John H Collier

7 December 1850–12 March 1906 (Age 55)
White Oak, Ingham, Michigan, United States

The Life of John H

When John H Collier was born on 7 December 1850, in White Oak, Ingham, Michigan, United States, his father, Henry Colyer Collier, was 44 and his mother, Mahala A Chadwick, was 33. He married Lavina T Van Buren on 20 November 1877, in White Oak, Ingham, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Genoa Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 12 March 1906, in Vernon, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in North Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge Township, Ingham, Michigan Territory, United States.

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John H Collier
Lavina T Van Buren
Marriage: 20 November 1877
Lottie May Collier
Cloe E Collier
Emery Henry Collier

Spouse and Children


    Lavina T Van Buren


20 November 1877
White Oak, Ingham, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Colyer Collier





World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 4

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer or seller of coal, from Middle English cole ‘(char)coal’ + the agent suffix -(i)er.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John H Colier in household of Henry Colier, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Collier, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J H Collier in household of H Collier, "United States Census, 1860"

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