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Source: Gas age, Volume 48 - August 20, 1921

- Men of the Industry -

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(image is incorrectly captioned as Arthur D. Higgins)

Arthur A. Higgins, sales manager of the Providence Gas Company, whose present official title is Superintendent of the Appliance Department, holds the distinction of having for twenty-three consecutive years sold gas lighting, gas appliances or gas. During all this time, with the exception of the first two years, he has served but two companies.
Born in Somerville, Mass., on August 28, 1874, he started to peddle gas mantles in 1898. But he had done this but two years when his ability was recognized by Theodore H. Piser, Boston manager of the Welsbach Company, who hired him and kept him on the road until 1907.
In March, 1907, Mr. Higgins opened the Providence department of the Welsbach Company. This is the only purely retail store of the Welsbach Company and has proved a success.
At about this time the Narragansett Electric Lighting Company was strengthening its sales department. It had about a half dozen salesmen devoting all their time to selling electric lighting and all was going well. The company had no display and salesroom with the exception of its office on the second floor of an office building, and on account of the lack of gas competition in lighting no store was deemed essential.
The arrival of Mr. Higgins in town, however, changed all this. The electric light salesmen had frequent meetings and began to devote their best thoughts to ways and means of meeting this competition that was promised by the well appointed gas light store.
Previous to this time the electric light salesmen had found that most of the gas lighting competition they were called upon to meet was that of gas arc salesmen who remained in the city but a few weeks at most. The Welsbach store changed this and the arrival of Mr. Higgins resulted in the electric lighting company starting stores of its own. In short, from the moment that he arrived in town, the life of the electric light men became far more exciting than it had ever been before.
On December 1, 1911, he went with the Providence Gas Company as Superintendent of the Appliance Department, where he has remained ever since and where he has been making gas selling history. During nine months before the end of the war he also managed the Welsbach store in addition to his duties with the gas company.
Mr. Higgins attracted countrywide attention in 1915 when from March 22 to March 27, inclusive, he sold 1370 water heaters through advertising and without the aid of salesmen, though the total sales for the previous year had been but 628 water heaters. In two weeks' time he sold 1865 heaters at an average selling cost of 62.8 cents per order taken and had only 36 cancellations and 17 removals out of the whole lot.
The same year he sold 467 ranges in a week, also through advertising. As a matter of fact the Arthur A. Higgins gas advertising has proved both unique and effective. Pictures are used extensively. In some cases the advertisement has been hardly anything but picture, and Mr. Higgins always has these illustrations specially drawn for him by an artist who works in accordance with his ideas.
In March, 1916, he had a window display for water heaters that it cost $200 to make. It was entitled "Providence Hot Springs," and consisted of a fountain of hot water, the basin of which was surrounded by a garden of real flowers, and this by a miniature lawn made with turf raised in a hothouse.
Such accomplishments as these won recognition for Mr. Higgins in unlooked for fields. In the financial column of the April 17, 1916, issue of the Providence Journal, a paper not given to using any material that gives any unmerited publicity to anyone, there appeared an article on local securities in which the work of Mr. Higgins was given credit for having a stabilizing effect upon the securities of the Providence Gas Company.
In February, 1920, Mr. Higgins read a paper on Advertising before the New England Association Gas Engineers. This paper was so well prepared that it was reprinted by Printers' Ink, a journal that prides itself upon printing only the very best material upon the subject of advertising, and it was also quoted by the Boston Transcript, the Providence Journal, the Providence Tribune, and various other papers. Mr. Higgins has not a complete list of the newspapers which made mention of it, because being too modest to believe that it would attract nationwide attention, he did not subscribe to a press clipping bureau. As a matter of fact, however, few if any papers ever read at a gathering of gas men have attracted such widespread attention outside of the industry as did this paper.
The conditions brought about by the war have made it necessary that the good will and the confidence of the business men in the community served by the gas company be won if the road over which it must travel during the coming years is to be made as smooth as possible. Mr. Higgins has been quick to recognize this fact and has been directing his energies in this direction. One method that he has used has proved effective.
The three leading business men's associations of Providence are the Town Criers, the advertising club, the Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club. It is probably safe to say that these three clubs between them include among their membership the great majority of the leading business men of the city.
Mr. Higgins extended to each of these clubs invitations to visit the gas plant in a body. The Town Criers went first, more than ninety members visiting the plant, which they inspected thoroughly, and in doing so created an excellent appetite which was appeased by an excellent dinner served in the plant restaurant. This excursion was followed by similar ones by the members of the other two clubs mentioned. All the detail of getting up enthusiasm among the members and getting these men to give up a day to see the plant was handled by committees of club members. Mr. Higgins simply fired the enthusiasm of the members of these committees and they did the rest.
Mr. Higgins is now vice-chairman of the Advertising Section of the American Gas Association. About five years ago he served as president of the New England Association of Gas Managers, and during the war he served a year as chairman of the membership committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Providence. He has also been elected to the council of the Town Criers of Rhode Island. This council is hand picked from the advertising men of the city.
Mr. Higgins is not only a familiar figure at all gas conventions, but Mrs. Higgins also accompanies him. It is quite possible that she holds the lady's championship for convention attendance. His two sons have not yet announced their intention of being gas men, but one of them has already shown considerable talent as an advertisement illustrator for a youngster of his age.

see http://archive.org/stream/richardhigginsre00higg#page/422/mode/2up
& http://archive.org/stream/richardhigginsre00higg#page/520/mode/2up

Source: Richard Higgins - a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and his descendants
by Mrs. Katharine Chapin Higgins. - Published 1918

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39935958
Arthur A Higgins
Burial: Orleans Cemetery, East Orleans. Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA

1930; Census Place: Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 933; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 768
Name Age (No image available)

Arthur A Higgins 55
Clara B Higgins 51

HIGGINS-ARTHUR-A-45-M-W-MA-RI-PROVIDENCE-6-WD-PROVIDENCE-1920
1920; Census Place: Providence Ward 6, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: T625_1679; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 245; Image: 333
Name Age

Arthur A Higgins 45
Clara B Higgins 41
Arthur A Higgins 18
Gerald A Higgins 15

World War I Draft Registration Card
Name: Arthur Albert Higgins
City: Providence County: Providence
State: Rhode Island
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1874 Race: White
Employed by: Providence Gas Co. (Superintendent)

HIGGINS-ARTHUR-A-35-M-W-MA-RI-PROVIDENCE-6-WD-PROVIDENCE-1910
1910; Census Place: Providence Ward 6, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: T624_1444; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0215; Image: 38
Name Age

Arthur A Higgins 35
Clara B Higgins 36
Arthur A Higgins Jr. 8
Gerald A Higgins 5

Source: Massachusetts, Town Vital Collection
Name: Arthur Albert Higgins Birth Date: abt 1875
Event Type: Marriage Event City: Medford
Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1901 Marriage Age: 26
Father Name: James A Mother Name: Emma M Rogers
Spouse Name: Clara Belle Power Spouse Marriage Age: 22
Spouse Father Name: John A Power Spouse Mother Name: Helen White

