Francis Taylor Collins

25 November 1914–January 1987 (Age 72)
Oakland Township, Cloud, Kansas, United States

The Life of Francis Taylor

When Francis Taylor Collins was born on 25 November 1914, in Oakland Township, Cloud, Kansas, United States, his father, Francis Marion Collins, was 28 and his mother, Carrie Taylor, was 32. He lived in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1946. He died in January 1987, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 72.

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Francis Taylor Collins
1914–1987
Marjorie Josephine Eells
1911–1959

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 13

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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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  • Francis T Collins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Francis T Collins in household of Frank M Collins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Francis Collins in household of Frank M Collins, "United States Census, 1930"

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