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Oct 02 2007  

Frances Stewart Higgins, 91; her art glass grew famous
Chicago Sun-Times,  Feb 26, 2004  by Brenda Warner Rotzoll

Frances Stewart Higgins was so fascinated by a demonstration of the
art of glass fusing that she later made it her career, developing new
techniques and reviving its popularity.

Today, "higgins" pieces of beautiful but always useful art glass can
be found everywhere from brides' wish lists for dessert plates to some
of the world's great design museums, including the Smithsonian, the
Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert in London.

Art critic Paul Hollister called them the "forerunners of the American
studio glass movement."

The lower-case "h" signature includes work both by Frances Stewart
Higgins and her late husband Michael Higgins. They met at the old
Chicago Institute of Design, where she was a graduate student and he
was head of the visual design department.

Mrs. Higgins continued working in the Higgins Glass Studio in
Riverside until Christmas. She died Feb. 12 at her home above the
studio of congestive heart failure. She was 91.

Born in Haddock, Ga., on Christmas Eve 1912, she graduated from the
Georgia State College for Women and later studied at Columbia
University and Ohio State University before teaching art at the
University of Georgia. She was doing advanced studies in Chicago when
she met Michael Higgins. They married Dec. 11, 1948, and left
Chicago's Institute of Design to work together for a half century as
designer-craftsmen in glass.

The couple's first work space was their apartment on the Near North
Side of Chicago, where they rushed out orders for places such as
Marshall Field's, Bloomingdale's and Bullock's Wilshire.

In 1957, they moved operations to the Dearborn Glass Co. in Bedford
Park, a maker of industrial glass that wanted to get into the consumer
market. They designed and supervised production of an extensive line
of glassware until 1964. They had a similar arrangement in 1965 with
the Haeger Potteries in Dundee, then in 1966 moved their operation to
Riverside. Since 1972, the Higgins Glass Studio has been at 33 E.

The couple's technique involved a glass "sandwich" with the colored
design sealed in the middle. They started with a flat piece of clear
or colored glass. Michael Higgins would create a design with bits of
colored glass, while Mrs. Higgins made her designs with liquid or
powdered enamel. Then, a sheet of clear glass would be placed over the
base piece, set over a mold and put in a kiln at 1,500 degrees to melt
or "slump" to the shape of the mold.

Mrs. Higgins applied liquid enamel with a tool she made that resembled
a small kitchen baster. She made patterns with dry powdered enamel by
shaking the enamel onto dried plants, then tapping the plant on the
glass so the enamel fell off in the plant shape.

"They always considered their pieces to be functional, although in the
last 10 years Higgins glass has become so popular and so collectible
that most people haven't been using the pieces as much as they were
meant to be," said Louise Wimmer, who met Mrs. Higgins in 1972.

Wimmer and her son Jonathan inherited the studio and will continue to run it.

Mrs. Higgins had no immediate survivors. A memorial service will be
held from 3 to 5 p.m. April 25 in the Riverside Township Hall, 27
Riverside Rd.

Copyright The Chicago Sun-Times, Inc.

29 Oct 2006
Saint Joseph College Gallery West Hartford, CT
Genealogical excerpts from biography of Eugene Higgins 1874-1958

Eugene Higgins was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1874. He began drawing at an early age but had very little formal training. His parents were Irish immigrants and his mother died when he was four years old. Eugene and his father lived in boarding houses in St. Louis. Many years later Higgins acknowledged that the earliest influence on the development 
In 1923 Higgins married Anita Rio, a former concert singer
In 1937, Reverend Andrew J. Kelly, founder of the Catholic Library and Pastor of St. Anthony Church in downtown Hartford, gave Saint Joseph College on its fifth anniversary a significant collection of American art. Most of the etchings, monotypes and the oil painting Bracing the Tree in this exhibition are from Father Kelly's Collection. 1997 is the sixtieth anniversary of this landmark gift.
Father Kelly and Eugene Higgins were friends and many times Father Kelly and his colleagues would visit the Higginses at their home, "Bally Hooley" in Pleasant Valley, Lyme. We like to think of them as kindred spirits. Eugene Higgins immortalized the poor. Father Kelly's foresight in giving his collection has fostered appreciation of these works and other great American art. He also believed, "Art for the average (person) is as necessary as bread, shelter and friendship."

Obituary for Eugene Higgins in The New York Times Feb 20 1958


- California

Long-time faculty member Donald Higgins dies Oct. 11

Donald T. "Don" Higgins, 73, a Glendale Community College history instructor for 33 years, died at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at John C. Lincoln Hospital. 

Higgins, a familiar and popular campus figure, had been battling cancer for several years. His wife, Suzanne Higgins, coordinator of Community Education, was with him when he died. 

He was born in Indianapolis in 1928 and earned both his bachelor�s and master�s degrees at Butler University in Indiana. 

Higgins was a high school teacher in Indiana before moving to Arizona where he taught at Central High School. He came to GCC in 1967 and retired in May of 2000. GCC president Tessa Martinez Pollack said in a notice to faculty and staff: "His passing leaves us all feeling sorrowful and wounded in the loss of such a remarkable human being. 
�Along with extending our sympathy to Suzanne, I know that you join me in expressing our gratitude to her for the way in which she extended his life by all that she inspired and supported in his care. 
�Her care made it possible to have him among us longer than any doctors could possibly have imagined. He read all of your cards and notes last night. What a loving sendoff you gave him, G C C." 
Services were held on Oct.14. Contributions may be made to the Donald T. Higgins Scholarship, Maricopa Foundation, Maricopa Community Colleges. 

Glendale Community College 
6000 W Olive Ave 
Glendale AZ 85302 
(623) 845-3821/3822 


HIGGINS Capt. Jacob  D.O.D. 25 Aug 1873 
                      Published 26 Aug 1873 Baltimore Sun

HIGGINS - - On the morning of  the 25th of August, after a lingering illness of three years, Capt. JACOB HIGGINS, aged 67 years, a native of Bath, Me., but for the last forty years a resident of this city. [Bath (Me.) and California papers please copy.]
His funeral will take place on to-morrow (Wednesday) morning, at ten o'clock, from his late residence, No. 41 South Washington St.

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HIGGINS Hanorah Teresa  D.O.D. 23 Aug 1873 
                         Published 26 Aug 1873 Baltimore Sun

HIGGINS - - On the evening of the 23d of August, 1873, HANORAH TERESA, in the 74th year of her age, relict of the late Daniel Higgins. May she rest in peace. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral this (Tuesday) morning, 26th inst., at eight o'clock, from the residence of her son-in-law, Joseph Beatty. No. 135 South High street, thence to St. Vincent's de Paul Church, where a Requiem High Mass will be offered for her at nine o'clock.

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Hugh Richard Higgins
Major General, United States Army
Marquise Garrison Higgins 
Marquise Garrison Higgins, 79, of Annandale, Virginia, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, died May 16, 2001, in Alexandria, Virginia. Her husband was former DSCC Commander, Army Major General (retired) Hugh Richard Higgins who preceded her in death in 1997. 


