The State of NEW YORK
Source: Landmarks of Oswego County, New York - By Henry Perry
Smith, W. Stanley Child - 1895
Higgins, John D., was born in Oswego city, June 9, 1858,
and educated in Oswego public schools and Oswego State Normal
School. In 1877, at the age of nineteen, he commenced the study
of law in the office Rhodes & Richardson, composed of Charles
Rhodes and Charles T. Richardson, both able and noted lawyers.
He was admitted to the bar in October, 1880, and continued in
Rhodes and Richardson’s office, and upon the death of Mr.
Richardson in 1882 a new firm was formed by Mr. Rhodes
associating with himself Hon. S. Mortimer Coon and John D.
Higgins, under the firm name of Rhodes, Coon and Higgins. The
firm during its existence had an extensive law practice. It was
dissolved in March, 1890, by the withdrawal of Mr. Rhodes, who
died in February, 1891. The business was continued under the
firm name of Coon & Higgins until September 1, 1891, when Mr.
Higgins withdrew from the firm and the practice of the law, to
engage in the active business of the Oswego Starch Factory, in
which corporation he had been a trustee since June, 1888, and is
now connected with the management of the company. In March,
1887, he was appointed city attorney and served one term. In
March, 1894, he was elected mayor of the city of Oswego on the
Republican ticket. In 1889, June 6, he married Virginia May
Kingsford, only daughter of Thomson Kingsford, of
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& Part 2
1920; Census Place: Oswego Ward 3, Oswego, New York; Roll:
T625_1254; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 166; Image: 737
John D Higgins 61
Virginia K Higgins 57
Rachel K Higgins 23
1910; Census Place: Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York; Roll:
T624_1048; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 1387; Image: 825
John D Higgins 51
Virginia K Higgins 47
U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application
Name: John D'auby Higgins SAR Membership: 8775
Birth Date: 9 Jun 1858 Birth Place: Oswego, Oswego, New York
Father: John Bradley Higgins Mother: Mary Ann D'Auby
Source: A national register of the
society, Sons of the American Revolution - By Sons of the
American Revolution, Louis Henry Cornish, Alonzo Howard Clark
JOHN D'AUBY HIGGINS, Oswego, N. Y. (8775). Son of John
Bradley and Mary Ann (D'Auby) Higgins; grandson of
Alexander J. and Elizabeth (Englis) D'Auby;
great-grandson of Alexander and Mary Ann (Sweeting)
D'Auby; great'-grandson of Lewis Sweeting, private
Mass. Militia, Member of General Court; great-grandson of
Andreiv Englis, Captain-Lieutenant First Mass. Continental
Source: Landmarks of Niagara County, New York. edited by William
Pool - Published 1897
Higgins, D. F., (Daniel F. ) was born in Genesee county, N. Y.,
August 14, 1858, and removed to Erie county with his parents in
1866. In 1887 Mr. Higgins came to North Tonawanda, where he
engaged in the hotel business, and in 1892 he became proprietor
of the Archer House, one of the leading hotels of the county and
which he conducts in first class style. In August, 1882, he
married Margaret Kane and they have one son, William.
Mr. Higgins's parents were Bernard and Ellen Higgins,
who were natives of Ireland, but were married in America. Their
children were John, Bernard, Daniel F.,
James, Arthur, Leticia, Ellen, Mary,
Julia and one daughter who died in infancy. Mr. Higgins
died at the age of eighty-six and his widow is still living at
the age of eighty.
1920; Census Place: North Tenawanda Ward
1, Niagara, New York; Roll: T625_1240; Page: 4A; Enumeration
District: 134; Image: 724
Daniel F Higgins 60
1910; Census Place: North Tonawanda Ward 2, Niagara, New York;
Roll: T624_1049; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0123; Image:
Daniel F Higgins 52
Margaret E Higgins 56
1900; Census Place: North Tonawanda Ward 1, Niagara, New York;
Roll: 1129; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 80
Daniel Higgins 42 b. NY Parents b. IRE Occ: Hotel keeper
Margaret Higgins 30
William Higgins 15
Source: North Tonawanda, New York, City
Name: Daniel F Higgins Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1905 Residence Place: North Tonawanda, New York
Spouse: Margaret Higgins
Occupation: Proprietor Hotel Archer
Source: North Tonawanda, New York, City
Name: Daniel Higgins Residence Year:1913
Street Address: 134 Thompson
Residence Place: North Tonawanda, New York
Occupation: Sidewalk Contractor
1880; Census Place: Akron, Erie, New York; Roll: 827; Page: 84D;
Enumeration District: 101; Image: 0356
Barney Higgins 73
Ellen Higgins 60
Daniel Higgins 22
James Higgins 19
Arthur Higgins 17
Article about him from an unknown newspaper -
-- HOTEL ARCHER --
Daniel F. Higgins, Prop.
The handsomely furnished and well kept Hotel Archer conducted by
Mr. Dan'l F. Higgins at the corner of Oliver and Thompson
street, is a resort liberally patronized by the general public.
The hotel contains 23 well furnished sleeping apartments and to
connection is a nicely appointed bar-room where all the standard
brands of wines, liquors, and cigars are served. This is one of
the most popular resorts in the Tonawandas, and Mr. Higgins Is a
"prince of good fellows", who personally looks after the wants
and comforts of his patrons.
For 8 years his establishment has shared the recognition of the
public. Mr. Higgins is one of the popular and influential men of
the town, is active In political circles and Is universally
regarded as a Worthy citizen.
08 June 2011
Our county and its people: a history of the valley and county of
Chemung - By Ausburn Towner - Published 1892
Higgins, Norman L., born in Hector, Schuyler County,
August 16,1824, was educated in the common schools until he was
eighteen years old. He then learned the blacksmithing trade and
followed it successfully until 1863. October 28, 1847, he
married Jeannette E., daughter of Stephen and Fanny
Chubb, of Dundee, Yates County, N. Y. He deals in real
estate. Mr. Higgins was a war Democrat until the time of if Mr.
Lincoln's assassination, when he became a Republican. Her
father, Elisha, was born in Connecticut; his mother was
born in Massachusetts. His father was one of the party who threw
the tea into the Boston harbor. Elisha married Nancy Meade
and had five children. Mr. Higgins's grandfather was a sailor in
the English navy, but espoused the cause of the Colonists.
Barrington, Yates County, 1847 Marriages
Date of marriage - Names of
persons married - Residence of husband - Residence of wife -
Name and residence of officer or clergyman performing the
marriage ceremony - Age of persons married (Husband - Wife)
28th - Norman Higgins & Jenette Chubb - Wayne Steuben Co -
Barrington Yates Co - Philander Shed Starkey Yates Co - 23 - 22
1860; Census Place: Elmira, Chemung, New York; Roll: M653_730;
Page: 432; Image: 54
Norman L Higgins 36
Janette E Higgins 35
John Higgins 6
John Brockway 17
1870; Census Place: Big Flats, Chemung, New York; Roll:
M593_914; Page: 41B; Image: 87
Norman L Higgins 45
Jeanette E Higgins 45
Elisha Higgins 86
Harriet Chub 50
Stephen Chub 80
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace
Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Norman L. HIGGINS Self M Male W 55 NY Farmer MA MA
Jennette E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 55 NY Keeping House NY MA
Harret M. CHUBB Sister S Female W 66 MA At Home NY MA
Samuel HIGGINS Brother W Male W 48 NY Farmer MA MA
Theodore HIGGINS Nephew S Male W 8 NY At School NY NY
Helen WASHINGTON Other S Female B 22 NY Servant NY NY
Census Place Big Flats, Chemung, New York
Family History Library Film 1254816
NA Film Number T9-0816 Page Number 178A
1900; Census Place: Elmira Ward 3, Chemung, New York; Roll:
T623_1016; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 12
Norman L Higgins 75
Jennette E Higgins 75
22 Jan 2011
January 1, 2011
Clifton H. Higgins
Anonymous Press-Republican Plattsburgh Press Republican Sat Jan
01, 2011, 02:19 AM EST
MOOERS — Clifton H. Higgins, 84, of the Fee Road, Mooers,
died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at CVPH Medical Center in
Plattsburgh with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Mooers, Aug. 6, 1926, the son of Edward J.
and Edna (Simpson) Higgins. He was a lifelong resident of
Mooers, and at 17 enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII until
his honorable discharge in 1946. During his Navy career
Culminate in the First Wave invasion of Normandy assigned to
amphibious assault craft LST 356 in the following weeks he made
39 trips under fire, then was rotated back to the states for
He studied at Troy Vocational School for engineering and later
completed autobody repair training in Troy. Clifton worked for
Harris Graphics in Champlain for 35 years prior to retiring.
