WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
DR. SILAS GARDNER HIGGINS
(second doctor in St. George)
BIOGRAPHYDr. Silas G. Higgins was the second doctor in St. George.
Dr. Higgins was a polygamist, living the principles of his religion. As a result, in 1888 he was fined $300.00 and served six months in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary.
WCHS-01927 Dr. Silas G. Higgins in his carriage
WCHS-01379 Dr. Silas Gardner Higgins and his two wives
Photos of members of the Silas G. Higgins family
Other WCHS photos:
WCHS-01431 Photo of Clara Jane Riding Higgins and four of her children
REFERENCES"Life sketch of Dr. Silas Gardner Higgins"
by Mary A. Miller and Albert E. Miller
Book prepared for the Daughters of Utah Pioneers - Foster Camp.
Douglas D. Alder and Karl F. Brooks,
" A History of Washington County From Isolation to Destination".
Ancestry.com entry for Dr. Silas Gardner Gardner
Find-A-Grave entry for Dr. Silas Gardner Higgins
Find-A-Grave entry for Nancy Louisa Clark Higgins
Find-A-Grave entry for Clara Jane Riding Higgins
Transcription of a hand-written letter from Silas G. Higgins to his wife, Nancy Louisa Higgins
written from the Utah Territorial Penitentiary on May 12, 1888.
Transcription of a hand-written letter from Silas G. Higgins to Mrs. J. W. Crosby Junior
written from the Utah Territorial Penitentiary on July 21, 1888.