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George Rollins  





George Rollins was born Nov., 1856 Missouri and died on Aug 7, 1025 Culver, Marshall, Indiana and was buried Aug 9, 1925 at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.

1903 Dec 24 - May V . Morgan and hus. wd to George Rollins and Frank Cochran lot 18 Knapp's add to Culver $125

1904 Apri 14 - Frank Cockran to Geo. Rollins lot in Culver $175

1904 - Sep 8 - George Rollins and children left Tuesday evening for Columbia, Mo. their former home, for severl weeks visit.

1905 - Apr 6 - George Rollins is erecting house south of Hays' livery Barn

George Rollins Dead
    End Came to respected Colored Man Late Friday

    George Rollins, age, 68, much respected colored man of Culver, died at his home last Thursday, August 6th after quite a long illness, funeral services were held in the Rollins Chapel last Sunday and interment was made in the Culver cemetery.

    Mr. Rollins came to Culver in 1899 from Missouri and was in the employment of the Culver Military Academy from many years as a cook. All of this community have had nothing by but words for George, He was a man of his word, believed in the right things and acted out his beliefs.

    The Rollins chapel is a lasting memorial to his life. He was the need of a church in Culver for the people of his race. He therefore donated the ground on which the edifice which still stands, was built, and he has been a hard worker in this congregation.

    He leaves to mourn his death a widow and two children, Dr. H. T. Rollins of Detroit, Mich. and Mrs. C. L. Watts of Culver. An Obituary appears elsewhere in this paper. -

    Obituary

    George Rollins Was born in the State of Missouri in the year of 1857 and passed to his eternal reward Aug. 6, 1925 at the age of 68 yeara.

    On the 13th of November 1887, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Nettie Easley. To this union six children were born. Four having preceded him in death.

    The first 41 years of his life was spent in his native state, b ut in the year 1899 he and his family moved to Culver, Ind., where he was connected with the Culver Military Academy for 10 years.

    Immediately upon his arrival in Culver he united with the Methodist church and for 14 years was an acive worker and generous supporter of all it activities.

    Twelve years ago he donated the gorund on which it now stands "The Rollin Chapel", a lasting memorial to him and to his earnest belief in God. In a wold torn by religiousd doubts and questions George Rollins has believed simply and trusted wholly in God.

    His religion and his christianity consisted not in words but iin good deed, and all of us from the oldest to the children have known his kindness and he help and sympathy.

    He leaves to mourn his loss a widow and two children. Dr H. T Rollins of Detriot, Mich. and Mrs. C. L. Watts of Culver. FIve grandchildren and a host of firends.

    The town of Culver will always be a better place in which to live because of his life and influnece.

      "Earth to earth and dust to dust"
      Calmy now the words we say
      Left behind, we ait in trust
      For the resurrection day.
      Father, in thy gracious keeping
      Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.
    - - Aug. 25, 1925 Culver Citizen


1927, May 18 - Notice of Final Settlement - By dieection of Nettie Rollins Miller, Exectirix of the estate of George ROllins, late of Marshal county, Stsate of Indiana, deceased...

George married 1884 Jeannette "Nettie" F. Easley Nov., 1870 Missouri died Dec. 27, 1932 buried Dec 29, 1932 Culver Masonic Cemetery she married 2) before 18 May 1927 --- Miller daughter of John Easley
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0016; FHL microfilm: 2340352 Name: Miller Rollins
    Birth Year: abt 1875
    Gender: Female
    Race: Negro (Black)
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Marital status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Homemaker?: Yes
    Home in 1930: Culver , Marshall, Indiana, USA
    Map of Home: View Map
    Street address: Lake Street
    House Number: 304
    Dwelling Number: 141
    Family Number: 145
    Home Owned or Rented: Owned
    Home Value: 2500
    Radio Set: Yes
    Lives on Farm: No
    Age at first Marriage: 18
    Attended School: No
    Able to Read and Write: No
    Father's Birthplace: Missouri
    Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
    Able to Speak English: Yes
    Household Members:Name Age
    Miller Rollins 55 wife
    Pearl Ray 43 Lodge
    Leota Richard?? 5 Step Dau
    Evelin Richard?? 4 Step Dau.

