Lemira H. Collins

6 Feb 1842 - 10 Oct 1907

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Lemira H. Collins

6 Feb 1842 - 10 Oct 1907
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A Sketch of the Life of Lemira Collins I was born Feb. 8, 1842 at Collingbourne, Kingston in the county of Wiltshire, England. My father’s name was John Hillier. My mother’s name was Hester Smart. Their family consisted of 5 sons and 3 daughters: Samuel born Aug. 4, 1833 George born Dec 13, 1835

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Lemira H. Collins

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Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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Collins, Lemira Hillier - Life Sketch

Contributor: comstock Created: 2 years ago Updated: 1 year ago

A Sketch of the Life of Lemira Collins I was born Feb. 8, 1842 at Collingbourne, Kingston in the county of Wiltshire, England. My father’s name was John Hillier. My mother’s name was Hester Smart. Their family consisted of 5 sons and 3 daughters: Samuel born Aug. 4, 1833 George born Dec 13, 1835died Jan., 1865 Harvey born May 10, 1837died May, 1847 Robert born Dec. 13, 1839 Lemira born Feb. 8, 1842 Sophia born Mar. 17, 1844 Rhoda born Feb. 25, 1847 John born May, 1851died about two days after his birth My mother died May 31, 1851. My father was occupied as a shepherd to a farmer near our home and he took great pains with us to teach us the ways of truth. He gave us an education such as National Schools was capable of doing in those days. I was married to Aquila Collins of the same place that I was born. We had 7 children: George born Feb. 1, 1862 Thomas bon Nov. 3, 1863 Jonas born Nov. 24, 1865 John born Mar. 18, 1868 Charles Ernest born June 21, 1871 and died Aug. 15, 1872 Sarah Sophia born July 31, 1874 and died Jan. 11, 1883 Aquila Junius born Dec. 25, 1885 I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints June 30, 1864, baptized by Elder Henry Spackman in the Burbage Branch of the Church. I left my native land May 21, 1866 in company with my husband and our three eldest children and my husband’s father, mother, and two brothers, Thomas and Joab. We sailed on the ship, American Congress. We arrived in Provo City, Utah on Oct. 8, four months and twelve days on the journey. My husband’s father took very ill on the plains with chills and fever and died Sept. 21, 1866 at a small mail station called Ham’s Fork about 100 miles from Utah. We settled in the 3rd Ward of Provo and have not lived any other place. The Relief Society was organized May 21, 1868. I attended the meetings from the first, was received a member Sept. 14, 1869. I acted as a teacher for some little time and at the removal of the Secretary, Hester Ann Beebe, from this ward to the 2nd Ward, I was appointed to fill that office. When the Primary Association was organized in this ward (Oct. 12, 1878), I was chosen as second counselor to Sister H. A. Beebe. I resigned that office in Oct. 1886 and I was then called to the presidency of the Young Ladies Association of this ward and still hold this office. In May, 1890, I and my son John, made a visit to England by ship on board the Circassia on the Anchor Line, landed at Glasgow, Scotland on the 18th day of June, and went to Liverpool by railway. The next day we took the train to London, arrived there all right, and found my sisters and oldest brother well. We spent 7 weeks in England, seeing sights and gathering some little genealogy. We returned home across the sea in the steamer, City of Rome. When we got to New York, we took the train for Canada to see my brother, Robert, and his family. We spent two days with him and came home to find all was well. I had left my little June (Aquila Junius) who was four years and five months old. And now as I am writing a brief account of my life, I will mention a few items of my husband’s family. His father’s name was John Collins, and his mother’s name was Prisscilla Shefford. They had nine sons and two daughters, namely, Henry, George, Charles, Joyce, John, Thomas, Aquila, Joab, Imla, Sarah, and Juniah. His mother died Feb. 21, 1873. His eldest brother is still living in England; the next four sons are dead. His brother John died crossing the plains, while coming to Utah, in 1864. He was survived by a young wife (now Mary Goddard) who married again. She married a man, William Davis, who had lost his wife on the same journey. He is now dead, but she is still living at Provo Valley. My husband’s brother, Juniah died in January, 1866. His sister, Joyce, married Thomas Cook in 1853. She died in 1866, and her husband came to Utah in 1868 with their children. His brother, Thomas, married Mary Liddiard. His brother, Joab, married Marthies Hillier, a first cousin of my own. His brother, Imla, married Mary Stagg. His sister, Sarah, married Samuel Liddard, and his oldest bother married Virtue Ellen Cook. Our oldest son married Emily Esther Harding on Dec. 24, 1888. She was born Aug. 31, 1863. They have two children, Florence Murle, born Nov. 22, 1889, and George Roy, born Dec. 4, 1891. Our son, Thomas, married Annie Louise Davis on Nov. 3, 1887. She was born on July 7, 1867. They have three children - Thomas Eugene, born July 26, 1888; Reva Ladelle, born Jan. 22, 1890; Erma Louise, born July 9, 1891. Now this ends my short sketch and there is a meeting of the Relief Society to be held this afternoon and the Jubilee box is to be closed at 4 o’clock and this is to be opened and read by any of my descendants that are living. Written by Lemira Collins (slight edits by Nancy Phillips Austen)

