William Henry Biggs Sr

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Biggs Sr was born on 11 March 1850, in Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph Cumberland Biggs, was 20 and his mother, Lovina Calvert, was 21. He married Mary Jane Parsons on 13 September 1868, in Crawford, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Jasper, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 4 July 1937, in Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States.

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William Henry Biggs Sr
Perlina Elizabeth Burcham
Marriage: 29 August 1877
George Washington Biggs
Persilla Biggs
Martha Elizabeth Biggs
Thomas Kenneth Biggs
Lenna Rae Biggs
Grace May Biggs
Joseph C Biggs
Claude B Biggs
Joseph Cumberland Biggs
William Henry Biggs Jr.
Robert Oliphant Biggs

Sources (32)

  • William Biggs in household of Joseph Biggs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm. Biggs, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • William H Briggs, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bigg , with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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