    Mrs Nellie Rollins Dies of Dropsey, Pneumonia

    Mrs. Nettie Rollins, 63 years of age, widow of George Rollins, died Tuesday of dropsy and pneumonia.

    The Rollins family is one of the older families of Culver and will known to many.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m., at the Easterday Chapel, Rev. Johnson of South Bend officiating.

    Internment will be in the Culver cemetery.

    She is survived by one son Dr. Hollis Rollins of Detriot and on daughter, Mrs. Roy Watts of Culver


George and Nettie's children:
    1 Victoria Leoma (Loma) Rollins BIRTH 20 Nov 1885 Missouri DEATH 20 Nov 1917 Culver, Marshall County, Indiana BURIAL Masonic Cemeter yCulver, Marshall County, Indiana, married 29 Sep 1904 Charles Wesley Wade BIRTH 18 Apr 1877 Rockville, Indiana DEATH 1 Feb 1954 Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana, USA BURIAL feb 3, 1954 Culver Masonic Cemetery

    2 Clara Bessie Rollins born Sep. 18, 1888 Missouri died Dec. 12, 1909 South Bend, St. Joseph county Indiana buried Culver Masonic Cemetery

    married 24 Oct 1908 Culver Marshall county Indiana Joseph Allen Artis {Allen J Carter) Birth : 23 Dec 1882 Marysville, Ohio Death: 6 Jan 1953 South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, Burial jan 10 1953 Highland Cemetery South Bend St. Joseph County Indiana West Brookfield Single Grave - Lot #1217 son of J Alllen (Allen Carter) and Louise Talborn (Lucinda Taborne)
      Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001
      Name: Clara B Rollins
      Gender: Female
      Race: Black
      Age: 20
      Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
      Birth Date: 14 Sep 1888
      Birth Place: Missouri
      Marriage Licence Date: 24 Oct 1908
      Marriage Licence Place: Indiana, United States
      Residence Place: Culver, Indiana
      Father: George Rollins
      Mother: Nettie Easley
      Spouse: Allen J Carter
      Page: 119
      FHL Film Number: 001651774
      Name: Allen J Carter
      Gender: Male
      Race: Black
      Age: 25
      Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
      Birth Date: 23 Dec 1882
      Birth Place: Ohio
      Marriage Licence Date: 24 Oct 1908
      Marriage Licence Place: Indiana, United States
      Residence Place: South Bend, Indiana
      Father: Allen Carter Mother: Lucinda Taborne
      Spouse: Clara B Rollins

      Page: 119 FHL Film Number: 001651774

      Miss Clara Rollins will be married on Saturday afternoon Oct 24, to Joseph A. A.ts {Artis} the South Bend musician who heads the White Swan orchestra every summer - 15 Oct 1908 CItizen.

      Matrimonial -
        Clara Rollins and Joseph Artis (colored) were married at 3 o'clock last Satruday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Rollins. About fifty guests were present, many of them from South Bend, and some of the bride's classmates. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Smith of South B end. Music was furnished by a South Bend string band, and an elaborate supper was served after the ceremony. The bride wore a white woold down. Mrs. and Mrs. Artis left for South Bend where they will make their home. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick of Granville, Mo., uncle and aunt of the bride were present at the wedding. - October 29 1909


      A Terrrible Tragedy
        Mrs. Clara Rollins Artis, a Former Culver Girl Burned to Death at South Bend

        Just as Joseph Artis, the colored musician of South Bend, was preparing to sound the signal for the grand march at the dance in the Osborn Hotel Saturday night he received a telephone call announcing that his wife had been seriously burned byb the explosion of a kerosene can and that his precence was needed at once.

        As there are no trains out of Culver at night for South Bend, and the roads were impassable for that distance, he found himself helpless to respond. With a self-control that is rare, he determined no to interfere with the pleasure of the party and proceed with the music for the dance, keeping his post until the program was concluded.

        Meanwhile Mrs Artis and a younder brother of Mr. Artis, who was in the room at the time of the expolsioon, but was less severely burned, were taken to a hospital where Mrs. Artis died early the following monring.

