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Charles Higgins

Note on identification

The death notice confirms that the Charles Higgins who served in the 91st died on 7 May 1903, and was 68 years old (14). The death certificate for that Charles Higgins adds that he died in Philadelphia Hospital, and went to the hospital from 158 Brown Street (16). It may also add that he was a tinsmith, but the fact that a question mark may follow the occupation leaves that uncertain (16). Unfortunately, I have not found a Charles Higgins at 158 Brown Street.

The 1900 census has two Charles Higgins of approximately the right age:

The occupation, and the fact that the Charles Higgins, publisher, was still living in Philadelphia in 1910, make very likely that the Charles Higgons who was a tinsmith is the Charles Higgins who served in the 91st.

The Charles Higgins, publisher, is present in these records (and see also the city directories transcribed below):

Another Charles Higgins served as a sergeant in Miller's Independent Light Artillery Pennsylvania Volunteers from September 1862 through November 1864. In 1890, he was living at 928 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1890 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, image 1392 of 2610 on Ancestry (accessed 23 March 2011)].

Before the war

He was born in January 1838 (22). He was 25 years old when he was enlisted (10, 14 [68 at death in 1903], 16 [68 at death in 1903], 20 [35 in 1870], 21 [47 in 1880], 22 [62 in 1900]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10, 20, 21).

When he enlisted, he was a tailor (10).

Description

He was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (10). He had a heavy scar on his left wrist (10).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 August 1861 (1, 10, 11, 15, 19). He was enrolled for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (10, 11). He served as a sergeant in company C (1).

He was appointed corporal on 21 September 1861 (7).

He was promoted to fourth sergeant on 22 December 1862 [?] (7, 8).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (13). He was then a sergeant (13).

On 8 August 1863, he was sent to the Division Hospital (5).

On 30 December 1863, Sinex reported that he was one of 38 men who had less than fifteen months to serve who were unwilling to reenlist (4). On 2 January 1864, he was transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, while those eligible were on veterans' leave (6).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia (1).

On 29 July 1864, he returned to duty from being absent wounded (12).

He mustered out near Petersburg, Virginia, on 20 September 1864 when his term expired (1, 9, 10, 11, 15, 19). He was then a sergeant (9, 19).

After the war

In 1867-68, he was a tinsmith, living at 6 Rowland's Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23).

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20, 23). He was living at 2 Lansing Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23). He was living with Eliza (presumably his wife), and with James Higgins (20). He was a tinsmith, and owned $150 in personal property (20, 23).

In 1877, he was a tinsmith, living at rear 417 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23).

In 1880, he was living at rear 329 St John Street, ward 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21, 23). He was living with his wife Jane E, and daughter Alice H (21). He was a tinsmith (21, 23).

In 1881, he was living at rear 329 St John Street, ward 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23). He was a tinsmith (23).

In 1882, he was living at 5 Porter's Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23). He was a tinsmith (23).

On 31 August 1883, his wife, Eliza, died (24). She died at, or was buried from, 329 St John Street, 11th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (24). She died of general tuberculosis (24). She was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (24).

In 1883-85, he was living at rear 329 St John, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23). He was a tinsmith (23).

He applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension on 24 March 1891 (3, 15).

In 1891, he was a tinsmith, living at 907 Noble Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23).

In 1897, he was a tinsmith, living at 257 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (23).

In 1900, he was living at 257 Second Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (22). He was a boarder, at Barley Sheaf Hotel (22, 23). He was a tinsmith (22) or lineman (23).

In 1901-1903, he was a tinsmith, living at Barley Sheaf Hotel (23).