Clifton was a member of the VFW in Champlain and a dedicated
firefighter and member of the Mooers Fire Department for nearly
He enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, coin and stamp
collecting, wine tasting. Clifton was passionate about growing
roses for his Lovie (wife).
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Joyce (Allen)
Higgins; children, Floyd Walker and his wife,
Shelia, of Churubusco, Leslie Walker and his wife,
Peg, of Standfordville, Brenda Akey of Plattsburgh,
Darlene Higgins of Plattsburgh, Jeffrey Higgins
and his wife, Mary, of Chazy; grandchildren, Jamie
Walker and his wife, Ann, Tera Fountain and
her husband, Joe, Jeremy Walker, Jonathan
Higgins and his wife, Jessi, Danielle Hamel,
Sean Higgins, Aaron Akey and Kevin Hartpence;
great-grandchildren, Emily Fountain, Janessa Walker,
Barbara Walker, Jamie Walker, Jesse Fountain
and Ethan Higgins; sister, Kathy Bountanger and
her husband, Dick, of Burlington, VT; and several nieces
He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Walter "Timmy"
Higgins, John "Mike" Bernard; sister, Virginia
"Toni" Lorraine; granddaughter, Angel Hamel; two
sons-in-law, Drew Hamel and Don Akey; and lifelong
best friend, Rodney Garrand.
Calling hours will be held Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road,
Mooers. Members of the Mooers Volunteer Fire Department will
meet at the Hamilton Funeral Home Monday at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of
Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 at 10
a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Mooers with Rev. Gerald A. Cerank,
parish pastor, celebrating. Burial will be in the spring in the
Donations in his memory may be made to the Office of the Aging,
135 Margaret St., Suite 105, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 or the Mooers
Fire Department, P.O. Box 433, Mooers, NY 12958.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793
Gilbert Road, Mooers.
To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of
Clifton Higgins please visit
1930; Census Place: Mooers,
Clinton, New York; Roll: 1416; Page: 4B; Enumeration District:
21; Image: 1127 (No Image Available)
Edward J Higgins 37
Edna Higgins 35
John B Higgins 6
Clifton H Higgins 3 7/12
28 June 2010
Joseph Lincoln Higgins, 92, formerly of Scarsdale, New
York and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, left this life peacefully on
June 7, 2010, at the Windermere, Florida home of his daughter,
Gloria Bonell. Joe, as everyone called him, was born on
August 7, 1917 in Yonkers, NY, where he spent most of his
childhood, the son of Joseph and Eleanor Higgins.
He leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Alma Higgins, and
their 7 children; Lorraine Cunningham of Scarsdale, NY,
Joseph Higgins of Buffalo, NY, Shaun Higgins and
Kevin Higgins of Wilton, CT, Joan Waldie of Norwalk,
CT, Gloria Bonell of Windermere, FL, and Lisa Cassin
of Orlando, FL; along with a sister-in-law, Loretta Horan,
of Mount Vernon, NY. He also leaves behind 15 adoring
grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Joe was a decorated
World War II veteran, who served in the Navy as a Seaman First
Class. He was a survivor of the
USS Quincy, when she was sunk
by the Japanese on August 9, 1942. When Joe returned home from
the war, he worked in the construction trades, and he eventually
started his own roofing company, Higgins Roofing, in 1955. With
hard work, commitment and integrity, he went on to become a
respected small business operator in the Scarsdale community.
From small beginnings, he grew his Company into a highly
regarded specialist in the field, particularly in the area of
slate roofing. His work still stands out today, on some of the
most beautiful churches, schools and estate homes, in the many
established communities of Westchester and Fairfield Counties,
an impressive legacy for this very modest and gentle man. Joe
retired from his business at the age of 80, and Higgins &
Higgins Roofing survives him today. Joe will be waked at the
McGrath Funeral Home in Bronxville, NY on Thursday, June 10 from
2 to 4 and 6 to8. A funeral mass will take place at St. Joseph
Church in Bronxville on Friday, June 11 at 11:00. All family and
invited. A private burial service for family will follow at Holy
Mount Cemetery in Eastchester.
Information on the
U. S. S. Quincy
The Journal News, a Gannett Co. Inc. newspaper serving
Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties in New York
Source: Representative men of New York: a record of their
achievements, Volume 3 edited by Jay Henry Mowbray
Cecil Campbell Higgins is a native of Massachusetts,
having been born in Roxbury, on the 28th day of August, 1850.
His father was the Rev. Dr. Samuel Hale-Higgins, a lineal
descendant of John Higgins, who figured so conspicuously
in the early history of the colony of Maryland, having received
a grant of a large tract of land lying on the Chesapeake Bay,
from King Charles II., under Lord Baltimore. The grandfather of
the subject of this review was David Higgins, a
prosperous planter on the eastern shore of Maryland, who was
remarkable for his energy and executive ability. He was an
advanced abolitionist and anticipated the emancipation by
freeing his slaves as fast as they became of age and encouraging
and assisting them to emigrate to Liberia. His son, Dr. Samuel
Hale-Higgins, the father of Cecil Campbell Higgins, was born at
Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, on the 5th day of
August, 1813, and died in Germantown, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, on the
6th day of November, 1887. He took the degree of Doctor of
Medicine from the University of Maryland at the early age of
eighteen, but, after a few years of very successful practice,
followed his early inclinations and entered the ministry. He was
the pastor of a number of prominent churches in Boston,
Philadelphia and Columbus, Georgia, his marked abilities and his
eloquent sermons making him the centre of wide influence, in
each of these communities. The mother of our subject was Celia
Campbell, who was the daughter of Archibald Campbell. She was a
native of Massachusetts, having been born at Oxford, in that
State, on the 18th day of August, 1817. She died at Charleston,
South Carolina, on the 14th day of June, 1854. Her
great-grandfather, Rev. John Campbell, was the first minister
who made his home in Oxford, Massachusetts. He was the second
son of James, the second Earl of Loudon, better known throughout
Scotland as Col. John Campbell, of Shankston. For his
participation in one of the Scotch uprisings a reward was
offered for his apprehension, and with this price upon his head
he fled to America, in about the year 1717. Celia Campbell's
mother was a lineal descendant of Andre Sigourne, or Sigourney,
who was one of the little band of French Huguenots who, after
having landed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1688, had the
hardihood to penetrate many miles into the wilderness and,
erecting a fort and dwelling houses, made their homes in this
frontier country. Hostile Indians, however, subsequently drove
them back to Boston, but twenty years later the settlement was
revived by the English and given the name of Oxford.
Cecil Campbell Higgins received his early education in the
schools of Columbus, Georgia, after which he took a course at
Newark Academy, Newark, Delaware, in which excellent educational
institution he was prepared for admission to Princeton College,
where he pursued his studies with remarkable assiduity and made
such commendable progress that he was graduated in 1871, with
the degree of Bachelor of Arts, receiving the degree of Master
of Arts three years later.
The legal profession offering to him many inducements, and
seeming peculiarly fitted to his tastes and talents, he decided
to begin the study of law soon after leaving school, and,
accordingly, with this object in view he entered the offices of
United States Attorney George Bliss, John L. Cadwalader, and
Eaton & Tailer, of New York City, at the same time, along with
this practical experience, taking a course at the Columbia
College Law School, from which he was duly graduated in the
Spring of 1873, and was admitted to the Bar of New York City in
the June following, since which time he has practiced his
profession continuously in the city, and has succeeded in
gathering about him a large and growing clientele. Corporation
and railroad law are branches of the profession to which he has
devoted especial attention, although his knowledge of the
statutes relating to riparian rights and involving matters
affecting the water front of New York City have led to
his selection as counsel in a number of the most interesting
cases ever before the courts of New York City.
Aside from his legal duties Mr. Higgins has taken a deep
interest in literary affairs, and although he has never been
able to give a great deal of his time to the world of letters,
has been an occasional contributor to the Boston Advertiser,
bearing upon timely topics relating to New York. He was also the
correspondent of the Nation in the South during the Presidential
campaign of 1872.
HIGGINS CECIL CAMPBELL 48 M W PA NY WESTCHESTER PELHAM 1900
Cecil Campbell Higgins 48
Susan Rush Higgins 37
Campbell Higgins 10
Celia C Higgins 10
Nellie Louise Campbell 65
HIGGINS CECIL C 59 M W MA NY WESTCHESTER POUND RIDGE 1910
Cecil C Higgins 59
Susan R Higgins 48
Campbell Higgins 21
Celia C Higgins 20
Helen L Campbell 80
Source: A memorial containing travels through life or sundry
incidents in the life By Benjamin Rush, Louis Alexander Biddle,
Henry J. Williams - Published 1905
Susan Rush, fourth child and second daughter of
Richard Henry Rush and Susan Bowdoin Yerby, married
September 17th, 1887, Cecil Campbell Higgins. They have
Campbell Higgins, born July 23, 1888.
