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EDWARD COLLINS

 

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.

 

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Originally submitted by Betty Sellers