Dixie Lee Henshaw

                                                        ┌── Adolphus Hinshaw
                                                        │    1890-1962 
                            ┌── Harold Wilson Hinshaw ──┤
                            │    1918-2010              │
                            │                           └── Lizzie Simmons
                            │                                1900-1985 
Dixie Lee Henshaw ──────────┤
B: 1940                     │                           ┌── Edward Frederick Simpson
                            │                           │
                            └── Velma Mae Simpson ──────┤
                                 1923-2014              │
                                                        └── Anna Mae Scull
M: Richard W. "Dick" Bigger

Dixie Lee Henshaw     [ID 17563] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 22 1940, Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois.1,2  

She married Richard W. "Dick" Bigger, Aug 24 1956, Biggsville, Henderson County, Illinois.1,3  Richard, son of Samuel Earl Bigger & Leota E. Dye, was born Mar 16 1937, Gladstone, Henderson County, Illinois.1,3,4  


Carol A. Bigger, born Jun 26 1957; married Tim W. Poncelow (children: Stephanie Poncelow, Dec 7 1976; David T. Poncelow, Sep 26 1986) [email: ].
Richard W. Bigger Jr., born Sep 16 1958 (children: Nick R. Bigger, Aug 16 1983; Tanner R. Bigger, Dec 3 1984).
Rick L. Bigger, born Jan 6 1963; married Denise Schultz (child: Amber L. Bigger, Aug 15 1988).

In 2006-2009 Dixie and Richard were living in Biggsville, Henderson County, Illinois.1,2  

Richard died Jul 30 2009, at his home, Biggsville, Henderson County, Illinois; age 72.3,4,5  

Richard's obituary was published in "The Hawk Eye" (Burlington, Iowa) on August 1, 2009.3  Richard's death was also noted in "The Register-Mail" (Galesburg, Illinois) on August 1, 2009:5

BIGGSVILLE - Richard W. "Dick" Bigger, 72, Biggsville, died Thursday (July 30, 2009) at home.  

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Biggsville Cemetery.  No visitation is planned.  A memorial fund is being established for Henderson County Humane Society.  Turnbull Funeral Home, Biggsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Social Security information for Richard W. "Dick" Bigger: 357-30-1534


  1. Contribution from Tim & Carol (Bigger) Poncelow.
  2. U.S. Public Records Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. Obituary of Richard Bigger; "The Hawk Eye" (Burlington, Iowa), Aug 1 2009;
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  5. Death of Richard Bigger; "The Register-Mail", Aug 1 2009;
    "Obituary Collection", http://www.ancestry.com.

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