Joseph Andrew Higgins

17 December 1895–7 October 1975 (Age 79)
Carlyle, Clinton, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Andrew

When Joseph Andrew Higgins was born on 17 December 1895, in Carlyle, Clinton, Illinois, United States, his father, Albert Higgins, was 22 and his mother, Emma Goetz, was 22. He married Audrey W Noe on 4 April 1923, in Carlyle, Clinton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 7 October 1975, in Carlyle, Clinton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Carlyle Cemetery, Carlyle Township, Clinton, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Andrew Higgins
Audrey W Noe
Marriage: 4 April 1923
Mary Josephine Higgins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1923Carlyle, Clinton, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1910 · Boy Scouts of America
    Age 15
    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 21
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking, sea-rover’ (from Old Norse víkingr). Compare McGuigan .English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Higgin, itself either a Lancashire variant of Huggin (from a pet form of Hugh ), or a variant of Hickin (from a pet form of Richard ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. See Hick and compare Higson .

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Joseph Higgins, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Joseph A. Higgins, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Joseph Andrew Higgins, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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