HIGGINS-JAMES-A-50-M-W-MA-MA-MIDDLESEX-5-WD-MEDFORD-1900
1900; Census Place: Medford Ward 5, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 663; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 872
Name Age

James Higgins 50
Emily M Higgins 47
Arthur A Higgins 25
Edward P Higgins 18
Emily D Higgins 14
James I Higgins 8

HIGGINS-JAMES-A-30-W-MA-MA-BARNSTABLE-ORLEANS-1880
1880; Census Place: Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts; Roll: 519; Page: 89B; Enumeration District: 006; Image: 0181
Name Age

James A. Higgins 30
Emily W. Higgins 27
Arthur A. Higgins 5
Lillie G. Higgins 3
Thankful Rogers 66

Not found in 1870 census

HIGGINS-SOLOMON-44-M-W-MA-MA-BARNSTABLE-ORLEANS-1860
1860; Census Place: Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_486; Page: 874; Image: 880
Name Age

Solomon Higgins 44
Olive L Higgins 41
Lizzie Higgins 21
Thomas R Higgins 19
Lucinda L Higgins 17
Solomon S Higgins 14 *
Edward P Higgins 12
James A Higgins 10
Webster Higgins 7
Hannah M F Higgins 3
Addie D Higgins 8/12

* see info on Solomon's civil war service - # 101- Higgins, Solomon S. -Union - Infantry - 43rd Regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia)

HIGGINS-SOLOMON-33-M-W-MA-MA-BARNSTABLE-ORLEANS-1850 Image 1 & 2

1850; Census Place: Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_303; Page: 111A; Image: 225
Name Age

Solomon Higgins 33
Olive S Higgins 32
Elizabeth R Higgins 11
Thomas K Higgins 9
Lucinda L Higgins 7
Solomon S Higgins 5
Edward T Higgins 2
Joshua Higgins 0
Mary Brislan 20
Abba K Chapman 13

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications
Name: Solomon Higgins SAR Membership: 8642
Father: Solomon Higgins Mother: Hannah Higgins
Spouse: Olive (Sparrow) Higgins Children: Solomon Sparrow Higgins

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29 May 2010

Source: Fibre & fabric: a record of American textile industries. Volume 18 - August 1893

Mr. John Higgins died at Washington Village, R.I., Dec. 12th,(1893), aged 85. Mr. Higgins was born in Manton, R.I. When 11 years old he removed to Pawtucket, where he entered a mill and gradually worked his way upwards. From Pawtucket he went to the Crompton mills, where he worked for some years and then removed to Wilkinsonville, Mass., laboring there five years. He returned to Crompton and soon after became superintendent of the Union mills at East Greenwich, and a short time afterward ran the mill in his own name, owing to financial difficulties of the owners.

In 1852 he removed to Woonsocket and assumed charge of the Globe mill as superintendent. He remained here some years and went to Sutton, Mass., where he operated a cotton mill for five years.

From Sutton he went to North Webster, where he served as superintendent of the Slater & Sons' mill, where he remained about two years. He then went to Enfield and East Greenwich, superintending mills.

In company with two Providence capitalists he purchased the Jackson mill property near Hope, but soon retired from the firm, and on his return to Washington Village he, with a Mr. Tisdale of Wickford, purchased the mill there, and continued in the business until the structure was burned, when he gave up active business.

From the age of 11 he was constantly connected with cotton manufacturing enterprises and was accounted a successful manufacturer.

He leaves a son and daughter, the former being J. H. Higgins of the firm of J. H. Higgins & Co., loom harness manufacturers of Woonsocket, and the latter Mrs. Mary L. Chase, wife of Levi L. Chase, of Rakeville, South Bellingham, Mass.

— Woonsocket Reporter

HIGGINS JOHN 51 M W RI RI PROVIDENCE SMITHFIELD 1860
Name Age
John Higgins 51
Lydia Higgins 51

HIGGINS JOHN 62 M W RI RI KENT COVENTRY 1870
Name Age
John Higgins 62
Lydia Higgins 62
Adaline Hudson 26
Thankful Higgins 47

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05 Aug 2009

Source: Who's who of the colored race : A General Biographical Dictionary of
Men and Women of African Descent - By Frank Lincoln Mather - 1915


HIGGINS, William Harvey, city councilman, physician; born at Marion, N. C., Dec. 14, 1872; son of Alfred and Clercy (Greenlee) Higgins; ed. public schools of Asheville, Livingstone College, and medical dept. Shaw Univ., S. C.; post-graduate work Long Island College Hospital, New York; married Bertha Grant Thomas, of Jersey City, N. J., Sept. 28, 1898. Practiced medicine in Providence, R. I., since 1903; editorial writer for Providence Advocate; trustee Watchman Industrial School. Member Providence City Council, 2 terms, 1912-14; ] Republican. Trustee Winter St. A. M. E. Zion Church. Member National Medical Assn., R. I. Medical Assn., ' Providence Medical Assn. Grand master of R. I. and director endowment dept. Odd Fellows; member Knights offlce: 144 Dexter St., Providence, R. I of Pythias. Home: 572 Cranston St. Office: 144 Dexter St., Providence, R. I.

Source: Journal of the National Medical Association 1938 August:
In Memoriam: William Harvey Higgins

Source: African American National Biography: Bertha Higgins   (18 Nov. 1872? -- 30 Dec. 1944 ) , On 28 September 1898 she married William Harvey Higgins

http://www.projo.com/cgi-bin/include.pl/specials/women/306bhs1.htm
- Black Women: Then and Now -  3/06/97

- Bertha Higgins: Marshaling the black vote -
By ELLEN LIBERMAN  -  Journal-Bulletin Staff Writer

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves on New Year's Day 1863 and they thanked him by joining his Grand Old Party. In Providence, Bertha Grant DeLard Higgins was the toast of that party.

"As Fred Douglass has well said," she wrote in a 1920 letter urging black women voters to register as Republicans, "the Republican party is the ship for the Negroes, all else is sea."

Born in Danville, Va., in 1872, Higgins once worked as a dressmaker. But her real genius was for manipulating the social fabric. She plunged waist-deep into every important civil rights cause of the early 20th century, from the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill to woman's suffrage.

In politics, Higgins found her calling. Her personal papers at the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society bulge with handbills announcing political gatherings and newspaper clippings of controversies long forgotten.

The tattered Christmas cards and thank-you notes from Rhode Islanders politically prominent enough then to have their names emblazoned on public buildings today secure her place as a foot soldier in their campaigns.

But in church basements and living rooms, Bertha Higgins was much more of a general, commanding the loyalties of legions of black voters.

"Very forward," was one acquaintance's none-too-complimentary assessment of Higgins's character.

Yet that very quality made her an effective organizer and leader. She married physician William Harvey Higgins in 1896 and the couple moved northward to Providence in 1903, where they lavished effort on social change.

For a quarter of a century, Bertha Higgins created and led political and social clubs. She was president of the Woman's League of the Douglas Republican Association, the woman's Auxilliary to the Charles Summer Club and Guardian of the young women's 20th Century Arts and Literature Group. She was an incorporator of the Rhode Island League of Women Voters, founder of the Julia Ward Howe Republican Women's Club and the Colored Woman's Non-Partisan Politican and Civic League.

