Bar Harbor Times

May 14,  1919

GEORGE  P.  HIGGINS

George P. Higgins, a respected and esteemed resident of Bar Harbor, died early Sunday morning at his home at the corner of Cromwell Harbor road and Eagle Lake road.  Mr. Higgins, who was 69 years of age, has been in failing health for some time.  Mr. Higgins was born in Bar Harbor, as were his father and mother, and he lived here the greater part of his life.  The news of his death will be learned with deepest regret as he was one of the best liked men in town.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home and internment was at Ledgelawn Cemetery.

Mr. Higgins was the son of Stephen and Ann Maria Higgins, very prominent among the early residents.  In his early years he resided in The Field where he erected the house later purchased and occupied by the late Hon. J.P. Bass of Bangor, Columbia Cottage, and in which Mr. Higgins resided for a number of years.  Edgefield, now owned by Mrs. Goddard and the cottage now owned by Augustus Franzen.  Following the disposal of his property in The Field, Mr. Higgins removed to Seattle, but did not remain long in the West, returning to Bar Harbor and building on Eagle Lake Road.

He was twice married, his first wife being Julia Rocick, who died some 25 years ago.  He later married Mrs. Lilla Merrill, who survives him, with two sisters, Mrs. Jeanettee Bunker and Miss Mariam Higgins, both of Bar Harbor.  His only child, Freeman Higgins, died some three years ago.

George P. Higgins
BIRTH 1849
DEATH 1919 (aged 69–70)
BURIAL
Ledgelawn Cemetery
Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine,

wife 1;

Julia R. Higgins
BIRTH 1846
DEATH 1890 (aged 43–44)
BURIAL
Ledgelawn Cemetery
Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

wife 2;

Lilla V. Higgins
BIRTH 1859
DEATH 1939 (aged 79–80)
BURIAL
Ledgelawn Cemetery
Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

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