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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Family Time Line

Alfred Roberts Collins
1870–
Amanda N. Miller
1866–
Marriage: 21 September 1892
Howard M. Collins
1897–1968
Alfred R Collins
1901–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 September 1892
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(2)

    Howard M. Collins

    Male1897–1968Male

    Alfred R Collins

    Male1901–1991Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Frank Logan Collins

    Male1869–Male

    Male1870–Male

    Ernest Alfred Collins

    Male1870–Male

    Male1873–1874Male

    Walter Herbert Collins

    Male1875–1876Male

+6 More Children

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.
1879

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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