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Collins Floyd Hall McCall Pearce

Obituary of Dr. H. V. Collins, Jacksonville, Texas.

The Mortuary Committee of Barker Camp, No. 1555, U. C. V., Jacksonville, Tex., composed of E. S. McCall, W. J. Pearce, and Jerome Hall, reports the death of another member.

Dr. H. V. Collins was born June 27, 1844, in Warren County, Ga., and died at his home in Jacksonville, Tex., February 11, 1916. He was a faithful member of the Camp since its organization, in 1904, and filled the position of Camp Surgeon until the day of his death. He enlisted as a private soldier in the Confederate army in August, 1861, serving in Captain Pruden's company, 3d Georgia Infantry. He served in the coast of Georgia until Sherman's army reached Savannah and then went to Hardee's Corps, in Joe Johnston's army, and served there until mustered out at Goldsboro, N. C., reaching home in May, 1865.

By his own exertions he became a doctor after the war, taking a course of lectures at Jefferson College, Philadelphia, and graduating at the Medical College in Savannah, Ga., in 1869. He was married to Miss O. J. Floyd, a daughter of T. S. Floyd, of Columbia, Ala., at which place he practiced medicine for one year. He then went to Texas and located at Beaumont, going from there to Old Town Bluff, in Tyler County, Tex. From this place he moved to Jacksonville in 1883 and made his home there until his death. His wife and three daughters and an only brother survive him, all living at Jacksonville. More than thirty-three years of his life were spent in this community, and his sterling qualities as a man and neighbor were often manifest in his work among all classes. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church for more than thirty years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Jacksonville and was buried by that order.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, April, 1916.

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