Frederick William Simpson

1 October 1890–29 May 1949 (Age 58)
Denver, Colorado, United States

The Life of Frederick William

When Frederick William Simpson was born on 1 October 1890, in Denver, Colorado, United States, his father, William C. Simpson, was 41 and his mother, Catherine W. Bradley, was 35. He married Selena Rae Jeffs on 20 October 1913. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States in 1900 and Judicial Township 6, Mariposa, California, United States in 1930. In 1910, at the age of 19, his occupation is listed as clerk, grocery store in Denver, Colorado, United States. He died on 29 May 1949, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Frederick William Simpson
Selena Rae Jeffs
Marriage: 20 October 1913
Clyde Frederick Simpson
Sherwood Jack Simpson

Spouse and Children

20 October 1913
Lettelton, CO


Parents and Siblings

    William C. Simpson


    Catherine W. Bradley




World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 16

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred W Simpson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred W Simpson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fredrick Simpson in household of William Simpson, "United States Census, 1900"

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