Lewis Hiram Bigelow

26 August 1867–4 October 1920 (Age 53)
Mundy Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lewis Hiram

When Lewis Hiram Bigelow was born on 26 August 1867, in Mundy Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States, his father, Anson A Bigelow, was 24 and his mother, Mary A Hallock, was 25. He married Parma Elizabeth Gilbert on 14 April 1888, in Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 October 1920, in United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Grand Blanc, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Lewis Hiram Bigelow
Parma Elizabeth Gilbert
Marriage: 14 April 1888
Lavantia Bigelow
Nina Ada Bigelow
Anson Hiram Bigelow
Floyd G Bigelow
Martha Bernice Bigelow

Spouse and Children

14 April 1888
Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Garrett Harmon Bigelow



    John Owen Bigelow



    Orville Theron Bigelow


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 12

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 15

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

English (Merseyside and Cheshire): probably a habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Big Low in the township of Rainbow. This place name is not on early record; it means ‘big mound’, from early Modern English big + low ‘mound’, ‘hill’ (Old English hlāw).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lewis Bigelow in household of Anson Bigelow, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lewis H Bigelow in household of Anson A Bigelow, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lewis Bigelow, "United States Census, 1910"

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