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B.P. Higgins

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 519

     who carries on general farming and stock raising in Orange township, owns 110 acres of well cultivated land that has been in the family since the time of his grandfather, who erected the residence that still stands. He was born in 1875, near Kirkwood, O., and is a son of J. V. and Sarah Elizabeth (Dunn) Higgins.
     J. V. Higgins was born, reared and educated in Shelby county, and for thirty-five years carried on farming north of Sidney and then came to the place his son now occupies, and here the rest of his life was passed, his death occurring at the age of seventy-five years. He married Sarah Elizabeth Dunn, who was born on this farm, seventy-eight years ago, and resides here with her son, B. P. Higgins, who is the youngest of the family of six children, the others being: Mrs. Susie Hartshorn, of Miami county; Charles, of Piqua; Mrs. Minnie Hetzler, of Orange township; and W. H. and T. L.. both of this township.
     B. P. Higgins obtained his education in the Kirkwood schools and afterward went to the west, where he spent eighteen months. When he returned to Shelby county he came to this farm. Grandfather Dunn's old place, and here has followed his agricultural industries ever since. In 1904 he was married to Miss Ida Baker, who is a daughter of Ephraim and Anzetta (Cain) Baker. They were well known residents of Shelby county, where the father died in 1908, when aged seventy-one year's. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have one son, Kenneth. In his political views Mr. Higgins chooses to be independent and the only office he ever accepted was that of constable. He belongs to the Odd Fellows at Kirkwood, O.

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