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30 May 2010

Published: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Francis L. Higgins, 85, of Phoenixville (Pa.) (1925 - 2010)

Francis L. Higgins, 85, loving husband of Winifred (Quinn) Higgins of Phoenixville, died on Sunday, May 16, 2010, in his home surrounded by family.

Born in Phoenixville (Pa.), he was a son of the late William and Margaret Higgins.

He attended West Catholic High School for Boys where he was a champion swimmer. He then studied metallurgy at Temple University.

He was a well known softball pitcher throughout the Phoenixville area.

Francis worked at the former Phoenix Steel Corp. for 40 years starting in the lab, working his way up to manager of the open hearth.

He was a lifelong member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Phoenixville.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by five children and their spouses, sons, Francis P. and Susan Higgins, Thomas J. and Lori Higgins, Patrick F. Higgins and James T. and Kristin Higgins, and daughter, Maryanne and Donald Elly. Additionally he is survived by nine grandchildren, Katie, Jenny, Maggie, Erica, Danny, Stephanie, Ryan, Hailie and Aidan

He was preceded in death by brothers, John Higgins and William Higgins, and sisters, Connie McGinnis and Grace McCaffrey.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass in St. Ann Catholic Church, Main Street at Third Avenue, Phoenixville, on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John J. Newns officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the Church on Thursday from 9 to 10:45 a.m.

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U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: John Francis Higgins Birth Date: 11 Dec 1877
Birth Place: Phoenixville Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: William Moore Higgins Birth Date: 24 May 1884
Birth Place: Phoenixville Residence: Chester, Pennsylvania
Address: 235 Washington Ave, Phoenixville, Pa.
Employed by Reading Railroad
Notes his wife Margaret M. Higgins as nearest contact person

Census Place: Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll 2020; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 62; Image: 656 (No Image Available)
Name Age
William M Heggins 45 b. Pa.. Parents b. Pa. Occ: Railroad Conductor
Margaret M Heggins 41 b. N. Ireland Parents b. N. Ireland
William J Heggins 11
John T Heggins 10
Cornelia T Heggins 9
Francis Heggins 5
Grace Heggins 3 1/12

Image 1 & 2
Name Age
William Higgins 35 Occ: Railroad
Margaret M Higgins 29
William J Higgins 1
John D Higgins 0/12

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: John Frances Higgins County: Chester State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 11 Dec 1877 Race: White

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: William Moore Higgins
County: Chester State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 24 May 1884 Race: White

Name Age
Mary E Higgins 53
William M Higgins 25
Joseph A Higgins 23
Helen C Higgins 17
Robert Higgins 15
Mildred Higgins 13
Francis Higgins 10

Name Age
John A Higgins 45 b. Pa. parents b. Ireland Occ: Station Agent
Mary E Higgins 44 b. Pa. parents b. Ireland
John F Higgins 20
Annie G F Higgins 20
William ? Higgins 16
Joseph H Higgins 13
Margarite H Higgins 11
Helen Higgins 7
Robert E Higgins 5
Mildred Higgins 3
Francis H Higgins 1

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

John HIGGINS Self M Male W 28 PA Employed R. R. IRE IRE
Mary HIGGINS Wife M Female W 24 PA Keeping House IRE IRE
John HIGGINS Son S Male W 2 PA At Home PA PA
Annie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 5M PA At Home PA PA
Margaret HIGGINS Mother W Female W 58 IRE At Home IRE IRE
Source Information:
Census Place North Ward, Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255115
NA Film Number T9-1115 Page Number 275C

Name Age
Marget Heggins 50
Margeret Heggins 13
John Heggins 18

Name Age
Margaret Hagans 40
John Hagans 8
Margaret Hagans 5
Rosanna Hagans 3
Jane Hagans 1

Name Age
John Higgins 35
Margaret Higgins 30
Jane Higgins 11
Thos Higgins 3
Mary Higgins 0

Cornelia "Connie McGinnis - Times Leader, The - (Mar/1/2007)

Cornelia "Connie" McGinnis (23 Feb 1921 - 25 Feb 2007)

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Cornelia "Connie" McGinnis, 86, of Steubenville, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in Trinity Medical Center West.

She was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Phoenixville, Pa., daughter of the late William and Margaret McNally Higgins. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Fred "Pots" McGinnis; two brothers, Williams Higgins and John Higgins; and one sister, Grace McCaffrey.

Surviving are one son, Daniel (Nora) McGinnis of Egg Harbor City, N.J.; four daughters, Peggy Clark of Toronto, Ohio, Patty (Reno) Saccoccia, Nanci (Robert) Antil and Marijane (Rocky) Zinno, all of Steubenville; one brother, Francis (Winnie) Higgins of Phoenixville; 10 grandchildren, Rena Koski White, Brian Koski, Michele (Jason) Kernahan, Gina (John) Arlesic, JoJo (Tricia) Saccoccia, Natalie Zinno, Timothy Featner, Maggie Antill, Matt and Patt McGinnis; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Cornelia, also fondly known as Connie, Connie Mac, Gram and MomMom, was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, its C.W.C. and for 45 years was a member of the Steubenville Women?s Bowling Association.

Calling hours are Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church with Monsignor George Yontz, celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952.

Copyright © 2007 - The Herald-Star


08 Jan 2010

Source: Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: genealogy--family history - Volume 2 By J.H. Beers & Co - Published 1916

PATRICK THOMAS HIGGINS, an old-time resident of the borough of Shenandoah, has been a miner from boyhood, having been employed in active work about the mines for the last fifty-two years. He is a man of high character and honorable reputation, gained by his industrious habits and uprightness in his dealings with all. Mr. Higgins was born at the city of Droghrty, County Louth, Ireland, March 17, 1850, son of Thomas and Mary (Hardiman) Higgins.

Thomas Higgins, the father, was a native of Strokestown, in County Roscommon, Ireland, and lived in that country until after his marriage. Eventually he moved with his family to England, settling in Staffordshire, where he died, at Wolverhampton, when forty years old. By trade he was a stonemason. He and his wife were strict Catholics in religious faith. Of the children born to them two lived, Patrick and Mary. Mrs. Higgins remarried in England, in 1855, becoming the wife of John Monaghan, by whom she had one child, Margaret. The family came to America in the summer ,of 1862. Mrs. Mary (Hardiman) Monaghan, died at the age of seventy-six years in Shenandoah, Pa. Her eldest daughter. Mary, married Michael Reilly, a miner, and they lived and died at Lannigans Patch, which is in the vicinity of Shenandoah, Schuylkill county. They had a large family, viz.: Margaret, born at St. Clair, this county, married Patrick White, an engineer, of New York City, and they
have two children, Harry and Marguerite. Thomas, whose home is at Gallitzin, Pa., is a traveling salesman for an insurance company; he is married. David, also an insurance agent, residing at Hazleton, Pa., married Ellen Clancey, and they have five daughters, Mary, Helen, Anna, Margaret and Catherine. Mary A. married Dr. Marsden, of Camden, N. J.; they have no children. Catherine married Otto Rueh, who is a lithographer in Pittsburgh, Pa., and they have one child, Frank. Elizabeth was burned to death in childhood. Harry, who is employed as a bartender in New York City, married Anna Gilroy, and they have two sons, William and Harry. Michael (deceased) was a barber by trade; he married and had one son. Agnes, who is unmarried, resides in New York City, following dressmaking. John, a lawyer, in New York City, is also unmarried. Patrick, who travels for the Prudential Life Insurance Company, is unmarried. Elizabeth is married and lives in Philadelphia, where her husband is a plain-clothes officer; they have one daughter. Two children died in infancy.