Celia Campbell Higgins, born April 16, 1890.
Source: Princeton alumni weekly, Volume 22
CECIL CAMPBELL HIGGINS Class of '71
Cecil Campbell Higgins '71, A.M., LL.D., died very
suddenly on Feb. 26, 1922, in New York City, following a brief
illness and operation.
Born in Roxbury, Mass., August 28, 1850, he entered Princeton in
the fall of 1867 at a time when the college was slowly
recovering from the effects of the Civil War, and graduated with
the Class of 1871.
The following two years he studied law in New York City and was
admitetd to the Bar of that state. In less than two years he
opened his own law office in New York City and soon gained a
reputation for unusual ability. He was particularly successful
in matters relating to important water-front litigation and in
the management of large private estates, which were at that time
being converted into city property in what is now the heart of
New York City.
He was devoted to outdoor life and lived for about twenty-five
years on his estate at Bedford, Westchester Co., N. Y.
On Sept. 27, 1887, he married Susan Rush, a great
grand-daughter of Dr. Benjamin Rush, of the Class of 1760, one
of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and he was
proud of the fact that his wife's family had been represented in
Princeton during each generation beginning with the graduation
of the first class of the College of New Jersey. They had two
children, Campbell, born July 23, 1888, who graduated
with the Class of 1912 and was stroke of the varsity crew; and
Celia Campbell, born April 16, 1890, the wife of Colonel
At college Mr. Higgins was noted for his unfailing good nature,
his kindness, his many friendships and his extensive reading. He
had a very acute mind and a vigorous intellect. He was intensely
interested in the activities oi the debating society in Whig
Hall, where his ability gave early promise of his later success
as a lawyer. An outstanding feature of h:^ whole life was his
deep love for Princeton and his Class, of which he was Secretary
for more than thirty years and to which he devoted his energies
with untiring enthusiasm. Well known and liked by every member
of his Class, he was particularly well fitted for this work, in
which he was very capable and efficient. He was present at the
fiftieth anniversary of his Class in June last and at that time
seemed to be as strong and vigorous as ever in mind and body.
None thought that he would so soon die.
His death will be mourned by every surviving member of his Class
and by all who knew his lovable personality
Source: New York State's prominent and progressive men -
HIGGINS, at one time an influential political leader, long a
successful lawyer, and a popular club-man in two countries, is
descended on the paternal side from a family which came from
England and settled in Virginia and Maryland more than two and a
half centuries ago, and for many generations were prosperous
planters in those States. On his mother's side he comes from the
Scotch family of Campbell, one of the most illustrious in
Scotland, the Scotch-Irish family of Butler, also eminent, the
English family of Stearns, and the French Huguenot family of
Sigourney, all of which settled at Oxford, Massachusetts. His
mother's maiden name was Celia Campbell. His father was
Samuel Hale Higgins, D. D., a well known preacher and
theologian. Mr. Higgins was born on August 28,1850, at Roxbury,
Massachusetts, now an important part of the city of Boston. He
received a careful education in primary and preparatory schools,
and was then matriculated at Princeton College, New Jersey.
There he pursued the regular collegiate course with distinction,
and was graduated with the degree of B. A. in 1871. Selecting
the legal profession as his occupation in life, he then came to
New York and entered the Law School of Columbia College, under
Professor Theodore W. Dwight. There he was successful as a
student, and was graduated with the degree of LL. B. in 1873.
The next year he received the degree of M. A. from Princeton. On
leaving the Columbia Law School Mr. Higgins was admitted to
practice at the bar. He entered the office of Colonel George
Bliss, who was at that time United States attorney for the
Southern District of New York, and there rapidly developed
facility in the practical application of the legal principles
with which he had familiarized himself in the law school. Later
he entered the office of John L. Cadwalader, and when the latter
accepted the office of Assistant Secretary of State under
Secretary Hamilton Fish, Mr. Higgins became managing clerk in
the office of Messrs. Eaton & Tailer, commencing practice a few
months later. His career as a lawyer has throughout been marked
with great success. Mr. Higgins has not recently taken an active
part in political affairs. He was formerly for some years a
leader of the Democratic party in the old Seventh Assembly
District, there being associated with his kinsman, Peter B.
Olney, Judge Martin T. McMahon, and other prominent men. Later
he was one of the committee appointed by the Young Men's
Democratic Club to confer with the so-called Brunswick Hotel
Committee in organizing and perfecting the movement out of which
grew the County Democracy. He was the secretary of the meeting
at Cooper Union at which the Committee of Fifty was appointed
for the purpose of reforming the Democratic party of this city,
and was himself a member of that committee. He has long been a
prominent club-man. For nearly twentyfive years he has been a
member of the Union League Club of this city. He was one of the
active movers in the reorganization and revival of the
University Club. He is also a member of the Westchester
Historical Society and other organizations in and near New York,
and of the St. George's Club, Hanover Square London, England.
Mr. Higgins was married, on September 17,1887, to Miss Susan
Rush of Philadelphia. She is a daughter of Colonel Richard
Henry Rush, who was a son of Richard Rush, a grandson
of the famous Dr. Benjamin Rush, and a great-grandson of
Richard Stockton of New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have
one son, Campbell Higgins, and one daughter, Celia
03 Jan 2010
Source: The New York City directory, for 1842 - By John Doggett
Higgins Abner, 79 Willett
Higgins Alvin, carpeting, 432 Pearl, h. 32 Vesey
Higgins Amaso, carman, 96 Clinton
Higgins Catharine, 140 Hester
Higgins Cornelius, weigher, 1 Leroy c. Hudson
Higgins Daniel, cooper, r. 172 Orchard
Higgius Daniel C., sailmkr., 173 West, h. 199 Franklin
Higgins David, notary, 142 Maiden lane
Higgins David, stonecutter, 9,7ti Mulberry
Higgins David, marblepolisher, Av. 1st c. Eleventh
Higgins Edward, shoemaker, 197 W. Twentieth
Higgins Elias S., carpeting. 432 Pearl, h. 10 Cherry
Higgim Elisha Il., acct., 44 Wall, h. 332 Grand
Higgins Eliza T., widow of James I., 38 Fifth
Higgins Elizabeth, dressmaker, 125 Mulberry
Higgins Elliot, rigger, 424 Cherry, h. 253 Henry
Higgins Elmer W., grocer, 75 Dey, h. 120 Hamersley
Higgins Francis, shipmaster, 36 Catharine
Higgins George, smith, 70 Frankfort, h, Williamshurg
Higgins Hannah, widow of Isaac, r. 136 Laiueus
Higgins Harvey, carman, 251 Stantnn
Higgins James, laborer, 78 Avenue 3d
Higgins James, 3 Amity lane
Higgins James, mason, 224 Sixteenth
Higgins James, tailor, 35 Canal '
Higgins Jance C., widow of Charles, toys, 310 Grand
Higgins Jane, nurse, 39 Forsyth
Higgins John, laborer, r. 124 Mott
Higgins John, liquor, 66 Cherry
Higgins John, huckster, Tompkins mkt., h. 1 Sixth
Higgins John, 566 Broome
Higgins John, shoes, 234 Bleecker
Higgins John, Thirteenth n. Avenue B
Higgins John, 60 Centre
Higgins John O., cloths, 46 Maiden la., h. 33 Henry
Higgins John W., merchant, 167 W. Seventeenth
Higgins Josiah, seaman, 137 Cherry
Higgins Luke, hostler, 185 Avenue 6th
Higgins Maria, widow of Wm., painting, 79 Beekman h. 8 Lafayette pi.
Higgins Mary, widow of John, 155 Goerck
Higgins Mary Ann, milliner, 248 Bowery
Higgins Michael, boatman, 73 Cherry
Higgins Michael, 92 Orange
Higgins Michael, baker, 443 Greenwich
Higgins Michael D., collector, 74 Eldridge
Higgins Miles, mason, Av. 10th n. Seventeenth
Higgins Myles, bootmaker, 96 John
Higgins Patrick, leatherdresser, r. 69 King
Higgins Patrick, 72 Gold
Higgins Sandy, carman, 75 Clinton
Higgins Sarah Ann, widow of Josiah, 610 Water
Higgins Thomas, grocer, 167 Thirteenth
Higgins Thomas, bricklayer, 28 City Hall place
Higgins Walter, harillamills, 525 Water, h. 337 Cherry
Higgins William, boots, 526 Greenwich
Higgins A. & E. S., carpeting, 432 Pearl
Thomas' Buffalo city directory for 1862 By E. A. Thomas
Higgins, C. D. & Co. fish
market cor. Lloyd, and canal.
Caleb D. Hippos, h. 47
Zenas Higgins, h. cor. Carroll and Alabama.
