I'm looking for John and Mary McCormack Collins from Freehold, NJ in the 1850's...children included John H., Michael B., and Sarah Collins Harter. The following are obits of who I believe are Mr. Collins' brothers, including my Great-grandfather, Bryan Collins. There are also two sisters, Catherine Collins Murray (1831-1896) buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clinton, NY and Bridget Collins Cosgrove (1840-1896) buried in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Waterville, NY...both cemeteries located in Oneida County...and Mr. Collins' sons both moved to the Paris Hill area and are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clayville, NY...any information would be helpful. Thanks.
Utica Daily Press...Tuesday morning, June 10, 1902
Death of Michael Collins,
an Old and Highly respected Resident
Paris Hill, June 9.- Monday, June 9, at the age of 76, occurred the death of Michael Collins. He was born in Galway county, Ireland. His father, Thomas Collins, gave all his children good educational advantages which were of practical value as well as enjoyment to the deceased through all of his life. In 1851, he came to New Jersey. After nine years he moved his family to this vicinity where he had since resided. By strict integrity and honorable dealing he won the respect of all. As a neighbor and friend he was kind, helpful and to be trusted. In his family relations he was exceptionally kind and pleasant, a faithful husband and father, and in all the relations of life the spirit of good will and good cheer manifested itself and made him loved and sought after. He was a wide and intelligent reader, interesting and instructive in conversation and of positive convictions in manners of conduct and belief. Besides his wife he leaves five children, Mrs. Mary Pardee of Brooklyn, Mrs. Sarah Barr of Syracuse, Mrs. Frank Ferner of Hubbardsville and Mrs. James Clark and Thomas Collins of Paris. The funeral will be held Thursday.
(He is buried in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Waterville, NY along with his first wife and the mother of his children, Ellen Kiefe and his second wife, Mary Ryan, also from County Galway)
Utica Daily Press...Monday Morning, January 1, 1912
DEATH OF THOMAS COLLINS
An Aged and Well Known Resident of Waterville
Waterville, Dec. 31---At 10 a.m. to-day occured the death of Thomas Collins at his home on Tower avenue, due to heart trouble and a general breaking down of his system, induced by advanced age.
Mr. Collins was born in Galway, Ireland in December 1836, coming to this country in childhood, he spent several years in Keybort, N.J. removing to Paris Hill about 55 years ago.
November 8, 1860, he was united in marriage to Margaret O'Toole at Clinton. From the time of his marriage until 1891, he had followed farming in this vicinity. In the latter year he moved to the village in order that his children might have the opportunity to attend the local school. Since that time he had resided here. He is survived by his widow, six daughters and four sons, Margaret J. and Winifred B. of New Rochelle, Mrs. Clinton D. Rudy of Syracuse, Mrs. James T. Caraher of Utica, and Agnes C. and Anna R. of Waterville; and Daniel B. of this place; Thomas H. of Clayville, J. Fred of Oriskany Falls, and William K. of Buffalo.
The funeral will be held from his late residence Wednesday morning at 9:30 and from St. Bernard's Church at 10 o'clock.
The Utica Observer...Monday, April 10, 1922
Bryon Collins Dies At Paris Hill Home
Clinton, April 10.---At his home on Paris Hill occurred the death of Bryon Collins who had been failing for over a year.
Bryon Collins was born in Ireland Nov. 20, 1838, son of Mr and Mrs. Thomas Collins. He came to America in 1855 and lived in New Jersey for some time then came to Clinton where he has since lived on a farm at Paris Hill.
He was married in 1862 to Marcella Dowd, who died in 1884. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Holy Name Society. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Catherine Keenan, Mrs. Barnard Hand, Miss Alice Collins and Mrs. Frank Gaffin and one son, Michael T. Collins, also several grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock from his late home on Paris Hill and 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Church.
(Several of Bryan's childrens names are wrong..they are; Mrs. Catherine Keene, Mrs. Bernard Hand, and Mrs. Frank Gossin...He was also predeceased by children: Mary Jane, John, Thomas H., Anna Louise, and William F.)
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