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Bertrand Robson Torsey Collins

Bertrand Robson Torsey Collins, American mechanic engineer. Served as ensign United States Navy, Spanish-American War. General manager Technology steamer Cadet, 1893, to the World’s Fair, Chicago; Member American Society Mech. Engineers.

Background

  • Collins, Bertrand Robson Torsey was born on November 10, 1866 in York, Maine, United States. Son of John (Doctor of Divinity) and Laura Smith (Horne) C.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1888.

    Career

    • Began as instructor in mechanic engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1888. Mechanic engineer, Spray Engineering Company, since 1912, also vice president.

    Politics

    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Religion

    Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The strongest feature of Methodism is that ordinary people play a major role in the running of the Church.

    Membership

    Served as ensign United States Navy, Spanish-American War. General manager Technology steamer Cadet, 1893, to the World’s Fair, Chicago. Member American Society Mech.

    Engineers; Clubs: Chestnut Hill Golf (Brookline), Great Chebeague Golf of Maine (secretary, treasurer and directory).

    Connections

    • Married Katharine Greer, of Chicago, June 20, 1900. Children: Dorothea, Katharine, Sallie.
    • father: John Collins
    • spouse: Katharine Greer
    • children: Dorothea Collins
    • Katharine Collins
    • Sallie Collins
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