Bio: Collins, Ray (1885 - 1947)

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----Sources: Town of Butler History Collection

Collins, Ray

Capp and Georgia (Brown) Collins, married 4 Jul 1910, came from Indiana. Georgia still lives here in Butler. The butlers came from Pennsylvania, first lived in Nelson, then in Augusta, then moved to town of Foster. Ray’s great-grandfather George purchased Ray a farm in 1892. It has been in the family for over 100 years - red house on Dickerson and MM, where William originally lived on 80 acres. Kitty corner, Ike Butler lived on 40 acres. Where La Flex farm is formerly belonged to Dave Butler, which was a 40 acre farm. Grandmother Collins live on an 80. When she died, Ray’s parents took it over. Ray’s mother split the land and sold half to William across the road. His dad owned 40 acres across the road, of which 20 acres was his mother’s. His dad bought another 40 acres. Ray added Reineke’s land so it is now 180 acres. Ray took full ownership in 1972. Ray has 3 sisters, Margaret Zank, deceased, from Washington state; Nancy Cesafsky, Eau Claire; Edna Wavrunek of Neillsville, decease.

Captian "Capp" Collins was born 21 Mar 1885 in Hanna, Laporte, Indiana and died 16 Nov 1947 in Thorp, Clark, Wisconsin where he is also buried.  Georgia Brown Collins was born 9 Feb 1892 in Augusta, Eau Claire Co., Wis. and died Dec 1982 in Thorp, Clark Co., Wis. where she too is buried.  Their children were, Cecil M. who was born 30 Nov 1913 in Thorp and died and was buried there Sep 1915.  Edna Garnett Colins was born 29 Nov 1912 in Thorp and died Dec 1989 in Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin.  She is buried in the the St. Mary's Cemetery in Neillsville, Wis.  Nancy and Raymond were also born in Thorp, Clark Co., Wisconsin.

1930 Federal Census, Butler, Clark, Wisconsin, enumeration district number: 0003, family number: 37, sheet number and letter: 2B, line # 83

Capp Collins, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
mother's birthplace: Indiana

Household Members
head Capp Collins M 46 (1884 Indiana)
wife Georgia Collins F 38 Wisconsin
daughter Edna Collins F 17 Wisconsin
daughter Margaret Collins F 14 Wisconsin
daughter Nancy Collins F 12 Wisconsin
son Raymond Collins M 9 Wisconsin



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