        The explosion alarmed the people in the Rushton flats adjoining th Artis home, and Edward Bond local manager of the Bell Telephone company, who was in the dining room, rushed to the house, through the blinding smoke, and wrapping a blanket around Mrs. Artis carried her out of doors.

        Mrs Artis was Clara Rollins, a Culver girl until her marriage abouut a year ago, a graduate of the Culver high school and later in Wilberforce university.

        She was a young woman of fine musical talents, educated and refined. Her pleasing manners made her a afavorite with her teachers and school mates, and in her case, as well as in that of her brother Hollis, also a graduate of the high school and now attending Wilberforce, the color line was ingnored in her school life.

        Mrs. Artis leaves an infant. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs George Rolins, two sisters - Mrs. Charles Wade and Florence - a young brother, resides in this place. To these relatives, the absent brother and the stricken husband, profound sympathy will be extended.

        The body of Mrs. Artis was brought to Culver at 11:30 Tuesday morning, accompanied by relatives of both families and Rev. Mr. Taylor.

        Friends of the deceased officiated as pall bearers.

        The service was held at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock, many of our people attending.

        Rev. Mr. Wright conducted the service, assisted by Re. Mr. Taylor. The Methodist choir sang the music. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers including pieces fromt he Culver high school class of 1906, L'Allegro club and the head waiter and waiters at the academy.

        Later new from young Ray Artis is that he is more seriously burned than was at first announced, and his recovery is very doubtful - 16 Dec 1909, Thu Citizen Page 1


      Indiana, WPA Death Index, 1882-1920 Name: Clara B. Artis
      Date: 12 Dec 1909
      Location: South Bend
      Age: 22 Yr
      Gender: Female
      Race: Colored (Black)
      Source location: City Health Office, South Bend Source Notes: book CH-45 on page 183 Indiana Works Progress Administration.

      They had: Jeanette Louise Artis
        Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940
        Name: Jeanette Louise Artis
        Gender: Female Birth Date: 19 Jun 1909

        Birth Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana, USA
        Registration Year: 1909
        Father: Joseph Artis
        Mother: Clara Rollins
        Certificate Number: 33400
        Roll Number: 014
        Agency: Indiana State Dept. of Health
        Volume Range: 207 - 211

        Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 Name: Jeanette Artis
        Gender: Female
        Race: Black
        Age: 26
        Marital status: Single
        Birth Date: 19 Jan 1910
        Birth Place: Indiana
        Death Date: 3 Nov 1936
        Death Place: Clinton twp, Cass, Indiana, USA
        Logansport State Hospital
        Father: Joseph Artis
        Mother: Clara {Rollins} Artis
        Burial South bend Nov 5 1936

        Jeanette Louise Artis BIRTH 19 Jun 1909 Culver, Marshall County, Indiana
        DEATH 3 Nov 1936 Logansport, Cass County, Indiana,
        BURIAL Nov 5 1936 Highland Cemetery South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana PLOT West Brookfield Single Grave - Lot #872


      1900; Census Place: South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana; Page: 15; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 1240402 Name: Joseph Artis
      Age: 19
      Birth Date: Jan 1881
      Birthplace: Ohio
      Home in 1900: South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana
      Ward of City: Fifth
      Street: S Michigan
      House Number: 234
      Sheet Number: 15
      Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 288
      Family Number: 426
      Race: Black
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Lodger
      Marital status: Single
      Father's Birthplace: Ohio
      Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
      Occupation: Musician
      Months Not Employed: 0
      Can Read: Yes
      Can Write: Yes
      Can Speak English: Yes

      1910; Census Place: South Bend Ward 5, Saint Joseph, Indiana; Roll: T624_378; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0178; FHL microfilm: 1374391
      Name: Joseph A Artis
      Age in 1910: 25
      Birth Year: abt 1885
      Birthplace: Ohio
      Home in 1910: South Bend Ward 5, Saint Joseph, Indiana
      Street: South Michigan
      Race: Black
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital status: Widowed
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Native Tongue: English
      Occupation: Teacher
      I ndustry: Music
      Employer, Employee or Other: Own Account
      Home Owned or Rented: Rent
      Farm or House: House
      Able to Read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes

