W. E. Collins (B: 1832)
Posted By: DJ Scieszinski
Date: 12/12/2015 at 19:33:14
COLLINS, W. E., grocer, one door north of post office; born April 10, 1832, in Decatur Co., Ind.; in 1855, came to Albia and first engaged in the drug trade; was Postmaster from 1861 to 1865, then engaged in the wholesale notion trade, and continued it till 1866; then commenced the general commission business, and continued it till 1870, when he engaged with a Burlington grocery house as traveling salesman; in 1876, commenced his present business. Married Lucy Fowler, Oct. 7, 1858; she was born in 1838, in Ohio; have one child - Edward M.
SOURCE: THE HISTORY OF MONROE COUNTY, IOWA
CHICAGO: WESTERN HISTORICAL COMPANY, 1878
Directory of Monroe County, Troy Township, Page 461
Monroe Biographies maintained by Susan Claman.
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