HIGGINS Marquise Garrison Higgins, 79, of Annandale, Virginia, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001 in Alexandria, Virginia from complications of pneumonia following a long illness.
Her husband of 46 years, retired U. S. Army Major General and Columbus civic leader Hugh Richard Higgins preceded her in death in 1997. A Columbus native, Mrs. Higgins graduated from North High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics from The Ohio State University in 1944. Upon graduation from OSU, she became a marketing specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and worked throughout the United States during World War II and the post-War years, conducting inspections of food processing facilities. In 1950, she married then Captain Higgins.
For the remainder of his 36-year military career, she accompanied him on assignments throughout the United States and Europe. On their various postings, Mrs. Higgins served as a volunteer for a number of service organizations, including Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association and numerous religious, educational, and family relief societies. In 1975, Mrs. Higgins returned to Columbus when her husband assumed command of Defense Construction Supply Center. 

When General Higgins retired from active military duty in 1978 and became a Vice President of Capital University, the Higgins once again made Columbus their permanent home and became involved with a variety of community causes and organizations. Mrs. Higgins was a member of First Community Church. Other affiliations include the Athletic Club of Columbus, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, and the North High School Alumni Society. At the time of her death, she was undergoing medical treatment in suburban Washington D.C., where she had relocated in 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Higgins O'Malley; son in law, Joseph B. O'Malley, Jr. and granddaughters, Meghan Elizabeth O'Malley and Kerrigan Catherine Kells O'Malley, all of Annandale, Virginia. Survivors also include her sister, Nancy (Mrs. Robert) Laux, and niece, Susan Elizabeth Laux, both of Columbus, and nephew, Philip Laux, of Fort Wayne, Indiana. A Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2001 in the Burkhart Chapel of First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd, where family will receive friends immediately following the service. Dr. Richard Wing officiating. 

Major General and Mrs. Higgins will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery after a private graveside service with military honors. Contributions in Mrs. Higgins' memory may be made to the American Heart Association- Columbus Metro Division's "Heart of Higgins" Award, which was established to honor her late husband, c/o 5455 North High Street, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549. 
The Herald-Mail 

Mary M. Higgins
DAMASCUS, Md. - Mary M. Higgins, 82, of Damascus, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at the home of her granddaughter in Boonsboro.
She was born March 13, 1919, in Maryland.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Alfred A. Higgins Sr.  She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Alfred A. Higgins Jr.; a sister, Lena Lewis; a granddaughter whom she raised, Lynda S. Bailey of Boonsboro; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Simpson; sisters and brothers.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Cemetery, 21720 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville, Md. 
The Rev. Jerry Beall will officiate.

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Harry Higgins Jr.

Harry Higgins Jr
., 77, of 14625 Daley Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.
Born Feb. 2, 1924, in Blairs Valley, Md., he was the son of the late Harry Higgins Sr. and Ollie Chaney Higgins.
He worked for 35 years as a machinist at Pangborn Corp. in Hagerstown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Two-Top Ruritan Club near Mercersburg, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Helen L. Burkett Higgins, whom he married in August 1951; two daughters, Brenda Brown of West Virginia, and Pollanae Johnson of Forrestville, Md.; a son, Michael H. Higgins of Greencastle, Pa.; two sisters, Julia Belt of Clear Spring, and Ollie LeMaster of Winchester, Va.; three brothers, Willard Higgins, Lewis Higgins and Leister Higgins, all of Clear Spring; two granddaughters, and a great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, DeVonia Cafero and Susan Malpass; and two brothers, Russell Higgins and Frederick Higgins.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle. The Revs. Robert Timmons and Harry Lawson will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Church Cemetery near Hagerstown.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at thefuneral home.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Two-Top Ruritan Club, c/o Joyce Ernst, Treasurer, 11703 Ft. Loudon Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

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- Texas -

William Howard 'Pete' Higgins Sr.

BRADSHAW William Howard "Pete" Higgins Sr., 75, died Wednesday in a Winters hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Paige Baize officiating. Burial will be in the Bradshaw Cemetery.

Mr. Higgins was born near Bradshaw and was a lifelong resident of Taylor County. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Lenora Fowler on Nov. 1, 1947 in Norton. He was a stock farmer and served on the Elm Creek Water District Board. He worked for SCS for several years.

Survivors include his wife of Bradshaw; one son, William Howard Higgins Jr. of Dublin; three daughters, Nancy Ward of Longview, Barbara Vaughan of Hampton, Va., and Susan Shepard of Tuscola; one brother, Ben Higgins of Anson; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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- Other Areas-

12 Oct 2007
Robert J Higgins  -  October 04, 2007

Of Needham, October 4, beloved husband of Patricia I. (Kelleher) Higgins for 36 years. Devoted father of Arthur J. Higgins & his wife Ruthann of Walpole.
Grandfather of Sarah E. & Amanda M. Higgins both of Walpole. Brother of Mary Caruso & her husband of Anthony of Wayland, Elizabeth Sullivan of Newton & the late John & Barbara Higgins. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 1305 Highland Ave., (Exit 19B off Rte 128) NEEDHAM Tuesday at 9 A.M. Funeral mass in St. Bartholomew Church, Needham at 10 A.M. Relatives & friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-7 P.M.
Interment Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Late retired employee of Polaroid Corp. of Waltham, WWII Army Veteran. For directions & guestbook George F. Doherty & Sons Needham 781-444-0687 Published in the Boston Globe from 10/5/2007 - 10/8/2007.

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27 Sep 2007  
Japanese American Veterans Association
Washington, D.C. Captain Martin Joseph Higgins, 90, and his wife, Marjorie, who died on October 1, 1997, were buried at the Arlington National Cemetery on May 15, 2007 with full military honors. Higgins passed away on February 26, 2007. Three veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team representing the Japanese American Veterans Association and two representatives of the 36th Division participated in the funeral program. The 442nd Veterans Club Hawaii sent a box of red anthuriums which were displayed at the chapel and at the gravesite. The 442nd representatives were Joe Ichiuji, Kelly Kuwayama and Terry Shima. The 36th Division representatives were CPT Edgardo Limbo, USANG, and 1SG John F. Sampa, TXARNG.
Higgins� contact with Japanese Americans began on a fateful day, October 31, 1944, when elements of the 1st Battalion, 141st Regiment of the 36th (Texas) Division, were rescued by the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT), a segregated Japanese American unit, which included the 100th Infantry Battalion. Higgins was selected by his peers to command 278 men, who had been encircled by German forces in the Vosges forests of eastern France and was being annihilated. After both the 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 141st regiment failed to break through the enemy�s iron circle, the 442nd RCT was assigned the tough job. The 442nd pierced the German stranglehold after fighting for five days and nights and sustaining casualties two to three times the number of the 211 soldiers left to be saved in the 141st. This rescue operation was subsequently characterized by the US Army as one of the ten most fiercely fought battles in US Army history.
From that day onward, Higgins was a steadfast friend of his Nisei rescuers speaking on their behalf at every opportunity to contribute to the breakdown of prejudice and discrimination. He also supported the passage of legislation which provided citizenship for the Issei, the first generation Japanese residents in the US.. He was invited to various Nisei veterans reunions, where he paid his respects to the rescuers both living and the fallen.  He used his personal funds to visit schools to educate them on nationalism and the bravery of the Nisei. Full military funeral for Higgins contained the following elements: service at the Fort Meyer chapel, a horse drawn caisson, caparisoned (rider-less) horse, a color guard, an escort platoon., a military band, a military chaplain, three rifle volleys by seven soldiers, military bugler, the formal folding of the flag, and the presentation of the flag to a member of the family. 

