Higgins, D. F., was born in Genesee county, N. Y., August 14, 1858, and removed to Erie county with his parents in 1866. In 1887 Mr. Higgins came to North Tonawanda, where he engaged in the hotel business, and in 1892 he became proprietor of the Archer House, one of the leading hotels of the county and which he conducts in first class style. In August, 1882, he married Margaret Kane and they have one son, William. Mr. Higgins's parents were Bernard and Ellen Higgins, who were natives of Ireland, but were married in America. Their children were John, Bernard, Daniel F., James, Arthur, Leticia, Ellen, Mary, Julia and one daughter who died in infancy. Mr. Higgins died at the age of eighty-six and his widow is still living at the age of eighty.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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