Charles Henry Simmons

24 March 1894–8 August 1969 (Age 75)
Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Henry

When Charles Henry Simmons was born on 24 March 1894, in Kansas, United States, his father, William Henry Simmons, was 38 and his mother, Adelia Wisdom Chastain, was 32. He married Esma B. Gorham on 16 April 1923, in Massac, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States for about 25 years and San Luis Obispo Judicial Township, San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 8 August 1969, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Charles Henry Simmons
Esma B. Gorham
Marriage: 16 April 1923
Mary Evelyn Simmons
Ted Glenn Simmons

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1923Massac, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 10
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 22
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    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 (14)

    • Charley Simons in household of William Simons, "United States Census, 1900"
    • C.H. Simmons, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Charles Simmons in entry for Ted Glenn Simmons, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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