She claimed her place in the big picture, but she kept one eye fixed on the details: jobs. She was relentless in her efforts to peel back the color barriers to employment.

She did not hesitate to remind the white politicians she had helped elect of the consequences of shortchanging her people. When Higgins took up her pen, the wise course would be to grant her request immediately.

"His grandmother is a member of the organization and they reside in Ward 3, which is quite thickly populated with our voters . . ."

"I dislike to burden you with a letter of this kind. Still, I would like to know what I am to look forward to in this coming campaign . . ."

Young Allen K. Robinson was one beneficiary of one of Higgins's postal onslaughts. In a 15-day span, 17 letters flew back and forth from Higgins to Sen. Theodore Green, Congressman Aime J. Forand, and Thomas Bride Jr., then the state's head of the federal civil service. Robinson became Bride's newest Junior Interviewer.

She worked just as hard for her husband, writing letters for two years to get him a part-time postal clerk's job. She similarly launched the career of her only child Prudence, who became the state's first black social worker in 1937.

The powers that be knew Mrs. Higgins's thinly veiled threats to be more than idle.

Fred Williamson, now the director of the state's Historical Preservation Commission, was a boy in the 1930s when his uncle hauled him by streetcar from East Providence to the Winter Street AME Church for a political meeting.

Higgins was the afternoon's sensation when she announced her intention to abandon the Republican party.

"She was so closely identified with the Republicans, to have her testify for the Democrats was devastating," recalls Williamson. "But when the afternoon was over, she converted everyone present, more or less."

Higgins died in 1944, at age 72. It would be another decade before the civil rights movement's confrontational turn made Higgins's letters look genteel.

But it takes no great effort to imagine Bertha Higgins's shouldering her way to front ranks of those long marches to freedom.

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

Alfred HIGGINS Self M Male MU 33 NC Ass'T In Store NC NC
Clerisa HIGGINS Wife M Female B 40 NC Keeping House NC NC
Savanah HIGGINS Dau Female MU 16 NC Nurse NC NC
Esther HIGGINS Dau S Female MU 11 NC At Home NC NC
Harvey HIGGINS Son S Male MU 7 NC At Home NC NC
Florence HIGGINS Dau S Female MU 3 NC At Home NC NC
Suda GREENLEE SDau S Female B 22 NC Wash Woman NC NC
Emma GREENLEE GDau S Female B 4 NC At Home NC NC
Della GREENLEE GDau S Female B 9M NC At Home NC NC
Source Information:
Census Place Marion, Mcdowell, North Carolina
Family History Library Film 1254970
NA Film Number T9-0970 Page Number 373B


HIGGINS WILLIAM H 26 M B NC NY NEW YORK 22-WD MANHATTAN BORO 1900
Name Age
William H Higgins 26
Bertha G Higgins 25

HIGGINS WILLIAM H 37 M M NC RI PROVIDENCE 7-WD PROVIDENCE 1910
Name Age
William H Higgins 37
Bertha G Higgins 35
Vesunier G Gray 12 Neice

HIGGINS WILLIAM H 45 M M NC RI PROVIDENCE 7-WD PROVIDENCE 1920
Name Age
William H Higgins 45
Bertha G Higgins 44
Prudence C A Higgins 6

1930; Census Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll 2179; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 70; Image: 638
(No Image Available)
Name Age
William H Higgins 57
Bertha G Higgins 56
Prudence C A Higgins 16
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01/18/08
http://www.obitservices.com/obits.php?ID=7461
Melvin V Higgins, Sr. -- Warwick (R.I.)
Melvin V HigginsMelvin V. Higgins, Sr. 80 of Warwick died Wednesday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Bernice ( Sutherland ) Higgins. Born in Providence a son of the late Clifton L. and Mildred F. (Battey) Higgins, Melvin served in the US Army during WWII, joining the US Navy to serve during the Korean War and then joined the Air Force reserves transferring to the Rhode Island Air National Guard retiring in 1985 as a Master Sergeant. He was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award and Air Force Commendation Medal in 1985. Melvin was a Foreman at Quonset Point for 29 years until its closure in 1973 and had worked for Walt’s Roast Beef, Morris and Brooms, Gtech and A & H Manufacturing. Mr. Higgins was a member of William Shields Post #43 Warwick, a Past Master of Corinthian Lodge, now affiliated with Thomas Smith Webb Lodge # 43 F.& A.M., was the oldest living Past High Priest of Providence Royal Arch Chapter # 1 and had been a member of Calvary Commandery Knight Templar #13. Besides his wife Bernice he is survived by three daughters Deborah A. Porter and her husband James Porter of Warwick, Beverly D. Higgins of Warwick, Bonnie Teague and her husband Francis Teague of Warwick, three sons Gordon D. Higgins and his wife Deborah Higgins of Warwick, Melvin V. Higgins, Jr. and his wife Joann Higgins of Warwick, Scott S. Higgins and his wife Joann L. Higgins of Warwick. His brother Donald P. Higgins of Cranston, sister Rilma F. Summerer of Warwick, 15 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Roland L. Higgins.
Funeral service will be Tue. at 9 am at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. A Masonic Memorial service will be Monday evening at 7:30 pm by Thomas Smith Webb Lodge # 43 F. & A. M. at the funeral Home. Calling hours Mon. from 4-8pm. Burial with military honors will be at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers gifts to Leukemia Society 1150 Pontiac Ave. Cranston, RI 02920 or Charity the of your Choice. Information and condolences at www.carpenterjenks.com.

-U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records-
Name Birth Year Nativity State or Country Enlistment
Date State Enlistment State
Melvin V Higgins 1927 Rhode Island 7 Mar 1946 Rhode
Island Massachusetts

Rhode Island City Directory - 1940- Providence
Higgins,Clifton L. (Mildred F.)- Chauffeur h.92 1/2
Berkshire

1930; Census Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode
Island; Roll: 2176; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 7;
Image: 636 (No Image Available)
Name            Age
Clifton Higgins 32 Truck Driver-Electric Co.
(Couple was married at age of 24)
Mildred Higgins 32
Roland Higgins 7
Rilma Higgins 5
Melvin Higgins 2 6/12

Social Security Death Index
Name: Clifton Higgins
Last Residence: 02889 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island,
United States of America
Born: 21 Jan 1898 Died: Aug 1981

HIGGINS ARTHUR 48 M W ENGL RI PROVIDENCE 10-WD; PROVIDENCE 1920
Name              Age
Arthur Higgins 48
Eva J Higgins 46
Raymond A Higgins 23
Clifton L Higgins 21
Harold V Higgins 20
Doris I Higgins 16
Beatrice M Higgins 11
Phyllis E Higgins 3 2/12

HIGGINS ARTHUR 38 M W ENGL RI PROVIDENCE 10-WD PROVIDENCE 1910
Name               Age
Arthur Higgins 38
Eva J Higgins 36
Raymond A Higgins 13
Clifton L Higgins 12
Harold V Higgins 10
Doris I Higgins 6
Beatrice M Higgins 1