HIGGINS CALEB D 51 M W VT NY ERIE 9-WD BUFFALO 1860
Caleb D Higgins 51
Mary E Higgins 45
Susan Wright 75
Sarah Hyman 16
HIGGINS CALEB D 60 M W VT NY ERIE 9-WD BUFFALO 1870
Caleb D Higgins 60
Mary E Higgins 54
Susan Wright 85
Marietta Brown 20
Eliza Barnard 19
According to New York Supreme
MARY L. PARKHURST, Appellant, v. EDWARD HIGGINS And MARGARET
HIGGINS, Respondents , Caleb D. Higgins died February 28, 1873 and
his wife Mary died February 16, 1882.
HIGGINS ZENAS 48 M W VT NY ERIE 3-WD BUFFALO 1860
Zenas Higgins 48
Alvira Higgins 47
George Higgins 16
Nelson Higgins 13
Higgins, Francis J. printer Express office.
Higgins, Catharine, washer, h. across creek opp. Reed elevator.
Higgins, DeWitt, auctioneer, h. 142 Sixth.
Higgins, E. engineer, h. 7 Cedar.
Higgins, Edmund, bowling saloon, b. Washington Hotel.
Higgins, George C. book-keeper H. T. Gillett & Son, b. Carroll n.
Higgins, Hiram, mate, b. Van Rensselaer bet Carroll and Seneca.
Higgins, John, book-keeper, b. Main cor. Huron.
Higgins, John, clerk, A. Rumsey & Co. 2 and 4 Exchange.
Higgins, John, lab. b. Walker's dining saloon.
Higgins, John, plasterer, h. cor. Spring and S. Division.
Higgins, Martin, lab. h. Mackinaw n. Kennickr.
Higgins, Matthew, joiner, h. S. Div. n. Jefferson.
HIGGINS MATTHEW 65 M W IREL NY ERIE 3-WD BUFFALO 1860
Matthew Higgins 65
Hannah Higgins 59
James Higgins 16
Ann Higgins 14
Higgins, Michael, lab. h. 302 Elm.
Higgins. Nicholas, carp. h. 275 N. Division.
HIGGINS NICHOLAS 28 M W IREL NY ERIE 3-WD BUFFALO 1860
Nicholas Higgins 28
Wnnay Higgins 25
Helen M Higgins 4
Francis G Higgins 5
Agnes J Higgins 3
Joseph H Higgins 8/12
Higgins, Patrick, lab. h. tow-path n. York.
Higgins, Wm. lab. h. Perry n. Mississippi
03 Jan 2010
The Buffalo directory - 1865
Higgans, Martin, lab. h.
Higgins, Mrs. Ann, wid.
laundress, h. Sixth n.Hudson.
Higgins, Catharine, h.
Illinois n. Perry.
Higgins. Caleb D. h. 47
Higgins, Edward, firm Dority
& H. h. 9 Com4.
Higgins, Edward, engineer, h.
Cedar bet Eagle and Clinton. ,
Higgins, Francis J. printer,
h. Eagle cor. Мог.
Higgins, Geo. C. b. Z. Higgins.
Higgins, John, lab. h. Folsom n. Dougherty's al.
Higgins, John, lab. b. River n. Erie.
Higgins, John, tallyman R. R. depot, h. 30
Higgins, John, apprentice, w. Hardiker & Toye, b.
Mariner n. Virginia.
Higgins, John, plasterer, h. 316 S. Division.
Higgins, Martin, lab. h. Ky. cor. Mackinaw.
Higgins, Matthew, joiner, h. 346 S. Division.
¡n navy, h. Fulton.
Higgins, Michael, soldier, h.
Mariner n. Va.
Higgins, Pat teamster, h.
Terrace n. Mechanic.
Higgins, Zenas, fisherman.
Lloyd n. canal bridge, h. Carroll n. Alabama
14 Dec 2009
Source: The New York red book - Published 1917
Frederick A. Higgins
Hon. Frederick A. Higgins, of New York City, one of the State
Hospital Commissioners, was born in Geneva, N. Y., August 4, 1871.
Subsequently he moved to Ticonderoga, N. Y., where for a number of
years he engaged in the newspaper and manufacturing business. In
1888 and 1889 he served as a page in the State Senate, having been
appointed from the then Nineteenth Senatorial District, comprising
the counties of Clinton, Essex and Warren. Later he removed to New
York City, where he engaged in business. In the fall of 1909 he was
elected Assemblyman from the Twenty-third Assembly District of New
During the administration of President Taft Mr. Higgins was
appointed Appraiser for the Port of New York and continued to hold
the office during the first year of President Wilson's
Mr. Higgins is a member of the Sterling Republican Club of New York
City, of the Republican Club of the Twenty-third Assembly District
of the County of New York, and of the Republican County Committee of
the County of New York.
Mr. Higgins was appointed State Hospital Commissioner by Governor
Whitman on February 7, 1916. The position had been vacant since the
death of Commissioner Friday, which occurred on November 4, 1915.
1930; Census Place:
Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll 1576; Page: 5B; Enumeration
District: 1004; Image: 861 (No Image Available)
Frederick Higgins 58
Kate B Higgins 62
HIGGINS FREDRICK A 48 M W NY NY NEW YORK MANHATTAN 1920
Frederick A Higgins 48
Kate B Higgins 81
Source: From unspecified N Y.
CAREER OF F. A. HIGGINS.
- Assembly Nominee Regarded as Strong Supporter of Gov. Hughes.-
Frederick A. Higgins, Republican nominee for the Assembly from the
23d District to succeed Assemblyman James A. Francis, was at one
time a page boy in the Senate. He Is now connected with the New York
offices of the Lake George Paper Company, of Ticonderoga. Since he
moved into the 23d District. five years ago Mr. Higgins has taken an
active part in Republican politics. For a year he was second
vice-president of the Sterling Republican Club. He was a member of
the" Liberal Republican Club, which was recently amalgamated with
the Republican club of the 23d Assembly District, and is now a
vice-president of the latter organization. He is an election
district captain and a member of the Republican County Committee.
Born in Geneva, this state, In 1871, Mr. Higgins, who is a second
cousin of the late ex-Governor Higgins, moved to Ticonderoga with
his parents in 1S82. After serving as a page in the state Senate Mr.
Higgins became a law student in the office of
Hand. Kellogg & Hale. Later, however; he, deserted the law for
business. Mr. Higgins is active in social and church work. He is a
vestryman "of-the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and a
member of the church club. ' In thorough sympathy with the ideas of
Governor Hughes, Mr. Higgins may be relied upon to support
the State Executive at every point. He introduced a resolution
pledging the nominee of the Assembly convention to vote for the
direct primaries. .
13 Aug 2009
Source: Our firemen By Brooklyn (New
York, N.Y.). Fire Dept - 1892
William J. Higgins, the
engineer, was born in Ireland, May 2, 1843. His introduction to the
career of a fireman occurred on Feb. 9, 1876. Mr. Higgins having had
a large experience with oils and other materials of a combustible
nature, is now detailed at Headquarters as an Inspector in the
09 Jul 2009
Source: Transactions of the American
Microscopical Society - 1905
- Necrology -
FRANCIS WESLEY HIGGINS, M.D. February 7, 1857 -
Dr. Francis Wesley Higgins was the son of a Methodist
minister, and was born in Plymouth, Chenango Co., N. Y., February 7,
1857. After he was fourteen years of age he supported himself by
farm work, clerking and teaching country schools until prepared to
practice medicine. He was educated in the public schools, at
Cazenovia seminary and Colgate academy, Hamilton, N. Y., where he
displayed marked ability. Before his graduation he was for two years
principal of the McGrawville academy.
He studied medicine with Dr. H. C. Hendrick, at McGrawville, and
attended medical lectures at the University of Michigan and the
medical department of the University of the City of New York. He was
graduated from the latter institution in 1881, and began the
practice of medicine in that same year at Truxton, N. Y. Here he
remained for four years and a half, and then moved to Chemung, N.
Y., where he practiced for a year and a half, and then removed to
Cortland, in the same state, where he resided till the date of his
death, December 18, 1903.
On November 26, 1879, he was married to Miss Kittie M. Smith,
of McGrawville, N. Y., who, with three sons and a daughter, survive
Dr. Higgins was prepared for special work on diseases of the eye,
ear, nose and throat by attendance at post-graduate schools and
hospitals in New York, Philadelphia and London. He was also an
accomplished surgeon, being the pioneer in abdominal surgery in his
vicinity, and long one of the surgical staff of the Cortland
Hospital. He was a careful and conscientious student of medicine, an
active worker in the local scientific society and a public-spirited
Christian citizen, active in all that concerned the welfare of the
community in which he lived.