Margaret Monaghan, the only child of the second marriage, was born in 1856 in Staffordshire, England. She has been married twice, but had no children by her first husband, James Leonard, who died in Shenandoah. On July 16, 1878, she married Edward J. Coyle, who died Oct. 5, 1900. They had a family of nine children, seven sons and two daughters, namely: Edward T., a traveling salesman, of Chicago, unmarried; Mary, wife of John Dalton, shipping clerk and general foreman of the Columbia Brewing Company, Shenandoah; John, an employee of the DuPont Powder Company at Pennsgrove, Pa., unmarried; Bernard P., a miner, unmarried; Alice, wife of Joseph J. Schmicker, one of the proprietors of Schmicker Brothers' hotel, at Reading, Pa. (they have two children, Margaret E. and Wilhelmina M.); James J., living at Reading, who is married and has two children, Alice and Margaret; Joseph D., a photographer of Philadelphia, unmarried; Philip A., who is with the DuPont Powder Company at Pennsgrove, Pa.; and Arthur J., a clerk in Philadelphia, unmarried.

Patrick Thomas Higgins came to the United States in the summer of 1862 with his mother and stepfather and sister, the family sailing from Liverpool on the steamship "Columbia," which landed them at New York City. Thence they continued to Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., Pa., and soon afterwards located at Lannigans Patch, now known as Ellangowan, one mile from Shenandoah, this county, which latter town was then a very small place, with little to forecast its present condition and appearance. It was not long before Patrick T. Higgins began work there as a slate picker at Ellangowan, later being employed as driver, laborer and miner. In the year 1867 the family removed to Youngstown, Ohio, and he accompanied them to that place, where he remained two years, employed as puddler's helper at the rolling mills and blast furnaces. Returning alone to Lannigans Patch, he resumed mine work, driving gangways, sinking shafts, etc. In 1874 the family settled at Shenandoah,
but meantime, in 1873, he had gone to Shamokin, Northumberland Co., Pa., where he worked for a few years at the Enterprise colliery, robbing pillars. After his marriage, which took place at Shamokin, Oct. 16, 1876, he came to Shenandoah, where he has since maintained his home. For twenty-four years he was engaged at the Shenandoah City colliery under Fred Carl, was subsequently at Indian Ridge, mining and repairing, and at the Plank Ridge, St. Nicholas, Suffolk, Bear Run, Knickerbocker, Kohinoor and West Shenandoah collieries, at the latter doing timbering, or construction work. In every connection he has been considered a dependable man, and one of the steadiest character.

On Oct. 16, 1876, Mr. Higgins married Mary Ann Dowd, the ceremony being performed in St. Edward's Catholic Church at Shamokin, by Rev. Father Joseph Koch. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins live at No. 231 East Coal street, Shenandoah. The following children have been born to them: Thomas, born May 27, 1878, died unmarried May 19, 1908; he was a freight conductor on the Pennsylvania railroad, and was killed drilling cars on the railroad. John, born Sept. 19, 1879, died Friday Aug. 13, 1880. William, born May 15, 1881, attended school in Shenandoah, has worked in nearly all the local collieries in the various capacities from slate picker up, and is now a miner at No. 3 colliery of the Lehigh Company; he is a member of the T. A. B. Society of the Church of the Annunciation, of Division No. 2, A. O. H., Shenandoah Court, No. 244, Foresters of America, and of Local No. 1,509, United Mine Workers, Shenandoah. Mary, born April 26, 1883, died Aug. 3, 1884. Katherine, born
Feb. 18, 1886, died in March, 1889. Margaretta, born March 19, 1890, married John Gibbons, of Schenectady, N. Y., and they have one daughter, Mary Patricia; Mr. Gibbons is a bricklayer by occupation. Henry, born March 25, 1892, died April 3, 1897. James, born March 9, 1894, died May 30, 1895. All of this family were baptized by the popular Father O'Reilly except Thomas, who was baptized by Father Koch in Shamokin. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins were members of the old Church of the Annunciation at Shenandoah, of which he was a charter member, and he helped to build the church. He and his family belong to the Church of the Annunciation, and for thirty-two years Mr. Higgins has held membership in the T. A. B. Society. He is a member of the local lodge of the United Mine Workers, No. 1,509, in which he has held various offices, and for twenty-nine years has been a member of the Phoenix Fire Company of Shenandoah. On political questions he is a Democrat.

Mrs. Mary Ann (Dowd) Higgins was born July 4, 1856, at five o'clock in the morning, in Wadesville, near St. Clair, this county, daughter of John and Catherine (Gallagher) Dowd, who were both from County Sligo, Ireland. They did not become acquainted, however, until after they came to America. John Dowd came to this country when young with his uncle, Thomas Dowd, whom he accompanied to Pottsville, Pa., about 1845. His parents, Patrick and Nora Dowd, were farming people. Patrick Dowd, father of John, came to America a widower, settled at Cincinnati, Ohio, remarried, and had two daughters by the second union. He owned a large farm there. Mrs. Catherine (Gallagher) Dowd is still living, now (1916) in her seventy-sixth year, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Patrick T. Higgins, at Shenandoah. She was one of a family of ten children, seven sons and three daughters, her brothers being: Owen, William, Thomas, James, Patrick, John (who was killed in the mines at Pottsville) and Anthony (who was killed while serving as a soldier in the Civil war).

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Name Age
John Monaghan 55
Mary Monaghan 50
Mary Monaghan 15
Patrick Higgins 21

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
P. T. HIGGINS Self M Male W 29 IRE Coal Miner IRE IRE
Mary Ann HIGGINS Wife M Female W 23 PA Keeping House IRE IRE
Thomas HIGGINS Son S Male W 2 PA Home IRE PA
John HIGGINS Son S Male W 8M PA Home IRE PA
Source Information:
Census Place Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255192
NA Film Number T9-1192 Page Number 485B

Name Age
Pat Higgins 49
Mary Higgins 43
Thomas Higgins 22
William Higgins 19
Margherite Higgins 10

Name Age
Patrick T Higgins 60
Mary Ann Higgins 54
William Higgins 27
Margaret Higgins 19
Catharine Kilcoyne 72

Name Age
Patrick Higgens 69
Mary A Higgens 62
William F Higgens 36


04 Oct 2009

Riverside Cemetery - Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
200 South Montgomery Ave - Norristown, PA 19403

Higgins, Frederick William, b. 9/23/1918, Norristown, PA, d. 6/14/1983 Bristol, PA, s/o William A. and Sadie (Hennings), h/o Florence, WWII,
Social Security Death Index
Name: Frederick Higgins
Last Residence: 19054 Levittown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
Born: 23 Sep 1918 Died: Jun 1983
Last Benefit: 19047 Langhorne, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

Higgins, Sadie, b. 8/5/1892, d. 11/18/1966, Philadelphia, PA., w/o William A.,
(nee Hennings),
Social Security Death Index
Name: Sadie Higgins
Born: 22 Jan 1892 Died: Jun 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

Higgins, William A., b. 6/21/1893, PA, d. 5/28/1946, Philadelphia, PA, s/o John and Mary (Burns) Higgins, h/o Sadie,

1930; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll 2136; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 1096; Image: 999 (No Image Available)
Name Age
William Higgins 37
Sadie Higgins 36
Beatrice Higgins 16
Lillian Higgins 14
Frederick Higgins 11
William Higgins 8

Name Age
William Higgins 26
Sadie Higgins 26
Beatrice Higgins 5 11/12
Lillian Higgins 4 1/12
Fred Higgins 1 3/12


11 Jul 2009

Source: History of Schuylkill County, Pa By W.W. Munsell & Co
NEW YORK: W. W. MUNSELL & CO., 36 Vesey Street. 1881.