- Rhode Island Births -
Clifton L Higgins Arthur Higgins Eva J Higgins 22 Jan 1898
Harold Higgins Arthur Higgins Eva J Higgins 23 Oct 1899
Raymond A Higgins Arthur Higgins Eva J Higgins 05 Jun 1896
Beatrice M Higgins Arthur Higgins Eva J Higgins 09 May 1908
- Higgins (died) Arthur Higgins Eva Higgins 15 Mar 1901
- Higgins (stillborn)Arthur Higgins Eva J Higgins 27 Mar 1902
- Higgins (died)Arthur Higgins Eva J Higgins 20 Jun 1903
Phyllis E Higgins Arthur Higgins Eva J Higgins 17 Oct 1916

Family not found in 1900 census

Social Security Death Index
Name: Raymond Higgins
Last Residence: 02920 Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Born: 5 Jun 1896 Died: Jul 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Rhode Island (Before 1951

World War I Draft Registration
Name Birth Date Race Birthplace Registration Place
(City, County, State) View Image
Raymond Arthur Higgins 5 Jun 1896 Caucasian (White)
Rhode Island;United States of America Providence,
Providence, RI
Occupation: Surveyor - Single
Medium Height Slender Build
Blue Eyes Brown Hair

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29 Mar 2006
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/cemetery174.html
 
The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project 
Higgins Entries-
Last Name - First Name -(Maiden)- Birth-Death - Cemetery#

HIGGINS (CHILD) 1875c - 29 MAR 1876 WW008
HIGGINS (INFANT DAUGHTER 1880 - 17 JAN 1880 PV003
HIGGINS (INFANT) - WO007
HIGGINS ABNER 1839 - 11 JUN 1916 PV003

According to Rhode Island death records these are
Abner & Margaret's children:
  HIGGINS F. MAURICE 1870 - 2 JUN 1874 PV003
  HIGGINS ANNIE M. 1866 - 3 JUN 1874 PV003

...
Census Findings:
HIGGINS ABNER 30 M W MA* MILFORD HILLSBOROUGH NEW HAMPSHIRE 1870
  (best fit-has Abner, Maggie, and daughter Annie M.) 
   * all other census' state Maine as place of birth

Census
Household:1880

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

Abner HIGGINS Self M Male W 39 ME Carpenter MA ME 
Margaret HIGGINS Wife M Female W 38 ME Keeping House NH NH 
Clara A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 7 RI ME ME 
Howard L. HIGGINS Son S Male W 5 RI ME ME 
Wilbor S. HIGGINS Son S Male W 2 RI ME ME 

Source Information:

Census Place East Providence, Providence, Rhode Island 
Family History Library Film 1255214 
NA Film Number T9-1214 Page Number 232D
 

-Massachusetts City Directories East Providence 1888
  HIGGINS ABNER ,removed to Providence

ABNER HIGGINS is listed in 1890 Veterans Census 
Rhode Island Providence East Providence for his Civil War service
Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule East  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Refers to his service in 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.

HIGGINS ABNER 60 M W ME RI PROVIDENCE E PROVIDENCE 1900 
HIGGINS ABNER 70 M W ME RI PROVIDENCE E PROVIDENCE 1910
HIGGINS MARGARET E 77 F W ME RI PROVIDENCE 1-WD;PROVIDENCE 1920
   living with her daughter Clara A, and
   Clara's husband, Charles R. Hall, and family.
...
Source: Civil War pension records
Margaret E. Higgins received a widow's pension, July 11,1916, for Abner's civil war service in Company K,1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery & Company K,& the 111th Massachusetts Infantry (of which I find no other record).

-Rhode Island City Directories East Providence 1912
   HIGGINS ABNER Carpenter, house 62 North Riverside
   HIGGINS WILBUR S, Motorman,house 62 North Riverside

-Rhode Island City Directories East Providence 1917
   HIGGINS ABNER, died June 11,1916

HIGGINS ADAM 1872c - 1874 PV001
HIGGINS AGNES (O'DONNELL)1876 - 1929 CU001
HIGGINS ALBERT BRAMAN - 1 JAN 1998b EG026
HIGGINS ALBERT G 1863 - 1915 CR002 

Household:1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Hannah B. HIGGINS Self W Female W 40 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG 
Albert G. HIGGINS Son S Male W 16 ENG Time Keeper ENG ENG 
Minnie B. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 14 ENG At School ENG ENG 
Fred C. HIGGINS Son S Male W 11 ENG At School ENG ENG 
Martha GREENE Mother W Female W 66 ENG ENG ENG 
Gertie WATSON Other S Female W 1 MA CAN CAN 

Source Information:
Census Place Providence, Providence, Rhode Island 
Family History Library Film 1255213 
NA Film Number T9-1213 
Page Number 196C 


Rhode Island Marriage Records
Groom: Albert G Higgins 
Bride: Annie M Allen 
Marriage Date: 28 Nov 1892 

HIGGINS ALBERT G 38 M W ENGL RI PROVIDENCE 5-WD PROVIDENCE 1900 
 includes his wife    HIGGINS ANNIE M (ALLEN) 1864 - 1955 CR002 

HIGGINS ALFRED 1883 - 31 JAN 1966 PV003
HIGGINS ALFRED 1826 - 9 NOV 1875 PV003

Rhode Island marriage records
Groom-Bride-Marriage date
Alfred Higgins Mary R. Martin Aug 12 1852
HIGGINS ALFRED 33 M W MA RI PROVIDENCE 3-WD PROVIDENCE 1860 
       image includes wife Mary and son Eugene A Higgins

HIGGINS ALFRED B 1901 - 2 NOV 1908 CR002
HIGGINS ALFRED H 1857 - 30 APR 1920 CR002
HIGGINS ALICE (HOWSON) - CU008
HIGGINS ALICE CAROLINE(BROWN*)1872 - 2 SEP 1970 PV003
HIGGINS ALICE EATOUGH 1887 - 14 MAY 1887 PV003
HIGGINS ANNA 1698c - 26 OCT 1699 NT003
HIGGINS ANNA 1729c - 7 APR 1729 NT003
HIGGINS ANNA 1844c - 15 OCT 1877 WW008
HIGGINS ANNIE A (WHITTAKER) 1861 - 1936 CU008
HIGGINS ANNIE M (ALLEN) 1864 - 1955 CR002
HIGGINS ANNIE M. 1866 - 3 JUN 1874 PV003
HIGGINS BARRY D 1849 - 1922 JM005

Groom-Bride-Marriage date 
Barry D. Higgins-Jennie Pritchard-Jun 19 1877 

Jennie is listed in 1880 living with her parents and her son Earl C. Higgins (see above)
-1885 Providence City Directory-Barry D. Higgins,
   Carpenter, boards 5 Hospital
-1889 Providence City Directory-Barry D. Higgins,
   Carpenter, home 3 East Beacon

-1892 Providence City Directory has Barry listed and the note
        -Removed to Newport

HIGGINS BARY D 45 M W RI RI NEWPORT JAMESTOWN 1900 
    also list wife Jennie & daughter Hope,it is noted that
    Hope was born January 1892,and Mother-in-law Nancy Prithchard.

