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John Collins

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The Seattle Republican
May 1, 1903

In the death of John Collins Seattle has lost one of her truest and staunchest friends. Coming here in the early days, he has been a conspicuous figure in the making of Seattle what she is. In him the Seattle Spirit had one of her most ardent adherents. Having amassed a fortune, placed at a million dollars, he belonged to that class of citizens of which John Leary, J. J. McGilvra, Dexter Horton, Cyrus Walker, Judge Thomas Burke, J. M. Colman and others, all millionairs, by getting hold of valuable real estate in early days and holding on to it, are conspicuous living representatives.