James Wesley Collings

Male6 August 1878–18 October 1955

Brief Life History of James Wesley

When James Wesley Collings was born on 6 August 1878, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, James Collings Junior, was 33 and his mother, Frances Phoebe Rich, was 28. He married Amelia Ann Poulsen on 12 June 1906, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in American Falls Election Precinct 1, Power, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 18 October 1955, in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Paris Cemetery, Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

Photos and Memories (10)

Do you know James Wesley? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Wesley Collings
Amelia Ann Poulsen
Marriage: 12 June 1906
William Bewick Collings
Phyllis Collings
James Russell Collings
Cloris Collings
Baby Collings

Sources (44)

  • James Wesley Collings, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James W. Collings, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • James Wesley Collings, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1906Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries - 1882: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States; 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States; 1913: Power, Idaho, United States

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 22

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Collins or Colling , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.