Charles Higham

15 November 1823–9 January 1891 (Age 67)
Brandon, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Higham was born on 15 November 1823, in Brandon, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Higham, was 44 and his mother, Judith Bidwell, was 41. He married Jane Thompson on 4 September 1850, in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880. In 1870, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as a miner. He died on 9 January 1891, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Higham
Jane Thompson
Marriage: 4 September 1850
Elizabeth Higham
Mary Jane Higham
Charles Richard Higham
Joseph William Higham
Eliza Higham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1850Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 10
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 20
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places called Higham (Lancashire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Essex, and Kent) or from Heigham in Norfolk. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hēah ‘high’ + hām ‘village, homestead’, though the Norfolk placename may come from Old English hecg ‘hedge’ or hecc ‘hatch, gate’ + hām.

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

    Sources (23)

    • Charles Higham, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Chas Higham, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Thomas Higham in entry for Mary Jane Higham, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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