William Collins

9 July 1890–
Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When William Collins was born on 9 July 1890, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Frank E Collins, was 30 and his mother, Emer Jane Lathrop, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Frank E Collins
1859–1914
Emer Jane Lathrop
1862–
Collins
1885–
George Franklin Collins
1887–
William Collins
1890–
Hazel May Collins
1898–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 10

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin ( see Cullen 1).2 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form of Coll , itself a short form of Nicholas .3 Americanized form of French Colin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • William Collins, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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