Edith Adeline Simpson

Female13 August 1906–25 April 1999

Brief Life History of Edith Adeline

When Edith Adeline Simpson was born on 13 August 1906, in Canton, McPherson, Kansas, United States, her father, Emmette Wesley Simpson Sr, was 24 and her mother, Clara Maude George, was 20. She married William Reed Saunders on 10 November 1925, in Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Colfax, New Mexico, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 25, Larimer, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 25 April 1999, in Lufkin, Angelina, Texas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Dumas Cemetery, Dumas, Moore, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Reed Saunders
Edith Adeline Simpson
Marriage: 10 November 1925
William Bufford Saunders
Edith Lois Saunders
Chloe Ellen Saunders
Lan Darrel Saunders
Noel Daniel Saunders
Clara Saunders
Virginia Saunders

Sources (18)

  • Edith Saunders in household of Will R Saunders, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith A Simpson, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Edith Saunders, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1925Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 1

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

    Age 3

    In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.


    Age 25

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Sim(m), Sime (see Sim ) + -son.

    English: occasionally a variant of Sumsion with unrounding of the vowel before the nasal consonant, a dialect feature of southwestern England.

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Simpson or one called Zemson, all in Devon. The one in Holsworthy parish derives from an uncertain first element + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, while the one in Diptford comes from the Old English personal name Sigewine (genitive Sigewines) + Old English tūn. Both the one in Torbryan and Zempson in Dean Prior probably also have the same origin as the Diptford placename.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Eidth Simpson

    Edith Saunders, daughter of Emmette Wesley Simpson the eldest grandchild of Wesley and Susan, shared some recollections of what she had seen and heard of her grandparents' lives. Wesley told stories o …

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