August 22, 2023

Higgins & Martin Wedding

Miss Catharine Higgins, daughter of Patrick Higgins, of Sandy Hook, Md., and James Martin, of Wheeling, were married Wednesday afternoon in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, Rev. Father Massey officiating. William Walsh, Leo Burns, Bernard […]
August 22, 2023

Catholics have a Beautiful Home (Church Upgrades)

Catholics Have a Beautiful Home. The congregation of St. Peter’s Catholic church at Harpers Ferry are much pleased with their church since it has been thoroughly improved on the interior, and which was re-opened Sunday week, […]
August 22, 2023

Catherine Higgins brought Home

The body of Mrs. Catherine Higgins, wife of Mr. Edward Higgins, was brought to her home at Harpers Ferry Sunday morning from Wooster, Ohio, where she died of typhoid fever while on a visit to her […]
August 22, 2023

William E. Geary; lost his life in France

The facts about the death of Sergeant Major William E. Geary, the Harpers Ferry boy who lost his life in battle June 25 in France have only recently been given to the family. At the time […]
August 21, 2023

Obituary: Catharine Higgins

Mrs. Catherine Higgins, wife of Edward Higgins, of Harper’s Ferry, died last week in Wooster, Ohio, where she had gone to visit her daughter, Mrs. Watts. Her death was caused by typhoid fever. Mrs. Higgins, who […]
August 21, 2023

Obituary: Michael Higgins

Died, at his home in Cumberland Wednesday, after a lingering illness Michael Higgins, a B. & O. R. R. employee. He was formerly a foreman of the Winchester branch and lived in Halltown. Surviving him are […]
August 21, 2023

Surprise Marriage of Emma Higgins

Surprise among her many friends was occasioned by the announcement of the marriage of Miss Emma J. Higgins, daughter of Mr. Edward Higgins, of Harper’s Ferry. She was married Thursday, August 27, to Mr. William S. […]
August 21, 2023

Patrick Higgins Obituary

Patrick Higgins, for many years a well-known character of the Harper’s Ferry neighborhood, died last Sunday at his home at Sandy Hook, in the 84th year of his age. Higgins was the first man to be […]
August 21, 2023

Exner–Higgins Marriage

Exner–Higgins. Mr. Lawrence Exner, of McKeesport, Pa., and Miss Mary Higgins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Higgins, were married on Tuesday evening last, in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, by Rev. Father Collins. The […]
August 21, 2023

Obituary: Patrick Higgins

Patrick Higgins of Sandy Hook vicinity died suddenly on Friday. Mr. Higgins was 82 years of age. He was the last of those who figured in the John Brown Raid at this place in 1859. Mr. […]
August 21, 2023

Edward Higgins Died At Harpers Ferry

MR. EDWARD HIGGINS DIES AT FERRY. Mr. Edward Higgins, an ex-Confederate veteran, of Harpers Ferry, who saw active service in the Stonewall Brigade in the early part of the war, and later in the cavalry, died […]
August 21, 2023

Owen Higgins, Captured Coat of Custer

Captured Coat of General Custer. Mr. Owen Higgins, of Baltimore, the man who captured the uniform of General Custer, the famous army officer and Indian-fighter, during the Civil War, and who took part in many daring […]
August 18, 2023

Marriage: Patrick Higgins & Mary Boyle

Patrick Higgins and Mary Boyle were married 14-Mar-1835 in Toomore, County Mayo by Rev. James Henry. Patrick is listed as bachelor and Mary as spinster. The marriage was witnessed by Patrick Muiry and Nanny Bradly. Another […]
August 18, 2023

Baptism: Andrew Higgins, Ireland

Andrew Higgins, baptized 23-Apr-1838 in LOUTH, County Louth, sponsored by Stephen Byrne and Elizabeth Matthews. Son of Pat Higgins and Mary Boyle. Address listed as Mullavally.
August 17, 2023

Huggins, McCormick, Kaldenback visit Walsh’s.

Miss Mary Huggins, of Harper’s Ferry, Miss Gussie McCorkmick, of Brunswick, Md., and Miss Mamie Kaldenback, of Washington, D. C., visited Mrs. Thomas B. Walsh at Bakerton the past week. Miss Mamie Kaldenback, of Washington, D. C., […]
August 7, 2023

Spirit of Jefferson Deaths, July 1885

DIED. At the residence of her half-brother, Mr. John H. Allstadt, in this county, on Wednesday, July 15th, 1885, Miss HANNAH HALL, at an advanced age. She had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church […]
December 5, 2020

1868 Marriages – Dunn, Murphy, etc

Marriages. On the 22d inst., by the Rev. D. H. Bittle, Mr. Jacob V. D. Poisal, of Berkeley county, to Miss Mary E. Kimes, of this place. In Winchester on Tuesday morning last, in the M. […]
December 5, 2020

Patrick Higgins Was Shot During Abolitionist Raid

Patrick Higgins, On Guard At Harpers Ferry Bridge, Was Shot By John Brown When The Abolitionists’ Raid Occurred. JUST as the roll of a drum quickens the step of the old soldiers and rekindles within them […]