Obit: Collins, Emily Levett (1853 - 1938)

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Surnames: Collins, Workman, Levett, Martin, McKay, Libbey, Wiedenhoeft, Conner, Greene, Buckley, Thorpe

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/11/1938

Collins, Emily Levett (14 Mar. 1853 - 31 July 1938)

Mrs. Willis Collins, a former resident of Colby, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Libbey, at Grand Rapids Sunday morning, July 31st, after two months of illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 3, at the Methodist church, Rev. L. A. Workman officiating. Music was furnished by a quartet.

Emily Levett Martin was born in Brooklyn, New York City, March 14, 1853. When a child, she came west with her parents and settled in Caledonia Center, Wis. She was united in marriage at that place to Willis Daniel Collins on January 7th, 1869. Later they moved to Colby, Wis., where they lived for eighteen years. In 1902, they went to Anoka where she has since made her home except for brief intervals spent with her daughter at Grand Rapids. Her husband preceded her in death six years ago. Since then she made her home with her daughters, Mrs. Alfred McKay of Anoka and Mrs. Libbey of Grand Rapids.

Surviving are her four children, a son, A. W. Collins, of Anoka and three daughters, Mrs. Effie May Wiedenhoeft of Colby, Wis., Mrs. Hattie Ursula Libbey of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Nellie Maude McKay of Anoka; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Conner of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Frances Greene and Mrs. Anna Buckley of Racine, Wis., and Mrs. Lilly Thorpe of Junction City, Wis., nine grand children and nine great grand children.

Mrs. Collins was a kind and loving mother never sparing herself to be of help and service to others. She will be greatly missed by her children and a host of friends who mourn her passing. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, uniting with that faith when a young girl.



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