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Charles Minter "Chuck" Collins
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Birth: May 28, 1920
Death: Dec. 9, 2001
Johnson County
Kansas, USA

Charles M. (Chuck) Collins , 81, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2001.

Born May 28, 1920, he founded Reliance Printing Company in 1951. He was a decorated Veteran of WWII, earning the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was active in the Ararat Shrine.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Lucille (Lucy) Collins; son, Larry Collins and wife Leslie; daughter, Beth Froelich Bale and husband Charlie; also, Glen Froelich and wife Karen; Bill Calvin; and five grandchildren, Abigail Calvin Kaufman and husband Darren, Jenessa and Samantha Collins, Justin and Katherine Bale; and great-granddaughters, Megan, Susannah and Heather Kaufman; and his three brothers, Russell, Bill and Del Collins and their families.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Sue Collins Calvin.

The memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, at South Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes Road, 64131, with the Pastor Dan Dolquist officiating. There will be a reception after the service in the fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Ararat Temple, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129. He was loved and respected and will be greatly missed. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, 816921-5555)

Published in the December 11, 2001 edition of the Kansas City (MO) Star


Charles M. Collins , 81, died December 9, 2001. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, at South Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO; reception will follow in fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Ararat Temple, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129. (Arr.: Charter Funerals, 816-921-5555)

Published in the December 12, 2001 edition of the Kansas City (MO) STAR
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Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002

Name: Marl M Collins [Chuck's father]
Age: 21
Birth Date: abt 1896
Marriage Date: 1 Jun 1917
Marriage Location: Jackson, Missouri
Marriage County: Jackson
Spouse Name: Cora Kerns [Chuck's mother]
Spouse Age: 21
Spouse Birth Date: abt 1896


U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Marl Mitchell Collins
City: Kansas City
County: Jackson
State: Missouri
Birthplace: Colorado,United States of America
Birth Date: 8 Jun 1895
Race: Caucasian (White)
Draft Board: 9
Age:
Occupation:
Nearest Relative:
Height/Build:
Color of Eyes/Hair:
Signature: View image


1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Marl L Collins
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Utah
Home in 1920: Kansas City Ward 13, Jackson, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Cora Collins
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Utah
Home owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Marl L Collins 23
Cora Collins 24


Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925

Name: C Collins
Census Date: 1925
Residence County: Allen
Residence State: Kansas
Locality: Mildred
Birth Location: Missouri
Family Number: 131
Marital Status: Single
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1921
Race: White
Relation: Son
Line: 21
Roll: KS1925_1
Father's Name: M M Collins
Mother's Name: C Collins
Household Member(s): Name Age
M M Collins 28
C Collins 29
C Collins 4
C Collins 3


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Charles M Collins
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1921
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: White
Home in 1930: Saratoga, Howard, Arkansas
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Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Mark M Collins
Father's Birthplace: Colorado
Mother's Name: Cora D Collins
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Household Members: Name Age
Mark M Collins 33
Cora D Collins 34
Charles M Collins 9
C Russell Collins 8
Wilbur W Collins 3
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On February 3, 1940 Chuck married Lucille Lewellen. He was actually age 19 and she was age 21. Chuck was living at 5701 Brooklyn and Lucille at 3247 E. 28th St., both in Kansas City, Mo.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002

Name: Charles M Collins
Age: 21
Birth Date: abt 1919
Marriage Date: 1 Feb 1940 [This was the date of the license; the marriage actually occurred on February 3.]
Marriage Location: Jackson, Missouri
Marriage County: Jackson
Spouse Name: Lucille Lewellen
Spouse Age: 21


1940 United States Federal Census

Name: M M Collins
Respondent: Yes
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Missouri
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Saratoga, Howard, Arkansas
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Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Saratoga, Howard, Arkansas
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 6A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 95
Occupation: Machinist
Industry: Cement Mfg
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 20
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 2nd year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 2520
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
M M Collins 44
Cora Collins 45
Russell Collins 18
Wilbur Warren Collins 13
Delmar Collins 9


Social Security Death Index

Name: Charles M. Collins
SSN: 496-05-8031
Last Residence: 66224 Shawnee Mission, Johnson, Kansas, United States of America
Born: 28 May 1920
Died: 9 Dec 2001
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)
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Could the 1930 census transcript below refer to Chuck's future wife? No way to know for sure. T.N.

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Lucy Lewellen
Home in 1930: Carrollton, Carroll, Kentucky
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Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1920
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: William
Mother's Name: Effie
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
William Lewellen 52
Effie Lewellen 45
Eldie Lewellen 20
Raymond Lewellen 19
Bessie Lewellen 15
Pearl Lewellen 13
Lucy Lewellen 10


Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002

Name: Lawrence D Collins
Age: 19
Race/Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 26 Jul 1949
Marriage Date: 4 May 1969
Marriage Location: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
Marriage County: Jackson
Spouse Name: Leslie A Henel
Spouse Birth Date: 4 Dec 1949
Spouse Race/Ethnicity: White
Mother's Name: Lucille C Collins

Lawrence and Leslie Ann's two children are Jenessa and Samantha
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Cora Demuth Kerns Collins (1895 - 1995)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucille Arlene Lewellen Collins (1918 - 2013)
 
 Children:
  Linda Sue Collins Calvin (1948 - 1993)*
  Lawrence Douglas Collins (1949 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Tom Nelson
Record added: Dec 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45800937
Charles Minter Chuck Collins
Added by: Tom Nelson
 
Charles Minter Chuck Collins
Added by: Tom Nelson
 
 
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