John Samuel Higginson

22 September 1883–
Moultrie, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Samuel

When John Samuel Higginson was born on 22 September 1883, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel T. Higgenson, was 38 and his mother, Hulda Alice Solomon, was 26. He married Della Estella Fifer on 2 January 1906, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jonathan Creek Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1920 and East Nelson Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1940.

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John Samuel Higginson
Della Estella Fifer
Marriage: 2 January 1906
Everett Gale Higgenson
Mary Higginson
Joseph Earl Higgenson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1906Moultrie, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1885 · The First Skyscraper
    Age 2
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
    Age 3
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 33
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): patronymic meaning ‘son of Higgin’, in Lancashire a Middle English pet form of Hugh, but elsewhere probably also of Richard (see Hick ).History: The Higginson family of New England, which includes several prominent 17th and 18th century ministers and merchants, first appeared in America in 1629 with the Rev. Francis Higginson of Claybrooke, Leicestershire, England. He was a Puritan divine who emigrated to Salem, MA, in that year.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • John Higgenson, "United States Census, 1940"
    • John Higgenson in household of Sam F Higgenson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John S Higginson, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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