HIGGINS BARRY D 60 M W CANA RI NEWPORT JAMESTOWN 1910 
    with wife Jennie and daughter Hope

HIGGINS BERTHA ELIZABET (LAMARRE*)1909 - 2 MAY 1980 PV003
HIGGINS BRIDGET - 22 FEB 1870 PW008
HIGGINS CARMELLA - RI001
HIGGINS CAROLINE F - 1919 PV004
HIGGINS CATHERINE 1835c - 30 JUL 1880 WW008
HIGGINS CELIA - 5 APR 1952 WW008
HIGGINS CHARLES - 1901 CF001
HIGGINS CHARLES A. 1899 - 15 SEP 1965 WO007
HIGGINS CHARLES W. 1866 - 19 AUG 1937 PV003
HIGGINS CLEMENTINE M (MALLOY)1903 - 1983 CU008
HIGGINS DENNIS J 1858 - 1940 CU008
HIGGINS DOROTHY AGNES 1906 - 12 FEB 1991 PV003
HIGGINS EARL CLINTON 1878 - 1882 JM005

-Subject to confirmation-
Household:1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
George W. PRITCHARD Self M Male W 75 ME Carpenter CT ENG 
Nancy B. PRITCHARD Wife M Female W 55 NOVA SCOTIA 
                                 Keeping House NOVA SCOTIA NOVA SCOTIA 
Jennie HIGGINS Dau M Female W 25 RI At Home ME NOVA SCOTIA 
Geo. W. PRITCHARD Son S Male W 22 MA Jewellers Tool Maker ME 
                               NOVA SCOTIA 
Earl C. HIGGINS GSon S Male W 2 RI At Home NOVA SCOTIA RI 
Jennie PACKER Other M Female W 21 NOVA SCOTIA At Home 
                       NOVA SCOTIA NOVA SCOTIA 
Nanie PACKER Other S Female W 4 RI At Home MA NOVA SCOTIA 
Millie ANGELO Other M Female W 22 NOVA SCOTIA  Tailoress 
                     NOVA SCOTIA NOVA SCOTIA 
Charles CANFIELD Other S Male W 20 CT Jeweler --- --- 
Jabez BAXTER Other S Male W 26 MA Machinist MA MA 

Source Information:
Census Place Providence, Providence, Rhode Island 
Family History Library Film 1255212 
NA Film Number T9-1212 
Page Number 315B 

HIGGINS EARL M. 1883 - 19 MAY 1884 PV003
HIGGINS ELIZA JANE 1844c - 16 SEP 1920 CF001

Household:1880 Census

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

George S. HIGGINS Self M Male W 39 NY Calendar Man NY NY 
Eliza HIGGINS Wife M Female W 36 NY Works In Bleachery NY NY 
George S. HIGGINS Son S Male W 19 RI Works In Bleachery NY NY 
Matilda HIGGINS Dau S Female W 17 RI Works In Bleachery NY NY 
Minnie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 14 RI Works In Bleachery NY NY 

Source Information:
Census Place Lincoln, Providence, Rhode Island 
Family History Library Film 1255215 
NA Film Number T9-1215 
Page Number 429C 

HIGGINS GEORGE 59 M W NY RI PROVIDENCE LINCOLN 1900

HIGGINS ELIZA J 66 F W IREL RI PROVIDENCE LINCOLN 1910 

HIGGINS ELIZA J 75 F W IREL RI PROVIDENCE LINCOLN 1920 

HIGGINS ELIZABETH - 17 JAN 1898 PW008
HIGGINS ELIZABETH - RI001
HIGGINS ELIZABETH F - 1 NOV 1926 PW008
HIGGINS ELSIE 1907 - 25 AUG 1967 WW008
HIGGINS ELSIE MARION (BOWIE*)1892 - 4 JUL 1965 PV003
HIGGINS EMMA E BAGGS) 1853 - 27 FEB 1921 HP022
HIGGINS EMMA L (SLATER) 1856 - 13 OCT 1920 NS003
HIGGINS ESTHER M. 1862c - 29 JAN 1929 CF001
HIGGINS ETHEL CAMILLA 1882 - 1883 JM005
HIGGINS EUGENE ALFRED 1856 - 22 AUG 1925 PV003

HIGGINS ALFRED 33 M W MA RI PROVIDENCE 3-WD PROVIDENCE
  1860 image includes wife Mary and son Eugene A Higgins

HIGGINS ALFRED 44 M W MA RI PROVIDENCE 3-WD PROVIDENCE 1870
     Img 1 Bottom Img 2 Top

Household:1880 Census

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

Mary R. HIGGINS Self W Female W 58 RI Keeps House RI RI 
Eugene A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 24 MA Clerk In Screw Co. MA RI 

Source Information:
Census Place Providence, Providence, Rhode Island  Family History Library Film 1255211 
NA Film Number T9-1211  Page Number 229C

HIGGINS EVA ELDRIDGE 1879 - 1934 CR002
HIGGINS EVANGELINE (SPRING*)1878 - 18 SEP 1946 PV003
HIGGINS F. MAURICE 1870 - 2 JUN 1874 PV003
HIGGINS FLORA R 1856 - 1933 WY008
HIGGINS FRANCIS H 1921 - 3 FEB 1994 RI001
HIGGINS FRANK L 1854 - 1 NOV 1904 NS003

& HIGGINS EMMA L (SLATER) 1856 - 13 OCT 1920 NS003

Household:1880

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

Frank L. HIGGINS Self M Male W 26 MA Machin RI RI 
Emma L. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 24 RI Keeping House RI RI 
Susan E. DODGE Other S Female W 24 RI RI CT 

Source Information:
Census Place North Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island 
Family History Library Film 1255215 
NA Film Number T9-1215 Page Number 511A 


HIGGINS FRANK L 46 M W MA RI PROVIDENCE NORTH SMITHFIELD 1900 
HIGGINS EMMA 54 F W RI RI PROVIDENCE NORTH SMITHFIELD 1910 (Best Fit)
HIGGINS EMMA 63 F W RI RI PROVIDENCE SLATERSVILLE; N SMITHFIELD 1920 (Best Fit)

HIGGINS GARRETT 1846 - 28 JUL 1900 CR060
HIGGINS GEORGE - NOV 1908 CF001
HIGGINS GEORGE F 1863 - 31 OCT 1898 PV001
HIGGINS GEORGE FENNER 1863 - 31 OCT 1898 PV003
HIGGINS HARRIET - 23 JUL 1929b PW004
HIGGINS HENRIETTA - PV003
HIGGINS INFANT - 7 JAN 1888b CR002
HIGGINS ISABELLE - PV005
HIGGINS J R - CR002
HIGGINS JAMES 1861 - 1943 LN028
HIGGINS JAMES 1833c - 7 MAY 1860 PW008
HIGGINS JAMES - 22 MAR 1949 WW008
HIGGINS JAMES HENRY, JR 1910 - 15 FEB 1975 PV003
HIGGINS JAMES J 1924 - 17 MAY 1996 RI001
HIGGINS JAMES R 1923 - 21 JUL 1984 RI001
HIGGINS JANE 1838c - 1874 PV001
HIGGINS JANE S 1925 - 1977 CY069
HIGGINS JEAN (LIVINGSTONE*)1913-15 MAY 1986 PV003
HIGGINS JENNIE (PRITCHARD)1855 - 1935 JM005
HIGGINS JOHN 1866 - 1905 CU001
HIGGINS JOHN - 1890 CU001
HIGGINS JOHN 1847c - 11 DEC 1873 CU001
HIGGINS JOHN 1808 - 12 DEC 1893 EG038
HIGGINS JOHN 1859c - 17 DEC 1860 WW008
HIGGINS JOHN - 4 NOV 1992 WW008
HIGGINS JOHN F - 20 JUL 1977 WW008
HIGGINS JOHN H 1831 - 21 MAR 1909 NS003
HIGGINS JOHN H - 1969 PV004
HIGGINS JOHN SEVILLE 1904-28 DEC 1992 PV003
HIGGINS JOHN T 1871 - 1919 CU001
HIGGINS JOSEPH 1824 - 15 NOV 1894 NT001
HIGGINS JOSEPH - 8 SEP 1953 WW008
HIGGINS JOSEPH G. 1816 - 12 AUG 1881 NT001

