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Lillian Higgins

Lillian Higgins
Born [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Daughter of and [private mother (1880s - 1960s)]
Sister of , [half], [private sister (1910s - 1990s)] [half], [private sister (1910s - 2000s)] [half] and [private brother (1910s - 1990s)] [half]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Lauderdale, Alabama, United Statesmap
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Lillian and Owen Higgins were the children of Ida Higgins and Milton Higgins. They were not yet born for the 1900 Census. In 1902, the entire family came down with Typhoid, I believe, though it could have been something different. I believe that all 3 were buried at Wates cemetery in Lauderdale county, Alabama. They both would have been very small, the younger only an infant. I think it possible they were buried together, in one coffin, but I don't know that to be a fact. I have searched for epidemics in Lauderdale county at that time and found nothing. Milton, Owen and Lillian all died of the disease. Ida was so sick that she could not attend the services for her husband and children, and, in fact, was not aware of their deaths until 2 weeks later. I believe that Owen was the oldest, but can't be certain. This was told to me by Ida's daughters, Eunice and Mildred, who were my aunt (Eunice) and grandmother (Mildred).-Laura Martin

Research Notes

As of 01 Jun 2021, could not find sources on Ancestry, Familysearch, or FindAGrave.

Update - 10/27/2021 - Here is a possible record: Obituary: "U.S., Obituary Index, 1800s-current"
The Philadelphia Inquirer; Publication Date: 11 Aug 1902; Publication Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; URL:,0.49179733,0.49203676,0.524143&xid=3355
Ancestry Record 61843 #643766331 (accessed 27 October 2021)
Name: Lillian Higgins; Gender: Female; Death Age: 65; Birth Date: abt 1837; Death Date: Abt 1902; Obituary Date: 11 Aug 1902; Obituary Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Newspaper Title: The Philadelphia Inquirer; Parents: Charles F. Himes; Ellen Himes.

Update - 09/29/2022 - The obituary above is for a Lillian Higgins who passed away in Philadelphia, PA, not Lauderdale County, AL. According to the biography, she was a small child when she passed away of typhoid fever. The writer believes that the two small children (her brother was an infant) was placed in their father's coffin.


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I searched but did not find any sources. I did find the father on Find a Grave. I suggest documenting your family knowledge as the source. You can do this as either "Personal Knowledge" or from an "Interview" of a family member. Then remove the unsourced tag from the profile.
posted by Laura (Huggins) Ward

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