Charles Higgins

11 July 1879–21 June 1954 (Age 74)
Amherst Island, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Charles

When Charles Higgins was born on 11 July 1879, in Amherst Island, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Higgins, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Collis, was 30. He married Alice Wart on 31 December 1902, in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 21 June 1954, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Charles Higgins
1879–1954
Alice Wart
1880–
Marriage: 31 December 1902
Ethel Higgins
1902–
Norma Helen Higgins
1909–

Spouse and Children

    Male1879–1954Male

    Alice Wart

    Female1880–Female

MARRIAGE
31 December 1902
Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
children

(2)

    Ethel Higgins

    Female1902–Female

    Norma Helen Higgins

    Female1909–Female

Parents and Siblings

    John Higgins

    Male1845–1922Male

    Sarah Collis

    Female1849–1924Female

siblings

(15)

    Charles Higgins

    Male1867–1868Male

    Female1868–1951Female

    Female1871–1954Female

    Edward George Higgins

    Male1872–1880Male

    Arthur Higgins

    Male1874–Male

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World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 4

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 7

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 27

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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 (3)

  • Charles Higgins in household of John Higgins, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Charles Higgins in household of John Higgins, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Charles Higgins in entry for Willard Duncan Scott and Ethil Francis Higgins, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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