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  • Unknown BIGGINS had the following children, not in birth order:
    • Charles BIGGINS
    • Anna BIGGINS who married Dennis KELLY
    • (daughter - first name unknown) BIGGINS
    •     Owen Biggins  b: May 01, 1830 in County CAVAN, Ireland d: December 10, 1892 (probably Springfield, Clark County, Ohio) Owen Biggins emigrated from County Cavan, Ireland to New Orleans about 1849. Obituary in 1892 says that Owen was survived by two sisters. Owen married Catherine McGivney b: 1834  County CAVAN m: Aft. 1849  d: March 11, 1899 in maybe 25 Jan 1899  Emigrated from County Cavan, Ireland to New York, NY about 1844. She worked in New York for six years to pay passage for her two sisters and one brother to come from Ireland to America. GAS note in 1984; lastname listed as McViving on Anna (child's) death cert, but all other family records indicate McGivney.
          Owen and Catherine (McGivney) Biggins lived at 38 East Madison. Owen gave the house at 40 East Madison, Springfield, Ohio as a wedding present to his daughter Anna Elizabeth (BIGGINS) Odenbaugh and her husband Harry. 


  • 1860 Illinois Census

    Name State County Location Page Year
    BIGGINS, Owen IL WILL CO. DU PAGE 208 1860
    BIGGINS, Patrick IL WILL CO. DU PAGE 219 1860
  • 1870 Census
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      Biggins family is about half way down the page

      Name: Owen Biggins
      Age in 1870: 35
      Estimated Birth Year: 1834
      Birthplace: Ireland
      Home in 1870: Springfield, Clark, Ohio
      Race: White
      Post Office: Springfield
      Roll: M593_1180
      Page: 333
      Image: 668


  • 1880 Census
    • Name: Owen BIGGINS Age: 43 Estimated birth year: <1837> Birthplace: IRE Occupation: Gas Fitter Home in 1880: Springfield, Clark, Ohio Father's birthplace: IRE Mother's birthplace: IRE  Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Springfield, Clark, Ohio; Roll: T9_999; Family History Film: 1254999; Page: 433B; Enumeration District: 51; Image: 0731.


Springfield, Ohio Directories, 1890-94

Name Business Name Occupation Location City State Year
Owen Biggins City Water Works foreman street service north end Water Works Avenue Springfield OH 1890, 1891
Owen Biggins Springfield Water Works foreman street service north end Park Avenue Springfield OH 1892, 1893


Bunny notes to next divider: Owen BIGGINS' sister: ANNA ( BIGGINS) KELLY (MRS. DENNIS) BORN about 1818

Springfield Gazette, MAY 16 1907 "ANNA KELLY IN SPRINGFIELD, OHIO MAY 15, 1907 , at 122 E. COLUMBIA ST., AGE 89, Funeral services Friday morning at St. Raphael's Church, Internment at Calvary Cemetery."

The will of OF MARY BIGGINS in 1944 indicates that Charles BIGGINS born about 1828 would have been Owen BIGGINS's brother.

Also in Springfield, Ohio, was Patrick BIGGINS born about 1825 who named one of his daughters Rose Ann BIGGINS.

Line 5-8 House-Madison Ave
Owen, Gas fitter He and parents born Ireland
Kate she and parents born Ireland

From a 1892 clipping "HE (Owen BIGGINS) HELPED BUILD THE GAS WORKS of this city, Springfield and was employed by that corporation for 20 years, He built the Gas Works at Hamilton, Ohio. When the Water Works of this city, Springfield, was built he assumed charge of the Pipe Works and construction which position he held until the time of his death."

