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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Richard Collins
Catherine Mc Munn
Marriage: 1837
Edmund Richard Collins
Elizabeth Collins
William Collins
Deborah Collins
Henry R. Collins
Thomas Reginald Collins
Francis R Collins
John Collins
Richard B Collins
Jane Collins
Wesley Manassah Collins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1837Huron-Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (3)

    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.
    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.

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    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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