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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Family Time Line

William Thomas Bigg
1830–1869
Eliza Barnes
1834–1902
George W. Bigg
1854–1896
James Thomas Bigg
1856–1926
Mary Ann Bigg
1856–1922
Stephen John Bigg
1869–1919

Parents and Siblings

    William Thomas Bigg

    Male1830–1869Male

    Female1834–1902Female

siblings

(4)

    George W. Bigg

    Male1854–1896Male

    James Thomas Bigg

    Male1856–1926Male

    Mary Ann Bigg

    Female1856–1922Female

    Male1869–1919Male

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.
1871

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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