Samuel Willard Collings

7 December 1855–9 November 1917 (Age 61)
Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Samuel Willard

When Samuel Willard Collings was born on 7 December 1855, in Southwark, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Collings, was 37 and his mother, Emma Luella Lawrence, was 30. He married Elizabeth Bertelsen on 18 August 1877, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1917. He died on 9 November 1917, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Willard Collings
Elizabeth Bertelsen
Marriage: 18 August 1877
Ralph Collings
Emma Mabel Collings
Alice Collings

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 August 1877Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 2
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 17
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

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

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

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    Story Highlight

    Samuel Willard Collings & Elizabeth Bertelsen

    Taken from Clarence Bates' book, "Collings Genealogy". Samuel Willard Collings, son of Richard Collings and Emma Laurence, born 7 Dec. 1855 in London Market St. Middlesex, England. He was only fi …

    Sources (29)

    • Samuel Collins in household of Richard Collins, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mr. Samuel Willard Collings, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Samuel W. Collings in entry for Alice Collings Blakely, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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