGGINS, CLAUDE 

Spouse's Name: AGNES
--
Age: 67
Date of Birth: Saturday, April 30, 1892
Place of Birth: BLUMFIELD TWP., MI
Date of Death: Thursday, November 12, 1959
Place of Death: DETROIT, MI
Cemetery: BLUMFIELD TWP.
Church: ST. PAUL LUTH. (MILLINGTON)
Funeral Home: HANLIN (MILLINGTON)

    12/17/1935  HIGGINS, CORA 

Maiden Name: HESS
Spouse's Name: WILLIAM Higgins
Married: 00/00/1903
--
Child Of: MR. & MRS. MILTON
Age: 64
Place of Birth: PA
Date of Death: Tuesday, December 17, 1935
Year moved to US/Saginaw: TUSCOLA CO. ABOUT 1880
Cemetery: WATROUSVILLE
Misc: WIFE OF JUNIATA TWP. SUPERVISOR

    02/05/2002  HIGGINS, CURTIS C. 

Spouse's Name: ANN
--
Date of Birth: Thursday, September 11, 1924
Place of Birth: EAST DUBUQUE, IA
Date of Death: Tuesday, February 5, 2002
Place of Death: HALE, MI
Military: US NAVY

    09/14/1985  HIGGINS, DALE PAUL 

Date of Death: Saturday, September 14, 1985
Place of Death: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

    10/20/1994  HIGGINS, DENNIS H. 

Date of Death: Thursday, October 20, 1994

    10/03/1983  HIGGINS, DOROTHY 

Maiden Name: WOODSON
--
Date of Birth: Thursday, November 16, 1933
Place of Birth: MEMPHIS, TN
Date of Death: Monday, October 3, 1983
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Cemetery: BURR OAK (CHICAGO)

    05/06/1995  HIGGINS, DOROTHY ANN 

Maiden Name: CARSON
Spouse's Name: FRANK E.

Date of Birth: Friday, April 17, 1925
Date of Death: Saturday, May 6, 1995
Place of Death: SARASOTA, FL

    08/14/1973  HIGGINS, EDWARD M. (TED) 

Spouse's Name: MARY CHLUDIL
--
Date of Birth: Tuesday, June 17, 1919
Place of Birth: MUSKEGON, MI
Date of Death: Tuesday, August 14, 1973
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Military: VETERAN
Cemetery: EASTLAWN

    06/20/1978  HIGGINS, EILEEN K. 

Date of Birth: Monday, March 21, 1921
Place of Birth: SAGINAW, MI
Date of Death: Tuesday, June 20, 1978
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Military: WWII US NAVY
Cemetery: ST. ELIZABETH

    01/00/1890  HIGGINS, ELIZA 

Child Of: MOTHER OF MRS. TERENCE KELL
Age: 55
Date of Death: 01 / 00 / 1890
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Misc: DIED OF CONSUMPTION

    09/05/2000  HIGGINS, ELIZABETH M. SMITH 

Maiden Name: BITTNER
Spouse's Name: CYRIL (2) LYLE (1)
--
Date of Birth: Tuesday, September 29, 1903
Place of Birth: REESE, MI
Date of Death: Tuesday, September 5, 2000
Place of Death: PORT RICHEY, FL
Cemetery: MT. OLIVET

    12/17/1999  HIGGINS, EMIL W. 

Spouse's Name: EMMA HERZOG
--
Date of Birth: Thursday, June 21, 1917
Place of Birth: BLUMFIELD TWP., MI
Date of Death: Friday, December 17, 1999
Place of Death: FLINT, MI
Cemetery: MILLINGTON TWP

    00/00/0000  HIGGINS, EVELYN 

Age: 85
Date of Death: 
Cemetery: ELKLAND TWP

    02/29/1953  HIGGINS, FRANK C. 

Spouse's Name: ADELINE SYROKD
Married: 05/21/1931
--
Child Of: ETHEL
Age: 44
Date of Birth: Thursday, January 14, 1909
Place of Birth: MIDLAND CO., MI
Date of Death: -1, -1 -1, -1
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Year moved to US/Saginaw: SAGINAW 1931
Cemetery: MT. OLIVET
Misc: CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING/
        CAME TO SAGINAW FROM BAY CITY
Funeral Home: CEDERBERG


    03/04/2004  HIGGINS, FRANK E. JR. 

