Helen M Collins

Female31 August 1842–26 April 1907

Brief Life History of Helen M

When Helen M Collins was born on 31 August 1842, in New York, United States, her father, Elkanah Sprague Collins, was 26 and her mother, Laura E Harlow, was 27. She married Joseph Miller on 12 March 1866, in Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ganges, Ganges Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. She died on 26 April 1907, in Ganges Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Fennville, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Joseph Miller
Helen M Collins
Marriage: 12 March 1866
Duane Augustus Miller
Rolla Miller
Lizzie Gertrude Miller
Leiggie Miller

Sources (27)

  • Helen M Collins in household of Elknah L Collins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Helen A. Collins - Published information: birth-name: Helen Collins
  • Helen Collins, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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  • Marriage
    12 March 1866Allegan, Michigan, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1847 · Moving the State Capital

    Age 5

    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.


    Age 21

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Colin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish and Manx: shortened Anglicized from Ó Coileáin, compare Cullen , or in Man or west Ulster shortened from Mac Coileáin, compare McQuillan and McCallion . The genitival -s is a local addition to Collin and variants after the surname was Anglicized.

    Americanized form of French Colin or Collin and also Collette .

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

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