John William Simeon Deming

18 December 1876–23 February 1969 (Age 92)
Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of John William Simeon

When John William Simeon Deming was born on 18 December 1876, in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, Julius Augustus Deming, was 46 and his mother, Margaret Eugenie Lyon, was 36. He married Lelah Maud Overrocker on 28 January 1913, in Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Matagorda, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 2, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 23 February 1969, in Henderson, Rusk, Texas, United States, at the age of 92.

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John William Simeon Deming
Lelah Maud Overrocker
Marriage: 28 January 1913
Julius Overrocker Deming

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28 January 1913
Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 8

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 25

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

English: from Old English dēmung ‘judgement’, ‘act of judging’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a judge or for an arbiter of minor disputes. Compare Deemer and Deem .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J W Deming in entry for Julius Deming, "Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records, 1923-1946"
  • William Deming in household of Julius A Deming, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • William Deming in household of Julius A Deming, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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