Nellie May Higgins

17 February 1893–
Piatt, Illinois, United States

The Life of Nellie May

When Nellie May Higgins was born on 17 February 1893, in Piatt, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Dean Higgins, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Ann Coon, was 29. She lived in Friends Creek Township, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Willow Branch Township, Piatt, Illinois, United States in 1920.

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Wilmer E Armstrong
1887–1920
Nellie May Higgins
1893–

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 32

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking’, ‘searover’ (from Old Norse víkingr).2 Irish: variant of Hagan .3 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick .

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

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  • Nellie M Armstrong in household of Wilmer E Armstrong, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie Higgins in household of Joseph Higgins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie Higgins in household of Joseph Higgins, "United States Census, 1910"

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