Collins, Lemira Hillier - Life Sketch

Contributor: baldeagle137 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

A Sketch of the Life of Lemira Collins I was born Feb. 8, 1842 at Collingbourne, Kingston in the county of Wiltshire, England. My father’s name was John Hillier. My mother’s name was Hester Smart. Their family consisted of 5 sons and 3 daughters: Samuel born Aug. 4, 1833 George born Dec 13, 1835died Jan., 1865 Harvey born May 10, 1837died May, 1847 Robert born Dec. 13, 1839 Lemira born Feb. 8, 1842 Sophia born Mar. 17, 1844 Rhoda born Feb. 25, 1847 John born May, 1851died about two days after his birth My mother died May 31, 1851. My father was occupied as a shepherd to a farmer near our home and he took great pains with us to teach us the ways of truth. He gave us an education such as National Schools was capable of doing in those days. I was married to Aquila Collins of the same place that I was born. We had 7 children: George born Feb. 1, 1862 Thomas bon Nov. 3, 1863 Jonas born Nov. 24, 1865 John born Mar. 18, 1868 Charles Ernest born June 21, 1871 and died Aug. 15, 1872 Sarah Sophia born July 31, 1874 and died Jan. 11, 1883 Aquila Junius born Dec. 25, 1885 I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints June 30, 1864, baptized by Elder Henry Spackman in the Burbage Branch of the Church. I left my native land May 21, 1866 in company with my husband and our three eldest children and my husband’s father, mother, and two brothers, Thomas and Joab. We sailed on the ship, American Congress. We arrived in Provo City, Utah on Oct. 8, four months and twelve days on the journey. My husband’s father took very ill on the plains with chills and fever and died Sept. 21, 1866 at a small mail station called Ham’s Fork about 100 miles from Utah. We settled in the 3rd Ward of Provo and have not lived any other place. The Relief Society was organized May 21, 1868. I attended the meetings from the first, was received a member Sept. 14, 1869. I acted as a teacher for some little time and at the removal of the Secretary, Hester Ann Beebe, from this ward to the 2nd Ward, I was appointed to fill that office. When the Primary Association was organized in this ward (Oct. 12, 1878), I was chosen as second counselor to Sister H. A. Beebe. I resigned that office in Oct. 1886 and I was then called to the presidency of the Young Ladies Association of this ward and still hold this office. In May, 1890, I and my son John, made a visit to England by ship on board the Circassia on the Anchor Line, landed at Glasgow, Scotland on the 18th day of June, and went to Liverpool by railway. The next day we took the train to London, arrived there all right, and found my sisters and oldest brother well. We spent 7 weeks in England, seeing sights and gathering some little genealogy. We returned home across the sea in the steamer, City of Rome. When we got to New York, we took the train for Canada to see my brother, Robert, and his family. We spent two days with him and came home to find all was well. I had left my little June (Aquila Junius) who was four years and five months old. And now as I am writing a brief account of my life, I will mention a few items of my husband’s family. His father’s name was John Collins, and his mother’s name was Prisscilla Shefford. They had nine sons and two daughters, namely, Henry, George, Charles, Joyce, John, Thomas, Aquila, Joab, Imla, Sarah, and Juniah. His mother died Feb. 21, 1873. His eldest brother is still living in England; the next four sons are dead. His brother John died crossing the plains, while coming to Utah, in 1864. He was survived by a young wife (now Mary Goddard) who married again. She married a man, William Davis, who had lost his wife on the same journey. He is now dead, but she is still living at Provo Valley. My husband’s brother, Juniah died in January, 1866. His sister, Joyce, married Thomas Cook in 1853. She died in 1866, and her husband came to Utah in 1868 with their children. His brother, Thomas, married Mary Liddiard. His brother, Joab, married Marthies Hillier, a first cousin of my own. His brother, Imla, married Mary Stagg. His sister, Sarah, married Samuel Liddard, and his oldest bother married Virtue Ellen Cook. Our oldest son married Emily Esther Harding on Dec. 24, 1888. She was born Aug. 31, 1863. They have two children, Florence Murle, born Nov. 22, 1889, and George Roy, born Dec. 4, 1891. Our son, Thomas, married Annie Louise Davis on Nov. 3, 1887. She was born on July 7, 1867. They have three children - Thomas Eugene, born July 26, 1888; Reva Ladelle, born Jan. 22, 1890; Erma Louise, born July 9, 1891. Now this ends my short sketch and there is a meeting of the Relief Society to be held this afternoon and the Jubilee box is to be closed at 4 o’clock and this is to be opened and read by any of my descendants that are living. Written by Lemira Collins (slight edits by Nancy Phillips Austen)

Life timeline of Lemira H. Collins

Lemira H. Collins was born on 6 Feb 1842
Lemira H. Collins was 18 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Lemira H. Collins was 19 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Lemira H. Collins was 33 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Lemira H. Collins was 39 years old when The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the called party and the calling party.
Lemira H. Collins was 51 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Lemira H. Collins died on 10 Oct 1907 at the age of 65
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