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16 Apr 2012

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 Oswego.

See above article Part 1 & Part 2

1920; Census Place: Oswego Ward 3, Oswego, New York; Roll: T625_1254; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 166; Image: 737
Name Age

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
Name Age

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 Line.


14 Apr 2012

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
Name Age

Daniel F Higgins 60
Higgins 60

1910; Census Place: North Tonawanda Ward 2, Niagara, New York; Roll: T624_1049; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0123; Image: 878
Name Age

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
Name Age

Daniel Higgins 42 b. NY Parents b. IRE Occ: Hotel keeper
Margaret Higgins 30
William Higgins 15

Source: North Tonawanda, New York, City Directory, 1905
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 Directory, 1913
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
Name Age

Barney Higgins 73
Ellen Higgins 60
Daniel Higgins 22
James Higgins 19
Arthur Higgins 17

- Article about him from an unknown newspaper -
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
Name Age

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
Name Age

Norman L Higgins 45
Jeanette E Higgins 45
Elisha Higgins 86
Harriet Chub 50
Stephen Chub 80

Household: 1880
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
Source Information:
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
Name Age

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 refitting.

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 50 years.

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 and nephews.

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 parish cemetery.

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)
Name Age

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 friends are
invited. A private burial service for family will follow at Holy Mount Cemetery in Eastchester.

Information on the U. S. S. Quincy

Copyright ©2010 The Journal News, a Gannett Co. Inc. newspaper serving Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties in New York


05 Feb 2010

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.

Name Age
Cecil Campbell Higgins 48
Susan Rush Higgins 37
Campbell Higgins 10
Celia C Higgins 10
Nellie Louise Campbell 65

Name Age
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 issue:

Campbell Higgins, born July 23, 1888.

Celia Campbell Higgins, born April 16, 1890.


Source: Princeton alumni weekly, Volume 22
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 Andre Kalpaschnikoff.

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 - Published 1902

CECIL CAMPBELL 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 Campbell Higgins.


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


Source: 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 Franklin.
Zenas Higgins, h. cor. Carroll and Alabama.

Name Age
Caleb D Higgins 51
Mary E Higgins 45
Susan Wright 75
Sarah Hyman 16

Name Age
Caleb D Higgins 60
Mary E Higgins 54
Susan Wright 85
Marietta Brown 20
Eliza Barnard 19

According to New York Supreme Court Case;
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.

Name Age
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. Alabama.
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.

Image 1 & 2
Name Age
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.
Name Age
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. Mackinaw.

Higgins, Mrs. Ann, wid. laundress, h. Sixth n.Hudson.

Higgins, Catharine, h. Illinois n. Perry.

Higgins. Caleb D. h. 47 Franklin.

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 Terrace.

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.

Higgins, Michael, ¡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 York County.

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 administration.

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)
Name Age
Frederick Higgins 58
Kate B Higgins 62

Name Age
Frederick A Higgins 48
Kate B Higgins 81

Source: From unspecified N Y. Newspaper
- 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 Kerosene Bureau

09 Jul 2009

Source: Transactions of the American Microscopical Society - 1905
- Necrology -

FRANCIS WESLEY HIGGINS, M.D.  February 7, 1857 - December 18,1903

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 him.

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 York.

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 keen regret


Source: New York State Journal of Medicine By New York State Medical Association, Medical Society of the State of New York (Jan 1904)

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 Academy.

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 adopted:

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. Braman, Secretarv.

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 society.

"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. Waite,
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

19 April 2009

The Buffalo directory - 1860

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, Francis J. printer, h. 27 E. Huron.
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, Nicholas, carp. h. 27. N. Div.
Higgins, Wm. actor, h. Terrace junction Erie.
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 BUFFALO 1860 (*Transcribed as Lenas, instead of Zenas)
Higgins. C. D. & Co. fish merchants, cor. Lloyd and Canal.


22 Mar 2009


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 Rochester and Monroe county, New York By William Farley 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 work.

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Edward appears in 1900 census, address matches above text but wifes name differs
Name Age
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 

Household 1880
Edward HIGGINS  Male   
  Other Information:
    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   
  Source Information:
    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 
Source Information:
  Census Place Irondequoit, Monroe, New York
  Family History Library Film   1254861
  NA Film Number   T9-0861   Page Number   223C     

Image 1 &

Name Age
Timothy Higgins 40 
Mary Higgins 34 
William Higgins 10 
Edwin Higgins 9 
Jane Higgins 6 
John Higgins 5 
Florence Higgins 3 
George Higgins 1 

Name Age
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)
Name Age
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 Confirmation -
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


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. (Married.)
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 was born in Meade County, Kentucky, October 13, 1869. He was educated in the public schools of Louisville, Kentucky, 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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Name Age
Richard H Higgens 50 
Letitia H Higgens 49 
Rhoda A Higgens 21 

Name Age
Richard H Higgins 40 
Lettia H Higgins 39 
Rhoda A Higgins 11 

Name Age
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 
Source Information:
  Census Place 7th Ward, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky
  Family History Library Film   1254423
  NA Film Number   T9-0423   Page Number   509D 

Name Age
Richard Higgins 26 
Fidelia Higgins 25 
Charles Higgins 8 
William Higgins 4 
Richard Higgins 8/12 

Image of First National Bank of Scranton

Obituary of  Richard Hutchings Higgins from New York Times 09 Mar 1937

Obituary of Letitia Holloway Higgins from New York Times 05 Mar 1953

Image 1 & 2


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

09 Jul 2008
- George R. Higgins - Poughkeepsie Journal - (Jun/20/2008)

George Higgins
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.

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1930; Census Place: Theresa, Jefferson, New York; Roll: 1443; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 49; Image: 706 (No Image Available)
Name Age

Erastus Higgins 69 Born New York Laborer
Barbara Higgins 72 Wife Born Germany
George R Higgins 10 Grandson Born New York

Name Age
Erastus Higgins 58
Barbara Higgins 62
George Higgins 26
Louise Higgins 22
George Higgins 1


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

Source Information:
Census Place Theresa, Jefferson, New York
Family History Library Film 1254839
NA Film Number T9-0839 Page Number 163D

Name Age
Seymour Higgens 35
Jane Higgens 30
Erastus Higgens 9
Edwin Higgens 7
Frank Higgens 3

Name Age
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 November 5. 
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 Gailhac, 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 Africa. 

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 Connell of 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 

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Salamanca , NY 


Higgens Patrick       1840 1915 
Higgens Fannie       1839 1918 Wife of Patrick 
Higgens George W.  1880 1907 
Higgins Carrie         1886 19?? 



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 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 NY 
George W. HIGGINS Son S Male   W 4M NY NY NY 

other surnames listed within household-connection
listed as "other"

Source Information:
Census Place Carrolton, Cattaraugus, New York Family History Library Film 1254811 
NA Film Number T9-0811  Page Number 64C




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.                  1880 1907
HIGGENS, Patrick Fanny              1840 1915
HIGGINS, Arch                           1869 1948 Co. H 202 Reg. NY Spanish American War
HIGGINS, Carrie                         1886 19??
HIGGINS, Clara M.                      1881 1937

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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 requiem mass.

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 Moore.

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Household:1880 Census 

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 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 

Source Information:
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.
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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.



Related pages: New York Resources Part 2 
                         New York Resources Part 1 
                     New York state business Directory and Gazetteer
                     Brooklyn Directories 1888, 1889
                     Binghamton NY Directory 1888  

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