Asa Alva Simmons

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

The Life 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
1879–1971
Minnie Molt
1883–1940
Marriage: 6 September 1900
Lowell George Simmons
1902–1976
Nellie Louise Simmons
1905–1990
Loretta Myrtle Simmons
1910–2004
Frona LaVerne Simmons
1913–2004
Monia Simmons
1914–
Robert Hancock Simmons
1918–1998
Margaret Simmons
1921–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 September 1900
Wayne, Illinois, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Thompson Simmons

    Male1843–1895Male

    Rachel Austin

    Female1846–1929Female

siblings

(10)

    Elizabeth B. Crumbacher

    Female1865–1939Female

    John William Simmons

    Male1868–1954Male

    James A. Simmons

    Male1869–1892Male

    Mable Frances Ruble

    Female1871–1944Female

    Female1873–1954Female

+5 More Children

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

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 (3)

  • Asa Simmons, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Asa Simmons, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Asa Simmons, "United States Census, 1910"

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