Elsie Lorine Collins

1927–2006 (Age 78)
Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elsie Lorine

When Elsie Lorine Collins was born on 31 May 1927, in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, Noah Washington Collins, was 38 and her mother, Pearlie Mae Hiatt, was 31. She married Jack Burkhart on 29 April 1950, in High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1935 and Dobson Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 8 February 2006, in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Elsie Lorine Collins
Jack Burkhart
Marriage: 29 April 1950
Lonny Jack Burkhart
Jerry Lee Burkhart Sr.

Spouse & Children

29 April 1950
High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 21

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elsie Collens in household of Noah W Collens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elsie Collins in household of Noah Collins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elsie Lorine Collens, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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