Clara Edith Lindsey


Personal and Family Information

Clara was born on 17 Oct 1883 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, the daughter of Jonathan Taylor Lindsey and Sara Carlista Pence.

She died on 6 Apr 1965 in Los Angeles, California.

Her husband was Chalmers Fletcher Simmons, who she married in ABT 1907. The place has not been found. Their four known children were Edith Lucille (1909-1998), Rae J. (c1910-?), Charles F (1912-?) and Edmond L (c1916-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Clara Edith Lindsey


Jonathan Taylor Lindsey


Sara Carlista Pence



Birth17 OCT 1883
Place: Piqua, Miami County, Ohio
Death6 APR 1965
Place: Los Angeles, California
Census1 JUN 1900
Place: Piqua, Miami County, Ohio
Age: 16 born Ohio
Address: 1047 Boone St, dwelling 33, family 33 with parents, 3 brothers, and sister
Census6 MAY 1910
Place: Mendocino County, California
Age: 24 born Ohio
Address: Big River Township, dwelling 63 family 63 married 3 yrs, mother of 2 children, 2 living with husband and 2 daughters
Census15 JAN 1920
Place: Medford, Jackson County, Oregon
Age: 36 born Ohio
Address: house 39, dwelling 140, family 141 with husband, 2 daughters, 2 sons
Census7 APR 1930
Place: Medford, Jackson County, Oregon
Age: 47 born Ohio
Address: 904 West 10th St dwelling 186 family 213 with husband, 2 daughters, 2 sons, mother and siter
Census3 APR 1940
Place: Medford, Jackson County, Oregon
Age: 57 born Ohio
Address: 904 West Tenth Street, household 68 with husband, adult daughter and son
Burial8 APR 1965
Place: San Diego, San Diego, California
Address: beside husband Chalmers F Simmons Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Section O Site 625 P.O. Box 6237 San Diego, CA 92166


Note 1

I am one of the grandsons of Chalmers Fletcher Simmons.

My mother, who passed away in 1998 at 90 years of age was corresponding with Mary Shaw Makima and I still have some documents she sent her.

For one, C.F. Simmons, who I assume was one of the sons of Nobe, was married to Clara Lindsay who descends down from Millhouse (not the Nixon Milhouse) and Pence and Dilbone.

She is a direct descendant of the famous Dilbones who were victims of the Dilbone massacre recorded in "Miami County History" a book about Miami County in Indiana.

There were three children of Chalmers and Clara Simmons; Edith Lucille (my Mother), Ed Simmons (who was twice golf champion of Oregon), and "Bud" Simmons (who was a house gambler in Gardena, Calif.)

My parents had three children; Jan P. Van Gordon (myself), Leland James Van Gordon and Vanita Jane Van Gordon.  Two of whom are still living.


"J.P. Van Gordon" <>

Aug 29, 2012

My mistake... I forgot to include my Mother's Sister, Rae, who married Walden (first name not known).

"Bud" (Charles) married Dora Simmons (surname not known).

So, that's two sons and two daughters for Chalmers Fletcher Simmons.

Not enough info yet for his wife, Clara Edith Simmons (nee: Lindsay) from Piqua, Ohio.

Aug 30, 2012