Matthew Simmons

23 December 1849–13 March 1889 (Age 39)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Matthew

When Matthew Simmons was born on 23 December 1849, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Leven Simmons, was 37 and his mother, Harriet Bradford, was 28. He married Lydia Caroline Butler on 13 April 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 13 March 1889, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Wellington City Cemetery, Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Simmons
Lydia Caroline Butler
Marriage: 13 April 1874
Lydia Caroline Simmons
Mathew J Simmons
Kenion Taylor Simmons
James Alma Simmons
John Royal Simmons
Jesse Skeene Simmons

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 18
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Matthew Simmons was born on 23 December 1849 in Little Pidgeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa to Leven and Harriet Bradford Simmons. His parents were married on 27 February 1836 in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois. …

    Sources (19)

    • Mathew Simmins, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mathew Simmins in entry for James Alma Simmins, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Matthew Symons in household of Leven Symons, "United States Census, 1850"

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