Arthur B. Simmons

1864–
Saline, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Arthur B.

When Arthur B. Simmons was born in 1864, in Saline, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, his father, William Davis Simmons, was 26 and his mother, Helen Augusta Reynolds, was 25. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

William Davis Simmons
1838–1921
Helen Augusta Reynolds
1839–1928
Arthur B. Simmons
1864–
Irene Simmons
1869–1870
Rena Simmons
1869–1901
Nettie M. Simmons
1874–1957
Levi R. Simmons
1877–1910

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World Events (8)

1865

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 15

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 32

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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  • Arthur B Simmons in household of William D Simmons, "United States Census, 1870"

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