History of Buffalo County and Its People - Volume I
by Samuel Clay Bassett
|MRS. AND MRS. ASBURY COLLINS|
Reverend Collins, a Methodist clergyman, located on a homestead near Kearney in 1871. He was the first postmaster at Kearney Junction in 1872. Mrs. Collins helped to organize the first church and Sunday school at Kearney and the first Woman's Christian Temperance Union organization in the county. She is familiarly called "The Mother of Kearney."