Social Security Death Index
Name: Martin J. Higgins 
Last Residence: 34216 Anna Maria, Manatee, Florida 
Born: 29 Jan 1916 Died: 26 Feb 2007 
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951 ) 

November 21st, 2006, filed by Kenneth Li 
Media Reporter John Higgins dies at age of 45
John Higgins, 45, business editor at Broadcasting & Cable and mentor to several generations of younger media reporters, including this one, died on Monday evening in New Jersey of a heart attack.

�He was a reporter�s reporter,� Max Robins, editor of B&C, recalls of the often blusterous but eminently patient colleague on the media beat.

He was among the first people I met on the cable beat at Reuters. And if not for his 30-second lesson in cable television economics early on at my first annual cable trade show, I would not have lasted through the assignment.

Thereafter, Higgins occupied a unique slot at most press conferences, where his questions, often in the form of witty public lashings, amused the press pool as much as they reduced people with big titles to human scale � at least for the duration of the press conference. �If there was an elephant in the room, he�d say, �What the f*** is with the big elephant in the room.�� Robins says. �He was absolutely fearless.�

Higgins is survived by his wife, Deborah Marrone, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, according to B&C.

Speaking to B&C, Time Warner chief operating officer Jeff Bewkes said, �We will miss him. He got a lot of things right and was decent about what he covered,
even the bad things.�

Copyright Reuters. 

Obituaries Thursday, January 11, 2007

Herbert Millard Higgins

Herbert Millard Higgins, 80, of Black Mountain, N.C. and formerly of Fox Chapel, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. Mr. Higgins was born in Philadelphia and was raised in Evanston, Ill. After graduating from Evanston High School, Mr. Higgins served in the Navy during World War II. A 1949 graduate of Northwestern University, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Mr. Higgins spent the majority of his career in publishing, joining the Chicago advertising sales staff of Time, Inc. in the early 1960s. He moved to Fox Chapel in 1969 to manage Time's Pittsburgh office. Mr. Higgins also spent several years in the executive search business, relocating in 1986 to Charlotte, N.C. He retired and moved to Black Mountain, N.C. in 1993. Mr. Higgins was a third generation Presbyterian elder and a member of Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. While in Pittsburgh, he was a member of Shadyside Presbyterian Church. An avid tennis player, he was a former member of Fox Chapel Golf Club. He was a board member and treasurer of the McCall Program for lifelong learning. Mr. Higgins was known for mentoring and encouraging young people and had recently taken great delight in volunteering as a tutor at the Presbyterian Home for Children.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy (Nan); his children, David L. (Judy) Higgins of Atlanta, Ga., Mark T. Higgins of Durham, N.C., Jane H. (Jack) Roth of Louisville, Ky., and Stephen M. (Charlotte) Higgins of Vero Beach, Fla.; and his grandchildren, Samuel and Emma Higgins, Lucy and Annie Roth, and Charlotte and Andrew Higgins.
A funeral service took place at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Home for Children, 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711 or Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, PO Box 39, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Arrangements were by Morris Funeral Home, Asheville, N.C.
Leland H. Higgins
BLACKSTONE- Leland H. Higgins, of Mendon St., Blackstone, MA died Wednesday, March 21, 2007 in Mt. St. Francis Health Center, Woonsocket.  He was the husband of the late Ruth (Johnson) Higgins.

Born October 7, 1911 in Blackstone, he was the son of the late James H. and Ellen (Gove) Higgins.  He worked as a Superintendent for Industrial Tool & Machine, Georgiaville, retiring in 1976. He was also an Army veteran of WWII. 
Mr. Higgins is survived by a stepdaughter; Joan Carey and her husband John of Blackstone, a stepson; David Carpenter and his wife Linda of Summerville, SC, seven grandchildren; John Carey of Rocky Hill, CT, David Carey of Tucson, AZ, Julie Stancliff of Providence, Leslie Carey of Blackstone, Emelie Carey of Woonsocket, Christopher Carey of Southington, CT and Amy Brown of No. Smithfield and several great grandchildren.
Private funeral arrangements were held under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. St. Francis Health Center, 4 St. Joseph Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 or the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, PO Box 817, Providence, RI 02901. 

�The Call 2007 

-Webmaster's Findings-
1930; Census Place:
Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: 961; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 1077
Name Age 
James H Higgins 69 born Maine Parents born Maine
Occupation Foreman at Cotton Mill
Ellen B Higgins 56 born Maine Parents born Maine
Leland Higgins 18 

1920;Census Place:
Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_744; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 1094
Name Age 
James H Higgins 58 born Maine Parents born Maine
Occupation Yard Foreman at Cotton Mill
Ellen Higgins 47 
Charles Higgins 20 
Leland Higgins 8 

Name Age 
James H Higgins 49 
Ellen B Higgins 37 
Ruby E Higgins 17 
Charles A Higgins 10 


Honolulu Star-Bulletin Obituaries 
Thursday, February 3, 2005
Joseph Kelepine Higgins
Jan. 25, 2005
Joseph Kelepine "Uncle Louie" Higgins, 68, of Honolulu, a retired truck driver and tile setter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlene, son Robert, daughters Debbie and Melanie, and sisters Hannah Moeller and Violet Park.
Private services.


Added 11 Oct 2005 
Morris Daily Herald. 
Serving The Greater Grundy County Area (Illinois)
Sept. 14, 2005

Mary Jane Higgins

EAST DUNDEE � Mrs. Mary Jane Higgins, 77, formerly of Morris, died Sunday morning, Sept. 11, 2005, in her home. Born on March 15, 1928, in Morris, Mrs. Higgins was the daughter of Edward J. and Mary Clara (O�Connell) Feeney.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, U.S. 31 and Illinois 72 in West Dundee, with the Rev. David Austin the celebrant. Interment service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Morris.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Memorials may be made to the Richard (Mary Jane) Higgins School District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence, 300 Cleveland Ave., Carpentersville, Ill. 60118.


Richard Higgins

EAST DUNDEE � Mr. Richard T. Higgins, 77, formerly of Morris, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Loyola Medical Center, Maywood. Born Nov. 27, 1927, in Morris, he was the son of Richard and Hazel (Kein) Higgins.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15,  at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, U.S. 31 and Illinois 72 in West Dundee, with the Rev. David Austin the celebrant. Interment service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Morris. 

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Miller Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church on Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the Richard (Mary Jane) Higgins School District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence, 300 Cleveland Ave., Carpentersville, Ill. 60118.

