Gary Lewis Simmons

24 November 1935–23 May 2012 (Age 76)
Swisher, Texas, United States

The Life of Gary Lewis

When Gary Lewis Simmons was born on 24 November 1935, in Swisher, Texas, United States, his father, William Thomas "Dub" Simmons, was 32 and his mother, Zeffie Willie Thomas, was 29. He died on 23 May 2012, in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas "Dub" Simmons
1903–1970
Zeffie Willie Thomas
1906–1990
Clarence Elvin Simmons
1926–2009
W F Simmons
1933–
Gary Lewis Simmons
1935–2012

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 14

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 21

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

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)

  • Gary Lewis Simmons, "Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012"
  • Gary Lewis Simmons, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census (Beta)

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