      World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name: Joseph Allen Artis
      Gender: Male
      Race: Black
      Residence Age: 59
      Birth Date: 23 Dec 1883
      Birth Place: Marysville, Ohio, USA
      Residence Date: 1942
      Residence Place: Saint Joseph, Indiana, USA

      Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
      Name: Joseph Allen Artis
      Gender: Male
      Race: Colored (Black)
      Age: 69
      Marital status: Married
      Birth Date: 23 Dec 1883
      Birth Place: Marysville, Ohio
      Death Date: 6 Jan 1953
      Death Place: South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana, USA
      Father: J Allen Artis
      Mother: Lewise Artis {Louise Talborn}

      Funeral Notes
        Artis - The funeral of Musician-Composer Joseph A. Artis, 118 1/2 S. Michigan St., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Oliver A.M.E. Church.

        Artis, who had lived in South Bend 65 years, came here when he was four from Marysville, O.

        At the age of 14 he had already become one of the city's popular musicians. Later he studied under Mortimer Wilson of the Culver Military Academty and attended Richard Allen College of Pine Bluff, Ark. He was also a certified teacher of the University of Michigan.

        Friends may call a the Woolridge FUneral Home Firday morning untl the funeral.

        Rev. W. F. Ogleton, pastor of Olivet A.M.E. Church and ELder S. E. Wight of the Emmanuel Missionary College, Berrien Springs Mich., will read the services.

        Pallbearers will be Arthur FIx, Harold Lamb, Gene Krause, Leon Lynch, Edson McIntosh and Carl Harvath.

        Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.


      Joseph A. Artis
        Joseph Allen Artis, 118 1/2 S. Michigan St., died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday in his home after an illness of six weeks.

        Mr. Artis, a composer and music teacher, had lived in South Bend 25 years.

        He was born in Marysville, O. Dec. 23, 1883.

        In 1912 he married Jane Corruthers in St. Joseph, Mich.

        Besides his widow he is survived by two sons, Norman Stationed at the Hamilton Air Force Base, Calif and Richard Oakland, Calif.; two daughters: Mrs. Dale RIckmon, Bertrand, Mich. and Miss June artis, South Ben; two brothers: John and James of Detriot and s step-sister mrs. Addie Young, Columbus, O.

        Friends will be receicved in Wollridge Funeral Home Firday morning and until the funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday in Olivet Church by Rev. W. F. Ogleton, pastor of Olivet church, and Elder S. E. Wighht of the Emmanuel Missionary College of Berrien Springs.

        Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.


    3 Hollis Thomas Rollins born Sep. 15, 1891 Mexico, Audrain county , Missouri died Nov. 16, 1968 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, a tombstone exists in Culver Masonic cemetery CUlver Indiana
    1909 - May 6 - Hollis Rollins will enter Wilberforce Univesity near Xenia, O. next fall.

    1910 - Sep 29 - Hollis Rollins left this week for Indianapolis to take a three year's course in th Indiana Dental College.

    1913 - Aug 28 - Hollis Rollins... of Indianapolis,...graduated from a three year's course in dentistry last June and expects to open an office in Kalamazoo in the spring...

    1913 - Nov 20 - Hollis Rollins returned Saturday from Ann Arbor where he successfully passed a week's examination in dentistry a the state university. Hollis will open an office in Kalalmazoo next spring, and we are confiden that he will made good. His is a promising youn man and a credit to his parents.

    1914 - May 07 - Hollis Rollins has gone to Alabama where he will look up a satisfactory location for a dental offic. Hollis graduated from the dental collee in Indianapolis a year ago, and has been working at the academy since that time. He is a young man of fine character and his parents and firends h ave abundant reason for believing that a successful career in open before him

    Dr. H. T. Rollins brother of Mrs. Roy Watts, Dies

      Dr. H. T. Rollins a former resident of Culver, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Roillins of Culver passed away Satuday in the Ford Hospital after a short illness,

      He leaves a wife and one sister, Mrs. Roy Watts of Culver and several nieces and nephews.

      He graduated from Culver High School and attended Indiana Dental College. He spent the rest of his life practicing denistry in Detriot. I

      Internment was held in Detriot.


