Stephen John Bigg

27 December 1869–6 March 1919 (Age 49)
Galva Township, Henry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Stephen John

When Stephen John Bigg was born on 27 December 1869, in Galva Township, Henry, Illinois, United States, his father, William Thomas Bigg, was 39 and his mother, Eliza Barnes, was 35. He lived in Galva, Galva Township, Henry, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 6 March 1919, in Galva Township, Henry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Galva Cemetery, Lynn Township, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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William Thomas Bigg
Eliza Barnes
George W. Bigg
James Thomas Bigg
Mary Ann Bigg
Stephen John Bigg

Parents and Siblings

    William Thomas Bigg





    George W. Bigg


    James Thomas Bigg


    Mary Ann Bigg



World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 16

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 English: presumably a descriptive nickname for a large, strong person, but compare Biggs .2 Scottish: variant of Begg .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Steve Biggs in household of James Lord, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Stephen Biggs in household of James Lord, "United States Census, 1880"
  • 1870 United States Federal Census

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