William Biggs (1850 - 1888)

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Birth

Death


Geelong, Australia

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Last Known Residence

Geelong, Australia

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Family

Father: William Biggs
Mother: Hannah Priscilla Bright Biggs

Education

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Gender

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Timeline

1850 - In the year that William Biggs was born, on March 7th, Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts delivered the "Seventh of March" speech. Trying to avoid a civil war, he endorsed "slave states" and "free states" and the Fugitive Slave Law, which directed federal officials to "recapture and return runaway slaves".

1854 - William was merely 4 years old when on May 30th, the Kansas–Nebraska Act became law. The act created both the Kansas Territory and the Nebraska Territory, which would determine for themselves if they would be pro-slavery or free. Both territories allowed slavery but it caused contention within the territories.

1872 - He was 22 years old when on March 1st, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S. and perhaps the world's first national park. Established by Congress and signed into law by President Grant, Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular areas in the U.S., filled with natural wonders and wildlife.

1887 - William was 37 years old when on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

1888 - In the year of William Biggs's passing, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

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Obituary

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William Biggs died in 1888 in Geelong, Australia at age 38. No cause of death has been entered. He was born in 1850. He was born to William Biggs and Hannah Priscilla Bright Biggs, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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