Pueblo County, Colorado
John Higgins

Contributed by Jean Griesan.

Higgins, John (arrived in Colorado in 1859)
February 20, 1929, Pueblo, Colorado (newspaper unknown).

John Higgins, centenarian, and for 70 years a resident of Pueblo County, died Tuesday night at a local hospital, due to shock resulting from a broken hip suffered Friday in a fall.

Higgins celebrated his 100th birthday May 16, 1928. He came to Rye from Brooklyn, New York, in 1859 and had been a rancher in that section until 5 years ago when he became an invalid due to a stroke of paralysis. Higgins attributed his long life to the absolute abstinence from tobacco and intoxicating liquor since he was a boy.

Extracted from "The Real Pioneers of Colorado," by Maria Davies McGrath, published in 1934 by The Denver Museum, retyped with added notes by Jane P. Ohl, in October 2001.

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