Bellzona's Picture Book
The Collins - Omy
Hobson is the girl on the left. She was the daughter of Tillman Young
Hobson, brother to Nathaniel Hobson. Nathaniel Hobson was Bellzona's
brother-in-law, married to Aletha Artemis Collin, her sister. This picture
was probably taken at Ft. Worth, Texas. Omy's first husband was Oscar
Kelly. Her second husband was Henry Lawrence. In all Omy had seven girls
and one boy. She was born at Toller, Texas.
The fastidious attention to detail can be
seen in this girl's appearance, which is a mark of the Collins people.
They always seemed to easily go through the chores of daily living and
with a sense of humor. One of the girls joked about how her hands were so
rough with picking cotton, when she went into the store to buy a pair of
hose, she touched the hose and her hands stuck to them. "I'll just
take these," she told the store owner, and she joked about it to the
family later. Any miscalculation causing mishap would be told and retold
amidst uproarious laughter.
Bellzona had another sister, Margaret
Collins, married to James Griffith, and they lived in the Fort Worth area.
Along with the Griffith's and the Hobson's who branched off from Collins
women there must be great numbers of family descendants in this area.
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