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Luther Dick COLLIER[1]

Male 1842 - 1927  (84 years)


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  • Name Luther Dick COLLIER 
    Born 19 Jun 1842  Fayette, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 17 Jul 1850  Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    District 35 
    • Wm. Collier, age 58, brick mason, born in Kentucky
      Susan Collier, age 54, born in Kentucky
      Elizabeth Collier, age 24, born in Kentucky
      William Collier, age 22, brick mason, born in Missouri
      Charles Collier, age 16, brick mason, born in Missouri
      Martha J. Collier, age 14, born in MIssouri
      Robert Collier, age 12, born in Missouri
      Rich Collier, age 8, born in Missouri
      Eliza J. ?, age 5, born in Missouri
    Census 1 Jun 1860  Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • W. Collier, age 68, stone mason, value of personal property $300, born in Kentucky
      Susan, age 64, born in Kentucky
      Wm. Collier, age 30, brick mason, value of real estate $2500, value of personal property $200, born in Missouri
      Robert, age 22, born in Missouri
      Luther Collier, age 17, day laborer, born in Missouri
      Eliza J. Lowen, age 13, born in Missouri
    Military 1861–1865  [3
    as a member of the Union Army, Company B of the 23rd Missouri Infantry (and other units) 
    Occupation 1870  Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    attorney 
    Census 8 Aug 1870  Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Luther Collier, age 28, Lawyer, value of real estate $900, value of personal property $150, born in Missouri
      Martha B. Collier, age 27, born in Kentucky
      Annie Collier, age 7, born in Missouri
      Oscar L. Collier, age 4, born in Missouri
      Kitty Collier, age 2, born in Missouri
    Census 7 Jun 1880  Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Luther Collier, age 38, lawyer, born in Missouri, both parents born in Kentucky
      Frances C. Collier, age 34, wife, keeping house, born in Missouri, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Missouri
      Annie D. Collier, age 17, daughter, at school, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Kentucky
      Oscar Collier, age 15, son, at school, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Kentucky
      Kittie Collier, age 11, daughter, at school, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Kentucky
      Jewit N. Collier, age 6, son, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Kentucky
      Luther Collier, age 4, son, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Kentucky
      Matilda J. Caz, age 39, help, house work, born in Kentucky, both parents born in Kentucky
    Census 4 Jun 1900  Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    Ward 4 
    • Luther Collier, age 57, born June 1842 in Missouri; both parents born in Kentucky; married 5 years; lawyer
      Alexander Collier, age 39, wife, born June 1861 in Missouri; father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia; mother of 2 children, both of whom are living
      Kittie Collier, age 31, daughter, born November 1868 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; bookkeeper
      Leland S. Collier, age 19, son, born December 1880 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; at college
      Cora B. Collier, age 18, daughter, born February 1882 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; in school
      Joseph Collier, age 16, son, born August 1883 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; in school
      Susie B. Collier, age 15, daughter, born January 1885 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; in school
      Woodson E. Collier, age 4, son, born December 1895 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri
      John W. Collier, age 2, son, born in June 1898 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri
      Matilda Gay, age 63, lodger, born July 1836 in Missouri; both parents born in Kentucky
    Census 22 Apr 1910  Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Luther Collier,age 67, married - 15 years in present marriage, born in Missouri, parents both born in Kentucky, lawyer - real estate and insurance
      Woodie Collier, wife, age 48, mother of 2 children, both of whom are living, born in Missouri, father born in NC, mother born in Missouri
      Leland H. Collier, son, age 28, single, born in Missouri, parents both born in Missouri, physician
      Susie B. Collier, daughter, age 23, single, born in Missouri, parents both born in Missouri, stenographer
      Woodson E. Collier, son, age 14, single, born in Missouri, parents both born in Missouri, in school
      John W. Collier, son, age 12, single, born in Missouri, parents both born in Missouri, in school
    Census 13 Jan 1920  Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Luther Collier, age 77, born in Missouri, both parents born in Kentucky; lawyer in general practice
      Ida B. Collier, wife, age 54, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri
      John W. Collier, son, age 22, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri Luther and his fourth wife, Ida, were living with his son John.
    Name Richard 
    Died 24 Jan 1927  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 12
    Obituary - Luther Collier
    Obituary - Luther Collier
    Buried Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    IOOF Cemetery 
    Person ID I764  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2014 

