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(III) Louis D., son of Chauncey Brooks Collins, was born in Rose Valley, Wayne county, New York, 1852. His education was acquired at the high school. He established himself in the wholesale drug business in the city of New York, continuing this for seventeen years, and then removed to Ontario county, New York, and for a time lived retired from business responsibilities. In 1897 he took charge of the New York Central Iron Works in Geneva, and ten years later erected an entirely new plant for the manufacture of steam boilers and hot water tanks. This war, incorporated under the name of the Collins Iron Works, and employs an average of twenty-five men. They supply the entire eastern market with their output and the business is steadily increasing as the demand grows. Mr. Collins is serving as quartermaster of the Third Regiment National Guard of the State of New York, is a Republican in politics and a member of the Presbyterian church. He is connected as a member with the following associations: Sons of the American Revolution, Kanadasaga Club, Geneva Country Club, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Rochester Club, Machinery Club of New York, Army and Navy Club and New York Military Service Institution. Mr. Collins married, 1888, Carrie Young, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1849.