Aquilla Simmons

October 1880–
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Aquilla

When Aquilla Simmons was born in October 1880, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Thomas J. Simmons, was 28 and his mother, Mattie Varnell, was 16. He lived in Beat 3, Jasper, Mississippi, United States in 1900.

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Thomas J. Simmons
Mattie Varnell
John G Simmons
Aquilla Simmons
Cora E. Simmons
Richard Simmons
Joseph R. Simmons
Joseph P Simmons
James Simmons
Amene V Simmons
Annie V. Simmons
Jefferson L Simmons
Mary Simmons
Willie Ebb Simmons

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+7 More Children

World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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 2

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 27

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

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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  • Aquilla Simmons in household of Thomas J Simmons, "United States Census, 1900"

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