He was a member of the Cortland County Medical Society, of which he
was for several years the secretary, and of which he had also been
president. He was also a member of the New York State Medical
Association and at the time of his death president of the Third
District Branch and a member of the Committee on Arrangements. He
was a member of the American Medical Association, Medical Society of
the State of New York, and the Medical Association of Central New
Dr. Higgins had been a member of this Society only since 1898, but
was deeply interested in it and his untimely death is a source of
York State Journal of Medicine By New York State Medical
Association, Medical Society of the State of New York (Jan 1904)
FRANCIS WESLEY HIGGINS, M.D.
Dr. Francis Wesley Higgins dropped dead in his office
December 18, 1903, at 10 A. M., after having made his usual morning
professional calls. He was taken without warning, save experiencing
a few tinges of pain in the region of the heart, some minutes before
his loyal and manly spirit took its flight.
Dr. Higgins was the son of a Methodist minister, and was born in
Plymouth, Chenango County, N. Y., February 7, 1857. After he was 14
years of age he supported himself by farm work, clerking and
teaching country schools until prepared to practice medicine. He was
educated at the public schools, at Cazenovia Seminary and Colgate
Academy, Hamilton, where he displayed marked ability. Before his
graduation he was for two years principal of the McGrawville
He studied medicine with Dr. H. C. Hendrick, at McGrawville. It was
fortunate for Dr. Higgins to be associated with so genial and
thorough a physician as Dr. Hendrick, whose influence and counsel
helped to fashion his life. He also attended medical lectures at
Michigan University, Ann Arbor, and the medical department of the
University of the City of New York. He was graduated from the latter
institution in 1881, and began the practice of medicine in that same
year with the late Dr. Judson C. Nelson, of Truxton. For four and a
half years he remained in Truxton, and then moved to Chemung,
Chemung County, where he practiced for a year and a half, and in the
spring of 1887 came to Cortland, which has since been his home.
On November 26, 1879, Dr. Higgins was married to Miss Kittie M.
Smith, of McGrawville, N. Y. Four children were born to them
R. Paul, now a medical student in Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Md.;
Max S., a student at Cornell University; George H. and
Winifred, who are students at home.
He prepared himself for special work in diseases of the eye, ear,
nose and throat by spending some time in post-graduate schools and
hospitals in New York, Philadelphia and London.
Dr. Higgins was a member of the Cortland County Medical Society, and
was for several years its secretary, and was also its president. He
was a member of the New York State Medical Association, and at the
time of his death President of the Third District Branch and a
member of the Committee on Arrangements. He was a member of the
American Medical Association, Medical Society of the State of New
York, and the Medical Association of Central New York.
He was sought for in council outside his own city. He was
philanthropic in his work, bringing to the Cortland Hospital its
first patient. He had been one of the surgical staff since the
hospital was organized, and was fully prepared in surgery, being the
pioneer abdominal surgeon of the county. He was a most careful and
conscientious student of the science of medicine, and his loss will
be greatly felt in the community in which he lived and worked.
He was at one time President of the village, being elected in 1895
on a reform ticket. He was one of the organizers of the Cortland
Science Club, and for the first two years its president, and from
the start has been one of its Advisory Board.
The funeral of Dr. F. W. Higgins, which was held in the First
Methodist Church, at 2.30 o'clock, Monday, December 21st, was one of
the largest ever held in Cortland. No one was present through
curiosity. Every one came as a friend to pay the last tribute to a
loving friend, a faithful physician and a thoroughly whole souled
Christian man. The large concourse not only packed the auditorium to
the doors, but filled the corridors, the overflow even extending
down into the Sunday-school room. Some idea of the number present
may be obtained from the fact that it took nearly an hour for the
friends to view the remains and pass out. He was laid away in
Cortland Rural Cemetery, at the going down of the sun.
The following memorials were adopted at the meetings of the county
medical organizations, and testify to his worth as a physician, as a
man, as a friend:
Frank D. Reese.
Obituary of Dr.
Francis Wesley Higgins from the December 19,1903 edition of
The New York Times.
At a meeting of the Cortland County Medical Association, held at the
York Hotel Friday evening, the following memorial tribute was
A great sorrow has fallen upon the medical profession of Cortland
County, in the sudden death of Dr. F. W. Higgins.
In order that we may pay a slight measure of justice to his memory,
we, the members of the Cortland County Medical Association, put upon
record our high and unqualified appreciation of his worth as a man,
his ability and attainments as a physician, and his loyalty as a
member of this society of which he was one of the founders. His
energy and progressive scientific spirit were an inspiration to
those of us who were intimately associated with him. His activity in
the community and his deep interest in all public affairs, were some
of his estimable characteristics. We could not help feeling that he
was ambitious, but always from a desire for higher attainments and
not from a mercenary motive.
"For even as we knew him, smiling still,
Somewhere, beyond all earthly ache or ill,
He waits, with the old welcome. Just as when
We met him smiling, we will meet again."
We, the members of the Cortland County Medical Association now
convened, do sincerely condole with his afflicted wife and children,
upon whom this great sorrow has so unexpectedly fallen, and we offer
them our heartfelt sympathy. Because of the respect in which we hold
the memory of Dr. Higgins, this memorial shall be recorded in the
secretary's book of the Association, a copy of it sent to the
bereaved family, and also printed in the city papers.
Frank D. Reese, Philip M. Neary, Frank S. Jennings, Committee. H. S.
The Cortland County Medical Society has adopted the following
memorial tribute for the late Dr. F. W. Higgins:
Whereas, The Supreme Ruler of the Universe has received from earthly
life Dr. Francis Wesley Higgins, an honored member of the Cortland
County Medical Society, taking him from his labors, his friends and
family, while still in the prime of his years, and in the midst of a
most useful career, that this sad event brings to each of us the
sense of a personal loss, the rupture of ties made very close by
professional and friendly association, therefore, be it
Resolved, That in the death of Dr. Higgins is sustained the loss of
one of the most useful, energetic, intelligent, and capable members
of the Cortland County Medical Society; That while his demise brings
desolation and sorrow to his home and family, and the community
mourn for him as one who was, but is not; comfort cometh in the
possession of loving memories to those who came close "to him in
life or profited by his skill and service.
Resolved, That the sympathy of this society be extended to the
bereaved family of our deceased associate, remembering that while
his death brings desolation and sorrow to his home, there remain
loving memories in the hearts of his friends and those of the
community that knew him well.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of
Dr. Higgins, and also that they be engrossed in the records of the
"The shadows on the dial fall,
But who can tell how soon a cloud
May end them all and life as well."
The end of an earthly career has come. It came with startling
sadness. Life ceased at its meridian. Patient years of toil and
study had built for him a place in the heart and confidence of the
community and of his fellow-workers in his chosen profession. He had
energy plus. Work to him was akin to recreation. But the inevitable
came. He is gone and we mourn for him.
Henry T. Dana,
Emory A. Didama,
Paul T. Carpenter.
For the Society
11 May 2009
Plattsburgh (N.Y.) City Directory - 1913 - Published by L.P.
Higgins Grace Miss, emp Devlin House
Higgins Harn- J., clerk, Lozier Motor Co., h 31 Sailly av
Higgins Mary Miss, emp Devlin House
Higgins Sarah Mrs., forelady Plattsburgh Shirt Co., res 35
directory - 1860
COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER DIRECTORY
FOR THE CITIES OF BUFFALO AND NEW YORK
Higgins, Ann, Mrs,saloon, Evans n. Canal, h. same,
Higgins, Cath. Mrs. widow, h. Perry n. Miss.
Higgins, C. D. Firm C. D. H. & Co. h. 47 Frank.
Higgins, Dewit watchmaker, 147 Main, h. same,
Higgins. Edward, engineer, h. Cedar n. Eagle.
HIGGINS EDWARD 40 M W OH NY ERIE 5-WD BUFFALO 1860
Higgins, Francis J. printer, h. 27 E. Huron.
HIGGINS FRANCIS 28 M W IREL NY ERIE 4-WD BUFFALO 1860
Higgins, Geo. C. bookkeeper, b. Carroll n. Ala.
See Zenas Higgins below
Higgins, John, clerk. 4 Exchange, b. St. James.
Higgins, J. Mrs. widow, h. Maple n. High.
Higgins, Jno. lab. h. Dougherty al. n. Folsom.
Higgins. John. mason, h. S. Div. n. Spring.
Higgins. Martin, lab. h. Mackinaw cor. La.
Higgins, Mat gardener, h. towpath opp. work house.
Higgins, M. sailor, h. 7 Beak.
Higgins, Mathew, joiner, h. 34 S. Djv.
HIGGINS MATTHEW 65 M W IREL NY
ERIE 3-WD BUFFALO 1860 Image
Higgins, Nicholas, carp. h. 27. N. Div.
HIGGINS NICHOLAS 28 M W IREL NY ERIE 3-WD BUFFALO 1860
Higgins, Wm. actor, h. Terrace junction Erie.