Child Of: FRANK E. SR. & DOROTHY CARSON
Age: 56
Date of Birth: Tuesday, April 8, 1947
Date of Death: Thursday, March 4, 2004
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Cemetery: CREMATION
Misc: PIPEFITTER
Funeral Home: CUNNINGHAM-TAYLOR

    05/17/1967  HIGGINS, FRANK M.

Spouse's Name: MARY C. JOYNT
Married: 06/06/1923
--
Age: 70
Date of Birth: Wednesday, July 1, 1896
Place of Birth: RICHLAND TWP., MI
Date of Death: Wednesday, May 17, 1967
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Cemetery: LAPORTE
Misc: RETIRED FARMER
Church: METH. (LAPORTE)
Funeral Home: TAYLOR

    11/11/1991  HIGGINS, GEORGIA E. 

Maiden Name: DUVALL
Spouse's Name: WILLIAM DOUGLAS
--
Date of Birth: Tuesday, April 19, 1910
Place of Birth: FARMERSBURG, IN
Date of Death: Monday, November 11, 1991
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Cemetery: PINEGROVE (F)


    03/26/1990  HIGGINS, HELEN H. 

Date of Birth: Saturday, February 24, 1906
Place of Birth: WATROUSVILLE, MI
Date of Death: Monday, March 26, 1990
Place of Death: ROSE CITY, MI
Cemetery: WATROUSVILLE

    05/02/1997  HIGGINS, IRMA G. 

Maiden Name: STERN
Spouse's Name: LEWIS G.
--
Date of Birth: Tuesday, May 7, 1912
Place of Birth: FRANKENMUTH, MI
Date of Death: Friday, May 2, 1997
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Cemetery: OAKWOOD

    02/10/1945  HIGGINS, IZORA 

Age: 83
Date of Birth: Friday, August 16, 1861
Place of Birth: CONNEAUTVILLE, PA
Date of Death: Saturday, February 10, 1945
Place of Death: MIDLAND, MI
Cemetery: HOPE
Misc: WELL KNOWN HOPE TWP. RESIDENT
Church: METH. (HOPE)

    06/00/1907  HIGGINS, JOHN H. 

Age: 45
Place of Birth: SPRINGFIELD, IL
Date of Death: 06 / 00 / 1907

    07/25/1954  HIGGINS, JUDITH 

Child Of: MR. AND MRS. CARL (Higgins
Age: 22 MONTHS
Date of Death: Sunday, July 25, 1954
Place of Death: IONIA CO., MI

    02/00/1973  HIGGINS, LEWIS G. 

Spouse's Name: IRMA STERN
--
Date of Birth: Wednesday, April 20, 1904
Place of Birth: DYERSVILLE, IA
Date of Death: 02 / 00 / 1973
Place of Death: ST. PETERSBURG, FL

    06/00/1995  HIGGINS, LONIE 

Maiden Name: HIGGINS
Spouse's Name: W. L. BROWN
--
Date of Birth: Saturday, March 4, 1905
Place of Birth: RAMSHORN, LA
Date of Death: 06 / 00 / 1995
Cemetery: PINE BLUFF, AR

    04/20/1956  HIGGINS, LOTTIE 

Maiden Name: WEAVER
Spouse's Name: JOHN
Married: 10/00/1921
Spouse's Death: 07/00/1938
Age: 79
Date of Birth: Sunday, June 25, 1876
Place of Birth: WATROUSVILLE, MI
Date of Death: Friday, April 20, 1956
Place of Death: CARO, MI
Cemetery: RIVERSIDE (VASSAR)
Funeral Home: ATKINS (VASSAR)

    12/13/1985  HIGGINS, MAGGIE 

Date of Birth: Thursday, February 6, 1919
Place of Birth: AR
Date of Death: Friday, December 13, 1985
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Cemetery: FORREST CITY, AR