He died in Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of nephritis, with myocarditis contributing, on 7 May 1903 (2, 14, 16, 19 [4 May 03]). He was received from 158 Brown Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was a tinsmith (16). He was widowed (16). The funeral was held on Monday at 441 North Sixth Street, Philadelphia (John A Franks' home) (14). He was buried in plot 362, Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 16, 19).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 Philadelphia National Cemetery, interment records (searched 2 November 2000)

3 Veterans' administration. Pension index, by name (Charles Higgins)

4 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 30 December 1863

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 August 1863 (Sergt Higgins)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 2 January 1864 (Higgins)

7 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 1, corporals (Chas Higgins)

8 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, sergeants (Charles Higgins)

9 company C, register of men discharged, number 27 (Charles Higgins)

10 company C, descriptive roll, entry 42 (Charles Higgins)

11 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 9 (Charles Higgins)

12 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 July 1864 (Sergt Higgins)

13 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Charles Higgins)

14 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 May 1903, page 15 (Charles Higgins)

15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Charles Higgins)

16 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 May 1903, #25278 [?? last digit especially unclear] (Charles Higgins)

17 [removed--wrong Charles Higgins]

18 [removed--wrong Charles Higgins]

19 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 9 March 2011) (Charles Higgins)

20 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, district 14, microfilm series M593, film 1390, page 310 verso = 118 handwritten (Charles Higgins)

21 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 11, first election division, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 187, microfilm series T9, film 1172, pages 398 = 2 B handwritten to 399 = 3 A handwritten (Charles Higgins)

22 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 6, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 111, microfilm series T623, film 1454, page 253 = 4 A handwritten (Charles Higgins)

23 various Philadelphia city directories

24 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, death certificate, Eliza Higgins, 31 August 1883

[I did not find an entry for him in HeritageQuest's indices to the 1910 or 1920 US censuses (accessed 18 March 2011)]

[I did not find an entry for him in FamilySearch's index to the 1910 US census (accessed 18 March 2011)]

[I did not find an entry for him in Footnote's index to the 1930 US census (accessed 18 March 2011)]

city directories

[I have highlighted the Charles who served in the 91st and the Charles who was a publisher and bookseller, based largely on occupation]
[Particularly in earlier years, I have not been able to identify the Charles who served in the 91st]



[1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 438; transcribed the three 'Charles' entries and selected others on 13 March 2011, from Footnote]

Higgins Charles carter, r 1106 Bedford
Higgins Charles laborer, 2413 Pine
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 627 N 12th
Higgins John tailor, 1210 Lemon
Higgins Solomon book store, 627 N 12th
Higgins Thomas tailor, 2 Grafton pl
[page 777--I think but am not confident this is from the same edition, because Footnote has several volumes intermixed] PERKINPINE & HIGGINS, (George Perkinpine & Charles W. Higgins,) booksellers & publishers, 56 N 4th


[1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 437; transcribed the three 'Charles' entries and selected others on 13 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Arthur, tailor, r 1018 Hunter
Higgins Charles, carpenter, Gilmore's court c Bedford
Higgins Charles, laborer, 2413 Pine
Higgins Charles W., bookseller, 56 N 4th, h 639 N 12th
Higgins John, tailor, 1511 Carlton
Higgins Philip, tailor, 1532 Cuthbert
Higgins Solomon Rev., 56 N 4th, h 639 N 12th
Higgins Thomas, tailor, 2 Grafton pl


[1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, pages 438-439; transcribed all 'Charles' and selected other entries on 13 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, salesman, 1740 Mt Vernon
Higgins Charles W., bookseller & publisher, 56 N 4th, h 627 N 12th
Higgins Charles, carpenter, r 1106 Bedford
Higgins John, tailor, 5 Peden's av
Higgins Philip, tailor, 1532 Cuthbert
Higgins Solomon, bookseller, 627 N 12th
Higgins Thomas, tailor, 841 Chestnut, 1705 Wood
Higgins Thomas, tailor, r 1018 Buttonwood


[1862 Biddle's and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, pages 298-299; transcribed all 'Charles' and selected other entries on 13 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Chas., carpenter, Gilmore's ct n Bedford
Higgins Charles, laborer, c Barnwell and South
Higgins Charles W., bookstore, 56 N 4th, h 627 N 12th
Higgins John, tailor, 2326 Meredith
Higgins Joshua, laborer, c Barnwell and South
Higgins Solomon, Rev. 627 N 12th


