Thank you very much! This has helped me a great deal. The part about the family being in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania intrigues me, because that's where my father was born and raised, and where his mother lived. Fred A. Higgins attended college to be a lawyer at Dickinson U. in Carlisle, PA. Apparently my grandmother met Mr. Higgins and had an affair, and my dad was born. He left the family, and may have moved back to Maine. (Or Massachusetts, according to the records.)
Again, thanks so much for your help, this is so much more than I have ever managed to uncover!