Phyllis Collins

15 April 1893–4 June 1964 (Age 71)
Goodwill, Mercer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Phyllis

When Phyllis Collins was born on 15 April 1893, in Goodwill, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, her father, Justus Collins, was 35 and her mother, Lucy Gertrude Dent, was 31. She lived in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 4 June 1964, in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 5

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Phyllis Waters in household of Catherine Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Phyllis Waters in household of Jessie F Waters, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Phyllis Collins in household of Justin Collins, "United States Census, 1900"

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