Fisher Family Genealogy

HIGGS, Mary Elizabeth

Female 1844 - 1928  (83 years)


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  • Name HIGGS, Mary Elizabeth 
    Birth 6 Nov 1844  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    CENSUS 18 Sep 1850  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The Botts children must be Rufus' children by a first wife before Jane. The first wife must have died after 1841 given Polly Botts, age 9 years. Rufus married Jane circa 1850 after the death of her first husband Joseph Higgs who died sometime after 1846. The Higgs children are daughters of Jane and Joseph Higgs. Curiously missing from the list is Sarah J. Higgs who would have been about 3 years old in 1850.
    1850 US Census: McDonough Co., IL p 529
    1850 US Census: McDonough Co., IL p 529
    CENSUS 26 Jul 1860  Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The Botts girls are step-father Rufus' daughters from a prior marriage, step sisters to Mary E.
    • Attending school
    1860 US Census: Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO p 137
    1860 US Census: Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO p 137
    CENSUS 11 Aug 1870  Township 9 N Range 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Occupation: Keeping house
    1870 US Census: Township 9 N Range 6 W, Henderson Co., IL,  p 7
    1870 US Census: Township 9 N Range 6 W, Henderson Co., IL, p 7
    CENSUS 5 Jun 1880  Holland Township, Dickinson Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Occupation: keeping house
    1880 US Census: Holland Township, Dickinson Co., KS p 8
    1880 US Census: Holland Township, Dickinson Co., KS p 8
    EVENT Apr 1897  Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Mrs. Snelling seeks divorce 1897
    Mrs. Snelling seeks divorce 1897
    "Mrs. Mary Snelling has brought a suit for divorce against George F Snelling. She says they were married in Salina March 10, 1886, that her husband has abused her, called her hypocrite, liar and thief and that she cannot live with him. She wants a division of their property, consisting of a couple farms ete, also custody of their child."
    Mary Snelling files for divorce 1897
    Mary Snelling files for divorce 1897
    "Mrs. Mary Snelling, of Solomon unused to the ways of the law, visited our good-looking bachelor district clerk Thursday and asked for papers divorcing her from Geo. F. Snelling. Mr. Smith regretted that his powers did not extend that far and referred the applicant to an attorney. This morning suit was filed for her by C. S. Crawford in which Mrs. Snelling accuses her husband, to whom she was married at Salina in March, 1886, of extreme cruelty and with calling her "a liar, hypocrite and thief," his actions finally compelling her to leave him. The couple have one child, a daughter nine years old."
    EVENT 24 Sep 1897  Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mary Snelling ends divorce suit 1897
    Mary Snelling ends divorce suit 1897
    "This is a great country for married folks to quarrel and then make up. Mary Snelling who brought a divorce case against her husband wants to dismiss it." Mary did divorce George Snelling in 1909.
    CENSUS 16 Jun 1900  Holland Township, Dickinson Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 10 children, 8 living
      Can read and write
    1900 US Census: Holland Township, Dickinson Co., KS, sht 11B
    1900 US Census: Holland Township, Dickinson Co., KS, sht 11B
    EVENT Sep 1909  Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mary Snelling again files for divorce 1909
    Mary Snelling again files for divorce 1909
    "Three divorce cases were filed today. They are...Mary Snelling vs, George Snelling, gross neglect and extreme cruelty." By the time this article was published Mary's divorce had already been granted.
    EVENT 28 Sep 1909  Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Mary E. Snelling granted divorce 1909
    Mary E. Snelling granted divorce 1909
    "Mary E. Snelling was granted a divorce from Geo. F. Snelling. These people live near Carlton. The court between also divided the property between the plaintiff and defendant. In commenting on the case to the plaintiff Judge King warned here to beware lest the lawyers get it all."
    CENSUS 1910  Gypsum Township, Saline Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Living with son Chester Marion, next door to family of son Charles Oscar
      Shows married twice
      10 children, 7 living
      Can read and write
    1910 US Census: Gypsum Township, Saline Co., KS, p 5B
    1910 US Census: Gypsum Township, Saline Co., KS, p 5B
    CENSUS 1915  Saline Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Own home, free of mortgage
    1915 Kansas State Census: Saline Co., MO, p 16
    1915 Kansas State Census: Saline Co., MO, p 16
    CENSUS 24 Jan 1920  Gypsum Township, Saline Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Living with family of daughter Georgia and husband William Ritter
      Family of Mary's son Charles O. Stiefel living next door
      Listed as divorced
      Can read and write
      Occupation: farmer, general farm, owner/operator
      (later likely an error and refers instead to son Charles who is listed immediately following Mary
    1920 US Census: Gypsum Township, Saline Co., KS, p 5A
    1920 US Census: Gypsum Township, Saline Co., KS, p 5A
    CENSUS 1925  Saline Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Living with relatives Charles and Jessie Stiefel
      Can read and write
    1925 Kansas State Census: Saline Co., MO, p 2
    1925 Kansas State Census: Saline Co., MO, p 2
    Death 1928  Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 1928  Gypsum Valley Cemetery, Saline Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstone: Mary E. Stiefel
    Headstone: Mary E. Stiefel
    Stiefel monument
    Stiefel monument
    Person ID I789  Main
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2023 

