Robert Donald Higgins

Brief Life History of Robert Donald

When Robert Donald Higgins was born on 22 July 1894, in Ironton, Upper Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas J. Higgins, was 49 and his mother, Sarah Isabell Summers, was 39. He married Josephine Francis Mayo on 26 December 1917, in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States for about 30 years and Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1964. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 9 October 1964, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States.

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Robert Donald Higgins
1894–1964
Josephine Francis Mayo
1895–1975
Marriage: 26 December 1917
Jane Higgins
1920–1992
Robert Donald Higgins, Jr.
1922–1978
Marjorie Higgins
1925–1985

Sources (17)

  • Robert Higgins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert Donald Higgins, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Robert D. Higgins, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

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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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