[1863 Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 349; transcribed on 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, carpenter, Gilmore ct, r 1123 S Bedford
Higgins Charles, clerk, 17th & Mt Vernon
Higgins C.W., publisher, 56 N 4th, h 627 N 12th
Higgins Solomon, Rev., bookseller, 56 N 4th, h 627 N 12th


[1864 Biddle and McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 332; transcribed on 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins C. W., publisher, 56 N 4th, h 627 N 12th
Higgins Solomon Rev., bookseller, 56 N 4th, h 627 N 11th


[1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 319]
Higgins Charles, U.S.N., r 2134 Spruce
Higgins C. W., publisher, 56 N 4th, h 627 N 12th
Higgins Solomon Rev., bookseller, 56 N 4th, h 627 N 11th


[1866 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 334; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, carpenter, 1216 Lindall
Higgins Charles, clerk, 203 Market, h 1714 Wood
Higgins C. W., publisher 56 N 4th, h 144 N 12th
Higgins Solomon Rev., bookseller, 56 N 4th, h 627 N 12th


[1867 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 636; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, carpenter, h 1218 Lyndall al
Higgins Charles, clerk, h 1714 Wood
Higgins Charles, laborer, h r 2134 Spruce
Higgins Charles, salesman, 1714 Wood
Higgins Charles, tinsmith, h 6 Rowland's ct
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 627 N 12th
Higgins Solomon (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 627 N 12th


[1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 775; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, carpenter, h 1218 Lyndall al
Higgins Charles, laborer, h 2134 Spruce
Higgins Charles, salesman, h 1714 Wood
Higgins Charles, tinsmith, h 6 Rowland's ct
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 627 N 12th


[1869 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, p.723; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, carpenter, h 1218 Lyndall's al
Higgins Charles, salesman, 619 Chestnut, h 1714 Wood
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 627 N 12th


[1870 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pp.738-739; transcribed all 'Charles' and selected other entries on 13 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, carpenter, h 1226 Fitzwater
Higgins Charles, salesman, 213 Market, h 1714 Wood
Higgins Charles, tinsmith, h 2 Lansing pl
Higgins Charles J., laborer, h 1226 Fitzwater
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 627 N 12th


[1875 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, pp.709-710; transcribed 18 March 2011 from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, blacksmith, h 137 Mechanic, Myk
Higgins Charles, bookkeeper, 363 Market, h 1219 Buttonwood
Higgins Charles, laborer, h S 34th n Gray's Ferry rd
Higgins Charles, salesman, h 1219 Buttonwood
Higgins Charles H., canvasser, h r 1237 Hope
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1877 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 686; transcribed 18 March 2011 from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, carpenter, h 731 N 23d
Higgins Charles, salesman, h 1506 S 17th
Higgins Charles, tinsmith, h r 417 South
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race



