NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
William Collinson was born in Essex county, England, and came, when a young man, early in the nineteenth century, to Canada. He made his home in Leeds county, Ontario, and followed farming for his occupation. In politics he was a Conservative, and in religion a member of the Church of England.
He married, in Scotland, Christina Wallace, of the ancient and distinguished Wallace family of Scotland.
John, William, Thomas, David, Elisha C. (mentioned below), Hiram, Sarah, Mary and Hannah.
(II) Elisha C., son of William Collinson, was born in Leeds county, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 16, 1844. He was educated there and has followed farming for his occupation. He married, June 20, 1881, at St. George's Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario, Mary Ann Chapman, born Nov. 10, 1864, at Leeds, daughter of William Chapman, a prominent politician and lumberman of Collins Bay, Ontario.
He is a member of the Episcopal Church, and in politics he is a staunch Conservative.
Dr. Thomas Jefferson, mentioned below.
Myrtle C., born Aug. 19, 1886, married Ray W. Merrill, attorney-at-law, Carthage, Jefferson county, N.Y.
(III) Dr. Thomas Jefferson Collinson, son of Elisha C. Collinson, was born in Leeds county, Ontario, April 12, 1883, and attended the public schools of his native town, and the high school at Athens, Ontario, where he was graduated at the age of fifteen years.
In 1903 he entered the College of Physicians' and Surgeons of Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, and was graduated with the degree of M.D. in the class of 1908. He was then on the staff of the Hamot Hospital at Erie, Pennsylvania, and of the hospital at Randall's Island, New York City, and at Dr. Hills' Maternity Clinic, 216 East 76th street, New York City. He became a member of the staff of the New York State Hospital at Utica, N.Y. March 9, 1909, and continued there until Dec. 1, 1909, when he began to practice in the village of Lyons Falls, Lewis county, N.Y.
He is a Republican in politics, a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and has been a member of Rideau Lodge of Free Masons since April 12, 1904.
He married, at Kingston, Ontario, March 30, 1910, Alice M. Sands, born in Kingston, Feb. 24, 1885, daughter of Captain J. C. Sands, formerly of the Canadian Royal Field Artillery.
[Transcriber's note: since this couple was barely married when this material was published, any subsequent children are not listed.]
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