Roy Sanford Simmons

10 August 1882–2 November 1949 (Age 67)
Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Roy Sanford

When Roy Sanford Simmons was born on 10 August 1882, in Moorefield, Hardy, West Virginia, United States, his father, Quincey Rutherford Simmons, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Seymour McNeill, was 27. He married Ada P Miller on 25 May 1904, in Mineral, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in New Creek, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Keyser, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 2 November 1949, in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67.

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Roy Sanford Simmons
Ada P Miller
Marriage: 25 May 1904
Elwood Edgell Simmons
Caroline Virginia Simmons
Beatrice Mcneills Simmons
Walter Franklin Simmons
Charles Simmons
Helen Simmons
Allen Simmons
Goldie Simmons

Spouse and Children

25 May 1904
Mineral, West Virginia, United States


    Elwood Edgell Simmons


    Caroline Virginia Simmons


    Beatrice Mcneills Simmons


    Walter Franklin Simmons


    Charles Simmons


+3 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 5

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 18

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Roy Sinnons, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy Simmons, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy S Simmons in household of D R Simmons, "United States Census, 1900"

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