[1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, p.795; transcribed 18 March 2011 from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, blacksmith, h 137 Mechanic
Higgins Charles, tinsmith, h r 329 St John
Higgins Charles H., canvasser, h 1772 Alder
Higgins Charles S. & Co. (foreign), soap, 37 S Front
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, p.765; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, tinsmith, h r 329 St John
Higgins Charles, machinist, h 137 Mechanic
Higgins Charles F., mor drssr, h 925 E Adams
Higgins Charles H., canvasser, h 1772 Alder
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1882 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 728; transcribed 18 March 2011 from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, machinist, h 137 Mechanic
Higgins Charles, tinsmith, h 5 Porter's ct
Higgins Charles G., collector, h 2409 Catharine
Hggins Charles H., bottler, 1838 N 10th, h 2015 Warnock
Higgins Charles W. (Perkenpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1883 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 750; transcribed 18 March 2011 from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, driver, h 1626 Barker
Higgins Charles, machinist, h 137 Mechanic
Higgins Charles, tinsmith, h r 329 St John
Higgins Charles G., clerk, h 2409 Catharine
Higgins Charles H., bottler, 1838 N 10th, & liquors, 305 N 9th, h 2115 Warnock
Higgins Charles M., clerk, h 233 N 21st
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1884 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 748; transcribed 18 March 2011 from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, tinsmith, h r 329 St John
Higgins Charles G., clerk, h 2409 Catharine
Higgins Charles H., lager, 305 N 9th & bottler 1838 N 10th, h 2015 Warnock
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1885 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 825; transcribed 18 March 2011 from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, blksmth, h 137 Mechanic, Myk
Higgins Charles, laborer, h 1539 Philip
Higgins Charles, liquors, 1624 Gtn av
Higgins Charles, plumber, h 1238 Napa
Higgins Charles, tinsmith, h r 329 St John
Higgins Charles W. (Perkenpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1886 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 793; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
Higgins Charles, blacksmith, h 137 Mechanic
Higgins Charles, clerk, h 928 Hamilton
Higgins Charles, huckster, h r 2214 Cuthbert
Higgins Charles plumber, h 1238 Napa
Higgins Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1887 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 786; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Charles, clerk, h 928 Hamilton
" Charles, laborer, h 1933 Wilder
" Charles A., blacksmith, h 137 Mechanic, Myk
" Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1888 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 817; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Charles, finisher, h 1200 S Broad
" Charles C., coal, h 1217 Lombard
" Charles G. I., clerk, h 928 Hamilton
" Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1889 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 833; transcribed the 3 'Charles' entries on 10 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Charles, laborer, h 928 Hamilton
" Charles, laborer, h 708 Southerland
" Charles W., (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 861]
" [sc. Higgins] Charles, blacksmith, h Township Line rd n Mechanic, Roxb
" Charles, collector, h 928 Hamilton
" Charles, finisher, h 1245 S 21st
" Charles, plumber, h 2504 Ellsworth
" Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1891 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 852; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Charles, blacksmith. h Thomas Mill rd n Ridge av, Roxb
" Charles, fixer, h 2428 Oriana
" Charles, tailor, h 918 Wharton
" Charles, tailor, h 924 Wharton
" Charles, tinsmith, h 907 Noble
" Charles H., finisher, h 1245 S 21st
" Charles H., moulder, h 848 Moyer
" Charles I., salesman, h 928 Hamilton
" Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1892 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 876; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Charles, fixer, h 2423 Oriana
" Charles, laborer, h 413 [?] Barnewell
" Charles, salesman, h 314 New
" Charles, tailor, h 918 Wharton
" Charles H., moulder, h 1101 E Montg'y av
" Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1893 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 883; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Charles, blacksmith, h 1030 Callowhill
" Charles, blacksmith, h Thomas, Roxb
" Charles, laborer, h r 2527 Lombard
" Charles H., finisher, h 1838 S Carlisle
" Charles H., moulder, h 1101 E Montg'y av
" Charles J., fixer, h 2709 Macher
" Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1894 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 906; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Charles, blacksmith, h Thomas av n Ridge av
" Charles, laborer, h r 2527 Lombard
" Charles, tailor, h 918 Wharton
" Charles, upholsterer, h 914 Columbia av
" Charles F., fixer, h 2709 Mascher
" Charles H., finisher, h 1838 S Carlisle
" Charles H., moulder, h 1100 E Montg'y av
" Charles W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1895 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 851; transcribed the 8 'Charles' entries on 10 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Chas, laborer, h 832 Fernon
" Chas, laborer, h 4 2527 Lombard
" Chas, laborer, h 1142 S 26th
" Chas, moulder, h r 37 E Somerset
" Chas, upholsterer, h 2119 Ridge av
" Chas H., moulder, h 1101 E Montg'y av
" Chas H., polisher, h 1838 S Carlisle
" Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1896 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 888; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Chas, blacksmith, h Ridge av n Mechanic, Roxb
" Chas, clerk, h 1219 Buttonwood
" Chas, driver, h 2527 Lombard
" Chas, moulder, h 1115 E Montg'y av
" Chas, upholsterer, h 1557 N 11th
" Chas J., tailor, h 918 Wharton
" Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1897 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 906; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Chas (Faunce & Higgins), h 1115 E Montg'y av
" Chas, blacksmith, h Angora av n Ridge Av, Roxb
" Chas, laborer, h r 2527 Lombard
" Chas, tinsmith, h 257 N 2d
" Chas, upholsterer, h 1741 N 22d
" Chas A., manager, h 734 Huntingdon
" Chas H., moulder, h 1115 E Montg'y av
" Chas J., bartender, h 2722 Helen
" Chas J., tailor, h 918 Wharton
" Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1898 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 993; transcribed 18 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Chas, blacksmith, h Andorra av n Ridge av, Roxb
" Chas, finisher, h 1804 N 11h
" Chas, laborer, h 1142 S 26th
" Chas, upholsterer, h 1636 N 21st
" Chas, upholsterer, h 1944 N Van Pelt
" Chas A., bookkpr, h 734 Huntingdon
" Chas A., waiter, h 1243 S 17th
" Chas H., moulder, h 1115 E Montg'y av
" Chas H., Jr., clerk, h 1119 Harmer
" Chas J., bartender, h 4518 Laird
" Chas J., tailor, h 918 Wharton
" Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1899 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1035; transcribed the nine 'Charles' entries on 10 March 2011, from Footnote]
[I found no Higgins at 158 Brown, but a search in the OCR index turned up two entries: p.719 Finch Saml D P, gardener, h 158 Brown; p.788 Fullmer Jno cabinetmkr h 156 Brown]

