Search billions of records on





April 20, 1956

Edward Collins, 72, Mt. Vernon, a life-long resident of Posey county, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday (19 Apr 1956).  He had been seriously ill for several months.


Prior to his residence in Mt. Vernon which extended over a period of 30 years he engaged in farming.  He and his wife, nee Florence Witham, who died in 1945, operated Riverside Hotel in Mt. Vernon for a number of years and later Mr. Collins operated a restaurant at West Second street and College avenue.


The deceased was a member of Mt. Vernon lodge, No. 497, Loyal Order of Moose.


The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral Home and the funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Short-Niehaus chapel.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.  Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of First Methodist Church, will conduct the services.


A son of the deceased, Joseph P. Collins, an employ of Gates rubber Co., Wiliamston, Mich., arrived in Mt. Vernon this morning.


The son, Joseph, a brother, Ben, New Harmony, and four grandchildren are the nearest surviving relatives.


A son, Robert was fatally injured in an auto accident between Rockport and Newburgh in February, 1955.


Parents of the deceased Mr. Vernon man were Thomas Collins and Rose Rowe Collins.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers