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    William Higgins, M.D., retired physician and capitalist, Piqua. Dr. Higgins, a native of Pennsylvania, was born in Westmoreland Co. in 1818 his youth was spent on a farm, attending school during, winter, and later received the benefit of an academic course; he graduated from the National Medical College at Washington, D. C., in 1840, and commenced practice the same year at Carlisle, Coshocton Co., Ohio, where he continued until 1848, when he removed to Zimmerman, Greene Co.; here he remained, enjoying an extensive practice, until 1871, when he removed to Piqua, and retired from practice, having accumulated a respectable fortune; his time is now occupied in brokerage and looking after his real estate interests, which are quite extensive besides owning a number of valuable tracts in this vicinity, he has a fine farm of 500 acres in the Wabash Valley, near Terre Haute, and another near Marion, Ind. Dr. Higgins is emphatically a self-made man, having started in life with nothing, and worked his way up through many difficulties and embarrassing circumstances. He married Aug. 3, 1848, Miss Belle Williamson, of Fairfield, Greene Co., Ohio the fruits of this union have been three children-Julius, now a resident of Richmond, Ind., James, who died at the age of 24, and Willie, also deceased.

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