|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1877|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 1882|
Almer Biggs was born on the 15th of September, 1877, to Green Biggs and Olive Young Biggs. He was a twin, having a sister, Alma Jane. It is said that they were born prematurely. The Biggs family was on their way to homestead in Kansas, traveling by wagon. They had taken a side trip to visit Green's Aunt in Iowa, and the twins were born.
The family made it to Prairie Dog, Decatur County, Kansas, facing Indians, wolves, hunger, and lack of funds. Almer's mother Olive became very ill. She ended up taking the twins, and one of their older brothers, Elias, and went back east to her sister's home in Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois. She died there of Cancer.
Little Almer also became very ill with Diphtheria and died on the 14th of March in 1882, just 4 years old.
He is buried next to his mother Olive in Floral Hill Cemetery, at the edge of Hoopeston, yet in Iroquois County, Illinois.
Green Biggs (1835 - 1918)
Olive Young Biggs (1846 - 1881)
William Sherman Biggs (1866 - 1927)*
Jesse Grant Biggs (1867 - 1955)*
Elias Martin Biggs (1869 - 1940)*
Almer Biggs (1877 - 1882)
Alma Jane Biggs Miller (1878 - 1946)*
Note: There is a mod. size monument for Almer & his mother Olive, plus a small stone for each of them. The stones are in fairly good condition. The monument's inscription is beginning to fade with the elements. Cemetery is beautifully cared for.
Floral Hill Cemetery
Plot: In Section 7
Created by: Deb Biggs
Record added: Aug 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74884281
For Sweet Little Almer, May you rest in the Gentle Arms of Our Lord.|
Bob & Deb
Added: Apr. 7, 2012