11 Oct 2005

Press-Republican, 170 Margaret St., P.O. Box 459, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Published: 8/31/05 

Virginia L  Higgins
Plattsburgh � Virginia L. "Tonie" Higgins, 74, of  Plattsburgh, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at the CVPH Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility in Plattsburgh.
She was born in Mooers on April 26, 1931, the daughter of Edward and Edna (Simpson) Higgins. She graduated from Mooers Central School in 1949 where she was a cheerleader and a star athlete on the basketball team. She graduated from the Champlain Valley School of Nursing on March 9, 1953, as a registered nurse. Her nursing career at CVPH spanned over 35 years. She was an avid Red Sox fan and often watched the baseball game on TV while also listening to the game on the radio. She valued spending time with her family. Her final four years were spent being cared for more than anything in the Skilled Nursing Unit at CVPH. She thought of the staff as her extended family. Tonie touched hundreds of lives in the North Country through her expert nursing skills and her loving, compassionate way she worked with patients.
Whenever she went out in the North Country, people came up to her and said "do you remember me?" or "you took care of me or someone in my family." They would then turn to whoever was with her and say "she is the best nurse I ever knew." 
She is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, John Bernard and Theresa Higgins of Massena, Walter Timothy and Carol Higgins of Malone and Clifton Henry and Joyce Higgins of Mooers; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Richard Boulanger of Williston, Vt.; four nieces; seven nephews; four great-nieces; six great-nephews; seven great-great-nieces; two great-great-nephews; and several godchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the E.F. Drown Funeral Service in Mooers. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday from St. Joseph�s Church in Mooers. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Skilled Nursing Facility, c/o Foundation of CVPH, 75 Beekman St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

22 Aug 2003
Bryan Kyle Higgins
Teen killed, two men injured in Kempsville Road crash
By JOHN HOPKINS, The Virginian-Pilot 
� August 21, 2003 | Last updated 6:23 PM Aug. 21 

CHESAPEAKE -- A teenager was killed and two men were injured early this morning in a single-car crash along Kempsville Road, according to police. 

Bryan Kyle Higgins, 18, of Chesapeake died as a result
of injuries from the crash that occurred about 1:30
a.m. in the 600 block of Kempsville Road, said Cheryl
, a police spokeswoman. Higgins was a front seat
passenger in the vehicle, police said. 

The three men were traveling eastbound when their 1999
Ford Contour skidded sideways off the right side of
the road and struck a tree, Sitler said. 

The vehicle apparently struck a concrete median in the
center of Kempsville Road, near the intersection of
Kempsville Road and Rainbow Run. The vehicle flipped
sideways across three lanes, jumped the curve and
sidewalk, police said. 

The car crashed into a Verizon telephone box near the
sidewalk and struck a tree, police said. 

"Right now the accident is still under
Investigation,'' she said. It appears that speed was a factor.'' 
The speed limit near the crash site is 45 mph. 

Police said alcohol also may have been a factor. The
office of the commonwealth's attorney has been
consulted and charges are pending against the driver,
police said. 

The driver of the vehicle was transported by
Nightingale Air Ambulance to Sentara Norfolk General
Hospital with serious injuries, police said. A
back-seat passenger was transported by ambulance to
Chesapeake General Hospital with injuries. 

Police did not release the names of the two surviving
men. They were both several years older than Higgins,
police said. 

As Verizon workers spent the day restoring telephone
lines damaged in the crash, friends of the victims
left flowers. 

The crash damaged fiber optic cables but a backup
system automatically engaged, allowing residential
service to continue, said Paul Miller, a Verizon
spokesman. Verizon received about eight reports of
service trouble but no major problems, he said. 

Reach John Hopkins at 222-5221 or e-mail 

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HIGGINS � The death occurred suddenly at the Prince
County Hospital, Summerside
(CANADA) Thursday, June 5, 2003, of
David Gordon Higgins of 209 Maple Ave., Summerside, aged 51 years. 
At the age of six, David and his family moved from
Berwick, N. S. , to P. E. I. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Doucette) and son of Gordon and Nan Higgins of Summerside. 

Loving father of Darren (special friend Mindy Gaudet)
and Kelly. Also lovingly remembered by the following
brothers and sisters-in-law: Elton (Ruby) Doucette,
Kenneth (Rosemary ) Doucette, Gerard (Velda) Doucette,
Jean (Keith) MacLean
, all of Charlottetown, and Diane
(Errol) Robertson
of Mt. Mellick , along with 12
nieces and nephews. 

Resting at the East Prince Funeral Home, 245 Pope Rd.,
Summerside, until Monday, then to St. Paul's Church,
Summerside for funeral service at 10 a.m. 

Interment to take place in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations in David's memory to the Heart &
Stroke Foundation or the Crohn's and Ileitis Society
would be greatly appreciated. 

Visiting hours Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. 
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The Huntsville Times

Guitarist recalled as great teacher, passionate player

'Charlie' Higgins dies; music, ferns two of main loves

Times Arts Writer

Charles Beecher "Charlie" Higgins of Huntsville, who
died Saturday, will be remembered by his friends for
two of his greatest passions: playing the guitar and
raising ferns. 
Mark Torstenson, co-owner of the Fret Shop and a
professional musician, was a guitar student of Higgins
years ago. 
"He was one of the most sensitive teachers I ever had.
He played with incredible feeling and had an ability
to cut to the center of what a piece was about
Torstenson said. 
"And he was a wonderful person." he added. 
Classical guitarist Phil Weaver remembers Higgins, 72,
as his very first guitar teacher. 
"He was very giving of his personal time with his
," Weaver said. "He went the second and third
mile to encourage us. 
"He had a big impact on the community. When there was
a discussion of classical guitar, the name of Charlie
Higgins always came up. He had a warm performing style
that made you feel like you were in his living room.
He had a rare gift
Nikki Russell, an accountant at the Huntsville
Botanical Garden and a long-time friend of Higgins,
recalled his passion for ferns. 
"I think music and ferns were two of his greatest
. He often played guitar at the Fern Sale," she
said. "He was one of the active volunteers. We will
miss him
Higgins was a charter member and the first president
of the Huntsville Classical Guitar Society. 
He taught guitar lessons privately and was a classical
guitar instructor at the University of Alabama in
Huntsville for 10 years. He also specialized in the
finger-picking styles made famous by Merle Travis and
Chet Atkins, and taught those methods. 
Born in Elora, Tenn., Higgins attended a music
symposium at age 15 in Dallas, Texas. Back home in
Tennessee, he taught himself guitar at the house of a
friend on a borrowed guitar. He soon began playing piano in church. 
Higgins attended Middle Tennessee State University,
where he studied trombone, violin and piano. He played
bass violin for the University Symphony. 
He played in a number of bands in Atlanta and Orlando
and moved to Huntsville in 1963. He received a
bachelor of arts degree in music with a guitar major
from the University of Alabama in 1976. 
Services were to be at 1 p.m. today at Gallant Funeral
Home in Fayetteville. 

