Frank Simmons

29 December 1877–21 April 1964 (Age 86)
New Burnside, Johnson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Frank

When Frank Simmons was born on 29 December 1877, in New Burnside, Johnson, Illinois, United States, his father, James Ferrell Simmons, was 33 and his mother, Amanda J Henderson, was 32. He married Viola Ramsey Allbright in 1946, in Dixon, Edwards, Illinois, United States. He lived in Stonefort Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Stonefort, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 21 April 1964, in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Carrier Mills, Saline, Illinois, United States.

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Frank Simmons
Viola Ramsey Allbright
Marriage: 1946

Spouse and Children

Dixon, Edwards, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Ferrell Simmons


    Amanda J Henderson




    John William Simmons



    Sarah A. Simmons


    Mary Simmons


    Laura Simmons


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 8

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

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

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 (2)

  • Frank Simmons in household of James Simmons, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frank Simmons in household of James Simmons, "United States Census, 1900"

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