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Surnames: Higgins, Flanagan, Keyes, Vosburgh, Reid
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Hi. My great-great-grandfather's name was Maurice Higgins. Maurice was born in 1820 in
Kilfennane, City of Limerick, Ireland. Maurice married Kathryn Flanagan and the couple
emigrated to New York (I don't know when), but they lived in Hudson, NY, had 8
surviving children (among them Kathryn Frances, later Mrs. Edward Reid, Helena, Edward
Andrew, William Richard & Jane Agnes) and all the family passed away in Hudson between
1850-1880 and are buried in the Hudson City Cemetery. One son, Michael Francis (12/24/1854
- 10/15/1921) was my great-grandfather. He married Anne Josephine Keyes
Great-Grandpa Michael and Anne Higgins lived in Hudson, where Michael was a police
officer. I have 2 pictures of him in uniform from 1919 but no pictures of Anne, and
I'd love to find one. They had 2 girls named Catherine, who both died in infancy, 1
named Anna Josephine, and 3 boys: William Owen (who later married Sarah Veronica Siegars),
Maurice Jr. and Edward Lawrence, my grandfather (born 8/10/1892).
Edward Lawrence married Adeline Vosburgh on March 5, 1916 in New York. Edward and Adeline
had 3 children: my father Edward Michael (1916 - 1997), my Uncle Joseph Charles (1918 -
1966) and my Aunt Rita Adeline (1919 - now 85 and still living in Pennsylvania). My
father, Edward Michael Higgins, married Margaret Mary Canny in 1946 and they had 4
children: Edward Daniel, me, Ellen Margaret and Daniel John.
There's a lot more but this is getting really long so I'd better cut it! If
anybody out there has any connection to the above folks, I hope you'll email me.