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Henie Collins

Don Congregational Cemetery

FUNERAL

The funeral of the late Henie Collins will leave the Devon Hospital This Day (Saturday), at 1 o'clock, arriving at the Don Cemetery at 3 p.m. Friends are invited to attend. Jeffrey, undertaker

The North West Post 25th November 1911

Leslie Kenneth Collins

Bluff Pioneer Cemetery Devonport

Born 1918

FUNERAL

COLLINS The funeral of the late Leslie Kenneth Collins will leave the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Collins, Little Rooke Street, Devonport, this day (Monday), at 2.30 p.m. for the Bluff Cemetery. Jeffrey undertaker.

The Advocate 24th November 1919

Michael Collins

St Joseph Catholic Cemetery Forth

Died 17th Dec 1875
Age 10 years

Alice (Alicia) Collins

St Joseph Catholic Cemetery Forth

Died 10th Jan 1878
Infant

Michael Collins

St Joseph Catholic Cemetery Forth

Died 18th Jul 1879
Age 1 Month

Kate Collins

St Joseph Catholic Cemetery Forth

Died 1st Feb 1889
Infant

Alice Espie Collins

St Joseph Catholic Cemetery Forth

Died 17th Sept 1899
Age 17 yrs

James Collins

St Joseph Catholic Cemetery Forth

Died 18th Dec 1910
Age 79 yrs

DEATH

COLLINS – Passed away peacefully at the Devon Hospital at 8.25 p.m. on Sunday, 18th December, James Collins, of Forthside, aged 84 years. Burial Roman Catholic Cemetery, Forth

The North West Post 19th December 1910

The death occurred at the Devon Hospital, Latrobe yesterday of Mr. James Collins, one of the pioneer settlers of Forthside, at the age of 84 years. Fifty years have been spent in the Forth district, principally on the same estate. He had been ill for a considerable time and was removed to the Hospital last week, but the doctor gave very little hope of his recovery. He leaves a family of nine, four sons and five daughters, two of whom are in New Zealand and three still reside at home. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon at the Forth Catholic Cemetery, leaving the deceased’s late residence, Forthside, at 2.30 p.m. In consequence of the sad event, the choir practice at Forth will be postponed until Thursday at 9 p.m.

The North West Post 19th December 1910

Alice Espie Collins

St Joseph Catholic Cemetery Forth

Died 13th Jun 1901
Age 57 yrs

FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE DON

A fatal accident occurred at the Don on Thursday, whereby Mrs. J. Collins, wife of Mr. J. Collins, farmer, of Forthside, met her death. Mr. And Mrs. Collins left home in the morning, with the intention of driving to Devonport, but when coming down what is known as the Don hill, the horse shied, and the cart was overturned down the embankment, which is about 19ft high, a wire fence being placed at the bottom. A story that appeared in a notoriously inaccurate sheet as to the unfortunate woman riding, at the time of the accident, on a load of potatoes, but that was a fiction vamped up n=by the reporter and we understand, caused her family some pain. Mrs. Collins was a heavy woman, weighing from 21 stone to 22 stone and lived but a short time after the accident. The spot where the fatality occurred is very dangerous and needs a fence or some kind of protection, as accidents have occurred there on several occasions. Deceased leaves a grown-up family of 15 to mourn their loss, of which there are nine daughters and six sons, several of whom are married. Mr. Collins is an old resident, having lived in the Forth district for over 40 years.

THE INQUEST

The inquest was held at the Don Hotel yesterday, before the Hon. J. H. McCall, coroner and the following jury:- Messrs. J. Hancock (foreman), J. Keddie, H. Nickols J Cole, W. Smith, H. McCall and W. Northrop. James Collins deposed that he was a farmer, residing at Forthside. The body viewed by him and the jury was that of his wife, Alice Collins. She was 57 years of age. In company with his wife, he left home on Thursday, in a chaise cart. They were coming down the Don Hill, just above the township, when the horse shied and plunged across the road and the cart and its occupants went over the embankment. His wife and himself were thrown out. He was hurt in the shoulder and the side. He was held fast under the cart and tried to help his wife, but his hand was powerless. His wife did not complain of being hurt. He asked her was she hurt, but she only asked him to turn her on her right side. A man named George Knight was the first to come to their assistance. It was nearly an hour before sufficient assistance was procured to carry the body to the hotel. His wife was dead before they left the scene of the accident. She did not speak again. The horse was a young one. His wife was in good health up to the time of the accident. W. R. Stewart, medical practitioner, said the body lying in the room adjacent was that of Mrs. Collins. She was dead when he arrived on Thursday, but the body was quite warm. There were no outward marks of violence. Deceased was a very stout woman. Considered that the sudden shock of being thrown out of the cart caused death. John Johnson saw Mr. Collins at about a quarter to 1 o’clock on Thursday on the Don road, just at the turn above the residence of Mr. G. Cole. Did not see the accident. It was over when he got there. The cart was turned over and the body of Mrs. Collins was lying against the wire fence. He lifted her head up and she called him by name and asked the Lord to bless him. She said she was hurt. Helped to convey the body to the hotel. Believed that death had taken place before that. Medical aid had been sent for. As soon as he arrived on the scene Mr. Knight went to procure the services of a doctor. F. Archer saw Mr. Collins pass his (witness) place on Thursday about 12 o’clock, driving a horse and cart. Mrs. Collins was with him. About 12.30 p.m. Mr. Knight came to the house and told him of the accident and together they proceeded to the spot. He found Mrs. Collins under the cart. Mr. Collins was leaning against the cart. Assisted to remove Mrs. Collins. She appeared to be in pain and groaned slightly. She did not speak to him, but he heard her speak to Mr. Johnson. Did not hear her complain of being hurt. Went to procure assistance, but when he returned he found it was not required, as others had arrived. The accident occurred about two chains from the corner of the road leading into the Don. He did not think Mrs. Collins was alive when he arrived with assistance. The jury, without retiring, returned a verdict of accidental death.

The North West Post 15th Jun 1901

Collins Michael

St Joseph Catholic Cemetery Forth

Died 24th Jun 1938
Age 53 years

DEATH

COLLINS – On June 24, at the Devon Public Hospital, Latrobe, Michael Collins, of Somerset, loving brother of the late Sarah Hegarty, of Barrington, aged 53 years. R.I.P. Burial Roman Catholic Cemetery, Forth

The Advocate 25th Jun 1938