Frank W. Higgins
Governor of New York State 1905 - 1906

Born: August 18, 1856 in Rushford, Allegany County, New York
Died: February 12, 1907 in Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York
Buried: Mt. View Cemetery, Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York
Date of Visit: May 6, 2006

 

Gov. Higgins' tomb is at the top of the hill in Mountain View Cemetery, Olean, NY.
This was my first trip ever to Olean, NY, and I didn't know where the grave is, although I had an idea where the cemetery is. Using the internet, I found conflicting addresses. (One was the business office, and the other was the cemetery.) Using satellite images from Google Maps, I was able to make a pretty good guess where it is. It's on South Union Street (Route 16 south) just over the river.

When I got to the cemetery, I had no idea where the Governor is buried, so I said to myself, "Self, if you were the most powerful person ever to come out of Olean, where would you be buried?" I drove to the top of the hill, and lo and behold there was the family crypt. I took a bunch of pictures, and was on my way home.

 

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