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
Alice Wart
Marriage: 31 December 1902
Ethel Higgins
Norma Helen Higgins

Spouse and Children


    Alice Wart


31 December 1902
Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada


    Ethel Higgins


    Norma Helen Higgins


Parents and Siblings

    John Higgins


    Sarah Collis




    Charles Higgins




    Edward George Higgins


    Arthur Higgins


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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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