Collins, Maria

Birth Name Collins, Maria
Gender female
Age at Death 79 years, 2 months, 5 days


Obit from FindAGrave. Lists nieces & nephews who are children of Eliza Collins.
Arkansas City Daily Traveler
Arkansas City, Kansas
Tuesday, December 26, 1916
page 3

Death of Mrs. Dwyer

Old Resident of Arkansas City Died at Her home Here.

At eleven o'clock yesterday at her home at 221 South Third street, occurred the death of Mrs. Mariah Dwyer, from general debility, at the age of seventy-nine years. Mrs. Dwyer was one of the early comers to this vicinity, having resided here for about forty-seven years, most of which time was spent on a farm northwest of this city. She was born in Ireland and moved to Canada in her childhood from where she came to this vicinity, where she has since made her home, and has made hosts of friends who will read this news with sad hearts.

One son survives her, W.W. Dwyer, with the Case company of Wichita; a sister, Mrs. Thos. Rogers, and several nieces and nephews, among whom are Mrs. P.H. Franey, Mrs. W.J. Gray, Mrs. A.B. Woolsey, Miss Mary Myers, Mrs. J.W. Nelson, Mrs. C.C. Tubbe, Frank and E.C. Rogers.

The funeral will be held at Pleasant Valley church, conducted by Rev. Ward, of Winfield and the remains will be laid to rest beside those of her husband, Harvey Dwyer, who died in 1897.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)

Another obit includes that she came from Canada to Kansas in 1867 ( same as the Myers ).

Judy McCoy has mother is "Jessie McCreary" without source.
I see 2 M'Creary's in the Sligo, Ireland 1820 commercial directory...

MARRIED - At the residence of Miss Collins, in this city, May 15, by the Rev. L.F. Laverty, Mr. Harvey Dwyer and Miss Maria Collins.

The TRAVELER acknowledges the receipt of a handsome cake on the occasion of the above event. We have been acquainted with the bride and groom for several years and they belong to a thrifty enterprising class. They have our best wishes for success in the world and that the sun set of life may reflect over a countless generation of Dwyers.

Arkansas City Weekly Traveler (Arkansas, Kansas) May 21, 1879, Pp 3

I have a letter she wrote in 1912 sent to her niece Adah ( Daniel Myers is her blood nephew). She says, "iam crippled up awful bad...cant walk without my crutch". "iam sorry for poor dan Iknow he must suffer...poor perl... iwisht icould cure everyone,,,this is anuf of my poor riting so iges iwill quit good by tall" Signed, "Your loving aunt Maria Dwyer" ( note no "h" in Maria ).


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1837-10-20 Ireland    
Death 1916-12-25 Cowley, KS   1a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Collins, William17981870-08-00
Mother Barber?, Jane1804after 1861
    Sister     Collins, Elizabeth 1823 1899-03-16
    Brother     Collins, James about 1827 1888-08-16
    Brother     Collins, William 1830
    Brother     Collins, Thomas 1832
    Sister     Collins, Margaret Jane 1832-03-19 1888-11-10
         Collins, Maria 1837-10-20 1916-12-25
    Sister     Collins, Agnes G 1839-06-00 1923-10-20
    Brother     Collins, George 1843 1876-10-18
    Sister     Collins, Sarah A 1845-04-00 1929-01-06


Family of Dwyer, Harvey and Collins, Maria

Married Husband Dwyer, Harvey ( * 1822 + 1897 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1879-05-15 City of Arkansas City, Cowley, KS    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dwyer, William Wesley1882-03-101941-05-24

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