    04/20/2005 HIGGINS, MANLEY M

Spouse's Name: OTTILLIA R.
--
Child Of: FRANK M. & MARY JOYNT
Age: 79
Date of Birth: Wednesday, October 28, 1925
Place of Birth: HEMLOCK, MI
Date of Death: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Military: US NAVY
Cemetery: ROSELAWN
Misc: RESIDENT OF PHOENIX, AZ

    06/16/1935  HIGGINS, MARY ANN 

Spouse's Name: FRANK
Married: 08/23/1879
Spouse's Death: 00/00/1900
Age: 74
Date of Birth: Monday, April 29, 1861
Place of Birth: HILLSDALE CO., MI
Date of Death: Sunday, June 16, 1935
Place of Death: RICHLAND TWP., MI
Year moved to US/Saginaw: RICHLAND TWP. 1883
Cemetery: LAPORTE
Misc: RESIDED AND DIED AT FAMILY FARM
        Church: METH. (LAPORTE)

   09/29/1984  HIGGINS, MARY C. 

Maiden Name: JOYNT
Spouse's Name: FRANK M.
--
Date of Birth: Monday, January 7, 1901
Place of Birth: HOPE, MI
Date of Death: Saturday, September 29, 1984
Place of Death: MIDLAND, MI
Miscellaneous
Cemetery: LAPORTE

    10/00/1942  HIGGINS, MARY ELIZABETH 

Maiden Name: FOHT
Married: 00/00/1920

Child Of: WIFE OF SAGINAW NEWS PRINTER
Date of Birth: 00 / 00 / 1899
Place of Birth: GALENA, IL
Date of Death: 10 / 00 / 1942
Cemetery: ST. ELIZABETH

    01/00/1938  HIGGINS, MRS. 

Spouse's Name: LEWIS G.
--
Date of Death: 01 / 00 / 1938
Miscellaneous
Cemetery: FOREST LAWN

    11/11/2001  HIGGINS, OTTILLIA R. (TIL) 

Spouse's Name: MANLEY M.
--
Date of Birth: Wednesday, August 14, 1929
Place of Birth: SAGINAW, MI
Date of Death: Sunday, November 11, 2001
Place of Death: AZ

    04/04/1996  HIGGINS, ROXIE M. 

Maiden Name: MAHONEY
Spouse's Name: DONALD G.
--
Date of Birth: Monday, October 16, 1922
Place of Birth: SAGINAW, MI
Date of Death: Thursday, April 4, 1996
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Cemetery: ST. ANDREW

    04/00/1902  HIGGINS, SAMUEL G. 

Date of Birth: 00 / 00 / 1856
Place of Birth: STAUNTON, IL
Date of Death: 04 / 00 / 1902
Place of Death: CHICAGO, IL
Cemetery: FOREST LAWN
Misc: WITH PRAIRIE FARM/SAG.COAL/HEINZ PICKLE


    00/00/0000  HIGGINS, SAMUEL G. 

SAGINAW COURIER HERALD
Sunday, April 27, 1902 
BOARD OF TRADE RESOLUTIONS ON HIS DEATH

    02/26/1945  HIGGINS, SARAH E. 

Maiden Name: HOLLOWAY
Spouse's Name: THOMAS
Married: 00/00/1926
Spouse's Death: 09/16/1938
Age: 70
Date of Birth: Thursday, March 12, 1874
Place of Birth: SPRINGFIELD, OH
Date of Death: Monday, February 26, 1945
Cemetery: FOREST LAWN
Church: SPIRITUAL TRUTH
Funeral Home: CASE

    09/21/1938  HIGGINS, THOMAS C.

Spouse's Name: SARAH SEAMAN
Married: 04/03/1928
Age: 64
Date of Birth: Monday, June 15, 1874
Place of Birth: DETROIT, MI
Date of Death: Wednesday, September 21, 1938
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Year moved to US/Saginaw: SAGINAW 1923
Cemetery: FOREST LAWN
Misc: LIBRARIAN MICH. 
        EMPLOYMNT INST. FOR BLIND
Funeral Home: CASE

    12/28/1983  HIGGINS, WAYNE A. 