Listed in 1860 Census for Springfield, Clark County 
BUT HERE IN 1860 CENSUS. DIRECTORY 1868,69,71,72,73. 112 E. WASHINGTON

2  Thomas Biggins  b:1858 in Springfield, Ohio d: July 08, 1904 in Dayton, OH   + Margaret CHAIN      
.... 3  Mary Biggins 
.... 3  Gertie Catherine Biggins 
.... 3  William Owen Biggins 
.... 3  Thomas Edward Biggins 
.... 3  Helen Francis Biggins 
. 2  James Biggins  b: 1859 in Died Young
.  Anna Elizabeth BIGGINS b: February 07, 1860 in Springfield, Ohio   d: August 26, 1937 in Springfield, Ohio  + Harry (Henry)  Eugene ODENBAUGH  b: June 19, 1861 in Wellsburg, VA, now W. VA  married December 31, 1882 in Springfield, OH  d: December 22, 1950   Father: Franklin ODENBAUGH   Mother: Mary Margaret White Owen gave the house at 40 East Madison, Springfield, Ohio as a wedding present to his daughter Anna Elizabeth BIGGINS Odenbaugh and her husband Harry. The house never had a mortgage and Anna and Harry they lived there for the rest of their lives. Anna's parents lived next door at 38 Madison. 

.... 3  Madeline (Maude) Odenbaugh  b: June 09, 1884 in Springfield, Ohio    d: December 20, 1939 in Springfield, Ohio .......  +William E. Kinderman      
....... 4  Dorothy Virginia Kinderman  b: October 12, 1903 m. Kenneth Wingate          
....... 4  Wilmuth Ester Kinderman  b: April 25, 1906 m. Eugene Cutshall        
....... 4  Richard M. Kinderman  b: 1927 m. Mary        
....3  Ellen (Nell) or Helen E. Odenbaugh  b: February 1886  d: 1909   +Carl E. Glenn         
....... 4  Helen Louise Glenn  b: 1906 ..........  +[1] Ralph Hoover      
.... 3  Rosalind Elizabeth ODENBAUGH  b: September 15, 1888 in Springfield, Ohio    d: December 26, 1962 in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio .......  +Charles Raphael MALOWNEY Sr.  b: October 01, 1882 in Springfield, Ohio  m: April 07, 1910 in St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Springfield, Ohio  d: June 24, 1923 in St. Bernard Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio    Father: Isaac MALOWNEY  Mother: Anna Elizabeth MURPHY... Webmaster's ancestors
. 2  John (Jack) Biggins  b: March 07, 1862    d: March 29, 1911 in St. Bernard Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio
. 2  Mary Biggins  b: February 07, 1864 in Springfield, OH  d: July 19, 1927
....  +Frederick Alfred Hook    m: January 25, 1883 in Springfield, OH     
.... 3  Mary Hook 
.... 3  Kathyrn Hook 
.... 3  Owen Hook 
.... 3  Magalena Hook 
.... 3  Ray or Roy Hook 
.... 3  Frederick Hook 
.... 3  Anna Hook 
.... 3  John D. Hook 
.... 3  Wilber Henry Hook 
.... 3  Helen Hook 
.... 3  Eugene Hook 
.... 3  Edward Hook 
.... 3  Alphonse Charles Hook 
.... 3  Ruth Hook 
. 2  Owen J. Biggins  b: June 27, 1868    d: May 28, 1880
. 2  Katie Biggins  b: December 25, 1871    d: April 21, 1874
. 2  Patrick Biggins  b: March 17, 1886

Source of BIGGINS/HOOK info above was Early Clark County Families, Vol. VI published by Clark County Historical Society


Results of Your Search:
Name Key Year Source Book Page Relevant County
Biggins, Annie  fc  1880  Cen      Springfield Ward 2  Ck 
Biggins, Bessie A. Mrs.  1977  CemRec  Cem#  402  age--- B:------  Mi 
Biggins, Catharine  fc  1880  Cen      Springfield Ward 7  Ck 
Biggins, Charles  1852  Marr      Crossen, Mary  Ck 
Biggins, Owen  fc  1880  Cen      Springfield Ward 8  Ck 
Biggins, Rosanna  1858  Marr      McKnight, Richard  Ck 
Name Key Year Source Book Page Relevant County

England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1900  
Biggins, Owen
  Year: 1879 Quarter: March
  Record Type: Marriages Volume: 10a
  District: Chester le Street Page: 485