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Floyd Collins
Birth: Jul. 20, 1887
Logan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: c. Feb. 1, 1925
Barren County
Kentucky, USA

Cave Explorer. Discovered Crystal Cave January 18, 1917. Was trapped in Sand Cave near Cave City, Kentucky for over two weeks, so his exact death date is not known. He was actually buried 4 times--- body was at first left in cave; then later removed and buried outside entrance to Crystal Cave, then body placed inside Crystal Cave; and finally at church cemetery in Mammoth Cave National Park. Book by Brucker and Murray, called "Trapped," describes his ordeal. 
Family links: 
  Leonidas Collins (1858 - 1936)
  Martha Jane Burnett Collins (1863 - 1915)
  James Collins (1885 - 1922)*
  Floyd Collins (1887 - 1925)*
  Floyd Collins (1887 - 1925)
  Anna B. Collins Carney (1895 - 1934)*
  Andy Lee Collins (1895 - 1941)*
  Marshal Everett Collins (1897 - 1981)*
  Nellie Collins Leach (1900 - 1970)*
  Homer Larkin Collins (1902 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Trapped in Sand Cave
Mammoth Cave Baptist Church Cemetery
Mammoth Cave
Edmonson County
Kentucky, USA
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