Asa Alva Simmons

18 August 1879–1971 (Age 91)
Cisne, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Asa Alva

When Asa Alva Simmons was born on 18 August 1879, in Cisne, Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, John Thompson Simmons, was 36 and his mother, Rachel Austin, was 32. He married Minnie Molt on 6 September 1900, in Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Bedford Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Elm River Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1971, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Alva Simmons
Minnie Molt
Marriage: 6 September 1900
Lowell George Simmons
Nellie Louise Simmons
Loretta Myrtle Simmons
Frona LaVerne Simmons
Monia Simmons
Robert Hancock Simmons
Margaret Simmons

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1900Wayne, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1885 · The First Skyscraper
    Age 6
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 24
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 63923;2007: 149693; 2010: 210182)English (southeastern): variant of Simon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Asa A Simmons, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Asa Simmons, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Asa Simmons in entry for Robert Hancock Simmons and Dorothy Jean Graff, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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