Walter James Simmons

22 March 1883–27 July 1969 (Age 86)
Franklin, Missouri, United States

The Life of Walter James

When Walter James Simmons was born on 22 March 1883, in Franklin, Missouri, United States, his father, Seth Simmons, was 28 and his mother, Eliza Catherine Northcut, was 27. He married Julie Elizabeth DeClue on 23 April 1905, in Washington, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Potosi, Washington, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Potosi, Breton Township, Washington, Missouri Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 27 July 1969, in Fredericktown, Madison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Potosi, Washington, Missouri, United States.

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Walter James Simmons
Julie Elizabeth DeClue
Marriage: 23 April 1905
Mary Catherine Simmons
Russel Robert Simmons
Oscar Eugene Simmons
Gladys Lee Simmons
Walter Clyde Simmons
Arthur Edwin Simmons

Spouse and Children

23 April 1905
Washington, Missouri, United States



    Russel Robert Simmons


    Oscar Eugene Simmons


    Gladys Lee Simmons


    Walter Clyde Simmons


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+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 21

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Walter J Simmons, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Simmons, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter J Simmons, "United States Census, 1930"

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