Higgins, Samuel Kingsley
The following data is extracted from Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925.
SAMUEL KINGSLEY HIGGINS, stock and bond broker in Springfield, Massachusetts, until his death, November 26, 1923, was born in Galesburg, Illinois, March 4, 1863, the son of Samuel K and Harriet M. Kingsley Higgins. His father was in the retail dry goods business. Samuel K. Higgins attended the public schools at Galesburg, and was graduated from Knox College. Having obtained a practical business education he became a travelling salesman for the cigar department of Thurber, Wyland Company, of New York City, where he continued for several years. He was next with the McClure Publishing Company, still later with "Judge" as manager of the circulation department. He, however, found the stock and bond business more attractive, and established the firm of S. K Higgins & Company in Springfield, where he continued to the day of his death. Mr. Higgins was a member of the Masonic fraternity in Galesburg of the United Workmen of the World, and of the Congregational Church.
He married, February 12, I901, in New York City, Mollie B. Walsh, daughter of William T. and Margaret E. (Bishop) Walsh. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins are the parents of Mollie B., Margaret E., Ruth L, and Dorothy K Mr. Higgins, by a former marriage, was the father of Samuel K., Jr., Harold H., Harriet M. and Lillian B., now Mrs. E. J. Enock.
Source: Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925