Porter Mansfield Simmons

2 January 1889–25 February 1955 (Age 66)
Magnolia, Columbia, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Porter Mansfield

When Porter Mansfield Simmons was born on 2 January 1889, in Magnolia, Columbia, Arkansas, United States, his father, Peter Franklin Simmons, was 32 and his mother, Laura Belle McKinley, was 23. He married Fannie Dean Baker on 18 May 1912, in Union, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Garner Township, Union, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 25 February 1955, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Banks, Bradley, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Porter Mansfield Simmons
Fannie Dean Baker
Marriage: 18 May 1912
Lenox Mansfield Simmons
Maxwell Dean Simmons
Neil Edgar Simmons
Neva Simmons

Spouse and Children

18 May 1912
Union, Arkansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 17

Historical Boundaries - 1906: Bradley, Arkansas, United States
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 18

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Porter N Simmons, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Porter M Simmons, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Porter M Simmons in household of Peter F Simmons, "United States Census, 1900"

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