Walter LeGrande Collins

20 April 1920–23 April 2012 (Age 92)
Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Walter LeGrande

When Walter LeGrande Collins was born on 20 April 1920, in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States, his father, Walter Nathaniel Collins, was 20 and his mother, Virginia Rebecca Bolton, was 16. He married Rosemary Summers on 25 November 1942, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 68 years. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 23 April 2012, in Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter LeGrande Collins
1920–2012
Rosemary Summers
1921–2008
Marriage: 25 November 1942
Alan Leslie Collins
1947–2020
Alan Leslie Collins
–2020
Alan Leslie Collins
1948–2020

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 November 1942
Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(3)

    Alan Leslie Collins

    Male1947–2020Male

    Alan Leslie Collins

    Male1948–2020Male

    Alan Leslie Collins

    Male–2020Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 3

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Walter Legrande Collins, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Walter Legrande Collins, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Walter Legrand Collins in household of Walter Collins, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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