Samuel Oscar Higgins

6 November 1889–15 January 1963 (Age 73)
Greenfield, Weakley, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Oscar

When Samuel Oscar Higgins was born on 6 November 1889, in Greenfield, Weakley, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Henry Higgins, was 23 and his mother, Lockie Tennessee Marr, was 20. He lived in Civil District 11, Weakley, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 January 1963, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens, Villa Ridge, Pulaski, Illinois, United States.

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James Henry Higgins
Lockie Tennessee Marr
Samuel Oscar Higgins
James Arthur Higgins
Melvin Plaut Higgins
Elkins B Higgins

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 1
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building
Age 3
The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 20
Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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Sources (5)

  • Samuel O Higgins in household of James H Higgins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Samuel Oscar Higgins, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Samuel O Higgins in household of James H Higgins, "United States Census, 1900"

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