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Marriages and Children of
Bertha May Rossnagel
1853 - 1924

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Marriage 1 Birth Death Notes
William H Hardy Sep 4, 1834 Sep 3, 1878 Estimated marriage around 1866 or 1867
 
Children Birth Death Notes
Louise Hardy Feb 2 or 5, 1868 Dec 3, 1947, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH Married James B Stowe and Jacob Hale
Charles H Hardy Jan 20, 1871, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH Mar 26, 1923, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH Buried at Green Lawn, Section M, Lot 4, Grave 9
Bertha (Bertie) May Hardy Apr 5, 1874, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH Apr 30, 1952
Columbus, Ohio
See obituary below
Buried at Green Lawn, Section M, Lot 4, Grave 10
Leo Richard Hardy Aug 19, 1877, Franklin Co., OH Feb 4, 1906 Buried at Green Lawn under last name Higgins. Section M, Lot 4, Grave 5
 
Marriage 2 Birth Death Notes
Richard S. Higgins Jun 30, 1843 Jun 10, 1921,
Buried (ashes) at Green Lawn; Section M, Lot 4, Grave 8. (Death certificate: Franklin County Volume #3603, Certificate #32793)
Married btwn. 1879 - 1880
Son of Clark Higgins
 
 
Children Birth Death Notes
Annie Belle Higgins Aug 11,1881 Nov 29, 1943, Los Angeles, Los Angels Co., CA Buried (ashes) at Green Lawn, Section M, Lot 4, Grave 11
Married ?--Chiarappa
Goldie Pearl Higgins Apr 1, 1884 Nov 10, 1902 Buried at Green Lawn, Section M, Lot 4, Grave 4
Harry (Henry) Thorpe Higgins Sep 27, 1886 Jan 18, 1930 Buried at Green Lawn
Lewis Sells Higgins May 10, 1892
Columbus, OH
Feb 17, 1984
Columbus, Ohio

Buried at Green Lawn See obituary below

- Marriage 1 - Grayce N Dunfee - b. Sep 27, 1893, dau of Oney Dunfee; d. Dec 29, 1913, buried at Green Lawn. Section M, Lot 4, Grave 6
- Marriage 2 - Mildred B. McVey - b. Mar 14, 1894 dau of Frances C. McVay and Harriet--(?)); d. Aug 16, 1924, buried at Green Lawn
- Marriage 3 Thelma M --(?)  - b. Nov 7, 1898; d. Oct 25, 1982, Upper Arlington, Franklin Co., OH, SS# 278-62-0982, buried at Green Lawn
 
1870 Census showing Bertha and daughter Louisa Hardy (age 2) living with Henry Rossnagle (spelt Rosnagle)
1870 U. S. Census, Third Ward Columbus, Franklin County Ohio
Name   Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place
Rosnagle Henry W M 52 Toy store Wurtenburg
  Dora W F 46 Keeping home Hanover
  Bettie W F 21 at home Ohio
  Charlotta W F 19 at home Ohio
  Emma W F 12 at school Ohio
Hardy Louisa W F 2   Ohio
1880 Census for Dora Rossnagle (spelt Rossnagel) showing Louisa at age 12 living with them
1880 U. S. Census, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
Name   Race Gender Age .Relation Yrs
Marr
Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Rossnagel Dora W F 57   Wd Keeping notion store Hanover Hanover Hanover
  Emma W F 22 daughter   Keeping house Ohio Wurtemburg "   "
Hardy Louise W F 12 grandchild   at school Ohio Ohio Ohio
1880 Census for Richard Higgins married to Bertha May Rossnagle Hardy and her
            children with William H. Hardy - Charles, Bertha and Leo
1880 U. S. Census, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio  (East Rich St.)
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Higgins Richard   W M 37 Showman Ohio    
  Birtha wife W F 29 Housewife Ohio Germany Germany
Hardy Charly son W M 9   Ohio Ohio Ohio
Hardy Birtie daughter W F 7   Ohio Ohio Ohio
  Leo son W M 3   Ohio Ohio Ohio

Ohio Soldiers & Sailors Home
http://www.gcpl.lib.oh.us/ossoapps_search3.asp?ID=1614