&
HIGGINS PHEBE G. - 12 NOV 1912 NT001
HIGGINS JOSEPH C 54 M W RI RI NEWPORT 2-WD NEWPORT 1870 (Best Fit)

Household:1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Joseph HIGGINS Self M Male W 60 ME Blacksmith ME ME 
Phoebe HIGGINS Wife M Female 52 RI Keeps House RI RI 
Caroline SIPEN Other W Female W 74 RI House Keeper RI RI 


Source Information:
Census Place Newport, Newport, Rhode Island 
Family History Library Film 1255210 
NA Film Number T9-1210 Page Number 146A 

HIGGINS JOSEPH P 1941 - 27 MAY 1993 RI001
HIGGINS JOSEPH, JR 1827 - 3 MAY 1897 JN007
HIGGINS JULIA H (STILLMAN)1833 - 12 JUL 1904 HP022
HIGGINS JULIA J 1837c - 24 MAY 1865 CU009
HIGGINS LAWRENCE 1835c - 9 JAN 1888 CF001
HIGGINS LESTER CALVIN 1896c - 2 OCT 1918 CF001
HIGGINS LILLIAN ESTHER 1905c - 4 JUN 1986 HP022
HIGGINS LOUISE FOWLER 1911c - 2 APR 1977b EG026
HIGGINS LUCINDA R 1838 - 27 JAN 1887 HP022
HIGGINS LUKE 1903 - 7 JAN 1959 WW008
HIGGINS LYDIA (ARNOLD) 1808c - 7 NOV 1873 EG038
HIGGINS LYDIA M - RI001
HIGGINS M SUE 1938 - 24 NOV 1996 RI001
HIGGINS MARGARET (O'TOOLE)1860 - 22 MAR 1916 CR060
HIGGINS MARGARET - PW008
HIGGINS MARGARET E. (NICKERSON*)1843- 28 DEC 1922  PV003
HIGGINS MARGARET M. 1875 - 1961 PW005
HIGGINS MARJORIE (BALLOU) 1902 - 29 APR 1975 WO007
HIGGINS MARTHA ANN T 1904c- 5 OCT 1978 PV004
HIGGINS MARTIN WILLIAM 1827c - 27 MAY 1864 PV002
HIGGINS MARY - 1888 CU001
HIGGINS MARY A 1874 - CU001
HIGGINS MARY A 1877c - 11 AUG 1877 WW008
HIGGINS MARY C 1862c - 18 AUG 1864 WW008
HIGGINS MARY G - 2 MAR 1946b EG026
HIGGINS MARY RUSSELL (MARTIN*)1822 - 28 MAY 1895 PV003
HIGGINS MARY T - 23 MAR 1923 PW008
HIGGINS MICHAEL 1904 - 20 OCT 1976 WW008
HIGGINS MICHAEL - 15 FEB 1951 WW008
HIGGINS MINNIE AGNES 1882 - 26 FEB 1963 NS007
HIGGINS NANNIE M 1863 - 1939 PV001
HIGGINS PATRICK - 25 JUN 1876 CR060
HIGGINS PATRICK 1822c - 15 SEP 1866 WW008
HIGGINS PHEBE G. - 12 NOV 1912 NT001
HIGGINS PHOEBE 1906 - 24 JAN 1997 WW008
HIGGINS RACHEL S 1906 - SK006
HIGGINS REBECCA 1806 - 9 OCT 1887 CR060 

HIGGINS REBECCA 65 F W IREL RI PROVIDENCE 2-DIST N PROVIDENCE 1870 
            Living with Kelly Payne , age 35,and Edward J., aged less than 1 Year

Household:1880

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

Rebecca HIGGINS Self W Female W 80 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE 
Edwin J. PAINE GSon S Male W 9 RI At School ENG IRE 

Source Information:
Census Place Providence, Providence, Rhode Island 
Family History Library Film 1255213 
NA Film Number T9-1213 
Page Number 568C 


HIGGINS RICHARD 1841c - 26 OCT 1891 CR060
HIGGINS RICHARD - 6 APR 1729 NT003
HIGGINS ROBERT C 1860c - 3 JAN 1912 SK043
HIGGINS ROBERT E 1871 - 1954 TV001
HIGGINS ROBERTA (BROWN*) 1887 - 28 NOV 1965 PV003
HIGGINS RUSSELL RICH 1889 - 25 JUL 1967 PV003
HIGGINS RUTH (BISCHOFF*)1906 - 15 FEB 1992 PV003
HIGGINS SADIE (GANDY*) 1918 - 14 JUL 1988 PV003
HIGGINS SARAH 1795c - 18 MAY 1870 PW005
HIGGINS SARAH - 5 FEB 1940 WW008
HIGGINS SARAH A 1899c - 25 OCT 1900 JN007
HIGGINS SARAH F (KIMBALL) 1832 - 6 APR 1906 NS003
HIGGINS SARAH W 1826 - 17 MAR 1895 JN007
HIGGINS SETH H 1843 - 7 DEC 1911 HP022

Census Scans:
HIGGINS SETH 57 M W NY RI WASHINGTON HOPKINTON 1900 
   image includes 1st wife
   HIGGINS JULIA H (STILLMAN)1833 - 12 JUL 1904 

HIGGINS SETH H 66 M W NY RI WASHINGTON HOPKINTON 1910 
   includes 2nd wife
   HIGGINS EMMA E BAGGS) 1853 - 27 FEB 1921 

HIGGINS SHIRLEY H 1926 - 15 NOV 1983 RI001
HIGGINS STEPHEN W 1902 - 1976 CR002
HIGGINS THANKFUL 1823 - 20 NOV 1901 EG038

-Best connections given available information-
HIGGINS FRANKFUL 37 F W IREL RI PROVIDENCE 4-DIST SMITHFIELD 1860
   Thankful Higgins living in a boarding house in 1860

HIGGINS THANKFUL 47 F W RI RI KENT COVENTRY 1870 
   also on this image:
   HIGGINS LYDIA (ARNOLD)& HIGGINS JOHN 1808 - 12 DEC 1893 

