William LaFayette Simmons

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Personal and Family Information

William was born on 18 AUG 1890 in Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas, the son of Benjamin Fletcher Simmons and Lucy James Rotenberry.

He died on 16 SEP 1939 in Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas.

His wife was Ruby Ona Vaughn, who he married on 18 Dec 1918 in Weldon, Jackson County, Arkansas. Their five known children were Emma Francis (1920-1976), William Lafayette Jr (1923-1986), Robert Saxon (1925-1958), Ruby Wilma (1929-2001) and Gene Edwin (1931-2011).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

William LaFayette Simmons
(1890-1939)

 

Benjamin Fletcher Simmons
(1860-1939)

 

Holman Felix Simmons
(1824-1893)

 

Holman Freeman Simmons
(1798-<1870)

+
   

Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns
(1800->1870)

+
   

Theodora Mary Saxon
(1834-c1917)

 

Benjamin Wadsworth Saxon
(1798-1861)

+
   

Mary Collingsworth Terry
(1812-<1875)

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Lucy James Rotenberry
(1863-1900)

 

James A Rotenberry
(1838-c1866)

 

Bowen Geoff Rotenberry
(1811-c1860)

 
   

Mary A Winsett
(1814-1894)

 
   

Cornelia Jane McGuire
(1838-1877)

 

William B McGuire
(1812-1866)

 
   

Martha Peace
(-<1848)

 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth18 AUG 1890
Place: Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas
Death16 SEP 1939
Place: Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 49y 0m 29d
Address: Sand Hill Cemetary
Cause: following long illness
Agency: Tomb stone by A Bowie 16Feb00
Obit - Simmons, Ben F and Will L 1939
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Census1 JUN 1900
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 9
Address: Breckenridge Twp, dwelling 8, family 8 with father, grandmother, 6 siblings and 3 cousins
Census 1900 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge,ED 53 Union ED 61
Source: Census 1900 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge,ED 53 Union ED 61
Publisher: Twelfth Census of the US

Census22 APR 1910
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 19 b Ark
Address: dwelling 109, family 113 with father and stepmother
Agency: census 1910 Ark
Census 1910 Arkansas, Jackson Cty Breckendridge ED 63 and Union ED 73
Source: Census 1910 Arkansas, Jackson Cty Breckendridge ED 63 and Union ED 73
Publisher: US Department of Commerence

Census13 JAN 1920
Place: Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 29 b Ark
Address: Breckenridge Twp, farm dwelling 61, family 65
Agency: 1920 census Ark
Census 1920 Arkansas, Jackson County , ED 71 Newport, ED 181 Breckendridge Twp
Source: Census 1920 Arkansas, Jackson County , ED 71 Newport, ED 181 Breckendridge Twp
Date: JAN 1920
Publisher: US Deptartment of Commerence

Census3 APR 1930
Place: Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 46 b Ark
Address: dwelling 18 rented, family 19 with wife and four children
Agency: 1930 census Ark
Census 1930 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Tupelo, Breckenridge Twp ED 34 -6 and 34 -8
Source: Census 1930 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Tupelo, Breckenridge Twp ED 34 -6 and 34 -8

Burial1939
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 49y 0m 29d
Address: N35° 30.217’ W91° 13.841’ Sand Hill Cemetery, Jackson Cty, Ark Find A Grave Memorial# 68967166
Cemeteries -Jackson County Arkansas
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Grav-SimWLFamily
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Grav-SimWill
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Other Event1917
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 26
Type: Draft
Address: Registration Card #7
Agency: draft registration card
See Note 1

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Notes

Note 1

Tupelo, Jackson County Ark June 5, 1917

Tall, gray eyes, D brown hair

William L Simmons age 26 Tupelo Ark

DOB Aug 18, 1890 at Tupelo Ark

Occupation :Clerking for JF Gardner at Tupelo, Ark

single, Caucsion

exemption? Vol, refused, ruptured.

Sources

  1. Census 1900 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge,ED 53 Union ED 61
    Source: Census 1900 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge,ED 53 Union ED 61
    Publisher: Twelfth Census of the US
  2. Census 1910 Arkansas, Jackson Cty Breckendridge ED 63 and Union ED 73
    Source: Census 1910 Arkansas, Jackson Cty Breckendridge ED 63 and Union ED 73
    Publisher: US Department of Commerence
  3. Census 1920 Arkansas, Jackson County , ED 71 Newport, ED 181 Breckendridge Twp
    Source: Census 1920 Arkansas, Jackson County , ED 71 Newport, ED 181 Breckendridge Twp
    Date: JAN 1920
    Publisher: US Deptartment of Commerence
  4. Census 1930 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Tupelo, Breckenridge Twp ED 34 -6 and 34 -8
    Source: Census 1930 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Tupelo, Breckenridge Twp ED 34 -6 and 34 -8