John Maurice Collins

10 July 1917–12 May 2003 (Age 85)
Dubuque, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Maurice

John Maurice Collins was born on 10 July 1917, in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. He married Catherine Kay Kretz on 17 May 1944, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. He died on 12 May 2003, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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John Maurice Collins
1917–2003
Catherine Kay Kretz
1917–2010
Marriage: 17 May 1944

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 May 1944
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 5

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1941

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • John M Or Maurie Collins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • John M Collins in entry for Catherine H Or Kay Collins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • John M Collins in entry for Catherine H Or Kay Collins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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