He was born in 1848 (15).
He was mustered into service on 1 April 1864 (1). He was a musician in company C (1, 16 (pvt), 17 (musc'n)).
On 11 January 1872 [?], he applied unsuccessfully for a pension (11, 14).
He married Emily [unknown family name] (15). She was born in July 1854, in Pennsylvania (12).
In 1880, he was living in Denver, Colorado (7). He was 32 years old, had been born in Pennsylvania, and was a plasterer (7). He was living with his wife, Emily Collison (30, born in Pennsylvania), and four children (7):
He was in the Colorado Grand Army of the Republic, post 4, Denver, Colorado (7).
He died on 19 May 1888 (14).
On 19 January [?] 1888, his widow, Emily Collison, applied successfully from Colorado for a pension (11, 14).
In 1890, his widow, Emily Collison, was living at 1541 Lingo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9). She was a grocer (9).
In 1900, his family was living at 8a Bavaria [?], in the 26th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). His widow, Emily Collison, was 45 years old, born in Pennsylvania, and had had ten children, five of whom were living (12). She was renting the house (12). Her five children were living with her (12):
His widow, Emily Collison, died on 16 July 1916 (15).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Franklin Collison)
2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 15 July 2004 (Franklin Collison; rolls have 'Frank')
3 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 102 (Franklin Collison)
4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 21 April 1864 (Collison)
5 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 23 April 1864 (Collison)
6 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 9 June 1864 (Frank Collison)
7 Colorado GAR index, searched 30 December 2004 (Franklin Collison)
8 1880 census extract, from Ancestry (searched 4 January 2005), citing Denver, Colorado, FHL 1254088, NARA T9-0088, page 163D (Franklin Collison)
9 1890 US Census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 587, page  (image 1915 on Ancestry)
11 pension index, by name (Franklin Collison)
12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (ward 26), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 631, sheet 4B, lines 58-63
13 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 3 September 1864 (Pri Colason)
14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Franklin Collison)
15 'Francke-Collison family tree' (Emile and Sallie Kolick) (e-mail, July 2009) (Franklin Collison)
16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Frank Collason)
17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Franklin Collison)
|street||8a Bavaria [?]|
|name||Collison, Emily||__ Elizabeth||__ Frank||__ Charles||__ Estella||__ Sadie|
|birth date||July 1854||Jan 1874||Oct 1875||Feb 1878||Apr 1880||Mar 1894|
|# years married||28|
|mother of how many children?||10|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||__||Press feeder||Plasterer||Press feeder||Spooling (silk)||At school|
|# months not employed||0||0||0||0||[blank]|
|# months in school||9|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|