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James Elbert Collins, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1884
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1940
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA

Son of--
Morgan Daniel Collins
Sarah Jane (Day) Collins


Joined in marriage 27 Apr 1906 with Della Faye Carter Collins in Stigler, Haskell County, Oklahoma.

Children (list is work in progress)--
William Virgil "Virgie" Collins abt 1910
Robert Collins 1911 1969
James Elbert Collins JR 1914 1968
Vester Collins 1917 1999
Charles Luther Collins 1919
Juanita Collins 1921 1969
Helen Maxine Collins 1924
Floyd Raymond Collins TWIN 1928 2009
Lloyd Gay Collins TWIN 1928 2009
NOTE: The OBIT mentions 7 sons and 3 daughters, however, my Family research indicates--7 sons and 2 daughters (dht).

Sometime between 1900-1930, in Oklahoma, he Lost fingers in Cotton Gin Accident, then his arm had to be removed.


Residences and Occupations--
He made his home in Oklahoma with his parents and then with his own wife and children. He worked at farming for many years, and also as a garage mechanic, and in a grocery store.

NOTE: For more info and photos see my GOOGLE BLOG
[ ] . (dht)

Death and Burial--
He predeceased his wife Della and son James Elbert Collins Junior, and shares the same grave marker with them in the Vernon Cemetery.


[Obituary provided by Charlotte Stevens Schneider]

James Elbert Collins
The Record-Democrat
August 22, 1940
Page 1

James Elbert Collins, 54 year-old Coweta grocer, dropped dead in his store Thursday afternoon, August 15, 1940, of a heart attack. He was born December 30, 1884 at Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas. He was the son of Morgan Daniel Collins and Sarah Jane (Day) Collins. He was married to Della Fay Day, April 27, 1906 in Stigler, Oklahoma.

Funeral services for Mr. Collins were held Sunday in the Coweta Christian Church with burial following in the Coweta Cemetery under the direction of the Green Funeral Home, Wagoner.

Besides his wife, Della, he is survived by seven sons; three daughters, his mother, three brothers and three sisters.

Family links: 
  Morgan Daniel Collins (1856 - 1934)
  Sarah Jane Day Collins (1866 - 1947)
  Della Faye Carter Collins (1890 - 1974)
  William Virgil Collins (1910 - 2002)*
  Bob Collins (1911 - 1969)*
  James Elbert Collins (1914 - 1968)*
  Vester Collins (1917 - 1999)*
  James Elbert Collins (1884 - 1940)
  William Silas Collins (1888 - 1965)*
  Nancy Belle Collins Rutherford (1891 - 1969)*
  Robert Gaither Collins (1892 - 1936)*
  John Daniel Collins (1896 - 1947)*
  Emma Sarah Collins Radar (1898 - 1980)*
  Georgia Ann Collins Bruce (1901 - 1979)*
  Budley Lee Collins (1903 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Vernon Cemetery
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: Dorothy Hazel Tarr
Originally Created by: OkieBran
Record added: Dec 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16986532
James Elbert Collins, Sr
Added by: Dorothy Hazel Tarr
James Elbert Collins, Sr
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