Hon. Thomas J. Higgins was born in Cass township, Schuylkill county, February 25th, 1853, and in 1863 removed to Shenandoah. He studied at Villenova College, Delaware county, Pa. In 1878, after spending several years as clerk, he opened his store on Main street south. He was married October 28th, 1879, to Elizabeth P. Reilly, of Philadelphia. He was the Democratic nominee for member of Assembly in 1880, but was defeated by a small majority. In the fall of 1880 he was re-nominated and was elected.

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Name Age
Charles Higgins 40
Catherin Higgins 30
John Higgins 12
Thomas Higgins 8
Catherine Higgins 4
Ellen Higgins 4
Honor Higgins 2

Name Age
Chas Higgins 55
Catharine Higgins 44
Thomas Higgins 16
Catharine Higgins 14
Ellen Higgins 12
Honora Higgins 10
Micheal Higgins 6
Margaret Higgins 4

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Thos. J. HIGGINS Self M Male W 27 PA. Wine And Liquer Store IRE. IRE.
Elizabeth HIGGINS Wife M Female W 23 PENN Keeping House IRE. IRE.
Source Information:
Census Place Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255192
NA Film Number T9-1192
Page Number 503B

Name Age
Thomas J Higgins 44
Elizabeth P Higgins 41
Ellen M Higgins 14
John C Higgins 12
Anna Higgins 3

Name Age
Thomas J Higgins 59
Elizabeth B Higgins 50
Ella V Higgins 22

added 14 Apr 2012

Source: Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania - Published 1911

WILLIAM J. HIGGINS, of Mount Carmel, where he has been engaged in the furniture, undertaking and livery business for almost thirty years, is undoubtedly one of the best known citizens of his section of Northumberland county. During his long residence in the borough he has become interested in other lines of business, having since 1905 been a director of the' Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Company, and he has numerous social connections.
Mr. Higgins is a grandson of William Higgins, a native of Ireland, who came to America when a. young man, some ninety years ago and settled in Schuylkill county, Pa. He was one of the pioneer settlers at Tamaqua; that region being in its primitive condition when he first made his home there.
John F. Higgins, son of William, was born in 1837 in Tamaqua, and was long a well known resident of Shenandoah, Schuylkill county, where he died in 1893. He learned the trade of molder, which he followed for some years, later, however, engaging in the shoe business. He served as tax collector of Shenandoah in 1891 and 1892, and was quite active in the work of the Democratic party in his locality. He married Margaret Franey, and to them were born the following named children: Alice, wife of Edward Ratchford, of Shenandoah, Pa. ; William J .; John F. Jr., of Shenandoah, who served as State senator from the Thirtieth Senatorial district; George J ., of Shamokin, local agent of the Philadelphia & Reading road and also agent of the United States Express Company; Melissa M. ; James C.
(see bio below) ; Nellie E. ; Kate M. ; Charles ; and Julia A. Most of this family live in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. . William J. Higgins was born Dec. 11, 1861, a Tamaqua, Schuylkill county, where he received his early education. He then entered Villanova College, near Philadelphia, and in 1881 came to Mount Carmel, where he has since been located. He embarked in the furniture, undertaking and livery business, being .one of the first in the borough to engage in undertaking , which has to the present been his specialty. He did not long continue the furniture line. During the thirty years he has been located in Mount Carmel he has conducted about thirty-five hundred funerals. He built his place of busness, at No. 40 South Market street, in 1882, and his residence is next door. Mr. Higgins’s business has brought him into contact wit many citizens of this vicinity, in all the walks of life, and his efficient services and progressive methods, no less than his estimable personality , have won him the respect of all with whom he has had dealings in any of the relations of life‘. He is a director of the Anthracite Building and Loan Association, the oldest institution of its kind in Mount Carmel, and since 1905 has been connected with the Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Company in the same capacity. He has served in the council as representative from the Third ward, having been elected on the Democratic ticket. Mr. Higgins is treasurer of the local organization of the foresters; treasurer of Aerie No. 644, F. O. E.; member of the Eagles Home Association ; of the A. O. H.; the Sons  of Veterans; and the Knights of Columbus. He is a Catholic in religious faith and a member of the Catholic Total Abstinence Society.
On Sept. 14, 1887, Mr. Higgins married Mary McGailay, and to them have been born seven children: Margaret, William, Aloysius, Ignatius, John, Mary and Sarah.

26 Apr 2009

Source; History of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
By Adolf W. Schalck, David C. Henning - Published by State Historical Association, 1907
Higgins, James C., M. D., one of the younger and most promising members of the medical profession in Schuylkill county, and a resident of Shenandoah, was born at Tamaqua on Sept. 27, 1875, a son of John F. and Margaret (Franey) Higgins. The paternal grandfather, William Higgins, was a railroad worker in the early days of transportation in this county, having assisted in the construction of the railroads about Tamaqua, and had the unique distinction of firing the first locomotive ever operated in the county. The father was an iron molder by vocation, and although he followed that occupation during the larger part of his career he was for a time engaged in the shoe business in Shenandoah. He was one of the constructors of the engine which hoisted the stone of which the Philadelphia city hall is built. The mother was born in Ireland and was a daughter of Martin Franey, for many years a prominent merchant in Shenandoah. Both parents are deceased, the father departing this life in 1893 and the mother in 1901. Dr. Higgins is the fifth son in order of birth of the ten children born to his parents. The names of the others are Alice; William, an undertaker at Mount Carmel; George, station agent for the Philadelphia & Reading railroad at Shamokin; Melissa; John F., who served four years as a member of the state senate; Nellie; Catherine; Charles, a medical student at Philadelphia; and Julia. Of the total six are married. The subject of this sketch received his preliminary education in the public schools of Shenandoah and attended the high school until he reached his junior year. He then took a course in the state normal school at Lock Haven and studied tinder private tutors for a number of years until he took up the study of medicine at the Medico-Chirurgical college at Philadelphia in 1900. Just prior to his entering the latter institution, however, he was a clerk in the Shenandoah city colliery for several months. He was granted his degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1904 and for the following year was employed as an interne in the Medico-Chirurgical hospital at Philadelphia. He then returned to Shenandoah and established himself in his professional practice, and although he has been located there but a short time he has met with a cordial and exceptional reception and has laid the basis of an excellent practice. He is professionally identified as a member of the Shenandoah medical society. On March 7, 1905, Dr. Higgins married Miss Stella M. Hinch, of Philadelphia, a daughter of the late William E. Hinch, who for many years was one of the most prominent business men of the Quaker City. Mrs. Hinch is a lady of broad culture and many accomplishments, having received her training in the Notre Dame seminary of Philadelphia. Both the doctor and his wife are members of the Church of the Annunciation, under the pastorate of Rev. Father O'Reilly. Fraternally Dr. Higgins is associated with the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He is a young man of enthusiasm and ambition, and his many friends predict for him a magnificent future.

