|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1872|
Blue Earth County
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 1956|
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR VETERAN & CANADIAN FIRST WORLD WAR VETERAN
Joe Collins was the son of Robert Bruce and Sarah Almina (Church) Collins. He was born August 27, 1872 in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. He stood five foot seven and one quarter inches tall and had a fair complexion.
Enlisted April 11, 1898 at Portland, Oregon with the rank of Corporal. Assigned to Company "G" of 14th U.S. Infantry. Discharged April 12, 1901 at Manila, Philppine Islands. Pension awarded on Certificate No. 2,332,916. Mr. Collins also claimed to have served in the Canadian First World War. This service was not expanded upon in his Washington state military record file.
Mr. Collins applied for admission to the Washington Veterans' Home in 1949. He had lived in Tacoma since June 1901. He was a widower since 1939, having been married about 1925. Her name is not known. Annette Devlin, a niece, was his nearest relative. He had lived about three months at the Old Soldier's Home in Orting in 1947 and had a short stay at Madigan Hospital in August 1949 due to a broken leg. He was admitted (on crutches) in September 1949 to Retsil.
Mr. Collins died February 10, 1956 at the Washington Veterans' Home. He was 83 years old and buried in the Home Cemetery. His personal effects were given to Mrs. Thomas Devlin, his niece.
CPL CO G 14 REGT INF SP AM WAR
Washington Veterans Home Cemetery
Plot: Section 30, Lot 19
Maintained by: Souza
Originally Created by: Margie & Bob von M
Record added: Apr 18, 2009
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