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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Edward Huckin

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905


EDWARD HUCKIN (deceased) was born in England, December 4, 1847, the son of Thomas and Eliza (HIGGINS) HUCKIN. Thomas Huckin was born at Bhampton, England, November 30, 1820, and on December 12, 1842, was married to Eliza Higgins, who was born June 23, 1821. They came to America in 1855, and were the parents of six children, of whom Edward was the third. Edward Huckin, the immediate subject of this sketch, was first married to Miss Anna COLMAN in 1868, who died three months after her marriage. On September 31, 1872, he married Mary Jane HAYES, daughter of William and Mary (BENNETT) HAYES, and two children were born of this union: Mary Jane (Mrs. William H. HILLER, of Ogden, Ill.) and Joseph H., who died in November, 1876, and on February 4, 1878, Mr. Huckin married his third wife, Caroline J. HAYES, born October 4, 1854, the daughter of Richard and Lizzie (PIERSON) HAYES, and a cousin of his second wife, Mary J. Hayes. Of his third marriage there were six children, namely: Margaret A., born February 1, 1879, and is now a sales-lady in one of the leading drygoods stores in Champaign; Roxie P., born January 26, 2881, and is a teacher in the public schools; Eliza A., born February 14, 1883, died September 26, 1896; Franklin R., born July 31, 1885, and is now engaged in teaching; Edward Ray, born May 10, 1888; and Richard P., born January 15, 1891. (Edward Ray and Richard P. are in school). Mr. Huckin died March 22, 1893, aged forty-six years.

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