Shelby  County  Indiana
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Collins


The  Kokomo  Tribune
Howard County, Indiana
February 24, 1955
Page 29
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          Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Creed, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hollingsworth and Miss Cleo Creed spent Sunday in Shelbyville where they were called because of the death of  Robert Collins.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 5, 1939
Page 1, column 1
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LONG  ILLNESS  FATAL
TO  FORMER  RESIDENT
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Miss Christina Collins, 80, Dies In Indianapolis
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          Miss Christina Collins,  eighty, aunt of  Mrs. Minnie M. Gillespie, died Friday morning at her home in Indianapolis, after several months of illness incidental to her age.
          Miss Collins, who was the last member of a large family, was born in Shelby county, the daughter of  Ely and Sallie (Copple) Collins,  a pioneer family in the county.  She had resided in Indianapolis for the past twenty-five years, but will be remembered by many people in this county.  Five brothers who were Civil War veterans, preceded her in death.  They were:  William,  Ephraim,  James,  Illiah  and  A. F. Collins.  Survivors are several nieces and nephews of this city and county.
          The body was brought to the home of Mrs. Gillespie in this city, where funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m., with Dr. J. W. McFall officiating.  Burial will be made in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy.  Friends may call at Mrs. Gillespie's home at any time.
Transcribed by Barb Huff  for Gerald Collins


The  Kokomo Tribune
September 30, 1935
Page 5
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          The marriage of  Miss Katherine Dow, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dow  of Shelbyville, to  Alva Collins,  also of Shelbyville, took place at the home of the bride's parents at noon Sunday.  The wedding is of interest in this city as the bride attended Kokomo high school, moving from here before graduation.  The ceremony was read before the fireplace in the living room.  It was banked with palms and ferns and on the mantel were white tapers in silver holders and white chrysanthemums.  The bride wore black velvet and her only jewelry was a pearl and diamond necklace, the gift of the bridegroom.  Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eberhart  of Edinburg, the latter a cousin of the bride, attended the couple and  Mr. and Mrs. Alden Fowler  of Greensburg were ushers.  Miss Margaret Major,  Virginia Talbert  and  Mary Katherine Yarling,  violinists, played  "I Love You Truly"  and  "At Dawning"  preceding the ceremony.  Following a reception, Mr. and Mrs. Collins left on a trip, keeping their destination a secret.  They will make their home at 810 Franklin street, Shelbyville.  The bride was graduated from Shelbyville high school and has been employed in the law offices of Yarling and Yarling.  Mr. Collins is a jeweler in that city.  Kokomo guests at the wedding were  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edwards,  Brawer Edwards,  Mrs. Cordelia Talbert  and  Miss Treceleah Talbert.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Indianapolis  Daily  Star
October 13, 1923
Page 5
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          Morristown--- Announcement has been made of the marriage of  James Poston, living three miles east of here, and  Mrs. Anna Collins  of Arlington.  The ceremony was performed at the Christian Church parsonage at Arlington.  Mr. Poston is a contractor.  The couple will reside here.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday June 28, 1923
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DIVORCE  GRANTED
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          Mrs. Maude Daniels Collins  was granted a divorce in the Shelby circuit court Thursday evening, by  Judge Harry C. Morrison  from  William T. Collins.  The court also ordered that the plaintiff’s former name of  Maude Daniels  be restored.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday March 29, 1923
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          Maude Daniels Collins, of this city, employed at the Progress laundry, has filed a complaint for divorce in the Shelby Circuit Court against  William T. Collins, 318 Walker street.  Williams & Pell  are attorneys for Mrs. Collins.
          The complaint states that the couple was married February 13, 1920, and separated November 8, 1921.  Mrs. Collins says that her husband beat her, whipped her, and struck her.  She alleges that he came to their home intoxicated and drove her away.  On the night of their separation the wife says that her husband was in such a condition that she had to call the police.  Mrs. Collins asserts that her husband called her vile names and that he told her that he did not care for her.
          The plaintiff says that she has four children by a former marriage, and she asks that the court restore her former name of  Maude Daniels.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday March 4, 1917
 
