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
1899–1964
LaVinia Theresa Van Buren
1893–1989
Marriage: 26 July 1925
Marie Simmons
1926–1991
Frances Laveta Simmons
1928–2002
Betty Joe Simmons
1930–1983
Jody LeeRoy Simmons
1930–2011
James Simmons
1932–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 July 1925
Washita, Oklahoma, United States
children

(5)

    Female1926–1991Female

    Frances Laveta Simmons

    Female1928–2002Female

    Betty Joe Simmons

    Female1930–1983Female

    Jody LeeRoy Simmons

    Male1930–2011Male

    James Simmons

    Male1932–Male

Parents and Siblings

    John A Simmons

    Male1867–1905Male

    Female1879–1962Female

siblings

(3)

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""."
1917

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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