Donald Bennallack Collins

1896–1943 (Age 47)
Grass Valley, Nevada, California, United States

The Life of Donald Bennallack

When Donald Bennallack Collins was born on 18 March 1896, in Grass Valley, Nevada, California, United States, his father, Daniel S Collins, was 27 and his mother, Mary Etta Bennallock, was 27. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Bessie May Fancher. He lived in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States for about 10 years and Fresno, California, United States in 1930. He died on 3 July 1943, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Grass Valley, Nevada, California, United States.

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Donald Bennallack Collins
Bessie May Fancher
Donald Fancher Collins
Elizabeth Collins

Spouse & Children



  • Donald Fancher Collins


  • Elizabeth Collins


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1869–1936Male

  • Mary Etta Bennallock




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 13

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Donald B Collins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald B Collins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald B Collins in household of Daniel S Collins, "United States Census, 1920"

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