|0. J. BIGGS.|
0. J. Biggs, proprietor of the
Moorcroft Billiard Hall and Barber Shop and also identified with the
live stock industry in Crook county, was born in Basco, Illinois, on
the 14th of June. 1888, and is a son of Frederick N. and Mary A. (Briard) Biggs, who in 1899 removed to Schuyler, Nebraska. where they
now reside. The father has devoted his life to farming and
0. J. Biggs, spending his youthful days under the parental roof, began his education in the public schools of Illinois, and following the removal of the family to Nebraska. there continued his studies. In 1907, at the age of nineteen years, he came to Wyoming and spent the first year in Gillette. In 1908 he removed to Moorcroft and purchased his present billiard hall, which he has since operated. The year following his arrival he filed on a homestead adjoining the town, which he proved up and still owns. He controls six hundred and forty acres of land in a body and operates this as a stock farm. His business affairs are carefully managed and his success is the direct outcome of close application and perseverance.
On the 16th of June, 1909, Mr. Biggs was united in marriage to Miss Hazel L. Reedy, of Gibbon, Nebraska, and to them have been born three children, of whom two are living, Eunice C. and Wilma B.
In his political views Mr Biggs is a democrat, having supported the party continuously since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. Fraternally he is connected with the Moorcroft Lodge. No. 23. K. P., and is a past chancellor of the order. He is actuated by a spirit of progressiveness in all that he does and Moor-croft finds in him a stanch supporter of its best interests. He is one of its representative citizens and works untiringly for all that has to do with the public welfare.