Fred Earnest Higgins

8 August 1891–17 July 1961 (Age 69)
Monett Township, Barry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Fred Earnest

When Fred Earnest Higgins was born on 8 August 1891, in Monett Township, Barry, Missouri, United States, his father, Francis Marion Higgins, was 29 and his mother, Mary Ida Elam, was 24. He married Bessie Myrtle Swink on 2 March 1918, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Canton, McPherson, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Grant Township, Reno, Kansas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 17 July 1961, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Earnest Higgins
Bessie Myrtle Swink
Marriage: 2 March 1918

Spouse and Children

2 March 1918
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Marion Higgins


    Mary Ida Elam




    Burlin Ethmer Higgins


    Myrtle Ann Higgins




    Elsie Jane Higgins


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 · The BSA is Made

Age 19

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Fred Higgins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Higgins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred E Higgins, "United States Census, 1930"

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