Oliver Morton Post #10 Snohomish, Snohomish Co. WA
Principal United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card
13 Aug 1839
31 Jan 1920 (aged 80)
Snohomish, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
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WILLIAM SIMMONS OBITUARY 1-31-1920 Post #10 Snohomish WILLIAM SIMMONS DIES AT AGE OF 80 William Simmons, a veteran of the Civil War and a member of Morton Post #10 G.A.R., died this morning at 4:45 o'clock at his home on Glen street. He was 80 years old and was born in Saxony, Germany, August 13, 1939. He came to this country with his parents when he was seven years of age and spent his boyhood days at St. Clair, MI. He enlisted with the 1st Mi Cav. In 1861 and served until the close of the war. He was taken prisoner and was in Belle Island Prison 99 days when he was exchanged. Upon leaving the prison he weighted 81 pounds. He went to Washington, D.C. following the close of the war and there suffered an attack of typhoid fever. Comrade Simmons was married to Phoebe E. Goodrich in May 1865. He came to Tacoma, Wa in 1902, where he entered the real estate business. His first wife died in 1906 and in 1908 he was married to Mrs. Nellie Sanders, coming to Snohomish the same year and making his home here since that time. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his wife, one son, Dr. W.R. Simmons of Seattle; one daughter, Mrs. T.J. Allen, of Tacoma; an adopted son Dr. F.E. Witham of Tacoma, all of whom were present at his bedside, and one step-son T.J. Olcutt, of Waterville. Funeral services will be held at Purdy & Sons parlors tomorrow at 2 p.m. The G.A.R. will have charge of the services. The body will be interred at the family lot in Tacoma. SnoCo: "The Karyn Project"
American Civil War Soldier Name: William Simmons Residence: Midland, Michigan Enlistment Date: 09 August 1861 Side Served: Union State Served: Michigan Service Record: Enlisted as a Blacksmith on 09 August 1861 at the age of 22. Enlisted in Company H, 1st Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 04 September 1861. POW on 04 July 1863 at Monterey, MD. Discharged Company H, 1st Cavalry Regiment Michigan on 22 August 1864.