Althera Simmons

July 1853–1937 (Age 83)
St. Clair, Michigan, United States

The Life of Althera

When Althera Simmons was born in July 1853, in St. Clair, Michigan, United States, her father, John L. Simmons, was 30 and her mother, Mary M Whiting, was 26. She married Charles Lyman Granger on 15 June 1888, in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died in 1937, in Monroe, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in London Township Cemetery, London, Monroe, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Lyman Granger
Althera Simmons
Marriage: 15 June 1888
Raymond H Granger

Spouse and Children

15 June 1888
Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States


    Raymond H Granger


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 1

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Elethia Simmons in household of John Simmons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Althera Granger in household of Lyman C Granger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Althera Granger in household of Charles L Granger, "United States Census, 1920"

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