George William Simmons (1894 - 1917)

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Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension Ii. E. 15.,
France

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Service number: 28067
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: d Coy. 7th Bn.

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Dorothy Hathaway Ball Family

Dorothy Hathaway Ball Family

Sadie Simmons

Sadie Simmons

Sadie Simmons

Sadie Simmons

Ewart W. Simmons

Ewart W. Simmons

Arrainaa Watson

Arrainaa Watson

Lora Frances (Simmons) Bush

Lora Frances (Simmons) Bush

Lora Frances (Simmons) Bush

Lora Frances (Simmons) Bush

David Simmons

David Simmons

Giovanni Simmons

Giovanni Simmons

Kindergarten Picture About 1895, reverse

Kindergarten Picture About 1895, reverse

Kindergarden Picture About 1895

Kindergarden Picture About 1895

Kindergarden Picture, 1895, Back

Kindergarden Picture, 1895, Back

Rosella Simmons Cooper Walters

Rosella Simmons Cooper Walters

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Rosella Simmons Cooper Walters Dorothy Hathaway Ball Family Sadie Simmons Sadie Simmons

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1894 - In the year that George William Simmons was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

1900 - At the age of only 6 years old, George was alive when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

1901 - At the age of merely 7 years old, George was alive when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

1912 - George was 18 years old when the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

1917 - In the year of George William Simmons's passing, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

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George William Simmons died on January 26, 1917 at age 23. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension Ii. E. 15., France. He was born around 1894. We have no information about George's family or relationships.

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