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HUSBAND  SEEKS  DIVORCE
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William Collins Makes Serious
Charges Against Wife
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          William Collins, who is employed at the Karmire factory, today filed a suit in the Shelby circuit court, asking for a divorce from his wife, Mrs. Mary Collins, of east Franklin street. Collins also asked for the custody of their two children,  Beatrice, 14 years old and  Justine, aged 12. A restraining order was served on Mrs. Collins today by deputy  Sheriff Dave Spellman, prohibiting her from interfering with the children. Cheney & Tolen represent the husband.
          Collins charges that his wife associated with lewd persons and came home frequently in a drunken condition. He said that at times she would take their daughter, Beatrice with her and would drink and swear in her presence. Collins says that on February 27, the mother left her home with her daughter in the evening and that the daughter came home a short time later without her mother. Mrs. Collins it is charged, came home later, intoxicated, and attempted to whip her daughter for not waiting for her. The couple was married January 4, 1903, and separated February 27, 1917.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, September 26, 1899
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          Mrs. Malinda Jones  is here from Columbus, a guest of  Mrs. Margaret Jones,  on West Hendricks-st.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, October 4, 1898
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           Mrs. Eliza Collins  has purchased of  Absalom Green  a residence property on Hendricks street west of Miller street, the consideration being $800.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 14, 1895
Page 3, column 4
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          Cyrelda B. Collins has filed suit for divorce from her husband,  DeArmond L. Collins.  She alleges the usual causes for action and asks for custody of their children.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
July 17, 1890
Page 3
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          Eli Collins  and  Mary Gregg  were married Monday at 10 o'clock a.m. by  Squire Craycraft,  at the residence of the bride on East Jackson street, this city.  Mary was divorced last Saturday from  James Gregg.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Weekly,  January 24, 1889
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          Mrs. Nancy Collins,  who lives with her father,  Madison Chapman,  near Cynthiana, was thrown out of her buggy and badly inured at Lewis Creek, two miles east of town last Thursday, while on her road to town.  She had a calf tied to her buggy and the animal got under the wheels and upset the buggy.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 29, 1885
Page 3, column 3
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          Nancy Collins has filed a suit for divorce from William Collins, to whom she was married December 27, 1870, and with whom she lived until October 25, 1885, when she was compelled to leave him on account of his cruel treatment.  She alleges that he is an habitual drunkard, and has repeatedly abused her and threatened her life.  The parties to the suit live in Shelby township.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Volunteer
22 Jul 1883
Page 2
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Another Camp Meeting Danger
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          On Sunday last,  Samuel Collins  and wife of St. Paul, went to the Waldron camp-meeting, leaving their four-months old infant at home in charge of the larger children.  The little one was given some green peas to play with, and putting them in its mouth, was choked to death before assistance could be summoned.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday, November 6, 1879
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SURPRISE  BIRTHDAY  DINNER
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          The friends and neighbors of Anderson Collins, of Addison township, to the number of 100, made descent upon that gentleman yesterday, at his residenct to his great surprise, and tendered him a birthday dinner in honor of his 72nd birthday.  Mr. Collins was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, October 31, 1807, and moved to Shelby County, this state, with his parents, at the age of 14, where he has resided ever since.  He is the father of 13 children, 5 of whom are living and 8 dead.  The sumptuous repast spread for the occasion, was furnished by the following ladies:  Mrs. Henry,  Mrs. J. C. Collins,  Miss M. E. Phillips,  Mrs. M. S. Phillips,  Mrs. J. Mefford,  Mrs. D. Mitchell,  Mrs. W. Jackson,  Miss S. Davis,  Mrs. C. Ray,  Mrs. F. Schurnscher,  Mrs. F. E. Mefford,  Mrs. C. Hudson,  Mrs. T. Eads,  Miss L. Schwall,  Mrs. T. Collins,  Mrs. T. Eads,  Mrs. J. Collins and  Mrs. E. Woods; and was all that could be desired to tempt the eyes and sensibilities of the guests present.  After dinner appropriate remarks were made by Elder S. D. Davis and others, and the guests generally enjoyed themselves in social conversation until a late hour.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 11, 1879
Page 3, column 4
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CRADLE -- ALTAR -- TOMB.
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Born.
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          COLLINS -- On Monday, September 1st, to  Mr. and Mrs. D. Collins,  of Morristown -- a son.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Indiana  State  Sentinel
Indianapolis, Indiana
Thursday, August 3, 1854
Page 2
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NEW  ADVERTISEMENTS.
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ADMINISTRATOR'S  NOTICE.   - - THE public are hereby notified that letters of Administration with the will annexed, have been granted to the undersigned on the Estate of  Jeremiah Collins, late of Marion County, Indiana, deceased, by the Court of Common Pleas of said county.  All persons having claims against said Estate will present the same according to law, and all persons, indebted to said Estate are required ...
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  National  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
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February 2, 1854
          Stephen Collins of Sugar Creek Township had sold his farm of several hundred acres at fifty dollars an acre.........Real estate appeared still on the advance in Shelby County.  A number of local farmers were selling out and preparing to move west.
Copied by Sherry Badgley Ryan from Shelbyville, Indiana Newspaper Excerpts by Maurice Holmes, with permission from the author.

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