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Lieut Ralph Carson Simmons
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1911
Fairforest
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1942, Philippines

Spartanburg Herald
AUG-16-1945

Lt.Simmons Dies In Camp
Spartan Veteran Is
Victim Of Japs

Lt.Ralph C.Simmons,a native of Fairforest who previously had been reported missing in action as of the date of Corregidor's fall, is now known to be dead, the War Department has announced. in a letter to Lt.Simmons sister,
Mrs.Alma Cathcart of Spartanburg route 3, the Adjutant General said he died in a Japanese Prison Camp on July-29-1942 more then 3 years ago-of Cerebral Malaria. Regret was expressed at the "unavordable Circumstances which made necessary the unusual lapse of time" in
reporting the death. no other details were given.

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A Veteran infantryman,
Lt.Simmons had been in service 17 years at the time of his Capture. survivors include 3 sisters, Mrs.Cathcart, Mrs.W.W.Henry of Spartanburg route 6, and Mrs.A.F. McBride
of Inman route 5; a brother, PFC,L.P.Simmons in service overseas; 4 half brothers Jesse D., William,
J.C. and Charlie Simmons all of Spartanburg. and 2 half-sisters Mrs.Myrtle Senter and Mrs.Beulah Reiser of Denver,Colo.

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Spartanburg Harold
Oct. 27, 1949.

Lt. Ralph Simmons

The body of 2d Lt,Ralph C. Simmons 32 of Fairforest who died July 29,1942 in a Japanese Prison Camp was
returned to Spartanburg for reburial. He was born at Fairforest a son of of the the late J.H.and Annie Fleming
Simmons. He was a infantryman. The Military funeral will be held at the graveside Friday afternoon at 3 with
Chaplain Boyce Coates in Charge.
Soldiers from Fort Jackson will also take part in the service. The body will be at the Mortuary until the
service. surviving are 5 sisters Mrs.E.M.Cathcart of Route 3,Mrs.W.W.Harvey of Route 7, Mrs.A.F.McBride of Inman
Mrs,Myrtle McSwain of Gastonia NC, Mrs.Beulah Reiser of Denver Colo,and 5 brothers Lewis P, of Moore Route 1,
Jesse D. of Route 7, William of Route 3, J.C. of Route 3, and Charlie Simmons of Gaffney.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Henry Simmons (1859 - 1922)
  Anne F Simmons (1878 - 1918)
 
 Siblings:
  Eunice Simmons (____ - 1909)*
  James Cyrus Simmons (1884 - 1953)**
  Charles Alton Simmons (1885 - 1960)**
  Fannie May Simmons (1889 - 1890)**
  Jesse Dean Simmons (1892 - 1978)**
  William Henry Simmons (1894 - 1969)**
  Mary Beulah Simmons Reiser (1897 - 1980)**
  Annie Kate Simmons (1900 - 1901)**
  Myrtle Barbara Senter McSwain (1902 - 1963)**
  Bobbie Norman Simmons (1903 - 1904)**
  Lewis Preston Simmons (1904 - 1971)*
  Russell A Simmons (1906 - 1922)*
  Emmie Simmons McBride Strickland (1908 - 1984)*
  Ralph Carson Simmons (1911 - 1942)
  Alma Simmons Cathcart (1912 - 1991)*
  Nona Simmons (1914 - 1915)*
  Lula Mae Harvey Smith (1916 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: David & Barbara
Originally Created by: David ~ Effie
Record added: Jun 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38149934
Lieut Ralph Carson Simmons
Added by: David ~ Effie
 
 
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- David & Barbara
 Added: May. 28, 2012

- David & Barbara
 Added: Jun. 13, 2009

- David ~ Effie
 Added: Jun. 10, 2009
 
 
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