Kissiah A. Higgins

Brief Life History of Kissiah A.

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.

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William Marion Truitt
Kissiah A. Higgins
Marriage: 11 October 1888
Roy Austin Truitt
Ethel F Truitt
Pearl Emily Truitt
Arthur Ray Truitt
Perry Otto Truitt
Lec Truitt
Rose Izella Truitt

Sources (6)

  • Kizzie Truet in household of William M Truet, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Kizzy Higgins in entry for Author Ray Truitt, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Kizziah Truitt in household of William Truitt, "United States Census, 1920"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.


Historical Boundaries: 1873: St. Clair, Missouri, United States

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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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