Richard Collins

April 1817–December 1867 (Age 50)
Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland

The Life of Richard

When Richard Collins was born in April 1817, in Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland, his father, Edward Collins, was 42 and his mother, Deborah Lewis, was 37. He married Catherine Mc Munn in 1837, in Huron-Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He died in December 1867, at the age of 50, and was buried in Huron-Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Richard Collins
1817–1867
Catherine Mc Munn
1819–1897
Marriage: 1837
Edmund Richard Collins
1839–1922
Elizabeth Collins
1840–1899
William Collins
1841–1920
Deborah Collins
1841–1875
Henry R. Collins
1848–1919
Thomas Reginald Collins
1850–1900
Francis R Collins
1852–1934
John Collins
1854–
Richard B Collins
1859–1900
Jane Collins
1859–1908
Wesley Manassah Collins
1863–1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1837
Huron-Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
children

(11)

    Male1839–1922Male

    Elizabeth Collins

    Female1840–1899Female

    William Collins

    Male1841–1920Male

    Female1841–1875Female

    Henry R. Collins

    Male1848–1919Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Mannas Collins

    Male1796–1873Male

    Henry Collins

    Male1800–1866Male

    Male1802–1817Male

    Richard Collins

    Male1802–1817Male

    Female1803–1900Female

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1839

Age 22

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
1845

Age 28

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 50

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert Collins in entry for Frank B Collins and Salome Berry, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Richard in entry for John Colwell and Elizabeth Collins, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Richard Collins in entry for Henry Collins and Agnes Armstrong, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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