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Dr John Nicholas "Doc" Collins
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1897
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1947
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

Dr. John N. Collins, 50, of East St. Louis, died on June 13, 1947 in St. Mary's Hospital. He had been ill of a diabetic ailment. Dr. Collins was born at Penfield, Illinois on June 11, 1897, and attended St. Viator College at Bourbonnais, Illinois, where he was a classmate and close friend of Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, noted Catholic orator now at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He was graduated from St. Louis University Dental School in 1919 and practiced in Lincoln, Illinois, before coming to East St. Louis in 1922. Dr. Collins was a trustee of Blessed Sacrament Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a member of the American Dental Association, the
Illinois State Dental Society and the East St. Louis Dental Association; St. Louis University Alumni Association and East St. Louis Council 592 of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred I. Veneman Collins; three daughters, Misses Margaret Mary "Peggy", Mary Claire and Mary Gordon Collins; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Collins of Penfield; six sisters, five of whom are members of the Springfield, IL Dominican order: Sister Mary Estelle, Sister Mary Michael, Sister Mary Eymard, Sister Mary Luke and Sister Mary Denice; Mrs. Francis Buck of Penfield; two
brothers: Harry Collins of Penfield and Dr. Michael Gordon Collins of Chatsworth. A solemn requiem Mass was offered
for the repose of his soul at the Blessed Sacrament Church and the burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Mount Carmel Cemetery
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Plot: s 1/2 lot 7, block 173, section L grave 6
Created by: Janet Culkin
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
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Dr John Nicholas Doc Collins
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Dr John Nicholas Doc Collins
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