    Dr. Hollis T. Rollins A Dentist 45 Years -
      Services for Dr Hollis T. Rollins, a dentist in the Detriot area for 46 years will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Charles T Cole Funeral Home, 1093 E. Grand Blvd. Dr. Rolllins, 77, of 72 E. Philadelphia, died Friday at Harper Hospital.

      He was a resident of Detriot for 50 years and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha professional fraternity.

      Dr. Rollins graudated from dentistry school in Indiana.

      He is survived by his wife, Glenna, and a sister.

      Cremation will be in Woodmere Cemetery.


    he married before 1920 Jessica (Jesica) M. ---- Birth: abt 1897 Indiana Death: 1932 -1940

    married Glenna ---< Birth: --- Death after Nov. 16, 1968

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Name: Hollls T Rollins - Dentist
    Residence Year: 1916
    Street address: 597 St Antoine Hours: 9 to 12 m, 1 to 5, and 6 to 8 p.m.
    Tel Cadlillac 7318
    h 567 Russell
    Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1916

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Name: Hollis Thomas Rollins
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    {Dentist self 597 St Antoine Detriot}
    Marital status: Married Birth Date: 15 Sep 1891
    Birth Place: {Mexico} Missouri, USA
    Street address: 215 {Rowena}
    Residence Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Name: Hollis T Rollins - Dentist
    Residence Year: 1919
    Street address: 597 St Antoine h do
    Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1919

    Year: 1920; Census Place: Detroit Ward 3, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T625_804; Page: 7A; Name: Hollis Rollins [Walter Collins]
    Age: 28
    Birth Year: abt 1892
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Home in 1920: Detroit Ward 3, Wayne, Michigan
    Street: Antoine Street
    House Number: 1597
    Residence Date: 1920
    Race: Black
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital status: Married
    Spouse's name: Jessica Rollins
    Father's Birthplace: Missouri
    Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
    Able to Speak English: Yes
    Occupation: Dentist
    Industry: Dentist Office House
    Employment Field: Employer
    Home Owned or Rented: Own
    Home Free or Mortgaged: Mortgaged
    Attended School: No
    Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Hollis Rollins 28
    Jessica Rollins 28

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Classifieds)
    Name: Hollis T Rollins
    Residence Year: 1921
    Street address: 3135 St Antolne
    Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1921

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Name: Jessie M Rollins
    Gender: Female
    Residence Year: 1928
    Street address: 8186 St Antoine
    Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Spouse: Houis T Rollins
    Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1928

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 Name: Hollis T Rollins
    Residence Year: 1928
    Street address: 3135 St Antolne
    Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1928

    1930; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 1034; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 72;
    Name: Hollis T Rollins
    Birth Year: abt 1893
    Gender: Male
    Race: Negro (Black)
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Marital status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1930: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
    Map of Home: View Map
    Street address: Erskine Street
    Ward of City: 3
    Block: 93
    House Number: 572
    Dwelling Number: 112
    Family Number: 1
    Home Owned or Rented: Owned
    Home Value: 40, 000
    Radio Set: No
    Lives on Farm: No
    Age at first Marriage: 23
    Attended School: No
    Able to Read and Write: Yes
    Father's Birthplace: Missouri
    Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
    Able to Speak English: Yes
    Occupation: Bentist
    Industry: Office
    Class of Worker: Working on own account
    Employment: Yes
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Hollis T Rollins 37
    Jessica Rollins 33
    Lewis Block 38

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Name: Hollis T Rollins Residence Year: 1930
    Street address: 3135 St Antoine
    Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1930

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 Name: Hollis T Rollins
    Residence Year: 1931
    Street address: 3186 titlAnlolno (3135 St. Antoine)
    Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1931

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 Name: Hollis T. Rollins (Jesica M)
    Residence Year: 1932
    Street address: 3135 St. Antoine
    Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Occupation: Dentist
    Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1932

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Name: Hollis T Rollins - under list of "Dentist"
    Residence Year: 1932
    Street address: 3135 St Antoine
    Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Publication Title: Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1932
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: m-t0627-01839; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 84-24 Name: Hollis Rollins
    Respondent: Yes
    Age: 48
    Estimated birth year: abt 1892
    Gender: Male
    Race: Negro (Black)
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Marital status: Widowed
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Street: Warren Avenue
    House Number: 315
    Farm: No
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
    Residence in 1935: Same Place
    Sheet Number: 13B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 249
    Occupation: Dentist
    House Owned or Rented: Rented
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 30.00
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
    Class of Worker: Working on own account
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Hollis Rollins 48
    Charlotte Watts 20

