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Elmira Rosalie Collings Six
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1851
Poland
Clay County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1926
Lyons
Rice County
Kansas, USA

ELMIRA'S DATE OF BIRTH: The tombstone inscription clearly shows her date of birth as 1852, but a family bible page (see photo on this memorial) has the date as 2 Aug 1851. In most years, she had not yet had her birthday at the time the census was taken (most often in June), so she was listed as 18 in the 1870 census, 28 in the 1880 census, 48 in the 1900 census, and 68 in the 1920 census. But in 1860, the census enumerator didn't visit the Collings household until 6 Aug 1860, _after_ her birthday, and she was listed as 9 years old -- clearly indicating that she was born in 1851. The 1860 census, as the first census in which she was listed, might well be considered as the next-best-thing to a birth certificate from those before-birth-certificate days.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Spencer Collings (1827 - 1865)
  Caroline Lake Collings (1830 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Preston Six (1841 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  Edna May Six Layton (1873 - 1945)*
  Lester Norton Six (1876 - 1945)*
  Elza Carlin Six (1883 - 1962)*
  Blanche Six Cotten (1885 - 1968)*
  Elsie Six Ransom (1885 - 1961)*
  Homer Jay Six (1888 - 1939)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Zenas Collings (1849 - 1919)*
  Elmira Rosalie Collings Six (1851 - 1926)
  Franklin Chandler Collings (1855 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lyons Municipal Cemetery
Lyons
Rice County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Jay Wright
Originally Created by: Joe Gibbens
Record added: Dec 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45263198
Elmira Rosalie <i>Collings</i> Six
Added by: Jay Wright
 
Elmira Rosalie <i>Collings</i> Six
Added by: Joe Gibbens
 
Elmira Rosalie <i>Collings</i> Six
Added by: Jay Wright
 
 
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