ARTHUR COLLISON (1890–1903)
Arthur Collison was born in April 1890, in Carroll County, Iowa. He was the son of Joseph Collison, a Catholic farmer and native of Leeds, England, and Ann Wolfe Collison, a native of County Kerry, Ireland. He had eight siblings: William (b. 1875), John R. (b. 1877), Joseph B. (b. 1878), Daniel A. (b. 1880), Frederick Paul (b. 1882), Mary (b. 1885), twins Maurice L. "Mort" and Frank L. (b. 1887), and Arthur (b 1890).
Collison died on November 1, 1903, in Carroll. His obituary, published in the Carroll Sentinel on November 3, explained that he was killed on a Sunday morning "by a loaded wagon passing over him."
The parents were attending early mass in Carroll and Arthur, in company with an elder brother, was hauling a load of fodder from the field. In going over a ditch in the road the boy was thrown to the ground, the wagon passing over his breast, crushing him and killing him instantly. Arthur's death is a terrible blow to the family as he was the youngest child and an exemplary manly boy.
He is buried at Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Carroll, Iowa.