Henry C. Biggs
Henry C. Biggs
Henrietta Creswell
William Snyder Biggs


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Mary Eva Hagen

William Snyder Biggs

  • Born: 9 Dec 1857, Philadelphia, PA
  • Marriage: Mary Eva Hagen on 28 Apr 1887 in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lacncaster City, PA.
  • Died: 18 Jan 1929, Lancaster City, PA. at age 71
  • Buried: 21 Jan 1929, Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Lancaster City, PA

bullet   Cause of his death was Influenza.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1880 Federal Census for Lancaster City, Pa. (ED#155, page 145A) records William S. Biggs as an Apprentice Plumber living with his parents, Henry and Henrietta Biggs, and siblings at 29 East Lemon Street.

The 1900 Federal Census for Lancaster, Pa. (ED#62, page 158A) records William S. (Dec 1857) and Eva M. (Aug 1864) Biggs with children Lulu (Oct 1887), Mary (Aug 1889), Francis (Oct 1894), and Amy (Dec 1895) living at 404 South Lime Street. Also in the household is the widower Jacob Beichler (Oct 1837 - Painter). This is the person with whom the Hagen girls (Francis, Emma, and Eva) were living in 1880 after their parents had passed away. William and Eva have been married 14 years with 5 children of which 4 are still living.

The 1910 Federal Census for Lancaster, Pa. (ED#63, visit 177, page 65B) records William (52) and Eva (45) Biggs with children Henrietta (22), Francis (16), and Amy E. (14) and sister-in-law Emma M. Hagen living at 27 East Orange. William and Eva have been married for 23 years and have had 4 children all of whom are still living. William has no employment, however, Eva, Henrietta, and Emma are dressmakers, at home.

The 1920 Federal Census for Lancaster, Pa. (ED#56, page 80A) taken in January 1920 records William S. (62) and Eva M. (52) Biggs with daughter Amy Biggs (24) living at 17 South Lime Street. Also in the household is Emma M. Hagen (54 - listed as sister to Eva). Also in the household are Clarence A. (27) and Francis (26) [Biggs] Trost, and grandchildren Richard (6 - PA/PA/PA), Bernard (5 - PA/PA/PA), and Louise (3 9/12 - PA/PA/PA) Walker. [It is not known who are the parents of the Walker children. See general notes on William's wife, Eva M. Hagen, for 1930 census facts where the grand daughter, Louise Walker, is living with her grand mother Biggs.]

From www.findagrave.com:
William S Biggs
Birth: 1858 - Death: 1929
Burial: Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA
Plot: Section J 67 Space 3
[Headstone records
1858 William S. 1929
1864 M. Eva 1938

bullet  Medical Notes:

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1944
Name: William S Biggs
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 71
Birth Date: 9 Dec 1857
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 18 Jan 1929
Death Place: Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Father Name: Henry Biggs
Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Henrietta Creswell
Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Spouse Name: Eva Hagen Biggs
Certificate Number: 8794
Informant: Mrs. Eva Biggs of Lancaster


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Plumber (1900).


William married Mary Eva Hagen, daughter of Henry Bascom Hagen and Mary Jane O'Donnel, on 28 Apr 1887 in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lacncaster City, PA. (Mary Eva Hagen was born in Aug 1864 in Martic Township, Lancaster PA, died on 12 Apr 1938 in Lancaster City, PA. and was buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Lancaster City, PA.) The cause of her death was Coronary Artery Disease.

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