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Higgs family history

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1570

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.


  • 1863-1975


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Open for public research.

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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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Custodial History

Donated by Susannah Broberg.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Susannah Broberg.


History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.a, 2020)

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; July 2023.

Higgs family history
Karen Glenn
2023 July 18
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States