- Webmaster's Findings -
Name Age
John Higgins 22
Margaret Higgins 20

Name Age
John Higgins 32
Margaret Higgins 30
Alice Higgins 10
William J Higgins 8
Martin Higgins 6
William J Higgins 3
Margaret M Higgins 2
John F Higgins 6/12

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

John F. HIGGINS Self M Male W 42 PA Shoe Dealer IRE.IRE.
Margret E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 40 IRE Keeping House IRE.IRE.
Alice Mary HIGGINS Dau S Female W 19 PA. At Home PA.IRE.
William J. HIGGINS Son S Male W 18 PA.Driver PA.IRE.
George Joseph HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 PA. Messenger Boy PA. IRE.
Margret M. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 12 PA.At School PA. IRE.
John Francis HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 PA. PA. IRE.
Ellen Elizabeth HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 PA.PA. IRE.
James C. HIGGINS Son S Male W 5 PA. PA. IRE.
Kate HIGGINS Dau S Female W 2 PA. PA. IRE.
Edward A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 2M PA.PA. IRE.
Source Information:
Census Place Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255192
NA Film Number T9-1192  Page Number 9C

Name Age
James C Higgins 34
Stella M Higgins 32
James C Higgins Jr. 4
Mary J Higgins 2
Walter S Higgins 5/12

Image 1 & Image 2
Name Age
John C Higgins 44
Stella M Higgins 40
James C Higgins 14
Mary J Higgins 12 4/12
Walter Higgins 10 2/12
Edgar J Higgins 8 2/12
John F Higgins 6 2/12
William E Higgins 3 4/12

1930; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2112; Page: 36B; Enumeration District: 417; Image: 305 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Estelle M Higgins 52
James C Higgins 24
Walter J Higgins 20
Edgar J Higgins 18
John F Higgins 16
William E Higgins 13
George Higgins 8


 Jan 2009

LEROY L. HIGGINS, hotel proprietor, Bradford, was born in Beaver county, Penn., June 21, 1849, a son of Richard L. and Elizabeth J. (Hammond) Higgins, former a native of the Eastern States, and latter of Pennsylvania. LeRoy L. was given a business education, attending Duff's College, at Pittsburgh, where he graduated in 1869. His father being a merchant, his spare time had from a boy been spent in the store, and he acquired a practical knowledge of business. After leaving school, he obtained a situation as bookkeeper, which he retained until 1872, when he removed to Oil City and worked in the oil fields. The same year he changed his location to Rouseville, where he carried on a hotel until 1879, and then removed to Bradford, where he was again employed as book-keeper and clerk until 1882, in which year he established the Higgins Hotel. This structure was destroyed by fire November 11, 1889, but Mr. Higgins immediately set to work to erect a new building, to be opened to the public March 1, 1890. Mr. Higgins was married in Ohio, in 1871, to Miss Laura Carrollton, a native of "Vermont. She died in 1886, leaving one child, Richard L. In politics Mr. Higgins is a Democrat. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and Independent Order of Red Men. also of the A. O. U. W. and the Equitable League of America.

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Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Leroy HIGGINS Self M Male W 34 PA Book Keeper PA PA
Laura HIGGINS Wife M Female W 28 OH Keeping House OH CT
Richard HIGGINS Son S Male W 7 PA PA OH
Source Information:
Census Place 4th Ward, Bradford, Mckean, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255154
NA Film Number T9-1154  Page Number 180B

Name Age
Richard L Higgins 44
Elizabeth Higgins 33
Cordelia Higgins 15
Laroy Higgins 14
Louis Higgins 12
James A Higgins 9
Caroline Higgins 6

Name Age
Leroy L Higgins 74
Richard L Higgins 55

Higgins Hotel Fire
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wellsboro, Pa-1893 Apr 5


Bradford, Pennsylvania Fire
April 1, 1893

Early Morning Disaster in Bradford, Pa.


Twenty Five or Thirty People Injured,
Some of Them Fatally-
Elmira Man and Child Among the Missing

BRADFORD, Pa., April 1. ---Early this morning the Higgins Hotel, the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Station, the Higgins Cigar Factory and the grocery store and building of J. Leroy were destroyed by fire. The bodies of six persons have already been taken from the ruins of the hotel and as one hundred and twenty-five persons went to sleep in the building last night it is feared that many others besides the six already found perished in the flames. Many persons jumped from the second and third story windows into the creek, and it is feared that some of them were drowned.
The list of the injured is a long one.

The fire broke out shortly after 4 o’clock and the inmates of the hotel were awakened from their sleep by a man who rushed through the hallways, kicking at the doors and shouting fire at the top of his voice. Rudely awakened from their slumbers, the men and women rushed from their rooms into the halls, which were already filled with smoke and flames, and the general cry was: “Jump from the windows and save yourselves.”

Jumped From the Windows
Many did so, but the jump was a bad one to risk. From the upper story it was thirty feet on the west side, with a plank roadway on which to land. On the other side was the creek, which made the jump forty feet. Several persons made the leap for life into the stream and were rescued. As stated, however, it is feared that some who jumped were either killed by the shock or drowned in the water of the creek.

Nearly all the inmates were in a state of panic, and many were injured in the rush down the stairways and through the halls.

The Dead
The list of the dead, as nearly as can be obtained, is as follows:
-------TUCKER, Elmira, N.Y
-------TUCKER, a child of the above.
-------PARKS, machinist, B.R. & P. shops.
H. HAVELIN, engineer, P&E Railroad.
THOMAS CULLEN, a painter.
Unknown Woman, suppose to be a MISS C. or possibly BOND.

The Injured
HAL RHODES, ankle sprained
JAMES BRYSER, face, hands and feet badly cut.
WD DRYSDALE of Johnsonburgh injured internally.
JD CADY, Jamestown hurt about head.
J.J. CAMPBELL, Hellwood, Pa. arm broken and hip dislocated.
HARRY JONES, cut about face, head and hands.
JAMES BRISSON, carpenter, head cut.
W.J. HOLLIDAY, traveling salesman, ankle broken.
MRS. WEAVER, burned about head and arms, her baby missing.
JUBY HANNON, glassblower, cut about hands and head, injured internally.
J. CODY, clerk, badly burned and injured from jumping.
W.J. OSBORNE, Buffalo, injured about back; feared his backbone is broken;
considered fatal.
MRS. HIGGINS, hurt internally and badly burned.
J.W. NEUMEYER, leg broken.
MRS. E. TUCKER, and baby, Elmira, NY, badly burned about heads, hands and bodies.
WD DRISCOLL, injured internally.
TED BURNS, fireman, badly hurt by falling walls.
RICHARD HIGGINS, hand broken and burned.
J. PICARD, night clerk, leg broken, hurt internally.
COOK MCNABE, head and face cut.
MICHAEL COLLINS, hand and shoulder injured.
W.J. HASTED, injured internally.

It Was A Dark Night
A large force of fireman and engines was summoned to the scene immediately after the first alarm was given, but owing to the darkness and the capability with which the fire burned it was difficult to do much in the way of help for the inmates. The proprietors of the Riddle House, nearly, offered the use of the hotel for a temporary hospital and the injured were taken there. The scenes were pitiful in the extreme. The cries and lamentations of MRS TUCKER of Elmira were heart rendering.

She lost both her husband and one of her children in the fiery furnace. JOHN JOHNSON, a boy, was found wandering through the streets with a two-year-old baby in his arms. The infant’s face, arms and hands were burned and blistered. It was properly cared for.

The loss on Higgins Hotel is $15,000; light insurance. The loss to the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad is about $50,000; insured. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is supposed to have caught from a gas stove.

The Evening Herald, Syracuse, NY Apr 1 1893

Small notice about the Higgins Hotel
New Castle News -New Castle Pa-1906 Dec 29

Obituary of Leroy L. Higgins
New Castle News -New Castle, Pa-1921 Sept 29 Leroy Higgins obit 


20 Nov 2008 (Revised 04 Mar 2009)

Inquiry : Ireland to Pennsylvania

Michael Higgins married to Sarah Callaghan, I don't know where in Ireland they lived, I don't believe they left Ireland. Son, Martin Higgins born about 1835, married to Ellen Burns about 1865. Immigrated to U.S. about 1848 or in 1860's, dates change in several census records. I'm pretty sure they married in the U.S. Children, Mary 1867, born in North Carolina, all children after born in Pa. Ellen 1869, Maggie 1872, Martin 1874, Patrick S. 1877, Sarah 1884, Thomas 1885. Martin and Ellen lived in the Pittsburgh, Pa. area. Patrick is my grandfather, he married Mary Bick in 1904 and settled in Washington, Pa. . Martin died Mar. 13, 1913, Ellen died Sep. 20, 1923, both in Crafton, Pa. I would love to know where our Higgins originated from in Ireland or any information.