Charles B. Higgins 
June 02, 2003 
Charles B. Higgins age 72, of Huntsville, Ala., died
Saturday (May 31, 2003) at his residence. 
Mr. Higgins was a native of Lincoln County and the son
of the late Bernie Higgins and the late Florence
Donalson Higgins
. He was a guitar teacher, a Korean
War Army veteran, a member of the Huntsville Fern
Society, Huntsville Botanical Gardens and founder of
the Huntsville Guitar Society. Survivors include three
daughters, Donna H. Potter of Harvest, Ala., Catherine
H. Fortenberry
of Grant, Ala., and Virginia Dawn
of Huntsville, Ala.; one son, Charles Daniel
of Huntsville, Ala.; three grandchildren,
David Michael Garner, William Shannon Fortenberry and
Charles Alexander Setterland; and two sisters,
Virginia Lusk and Louise Cushman, both of Birmingham,
Ala. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon
at the chapel of the Gallant Funeral Home. Burial will
follow at Elora Cemetery. Gallant Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements. 

�Elk Valley Times 2003 

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Sharon Ziemer Higgins,
67, of Evansville, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center. 

Sharon worked for years as a pre-need consultant for Ziemer Funeral Home, where she received the "National Circle of Excellence Award" for pre-need sales in both 1995 and 1996. She was a 1954 graduate of Memorial High School and attended Maryville College of Sacred Heart in St. Louis, Missouri, for two years. 

Sharon was a former "Pink Lady" at St. Mary's Medical Center. She served a term as president of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Parent- Teacher Association and was a Cub Scout den mother for four years. She was a member of the Evansville Kennel Club and a former member of the Evansville Philharmonic Guild; the Newburgh Women's Club; Junior League of
Evansville; and former board member of the Evansville Historic Preservation Alliance Commission. 

In 1974, Sharon successfully served as the county wide chairman for the Warrick County Residential Cancer Crusade. She also served on the Historic Preservation Committee and helped put together the slide presentation, Historic Evansville, and the book, "Reflection Upon A Century of Architecture in Evansville." 

Sharon was instrumental in the formation of the Reitz Home Living House Museum and served three consecutive years as president; one year as publicity chairman and one year as fund-raising chairman of the Reitz Home
Preservation Society.  

From 1984 to 1987, Sharon wrote the weekly restaurant review column for the Evansville Press and, in 1958, was the first Evansville woman on the air at WTVW Channel 7 with a women's news program entitled "Around
Town with Sharon." 

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gib W. and Tammy Higgins of Newburgh and Andrew Z. and Stephanie Higgins of Evansville; her daughter and son-in-law, Camilla B. and Kirk Buese of Louisville, Kentucky; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted and Clare Ziemer, Jerry and Patty Ziemer, Ed and Barbara Ziemer, all of Evansville and Patrick and Debra Ziemer of
Louisville, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Lesley Anne, Courtney, Sean, Ian, Evan, Anna Marie and Addison Higgins and Mackenzie, Kelsey Anne, Cole and Hallie Buese; father and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Helen Higgins; brother-in-law and his wife, Bob and Pam Higgins; and nieces and nephews. 

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, G. William "Bill" Higgins, in 2002. Before Bill's death, Sharon loved and cared for him during his illness, and now Sharon has died on their anniversary and they are now together. 

Services will be on Saturday, April 26, at 9:30 a.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Avenue, and continued at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Msgr. Kenneth Knapp officiating.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or to the Reitz Home Preservation

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05 November 2002,1413,111%257E5851%257E971553,00.html
Anne E. (Higgins) Green, 82

TOWNSEND -- Anne E. (Higgins) Green, 82, of 134 Barker
Hill Rd., Townsend, died Saturday, Nov. 2. at Hospice
House, Spring Hill, Florida, after an illness.
Mrs. Green was born in Fall River on Oct. 8, 1920, a
daughter of the late John Thomas and Mary A. (Duffy)
, and had resided in Townsend for over fifty

She was the wife of Richard W. Green Jr., who died in

She is survived by one son, Richard W. Green of
Hubbardston; two daughters, Kathy A. "Katie" Healey of
Spring Hill, Florida and Melissa Green of Winthrop;
two brothers, Edward Higgins of Bonita Springs,
Florida and Thomas Higgins of Charleston, West
Virginia; and one sister, Sister Margaret Higgins of
Fall River. She also leaves six grandchildren.

Mrs. Green was predeceased by one brother, John T.
, who died in 1944 in Belgium.

A popular faculty member for over 20 years, Mrs. Green
was a Professor of Education at Fitchburg State
College, where she supervised student teaching in the
education department. She retired in 1991. She had
previously taught at the Edgerly School in Fitchburg
and had substituted at Spaulding Memorial School in
Townsend. Prior to that, she was one of the original
flight attendants for American Airlines. 

Mrs. Green was a communicant of St. John the
Evangelist Church in Townsend. She was a member of the
Townsend Historical Society, the Mensa Society, Phi
Delta Kappa, Montachusett Chapter; Kiwi Club; Friends
of the Library; National Reading Association; North
Worcester Reading Association; Kappa Gamma Pi; and
Board of Directors for Massachusetts Association
College and University Reading Educators. She was also
a past member of the State Board of Massachusetts
Reading Association. 

Mrs. Green traveled extensively throughout the United
States and Europe.

Mrs. Green earned her undergraduate degree from
Emmanuel College in Boston. She received her Master's
degree in education from Fitchburg State College. She
also received her certificate of Advanced Graduate
Studies from Boston College. 

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on
Thursday, Nov. 7 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1
School St., Townsend. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. 

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Nov.
6) at the T.J. Anderson & Son, Funeral Home, 250 Main
St., Townsend. Please see
for additional information.
Posted 05 March 2002  

Dorothy A. Higgins

Lakeland, Fla.� Dorothy A. Bassett Merrill (Mum)
Higgins, 84, passed away at the Lakeland Regional
Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 31, of complications from
heart surgery. 

She was born in Canton on July 28, 1917, the daughter
of Joseph Faulkenham and Hazle Velma (Hutchinson)
. She had resided at Cypress Lakes in Lakeland
for the past two winters and spent her summers at her
home on Sebago Lake in Casco. She was a nurse
throughout her working life but her first love was her
affiliation with the International Order of Rainbow
for Girls. She loved her �girls� and was very proud of
their accomplishments. Her activity began in 1948 when
she was installed as Mother Advisor of Portland
Assembly 1, where she stayed until 1951. After moving
to the Lewiston/Auburn area, she served as Mother
Advisor of Lewiston Assembly 14 from 1961 when she
resigned to accept the position of Supreme Deputy to
the International Order of Rainbow Girls, a position
she held until 1991. She was elected to membership in
the governing body of the international organization
in 1976. Upon election to this office �Mum� Higgins
exclaimed �That�s the most unbelievable thing I have
ever heard!� Her reasoning was that she was too old,
couldn�t afford it, and would not know what to do.
Obviously her peers thought differently. From
1992-1999 she was appointed to served as Supreme
Religion and was elected to the positions of Supreme
Hope in 1996 and Supreme Charity in 1998 and Supreme
Worthy Associate Advisor in 2000, a position she held
at the time of her death. She was to be installed as
Supreme Worthy Advisor in Orlando, Fla., in July of
2002. Along with her activities with Rainbow, she also
was involved with the Order of Eastern Star, having
been a member of Deering Chapter 59 of Portland in
1944, and was a current member and thrice Past Worthy
Matron of Mt. Olivet Chapter 29 Order of Eastern Star
in Auburn. On Sept. 13, 1939, she married John E.
Merrill Jr.
at Mechanic Falls. He died on April 18,
1976. She then married Merritt S. Higgins of Standish,
again being widowed in 1999. 

