Brief Historical Sketch of Mrs. D.J. Collings Who Died February 14, 1900 Taken from Scott Co., IN Newspaper 1900

A Christian Life, a Blessing to the Family and a Benediction to the Community.

D. Jane Higgins Collings was born June 26, 1828 and Died February 14, 1900 aged 71 years, 7 months and 18 days of cancer of the stomach. She was united in marriage to Zebulon F. Collings January 21, 1846. To that union were born two sons and seven daughters. The husband and five children departed this life years before. She leaves a son, three daughters, thritynine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her departure. She joined the M.E. church in 1844 and lived a devoted and faithful life until she fell asleep in Jesus. She has been a blessing to her family, a worker in the church, a stay to the Sunday school, a help to missionary societies and a benediction to the community in which she lived. She was a great reader of religious books and papers. The advocate, her church paper, was always a welcome visitor. She was a constant reader, a faithful student, of the Bible and taught her children in early life to obey its teaching. Her patient suffering, her living faith, her expressed confidence in a personal Saviour and her last assurance that "all is well", is demonstration of a noble Christian character. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.L. Cooper.

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February 15, 1914
Scott Co., Newspaper

Tender Congratulations Today to Mrs. L.M. Murphy Who Completes 83 Years INFORMAL RECEPTION IS HELD

Mrs. L. M. Murphy is today celebrating the 83rd anniversary of her birth and tomorrow will be the 63rd anniversary of her marriage to Wesley J. Collins. Mrs. Murphy's maiden name was Lydia Maria Swope and she was born in Spencer County, KY, February 15, 1821. her parents were Michael and Jane Swope. At the age of 16 she removed with her parents to Vienna, Scott County, Ind., where most of her life has been spent. Here on February 16, 1841 she was united in marriage to Wesley J. Collins, who was a brother of the late Mrs. Sarah J.W. Sullivan, and who had been reared in Clark County. Mr. Collins died in 1856 and in 1863 Mrs. Collins was married again to James B. Murphy, whose home had originally been in South Caroline, but who was then living in Vienna. After 20 years of married life, he too, passaed away, and Mrs. Murphy was left a second time widow. To Mrs. Murphy six children were born, only two of whom now survive however, Mrs. Anna Marlatt, wife of the Rev. A.N. Marlatt, of Connersville, and Dr. Sallie C. Jackson, of this city. Five step children are living all well known citizens of Scott County. They are George, William and Samuel Murphy, Mrs. George Richie (Richey) and Mrs. Frank Richie (Richey). Mrs. Murphy is a faithful member of Wall Street Methodist Church, having united with the M. E. church in Vienna 61 years ago. Her home was the preaching place for the Methodists for two years, at the end of which time her husband built the first Methodist church in the little town. Mrs. Murphy has made her home with her daughter, Dr. S.C. Jackson in this city for the past 20 years and has a large circle of friends who delight to do her honor and who will call today to tender their congratulations.

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