James Collings, Jr.

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James Collings, Jr.

Birthplace: Bedford, England
Death: Died in Paris, Bear Lake County, Idaho
Immediate Family:

Son of James Collings, Sr. and Elizabeth Collings
Husband of Frances Pheba Collings
Father of James Wesley Collings and Joseph LInford Collings
Brother of Catherine Ann Maughan

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About James Collings, Jr.


PARIS, Idaho James Collings, 86, a pioneer of the great Bear Lake valley, and one of the oldest residents of Paris, Idaho, died at his home here Friday evening.

Mr. Collings has had a noted career. He was born Jan. 3, 1845 at Bedford, England. and emigrated when a boy of nine years old.

He has been living in Paris since 1856. He was a government mail carrier from Franklin to Paris in the early days.

He was married in 1874 to Frances Rich, daughter of Elder Charles C. Rich. Of his eleven children, the following survive: Mrs Parley Parrish, Centerville, Utah; J. W. Collings and Mrs. Charles Johnson, American Falls, Idaho; Charles R. Collings, Bountiful, Utah; Mrs. Milo Anderson, Grover, Wyo.; Mrs. A. J. Anderson, Fairview, Joseph Collings, Paris, Idaho; John Collings, Los Angeles, Cali.; Mrs. F. Pack, Kamas, Utah.

Funeral services will be held in the Paris First Ward chapel, Nov. 24 at 11 A.M.


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James Collings, Jr.'s Timeline

January 3, 1845
Bedford, England
August 6, 1878
Age 33
April 2, 1889
Age 44
November 21, 1930
Age 85
Paris, Bear Lake County, Idaho