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John Willard Biggs
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1864
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1942
Moffat
Saguache County
Colorado, USA

John Willard Biggs was born June 5th, 1864 in Illinois. When a young man he moved to Kansas, there he met and married Rhoda Collins on August 8, 1888 in St. Francis, Kansas. To this union were born three daughters and four sons all of whom live in the San Luis valley, and one son who died in infancy. The Biggs family moved to Moffat in 1910. Biggs was a member of the Moffat Community church and served four years as Justice of the Peace, resigning the office in June 1939 because of ill health. He had suffered a stroke and had been an invalid for three years. Biggs died at his home Tuesday, August 4, 1942 at the age of 78 years and 2 months.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rhoda Biggs of Moffat; four sons, Arthur, Clarence, Orville and Vernie of Moffat; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Chiles, Mrs. Leta Mitchell of Moffat and Mrs. Alta Smalley of Alamosa; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters and five brothers.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Biggs (1840 - 1909)
  Margurate Arminda Wilson Biggs (1845 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Rhoda Lue Collins Biggs (1872 - 1948)*
 
 Children:
  Arthur Earl Biggs (1891 - 1973)*
  Clarence Elmer Biggs (1894 - 1963)*
  Pearl Blanche Biggs Chiles (1897 - 1960)*
  Orvel Lee Biggs (1899 - 1978)*
  Vernon Edward Biggs (1903 - 1971)*
  Leta May Biggs Mitchell (1907 - 1988)*
  Alta Marie Biggs Smalley (1911 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Willard Biggs (1864 - 1942)
  Benjamin Thomas Biggs (1867 - 1936)*
  Arthur Barton Biggs (1869 - 1952)*
  Samuel Vellpo Biggs (1873 - 1949)*
  Florina Isadora Biggs Crabtree (1875 - 1955)*
  Milton Eugene Biggs (1877 - 1944)*
  William Leonard Biggs (1879 - 1973)*
  Katie Isabelle Biggs Talley (1881 - 1965)*
  Frederick Biggs (1884 - 1963)*
  Rosa Myrtle Biggs Young (1889 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rito Alto Cemetery
Crestone
Saguache County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Record added: Mar 06, 2008
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John Willard Biggs
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