Johnson Walker Simmons

6 May 1899–24 April 1964 (Age 64)
Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States

The Life of Johnson Walker

When Johnson Walker Simmons was born on 6 May 1899, in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States, his father, John A Simmons, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jane Elliott, was 20. He married LaVinia Theresa Van Buren on 26 July 1925, in Washita, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 24 April 1964, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Del City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johnson Walker Simmons
LaVinia Theresa Van Buren
Marriage: 26 July 1925
Marie Simmons
Frances Laveta Simmons
Betty Joe Simmons
Jody LeeRoy Simmons
James Simmons

Spouse and Children

26 July 1925
Washita, Oklahoma, United States



    Frances Laveta Simmons


    Betty Joe Simmons


    Jody LeeRoy Simmons


    James Simmons


Parents and Siblings

    John A Simmons





World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 2

"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""."

Age 18

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John W Simmons, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Simmons in entry for Leroy Simmons, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"
  • Walter Simmons in entry for Marie Simmons, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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