Bar Harbor Times

November 26, 1924


Edwin H. Higgins Died Sunday Eve

Funeral Services Tuesday For Highly Respected Life-long Resident who Was 86 Years Old

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon for Edwin Harvey Higgins, who died Sunday evening.  Prayers were held at the home;  funeral services at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, where Rev. W.E. Patterson preached the funeral service, and Masonic committal services at the grave at Ledgelawn Cemetery.  There were many beautiful flowers.  The Episcopal Choir sang.  The bearers were all Past Masters of the Bar Harbor Lodge, F. & A. M., as was Mr. Higgins.  They were William Quimby, William Pierce, Edgar Trussell and Arthur W. Brown.

Mr. Higgins was the second oldest man in Bar Harbor.  He was born in Bar Harbor on July 21, 1839, the son of the late Asa and Mercy Higgins, and he was connected with another and distant branch of the Higgins family, for his mother was Mercy Higgins before her marriage.   Mr. Higgins married Miss Florence Higgins of Bar Harbor who died 30 years ago.  His second wife, who was Miss Adeline Ash, survives him, with the daughter by the first marriage,  Mrs. John Suminsby;  and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Lee Templeton.

Mr. Higgins has been actively identified with the life of the town, in business, politics and all sorts of community matters, and spent his whole  life here with the exception of his seafaring voyages.  He was for many years engaged in the carpenters and contractors business.   He built the David B. Ogden residence and many other fine houses.  He was a good citizen, worthy of the highest respect, a man devoted to his family and a loyal friend  and neighbor, one long to be mourned and greatly to be missed.

Edwin H. Higgins

BIRTH 1840

DEATH 1924 (aged 83–84)


Ledgelawn Cemetery

Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine


Adeline Higgins

BIRTH 1846

DEATH 1934 (aged 87–88)


Ledgelawn Cemetery

Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine,

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