John Lawton Simpson

28 July 1879–29 April 1954 (Age 74)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Lawton

When John Lawton Simpson was born on 28 July 1879, in Tennessee, United States, his father, George Washington Simpson, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Mandy Clementine Todd, was 20. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Lucinda Elizabeth Conley. He lived in Cannon, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 10, Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 29 April 1954, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Woodbury, Cannon, Tennessee, United States.

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John Lawton Simpson
Lucinda Elizabeth Conley
Annie L Simpson
Ladie C Simpson
Sterling Simpson

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    Annie L Simpson


    Ladie C Simpson


    Sterling Simpson


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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John Lawton Simpson -Find A grave Story

Birth: Jul. 28, 1879 Death: Apr. 29, 1954 Family links: Parents: George Washington Simpson (1853 - 1911) Clementine Simpson (1857 - 1947) Spouse: Lucinda Elizabeth Conley Simpson (1880 - …

Sources (3)

  • Lanton I Simpson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lawton Simpson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John L Simpson, "United States Census, 1920"

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