    Father HIGGS, Jospeh   d. 26 Aug 1846 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother FISHER, Jane Iona,   b. 15 Jan 1818, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Oct 1906, Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Marriage Jan 1843 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 STIEFEL, John Charles,   b. 1836, W├╝rttemberg, GER Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1885 (Age 49 years) 
    Marriage 28 Feb 1867  Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Marriage record: Charles Stiefel and M. E. Higgs 1867
    Marriage record: Charles Stiefel and M. E. Higgs 1867
    "This certifies that I joined together on the 28th day of February 1867 Charles Stiefel and M. E. Higgs at the Residence of Rufus Botts...John S. Wiley JOP"
    Children 
     1. STIEFEL, Charles Oscar,   b. 1868, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. STIEFEL, Emma Georgia,   b. 1870, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. STIEFEL, Amanda,   b. 1874, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. STIEFEL, Cora Minnie,   b. 1876, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. STIEFEL, Chester Marion,   b. 1879, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2023 

    Family 2 SNELLING, George F. 
    Marriage 10 Mar 1886  Saline Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Addresses for George and Mary on marriage license appears to read Pliny P. O. Kansas but can't find any place with that or similar name.
    Marriage record: George F. Snelling and Mary E. Stiefel 1886
    Marriage record: George F. Snelling and Mary E. Stiefel 1886
    Attests that both are age 41 with no living spouses and therefore free to wed
    Marr License: George F. Snelling and Mary E. Stiefel 1886
    Marr License: George F. Snelling and Mary E. Stiefel 1886
    Children 
     1. SNELLING, Emma G.,   b. 1887  [Birth]
    Family ID F609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 6 Nov 1844 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 18 Sep 1850 - McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 26 Jul 1860 - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 28 Feb 1867 - Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 11 Aug 1870 - Township 9 N Range 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 5 Jun 1880 - Holland Township, Dickinson Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 10 Mar 1886 - Saline Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEVENT - Apr 1897 - Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEVENT - 24 Sep 1897 - Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 16 Jun 1900 - Holland Township, Dickinson Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEVENT - Sep 1909 - Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEVENT - 28 Sep 1909 - Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1910 - Gypsum Township, Saline Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1915 - Saline Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 24 Jan 1920 - Gypsum Township, Saline Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1925 - Saline Co., KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 1928 - Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1928 - Gypsum Valley Cemetery, Saline Co., KS Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S120] Census: 1850 U.S. - McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry,com), 18 Sep 1850, Roll: M432_116; Page: 266; Image: 376 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S602] 1850 US Census, Illinois , (Ancestry.com), 18 Sep 1850, McDonough Co., p 529 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S121] 1860 US Census, Missouri, (Ancestry,com), 26 Jul 1860, Salt River Township. p 137 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S600] 1870 US Census, Illinois , (Ancestry.com), 11 Aug 1870, Township 9 N Range 6 W, p 7 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S129] 1880 US Census, Kansas, (Ancestry,com), 5 Jun 1900, Holland Township, p 8 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S717] News articles: Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene KS, (Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene KS), 15 Apr 1897, p 3 (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S593] News articles: Abilene Weekly Chronicle, Abilene KS, (Abilene Weekly Chronicle, Abilene KS), 22 Apr 1897, p 2 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S717] News articles: Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene KS, (Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene KS), 24 Sep 1897, p 3 (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S664] 1900 US Census, Kansas, (Ancestry.com), 16 Jun 1900, Holland Township, p 11B (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S717] News articles: Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene KS, (Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene KS), 2 Aug 1909, p 4 (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S718] News articles: Abilene Daily Chronicle, Abilene KS , (Abilene Daily Chronicle, Abilene KS ), 28 Sep 1909, p 4 (Reliability: 2).

    12. [S663] 1910 US Census, Kansas, (Ancestry.com), 1910, Gypsum Township, p 5B (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S677] 1915 State Census, Kansas , (Ancestry.com), 1915, Saline Co., p 16 (Reliability: 2).

    14. [S615] 1920 US Census, Kansas , (Ancestry.com), 24 Jan 1920, Gypsum Township, p 5A (Reliability: 2).

    15. [S617] 1925 State Census, Kansas , (Ancestry.com), 1925, Saline Co., p 2 (Reliability: 2).

    16. [S365] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, (Ancestry.com), 19 Mar 1867, Knox Co., Vol. 1, p 197 (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S670] Kansas Marriage Records, 1811-1911, (Ancestry.com), 10 Mar 1886 (Reliability: 3).