Collins, Robert Ashmore

Birth Name Collins, Robert Ashmore
Birth Name Robert Ashman
Gender male
Age at Death 76 years, 8 months, 24 days


William Alexander Rombough at
shows Robert as only child of Thomas and Mary.

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"Robert Ashmore Collins" (full name) is referenced in Trails to Gold, Volume 1 By Branwen Christine Patenaude
"...Soda Creek roadhouse..., by 1877 the land had been purchased by Robert Ashmore Collins, a miller from Soda Creek, here he and his family lived and farmed on Lots 58, 59, and 60, G.l. Cariboo. Following the death of Robert Collins in 1908 his family fell on hard times, and borrowed money against the farm...which was foreclosed."

BC Paper 1908 -
"The remains of Robert Ashmore Collins, a stranger who died on Friday In the hospital here, were interred at the Anglican cemetery yesterday afternoon. Rev. A. Shtldrick, of Holy Trinity cathedral, conducting the funeral services. misc. The funeral will take place In the Church of England cemetery this afternoon. W. E. Fales being the undertaker. The young girl accompanled her father to this city from [Ens-j h-nd] only a few months ago."

The BC Death Cert actually says Robert Ashman Collins. Curiously, a family of Ashman's lived in St John's Union, Sligo, Ireland and also came to Ontario. Since Robert was born in Ireland, he would have been named after a Robert Ashman locally, or connected to the Collins. Indeed, a Robert Ashman married Margaret Fee in Annagh 1844 only a few miles from Doomore.



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1831-05-28 Ireland    
Death 1908-02-21 New Westminster, B.C., Canada    
Event Note

British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990 (
Name Robert A Collins
Gender Male
Birth Year abt 1831
Death Age 77
Death Date 21 Feb 1908
Death Location New Westminster
Registration Number 1908-09-083077
BCA Number B13089
GSU Number 1927117

The BC, Canada death registrations says "Robert Ashman Collins" -
"Canada, British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993", database, FamilySearch ( : 8 November 2017), Robert Ashman Collins, 1908.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Collins, Thomasabout 18041874
Mother Robinson, Mary Ann1809before 1842
         Collins, Robert Ashmore 1831-05-28 1908-02-21


Family of Collins, Robert Ashmore and Myers, Catherine

Married Wife Myers, Catherine ( * about 1829 + 1909-06-02 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1851      
Event Note

husband and wife in 1851 Census - Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario, but had no children yet.



1851 Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario - Just Robert & Catherine
1861 St. Vincent, Grey, Ontario
1871 missing
1881 Quesnelmouth & Soda Creek & Keithly Creek, Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada
1891 Canada Census in Alexandria, Cariboo, British Columbia,
Robert Collins b.1831 Ireland
Catherine Collins b.1830 Ontario

1901 Canada Census:
Name: Ro'bt A. Collins
Gender: Male
Race: White
Racial or Tribal Origin: Irish
Nationality: Canadian
Marital status: Married
Age: 69
Birth Date: 28 May 1831
Birth Place: Ireland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Immigration Year: 1841
Religion: Methodist
Occupation: Miller Flour (like his father!)
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes
Language: English
Province: British Columbia
District: Yale and Cariboo
Name Age
Ro'bt A. Collins 69
Catherine Collins 71

This shows William and Thomas Collins arrived about the same time (1841/1842) and probably together.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Collins, Robert Lbefore 1861
Collins, Aliceabout 1865
Collins, Jacob Myers18681939-04-16