Thanks, Thomas Martin Higgins Thiggins2 AT

- Webmaster's Findings -

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Martin HIGGINS Self M Male W 35 IRE Baker IRE IRE
Ellen HIGGINS Wife M Female W 37 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE
Mary HIGGINS Dau S Female W 13 NC IRE IRE
Ellen HIGGINS Dau S Female W 11 PA IRE IRE
Maggie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 PA IRE IRE
Martin HIGGINS Son S Male W 7 PA IRE IRE
Thomas HIGGINS Son S Male W 5 PA IRE IRE
Patrick HIGGINS Son S Male W 2 PA IRE IRE
Source Information:
Census Place Texas, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255203
NA Film Number T9-1203

04 Mar 2008

News-Herald - Owen P Higgins

Owen P. Higgins, 100, formerly of East Smithfield and
Hilltown, died at St. Mary's Manor in Lansdale on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. He was the husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (McGinley) Higgins. Born in Meiltriam, Ireland, he was a son of the late Michael J. and Elizabeth (Kelly) Higgins and immigrated to the U.S. in 1929.
He worked as a Philadelphia police officer and owned taverns in Bristol and Philadelphia.
Mr. Higgins was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bentley Creek and the Fraternal Order of Police.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, farming and dancing, and built his own stone house.
He is survived by four children; Elizabeth Graham, and her husband Douglas of Venice, Fla.; Owen P. Higgins Jr., and his wife Mary Roberta Dunn of Collegeville; Mary Catherine Armstrong, and her husband Joseph J. of Hollywood, Md., and Therese Conley, and her husband William of North Wales; a sister, Ann Higgins of Ireland; 11 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by seven siblings: John Dennis, James Paul, Michael, Joseph, Thomas, Mary and Katherine.
A funeral Mass was held Friday, Feb. 15 at St. Mary Manor Chapel, Lansdale. Interment was private at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery in Ridgebury. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Manor, 701 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale, Pa. 19446. Arrangements were by R.L. Williams Jr. Funeral Home Inc., Skippack.

03 Mar 2008
Higgins, Anna C., b. Nov 19, 1909, d. Jul. 10, 1978, Sec. 10 Range 2, [CB]
Higgins, Bella, d. Jan. 1925, bur. Sec 1 R-4, [CB]
Higgins, Ellen H., b. 1864, d. 1940, Sec-36 R-24, [JK]
Higgins, John J., b. 1893, d. 1952, bur. Sec 3 R-13,[CB]
Higgins, John, d. 1901, Sec 11 R-3, [CB]
Higgins, Joseph I., b. Jul 31, 1891, d. Feb 28, 1948, Sgt MTG WWI, Sec 12 R-2, [CB]
Higgins, Margaret, b. 1893, d. 1950, Sec K R-9, [CB]
Higgins, Mary A., b. Feb 2, 1905, d. Aug 17, 1935, Sec. 5 Range 10, [CB]
Higgins, Mary, b. 1891, d. 1894, bur. Sec 3 R-13, [CB]
Higgins, Mary, b. 1902, d. 1976, bur. Sec 1 R-7, [CB]
Higgins, Mary, d. 1937, bur. Sec 11 R-12, [CB]
Higgins, Matilda M., b. 1897, d. 1977, bur. Sec 3 R-13, [CB]
Higgins, Matilda, b. 1865, d. 1934, bur. Sec 3 R-13, [CB]
Higgins, Michael J., b. May 7, 1919, d. Sep 4, 1971,
             HA1 US Navy WWII, Sec K R-9, [CB]
Higgins, Michael, b. 1894, d. 1930, Sec K R-9, [CB]
Higgins, Stella Hinch, b. 1877, d. 1958, Sec 11 R-3, [CB]
Higgins, T, no dates, Sec. 8 Range 9, [CB]
Higgins, Thomas, Sr., b. 1865, d. 1940, bur. Sec 3 R-13, [CB]
Higgins, William J., b. Jan 20, 1910, d. Aug 6, 1949, Sec. 10 Range 2, [CB]
Higgins, William J., d. 10/31/1927, Pennsylvania
            Cprl. 515 Inf. 70 Div., Sec. 5 Range 10, [CB]
Higgins, William, d. 1918, Sec 11 R-3, [CB]
Higgins, Winifred, b. 1900, d. 1947, bur. Sec 3 R-13, [CB]

01 Jun 2007 

Ulster Cemetery Ulster Township, Bradford County PA 
Last Name-First Name- DOB-DOD- Notes
Higgins Patrick -- Dec.20.1865 68-10-0 
Higgins Mary -- Nov.13.1870 70 yr w/o Patrick Higgins 
Higgins David Apr.10.1828 Dec.11.1904 
Higgins Sevilla A. May 26.1847 May 26.1923 
Higgins James H. -- Jun.16.1891 64 yr GAR Marker 
Higgins Henry G. -- Jul.29.1895 33-3-25 s/o J.H. Higgins & I.P.  
Bradford County DIVISION: Ulster Township
5 148 149 Higgins Patrick 52 M Farmer 800 N. Brunswick
6 148 149 Higgins Mary 50 F England
7 148 149 Higgins Charles 20 M Farmer PA
8 148 149 Higgins Margaret 17 F PA
9 148 149 Higgins Mary J. 16 F PA
10 148 149 Higgins David 23 M Farmer PA

      Image includes Mary Higgins,70,living next door.

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

David HIGGINS Self M Male W 52 PA Farmer RI ENG 
Sirilia HIGGINS Wife M Female W 33 PA Keeping House PA NY 

Source Information:
Census Place Ulster, Bradford, Pennsylvania Family History Library Film 1255105 
NA Film Number T9-1105 Page Number 530C 

and living next door

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

Jane HIGGINS Self M Female W 34 PA Keeping House CT NY 
Henry HIGGINS Son S Male W 18 CA Farmer PA PA 
Delmer HIGGINS Son S Male W 16 CA PA PA 
Ida HIGGINS Dau S Female W 14 CA PA PA 
Edmund HIGGINS Son S Male W 13 PA PA PA

Source Information:
Census Place
Ulster, Bradford, Pennsylvania Family History Library Film 1255105 
NA Film Number T9-1105 Page Number 530C 


