Henry Grove Bigelow

Male22 October 1841–17 November 1936

Brief Life History of Henry Grove

When Henry Grove Bigelow was born on 22 October 1841, in Paxton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lewis Bigelow, was 33 and his mother, Phebe Tryphosa Davis, was 29. He married Amanda Maria Hopkins on 24 October 1869, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. He lived in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Saint Cloud, Osceola, Florida, United States in 1920. He died on 17 November 1936, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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Henry Grove Bigelow
Clarissa Evelyn Tibbits
Marriage: 16 October 1872
Mary Louise Bigelow

Sources (23)

  • Henry G Bigelow in household of Hannah Chamberlain, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry E. Bigelow, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Henry Grove Bigelow, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    16 October 1872Livonia, Wayne, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1848 · State Capital Moves to Lansing

    Age 7

    Detroit fought to maintain the Capitol within its jurisdiction, but communities in the growing western part of the state had reasons for wanting a move inland. This move would make the Capitol more easily defensible in case of another war between the British and the U.S. like that of the War of 1812. Proponents of moving the capitol also sought to make the government more accessible to the people throughout the state. Construction began in 1847 on a temporary state capitol building in Lansing. It was a simple two-story wood frame structure, painted white with green wooden shutters and topped by a tin cupola. The building was sold when the permanent capitol building opened in 1879 and, like the first capitol, it was later destroyed by a fire in 1882.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 25

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English or Irish: perhaps a variant of English Bigley or Irish Begley .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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