Notes for: Tinnie E. Bodine

From Ronny Bodine:

The Collins family was living 1900 and 1910 in Jefferson County, and 1920 and 1930 in Benton, Franklin County. In 1900, Tinnie stated she had borne one child, then living. In 1910, she said she had borne 4 children, but only 2 were then surviving. Walter Collins registered for the World War I draft on 12 Sept 1918 in Benton, Illinois. Walter and Tinnie Collins were buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson County.

Obituary, Mount Vernon Register-News (Mount Vernon, Ill.) of 1 Feb 1954.
A former Mt. Vernon resident was fatally injured yesterday on his way to Benton to attend the funeral of his father. Walter Collins, 80, a former Mt. Vernon resident, died suddenly Sunday morning at his home on the McLeansboro Road, east of Benton. His son, Paul, 49, was fatally injured in an automobile accident later Sunday morning while on his way to Benton from his home in Wood River, Ill. Paul's car turned over on a curve of a blacktop road about four miles northwest of Benton and he was pinned underneath the car. He was taken to Moore Hospital in Benton, where he died at 6:45 o'clock this morning. Burial In Mt. Vernon Double funeral services for Mr. Collins and his son will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Drake Funeral Home in Benton. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery in Mt. Vernon. The father is survived by his wife, the former Tinnie Bodine; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Worsham of Benton; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Farlow of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. E. W. Monty of Bradley, Ill. Paul is survived by a son, John, a Korean War veteran. Walter Collins was born in Mt. Vernon in 1873, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Collins. He left Mt. Vernon for Benton 35 years ago.

Children: Eileen (Jan 1898), Paul (c1905), Katherine (c1914).