Higgs family history
Scope and Contents
Photocopies of a file of 46 Higgs family history documents (120 leaves), including genealogy notes, pedigree charts, certificates, patriarchal blessings, clippings, temple records, and a talk B.T. Higgs gave to a group of college students at Brigham Young University in 1936. Family names in the records include Higgs, Hodges, Summers, Stowe, Reynolds, Kite, and Brazier. Dated 1863 to 1975.
- Higgs (Family : 1858- : Higgs, B.T. (Brigham Thomas), 1858-1939) (creator, Family)
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Biographical / Historical
Brigham Thomas Higgs, known as B.T. Higgs, was born to Thomas Higgs and Elizabeth Stowe on March 10, 1858, in Salt Lake City, Utah. B.T.’s father, Thomas Higgs, was Brigham Young’s private carpenter. Thomas was born in New York, his parents having immigrated there from England. Thomas taught his son, B.T., carpentry skills, which later enabled B.T. to teach woodworking at Brigham Young Academy for twenty years. He was then appointed as superintendent of custodians and experimented successfully with a system to employ students as janitors. B.T. married Susannah Summers on October 16, 1876, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they had six children. Susannah passed away in 1929, and B.T. passed away on July 12, 1939. Susannah was the daughter of Emma Hodges and George Summers, who were also residents of Utah.
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
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Donated by Susannah Broberg.
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Donated; Susannah Broberg.
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Processed; Karen Glenn; July 2023.
- Higgs family history
- Karen Glenn
- 2023 July 18
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