Cressa M Simmons

16 September 1890–24 February 1976 (Age 85)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Cressa M

When Cressa M Simmons was born on 16 September 1890, in Kansas, United States, her father, Joseph Newton Simmons, was 28 and her mother, Laura Luella Cole, was 20. She lived in Bloomfield Township, Mitchell, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Salt Creek Township, Mitchell, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died on 24 February 1976, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 85.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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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  • Cressie Simmons in household of J N Simmons, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cressie M Simmons in household of Joseph Simmons, "United States Census, 1900"

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