Alfred Roberts Collins

21 November 1870–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Alfred Roberts

When Alfred Roberts Collins was born on 21 November 1870, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Francis Marion Collins, was 25 and his mother, Anna Mary Roberts, was 26. He married Amanda N. Miller on 21 September 1892, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Aldan, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years.

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Alfred Roberts Collins
Amanda N. Miller
Marriage: 21 September 1892
Howard M. Collins
Alfred R Collins

Spouse and Children

21 September 1892
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


    Howard M. Collins


    Alfred R Collins


Parents and Siblings



    Frank Logan Collins



    Ernest Alfred Collins



    Walter Herbert Collins


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Age 9

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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 (3)

  • Alfred R Collins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alfred R Collins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • A R Collins, "United States Census, 1900"

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