Howard Louis Collins

#338, b. September 1864, d. 23 October 1936
FatherCharles Erving/Erwin Collins b. 13 Oct 1839, d. 10 May 1925
MotherElida Jane Sadler b. 21 Sep 1842, d. 19 May 1912

Spouse 1

Etta Frances Blackmer b. 18 Sep 1867, d. 16 Feb 1901

Spouse 2

Nellie E Ganong b. 1862, d. 12 Sep 1938


     Howard Louis Collins was born in September 1864 at Washtenaw, Mich; Per census. He married Etta Frances Blackmer, daughter of James Alexander Blackmer and Ann B Douglass, on 8 October 1889 at Pewano, Ionia, Mich; Per family search labs. Howard Louis Collins married Nellie E Ganong, daughter of Thaddeus R Ganong and Nancy Thurston, on 23 February 1904 at Ovid, Clinton, Mich; This was his second marriage and her first. Howard Louis Collins died on 23 October 1936 at Aurelius, Ingham, Mich, at age 72; Per grave marker. He was buried on 25 October 1936 at Rosehill Cemetery Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Mich; Marker gives year (incorrectly) as 1937.1,2

Other Events

     Claude W Collins and Howard Louis Collins were brothers. Their wives were sisters.

Time Line

Birth1864, Washtenaw, Mich
Census1870, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichJosiah H Collins3
Census1880, Lyndon, Washtenaw, MichCharles Erving/Erwin Collins4
Marriage1889, Pewano, Ionia, MichEtta Frances Blackmer
Birth of Son1892, Washtenaw, MichCarlton James Collins
Census1894, Dexter, Washtenaw, MichEtta Frances Blackmer
Birth of Daughter1894, Dexter, Washtenaw, MichMarion Pauline Collins
Birth of Daughter1898, Hamlin, Eaton, MichWinnifred Helen Collins
Census1900, Hamlin, Eaton, MichCharles Erving/Erwin Collins5
Death of Wife1901, Hamlin, Eaton, MichEtta Frances Blackmer
Marriage1904, Ovid, Clinton, MichNellie E Ganong
Census1910, Brookfield, Eaton, MichNellie E Ganong6
Census1920, Brookfield, Eaton, MichNellie E Ganong7
Census1930, Norvell, Jackson, MichNellie E Ganong8
Death1936, Aurelius, Ingham, Mich
Burial1936, Rosehill Cemetery Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Mich1,2
ChartsMale Descendants of John Collins
Descendants of Thaddeus Collins
Leslie Collins-Winnifred Collins
Thad + 4G
Thad + 5G


Y-DNA Male
F-A-G Memorial Found


  1. Find A Grave Memorial.
  2. Rosehill Cemetery, Block G, Lot 58, Lat 42D 29.826M North, Long 84D 39.770M West.
  3. US Census 1870, Lyndon, Washtenaw Co, MI, Series M593, Roll 707, Page 220, Sheet 12, FN 76, Line 03, 12 Jul 1870.
  4. US Census 1880, Lyndon, Washtenaw Co, MI, Series T9, Roll 608, Page 198, ED 232, Sheet 13, FN 118, Line 34, 12 Jun 1880.
  5. US Census 1900, Hamlin, Eaton Co, MI, Series T623, Roll 709, Page 204, ED 74, Sheet 03B, FN 68, Line 74, 7 Jun 1900.
  6. US Census 1910, Brookfield, Eaton Co, MI, Series T624, Roll 645, Page 053, ED 78, Sheet 12A, FN 181, Line 01, 2 May 1910.
  7. US Census 1920, Brookfield, Eaton Co, MI, Series T625, Roll 763, Page 040, ED 90, Sheet 03B, FN 65, Line 97, 15 Jan 1920.
  8. US Census 1930, Norvell, Jackson Co, MI, Series T626, Roll 996, Page 188, ED 38-41, Sheet 01A, FN 07, Line 26, 2 Apr 1930.