She is survived by two sons, John E. Merrill III, and
Peter A. Merrill and his wife, Cindy, all of Lakeland,
Fla., and Casco; two granddaughters, Valerie G.
of Raleigh, N.C., and Kimberly Ellis of
Roanoke, Va.; a grandson, Stephen K. Merrill of York;
and a great-grandson, Christopher Ellis of Roanoke, Va.

Name Born Died Paper County State Notes
 HIGGINS, (baby)     May/15/1982  Bakersfield Californian  Kern  CA Died: May/15/1982 in Los Angeles
 HIGGINS, Charles J     Jun/22/1982  Bakersfield Californian  Kern  CA Age 76
Died: Jun/22/1982 in San Luis Obispo
 HIGGINS, Charles J   9/17/1925  7/17/1999  Meadville Tribune  Crawford  PA Age: 73
Born: 9/17/1925 in Jeannette
Died: 7/17/1999 in Linesville, PA
Father: Higgins, John G
Spouse: Hill, Sally A - m.11/4/50
Buried: Linesville (Linesville, PA)
Source: Meadville Tribune - Crawford PA - 7/18/99 - pg.11
 HIGGINS, Charlotte S   1/14/1922  7/1/1999  Meadville Tribune  Crawford  PA Age: 77
Born: 1/14/1922 in Meadville, PA
Died: 7/1/1999 in Depew, NY
Father: Sayre, Howard
Spouse: Higgins, Francis (dec'd)
Buried: New Richmond (Craw. Co, PA)
Source: Meadville Tribune - Crawford PA - 7/2/99 - pg.11
 HIGGINS, Clarence   c. 1920  //1999  Huntsville Times  Madison  AL Age: 79
Born: c. 1920
Died: //1999 in FYFFE
Buried: Mountain View Memory Gardens
Source: Huntsville Times - Madison AL - 8-14-1999
Notes: No death date extracted. Death year taken from date of notice. (It is assumed that the death had been recent). Birth year also estimated from the age.
 HIGGINS, Denford   c. 1937  //2000  Huntsville Times  Madison  AL Age: 63
Born: c. 1937
Died: //2000 in DUTTON
Buried: Chaney's Chapel Cemetery
Source: Huntsville Times - Madison AL - 2-3-2000
 HIGGINS, Edna Ruth   12/15/1919  1/11/1999  Meadville Tribune  Crawford  PA Age: 79
Born: 12/15/1919 in Jamestown
Died: 1/11/1999 in Greenville, PA
Father: Anderson, Robert T
Spouse: Higgins, Ellis Royal (d 1/9/99) - m.1/8/44
Buried: Rocky Glenn (Adamsville, PA)
Source: Meadville Tribune - Crawford PA - 1/12/99 - pg.7
 HIGGINS, Edward J   4/23/1901  6/25/1993  Meadville Tribune  Crawford  PA Age: 93
Born: 4/23/1901 in Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 6/25/1993 in Meadville, PA
Father: Higgins, Thomas
Buried: Our Lady Queen of Americas
Source: Meadville Tribune - Crawford PA - 6/26/93
 HIGGINS, Ellis Royal   3/10/1912  1/9/1999  Meadville Tribune  Crawford  PA Age: 86
Born: 3/10/1912 in Cranesville
Died: 1/9/1999 in Greenville, PA
Father: Higgins, Jasper
Spouse: Anderson, Edna Ruth (d 1/11/99) - m.1/8/44
Buried: Rocky Glenn (Adamsville, PA)
Source: Meadville Tribune - Crawford PA - 1/11/99 - pg.9
 HIGGINS, Harriet C   3/2/1927  12/21/1993  Meadville Tribune  Crawford  PA Age: 66
Born: 3/2/1927 in Columbus, PA
Died: 12/21/1993 in Meadville, PA
Father: Wise, Ben
Spouse: Higgins, William H - m.11/15/50
Buried: Venango
Source: Meadville Tribune - Crawford PA - 12/24/93 - pg.7
 HIGGINS, James H   1/19/1932  11/2/1998  Meadville Tribune  Crawford  PA Age: 66
Born: 1/19/1932 in Jeannette
Died: 11/2/1998 in Espyville, PA
Father: Higgins, James L
Spouse: Woods, Mary C - m.12/1/51
Buried: St Phillip (Linesville)
Source: Meadville Tribune - Crawford PA - 11/14/98 - pg.9
 HIGGINS, Jessie   c. 1908  //2000  Huntsville Times  Madison  AL Age: 92
Born: c. 1908
Died: //2000 in FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn
Buried: Riverview Memorial Gardens
Source: Huntsville Times - Madison AL - 10-2-2000
 HIGGINS, Miley A.   c. 1908  //2000  Huntsville Times  Madison  AL  Age: 92
Born: c. 1908
Died: //2000 in FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn
Buried: Riverview Memorial Gardens
Source: Huntsville Times - Madison AL - 11-22-2000
 HIGGINS, Robert   c. 1909  //1998  Huntsville Times  Madison  AL Age: 89
Born: c. 1909
Died: //1998 in FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn
Buried: Old Orchard Cemetery
Source: Huntsville Times - Madison AL - 11-2-1998
 HIGGINS, Rubin Leon   c. 1928  //1998  Huntsville Times  Madison  AL Age: 70
Born: c. 1928
Died: //1998 in BOAZ
Buried: Hillcrest Cemetery in Boaz
Source: Huntsville Times - Madison AL - 10-3-1998
 HIGGINS, Stella   c. 1910  //2000  Huntsville Times  Madison  AL Age: 90
Born: c. 1910
Died: //2000 in DUTTON
Buried: Pleasant View Cemetery
Source: Huntsville Times - Madison AL - 7-28-2000
 Judith May 
   Mar/17/1982  Bakersfield Californian  Kern  CA Age: 35
Died: Mar/17/1982 in Bakersfield
 Lillie Velma 
   Jan/3/1982  Bakersfield Californian  Kern  CA Age: 75
Died: Jan/3/1982 in Arvin
 Evelyn Noonie Mae 
   May/14/1982  Bakersfield Californian  Kern  CA Age: 19
Died: May/14/1982 in Los Angeles
 Garnet Evelyn 
   Jan/5/1982  Bakersfield Californian  Kern  CA Age: 68
Died: Jan/5/1982 in Bakersfield

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A rosary will be said at 5 p.m. today at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 323 Collyer St., Longmont. The Rev. Brian Morrow of the church will officiate. Friends and family will gather in Benedict Hall following the rosary. Published 18 January 2002  
BoulderNews: The Camera 
Publisher & President: Harold Higgins

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Reuben Higgins, Coal Grove's last civil war veteran and one of seven surviving in Lawrence county, joined the ranks of the heavenly legion Thursday afternoon at three o'clock. He died at his home, 43 Pike street, at the age of 95 and 10 months.

