Mattie Dora Collins

14 October 1876–12 April 1928 (Age 51)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mattie Dora

When Mattie Dora Collins was born on 14 October 1876, her father, George Washington Collins, was 40 and her mother, Emily A. Forbush, was 35. She married John Leonard Pergerson on 8 September 1895, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Mayo River Magisterial District, Patrick, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Snow Creek Township, Stokes, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 April 1928, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Ayersville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States.

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John Leonard Pergerson
Mattie Dora Collins
Marriage: 8 September 1895
Alma Hardy Pergerson
Joseph Clayton Pergerson
John Waldo Pergerson
George Gladstone Pergerson
Homer Leonard Pergerson
Jessie W Pergerson
Warren Dixon Pergerson

Spouse and Children

8 September 1895
Stokes, North Carolina, United States



    Joseph Clayton Pergerson


    John Waldo Pergerson


    George Gladstone Pergerson


    Homer Leonard Pergerson


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 1

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 14

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Mattie Pergerson in household of J L Pergerson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mattie D Pergason in household of John L Pergason, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mattie D Collins in household of George W Collins, "United States Census, 1880"

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