Born: March 27, 1830, St. George (near Burlington), Vermont.
Died: December 13, 1889.
Buried: Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Son of state legislator Lewis Higbee and Sarah Baker Higbee, Elnathan was educated at the University of Vermont, graduating in 1849. By the time of his graduation, he had already begun teaching school in Burlington at age 16; his first permanent position was as an assistant teacher at an academy in Woodstock, Vermont. He stayed there only a short time before moving to another teaching position in Emmitsburg, Maryland, becoming head of the mathematical and classical departments at a school organized by his brother-in-law, George W. Aughinbaugh. In 1850, he accepted a position s a private tutor in the family of Joshua Motte… Go to person page >
Author: St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >