William Biggs (1833 - 1903)

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Kings County, New York

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Constance Vanneta (Biggs) Myers

Constance Vanneta (Biggs) Myers

Gertrude Johanna Louise Werling-Biggs

Gertrude Johanna Louise Werling-Biggs

Gertrude Johanna Louise Werling-Biggs

Gertrude Johanna Louise Werling-Biggs

Gertrude Johanna (Werling) Biggs

Gertrude Johanna (Werling) Biggs

Gertrude Johanna (Werling) Biggs

Gertrude Johanna (Werling) Biggs

Gertrude Johanna (Werlling)  Biggs Confirmation

Gertrude Johanna (Werlling) Biggs Confirmation

James F Biggs

James F Biggs

Graham Alice Amelia Graham

Graham Alice Amelia Graham

Susie (Biggs) Earls Miles, Missouri

Susie (Biggs) Earls Miles, Missouri

James F Biggs, US Navy

James F Biggs, US Navy

James F Biggs

James F Biggs

Elihu C. & Eliza (Biggs) Mauldin, Texas 1880's

Elihu C. & Eliza (Biggs) Mauldin, Texas 1880's

Ferris Biggs, Scarsdale NY

Ferris Biggs, Scarsdale NY

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John & Serena Biggs BAKER Constance Vanneta (Biggs) Myers Gertrude Johanna Louise Werling-Biggs Gertrude Johanna Louise Werling-Biggs

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1833 - In the year that William Biggs was born, on April 18th, over 300 delegates from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland called on the office of the Prime Minister of Great Britain to demand the immediate abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire. Following this, slavery was abolished by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 - with exceptions provided for the East India Company, Ceylon, and Saint Helena.

1840 - He was just 7 years old when on February 6th, Māori chiefs and the British parliament signed the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty created a British governor of New Zealand and gave the Maori people the rights of British citizens.

1875 - He was 42 years old when the Bombay Stock Exchange - the first stock exchange in Asia - was established. It was called "The Native Share & Stock Brokers Association".

1896 - William was 63 years old when on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

1903 - In the year of William Biggs's passing, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

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William Biggs died on September 10, 1903 in New York at age 70. No cause of death has been listed for William. He was born around 1833. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships.

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