HIGGINS WM 28 M W OH NY ERIE 8-WD BUFFALO 1860
Higgins, Thos lab. h. Perry cor. Ind
Higgins, Wm. lab. h. Perry n. Chicago.
Higgins, Zenas, firm C. D. Higgins & Co. h.
cor. Carroll and Ala.
HIGGINS LENAS* 48 M W VT NY ERIE 3-WD
(*Transcribed as Lenas, instead of
Higgins. C. D. & Co. fish merchants, cor. Lloyd and Canal.
22 Mar 2009
-EDWARD F. HIGGINS-
Image of Edward F. Higgins from Notable Men of
Rochester and Vicinity : XIX and XX centuries Rochester N.Y
1901-1902 (Published by Dwight J. Stoddard)
Source: History of
Monroe county, New York By
Peck - 1908
Edward F. Higgins, who is engaged in the conduct of coach,
livery and sale stables, at Rochester, was born in this city May 7.
1861, his parents being Timothy G. and Mary (Powers)
Higgins, the former a native of Ireland and the latter of
Canada. The father came to Rochester in his youth and resided here
for about forty years, after which he removed to
Hamilton, Ontario, where he now resides. He was "the first man
to run a public vehicle in Rochester, on Buffalo street, now West
Main street, and also on Lake avenue, conducting his business before
there were any street cars. He also ran a stage to the camp here
during the Civil war and was the pioneer stage man of Rochester. He
likewise engaged in milling for a number of years and later turned
his attention to the wholesale butcher business, being thus
connected with several business enterprises which were an element in
the city's growth and development. His wife died in June, 1881. They
were the parents of eight children, six of whom are living:
William; Edward F.; Jane; George, a
blacksmith of Rochester ; Florence; and Henry. One
son, John, was killed by the cars in Buffalo.
Edward F. Higgins was reared in the city of Rochester and was
educated in the public schools. He afterward worked as an employee
in a wholesale butchering business and later in a coaching business.
Seeing opportunities for himself, in 1883 he established an
enterprise of his own in a small way, at No. 35 Atkinson street, and
his patronage rapidly increased until in April, 1899, it
necessitated his removal to larger quarters. He then opened a stable
at his present location, where he has since remained, and he now
owns this property, ninety-nine by one hundred and sixty feet, and
another place, sixty-six by one hundred and sixty feet. Mr. Higgins
has one of the best equipped livery barns in the city. He has the
latest vehicles of every kind, including everything from a
one-passenger vehicle to those which will carry fifty passengers,
and keeps on hand all the time from one hundred and twenty-five to
one hundred and fifty head of horses, all of which are good animals.
His patronage now is very extensive, making his business profitable
and he deserves much credit for what he has accomplished, for ho had
no assistance when he started out in life.
Mr. Higgins was married April 11, 1882, to "Miss Bridget Slyncs,
of Oswego, New York,
and they have two daughters, Alice and Emily. Mr.
Higgins is a member of the Rochester Club. He has many friends in
the city who admire him for his business success and for his
business integrity, and his life is proof of what may he
accomplished when one has determination and is not afraid of hard
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Edward appears in 1900 census, address matches above text but wifes
HIGGINS EDWARD F 39 M W NY NY MONROE 3-WD ROCHESTER 1900
Edward Higgins 39
Delia B Higgins 40
Alice A Higgins 16
Emily M Higgins 13
Edith Dockney 23
Edward Morey 21
Henry F Storer 45
Edward HIGGINS Male
Birth Year <1861> Birthplace NY Age 19
Occupation Teamster Marital Status S <Single> Race W <White>
Head of Household William J. SIMPSON Relation Other
Father's Birthplace IRE Mother's Birthplace IRE
Census Place Rochester, Monroe, New York
Family History Library Film 1254864
NA Film Number T9-0864 Page Number 380D
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Timothy HIGGINS Self M Male W 62 IRE Teamster IRE.IRE.
Mary HIGGINS Wife M Female W 48 CAN. Keeping House --- ---
William HIGGINS Son S Male W 20 NY Teamster IRE CAN
Jennie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 16 NY At Home IRE CAN
John HIGGINS Son
S Male W 14 NY At Home IRE CAN
Florence HIGGINS Dau S Female W 12 NY At Home IRE CAN
George HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 NY At Home IRE. CAN
Henry HIGGINS Son S Male W 8 NY At Home IRE. CAN
Census Place Irondequoit, Monroe, New York
Family History Library Film 1254861
NA Film Number T9-0861 Page Number 223C
HIGGINS TIMOTHY 40 M W IREL NY MONROE 12-WD ROCHESTER 1870
Timothy Higgins 40
Mary Higgins 34
William Higgins 10
Edwin Higgins 9
Jane Higgins 6
John Higgins 5
Florence Higgins 3
George Higgins 1
HIGGINS TIMOTHY G 24 M W IREL NY MONROE PENFIELD 1860
Timothy G Higgins 24
Mary Higgins 25
William Higgins 1
1850; Census Place: Rochester Ward 7,
Monroe, New York;
Roll: M432_531; Page: 354; Image: 259 (No Image Available)
Thomas Higgins 50
Catherine Higgins 45
Timothy Higgins 12
Michael Higgins 10
Thomas Higgins 6
Patrick Higgins 2
A short Bio of
Edward F. Higgins and a description of his business
- Closest March - Subject to
Ontario, Canada Deaths
Name: Timothy Higgins Death Date: 5 Jul 1915
Death Location: Wentworth Gender: Male Age 92
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823 Birth Location: Ireland
Place of Death: 65 Jones Street Occupation: Contractor
Married Name of Father: not given
Name of informant: Mary Higgins, address: 65 Jones Street
Cause of death: Heart disease
15 Mar 2009
DIRECTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1900, - PUBLISHED BY BlOGRAPHlCAL
DlRECTORY COMPANY - (INCORPORATED) NEW YORK CITY, PARK ROW BUILDING
HIGGINS. A. FOSTER—Lawyer and Adjuster, 16 Exchange place,
New York City; residence Greenwich, Conn. President and director Rio
Grande, Sierre Madre and Pacific R. R. Co. and Sierre Madre
Construction Co.; treasurer and director Mexican Northern Ry. Co.;
director Compania Metalurgica Mexicana, Consolidated Kansas City
Smelting and Refining Co., Crocker-Wheeler Electric Co.,
International Metal Co., Knickerbocker Trust Co., Mexican Ore Co.,
Polose and Rio Verde Ry. Co. and Sombrerete Mining Co. Member
Adirondack League Club, Century and Down Town Associations and
National Academy of Design.
HIGGINS, CECIL CAMPBELL—Lawyer, 69 Wall street. New York
City; residence Pound Ridge. Born in Roxbury, Mass., Aug. 28, 1850.
Educated at Princeton and at Columbia Law School. (Married.) Vice-
president Ridgefield and New York R. R. Co. Member University and
Union League Clubs and St. George's Club of London, England.
HIGGINS, EDWARD E. — Editor, 120 Liberty street, New York
City; residence 28 West 120th street. Born in Chelsea, Mass., April
4, 1864. Educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Editor "Street Railway Journal"; secretary McGraw Publishing Co.;
treasurer "The Success" Co. Member University and Quidnunc Clubs.
HIGGINS, EUGENE — Carpet Manufacturer, 10 West 23d street,
New York City; residence Morristown, N. J. Member of the board of
managers Delaware, Lackawanna and Western R. R. Co. Member Union,
Racquet and Tennis, Tuxedo, University, Metropolitan, St. Anthony.
Riding, Fencers', New York Athletic and New York Yacht Clubs,
Morristown (N. J.) Club, Sons of the Revolution, Country Club of
Westchester County and Columbia University Alumni Association.
HIGGINS, FRANK W.—Physician and Surgeon, 20 Court street,
Cortland; residence 61 Lincoin avenue. Born in Plymouth, N. Y., Feb.
7, 1857. Educated at New York University. (Married.) Attending
surgeon to Cortland Hospital. Director Y. M. C. A. since its
organization. Ex-president of the village. Member Tioughnioga Club,
American Microscopical and New York State Medical Societies,
American Medical, New York State Medical and Central New York
Medical Associations and Knights Tetnplar.
HIGGINS, WILLIAM A.—Sugar Broker, 108 Wall street, New York
City; residence 190 Lefferts place. Brooklyn. Born in Cleveland,
Ohio, Sept. 11, 1860. (Married.) Proprietor Eureka Fruit Packing Co.
Member Crescent Athletic and Lincoin Clubs of Brooklyn.
