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Collins, Alfred (1854–1922)

Warwick lost another of its best known and highly respected identities in the death of Mr. Alfred Collins, which occurred at his residence, Pratten Street, west, on Saturday last. The deceased, who was a native of the town, was 67 years of age, and leaves a widow and two daughters to mourn their loss, the latter being Mrs. Stanley Morris, Gladfield, and Mrs. E. Mawson, Toowoomba. His brother, Mr. W. Collins, is the oldest resident native of Warwick at the present time, and he had one sister resident in Brisbane. Until the last year or two, when he contracted the ailment which caused his death, Mr. Collins led a very active life. He was of rather quiet disposition but took a keen interest in sport, and was one of the founders of coursing in Warwick. He took a prominent part in Friendly Society matters, and was a member of the Oddfellows lodge. During the greater part of his life he followed the business of butchering, and all his interests were centred in the district. The funeral, which took place yesterday afternoon, was one of the largest in the town's history and included a strong contingent of Oddfellows. The Rev. C. H. Massey conducted the burial services, and Messrs. Reimers Bros, carried out the funeral arrangements.

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'Collins, Alfred (1854–1922)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/collins-alfred-19956/text31135, accessed 19 June 2019.

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