Harry Benton Huggett

10 January 1864–
Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Harry Benton

When Harry Benton Huggett was born on 10 January 1864, in Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, his father, Albert J Huggett, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Sally W. Atmore, was 21. He married Laura Louisa Gorsline on 13 December 1888, in Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1930.

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Harry Benton Huggett
Laura Louisa Gorsline
Marriage: 13 December 1888
Elizabeth Huggett
Albert John Huggett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1888Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
    Age 15
    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.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 32
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Huget or Hugot, Old French diminutives of Hugh . The name was probably interchangeable with Huckett (see Huck ) and perhaps Hewitt .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Harry Huggett in entry for Albert Huggett, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
    • Harry Huggett in entry for Albert John Huggett, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
    • Harry Benton in entry for Albert John Huggett and Eileen Brines, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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