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George Fulton COLLINS, Jr.

Male 1916 - 1980  (63 years)

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  • Name George Fulton COLLINS 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 6 Nov 1916  Sapulpa, Creek County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1980  Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Oct 1980  Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database online], Provo, UT: Operations, Inc., 2011:

      Name: George Fulton Collins Jr
      SAR Membership: 89414
      Birth Date: 6 Nov 1916
      Birth Place: Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma
      Father: George Fulton Collins
      Mother: Jennie Vada Weaver

      [Note by compiler: According to the SAR Membership Application of George Fulton Collins, Jr., which was executed on March 28, 1963, the applicant was then a glass manufacturer who resided at 2211 East 41st Street, Tulsa, OK. This is the address of the McClintock Mansion. This mansion, which is located on the northwest corner of East 41st Street and South Lewis Avenue in Tulsa, was built in 1932 by R. Otis McClintock. It was designed by architects Donald McCormick and John Duncan Forsyth.]

      (2) The glass manufacturing plant with which George Fulton Collins, Jr. was associated as of March 28, 1963 was then operating under the name Liberty Glass. As of January 7, 2014, the plant was operating under the name Verallia North America.

      (3) Phil Mulkins, The Tulsa World, January 7, 2014:

      Sapulpa glass plant makes millions of beer bottles

      SAPULPA - Beer drinkers who prefer their brew from a bottle could likely sip from a container manufactured in Sapulpa.

      The Sapulpa glass plant - now Verallia North America - began its second century of operation last year as a major producer of beer bottles.

      "The primary markets we serve are Anheuser-Busch, Boulevard Brewing of Kansas City, Lagunitis Brewing of California and then mainly the soda markets," plant manager Steve Cedoz said.

      "We are about 85 percent beer bottles."

      Verallia has gone through several name changes and endured ups and downs over the past century. It employs 220 people. The 740,000-square-foot plant produces 2.3 million to 3.3 million glass bottles per day, company officials said.

      The average American is consuming more beer, according to industry statistics. However, apparently those who imbibe the standard brands are leaning slightly more toward cans.

      That reduction in demand for glass containers impacts the Sapulpa plant and others like it. In September, Verallia shut down one of its furnaces, which resulted in a reduction of more than 100 employees from the 350 working then, according to reports.

      "The demand for beer in glass bottles is reduced. There are a lot of theories out there, but all we know is the market is down for beer in bottles - and the exact reason for it is not known," Cedoz said.

      The plant is ready to adapt into other bottling opportunities if needed, he said. The challenge is finding the market.

      "It's always a possibility we will find another customer for our glass, but we have other manufacturing facilities that produce food containers - jellies, pickles, etc. We're looking at that, but there is not a high enough demand through even the food or wine markets," Cedoz said.

      The Sapulpa plant is one of 13 owned by Muncie, Ind.-based Verallia, itself a subsidiary of French food-packaging and bottling giant Saint-Gobain. The French company bought control of Verallia forerunner Ball Foster Glass in 1995.

      The Sapulpa plant's original owner was Premium Glass Co. Construction began in 1912 with glass production commencing four months later.

      The plant made lamp chimneys, lantern globes, jelly glasses, tumblers and goblets.

      In 1918 - when it became Liberty Glass - it made milk and beverage bottles and a patented glass mailbox during World War II, glass knobs for cabinet doors and drawers, and home doorknobs still in use in the Tulsa area.

      The Sapulpa plant began focusing on the soft-drink market in 1980, says the company website. Its primary products were 16-ounce bottles for Lipton Tea and Snapple.

      The Liberty Glass Co. plant was later acquired by Foster-Forbes of Marion, Ind., becoming its ninth plant.

      In 1995, Saint-Gobain obtained a foothold in the U.S. with a 58 percent stake in Ball Foster Glass, a company created from the merger of the glass packaging divisions of Ball Glass Corp, Foster Forbes and Pechiney International - a joint venture competing in the beer and beverage markets. In 1996, Saint-Gobain bought Ball's interest in the joint venture, making Ball-Foster a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain.

      In 2000, it was renamed Saint-Gobain Containers LLC, and in 2001 the name was changed to Saint-Gobain Containers Inc. In 2010, the brand name was changed to Verallia North America, which continues as a leader in the U.S. glass manufacturing industry.

      Saint-Gobain dates back to 1665 when the French king Louis XIV established the Royal Glass Works in Paris to challenge Venice's supremacy in Europe's glassmaking industry. Today 10 percent of its holdings are in the U.S., and in 2013 it recorded $58.8 billion in sales, employing 193,000 people in 64 countries.


      George F Collins, Jr
      Birth: Unknown
      Death: 1980

      Note: Burial: 10/22/1980

      Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
      Plot: Section Abbey L-320 Row C

      Created by: David Woody
      Record added: Sep 26, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 77157183
    Person ID I36289  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father George Fulton COLLINS, Sr.,   b. 30 Nov 1872, Thayer, Neosho County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1939, Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jennie Vada WEAVER,   b. 31 Oct 1881, Weaver, Douglas County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1929, Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 15 Jul 1902  Weaver, Douglas County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beverley Buckner ROGERS,   b. 30 Aug 1917, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 2003, Vero Beach, Indian River County, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1942 
    Divorced 1959 
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    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F15702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart