Charles Melville Collins

1883–1964 (Age 81)
New Zealand

The Life of Charles Melville

When Charles Melville Collins was born in 1883, in New Zealand, his father, William Henry Collins, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Jane Rowbotham, was 20. He married Elsie Mabel Boon in 1915, in New Zealand. He died in 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 81.

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Charles Melville Collins
Elsie Mabel Boon
Marriage: 1915

Spouse and Children

New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Collins


    Sarah Jane Rowbotham




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World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 4

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

Age 10

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

Age 24

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

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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  • Charles Melville Collins, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896"

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