Mr. Higgins had been ill for some time and four weeks ago he entered the Marting hospital for treatment. Improvement was noted, he was removed home and a few days ago he suffered a relapse and had since been in critical condition. Death came regardless of the best medical attention and loving care. He passed peacefully into eternity with members of his family at the bedside.

Death of Mr. Higgins leaves only six surviving Civil War men in the county. He enlisted with Capt. Wm. G. Smith in Co. H, 9th Virginia Infantry, at the age of nineteen years and served until honorable discharged Dec. 31, 1863, at Fayettesville, W. Va., to serve under Captain John H. Johnson of Co. H, 1st Veteran Regiment of West Virginia Infantry Volunteers. Final discharge came on July 21, 1865 at Cumberland, Md., after he had marched to the sea with Sherman and participated in other noteworthy Civil War engagements.

On July 22, 1869, Mr. Higgins was united in marriage to Martha Ellen Sloan, by Rev. E. V. Bing of old Laken Chapel in Coal Grove, and nine children were born to them. Their happy union continued until four years ago, when the beloved wife and mother died. He was a son of John and Sarah Payne Higgins, was born in this county October 22 1842, and was the last member of his family. He had resided in Coal Grove forty-eight years and was a staunch member of Zoar Baptist church. Three children preceded Mr. Higgins in death but six survive: John, Allen, Mrs. Birdie Myers of Coal Grove, Mrs. Margaret Mahaffey of Ironton, Misses Mettie and Georgia Higgins at home. Fourteen grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews in Huntington, Ashland, Newark and other points also survive. One grandchild, Robert Mahaffey, preceded him in death.

Mr. Higgins war service was noteworthy and was marked by unusual incident. In brush with Confederates he crosses the Guyan River 96 times in escape attempts but was finally captured and spent nine months in Libby
Prison and at Andersonville. He was a member Dick Lambert Post G.A.R. of Ironton and of Coal Grove Jr.O.U.A.M.

The body was returned to the residence this afternoon by Bingaman and Jones and friends may call there.Last services will be conducted in the residence Monday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. J. B. Law of Coal Grove M. E.
church with burial in Woodland cemetery.

Ironton Evening Tribune, 10 June 1938, Friday, Page 2.

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Added 21 Sep 2003
1860 Census Scan

1870 Census Scan 

1880 Census Household:

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

Reuben HIGGINS    Self  M Male    W 34 OH 
                          Farmer                   OH OH 
Ella HIGGINS         Wife M Female W 27 OH 
                         Keeping House         OH TX 
Metta M. HIGGINS Dau S Female  W 10 OH 
                         Keeping House         OH OH 
John S. HIGGINS   Son S Male      W  7 OH OH OH 
Maggie V. HIGGINS Dau S Female  W  5 OH OH OH 
Sadie L. HIGGINS   Dau S Female   W 4 OH  OH OH 

Source Information:
Census Place Lawrence, Lawrence, Ohio 
Family History Library Film 1255039 
NA Film Number T9-1039 Page Number 225A

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Posted 14 November 2002
November 4, 2002
Margaretta Higgins
Retired teacher, world traveler
Margaretta Courtney Higgins, an avid traveler and
retired high school teacher and guidance counselor,
died Friday at her home in Birmingham. She was 99. 

Mrs. Higgins loved France and enjoyed traveling the
world with her husband, John Tilson Higgins

Born in Detroit in 1902, Mrs. Higgins attended the
Academy of Sacred Heart in Detroit and learned to love
art, literature and music. 

After graduating from Sacred Heart in 1919, she
attended Manhattanville College in New York City and
graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in 1923. By
1939, she received a master's in education from the
University of Michigan. 

Mrs. Higgins began traveling with her mother as a
child and spent the summer of 1923 in France with her
French teacher. 

When she returned, she began teaching English at
Western High School in Detroit. She also traveled
around the country, lecturing about art history. 

In 1956, Mrs. Higgins met and married John Tilson
, an attorney in Detroit. 

After 30 years, she retired from teaching in 1957 and
enjoyed her free time traveling with her husband until
his death in 1983. 

In addition to traveling, Mrs. Higgins was active in
the community and belonged to the Detroit Boat Club,
the American Association of University Women
Birmingham branch, the Women's Village Club and the
Academy of the Sacred Heart, both in Bloomfield Hills.

She also helped organize and participated in the
Detroit French Club. 

A viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at A.J.
Desmond and Sons Funeral Home, 32515 Woodward in Royal
Oak, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. 

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Name
Church, 645 Woodland, Birmingham. A funeral mass will
be held at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Holy
Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. 

Memorials can be made to the Academy of the Sacred
Heart, 1250 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills, 48304. 

Posted 14 November 2002
Death notices for Saturday, October 26, 2002
Betty J  Higgins

Betty J. Higgins, 75, of Kennewick died Thursday at
Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House. She was born in
Superior, Wyo., and lived in Kennewick for 53 years.
She was a retired retail clerk. Bruce Lee Memorial
Chapel, Pasco, is in charge of arrangements


Posted 01 June 2003

Clara Pearl Larner Higgins 

News Obituary Listing

CLARA PEARL LARNER HIGGINS, 98, of Marietta died
Friday. Funeral, 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Barnett-Larkin
Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth, Kan.; Winkenhofer
Pine Ridge Funeral Home. 
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 5/4/2003. 


Posted 01 June 2003

Elizabeth J. Higgins

Family-Placed Death Notice

Elizabeth Jean Higgins, a professor of English
Literature for more than 25 years, died of colon
cancer May 19th. She was 70. Born October 22, 1932 in
Illinois, Dr. Higgins spent most of her life in
Illinois, Utah, Colorado and California. An avid lover
of world literature, philosophy and history, Dr.
Higgins was a strong believer in formal education. She
was graduated from San Diego State University with a
bachelor's in English, and completed her graduate work
at the University of California at Los Angeles, where
she was awarded a doctorate in English Literature.
After earning her Ph.D., which she considered the
great achievement of her life, she began her career at
Tuskegee University in Alabama. Dr. Higgins found deep
meaning in her work. For 25 years, she was on the
faculty of Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Higgins loved
CAU, her students and her colleagues. Intellectual
without being an intellectual snob, she loved a good
conversation. She also co-authored "Reading The
Novel", during her tenure at the CAU. Dr. Higgins was
a devoted sister, aunt and daughter. She is survived
by two brothers, Joseph Higgins of Atlanta and William
of San Diego; and one niece, Adele Evans, of
Baltimore. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday
May 27, 2003 at 2 o'clock at Arlington Memorial Park.
H.M. Patterson and Son Oglethorpe Hill, 4550 Peachtree
Rd. NE. 404-261-3510 
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 5/26/2003. 


Posted 01 June 2003

Neal Hamer Higgins Sr. 

