Chester B. Simmons

15 August 1902–3 March 1953 (Age 50)
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Chester B.

When Chester B. Simmons was born on 15 August 1902, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joseph G Simmons, was 26 and his mother, Anna L Kendall, was 18. He married Frances Elizabeth Mertz on 21 January 1924, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States for about 38 years. He died on 3 March 1953, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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Chester B. Simmons
Frances Elizabeth Mertz
Marriage: 21 January 1924
Laverne Simmons
Joseph Simmons

Spouse and Children


    Frances Elizabeth Mertz


21 January 1924
Clark, Indiana, United States


    Laverne Simmons


    Joseph Simmons


Parents and Siblings


    Anna L Kendall




World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 2

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 14

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Chester B Simmons in household of Joseph Simmons, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Chester Simmons, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chester B Simmons in household of Joseph Simmons, "United States Census, 1910"

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