Higgs, William H., was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., August 26, 1851. His parents were natives of England and immigrated to this country at an early age and settled in Brooklyn. Mr. Higgs's first business experience was as a salesman in his father's leather goods house in New York city, where he remained until 1873, when they removed to Lockport, where he has since resided. The hardware firm of Rood & Higgs was established in 1875 and in 1878 was succeeded by Higgs & Staples, who have since conducted the business. He was married in May, 1877, to Eva, daughter of Rev. Asahel Staples of Lockport, and they have two children, Grace and William.
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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