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George Washington Higgins
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1868
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1929
Millard County
Utah, USA

Millard County Progress


George W. Higgins, born Feb. 23, 1861 in St. George, Utah, died April 30, 1929 at his home in Fillmore. Death was due to pneumonia. Mr. Higgins came to Fillmore a number of years ago and during the past two or three years has had several serious sick spells, so that when he contracted pneumonia only a day or so before his death, his constitution was not able to combat with the disease.

He is survived by his wife and two small children, also by the following brothers and sisters: Francis E. Higgins of Spokane, Wash., Chas., Rastus and Cyrus Higgins of Los Angeles, Atty W.B. Higgins of Fillmore, Mrs. Josephine de Mille of Rockville, Mrs. May Sullivan of Alberta, Utah and Mrs. Eva Littledyke of Fillmore and three half brothers and a half sister, Edgar Higgins, Nephi Higgins, Anthony Higgins and Mrs. Lettie Chancellor.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 1:30 in the First Ward Chapel. The speakers were President T. Clark Callister and Parker Robison. Mr. Callister referred to the pioneer stock from which Mr. Higgins came, stating that his mother was among the pioneers who were driven from Nauvoo. From here she came to Ogden where she met Mr. Higgins who had made the trip around by Cape Horn to California at the time of the Gold Rush. Mr. Higgins was a doctor by profession so the couple was called by Brigham Young to go to Washington County to make their home. It was during the course of one of these pioneer journeys that he was captured by the Indians after they had first pierced his body with thirteen arrows.

Mr. T. Leo Jacobs sang a solo, "Face to Face" and a male quartet sang "School Thy Feelings". Interment was in the Fillmore cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Silas Gardner Higgins (1822 - 1904)
  Nancy Louisa Clark Higgins (1841 - 1907)
  Zina Lucretia Robison Watters (1893 - 1985)*
  Nancy Louisa Lucinda Higgins Coleman (1926 - 2010)*
  Francis Enoch Higgins (1861 - 1917)*
  George Washington Higgins (1868 - 1929)
  Sarah Evadeen Higgins Littledike (1880 - 1966)*
  May Higgins Sullivan (1882 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Fillmore Cemetery
Millard County
Utah, USA
Created by: Karen Shurtz
Record added: Apr 25, 2011
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George Washington Higgins
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