    Father William COLLIER,   b. 11 Mar 1792, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1870  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Susan HIGBEE,   b. 29 Sep 1796, Jessamine County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1887  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1816  Jessamine County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Family ID F287  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ida B.,   b. Abt 1866, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [10
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1664  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Martha Buradell CARTER,   b. 11 Oct 1842, Trigg County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1878, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1862  Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Children 
    +1. Annie Dick COLLIER,   b. 3 May 1863, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1932, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +2. Oscar Leavitt COLLIER,   b. 2 Jul 1866, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1947, Inyo County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Kittie COLLIER,   b. 10 Nov 1868, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1928, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Dale COLLIER,   b. 1871,   d. 1872  (Age 1 years)
    +5. Jewett Norris COLLIER,   b. 12 Sep 1873, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1935, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F279  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Frances C. BRAWNER,   b. 22 Oct 1845, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1893  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1879  [11, 16
    Children 
    +1. Leland H. COLLIER,   b. Dec 1880, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919  (Age ~ 38 years)
    +2. Cora B. COLLIER,   b. Feb 1882, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph N. COLLIER,   b. Aug 1883, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age ~ 25 years)
     4. Susie B. COLLIER,   b. Jan 1885, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1965  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F321  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Alexa W. MARSHALL,   b. 16 Jun 1860, Clay County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1914, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1895  Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Children 
     1. Woodson E. COLLIER,   b. Dec 1895, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1965  (Age ~ 69 years)
     2. John W. COLLIER,   b. 17 Jun 1897, Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1954, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F322  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jun 1842 - Fayette, Howard County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    District 35 - 17 Jul 1850 - Grundy County, Missouri
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1860 - Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Mar 1862 - Grundy County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - attorney - 1870 - Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Aug 1870 - Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jun 1880 - Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Feb 1895 - Grundy County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Ward 4 - 4 Jun 1900 - Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 22 Apr 1910 - Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 13 Jan 1920 - Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jan 1927 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    IOOF Cemetery - - Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri
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  • Histories
    Title Page - 'A History of Northwest Missouri'
    Title Page - "A History of Northwest Missouri"
    Bio - Luther Collier - page 1
    Bio - Luther Collier - page 1
    Bio - Luther Collier - page 2
    Bio - Luther Collier - page 2
    Bio - Luther Collier - page 3
    Bio - Luther Collier - page 3

  • Notes 


    • From the History of Grundy County, Missouri, pages 428-429:

