Amy Whipple COLLINS

18 March 1897–26 July 1967 (Age 70)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Amy Whipple

When Amy Whipple COLLINS was born on 18 March 1897, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, her father, Justus Collins, was 39 and her mother, Lucy Gertrude Dent, was 35. She married Richard Morton VENABLE in 1925, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1920 and lived in Loudon District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Florida, United States in 1967. She died on 26 July 1967, in Melbourne, Brevard, Florida, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Richard Morton VENABLE
Amy Whipple COLLINS
Marriage: 1925
Richard Morton Venable

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    Richard Morton VENABLE



Kanawha, West Virginia, United States


    Richard Morton Venable


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 1

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Amy Collins Veneable in household of R M Veneable, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Amy Collins in household of Justice A Collins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Amy W Collins in household of Justin Collins, "United States Census, 1900"

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