Nellie Simmons

28 October 1893–20 December 1964 (Age 71)
Fillmore Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States

The Life of Nellie

When Nellie Simmons was born on 28 October 1893, in Fillmore Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States, her father, James Espy Simmons, was 25 and her mother, Anna Bell Evans, was 21. She lived in English Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 20 December 1964, at the age of 71, and was buried in North English, Iowa, Iowa, United States.

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Lorenzo Dow Mason
Nellie Simmons

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Espy Simmons





    Carl Willis Simmons


    Vola Eita Simmons



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Nellie Simmons in household of Charles A Pettibone, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie Mason, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nillie Simmons, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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