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Arthur Francis Collins
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1864
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1933
Tice
Lee County
Florida, USA

Arthur Collins was one of the leading pioneer recording artists. His career began with Thomas Edison in 1898 and he recorded until the early 1920s - often paired with tenor Byron G. Harlan. He is best remembered for his hit 1905 recording of "The Preacher and the Bear," which he recorded for nearly every major recording company of the day and was one of the largest selling records of the acoustic era. 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur Job Collins (1835 - 1896)
  Sarah Frances Collins (1840 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Leah Connolly Collins (1867 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Arthur Perry Collins (1897 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arthur Francis Collins (1864 - 1933)
  Joseph S Collins (1866 - 1945)*
  Alvah E. Collins (1868 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Myers Cemetery
Fort Myers
Lee County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: David Shelton
Record added: May 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19290796
Arthur Francis Collins
Added by: David Shelton
 
Arthur Francis Collins
Added by: David Shelton
 
Arthur Francis Collins
Added by: David Shelton
 
 
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Til Himnelen jeg sender en klem i kveld den er til deg Arthur. og jeg sender deg disse ord: Jeg er glad i deg.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 14, 2015
Arthur you and ragtime still rocks in the 21th century
- Ada
 Added: Jul. 13, 2015
Arthur jeg savner deg. Det til tross for at jeg aldri fikk sjansen til å møte deg. Jeg blecfødt 36 år etter din tid. Det føles likevel som noe mangler i mitt liv deg. Du var en fantastisk sanger med et stort talent. Takk for at du delte ditt store talent ...(Read more)
- Ada
 Added: Jul. 13, 2015
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