The Collins Family
Ira Alonzo Collins & Rebecca Edna Green
Ira Alonzo Collins was born December 16, 1861 at Cleveland, Ohio, the son of John A. Collins and Melissa Beaman. His daughter, Mabel Evelyn Collins, married Charles Donald DeForest.
He married Jennette Parker Neil on August 16, 1884. She was born June 18, 1867, the daughter of James Neil and Rebecca Jane McGee. They had one son, Roy G. Collins, who was born on July 22, 1888 in Riverton, Michigan. Jennette died the same day.
In the 1900 census, Ira is living with the David Green family as a boarder. Also living there is David Green's widowed daughter, Rebecca Fergeson and her young daughter Doris Irene.
On March 8, 1905, Ira married Rebecca Edna Green. She was the daughter of David Green and Eliza Young. She was born January 15, 1876 in Manistee County, Michigan. She was the widow of Charles Fergeson and had a young daughter, Doris Irene.
John A. Collins and Melissa Beaman
John A. Collins was born in 1831 in Pennsylvania. He married Melissa Beaman on August 29, 1856 in Berrien Co, Michigan. They had at least three children: Melissa, Ira Alonzo and Mary V. Melissa Beaman Collins died July 2, 1896. I haven't been able to find any census records for this family or a date of death for John.