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16 Feb 2007
Westmoreland Marriage Licenses
The links will take you to added information when you do the search OFF SITE 
Marriage Applicant Book Page Record No. Married Date
HIGGINS ALFRED 43 n/a 48975 8/2/1920
HIGGINS ALFRED L 114 n/a 186832 7/30/1977
HIGGINS ALFRED L 183 n/a 218508 5/28/1988
HIGGINS ALFRED L 226 n/a 235481 12/4/1994
HIGGINS ALICE M 59 n/a 97842 8/22/1942
HIGGINS AMBROSE 37 n/a 31315 9/18/1911
HIGGINS AMY S 192 n/a 222282 7/8/1989
HIGGINS ANNA L 67 n/a 120139 12/15/1950
HIGGINS ARTHUR L 43 n/a 49083 1/1/1
HIGGINS BELLA 49 n/a 66961 10/26/1928
HIGGINS BENJAMIN 38 n/a 34320 4/9/1913
HIGGINS BERNADINE B 60 n/a 98728 2/3/1943
HIGGINS BERTHA N 44 n/a 51330 8/10/1921
HIGGINS BLACHE 37 n/a 31201 8/28/1911
HIGGINS CATHERINE D 50 n/a 68287 6/19/1929
HIGGINS CYNTHIA L 118 n/a 188515 2/25/1978
HIGGINS DANIEL D 214 n/a 230729 10/24/1992
HIGGINS DARLENE E 98 n/a 179414 12/28/1974
HIGGINS DAWN R 231 n/a 237312 9/22/1995
HIGGINS DEBRA L 152 n/a 204965 6/4/1983
HIGGINS DIANE C 105 n/a 182504 2/14/1976
HIGGINS DIANE M 81 n/a 162974 10/11/1969
HIGGINS DOLORES J 83 n/a 169033 10/16/1971
HIGGINS DON 69 n/a 127847 2/27/1954
HIGGINS DON B 62 n/a 105562 6/1/1946
HIGGINS DONNA F 84 n/a 170986 7/8/1972
HIGGINS DOUGLAS W 205 n/a 227185 5/25/1991
HIGGINS EDWARD 51 n/a 72383 6/27/1931
HIGGINS EDWIN J 67 n/a 120816 3/30/1951
HIGGINS ELEANOR 76 n/a 147950 10/19/1963
HIGGINS ELIZABETH 56 n/a 86657 10/6/1937
HIGGINS ELIZABETH CYNT 131 n/a 195086 5/10/1980
HIGGINS ELMER 83 n/a 167685 6/19/1971
HIGGINS ETHEL M 48 n/a 64846 10/11/1927
HIGGINS EUGENE 59 n/a 97663 7/21/1942
HIGGINS EUGENE N 39 n/a 37009 6/24/1914
HIGGINS FLORENCE E 39 n/a 37733 10/15/1914
HIGGINS FRANCIS J 44 n/a 52214 1/17/1922
HIGGINS FRANK J 45 n/a 55995 10/1/1923
HIGGINS FRED B 115 n/a 187519 9/25/1977
HIGGINS GEO H 55 n/a 85681 6/19/1937
HIGGINS GEORGE H 38 n/a 32271 4/16/1912
HIGGINS GERALD 76 n/a 146521 3/30/1963
HIGGINS GERALD A 160 n/a 208208 6/30/1984
HIGGINS GERALD C 65 n/a 114932 12/28/1948
HIGGINS GLADYS E 77 n/a 151284 6/5/1965
HIGGINS GORDON C 66 n/a 118234 5/24/1950
HIGGINS GREGG E 220 n/a 233077 10/16/1993
HIGGINS GREGG EDWARD 286 1518 2005-1518 10/15/2005
HIGGINS HEPPSYBAUGH 56 n/a 86676 10/9/1937
HIGGINS HERBERT T 68 n/a 124786 10/18/1952
HIGGINS HOLLY R 257 n/a 247858 6/24/2000
HIGGINS HOWARD M 61 n/a 103643 10/20/1945
HIGGINS ISABELL 202 n/a 226229 11/24/1990
HIGGINS J CLAIR 66 n/a 117790 3/4/1950
HIGGINS JACQUELINE M 170 n/a 212833 1/18/1986
HIGGINS JAMES 3 n/a 703 12/24/1886
HIGGINS JAMES A 41 n/a 43374 8/2/1917
HIGGINS JAMES W 57 n/a 92091 2/21/1940
HIGGINS JESSIE 57 n/a 92093 2/24/1940
HIGGINS JOHN H 77 n/a 150278 11/18/1964
HIGGINS JOHN R 76 n/a 147305 8/3/1963
HIGGINS JONATHAN M 155 n/a 206121 9/23/1983
HIGGINS JOSEPH 29 n/a 20224 5/31/1905
HIGGINS JOSEPH E 77 n/a 150500 12/29/1964
HIGGINS JOSEPH G 222 n/a 233728 3/25/1994
HIGGINS JR JOHN P 68 n/a 124691 10/4/1952
HIGGINS KATHLEEN M 137 n/a 197979 3/21/1981
HIGGINS KELLY ANN 144 n/a 201160 3/15/1982
HIGGINS LILLIAN 60 n/a 99752 8/20/1943
HIGGINS LINDA J 78 n/a 153800 6/11/1966
HIGGINS LINDA J 97 n/a 178778 10/6/1974
HIGGINS LOIS F 65 n/a 114173 9/17/1948
HIGGINS LOUISE 51 n/a 73109 11/26/1931
HIGGINS LULA G 43 n/a 49189 9/8/1920
HIGGINS MARGARET L 222 n/a 233689 3/10/1994
HIGGINS MARTHA J 114 n/a 186671 7/9/1977
HIGGINS MARY 28 n/a 18659 6/7/1904
HIGGINS MARY A 158 n/a 207688 6/2/1984
HIGGINS MARY ELEANOR 282 1943 2004-1943 1/2/2005
HIGGINS MARY I 170 n/a 213032 3/14/1986
HIGGINS MARY J 62 n/a 105081 4/10/1946
HIGGINS MAURA EVA 284 658 2005-658 7/23/2005
HIGGINS NANCY A 141 n/a 199731 9/5/1981
HIGGINS NANCY E 170 n/a 212729 12/28/1985
HIGGINS OLIVE MARY 41 n/a 44081 12/24/1917
HIGGINS PATRICIA C 161 n/a 208958 9/8/1984
HIGGINS PATRICK M 82 n/a 167026 3/20/1971
HIGGINS PEARLE E 45 n/a 54206 1/10/1923
HIGGINS REBECCA 44 n/a 50469 4/1/1921
HIGGINS RONALD D 119 n/a 188980 5/6/1978
HIGGINS RONALD J 100 n/a 180240 5/31/1975
HIGGINS RONALD P 180 n/a 217458 9/26/1987
HIGGINS RONALD R 89 n/a 175506 9/29/1973
HIGGINS RONALD W 82 n/a 166535 12/19/1970
HIGGINS RUSSELL E 63 n/a 110231 7/11/1947
HIGGINS SANDRA L 192 n/a 222290 7/15/1989
HIGGINS SANDRA M 162 n/a 209316 11/3/1984
HIGGINS SARAH 54 n/a 81449 8/3/1935
HIGGINS SHARON L 84 n/a 172479 11/18/1972
HIGGINS STEPHANIE LYNNE 281 1531 2004-1531 10/9/2004
HIGGINS SUSAN L 81 n/a 161469 5/24/1969
HIGGINS TAMARA J 180 n/a 217250 8/22/1987
HIGGINS TERRENCE 137 n/a 197870 2/14/1981
HIGGINS TERRI L 164 n/a 210354 5/3/1985
HIGGINS THELMA M 52 n/a 75922 7/13/1933
HIGGINS THOMAS E 65 n/a 113660 7/24/1948
HIGGINS THOMAS F III 167 n/a 211611 8/31/1985
HIGGINS THOMAS J 51 n/a 71907 4/4/1931
HIGGINS THOMAS J 57 n/a 92272 3/30/1940
HIGGINS THOMAS J 149 n/a 203391 10/16/1982
HIGGINS TRACI L 164 n/a 210336 4/13/1985
HIGGINS TRACI LYNN 130 n/a 194900 4/5/1980
HIGGINS VERA L 62 n/a 105150 4/15/1946
HIGGINS VERNON E 89 n/a 175584 10/6/1973
HIGGINS VIOLET 57 n/a 90282 6/27/1939
HIGGINS VIVIAN L 81 n/a 162894 10/4/1969
HIGGINS WILLIAM 40 n/a 40233 2/4/1916
HIGGINS WILLIAM 48 n/a 64308 7/16/1927
HIGGINS WILLIAM A 50 n/a 70375 6/7/1930
HIGGINS WILLIAM E 77 n/a 150940 4/10/1965
HIGGINS WILLIAM R 86 n/a 174138 6/9/1973
HIGGINSON JANE 15 n/a 3647 8/18/1890
HIGGINSON MICHELLE L 193 n/a 222482 7/22/1989

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07 Mar 2006  
Herald of Truth Obituaries
Herald of Truth , Vol. XXV, Number 20, October 15, 1888 - page 319
HIGGINS. - On the - of September, near Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., of consumption, John Higgins aged 21 years, he was buried on the 24th at the Presbyterian M. H. near Deep Run.

