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784Re: Higgs - Cushing marriage

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  • wally whiteside
    Nov 25 11:21 AM
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      "E.Rodier" wrote:

      > April 16, 1902 F.F. Higgs, proprietor of The Calgary Furniture Company
      > married Alice Maud Cushing, daughter of former mayor W. H. Cushing. Does
      > anyone have connections to the Higgs family? A son Dr. Higgs worked in
      > Calgary and moved to BC prior to 1934.
      > I'm looking for any information to identify JF Higgs listed in an index to
      > the 1891 census. FF Higgs left home before the 1891 census and may have been
      > in Calgary. The Calgary Furniture Company ads regularly appeared in the 1902
      > Herald and he was president of the young liberals. Found the wedding
      > announcements in Herald and Albertan online newspaper images. -- Elizabeth
      > AFHS library has a 530 page book A History of the Higges or Higgs Family
      > published in England 1933.
      > South Stoke, County of Oxford
      > Thatcham, County of Berks
      > Chapter XX has The Higgs Family of Bermudas Islands and Charlottetown, PEI
      > with the Calgary & BC connection.
      > Chapter XXI has the Higgs Family of USA, descendants of John Higgs who
      > settled in Virginia about 1650
      > The book is interesting for the amount of detail on the Higgs family, closer
      > to a one-name study than a traditional family book with all descendants of a
      > selected ancestor. It has an index of places, index to subjects, index of
      > names and separate index for names in the USA chapter. Lots of pictures and
      > some family charts, no maps.
      > http://www.afhs.ab.ca

      Hi Elizabeth,

      I went to school with a Gerry Higgs in the '40s. I think he had connections in
      Alberta. He now lives in Richmond BC at 4-6600 Lucas Road, Richmond BC, V7C
      4T1. His telephone number is 1-604-275-5966.

      Wally Whiteside

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