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Levi L. CHACE Self M Male W 53 MA Farmer MA MA 
Mary A. CHACE Wife M Female W 43 RI Keeping House RI RI 
Thankful HIGGINS Cousin S Female W 57 RI At Home RI MA 

Source Information:
Census Place Dist # 1, Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode
Island 
Family History Library Film 1255215 
NA Film Number T9-1215 
Page Number 533A 

HIGGINS THOMAS - CU008
HIGGINS THOMAS - 16 SEP 1919b PW004
HIGGINS THOMAS 1833c - 6 OCT 1853 PV002
HIGGINS THOMAS C 1902 - 1992 SK006
HIGGINS THOMAS F 1902 - 1952 CU008
HIGGINS WILLARD SEARS 1905 - 27 FEB 1980 PV003
HIGGINS WILLIAM - 29 SEP 1880 CR060
HIGGINS WILLIAM 1889 - 23 FEB 1966 PV003
HIGGINS WILLIAM HENRY 1928 - 10 AUG 1978 PV003
HIGGINS WILLIAM LESLIE - 30 OCT 1963b EG026
HIGGINS WILLIAM MARTIN 1853 - 15 DEC 1859 PV003
HIGGINS WILLIAM MERRILL 1913 - 6 OCT 1982 PV003
HIGGINS WILLIAM T 1923 - 5 NOV 1973 NK026
HIGGINS WILLIAM T - 16 FEB 1933 NK026
HIGGINS WILLIAM WRIGHT 1856c - 24 APR 1925 CF001

Cemetery location code explanations for listings above

-Source page for cemetery code #-

http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/key.html
 
CF001-CF001 MOSHASSUCK CEMETERY CENTRAL FALLS LONSDALE AVENUE 
CR002-CR002 POCASSET CEMETERY CRANSTON DYER ST 
                   ->150 ft. of tel pole #107 
CR060-CR060 STATE INSTITUTION CEMETERY CRANSTON ROUTE #37
                  ->100 ft. E 
CU001-CU001 ST PATRICK'S CEMETERY CUMBERLAND HIGH STREET 
                      of tel pole #31 
CY069-CY069 OAKLAND CEMETERY COVENTRY MAPLE AVENUE
                      ->20 ft. S of tel pole #12 
EG026-EG026 GLENWOOD CEMETERY EAST GREENWICH CEDAR AVE
EG038-EG038 EAST GREENWICH CEMETERY EAST GREENWICH FIRST AVE 
HP022-HP023 JOSEPH BURDICK LOT HOPKINTON BURDICKVILLE RD 
                    ->450 ft. S of tel pole #2 
JM005-JM005 CEDAR CEMETERY JAMESTOWN ELDRED AVE 
                    ->10 ft. N of tel pole #34 
JN007-JN007 CEDAR LOT JOHNSTON GEORGE WATERMAN AT VACCA ST
                     ->20 ft. E of tel pole #0672 
LN028-LN028 CHRIST CHURCH CEMETERY LINCOLN JOHN STREET
                     ->10 ft. N of tel pole #56 
NS003-NS003 SLATERSVILLE CEMETERY NORTH SMITHFIELD
                         GREENE STREET of tel pole #11 
NS007-NS007 UNION CEMETERY NORTH SMITHFIELD GREAT ROAD
                         (SMITHFIELD ROAD) of tel pole #434 
NT001-NT001 ISLAND CEMETERY NEWPORT WARNER ST
                    ->20 ft. N of tel pole #8 
PV001-PV001 NORTH BURIAL GROUND PROVIDENCE NORTH MAIN ST 
                    ->20 ft. W of tel pole #140 
PV003-PV003 SWAN POINT CEMETERY PROVIDENCE BLACKSTONE BLVD 
                   ->20 ft. E of tel pole #117 
PV005-PV005 GRACE CHURCH CEMETERY PROVIDENCE ELMWOOD AVE 
                      AT BROAD ST ->15 ft. E 
PW008-PW008 OLD ST. MARY'S CEMETERY PAWTUCKET GEORGE AND
                     GRACE STREETS ->25 ft. S of tel pole #11 
RI001-RI001 RHODE ISLAND VETERANS CEMETERY EXETER
                     ROUTE 2 - EXETER ->100 ft. W 
SK006-SK006 OLD FERNWOOD CEMETERY SOUTH KINGSTOWN
                     KINGSTON RD ->500 ft. N of tel pole #475 
SK043-SK043 RIVERSIDE CEMETERY-WAKEFIELD SOUTH
                     KINGSTOWN HIGH ST ->300 ft. E of tel pole #1785 
WO007-WO007 OAK HILL CEMETERY WOONSOCKET RATHBUN ST.
                     ->25 ft. N 
WW008-WW008 ST MARY'S CEMETERY WEST WARWICK CHURCH ST
                     ->100 ft. E of tel pole #21S 
WY008-WY008 RIVER BEND CEMETERY WESTERLY BEACH ST 
                     ->10 ft. W of tel pole #2768 
. . . . . 

  27 Sep 2005
From a recent posting at 
http://genforum.genealogy.com/higgins/messages/4449.html 

St. Francis (Catholic) Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI Section 43

** Information added by Webmaster

# 22? HIGGINS (4 sided monument)
   William J. Higgins,  b. July 7, 1861,   d. Apr. 14, 1921
   Annie M., his wife, b. Apr. 11, 1864, d. Feb. 21, 1934
   (**Annie M. Higgins-Widow of William J, 
        House address 1635 Broad E. 
        Source City Directories of 1922,'24,'26,'30-)
  View 1900 RI Census Scan  William J Higgins  age 39
  View 1910 RI Census Scan  William J Higgins  age 48
  View 1920 RI Census Scan  William J Higgins  age 59

Hubert J. Higgins,(05 Mar 1889** ) (died**) Sept. 21, 1938
    (-Hubert J Higgins married Kathryn G Feely on 26 Aug 1914**)
       Kathryn C., his wife Sept. 21, 1938
       Source :1913 Cranston City Directory-House address 1635 Broad E.**
       View 1920 RI Census Scan  Hubert J Higgins age 30

(side)
Hubert J. Higgins, Dec. 14, 1916 - Apr. 21, 1992
   **(Source 1958 city directory: Hubert J Higgins, (Marian L)
         District Manager, h 107 Elton)
 wife Miriam L. Higgins, May 24, 1916 - Apr. 22, 2003

Charles C. Verde, Sept. 27, 1913 - July 20, 1995
 wife Katherine H. Verde, Oct. 30, 1915 - June 6, 1996
** (Source:1952 Providence City Directory-Chas C. Verde (Kath H.)
      field investigator FEPC, Home 21 College
** (Source:1958 Providence City Directory-Chas C. Verde (Kath H.)
      Welfare Coordinator Rhode Island State Council of Defense ,
        home 32 President Ave
        also listed in 1958 directory is 
         Kath H. Verde, Mrs, Senior Clerk Rhode Island Division of Purchases,
         home 32 President Ave
** (Source:1960 Providence City Directory-Chas C. Verde (Kath H.)
      Inspector Division of Minimum Housing Standards, City Hall,
      Home 32 President Avenue)

(side)
Isabelle E. O'Brien, Nov. 8, 1891 - July 27, 1932
William J. Higgins, Jr., Oct. 7, 1895 - Apr. 20, 1952
M. Evelyn Willis, Mar. 21, 1906 - Feb. 13, 1985

Other information
** Hubill Coil Service Company-Hubert J. Higgins, Cath Verde- 
     32 Broadway ,rooms 27 & 28-Source 1944 City Directory
** Hubill Service- Hubert J. Higgins, Cath Verde- 
     bus coil cleaner- 278 Fountain - Source 1947 City Directory


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http://www.eastbayri.com/story/281692586258358.php
 
Thursday, July 29, 2004
-Rhode Island-
George B. Higgins
Manager at drug stores, Korean War veteran 

George Bernard Higgins, 75, of 80 Pocasset Ave., Tiverton, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River. He was the husband of Alice (Moniz) Higgins to whom he had been married for 53 years. 