13 Mar 2009
Source: History of the
First National Bank of
Scranton, Pa By
First National Bank -1906
RICHARD HUTCHINGS HIGGINS
Richard Hutchings Higgins was born in
Meade County, Kentucky,
1869. He was educated in the public schools of
and at the age of thirteen years left school and entered the employ
of the Citizens
National Bank of Louisville, Kentucky, where he remained for
six years, when (in 1888) he accepted the position of Cashier in the
private banking house of Clifton Rodes Barrett & Co., where
he remained until 1890, resigning in that year on account of ill
health. During the year 1891, he again became associated with the
Citizens National Bank of Louisville, and afterwards became Cashier
of the First National Bank of Middleborough, Kentucky, and Treasurer
of the Louisville Hotel Company of Louisville.
In February, 1893, Mr. Higgins went to
New York and
entered the service of J. W. Henning, of the
New York Stock
Exchange firm of J. W. Henning & Company. In August of that
year, he resigned and accepted a position in one of the leading
banking and brokerage houses in
New York City—that
of the firm of Harvey Fisk & Sons, and on January 1, 1900, was
admitted into partnership.
On May 2, 1905, he became a Director of the Phoenix National
Bank of New York City,
and on January 9, 1906, was elected a Director of The First National
Bank of Scranton.
Mr. Higgins, on
October 15, 1895, married Letitia Shelby Holloway, of
Louisville, Kentucky. One child, a daughter, Rhoda Anderson
Higgins, was born to them.
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HIGGINS RICHARD H 50 M W KY NY NEW YORK MANHATTAN 1920
Richard H Higgens 50
Letitia H Higgens 49
Rhoda A Higgens 21
HIGGINS RICHARD H 40 M W KY NY NEW YORK 21-WD MANHATTAN 1910
Richard H Higgins 40
Lettia H Higgins 39
Rhoda A Higgins 11
HIGGINS RICHARD H 63 M W VA KY JEFFERSON 7-WD LOUISVILLE 1900
Richard H Higgins 63
Phidelia C Higgins 60
Richard Higgins 31
Lettie Higgins 29
Rhoda A Higgins 1
Phidelia Higgins 27
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
R. H. HIGGINS Self M Male W 41 VA Wholesale Liquor ENG VA
Fidelia HIGGINS Wife M Female W 37 KY Keeping House KY KY
William HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 KY At Home VA KY
Richard HIGGINS Son S Male W 11 KY At Home VA KY
Fidelia HIGGINS Dau S Female W 7 KY At Home VA KY
Census Place 7th Ward, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky
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NA Film Number T9-0423
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HIGGINS RICHARD 26 M W VA KY JEFFERSON 12-WD LOUISVILLE 1870
Richard Higgins 26
Fidelia Higgins 25
Charles Higgins 8
William Higgins 4
Richard Higgins 8/12
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Richard Hutchings Higgins from New York Times 09 Mar 1937
Obituary of Letitia Holloway Higgins from New York Times 05 Mar
05 Dec 2008
Inquiry related to the next entry
My name is Kathleen Higgins
formerly of Dutchess County NY. My father was
George Robert Higgins
of Teresa NY. He was born to Louise Bacon and
George W. Higgins on Aug 28, 1918 and died June 18.
2008. His father died in the same year, I know his mother remarried
and had several children but we never heard from them so I don't
know who they are. I know there was a half sister in illinois but I
have no idea where. I welcome any contact with people who may have
known any family members.
Thank you, Kathleen Higgins cleome704 AT aol.com
09 Jul 2008
- George R. Higgins - Poughkeepsie Journal - (Jun/20/2008)
WASSAIC, NY - George R. Higgins, 89, a longtime
resident of Wassaic, died Thursday, June 19, 2008 at New Milford
Hospital, New Milford, CT. Mr. Higgins was a safety officer at
Wassaic Developmental Center in Wassaic, NY for 25 years and later
worked as a physical therapy assistant for 12 years, retiring in May
1977. After his retirement, he was a bus driver for the Dutchess
County LOOP Bus System. He was born August 29, 1918 in Theresa, NY,
the son of the late George William and Louise Bell Bacon Higgins. On
September 22, 1956 in Plattsburgh, NY, he married Doris Sprague who
survives at home. Mr. Higgins was a professional middle weight boxer
who fought in approximately 40 professional fights and was also a
Town of Amenia constable and worked part-time with the Dutchess
County Sheriff's Office. He was a World War II Army veteran. Besides
his wife, he is survived by three sons, Frank G. Higgins (Mabel) of
Sarnia, Ontario, Terry L. Higgins of Columbia, PA, and Kevin L.
Higgins of Dover Plains, NY; two daughters, Maureen A. Ortmann
(Steven) of Hogansville, GA and Kathleen K. Higgins of Pine Mountain
Valley, GA; four step sisters, Gladys of Deferit, NY, Georgia and
Mary of Utica, NY, and Barbara of Rochester, NY; three stepbrothers,
Warren Lawton of Solvay, NY, Lloyd Lawton and Carlton Lawton of
Deferit, NY; five grandchildren, Emily Fortney-Blunt (Paul), Eric
Higgins (Bonnie), Darcy Higgins, Klya Higgins and Hunter Quinn
Higgins and three great grandchildren. In addition to his parents,
he was predeceased by a brother, Glen Higgins. Calling hours will be
held Monday, June 23, 2008 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hufcut Funeral
Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. Funeral services will follow
at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Daniel Groh
officiating. Burial will take place at South Dover Rural Cemetery,
Wingdale, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation
Army, 570 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. For directions or to
send a condolence, please visit
Published on June 20, 2008.
1930; Census Place: Theresa, Jefferson, New York; Roll: 1443; Page:
3B; Enumeration District: 49; Image: 706 (No Image Available)
Erastus Higgins 69 Born New York Laborer
Barbara Higgins 72 Wife Born Germany
George R Higgins 10 Grandson Born New York
HIGGINS ERASTUS 58
M W NY NY JEFFERSON THERESA TWP 1920
Erastus Higgins 58
Barbara Higgins 62
George Higgins 26
Louise Higgins 22
George Higgins 1
HIGGINS ERASTUS 48
M W NY NY JEFFERSON THERESA 1910
HIGGINS ERASTUS 39
M W NY NY JEFFERSON THERESA 1900
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation
Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Rauston HIGGINS Self M Male W 46 NY Day Laborer NY NY
Nancy HIGGINS Wife M Female W 40 NY Keeps House NY NY
Erastus HIGGINS Son S Male W 19 NY Day Laborer NY NY
Edwin HIGGINS Son S Male W 17 NY Day Laborer NY NY
Frank HIGGINS Son S Male W 13 NY Farm Hand NY NY
Ella HIGGINS Dau S Female W 6 NY NY NY
Glenncad HIGGINS Dau S Female W 1 NY NY NY
Census Place Theresa, Jefferson, New York
Family History Library Film 1254839
NA Film Number T9-0839
Page Number 163D
HIGGINS SEYMOUR 35
M W NY NY JEFFERSON THERESA 1870
Seymour Higgens 35
Jane Higgens 30
Erastus Higgens 9
Edwin Higgens 7
Frank Higgens 3
HIGGINS FRANK 34
M W NY NY JEFFERSON ANTWERP 1900
Frank Higgins 33
Myra Higgins 24
Seymour Higgins 66
Nancy Higgins 57
08 Mar 2006
Sister Albert Higgins died June 30, 2002.
Sister Albert Higgins died at Marymount Convent,
Tarrytown, NY, Thursday, June 27, 2002. A member of
the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary for 76 years, she would have celebrated her 100th birthday on
Sister Albert began her many years of ministry as a teacher at Marymount Academy, Tarrytown, NY, and
Marymount School, New York City. In 1928, she was sent to Brazil. Vaccinated against
yellow fever, with one or two lessons in Portuguese, she arrived in Rio de Janeiro on September 7, after a
thirteen-day boat trip. There, she taught English for four years at Sacred Heart of Mary School.
Just after making her final vows in August 1932, Sister Albert was named novice mistress, a position
she filled for 22 years. When asked what about her
emphasis in forming the novices , she answered, "the
spirit of faith and the spirit of obedience." When speaking about her years in Brazil, she said, "These
were the happiest years in my religious life. Brazil was for me a real spiritual font. You could drink
deep. People didn't preach religion; they lived it."
Sister Albert remained in Brazil until 1950 when she
was sent to teach English at Marymount on Via
Nomentana in Rome. It was during that time, that she also had the opportunity to spend a few months at the
Motherhouse in B�ziers, France, working on the preliminary stages of the cause of Jean
founder of the RSHM. It was there that she nurtured her interest in the spirit and spirituality of Father
Gailhac, and for the rest of her days, her devotion to him was an ever-present part of her ministry.
