The Huggins Family
Family of Lucina Fuller Huggins of North Argyle (the Hook), NY
Top Row (L to R): Clara F. Huggins, Arthur Ira Huggins, and Nancy Huggins
Middle Row: (L to R): Mary Frances (Fuller) Riddell, Lucina J. (Fuller)
Huggins, and Margaret Ann Huggins
Bottom (L to R): Adah Margaret Huggins (with dog) and Mary Lucina (Mazie) Huggins.
photo is courtesy of Mrs. Ruth (Huggins) Ward of North Argyle, NY.
Lucina and Mary Frances Fuller were the daughters of Ira West Fuller and
Clarissa Buckley (Culver) Fuller of Cambridge, NY. Mary Frances (a school
teacher) was married to James Riddell of Greenwich, but at the time they
lived in Nevada (Mary Frances was visiting for Mazie's wedding). Lucina
(1851-1927) was a dressmaker and would go to different people's houses and
make clothing for the family, and then move on to another family. Her
husband, John W. Huggins (1843-1889), was a farmer who died prematurely from
pneumonia. After he died, Lucina was forced to sell off the farm and move
in with her sister-in-law Margaret Ann (1840-1908), where she raised her
five children. They lived on Huggins Road, off of County Rte. 45, on land
now owned by Bill and Pam Robertson. The farm homestead was at the top of
the hill, and Margaret Ann's house (later Archibald Skellie's) was at the
base close to the County road. Clara (1875-1958), the oldest of the Huggins
"kids," never married, was a governess in Glens Falls, and was known for her
paintings. Arthur (1883-1965) married Jennie Irwin of South Argyle, and
bought back the original farm, farming and raising a family there for many
years. Nancy (1876-1955) was married to Archibald Skellie of North Argyle.
Adah (1886-1964) grew up partly in Greenwich with relatives, became a nurse
and homemaker, and married Richard MacKenzie of Greenwich. Mazie
(1879-1961), also grew up partly in Greenwich, married Grant Tefft of
Greenwich, and, with Grant and their family, operated the Greenwich Journal
(in addition to raising a large family). The occasion for this photo was
Mazie and Grant's wedding. The Huggins family were very active members of
the North Argyle Presbyterian Church.
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