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Obituaries - Mary SIMMONS

This was in Mattie Edna Simmons Hughes' obituary collection. Unfotunately, she pasted clippings in an album and did not date them or identify the source. The date was probably Jan. 1897, and the newspaper was probably the Macomb (IL) Journal. Mary Webster was Mattie's grandmother. Mattie's father was John Mordecai Simmons.

Death Record - Mrs. Mary Simmons

Mrs. Mary Simmons died at her home in Emmet township Thursday, Jan. 21, 1897, of debility incident to old age. She was born in the state of Maryland, April 29, 1810, and was in her 87th year at the time of her death. Her maiden name was Webster; when young she moved with her parents to Kentucky and in 1827 was united in marriage with Joshua Simmons. They moved to Illinois in 1834, settling in Emmet township, which continued to be their home until the death of each. Her husband died some ten or twelve years ago. She leaves surviving her nine children, Mrs. Mary Harden of Kansas, Mrs. Martha E. Wright, Mrs. Eliza Carter, Z. B. Simmons of Emmet, T. M. Simmons of Goodland, Kan.; Joe H. Simmons, Topeka, Kan., and Mrs. Sarah E. and John M. Simmons of Emmet. Four of her children were present at her death. She leaves 27 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. She has been a constant member of the Baptist church for nearly 50 years.

Contributed by Katherine Hughes