miss Mr. Biggin” was the title of an editorial in the Sharon Herald
recounting the passing of Ellsworth 0. Biggin,
April 7, 1959.
real pillar of First Methodist Church where he was a faithful member for
more than a half a century. He served many terms as a Trustee and
Treasurer of the Official Board and was often referred to as “the
watchdog of the treasury.”
Biggin was also a successful businessman having owned and operated
the J. D. Biggin & Sons Dairy for many
years. No one will ever know how many hundreds of bottles of free milk he
provided for needy children.
was recognized in the community by serving two terms on the City
Council; an honorary life member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board;
the oldest 50-year member of Lodge 250 F. and A. M.; and a member of
Sharon Rotary Club where he took an active part in the club’s work for
crippled children. He was also honored by being elected to the Board of
Directors of the
and Manufacturers National Bank in Sharon and as a result of his keen
insight into business and financial matters, made a real contribution to
the ten years of his retirement from active business and until last few
days of his life “E0” Biggin could be met
almost every day of the week in the Sharon General Hospital visiting
friends, acquaintances and other patients to cheer them up. Yes! Mr.
Biggin will missed by all who knew him, but he will always be
remembered as “kind old gentleman” who had nothing but good to say
150 Years of Methodism, The Story of the First Methodist Church,
Sharon, PA, compiled by Roscoe C. Wilson, 1959, pages 122-123.