" [sc. Higgins] Chas, blacksmith, h Andorra av n Ridge av, Roxb
" Chas, cabinetmkr, h 1430 S 19th
" Chas, foreman, h 1944 N Van Pelt
" Chas, moulder, h 1115 E Montg'y av
" Chas A., bookkpr, h 2538 N 8th
" Chas H., Jr., clerk, h 1237 Cabot
" Chas J., bartender, h 416 [sic] Laird
" Chas J., tailor, 714 Moore
" Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[1900 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1031; transcribed the eight Charles entries on 10 March 2011, from Footnote]
[I found nothing in the OCR index at 158 Brown]

Higgins Chas (Faunce & Higgins), h 1115 E Montg'y av
" Chas, lineman, h Barley Sheaf Hotel
" Chas, upholsterer, 723 N 42d
" Chas A., salesman, h 2538 N 8th
" Chas J., bartender, h 4516 Laird
" Chas J., tailor, h 714 Moore
" Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race
" Chas W., clerk, h 1214 S Markoe
[page 1797]
" [sc. Perkinpine] & Higgins (Geo Perkinpine & Chas W. Higgins), books, 914 Arch


[note the following adult Charles Higgins entries in Philadelphia in the 1900 census but not in the city directory]:
Charles Higgins, 2054 Huntingdon Street, salesman (cotton), born May 1877, PA, with parents Martin and [unknown] (ward 31, e.g. 793, page 9 = 9 A handwritten)
Charles Higgins, 604 [street apparently not named], born May 1878, DE, a fruit dealer (ward 4, enumeration district 73, page 137 = 12 A handwritten)
Charles Higgons, 152 Hermitage, mill, born Jan 1882 PA, with Anna (22), William (16), Charlotte (13), and Anna Brown (70) (ward 21, e.d. 457, page 155 = 6 [?] A handwritten)
Charles Higgans, 1430 S 19th St, house painter, born Sep 1869 PA (ward 36, e.d. 922, page 57 = 11 A handwritten)

