NameJohn Lewis SIMPSON , G Uncle, S512
Birthabt 1865, Missouri
BirthBoicourt, Linn, Kansas
Death15 Dec 1944, Tyler, Smith, Texas
FatherWilliam Henry SIMPSON I (1843-1905)
MotherSarah E. NEIGHBORS (1844-1924)
BirthMar 1888, Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
Death19 Nov 1937, San Rafael, Marin, California
Burial26 Nov 1937, Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
Marriage25 Dec 1905, Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
ChildrenInfant (Died as Infant) (1907-1907)
 Floyd L. (1908-)
 Routh Marie (~1913-)
 Edward A. (~1915->1966)
 Sylvester Earl (Died as Infant) (1918-1918)
 Silvenia Elizabeth (Died as Infant) (1918-1919)
 Infant (Stillborn) (1920-1920)
Birthabt 1877, Ireland
Death29 Dec 1904, Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
Burial31 Dec 1904, Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
MotherB. (~1850-)
Marriage2 Feb 1896, Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
ChildrenFrank Sylvester (1896-)
 Leo (~1899-)
 John S. (1901-1966)
 Theresa (Treatha) (1903-1980)
Notes for John Lewis SIMPSON

John’s son Frank’s WWI Draft Registration lists John L.’s place of birth as Boicourt, Linn, KS

The LaCygne Weekly Journal
Linn County
January 14, 1898

Rock Springs.
Ira KING is busy cutting hoop-poles this winter.

Jerry and Willis IRELAND are clearing on their farms on Middle creek.

John SIMPSON and son have been hauling saw logs to the LaCygne mill.

1896, John is a laborer, and lives at 1215 East Pine. 1898, and John works for the KCFtS&MRR. He, his father, and brothers George and William H. live at 1024 East Wall Street. Fort Scott, Kansas Directory of 1902-1903 shows John working as a laborer, and living at 1211 East Pine Street. Fort Scott, Kansas Directory of 1905 reports John working as car repair for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, and that he has moved to 212 North Little, with his brother, William H.
By 1907, John has moved to 421 South Little.
Directory of 1909 reports John working as a yard inspector for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, and that he has moved to 209 South Caldwell. 1911, John is working as a car inspector for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, and that he has moved to 316 Andricks. By 1916, John is still employed by the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, and has moved to 809 South Little. The 1920 listing for John shows him still working for the Frisco, and moved to 801 South Little. His mother’s obituary of 1925 indicates that John is still alive as of that date. 1930 John has moved in with his daughter Treatha and son-in-law, Harrell W. Dobbins in McCamey, Upton, Texas (West Texas, near Odessa)

Mary E.’s obituary 1937 says that John lived in Detroit, possibly connected with Jasper BROWN.

John dies in 1944 at his daughter Theresa Dobbins’s home in Tyler, Texas - 122 West 5th Street. (Note: This is an address in McCamey, Texas)

John L. Simpson, 79, a retired Frisco trackman and yardman, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.E. (Teresa) Warren, in Tyler, Texas.

The deceased, who made his home in Fort Scott for a number of years, left here a few years ago, following his retirement from the Frisco after a leg injury, to make his home with his daughter.

Mr. Simpson was twice married. His first wife1 died in 1905.

Survivors include Mrs. J.E. Warren of Tyler and Leo and John S. Simpson, children of his first wife, and two sons, Fred and Ed Simpson, and daughter Leona, the latter of Topeka.

The body is being sent to the Konantz Mortuary and burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Announcement as to date of the funeral will be made later.

A brother, William H. Simpson, lives at 1238 East Wall street.


Fort Scott Daily Tribune-Monitor
Wednesday, December 20, 1944

Funeral services for John L. Simpson were held yesterday morning at 9 o’clock in the St. Mary’s Catholic church. The Fathers M.G. Barry and P.J. Nagle officiated.

Mr. Barry celebrated the requiem mass, and Mr. Nagle preached the sermon. He said that all are laborers in the vineyard of the Lord. He stressed the importance of work and activity, reminding his listeners that Mr. Simpson led an active and useful life as a railroad employee. Mr. Barry said that the most important work is that of saving one’s own soul, and that prayer is an important step toward doing this. He said that everyone owes it to his Creator to pray not only individually, but in family groups.

Music was furnished by the St. Mary’s school choir, accompanied by Sister Cletus.

Altar boys were Thomas Cunningham, Jr., Francis Colner and Albert Meath.

Interment was in the St. Mary’s Catholic cemetery.

Pallbearers were W.A. Clark, Robert McDowell, Roy Davis, W.A. Harper, Clarence Simpson and G.H. Holley of Tyler Texas.

The rosary service was held Sunday evening in the Konantz chapel, under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus. William Martens led the service.

Many floral tokens were in evidence at the rosary service.

Out of town relatives who attended the service were Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Warren, Leo Simpson, and G.H. Holley of Tyler, Texas and Clarence Simpson of Kansas City, Mo.
Notes for Mary Elizabeth (Spouse 1)

1910 Census of Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas indicates that Mary is the mother of only one of the children, presumably Freddie. Mary lived in Shawnee County, Kansas at the time of her death.
Notes for Mary A. (Spouse 2)
Mary’s mother lived with John after Mary’s death, probably to help with the four young children, according to the 1905 census. John remarried (Mary Elizabeth DAVIS) in December of 1905.
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