Biography of Charles P. Collins
Wayne County, MI Biographies





COLLINS, Charles Parker, banker; born, Detroit, Dec. 25, 1848; son of Thomas and Mary (Hosie) Collins; married at Detroit, Dec. 12, 1878, Ida L. Cotton. Worked on a farm, later sailed on the Great Lakes for two seasons; the next five years was with Haffner & Mayes, makers of sails and rigging; member firm Haffner & Collins, cigar manufacturers, and later head of firm of C. P. Collins & Co., retired, 1909. Vice president Central Savings Bank; director A. E. Stewart Transportation Co. Republican; secretary Republican County Committee, 1886; auditor Wayne County, 1888-90; sheriff Wayne County, 1893-96; presidential elector for McKinley and Roosevelt; retired from active politics in 1898. Mason (32°), Knight Templar, Shriner; member Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows, Royal Arcanum, Elks. Clubs: Detroit Yachting and Fishing, Citizens' Yacht. Recreations: yachting, boating and fishing. Office: Central Savings Bank. Residence: Lenox Apts., Detroit. Summer Residence: St. Clair Flats, Mich.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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