Marking of the Grave of Vines Collier, 1932


ceremony 5On June 24, 1932, the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) placed a monument over the grave of Vines Collier.  This is the monument prior to the unveiling ceremony.  All the photographs in this post were found in the rolltop desk of J. C. Collier.  According to his granddaughter, Virginia Collier Dennis, the desk and its contents were unchanged since Jena’s death in 1944.

ceremony 2The monument unveiled by Jessie Stephens Collier, wife of J. C. Collier and Regent of the Lamar-Lafayette Chapter of the DAR.


ceremony 1Attendees of the ceremony are, from left to right:  Mrs. John S. Bacon, Hattie Howard Weaver, unidentified lady, Marion Howard (small boy), Miss Hattie Howard, Leila Howard-Howard, Evelyn Collier Cason (daughter of J. C. Collier), John S. Bacon, Durward Cuthbert Collier (son of J. C. Collier) , Jessie Stephens Collier (wife of J. C. Collier), Jessie Collier Ruffner (daughter of J. C. Collier), Jena Cuthbert Collier II (son of D. C. Collier), J. C. Collier, unidentified lady, unidentified man, and second unidentified man.  Help with additional identification is welcomed. (edited 02-28-2014 – names corrected)ceremony 6

Additional photographs of ceremony and participants.


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