Claude William Higgins

Brief Life History of Claude William

When Claude William Higgins was born on 31 July 1901, in Pike, Indiana, United States, his father, Josiah Joseph Higgins, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Alice Grubb, was 41. He married Tilda Frances Andrews on 14 September 1935, in Indiana, United States. He lived in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1940 and West Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1950. He died on 4 April 1992, in Las Cruces, Doña Ana, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.

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Claude William Higgins
Tilda Frances Andrews
Marriage: 14 September 1935

Sources (11)

  • Claude W Higgins, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Claude Higgins - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Claude Higgins
  • Claude W Higgins, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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1910 · Boy Scouts of America

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Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking, sea-rover’ (from Old Norse víkingr). Compare McGuigan .

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Higgin, itself either a Lancashire variant of Huggin (from a pet form of Hugh ), or a variant of Hickin (from a pet form of Richard ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. See Hick and compare Higson .

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

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