Margaret Fern Simpson

7 December 1920–20 March 1985 (Age 64)
Augusta, Butler, Kansas, United States

The Life of Margaret Fern

When Margaret Fern Simpson was born on 7 December 1920, in Augusta, Butler, Kansas, United States, her father, James Finis Simpson, was 47 and her mother, Anna Laura Holden, was 41. She married Deail Raymond Wood on 1 February 1938, in Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States. She lived in Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 1, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 20 March 1985, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Greenwood, Mohave, Arizona, United States.

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Alden Bennett Severson
Margaret Fern Simpson
Marriage: 17 October 1943
Alice Fern Severson

Spouse and Children

17 October 1943
Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 7

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 18

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Wood in household of J G Simpson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret Fern Simpson, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Margaret Fern Simpson, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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