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Elcista Minerva Cross Collins
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1843
Lake County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 1925
Ada County
Idaho, USA

Daughter of Richard Cross and Calista Minerva Rogers. Married John Davis Collins, son of Jacob Collins and Sarah Ann Davis, on 5 Sep 1858 in Lake County, Indiana. They were both enrolled in the Indiana School for the Deaf when they met.
Mother of Richard B. Collins, George W. Collins, Oliver Jasper Collins, Andrew Jackson Collins, Emma Calista (Collins) Chambers, Jason Jasper Collins, John Casimer Collins, Zacheriah Burton Collins, Gertrude M. Collins, Henry Daniel Collins, Cora Pearl (Collins) Burkhart, Clara Collins, Mary Almonia (Collins) Cleveland, and Victoria Dollie (Collins) Beeghly.

Note: Elcista's husband John is buried in Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Orleans, Orange County, Indiana.
Family links: 
  Richard Cross (1825 - 1899)
  Calista Minerva Rogers Cross VanDyke (1827 - 1918)
  John Davis Collins (1837 - 1893)*
  Richard B. Collins (1860 - 1923)*
  George W. Collins (1862 - 1942)*
  Oliver Jasper Collins (1864 - 1926)*
  Andrew Jackson Collins (1866 - 1901)*
  Emma Calista Collins Chambers (1868 - 1942)*
  Jason Jasper Collins (1870 - 1918)*
  John Casimer Collins (1872 - 1946)*
  Zacheriah Burton Collins (1874 - 1876)*
  Gertrude M. Collins (1878 - 1878)*
  Henry Daniel Collins (1879 - 1962)*
  Clara Collins (1882 - 1882)*
  Cora Pearl Collins Burkhart (1882 - 1953)*
  Mary Almonia Collins Cleveland (1883 - 1952)*
  Victoria Dollie Collins Beeghly (1887 - 1953)*
  Elcista Minerva Cross Collins (1843 - 1925)
  Olive Ann Cross Shuster (1847 - 1900)*
  Jasper Jason Cross (1849 - 1925)*
  Barnum C. Cross (1852 - 1923)*
  Jesse C. Cross (1856 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Morris Hill Cemetery
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Plot: Section G, row 308, grave 6
Created by: Janice
Record added: Feb 13, 2005
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Elcista Minerva <i>Cross</i> Collins
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Elcista Minerva <i>Cross</i> Collins
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Elcista Minerva <i>Cross</i> Collins
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Wife of cousin.
- Louise Taraba
 Added: Jul. 12, 2013
Great-grandma Elcista,
I wish I had known you. Rest in peace with all of the other family members there with you.
Your great-grandaughter,
- Ruth
 Added: Jan. 19, 2006
From your great-granddaughter.
- Janice
 Added: Feb. 13, 2005

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