Spouse's Name: CATHY F. SCHAFER
--
Date of Birth: Tuesday, September 29, 1953
Place of Birth: SAGINAW, MI
Date of Death: Wednesday, December 28, 1983
Place of Death: MILLINGTON, MI
Cemetery: MILLINGTON TWP.

    02/03/1995  HIGGINS, WILLIAM DOUGLAS 

Spouse's Name: GEORGIA E. DUVALL
--
Date of Birth: Thursday, February 5, 1903
Place of Birth: LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND
Date of Death: Friday, February 3, 1995
Place of Death: SAGINAW, MI
Cemetery: PINEGROVE (F)


  An On Site Search at http://obits.netsource-one.net/ will list additional Obits with the Higgins surname included.

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Battle Creek, Michigan, 1918 City Directory

  
Census Information Added by the Webmaster
   Each listing here has been visually checked with actual census
   image and any discrepancies are noted. Added 14 May 2003

Higgins, Amelia, (Widow of William H.), 
                        Boards 21 Glendale Avenue
                        Added 25 June 2004
                        View 1920 MI Census Scan 

Higgins, Clayton F., (Essie A.),
                       Employee Postum Cereal Company,
                       Resides 206 Post avenue

Clayton F Higgins, 
Age: 39 Year: 1920 USA Census
Birthplace: Michigan Roll: T625_759 
Race: White Page: 22B 
State: Michigan ED: 61 
County: Calhoun Township: Battle Creek 

Added 25 June 2004  
View 1910 MI Census Scan 

View 1920 MI Census Scan 


Higgins, Elizabeth M., (Widow William H.)
                        Boards 111 Orchard Avenue

Higgins, Harry C.,( Margaret),
                        Dentist 22-23 Hoffmaster Block, 
                        Resides  20 Henry

Harry Higgins, 
(Census states him to be a Dentist, 
  but it says his wife's name is Mary) 
Age: 43 Year: 1920 USA Census
Birthplace: Wisconsin Roll: T625_759 
Race: White Page: 7B 
State: Michigan ED: 52 
County: Calhoun Township: Battle Creek

Added 25 June 2004
   View 1920 MI Census Scan 

Higgins, Oscar, (Martha E.),
                         Assistant Foreman Postum Cereal Company.
                         Resides 29 James

Oscar Higgins, 
Age: 36 Year: 1920 USA Census 
Birthplace: Michigan Roll: T625_759 
Race: White Page: 13A 
State: Michigan ED: 49 
County: Calhoun Township: Battle Creek 


Higgins, Walter S., (Lottia),
                         Clerk, Resides 16 Janosh Avenue

Walter F Higgins, 
(City directory says middle initial "S", 
  census for this person matches with wife's name as
  Lottie and his profession as a clerk) 
Age: 35 Year: 1920 USA Census
Birthplace: Michigan Roll: T625_759 
Race: White Page: 11A 
State: Michigan ED: 39 
County: Calhoun  Township: Battle Creek 

View 1920 MI Census Scan 

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  27 July 2003
Adrian City Michigan
Polk's Adrian City Directory, 1903
: containing an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens, a street guide and householders directory, a classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits, a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers, public and private schools, churches, banks, incorporated institutions, secret and benevolent societies, etc., etc., etc. 

Detroit, Mich.: R.L. Polk & Co., c1902, 336 pgs

Higgins, Joseph B., Teamster, res 24 Merrick

Higgins, Nellie,       Clerk A. B. Park, res 24 Merrick

Higgins, Walter S., Clerk, Hotel Gregg, res at Hotel Gregg

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 06 Sep 2005

ALPENA CITY DIRECTORY 1920 
http://distantcousin.com/Directories/MI/Alpena/1920/Page.asp?Page=146 

Higgins Ellen,   clk      F E Hagle       bds 610 N 2d av

Higgins Jennie  slsldy  The Cronin Co bds 610 N 2d av 

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Also  Higgins in the 1870 Michigan Census
       1893 Detroit City MI, DIRECTORY 
       1894 Detroit City DIRECTORY 
       North MI  Forces Civil War Part 3 
        

 


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