      LUTHER COLLIER, The present mayor of Trenton, was born in the town of Fayette, Howard County, Missouri, June 19, 1842. His father, William Collier, was the con- tractor and builder of the Grundy county court-house, at Trenton, and was in Trenton at the time of his son's birth, making arrangements for the removal of his family to that place. In April, 1843, the family took up their residence in Trenton, where the subject of this sketch was reared, receiving an education in the common schools and high school of Trenton. This latter institution was at that time under the charge of Prof. Joseph Ficklin, now professor of mathematics in the State University. Mr. Collier graduated in the fall of 1859, and in 1860 became assistant instructor at the high school under Prof. W. D. Stewart, principal, and continued until May, 1861. In the summer of the same year he opened a select school in Trenton, and taught one month, when he gave it up to a young lady, and enlisted in the Missouri State militia for six months. He was mustered out in March, 1862, and resumed teaching in Trenton, but after a three months' term, again enlisted in the service of his country, this time in company B, of the Twenty-third regiment of Missouri volunteer infantry. He was successively promoted fifth sergeant, orderly sergeant and captain, but before receiving his commission as captain of company A, of the Twenty-third, he was detailed as acting adjutant of the regiment, and while in discharge of his duties was cut off from mail facilities, and so failed to get his commission until mustered out of the service in Washington City, in June, 1865. Adjutant Collier was an active participant in the battle of Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, the siege of Atlanta, and battle of Jonesborough, Georgia, the fight at Bentonville, North Carolina, besides a number of others, and accompan- General W. T. Sherman in his famous march from Atlanta to the sea. Returning to Trenton after his honorable discharge from service, he accepted a clerkship in a store, which he held but a short tant deputy in the county clerk's office, continuing until 1868. He then began the study of law in the office of Shanklin, Austin & Herrick. February, 1870, he was admitted to the bar, and in 1871 opened an office in Trenton and began the practice of law. With the exception of the winters of 1871 and 1872, when he was docket clerk of the House of Representatives, at Jefferson City, he has continued uninterruptedly in the practice of his profession. He has held several offices of trust at the hands of the people, having been elected clerk of the school-board for seven years in succession, city attorney of Trenton for six years, city clerk from 1869 to 1880, when he was elected mayor, which office he now holds. Mr. Collier has been twice married. The first time to Miss Martha B. Carter, of Trenton, who was taken from him by death, June 16, 1878. By this union his fireside was blessed with five interesting children, named, respectively, Annie D., Oscar L., Kate, Jewett and Luther. His second wife, Miss Fannie Browner, of Clinton county, became Mrs. Luther Collier, October 29, 1879. They have one child, Leland H. Mr. and Mrs. Collier are members of the Christian Church of Trenton, of which church the first Mrs. Collier was also a devout member.

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] Brawner family information - Thelma E. Kurtz, page 54 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2120] Missouri Death Certificate - Kittie C. Mason.

    3. [S3661] Missouri - A History of Northwest Missouri (book), downloaded; 26 April 2014; pages 1833-1835.

    4. [S1663] Missouri, Grundy - 1850 - William Collier.

    5. [S1670] Missouri, Grundy - 1860 - William Collier.

    6. [S1673] Missouri, Grundy - 1870 - Luther Collier.

    7. [S1678] Missouri, Grundy - 1880 - Luther Collier.

    8. [S1689] Missouri, Grundy - 1900 - Luther Collier.
      {Luther Collier, born June 1842 in Missouri; both parents born in Kentucky; married 5 years; lawyer
      Alexander Collier, wife, born June 1861 in Missouri; father born in North Carolina, mother born in Virginia; mother of 2 children, both of whom are living
      Kittie Collier, daughter, born November 1868 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; bookkeeper
      Leland S. Collier, son, born December 1880 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; at college
      Cora B. Collier, daughter, born February 1882 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; in school
      Joseph Collier, son, born August 1883 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; in school
      Susie B. Collier, daughter, born January 1885 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri; in school
      Woodson E. Collier, son, born December 1895 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri
      John W. Collier, son, born in June 1898 in Missouri; both parents born in Missouri
      Matilda Gay, lodger, born July 1836 in Missouri; both parents born in Kentucky}

    9. [S1687] Missouri, Grundy - 1910 - Luther Collier.

    10. [S1684] Florida, Pinellas - 1920 - Luther Collier.
      {Luther Collier, age 77, born in Missouri, both parents born in Kentucky; lawyer in general practice
      Ida B. Collier, wife, age 54, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri
      John W. Collier, son, age 22, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri}

    11. [S263] Missouri, Grundy - IOOF Cemetery A-F surnames.

    12. [S1685] Obituary - Luther Collier.

    13. [S221] Kentucky, Jessamine - Marriages 1812-1840.

    14. [S83] Collier family lineage - Ancestry.com, ID numbers 1006, 1112517876, and 11025.

    15. [S251] Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900, Luther Collier & Martha B. Carter, 27 May 1862, Grundy Co., Missouri (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S69] Brawner Family papers, page 1 of 2 (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S1680] Missouri Marriage Records - 1805 - 2002, Entry for Luther Collier & A.W. Marshall.


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