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Minnie Luretta Traphagan Simpson
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1865
Ross County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1946
Paris
Edgar County
Illinois, USA

Minnie was first married on 8 May 1884 to George W Ryan.

In July of 1899, the Minnie, George and their 7 children: Stella, George, Bernie, Laura (who died at age 13), William, Ellen and Elmer; went to visit some of Minnie's relatives in OK. George died out there. On Minnie's way home she ran out of money in St. Louis, MO and the Red Cross helped get her and the children back to IL.

Shortly after returning she married a widower, Wm. Henry Simpson on 22 Oct 1899 (they later divorced). When they married Minnie took her son Bernie to the children's home (he was later adopted and ended up in MN) and Wm. Henry dropped off two of his children, Seymour and Bryan at the children's home. We don't know why they choose these children or why they did it in the first place.

Minnie and Wm. Henry had 6 children together: Gertrude, Roy, Cora, Bertha (who was hit and killed by a car when she was 9 while running across the road to get a ball), Carrie and Henry. 
 
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 Parents:
  Horace Traphagan (1834 - 1908)
  Lydia Jane Spencer Traphagan (1839 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  William Henry Simpson (1863 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Carrie O Simpson Kenney*
  Stella Vizina Ryan Mullen (1884 - 1965)*
  George Ryan (1887 - ____)*
  Laura Evelyn Ryan (1891 - 1904)*
  William E Ryan (1896 - 1917)*
  Ellen Ryan (1897 - 1900)*
  Elmer H Ryan (1899 - 1971)*
  Gertrude Simpson Montz (1901 - 1992)*
  Roy Guy Simpson (1903 - 1977)*
  Cora Ethel Simpson Vance (1905 - 1947)*
  Henry C Simpson (1911 - 1911)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marcellus Traphagan (1858 - 1913)*
  Anna Traphagen Smith (1860 - 1940)**
  Minnie Luretta Traphagan Simpson (1865 - 1946)
  Howard Levi Traphagan (1876 - 1954)*
  Rufus R. Traphagen (1882 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Sugar Grove Church Cemetery
Kidley
Edgar County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Suze
Record added: Jun 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27477173
Minnie Luretta <i>Traphagan</i> Simpson
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Minnie Luretta <i>Traphagan</i> Simpson
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