Reference Number: 1469
Child's Name: Higgins, Henry Thorp
Child's Residence: 1210 Hunter Street, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
Child's Birthdate: 27 Sep 1886
Child's Birthplace: Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
Father's Name: Richard S. Higgins
Father's Residence: Ohio Soldiers Home, Sandusky, Erie Co., OH
Father's Death Date:  
Location Father's Death:  
Father's Cause of Death:  
Mother's Name Bertha Higgins
Mother's Residence: 1210 Hunter Street, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
Mother's Death Date: Alive at time of application
Location Mother's Death:  
Mother's Cause of Death:  
Father's Occupation: Auctioneer
Father's Military Service: A 18th U. S. Infantry, Company
Father's Disability: Hernia, catarrh, rheumatism
Pension Information: Father/application pending
Father's Military Discharge: Yes, date unknown
Child's Custody / Guardian: Mother
OSSO Application Date: 01 Apr 1896
Other Notes: Four other children at home with mother.
1900 Census for Richard Higgins (Richard G. in census)
1900 U. S. Census, Montgomery Township, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio
Name   Relation Race Gen Birth
Month
Birth
Year
Age Yrs
Marr.
# Child #Child
living
Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Higgins Richard Head W M Jun 1843 56 20     Ticket Agent Ohio Ohio Ohio
  Bertha Wife W F Jun 1853 46 20 8 8   Ohio Germ Germ
  Annie B Daughter W F Aug 1881 18       Domestic Ohio Ohio Ohio
  Goldie Son W F Apr 1884 16       Domestic Ohio Ohio Ohio
  Leo Son W M Aug 1878 22       Showman Ohio Ohio Ohio
  Henry T Son W M Sep 1886 14       At School Ohio Ohio Ohio
  Louis S. Son W M May 1892 8       At School Ohio Ohio Ohio
3 additional boarders listed
1910 Census for Richard S. Higgins shown living on his own
1910 U. S. Census, Perkins Township, Erie County,  Ohio
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Yrs
Marr.
# Child #Child
living
Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Powers George Head W M 68 44       OH VT KY
Owens Suzette Mother W F 78   1 1   KY MD KY
Higgins Richard S Boarder W M 67 30     Show Agent OH MD OH
1910 Census for Bertha May Higgins no longer living with Richard S. Higgins
1910 U. S. Census, Ward 6, Franklin County, Columbus City, Ohio
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Yrs
Marr.
# Child #Child
living
Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Higgins Bertha A. Head W F 56 30 8 6 Keeper
Boarding house
Ohio Germ Germ
  Anna B. Daughter W F 26       Feeder printing office Ohio Ohio Ohio
  Henry T. Son W M 23 6     Presser Ohio Ohio Ohio
  Louis S. Son W M 17 M     Bookkeeper Ohio Ohio Ohio
  Grace Daughter
In-law
W F 16 M     Clerk Ohio Ohio Ohio
    Lodger W M 21 M            
1920 U. S. Census, Precinct E, Franklin County, Columbus City, Ohio
Bertha May Higgins living on her own - See Census
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Marr? Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Higgins Bertha Head W F 65 M   Ohio Germ Germ
Grave marker for  Bertha May Rossnagel Higgins. Photo taken by Brent Nimmo - Find A Grave Contributor.

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Grave marker for Richard S Higgins. Photo taken by Brent Nimmo - Find A Grave Contributor.

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Lewis Sells Higgins and Grayce N Dunfee
  1909-1910 - Lewis marries Grayce N Dunfee b. Sep 27, 1893, dau of Oney Dunfee; d. Dec 29, 1913, Columbus, OH.
  1910 - 1910 census shows Lewis and Grayce living with Lewis's mother Bertha May Higgins (see census above)
 
1913 - Grayce dies Dec 29, 1913 and is buried at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

 
Grave marker for Grayce N Dunfee Higgins. Photo taken by Brent Nimmo - Find A Grave Contributor.

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Lewis Sells Higgins and Mildred B. McVey
 
WWI Registration Card for Lewis Sells Higgins

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1920 U. S. Census, Marion, Franklin County, Ohio    See Census
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Marr? Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Higgins Lewis S Head W M 27 M Manager / ? OH OH OH
  Mildred Wife W F 25 M none OH OH IN
  Frances Son W M 2 3/12     OH OH OH
Lewis Sells Higgins and Thelma M --(?)
 
1930 U. S. Census, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio    See Census
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Age
1st
Marr
Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Higgins Lewis S Head W M 37 23 Credit Manager / Sheet metal factory OH OH OH
  Thelma M Wife W F 37 24 none OH OH OH
 
1930 U. S. Census, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
Son Frances living with grandfather   
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Name   Relation Race Gender Age Age
1st
Marr
Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
McVey Frances C Head W M 68 Wd None OH OH OH
Higgins Frances C Grandson W F 13     OH OH OH
 
Obituary for Lewis S. Higgins

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Grave marker for Lewis Sells Higgins and wife Thelma M taken at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH on Nov 1, 2008 by Traci Hurlbut a volunteer at Find A Grave.

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  Francis C. Higgins - b. Apr 13, 1917, OH; d. Sep 3, 2000, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, SS# 300-01-4584; m. Phyllis Marie Florio (daughter of (?)--Florio and (?)--Marcella) (b. Feb 22, 1916; d. Nov 18, 1998, Hilliard, Franklin Co., OH, SS# 274-10-2295
 
Francis C. Higgins and Phyllis Marie Florio
   
  Robert L Higgins
   
  Patricia Higgins - b.
 
Patricia Higgins and Patrick L Kavanaugh
   
  Michael P Kavanaugh - b. Jul 21, 1960
  Sean C Kavanaugh b. Nov 8, 1963- m. Lisa Joy
  Kevin Kavanaugh
   
   
 
Death notice for daughter Bertha "Bertie" May Hardy Bloor

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Obituary for daughter Bertha "Bertie" May Hardy Bloor

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WWI Registration Card for Harry Thorpe Higgins    
   
 
 
November 01, 2008