Samuel Edward Simpson

Brief Life History of Samuel Edward

When Samuel Edward Simpson was born on 18 December 1846, in Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Simpson, was 40 and his mother, Eliza Jane Wood, was 21. He married Mary E. Frazier on 10 May 1867, in Iowa, Pine Creek Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Brighton, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 7 January 1932, in Brighton Township, Cass, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Brighton, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Samuel Edward Simpson
Mary E. Frazier
Marriage: 10 May 1867
Arlando Simpson
Ellot Simpson
Bartlett Simpson

Sources (17)

  • Samuel E Simpson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Samuel C. Simpson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Samuel E Simpson, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Sim(m), Sime (see Sim ) + -son.

English: occasionally a variant of Sumsion with unrounding of the vowel before the nasal consonant, a dialect feature of southwestern England.

English: habitational name from any of the three places called Simpson or one called Zemson, all in Devon. The one in Holsworthy parish derives from an uncertain first element + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, while the one in Diptford comes from the Old English personal name Sigewine (genitive Sigewines) + Old English tūn. Both the one in Torbryan and Zempson in Dean Prior probably also have the same origin as the Diptford placename.

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

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