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03 Feb 2006

Higgens Celia          Miss, home 17I9 Fourth ave
Higgens Darby.        laborer, o h I7I9 Fourth ave
Higgens Martin.       helper blacksmith P R R, bds 1019 7th av
Higgens John,         laborer. home 1719 Fourth ave
Higgens Thomas,    telegrapher, home 1719 Fourth ave

Higgens Thomas R.  tel operator P R R, bds ioi9 7thave
Higgins Ann M.,       widow, r h 906 Chestnut ave
Higgins Blair,           laborer, r h 906 Eleventh ave
Higgins D. E.,          machinist, o h 46 Third ave
Higgins James W.,    car builder, home 906 Chestnut ave

Higgins Joseph C.,    boiler maker, home 906 Eleventh ave
Higgins Mary,         widow Thomas, r h 9I I Eleventh ave

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02 Feb 2006
Alexander Cemetery: Madera, Clearfield Co, PA

# Row Name, Date, Inscription
339 A14 Higgens, Joseph G. 1839 1919 None
340 A14 Higgens, Mary J.    1845 1927 None
341 A14 Higgens, Stell G.    1874 1906 None

1880 Census Household:

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

Joseph G. HIGGINS Self M Male W 40 ME Coal & Iron Police ME ME 
Mary J. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 35 PA Keeping House PA PA 
Josephine HIGGINS Dau S Female W 11 PA ME PA 
Luella HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 PA ME PA 
Stella G. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 6 PA ME PA 
Bertha HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8M PA ME PA 
Gertrude HIGGINS Dau S Female W 3 PA ME PA 
David Liby Other S Male W 38 ME Picture Painter ME ME 

Source Information:
Census Place Woodward, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Family History Library Film 1255116 
NA Film Number T9-1116 Page Number 316A 




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23 Jan 2006

Posted at 
is a collection of newspaper clippings gathered between the years 1870 to 1910.
 The Higgins entries are at 
of an unmentioned newspaper from the area of Spring City, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.

-Transcription of the Higgins entries-

HIGGINS-In Newark N.J., on June 20 1888,Helen Pauline, daughter of C. Walter and Anna M. Higgins and granddaughter of George M. Bishop, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Where she was buried, aged 7 months 1 days.

HIGGINS-(No Date Given) Suddenly in Bayonne N.J., Anna M. Higgins, wife of C. Walter, aged 25 years 9 months 7 days. Interment Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville. 

The double funeral of Anna M. Higgins and her brother Harry H. Bishop, took place Tuesday from the residence of their father, George M. Bishop, Phoenixville. From 10 A.M. when the parlors of Mr. Bishops residence were thrown open to his friends, a constant stream of visitors passed around the caskets, which were placed side by side amid a profusion of flowers. Reverend Henry Wheeler, pastor of the M. E. Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Dr. Parker of the Baptist Church of Wayne. The train of carriages was very long and the crowd the largest ever assembled at a funeral in Phoenixville.

The interment was at Morris Cemetery. Mrs. Higgins was Killed at Bayonne N.J. by an engine which was driven at high speed past the station where she was in the act of taking a train to New York to buy a wedding present for her sister, Mrs. Clara L. Bishop, The brother, a consumptive, in a few hours after the body of his dead sister was brought to Phoenixville, died of hemorrhages 

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25 Nov 2005 

Greenwood Cemetery (Knights of Pythias Cemetery) Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Higgins, J. Mitchell MD, b. 3/8/1839,       d. 12/15/1899
Higgins, Josephine V.,   b. 3/8/1852,      d/3/18/1891, w/o J. Mitchell Higgins
Higgins, Mitchell,           b. 11/21/1887, d. 11/26/1887

Census findings


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

J. M. HIGGINS        Self M Male     W 40 NJ Druggist NJ NJ 
Josephine HIGGINS Wife M Female W 28 PA Housekeeper PA PA 
Nettie HIGGINS      Dau S Female  W  3 PA NJ PA 
Annie M. HIGGINS   Dau S Female  W  1 PA NJ PA 
S.Beach 'j.' STRATH Other S Male W 23 NJ Druggist NJ PA 
Ellen MARSHALL Other S Female W 24 IRE Servant IRE IRE 
Wm. WINKLE Husband S Male W 26 PA --- --- 

Source Information:
Census Place Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Family History Library Film 1255178  NA Film Number T9-1178 Page Number 115D 

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16 Oct 2005 

The Lower Marion Historical SocietyLower Merion, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Last name First name Date born Date died Age Comments Sources 

Higgins Francis February 4, 1813 Revolutionary War veteran. Roberts Company, Blockley militia. Died of typhus fever - The Incompleted Records of Merion Burial Grave-yard 1682-1848, by Margaret Harvey. 1912. manuscript 

Higgins Hannah February 22, 1833 #1 in old ground, Lewis Jones row, in old gateway. #42, Row B. - Records of Merion Graveyard, by Thomas Wynn and C.E. Hires, 1702-1808
- The Incompleted Records of Merion Burial Grave-yard 1682-1848, by Margaret Harvey. 1912. manuscript - Grave Book by P.R. Latch. 1829-1832
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Posted 27 October 2005 
Franklin City Directory 1896

1896 Directory of the Inhabitants of Franklin, Venango Co., PA 
Transcribed from the Titusville Directory,1896

Higgins, Andrew,         marble works,              319 Liberty 
Higgins, James,           barber, 1221 Liberty, h 924 Buffalo 
Higgins, Joseph,          blacksmith,              h 1156 Otter 
Higgins, L.H. and F. E., clerks,                    h 1304 Elk 
Higgins, Mary Mrs.,                                   h 319 Liberty 
Higgins, Mary Mrs.,                                   h 1304 Elk 
Higgins, M. A. Miss,     fruit, vegetables,         1247 Liberty,
                                                            h 1304 Elk 
Higgins, Ned,             coachman,            bds McCrea House 
Higgins, Rose,                                         h 31 Eagle
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26 Sep 2005

Using information posted at 
The Webmaster has gathered the following data

View 1870 PA Census Scan  Daniel Higgins   age 25

Household: 1880 Census

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

  Daniel HIGGINS     Self M Male    W 35 PA Brakeman On R.R. IRE IRE 
  Annie HIGGINS     Wife M Female W 34 PA Keeping House IRE IRE 
  Cathrine HIGGINS Dau S Female  W 14 PA At School PA PA
  Daniel HIGGINS    Son S Male      W  9 PA At School PA PA 
  Joseph HIGGINS   Son S Male      W  7 PA At School PA PA 

  Source Information:
Census Place 2nd Ward, Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania 
  Family History Library Film 1255163 
  NA Film Number T9-1163 Page Number 113C 

View 1900 PA Census Scan   Daniel F Higgins   age 29

View 1910 PA Census Scan   Daniel F Higgins   age 40

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12 Sep 2005 

Florence A Higgins 
PARIS, Pa. - Florence A. Higgins, 87, of Paris, Pa., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at the Weirton Medical Center. She was a homemaker. She was born March 15, 1916, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Edward W. and Florence Horm. She also was preceded in
death by her husband, Winfred A. Higgins, whom she married in Wellsburg, W.Va., and who died March 29, 1961; one son, Edward Higgins; two brothers, Edward and John Horm; and one sister, Violet Walsh. She was a member of Paris Presbyterian Church, Paris, Pa.
Surviving are one daughter, Mary (Harold) Poplawski,
of Glen Dale, W.Va.; daughter-in-law, Lesa Higgins, of Burgettstown, Pa.; two sons, Winfred (Sheila) Higgins, of Paris, Pa., and David Higgins, of Paris, Pa.; one sister, Ruth Crotty, of Portage, Ind.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, 380 Penco Road, Weirton, W.Va. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. James J. Gilmore Sr. STEUBENVILLE - James J. Gilmore Sr., 87, of Steubenville passed away today, July 10, 2003, at Trinity Medical Center West. Arrangements are pending at Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. (740) 282-2541.

