Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Levin A. Collins, retired merchant


Delmar, Jan. 3 Levin A. Collins, retired merchant, died early yesterday at his home here following an illness of two weeks. He was 75. 

Mr. Collins was the son of the late Levin A. and Catherine Ellis Collins, a well-known farmer in the Bacon section, north of Delmar. After his marriage in 1886 to Miss Amanda Thompson, by whom he is survived, he moved to a farm near Delmar. 

Some years ago he opened a store in West Delmar which he operated until his retirement in August of this year. Mr. and Mrs. Collins recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. 

Funeral services will be held at the Saint George's Methodist Church north of Delmar Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Walter A. Donoway, pastor of the Delmar Mt. Olive Methodist Church, will officiate. He will be assisted by Rev. H. B. Hanby of Laurel. 

Besides his widow Mr. Collins is survived by two children: Mrs. Frank Sullivan of Delmar and Levin A. Collins Jr. State Sanatorium, Md. Two grandchildren, Mrs. Bessie Hancock and Raymond Sullivan, both of Delmar and two great-grandchildren.

above from The Salisbury Times Jan 3, 1940

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