[1901 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1144; transcribed twelve 'Charles' entries on 10 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc Higgins] Chas (Faunce & Higgins), h 1102 E Wilt
[page 778: Faunce & Higgins (Wm H. Faunce & Chas Higgins), stoves, 635 E Girard av]

[in the 1900 census, see Charles H Higgins, 1102 Wilt [?] Street, moulder [??] (stove), born Oct 1869, PA, with wife Eliza and children Howard and (ward 18, e.d. 350, page 40 = 3 A handwritten)]

" Chas, bartender, h 4324 Otter
[in the 1900 census, see Charles Higgins, 4313 [? street name apparently not given], bar tender, born Nov 1871, PA, with wife Mary and children Charles, Raymond, and Mary (ward 24, e.d. 573, page 303 = 10 A handwritten)]

" Chas, finisher, h 1729 Reed
[in the 1900 census, 1729 Reed Street is at ward 26, microfilm series T623, film 1468, s.d. 1, e.d. 632, page 225 = 6 B handwritten--but no Chas Higgins is living there; instead, it is Chas G (b. Mar 1866, compositor) and Clara B Weed (et al.), and Jos Mount (et al.)]

" Chas, janitor, h 2416 Montrose
[2416 Montrose is not present on ward 30, microfilm series T623, film 1472, s.d.1, e.d. 773, page 68 = 5 B, which skips from 2418 to 2414 Montrose; it is also not present at the end of e.d. 773]

" Chas, laborer, h 923 N Watts
[in the 1900 census, see Charles H Higgins, 923 N Watts [?] Street, clerk, born Sep 1877, PA, with mother Margaret (ward 20, e.d. 413, page 250 = 5 B handwritten)]

" Chas, salesman, h 2538 N 8th
[in the 1900 census, see Charles Higgins, 2538 N 8th St, a salesman (carpet), born Dec 1861, MD, with wife Mariah and children Charles E, Lulu A, and Herbert M (ward 19, e.d. 396, page 31 = 8 B handwritten)]

[see Charles E Higgins, 2538 N 8th St, born Dec 1886, MD, with parents Charles and Maria Higgins (ward 19, e.d. 396, page 31 = 8 B handwritten)]

" Chas, tinsmith, h Barley Sheaf Hotel
[page 148: '" [sc. Barley] Sheaf Hotel, 257 N 2d']

[in the 1900 census, see Charles Higgons, 257 [?] 2nd Street, tinsmith, born Jan 1838 PA [head is John Smith, hotel keeper] (ward 6, e.d. 111, page 253 = 4 A handwritten)]

" Chas, upholsterer, 723 N 42d
[in the 1900 census, see Charles Higgins, 723 N 42nd St, upholsterer born Aug 1871, PA, with wife Mary (26) (ward 24, e.d. 571, page 257 = 5 A handwritten)]

" Chas A., blacksmith, h 4090 Pechin, Roxb
[in the 1900 census, see A Charles Higgins, 4090 Pechin [?] St, blacksmith [illegible] work, born Aug 1861, PA, with wife Annie (40) and child Franes (11) (ward 21, e.d. 470, page 22 = 7 b handwritten)]

" Chas J., tailor, h 714 Moore
[in the 1900 census, see Charles Higgans, 714 Moore, tailor, born Aug 1868 PA, brother-in-law of William Taylor, (ward 1, e.d. 28, page 42 = 1 A handwritten)]

" Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race
[in the 1900 census, see Charles H Higgins, 1637 Race Street, born Dec 1836, PA, a publisher with wife Sallie (58 b. PA) and children Mable (27), Louise, F R Williamson (43), Charles H ( (24) (ward 10, enumeration district 184, page 77 = 8 B handwritten)]
[in the 1900 census, see also Charles Higgins, born May 1838, with spouse Sallie and children Mable and Louise (ward 10, e.d. 184, p.77=8B handwritten]

