Category Archives: Family Trivia


Whitley Collins Family Tree Project


August 23, 2015: ¬†Excerpt from Ruth Spillers Facebook post. Important News Letter. Please Read In Its Entirety! Let’s first give thanks again to Norma Dunbar of Jonesville Louisiana, our head database person. Norma goes way beyond the call of duty. Way, way, way beyond the call. Will Wallace of Culpeper, Virginia, a newcomer but earned […]

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Know Your Family History!


How much do you know about your Whitley-Collins family history? Test your knowledge. Send your family stories, jokes and other family trivia. We’d love to hear from you. Join us at the Whitley Collins Family Reunion – July 20 – 22, 2018 – Moss Point, Mississippi.

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HeLa Cells


Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) was a black tobacco farmer from Southern Virginia who got cervical cancer and died when she was 31. Before her death, a doctor treating her at Johns Hopkins, took a piece of her tumor without telling her because he realized that her cells, unlike everyone else’s, never died. These cells named HeLa after Henrietta Lacks, have been replicated millions of times to create an endless supply of “immortal cells.”

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Famous Family Members


April 2, 2016: Again our famous family members. Family members have been confirmed family through research and some confirmed through DNA. Yall keep this in your memory, i am an old lady and memory getting bad. Lol.  Famous family members are listed below. Everyone has been notified of the kinship except the Rokers and Lenny Kratvitz.  We emailed Al Roker, but no answer as of yet.

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Clara Belle Williams (1885-1994)


Clara Belle Williams was the first black graduate of New Mexico State University. Many of her professors would not allow her inside the class room, she had to take notes from the hallway. She was also not allowed to walk with her class on graduation day.

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Reunion Guidelines & Requirements


Please copy this and keep this post in your files. We have over 700 family members on our email list and about 636 included on the family Facebook page. All answers you need to know will be in this letter and if you have any questions…

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FAQS – Whitley Collins Reunion


FAMILY REUNION QUESTIONS & ANSWERS I got a call to put some facts (FAQ’s) on line. Everything is explained in the reunion update post below, but we will try and answer the FAQ's that’s been presented already. These FAQ’s will be updated when we get another …

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Walking Can Add Minutes to Your Life


I just had to re post this Facebook post from Cut’n Ruth Spillers. She is so funny. Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.

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Family Celebs


Per Cousin Ruth Spillers, here are some names of family members who are in the entertainment business. The Harlem Globetrotters’ current coach and former player and one of the most famous showmen in globetrotters history

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