    World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name: Hollis Thomas Rollins
    Gender: Male
    Residence Age: 50
    Birth Date: 15 Sep 1892 {Mexico Mo}
    Residence Date: 1942
    Residence Place: {315 E Warren} Detroit, Michigan, USA
    {Denistry}
    Mrs Chas Wastts (sis) Culver Indiana

    Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 Name: Hollis Rollins SSN: 365-36-0903 Last Residence: 48202 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Born: 15 Sep 1891 Died: Nov 1968 State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (1953-1954)


4 Florence Rollins born Apr. 2, 1894 Missouri Death: 10 Nov 1976 Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana,; married August 29, 1915 Marshall, Indiana Charles LeRoy "Roy" Watts born Sep. 7, 1892 died Oct., 1974 both are buried Culver Masonic Cemetery

5. Lawrence O Rollins Birth: Jun. 3, 1902 Culver, Marshall, Indiana died Jul. 28, 1921 buried Culver Masonic Cemetery
    George Rollins, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Rollins, old and esteemed volored family of this place, committed suicide by hanngin on Friday last.

    Lawrence was employed as table boy in the family of O. Peckham of Indianapolis, now occupying the lake cottage owned by A. F. Potts of Indianapolis..

    His duties were to set the table and clear away and wash the dishes. He had regular hours for his work, three times a day. He slept at home or on a cot in the basement when he chose to do so.

    ' On Friday monring he concluded his duties ab out 10 o'clock and diasppeared. At noon he had not returned as usual and Marths Mille, the colored cook, thinkg he might have gon to the basement to take a nap looked for him ethere and discovered his body hanging by the neck from a beam.

    Lawrence came home from Indianapolis, June 1 after completeing his first year's course in denistry, a profession in which his brother Holliw has made a success in Dentriot.

    Soon after he went to his brother's and remained there during June, foing outdoor woork for Hollis, such as painting.

    About July 1 he came back to CUlver a nd secured emplooyment at the Peckham home.

    Lawrence was a studious boy graduating with a high precentage in the Culver high school class of 1920.

    As early as the age of 12 he toolk up the study of chemistry by himself.

    During his course in Indianapolis he applied himself very closely too his work (his standing at the close of his first semester being 92 and at the c lose of the second 87), and in the opinion of his parents injured himself in doing so.


6. George Rollins Jr. birth and death 17 Oct 1912 Culver Marshall county Indiana (Stillbron) BIRTH 17 Oct 1912 BURIAL Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana

Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 392; Page: 17A; 
Enumeration District: 0082;
Name: George Rollins Age: 43 Birth Date: Nov 1856 Birthplace: Missouri Home in 1900: Union, Marshall, Indiana Ward of City: 1 Street: Scott Street House Number: 0 Sheet Number: 17 Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 347 Family Number: 348 Race: Black Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital status: Married Spouse's name: Nettie Rollins Marriage Year: 1884 Father's Birthplace: Missouri Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Occupation: Erik Emlier Military Rent Months Not Employed: 0 Can Read: Yes Can Write: Yes Can Speak English: Yes House Owned or Rented: R Farm or House: H Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age George Rollins 43 Nettie Rollins 29 Victoria Rollins 14 Clara B Rollins 11 Hollis Rollins 8 Florence Rollins 6 Year: 1910; Census Place: Culver Ward 2, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T624_370; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0113;
Household Members: Name Age
George T Rollins 53
Nettie F Rollins 40
Hollis T Rollins 19
Florence R Rollins 16 Lawrence O Rollins 7

Year: 1920; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T625_456; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 182
Household Members: Name Age
George Rollins 62
Nettie Rollins 48
Lawerence O Rollins 17

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 Name: Florence R. Watts [Florence R. Rollins] Gender: Female Race: Black Age: 82 Marital status: Widowed Birth Date: Apr 1894 Birth Place: Missouri Death Date: 10 Nov 1976 Death Place: Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, USA Father: George Rollins Mother: Nettie Rollins






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