Otis Barker Simmons

15 August 1868–3 June 1952 (Age 83)
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Otis Barker

When Otis Barker Simmons was born on 15 August 1868, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Otis Leander Simmons, was 37 and his mother, Eliza Ann Barker, was 28. He married Lu Lu Murphy on 25 September 1902. He lived in Rhode Island, United States for about 2 years. He died on 3 June 1952, at the age of 83.

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Otis Barker Simmons
Lu Lu Murphy
Marriage: 25 September 1902

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 2
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote
Age 2
The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 22
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (southern): patronymic either from the personal name Simon ( see Simon ) or, as Reaney and Wilson suggest, from the medieval personal name Simund (composed of Old Norse sig ‘victory’ + mundr ‘protection’), which after the Norman Conquest was taken as an equivalent Simon, with the result that the two names became confused.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (6)

  • Otis B Simmons, "Rhode Island State Census, 1885"
  • Otis B Simmons in household of Otis L Simmons, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Otis B Simmons in household of Albert Laneto, "United States Census, 1930"

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