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 James Joseph Collins

James Joseph Collins

Birth
Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 28 Sep 1910 (aged 53)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Plot 2-11-7-NSE
Memorial ID 101367984 · View Source
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James was born in the city of Mineral Point, and raised on their farm in Mineral Point Township, in the area that came to be known as Oak Park, just a few miles south-west of Mineral Point, and west of the Old Galena Road, now known as State Highway 151. On Tuesday morning, October 25, 1887, at St. Paul's Catholic church, Mineral Point, Wisconsin, James married Miss Mary C. Dunbar, a daughter of John and Ellen (Grant) Dunbar. John and Ellen were early pioneer residents of Mineral Point. James and Mary took up housekeeping in the house that had lately been occupied by Squire Commins, located at the intersection of Fountain and Chestnut streets.
Just as the family was preparing to leave for Denver Colorado, in late August/early September, their plans were postponed due to their youngest becoming ill for three weeks that resulted in the death of their youngest daughter, Florence Hazel. It appears that the family remained until after the death of his father, John Collins, in 1898. There, he and his wife ran a grocery store at 2900 West 26th Avenue and residing in a house nearby at 2622 Elliott Street, both within the City of Denver.
Sadly, while his wife was in Mineral Point visiting her mother and sisters, he quickly became ill and died from spinal meningitis, that was thought he caught from a patron of his store. Mrs. Collins arrived home just prior to his passing. She tried to continue to run the grocery as long as she could but soon there after had to let it go. When the Interstate came thru, that house and the grocery were bought out and their nearby Catholic Cemetery graves were moved.
[THE MINERAL POINT TRIBUNE, Mineral Point, Wis., Thur., August 4, 1910: James Collins,...]
[THE IOWA CO. DEMOCRAT, Mineral Point, WI]

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COLLINS
DAUGHTER IRMA L. 1891-1963
MOTHER MARY C. 1856-1952
FATHER JAMES J. 1856-1910





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  • Created by: Susie
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101367984
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Joseph Collins (25 Jul 1857–28 Sep 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101367984, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Susie (contributor 47375864) .