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MAJORVILLE   CEMETERY
HANCOCK  COUNTY,  ILLINOIS

 

ANDREW RINGER SIMMONS 1843-1935
MARY E. KITTLE 1848-1887

 

A photo of A. R. Simmons' tombstone. For display on this website only. Click for more information.

A small image of A. R. Simmons. For display on this website only.

Remembrance shared by Bob Wetzel:

Dad would go over to Jim and Jennie Burrow's place and trim A. R.'s hair and long white beard, which reached near his waist. A. R. was a tall, thin man.

I remember when A.R. was buried.  It was very muddy as the road from Delbert Campbell's corner to the church was dirt, so A. R. was brought by Williams Mortuary in Colchester in a horse-drawn hearse with a four-horse hitch of black road horses, and the rest of the family and friends were brought from the corner in wagons and hayracks.  It was quite a thing to see and remember.  I think Harley Parker and Dad dug the grave and had trouble keeping the water out because it was so wet.

 

A photo of Mary Simmons' tombstone. For display on this website only. Click for more information.

MARY E.
WIFE OF
A. R. SIMMONS
DIED
MCH 16, 1887
AGED 38 YRS
9 MOS. 16 DAYS

A WOMAN WITHOUT SUPERSTITION

An image of Mary Simmons in her later years. For display on this website only.

Mary E. Kittle Simmons

From the collection of
Okle Campbell Browning

See also: A. R. Simmons, Mary E. Kittle and family (expanded
descendant information, census listings, family links)
Sybil T. Berry Simmons (Andrew's second wife)
A letter from A. R. Simmons regarding the history of Majorville
Cemetery, written sometime between 1927 and 1928.

 

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