Family-Placed Death Notice

Mr. Neal Hamer Higgins, Sr. of Atlanta died Sunday,
May 11, 2003, at his residence. Mr. Higgins was born
December 17, 1912 in Atlanta. He was a member of Druid
Hills Baptist Church. He graduated from Riverside
Military Academy, and studied Architecture and
Engineering at Georgia Tech. During World War II, he
was employed by Bell Aircraft. He retired in 1975 from
Virginia Metal Products. He was a loving and caring
husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by
his wife of 65 years, Margaret Morgan Higgins;
daughter, Gay H. Anderson and husband Richard of
Lawrenceville; son, Neal H. Higgins, Jr. of Atlanta;
granddaughters, Mallory Davis and husband Rowdy of
Cumming, GA, Carolyn Neel of Atlanta; and great
grandchildren, Morgan, Jackson, and Tucker. Funeral
services will be held on Tuesday, May 13, at 12 noon
in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons. Interment will
be at Westview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
expressions of sympathy may be sent to United Hospice,
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 211-E, Decatur, GA 30032.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 12
noon Tuesday morning at A. S. Turner & Sons. 
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 5/12/2003. 

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24 June 2003
-The Daily Citizen-Serving Northwest Georgia.
Lois Marie Higgins 

June 18, 2003 

Lois Marie Higgins, 80, a resident of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away Monday, June 16, 2003, at a Chattanooga hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Eastern Star No. 64 of Cohutta. Mrs. Higgins was the daughter of the late Thomas and Addie Elizabeth Gilbert Manley and was also preceded in death by two children, Beverly Higgins and Terry Higgins.
Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, C.F. Higgins of Cleveland; children, Betty Higgins of Tunnel Hill, Kenneth Higgins of Cleveland, Brenda Wilson of Dalton and Tim Higgins of Pensacola, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one sister, Inez Cochran of Dalton; several nephews and nieces. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Brown and the Rev. Barry Coker officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery with grandsons Brian Coker, Keith Higgins, Jeremy Kittle, Matt Higgins, Ben Higgins and Jason Coker serving as pallbearers.
Her family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. 

�Daily Citizen 2003 

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11 November 2003
Rog Higgins

Longtime U-Mary broadcaster Rog Higgins dies at 76
By KERRY COLLINS and STEVE THOMAS, Bismarck Tribune 
The sound of University of Mary sports will never be
the same.

Rog Higgins, the voice of the Marauders since 1989,
died at his home Monday after a battle with leukemia.
He was 76.

"He was a media icon," U-Mary athletic director Al
Bortke said. "He was a familiar voice and a familiar
face to everyone. He'll be extremely missed." 

Higgins started as an announcer for KBOM radio in
1956. He became the sports director at KXMB-TV in 1957
and moved to KFYR-TV and radio in 1959. After retiring
from television broadcasting in 1989, he joined
KLXX-AM as the voice of the Marauders.

"Since 1989, he's been a positive influence on me, a
positive influence on our coaching staff, and most
certainly our kids," Bortke said. "He had a great
sense of humor that was quick and would always make
everyone laugh."

Higgins, a native of Warren, R.I., came to the Midwest
while pursuing a professional baseball career. He
played pro baseball from 1945-57. He was recruited to
Bismarck to play for the Bismarck Barons in the
Man-Dak League in 1955 and he helped pitch the team to
the league title. He was the ace of the Bismarck
Barons pitching staff, going 22-4 with the team over
two seasons.

Before signing a baseball contract with the Boston Red
Sox, Higgins was an outstanding multi-sport high
school athlete. He was named into the Warren Athletic
Hall of Fame in 1999.

Known for his colorful style, Higgins was inducted
into the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters
and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1993. His
broadcasting career spanned 47 years.

Former Bismarck public schools athletic director Dick
Karlgaard said Higgins' abilities as a sportscaster
were amazing. "When he did the sports back in those
days he'd go out and do a Friday night ballgame. Then
he'd hustle back to the station, jot a couple of notes
on the back of an envelope and do the sports,"
Karlgaard said. "He quickly adapted to being a
sportscaster and a very fine sportscaster. ... Rog
Higgins was a very intelligent person. He had a high
school education but was very bright."

He was named the state's sportscaster of the year for
1971 and 1975, and was a recipient of the North Dakota
High School Coaches Association Award of Merit.

Higgins was inducted into the U-Mary Hall of Fame in
1997, and had also been honored by the school as an
Honorary Marauder. He was recognized by the university
last January in honor of his 500th broadcast of a
U-Mary event when the Marauders hosted a basketball
doubleheader against Black Hills State.

"Rog had a tremendous stake in the success of all our
athletes," Bortke said. "He had a major impact on our
athletic program, and he'll always have an impact on
our program, even with his passing."

Not only was Higgins the voice of U-Mary athletics,
but he had a vested interest in the success and
failure of every athlete playing in a Marauders

"He was a father-type to all of our athletes, and
everyone respected him as an athlete because of his
career in professional baseball," Bortke said. "He
came out here and stayed in the community and raised
his family. He was always in the spotlight.

"The memory of that will never leave us."

Karlgaard knew Higgins for 45 years, played fastpitch
softball with him and amateur basketball against him.
For much of that time the two were close friends. "Our
wives were classmates at BSC ... so we became social
friends years ago," Karlgaard said. "I consider it a
privilege to have been a good friend of his for over
40 years."

"I never talked to anyone who disliked Rog Higgins."
Karlgaard added. "He didn't have a mean bone in his
body. ... He was a very personable guy who made
friends easily."

That was due in part to his ability as a raconteur.
Higgins possessed an endless array of stories that
sprang from over 60 years in sports, televison and

Gene Werre first made Higgins' acquaintance in 1959
when the former pitcher became the Bismarck Legion
baseball coach. He began working with Higgins in 1969.

"He was working at KFYR when I started there 34 years
ago," Werre said. "He used to do (sports) play-by-play
and he'd do it all by himself. I'd go out with him
every once in a while and keep stats for him."

On those road trips to and from games, Werre was
introduced to Higgins' ability to spin a tale. "He'd
be full of stories like you couldn't believe," he
said. "... A great guy."

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Rog Higgins Dies of Leukemia at 76

Lee Timmerman 

FOR HIS 500th-GAME. 

"Right now, I'm going to climb those 98 steps one more
time and bring you home a state championship... thank
you, everybody." 

more on Rog

Posted on Mon, Nov. 10, 2003 

Longtime Mary sportscaster dies
Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. - Rog Higgins, the voice of the
University of Mary Marauders since 1989, died at his
home Monday after a battle with leukemia. He was 76.

Higgins started as an announcer for KBOM radio in
1956. He became the sports director at KXMB-TV in 1957
and moved to KFYR-TV and radio in 1959. After retiring
from television broadcasting in 1989, he joined
KLXX-AM as the voice of the Marauders.

Higgins, a native of Warren, R.I., came to the Midwest
while pursuing a professional baseball career. He
played pro baseball from 1945-1957. He was recruited
to play for the Bismarck Barons in Man-Dak League in
1955, and he helped pitch the team to the league
title. He was the ace of the Bismarck Barons pitching
staff, going 22-4 with the team over two seasons.

Known for his colorful style, Higgins was inducted
into the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters
and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1993. His
broadcasting career spanned 47 years.

He was named the state's sportscaster of the year for
1971 and 1975, and was a recipient of the North Dakota
High School Coaches Association Award of Merit.

Higgins was inducted into the University of Mary Hall
of Fame in 1997, and had also been honored by the
school as an honorary Marauder. He was recognized by the university last January in honor of his 500th broadcast.

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