Rufus Elmore Simmons

12 June 1906–22 November 1967 (Age 61)
Lamar, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Rufus Elmore

When Rufus Elmore Simmons was born on 12 June 1906, in Lamar, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Elexander Simmons, was 36 and his mother, Corrine Elizabeth Graham, was 35. He lived in Beat 4, Lamar, Mississippi, United States in 1910. He died on 22 November 1967, in Purvis, Lamar, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 61.

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Rufus Elmore Simmons
1906–1967
Tishie Johnson
1903–1971

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 1

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 17

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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  • Elmore Simmons in household of James Simmons, "United States Census, 1910"

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