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Francis and Rose (DeMoura) Higgins, he had lived in Tiverton for 40 years. 

Mr. Higgins had been a manager at Adams Drug Store and at J.J. Newbury's, in Providence, before retiring. 

An Army veteran of the Korean War, and a Purple Heart recipient, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pvt. Woodrow Silvia Post 5392, in Tiverton. 

Mr. Higgins was a communicant of St. Christopher Church. 

Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Stephen Higgins of Swansea; a brother, Francis Higgins in New Jersey; and two grandchildren. He was a brother of the late Thomas Higgins

His funeral and burial will be private. 

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11 Jan 2005
West Warwick & Pawtuxet Valley City Directory
Rhode Island 1940
Higgins, Andrew P.,  opr, resides 89 Youngs Ave
Higgins, Anna D,      pentagrapher, resides 89 Youngs Ave
Higgins, James ,      opr. resides 89 Youngs Ave
Higgins, Joseph H,   Clerk, resides 89 Youngs Ave
Higgins, Luke A ,     laborer, Home 7 Spring Crom
                           Living with wife Elsie B Higgins
Higgins, Michael ,    home 89 Youngs Ave
Higgins, Michael T,  laborer, resides 89 Youngs Ave

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10 May 2003

Ira E. Higgins Biography
(Source-The History of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Biographical section, Page 435)
...
This branch of the Higgins family originally settled on Cape Cod Massachusetts. While Vermont was still a colony, a branch settled there, and from the pioneer sprang the branch of which Ira E. Higgins, of Howard R.I. is a representative.
The name Higgins is an ancient and honorable one in Rhode Island. It having been borne by a governor of the state and by many men of mark. Ira E. Higgins is a grandson of Edson Higgins, born in Vermont, a Cape Cod farmer, who reared a family, one of his children, a son, Samuel B. Higgins, father of Ira E. Higgins. Samuel B. Higgins was a Vermont farmer, highly respected in his community as a man of upright, honorable life. He married Charlotte Lyndon, born in Dublin, Ireland.

Ira E. Higgins, son of Samuel B. and Charlotte (Lyndon) Higgins ,was born at the near Brookline, Vermont, in 1874, and there grew to manhood. He was educated in a district school and Leland & Grey Academy, of Townsend , Vermont. His business, farming from his youth. In 1899 he came to Rhode Island, where he obtained a position at the State Farm at Howard, as Overseer, under Mr. Eastman, who promoted Mr. Higgins to a position in the office with himself and together the two men worked in great harmony for the good of the institution until Mr. Eastman's death in 1907. James McCusker, acting superintendent for two years. succeeded Mr. Eastman, and he in turn gave way to Dr. Jewitt, all three men retaining Mr. Higgins as their assistant. On December 30, 1916,Mr. Higgins was appointed superintendent of the State Farm and on January 1,1917, given
full command where heretofore he had been a subordinate. He has made improvements in method since taking charge and is gradually bringing the farm to a basis which will render it self sustaining. He is an expert in agriculture, eminately qualified for the position he fills, and in addition possesses strong administration ability. In 1919 he collected $1000. more per month that the previous year on products, showing now within $3000. of the total maintenance for the past nine months. He is a member of the Masonic Order, and in politics a Republican. 

Mr. Higgins married, in Providence, in 1911, Mary C. Collins, of Glocester Massachusetts.

...

1880 USA Census- Household: 

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

Samuel B. HIGGINS    Self M Male     W 44 VT Farmer VT VT 
Charlotte F. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 43 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE 
Charlie L. HIGGINS     Son S Male     W 16 NY Works On Farm VT IRE 
Alvin G. HIGGINS       Son S Male     W 13 VT At School VT IRE 
Ira E. HIGGINS          Son S Male     W 6 VT VT IRE 
Lewis H. HIGGINS      Son S Male     W 4 VT VT IRE 
Source Information:
Census Place Brookline, Windham, Vermont 
Family History Library Film 1255349 
NA Film Number T9-1349 Page Number 297B 


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Added 26 April 2004 
View Census Scan 1900 RI PROVIDENCE CRANSTON

View Census Scan 1910 RI PROVIDENCE CRANSTON 
       Includes Ira E Higgins & Stanley Higgins

View Census Scan 1920 RI PROVIDENCE 
       Includes Ira E Higgins & Wife Mary 

Higgins, Ira E
Age: 45 Year: 1920 
Birthplace: Vermont Roll: T625_1674  Page: 6A 
Race: White
State: Rhode Island ED: 90 County: Providence Township: Cranston 

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Higgins, James Henry (1876-1927)
His Excellency James Henry Higgins
    Governor of Rhode Island 
    [See Also James H Higgins




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Higgens James         7th Infantry G PVT PVT 
Higgens John           2nd Cavalry G PVT PVT 
Higgens Maurice       3rd Cavalry H PVT PVT 
Higgins Charles        5th Heavy Artillery A PVT PVT 
Higgins Christopher  12th Infantry F PVT PVT 
Higgins George        1st Light Artillery E PVT PVT 
Higgins George        2nd Infantry PVT PVT 
Higgins James         2nd Infantry E B PVT PVT 
Higgins James         7th Infantry G PVT PVT 
Higgins James H.     4th Infantry H PVT PVT 
Higgins John           1st Light Artillery A PVT PVT 
Higgins John           1st Light Artillery F PVT PVT 
Higgins John           1st Light Artillery G PVT PVT 
Higgins John           1st Light Artillery H PVT PVT 
Higgins John           2nd Cavalry G PVT PVT 
Higgins John           2nd Infantry K PVT PVT 
Higgins John           3rd Heavy Artillery B PVT PVT 
Higgins John           Hospital Guards A PVT PVT 
Higgins Maurice       3rd Cavalry H PVT PVT 
Higgins Michael       1st Light Artillery B PVT PVT 
Higgins Michael       3rd Heavy Artillery K G M PVT LT 
Higgins Patrick        1st Light Artillery G PVT PVT 
Higgins Richard        2nd Infantry I B C PVT MUS 
Higgins Rufus          1st Cavalry F E H SGT LT 
Higgins Thomas       3rd Cavalry E PVT PVT 
Higgins Thomas J.    7th Infantry B C E CPL SGT 



   See Also:  City Directory Providence RI  1877 


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