When Kissiah A. Higgins was born on 1 July 1867, in Doyal Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States, her father, Joseph Lemon Higgins, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Emeline Lawler, was 28. She married William Marion Truitt on 11 October 1888, in Adair, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Dallas Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Collins, St. Clair, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 20 January 1923, at the age of 55, and was buried in Robinson Cemetery, Collins Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States.
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 .