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W.H. Higgins

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 532

     who belongs to one of the old families of Shelby county and is a successful general fanner in Orange township, was born in the Russell settlement, in Turtle Creek township, and is a son of J. V. and Sarah Elizabeth (Dunn) Higgins. For many years the father was a prosperous farmer in this section and lived to the age of seventy-one years. The mother still survives and lives on her old homestead, now aged seventy-eight years.
     W. H. Higgins attended the township schools and then turned his attention to farming, which has been the family business. He worked for five years by the month and afterward rented farm land, living on the home place until five years after his marriage, when he moved into Washington township, Miami county, and lived there for one year. In 1903 he settled on his present farm of fifty acres, which lies seven miles south of Sidney, and here has successfully carried on farming and stock raising ever since. He is identified with none of the political parties, belonging to a very independent family, but nevertheless has frequently had township offices tendered him and has
served as road supervisor.
     Mr. Higgins married Miss Lula M. Moore, a daughter of Jacob Moore, an old resident of the county, and they have four children: Jessie, Floyd, Robert and Francis. Mr. Higgins is an Odd Fellow and belongs to the lower branch at Kirkwood and the Encampment at Sidney.

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