Roseanna Virginia Tobin

4 August 1874–9 March 1957 (Age 82)
Fairfax, Virginia, United States

The Life of Roseanna Virginia

When Roseanna Virginia Tobin was born on 4 August 1874, in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, her father, John Compton Tobin, was 49 and her mother, Laura Virginia Thompson, was 32. She married Thomas Theodore Collins on 3 December 1902, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Chevy Chase, Montgomery, Maryland, United States in 1937 and District 7, Montgomery, Maryland, United States in 1940. She died on 9 March 1957, in Berwyn Heights, Prince George's, Maryland, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Brentwood, Prince George's, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Theodore Collins
Roseanna Virginia Tobin
Marriage: 3 December 1902
Leonard Theodore Collins
Helen Virginia Collins
John Wilbur Collins
Edward Roger Collins
Olga Mayna Collins
Archie Wilford Collins

Spouse and Children

3 December 1902
Washington, District of Columbia, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

Age 13

June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Tóibín, which is itself a reduced Gaelicized version of a Norman habitational name from Saint-Aubin in Brittany (so called from the dedication of its church to St. Albin ).2 English: from a pet form of the personal name Tobias or Toby .3 Dutch: patronymic from Tobias .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rose Collins in household of Thomas Collins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rose Collins in household of Thomas Collins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rosa Collins in household of Thomas Collins, "United States Census, 1920"

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