George Bouncer Higginson

11 August 1831–22 April 1893 (Age 61)
Beckbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George Bouncer

When George Bouncer Higginson was born on 11 August 1831, in Beckbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Wood Higginson, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ann Bouncer, was 22. He married Mary Hazlewood on 17 November 1851, in Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ratlinghope, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 22 April 1893, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Bouncer Higginson
Elizabeth Gardner
Marriage: 1861
George Alexander Higginson
Charles Walter Higginson
William Bernard Higginson
Anna Maria Higginson
Ernest Robert Higginson
Elizabeth Gardner Higginson

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    1861Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 20
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

    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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    George Bouncer Higginson Life Sketch

    George Bouncer Higginson was born 11 August 1831 in Caynton House, Beckbury, Shropshire, England to Charles Wood and Mary Ann Bouncer Higginson. Reportedly, in 1850 at the age of 18, George was baptiz …

    Sources (31)

    • George Higginsen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George Bouncer Higginson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • George B Higginson in entry for Sarah Celestia Ford, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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