|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1895|
Husband of Emma Ann Tyler
Man Burns to Death as Flames Destroy Home
L. E. Collins, Merced Falls Lumberman, is Trapped as He Sleeps
MERCED, May 10 - Leslie Edward Collins, 41, chief engineer at the Yosemite Sugar Pine Lumber Company mill at Merced Falls, was burned to death in a fire which destroyed his home at Merced Falls early Sunday morning. The fire was discovered by Clyde Meyer shortly after 2 A.M.
Collins' body was found in the ruins after the flames were subdued. It was lying near a bed in which he apparently had been sleeping when the blaze started.
Deputy Coroner J. Vernon Ivers and Deputy Sheriff M. M. Morse say their investigation indicated Collins' death was due to an accident. An autopsy performed here yesterday disclosed that Collins received fifth degree burns.
Mrs. Collins and two sons, Leslie and Johnny, were visiting in Fresno over the week-end. Ivers says Collins was in the house alone and probably had gone to sleep, from which he was not aroused until escape from the blaze was impossible.
Besides his widow and sons, he leaves his father, John W. Collins, former Mariposa County supervisor for twenty-five years; a stepmother, Mrs. Rose Collins, and two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Jackson, San Bernardino, and Mrs. Marguerita Morse, of Merced.
He was born in Hornitos, and served in the Coast Naval Reserve during the world war.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Ivers & Alcorn Parlors, with Rev. W. A. Cash officiating, and burial will be in the Hornitos Cemetery.
The Fresno Bee, Mon., 10 May 1937
John Williams Collins (1870 - 1962)
Mary Ann Reeb Collins (1873 - 1922)
Raymond Leslie Collins (____ - 1926)*
Leslie Edward Collins (1895 - 1937)
Rosine Collins Quail (1898 - 1928)*
Marguerite Elizabeth Collins Morse (1899 - 1986)*
Hornitos Odd Fellows Cemetery
Plot: Sec. B.
Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Originally Created by: Mary
Record added: Jul 18, 2006
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