Nancy Elisabeth Simmons

17 February 1841–21 January 1931 (Age 89)
Ruggles Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Nancy Elisabeth

Nancy Elisabeth Simmons was born on 17 February 1841, in Ruggles Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States as the daughter of Ira Simmons Sr and Susan Bowen. She married Charles Volney Holdridge on 3 October 1858, in Sheffield, Bureau, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Neponset, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 21 January 1931, in Annawan, Henry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Annawan, Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Volney Holdridge
Nancy Elisabeth Simmons
Marriage: 3 October 1858
Laura Holdridge
Claria Holdridge
Bertha Ann Holdridge
Ira A Holdridge
Frank H Holdridge
Derwin W Holdridge
Sherman L Holdridge
Ernist W Holdridge

Spouse and Children

3 October 1858
Sheffield, Bureau, Illinois, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Ira Simmons Sr


    Susan Bowen




World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth N Holdridge in household of Ernest R Holdridge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth Holdridge, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth Holdridge in household of Frank H Holdridge, "United States Census, 1920"

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