Biography of Stephen A. Collins
Northwestern Ohio Biographies

The subject of these lines, who is engaged in farming in Section 18, Bartlow township, Henry county, and is also a dealer in agricultural implements at Hamler, is an important factor in business circles, and his popularity is well deserved, as in him are embraced the characteristics of an unbending integrity, unabated energy and industry that never flags.

On a farm in Marion township, Henry county, Mr. Collins was born December 23, 1861, a son of Michael and Bridget (Shehy) Collins, early settlers of the county, where the father died September 13, 1889. In their family were eight children who reached manhood and womanhood - four sons and four daughters - Stephen A. being fourth in the order of birth. During his boyhood and youth he received a good common school education, and assisted his father in the labors of the farm, remaining at home until October, 1889, when he married and located upon his present farm in Bartlow township. He gave his attention exclusively to agricultural pursuits until August, 1896, when he formed a partnership with Mr. Newton. and embarked in the agricultural implement business. Carrying a well selected stock of goods, and being courteous in their treatment of customers, they have secured a liberal share of the public patronage. Although his business is in Hamler, Mr. Collins still resides on his farm in Bartlow township. where he owns one hundred and twenty acres of valuable and well improved land.

On October to, 1889, in Colgate, Henry county, Mr. Collins married Miss Tersia Stewart, a native of Putnam county, Ohio. and a daughter of Newton Stewart of that county. They have become the parents of two children, namely: Jerry A. and Franklin S. Mr. Collins and family are cornmunicants of the Catholic Church, while politically he is identified with the Democratic party, in the success of which he takes a deep interest.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois

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