" Chas W., clerk, h 1214 S Markoe
[in the 1900 census, see Charles W Higgins, 1214 Markoe St, clerk machine shop, born July 1859, NJ, with wife Elizabeth (28) and child Merritt (11) (ward 40, e.d. 1011, page 239 A = 12 handwritten)]



[1902 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1112; transcribed twelve 'Charles' entries from Footnote on 11 March 2011]
[I found no Sallie/Sally, or Elizabeth, Higgins entries]

" [sc. Higgins] Chas (Faunce & Higgins), h 1113 Wilt
" Chas, clerk, h 923 N Watts
" Chas, tinsmith, h Barley Sheaf Hotel
" Chas, tinsmith, h 310 Noble
" Chas, upholsterer, 723 N 42d
" Chas, watchman, 714 Moore
" Chas A., blksmith, h 4090 Pechin [?], Roxb
" Chas A., salesman, h 2538 N 8th
" Chas E., finisher, h 1729 Reed
" Chas J., bartender, h 4324 Otter
" Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race
" Chas W. clerk, h 1226 S 46th


[1903 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 1168]
" [sc. Higgins] Chas (Faunce & Higgins), h 1113 E WIlt
" Chas, blksmith, h 431 Walnut La, Roxb
" Chas, clerk, h 1304 Cambridge
" Chas, machinist, h 532 N 12th
" Chas, salesman, h 2064 E York
" Chas, tailor, h 714 Moore
" Chas, tinsmith, h Barley Sheaf Hotel
" Chas, upholsterer, 723 N 42d
" Chas A., furniture, h 2538 N 8th
" Chas D., h 935 N Marshall
" Chas J., bartender, h 912 N Fallon
" Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race
" Chas W., clerk, h 1226 S 46th


[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1904, page 1152; transcribed 17 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Chas (Faunce & Higgins), h 1113 E Wilt
" Chas, engineer, h 17 S 32d
" Chas, laborer, h 431 Walnut la. Roxb
" Chas, upholsterer, 723 N 42d
" Chas A., salesman, h 2538 N 8th
" Chas H., clerk, h 1304 Cambridge
" Chas H., clerk, h 2848 Diamond
" Chas J., bartender, h 912 N Fallon
" Chas J., watchman, h 714 Moore
Higgins Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race


[Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, 1905, page 1174; transcribed 17 March 2011, from Footnote]
" [sc. Higgins] Chas (Faunce & Higgins), h 1113 E Wilt
" Chas, finisher, h 5127 Arch
" Chas, upholsterer, 5149 Haverford & 723 & h 723 N 42d
" Chas, watchman, h 714 Moore
" Chas A., blksmith, h 431 Walnut la, Roxb
" Chas A., bookkpr, h 2064 E York
" Chas A., salesman, h 2538 N 8th
" Chas H., clerk, h 1304 Cambridge
" Chas J., bartender, h 938 N Fallon
" Chas W. (Perkinpine & Higgins), h 1637 Race
" Chas W., clerk, h 1226 S 46th

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, district 14, microfilm series M593, film 1390, page 310 verso = 118 handwritten]
[identification is likely, based on the his occupation on the death certificate]
[that I have correctly matched this person and the Charles Higgins living at 2 Lansing Place is clear from the fact that the next household in the census is headed by John G Atkinson, house painter, and on page 163 of the 1871 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory 'Atkinson John G., painter, h 1 Lansing pl' is listed]
line343536
Dwelling-house number759  
Family number1107  
NameHiggins Charles" Eliza" James
Age353115
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationTin Smith Tinsmith
Real estate value   
Personal estate value$150  
BirthplacePennaPennaPenna
Father foreign born1  
Mother foreign born1  
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 11, first election division, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 187, microfilm series T9, film 1172, pages 398 = 2 B handwritten to 399 = 3 A handwritten]
[identification is likely, based on his occupation on the death certificate]
[I did not transcribe the four other families (14 people) living at rear 329 St John, headed by John Maloney laborer, Robert Batty tinsmith, George WIlson laborer, and Henryetta Hyneman keeping house]
line49501
street nameRear 329 St John St 
house number[329]  
dwelling visit #21 21
family visit #21 21
nameHiggins Charles- Jane EHiggins Alice H
colorWWW
sexMFF
age47403/12
month born if born in year  Mar
relationship wifeDaughter
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationTin SmithKeeping house 
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandMassPenna
mother's birthplaceIrelandDelawarePenna