In 1952, Mother Agnes de Jesus Teixeira, former provincial in Brazil and later provincial in Portugal,
asked that Sister Albert be sent to Mozambique with her to establish the first RSHM foundation in Africa,
at Quelimane. She spent six years in Mozambique, first in Quelimane, and then in Guru�, where she was
superior and founder of the second RSHM school in
Sister Albert's final mission in Africa, began in 1960�a nine year sojourn in Southern Rhodesia, now
know as Zimbabwe�teaching at Marymount School in Umtali (now known as Mutare) and at St. Kilian's
Mission in Rusape. Speaking about Marymount, the first school in Rhodesia to be integrated, she commented,
"That spirit of openness to receive any child who
comes along, who is in a condition to learn or to be educated, is really an expression of our spirit of
zeal that belonged to Father Gailhac."
In 1969, Sister Albert returned to Rome to teach again, before retiring. But even when she was no
longer teaching full-time, she continued to teach one or two classes, to tutor students in English, and to
care for the chapel.
In 1996, the year of her 70th anniversary of her first vows, she returned to Tarrytown, NY, where she had
begun her religious life, to live with the retired sisters at Marymount Convent. Sr. Albert is survived
by a sister, Sister Gertrude Higgins, RSHM, of Tarrytown, NY; [SEE
NEXT OBITUARY) a niece, Eileen Higgins Harris in South
Africa; a nephew, Michael Higgins in England; and
cousins, Sister Nora Grace, RSHM, and Sister Catherine Grace,
RSHM, both of Tarrytown, NY; Sister Francisca Grace, RSHM, of Rome, Italy;
Loretta Higgins and James Higgins of Edison, NJ; Margaret Higgins
Jamesburg, NJ; and Patrick Priest of Manasquan, NJ.
Funeral services were at Marymount Convent, Tarrytown
on June 30 and July 1, 2002. Sister Albert was buried
at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in White Plains, NY.
2002 Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Sister Gertrude Higgins died in Tarrytown, NY, January 19, 2003
Sister Gertrude Higgins died at Marymount Convent, Tarrytown, NY, Saturday, January 18, 2003. She was 97
years of age and would have celebrated 75 years as aReligious of the Sacred Heart of Mary later this year.
She was born Rosaline Carmel Higgins in Dublin, Ireland on May 9, 1905, to
Michael and Margaret Mary Morgan Higgins.
On October 5, 1926, she entered the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary at Marymount in Tarrytown, NY.
She made her first vows at Marymount, Tarrytown, on July 12, 1928 and her final vows, also at
Marymount, on August 27, 1933.
After first profession, Sister Gertrude was sent to Marymount School in New York, NY, where she taught
from 1928 to 1934. In 1934, she was assigned to Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY, where she taught art
and art history until she retired in 1970. At that time she was named professor emerita. In 1993, she
moved to Marymount Convent, Tarrytown, NY where she was living at the time of her death.
Sister Gertrude had many gifts�teaching education, speech and especially art�and a great love of music
and all things Irish. She was an artist and taught hundreds of students to love art and the old Masters.
She was a wonderful calligrapher, and like a medieval scribe, she could patiently and painstakingly letter
words with graceful lines and dots of color with perfection. After retiring from teaching at the
College, she devoted her time to CCDprograms in Immaculate Conception Church in Tarrytown. She also
kept in touch with the Mother Butler Center in South Dakota, and the Mother Butler Guilds, which had been
one of her interests in her years at the College.
Sister Gertrude is survived by several cousins who are Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary: Sister Nora
Grace and Sister Catherine Grace both of Tarrytown, NY and Sister Francisca Grace of Rome, Italy. Her sister
Sister Albert (SEE
PREVIOUS OBITUARY), also a Religious of the Sacred Heart of
Mary, died in June 2002.
Funeral services were at Marymount Convent, Tarrytown, NY. Sister Gertrude was buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery
in White Plains, NY.
2003 Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
. . . . . .
3 Dec 2005
Salamanca , NY
LAST NAME FIRST NAME DOB DOD COMMENTS
Higgens Patrick 1840 1915
Higgens Fannie 1839 1918 Wife of Patrick
Higgens George W. 1880 1907
Higgins Carrie 1886 19??
View 1870 NY
Census Scan HIGGINS PATRICK 30 SULLIVAN NEVERSINK
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Patrick HIGGINS Self M Male W 40 NY IRE NY
Fanny HIGGINS Wife M Female W 41 NY Keep House NY NY
Carrie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 16 NY School NY NY
... HIGGINS Dau S Female W 14 NY School NY
Nellie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 12 NY School NY NY
Archibald HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 NY School NY NY
Charles HIGGINS Son S Male W 8 NY School NY NY
Etta HIGGINS Dau S Female W 5 NY School NY
George W. HIGGINS Son S Male W 4M NY NY NY
other surnames listed within household-connection
listed as "other"
Census Place Carrolton, Cattaraugus, New York Family History Library Film 1254811
NA Film Number T9-0811 Page Number 64C
View 1900 NY Census Scan HIGGINS PATRICK 59 CATTARAUGUS SALAMANCA
View 1910 NY Census Scan HIGGINS PATRICK 68 CATTARAUGUS SALAMANCA
View 1920 NY Census Scan HIGGINS CARRIE 50 CATTARAUGUS SALAMANCA
Wildwood Cemetery -Salamanca, Cattaraugus Co., New York
LOCATION: On the east side of Lynwood near Cottage Avenue
HIGGENS, Fannie Patrick HIGGENS 1839 1918
HIGGENS, George W.
HIGGENS, Patrick Fanny
1869 1948 Co. H 202 Reg. NY Spanish American War
HIGGINS, Clara M.
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06 Oct 2005
From Geneva Gazette 26 September 1890
Obituary - Mrs. Daniel Higgins died at her residence on Exchange street yesterday forenoon. By this
dispensation three little children, the oldest only about eight years old, are made orphans, their
respected and lamented father having died about a year ago. Mrs. Higgins has a wide circle of relatives and
acquaintances in this community who mourn their great bereavement. Her death was caused by heart disease.
The funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church with a solemn
06 Oct 2005
From Geneva Gazette 16 March 1900
Mrs. Julia A. Higgins, widow of Patrick Higgins, died at the home of her son-in-law,
John Connolly, 579 Exchange street, last Tuesday, aged about 70 years. She was the daughter of
Patrick Moore, who in old times resided about opposite the house where she died. She was a cousin of D. E. Moore. Her father was one
of about a half dozen of the earliest Irish emigrants who settled in Geneva; the others whom we call to mind
were Michael Ryan, Patrick Dillon, Thomas Nevins, and her own brother, Matthew
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Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Patrick HIGGENS Self M Male W 60 IRE Teamster IRE IRE
Julia HIGGENS Wife M Female W 50 NY Keeps House IRE
Catherine HIGGENS Dau S Female W 23 NY At Home IRE IRE
Eliza HIGGENS Dau S Female W 20 NY At Home IRE IRE
Nealie HIGGENS Dau S Female W 17 NY IRE IRE
Daniel HIGGENS Son S Male
W 13 NY IRE IRE
Census Place Geneva, Ontario, New York Family History Library Film 1254908
NA Film Number T9-0908 Page Number 185B
06 Oct 2005
From Ontario Repository and Messenger 22 April 1868
SERIOUS ACCIDENT - Mr. Rody Higgins, a brakeman on Northern Central Railway, residing in this village,
was so severely injured at Penn Yan on Tuesday of last week, that he died from his injuries on Friday. He was
engaged in coupling cars, and in some manner two of them missed connecting, and caught his head between
them, a large nut on a bolt crushing into the side of his head, making an ugly wound. His funeral took place
on Sunday afternoon, and was attended by a large concourse of friends.
06 Oct 2005
From Geneva Gazette 13 October 1876
A Sudden Death - The death of Thomas Higgins, a well-known drayman of our village, occurred last
Monday under peculiarly sad and distressing circumstances. About two months ago Mr. H. met with
an accident in being thrown out of his wagon. He fell striking his side upon a large boulder by the
roadside, causing severe internal injury which developed in an abscess. He has been steadily failing
ever since, all treatment proved unavailing. Recently a consultation of physicians was held over his case,
at which the conclusion was arrived at that a surgical examination, and possibly an operation, afforded the
only hope of cure, and without speedy relief the patient's life could be prolonged but a few days. Dr.
H. K. Clarke was the attending physician, and Dr. Dox was associated with him when about to perform the
operation. Dr. Dox put his patient under the influence of chloroform. He states that the
anaesthetic took effect with the shortest application within his experience in case of an adult. Just as
they were about to make an examination of the abscess, Dr. Clarke noticed an alarming change in the
countenance of the patient. Immediate measures were adopted to revive him, but all effort proved
unavailing. Death ensued within a few moments. The physicians attributed the fatal result to paralysis of
the heart. An inquest was held by Coroner Weyburn, but the family protested so strongly against a port
mortem examination that it was waived. Deceased was married and leaves children. Their sudden and sad
bereavement elicits universal sympathy.
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