Miles A. Collins

Died January, 1896
American Courant, Cartersville, GA January 23, 1896
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Death of M. A. Collins.

After a Protracted Illness of One Year He Succumbs to the Disease.

Mr. Miles A. Collins died at his home in Cartersville yesterday about noon, of dropsy.

He has been sick for about one year, and while he would rally at times, and was able to be about, yet the steady inroads of disease have been gradually encroaching upon his once robust constitution, and for the past few weeks he has been confined to his room. Although he had been sick so long, his death was a shock in its suddenness to his friends who had been informed only the day before, that he seemed to be improving.

Mr. Collins was born in North Carolina in 1840 and was in his 56th year at the time of his death. His father moved to Georgia when he was quite young and settled in Pickens county. He came to Cartersville in 1867 and was married to Miss Cora Clayton, near Stilesboro, in 1869. He was for a number of years in the saw mill business with Mr. S. M. Roberts, and about fifteen years ago they engaged in the mercantile business in this city, and the firm of Roberts & Collins was widely known throughout this section. They continued the partnership up to about three years ago when they closed out and retired.

Mr. Collins was serving his third term as county commissioner, having been elected to that office at three successive elections. He has been for many years a prominent member of the Methodist church and was for a long time chairman of the board of stewards.

He leaves a wife and five children, the eldest being about seventeen and the youngest about six years old.

He was a member of the Knights of Honor in which order he had $2,000 insurance. He was a prominent and popular citizen and his death is a severe loss to the town and county.


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