Miriam Catherine <I>O'Leary</I> Collins

Miriam Catherine O'Leary Collins

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 Jun 1936 (aged 74)
Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Roslindale, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Lot 6, Chestnut Path, West from Chestnut Avenue, Sect 2.
Memorial ID 180367185 · View Source
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Daughter of William Curran O'Leary, of England, and Miriam Catherine (Keating) O'Leary, of Canada.

Dr. David Aloysius Collins, M.D., a physician of the Roxbury District, of Boston, Massachusetts; graduate of the Harvard Medical School, class of 1886. He was the son of Patrick Collins, of Ireland, and Ann (McLernon) Collins, of Boston, Mssachusetts.

Marriage 24 January 1892, in
Boston, Massachusetts.

Miriam Catherine (O'Leary) Collins, was formerly an actress.

Submitted by Judy Froehlich

Source: Women of the Century/Miriam O'Leary Collins

COLLINS, Mrs. Miriam O'Leary, actor, born in Boston, Mass., in 1864. Her father, William Curran O'Leary, of London, Eng., was an artist and designer by profession. Her mother's maiden name was Miriam Keating, and at the time of her marriage she was on a visit to Boston from Halifax, N. S., her native place. Their daughter Miriam was their first child. She received her education in the public schools of Boston, and attended the Franklin grammar school and the girl's high school, and was graduated from both with honors. Her aim throughout her years of preparation was to fit herself as a teacher. After her father's death, encouraged by her cousin, Joseph Haworth, and by other friends, she chose the stage as her profession and began at once her efforts in that direction. Her first success was as Rosalie in "Rosedale" during the engagement of Lester Wallack in the Boston Museum. She spent one season in the company of Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrett, after which she returned to the Boston Museum, and is now (1892) a member of the stock company of that theater. She has appeared in many widely different roles, ranging from Snake in "Nicholas Nickleby." Topsy in "Uncle Tunis Cabin," and Sophia in "The Road to Kuin," to Jess in "Lady Jess." On 25th January, 1892, she became the wife of David A. Collins, a prominent physician of Boston.
Contributor: Elisa Rolle (48982101)



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