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 6, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 111, microfilm series T623, film 1454, page 253 = 4 A handwritten]
[1901 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 148: '" [sc. Barley] Sheaf Hotel, 257 N 2d']
line18
streetSecond Street
house number[257]
dwelling number[27]
family number[51]
nameHiggins Charles
relationshipBoarder
colorW
sexM
birth dateJan 1838
age62
married?S [sic--but note that everyone on the page is listed as single]
# years married 
mother of how many children? 
# of children living 
birthplacePennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
immigration year 
# years in USA 
naturalized citizen? 
occupationTinsmith
# months not employed0
# months in school 
can readYes
can writeYes
speaks EnglishYes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house 
# of farm schedule 

death certificate, Eliza Higgins

[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, death certificates, Eliza Higgins, 31 August 1883]
[transcribed 18 March 2011, from FamilySearch]
[identification is likely; the address most closely matches the Charles Higgins tinsmith whom I believe is the Charles Higgins who served in the 91st--but see the note on the house number below]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Eliza Higgins
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 43
5. Married
6. Date of Death, August 31st 1883
7. Cause of Death, General Tuberculosis
Goeth [??] Boyd M.D.
Residence, Episcopal Hospital
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, Pennsylvania
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 11 ward
12. Street and Number, 329 St John St
[the first digit of the house number is very hard to read; one number is clearly written over another, and it could be either '3' or '8'--or possibly even '9']
13. Date of Burial, Sept 2nd 1883
14. Place of Burial, Odd Fellows Cem.
John H Francis [?] Undertaker
Residence, 441 Nth 6th St

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer 11 May 1903 page 15]
HIGGINS.--Seventh day, Fifth month, 1903. Charles Higgins, late a member of Ninety-first Regiment, P. V. I, aged 68 years. Relatives and friends of family are invited to attend funeral services, Monday, 2 o'clock, at residence of John A. Franks, 441 North Sixth. Interment private.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7 May 1903, #25278 [?? last digit especially unclear], Charles Higgins]
[thanks to Ed McLaughlin for finding this!]

25278 [??]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
Hospital Certificate.
1. Full Name of Deceased, Charles Higgins
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Married Widower
5. Age Years 68 Months [blank] Days [blank]
6. Date of Death, Year 1903 Month 5 Day 7
7. Cause of Death, Chief Nephritis
Contributing, Myocarditis
8. Place, or Street and Number from which Patient was received 158 Brown St
Arthur S. Koenig M.D.
Hospital Philadelphia

Undertaker's Certificate.
9. Occupation, Tin Smith [this is followed by a mark that looks like a question mark]
10. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
11. Birthplace of Father, Philad
12. Birthplace of Mother, [blank]
13. When a Minor, [blank]
14. Ward, wherein death occurred, 27th Philadelphia Hospital
15. Buried from, Street and No, 441 North 6th St
16. Date of Burial, May 11th 1903
17. Place of Burial, National Cemetery.
John A. Franks. Undertaker.
Residence, 441 North 6th Street

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 9 March 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
2139W
Philadelphia County
NAME HIGGINS, CHARLES
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH 5-4-03
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 8-24-61 9-20-64
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. C, 91st Pa. Inf.
RANK Sgt.
CEMETERY NAME National
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Philadelphia
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY LOT No. F Grave No. 362
HEADSTONE GOVERNMENT
INFORMATION GIVEN BY [blank]
DATE [blank]
REMARKS [blank]

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