Saint Mary’s Cemetery

According to local lore, Michael Higgins, the freethinking father of Margaret Sanger, sculpted stone grave monuments on religious themes for this cemetery. This is the front entrance gate, on Park Avenue.
Type: Unmarked Location Involved: Sanger, Margaret
Location: Park Ave and Cemetery Rd
Corning, NY
Cause: Birth Control / Sex Radicalism

Margaret Sanger’s father, Michael Higgins, is believed to have sculpted stone grave monuments for this cemetery in exchange for a rental of a house on the river flats, the location of Margaret Sanger’s birthplace. Though Higgins was a freethinker he supposedly sculpted numerous works on religious themes, including likenesses of saints and angels.