Richard Collins

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

The Life Summary 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
    1837Huron-Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 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

    English: variant of Colin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.Irish and Manx: shortened Anglicized from Ó Coileáin, compare Cullen , or in Man or west Ulster shortened from Mac Coileáin, compare McQuillan and McCallion . The genitival -s is a local addition to Collin and variants after the surname was Anglicized.Americanized form of French Colin or Collin and also Collette .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Colin
    Kolenc
    Callins
    Collings

    Sources (17)

    • Robert Collins in entry for Frank B Collins and Salome Berry, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Collins - Family genealogies: birth: April 1816; Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland
    • Richard Collins in entry for Wm. Collins, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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