Frederick C. Biggs

19 February 1883–4 July 1961 (Age 78)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Frederick C.

When Frederick C. Biggs was born on 19 February 1883, in Missouri, United States, his father, Christopher Columbus Biggs, was 38 and his mother, Mary E. Coghill, was 41. He died on 4 July 1961, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Frederick C. Biggs
Catherine G. McKenna
Marie R Biggs
Robert Jacob Biggs

Spouse and Children


    Catherine G. McKenna




Parents and Siblings

    Christopher Columbus Biggs


    Mary E. Coghill




    Anna Armilda Biggs


    Hattie Biggs


    Charlotte Francis Biggs



World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 21

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a large or stout person, Middle English bigge + unexplained -s.2 English: records of names such as William de Bigges (Cambridgeshire 1327 ) and Laurentia atte Bigge (Somerset 1327 ) suggest that it must also have a topographic or habitational origin, but the etymology is obscure.3 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Beggs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frederick Biggs, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fredrick C Biggs in household of Columbus C Biggs, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frederick C Biggs, "United States Census, 1930"

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