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Higgins Marchand & Co 
  Arch Street Philadelphia


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Edgewood Cemetery, Lycoming Co, PA  

Higgins Lucy S.      1848     1922
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Directory of Titusville, Penn., 1887-88 
unknown: unknown, 1887


Daniel Higgins,         Barber,1261 Liberty, home 13th
James Higgins,         Barber,1261 Liberty, home 924 Buffalo
Michael Higgins,        Stone Mason,          home 201 Liberty
Mrs. Michael Higgins,                              home 319 Liberty

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Source: Boyd's City Directory of Chester Delaware County, Pennsylvania 1899

Higgins, Annie E., home 218 Morton 

Higgins, Bridget, Widow of Timothy, home 107 Franklin

Household 1880 Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Timothy HIGGINS Self M Male    W 29 IRE Cott. Mill IRE IRE 
Bridget HIGGINS Wife M Female W 28 PA Keeping House IRE IRE 
Thomas HIGGINS Son S Male    W 10 PA Cott. Mill IRE PA 
John HIGGINS Son S Male        W  8 PA Cott. Mill IRE PA 
Mary HIGGINS Dau S Female    W  6 PA IRE PA 
Thadeus HIGGINS Son S Male  W  4 PA IRE PA 
Margaret HIGGINS Dau S Female W 2 PA IRE PA 
John MC CABE Other S Male W 21 PA Laborer IRE IRE 
Source Information:
Census Place Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania 
Family History Library Film 1255126 
NA Film Number T9-1126 Page Number 324D 

View 1900 PA Census Scan for the above family 

Higgins, Catherine, Widow of Patrick,604 Grape

Higgins, Edward M., Clerk, home 8th corner of Butler

Higgins, George, Laborer, home 116 Montgomery 

Higgins, John J. Molder, home 617 West 5th 

Higgins, Thomas H., President Delaware County Republican
            Publishing Company and Postmaster
            home 720 West 8th
        View 1900 PA Census Scan 

Higgins, Walter, Laborer, home 2109 West Front

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(was born in Pennsylvania)
CURTIS HIGGINS, farmer; P. O., Pulaskiville. There were ten children in the Higgins family, of whom Curtis was the third; all of them are living, born of Elias and Mary (Hart) Higgins, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania-- Mrs. Higgins came out with
her parents prior to the war of 1812, and settled in what is now Perry Tp. Elias, the father of Curtis, came out shortly after the war, and was married about the year 1820, and settled in Franklin Tp.; made one move, being absent five years, but returning, located
on the farm adjoining his first. purchase, where he lived until his death, which occurred Jan., 1880, in his 85th year, being the first death which has occurred in the Higgins family. Curtis made his father's house his home, until he reached his majority; March 27, 1849, was married to Mary McCracken, born in Harmony Tp. in 1827; she was a daughter of' Charles McCracken; she died March, 1866, leaving five children; seven were born-Mary J. died in
infancy; Sarah E., now Mrs. A. J. Hathaway, of Franklin Tp.; Charles died when 20 years of age; Enoch, now living in Franklin; George died when a babe; Ida and Frank at home. Mr. Higgins was married the second time to Mary Nimox; born in Pennsylvania the year 1827, and came West when she was 10 years of age. After his marriage, located on the farm he now owns. His early life was not surrounded with advantages of a literary or financial character, and he has succeeded without these. He and wife are members of the M. E. Church. He was born near Frederickton, Knox Co., March 4, 1825.

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Where Higgins Family was found at 6th and German Erie PA

Terry at the Reference Desk at Erie County Public Library responded to an inquiry by the webmaster.
The reply was received January 4.2002
It stated
The date in question is the date of the Millcreek
Flood, which occurred on August 3, 1915.

There is a tube that runs from near the Erie Zoo to
the bay east of State Street, the main street in
Erie. The tube plugged up and when the plug let go,
a wall of water rushed down the channel of Mill Creek,
flooding streets near the Creek. 25 people died due
to the flood and there was over 2 million (in 1915)
dollars worth of damage

Postcard courtesy M J Higgins, Webmaster
Map courtesy of Mapquest 

13 October 2003

Source: The Washington Post, August 5,1915 
Many Unidentified Bodies at Morgue, Others in Debris
Property Loss is at $3.000,000
300 Houses and 50 Stores Demolished by Waters-Wreckage
Piled 100 Feet in Places
-Work of Recovery will be Slow-Seek to Prevent
Outbreak of Disease
  [see scan of this section of article]

Erie, Pa, Aug 4
Erie has listed 37 dead tonite in the mile- long
wreckage strewn path through the heart of the city
swept by last nights flood. But little impression was
made on the vast amount of wreckage, piled in places 100 feet high 
and believed by the coroner and others to contain as
many more victims.
The work of recovery will be slow. It may take a week
to turn over the debris.

List of the Dead
The identified dead are:
JAMES HIGGINS -17 Years Old-
EMMA OSBOURNE -44 Years Old-
JOHN DONAVAN -City Fireman
JOHN HIGGINS -40 Years Old-
   [see scan of this section of article]
MRS EMMA AUSTIN-Of Second and Parade Streets
There are 8 unidentified bodies at the morgue.

Three morgue in widely separated sections of the flood
scene were besieged by thousands throughout the
day. Men Woman and Children watched the searchers, and
when they saw a body uncovered would rush to the
morgue where it was taken to learn if it was that of a
missing one. 
     [see scan of this section of article]

The early estimate of property loss was estimated at
$3,000,000 was not changed today by Fire Chief McMahan
after he received reports from big manufacturing
plants in the flood zone.   

He said that 300 houses and 50 store buildings were
demolished by the waters of Mill Creek, sent out its
banks by a cloudburst and the bursting of the Glenwood
dam. The city's loss on damaged culverts, bridges and
water supply will be heavy.
    [see scan of this section of article]

Twenty arrests were made in the flood area tonight, two
for looting and the others for disorderly conduct.
To guard against fires the gas supply has been turned
off and inspectors of the local health department
are cooperating with State heath inspectors from
Harrisburg to prevent an outbreak of disease in the devastated district.

New York Aug 4 - Streets in New York City and its
suburbs were turned into yellow rivers, surface and elevated
traffic was badly crippled, wire were blown into a tangled network
trees uprooted and hundreds of cellars flooded in a torrential downpour 
that broke over the city this forenoon to the accompaniment of
a 40 mile gale.
    [ See scan of this section of the article]


Source: International bookbinder, Volumes 16-17 edited by James L. Feeney, James W. Dougherty - Published 1915


(Local Union No. 201, Erie, Pa.) Having learned with profound regret of the death of our highly esteemed and beloved brother, John P. Higgins, his wife, Winifred Agnes, and two beloved children, James and Marion, who departed this life in the terrible flood disaster on August 3, 1915, we, the officers and members of Local 201, B. of B., do hereby express our deepest sorrow at the loss our local has suffered. By his kind and genial disposition and manly virtues he endeared himself to us all; and it is a source of great sorrow to us to be called upon to record his death. But in this, our time of grief, we most humbly and devoutly resign ourselves to the will of our Heavenly Father, who doeth all things well, and while we fully realize the irreparable loss our local has sustained we find consolation in the belief that our friend and brother and his beloved wife and children are glorified and happy in the imperishable kingdom of God.

To the relatives and friends of our late Brother John P. Higgins we desire to say that our sorrow is but less intense than theirs, and we can only extend to them our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy in the hour of their untold anguish.

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Bentley Creek Cemetery  

Ridgebury Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania 
Added 25 February 2002 

Higgins Edward H.
     1867   1938

Higgins Ruella
     1870   19-  

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