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Re: Looking for James H. Collins
Posted by: Judy Artley (ID *****5905) Date: November 03, 2011 at 21:52:50
In Reply to: Looking for James H. Collins by Silvio Passalalpi of 708

In 1920 James H. Collins was living with his parents in Denton Ward 1, Denton, Texas.
Ben Collins, head household, b. TX, 29, miller flour.
Annie A., wife, b. TX, 28.
James H., son, b. TX, 5.
Bailey, son, b. TX, 3 6/12ths.
Billy R., son, b. TX, 1 10/12ths.
Wiley Bailey, fatherlaw, b. LA, 48, engineer oil.
Mattie Bailey, motherlaw, b. TX, 49.
Ruth E. Bailey, sisterlaw, b. TX, 12, flour packer.
Jim Botter, brotherlaw, b. TX, 26, elevator man four mill.

In 1930 James and family were living in Denton, Denton, Texas.
Ben Collins, head household, b. TX, 42, miller alliance?
Annie, wife, b. TX, 40.
James H., b. TX, 15.
Bailey, b. TX, 14.
Billy Ray, b. TX, 12.
Ben, b. TX, 10.
Mattie Bailey, motherlaw, b. TX, 60.
Nancy Collins, mother, b. IN, 78.

A James H. Collins
Born: 1914, Texas
Residence: Denton County, Texas
Enlisted: 6 Jan 1942, Dallas, Texas in Air Corps
Education: one year college
Civil Occupation: retail manager
Marital Status: single without dependents
Source: U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records 1938-1946.

A James H. Collins
Born: abt. 1915
Married: 10 March 1973, Denton Co., TX
Spouse: Avice M. Hollandsworth
Born: abt. 1914
Source: Texas Marriage Index 1966-2002.

I provided you his sibling info because if he married this late in life, I don't think he had children.

A James H. Collins
Died: 27 Nov 1978, Denton County, Texas.
Source: Texas Death Index 1964-1998.

Now you need a copy of his obituary to be sure he's the James H. who was in World War II. Contact the Emily Fowler Library, 502 Oakland, Denton, TX 76201, 940-349-8749 or

I can't get the obit for you because I don't live in the Denton area. Hopefully the obituary will list his wife and children. If you still need help, contact me. Successful Searching!

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