|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1869|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1950|
Thomas Jefferson Simmons II was born in 1869 to Thomas Jefferson Simmons I and Sophenia Josephine Holder in a wagon after being chased by Comanche Indians. He grew up in Brown and Coleman Counties of Texas.
Tom owned general stores in Whon, Gasoline, Odell and Tell, Texas. In the early 1920's, he sold his stores and bought a farm about 5 miles south of Tell, in Childress County. The twin disasters of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930's caused the farm to fail and he moved into Childress, where he retired.
Tom loved his children passionately. He was a firm but fair man, who was liked by all who knew him. He was married three times and had nine children, one which was adopted. Two of his children died as infants. His children were:
Lela Elizabeth Carlisle Poteet (adopted).
Franklyn Thomas "Buddy" Simmons, living as of 2 Jan 2010.
His other children are listed below.
Thomas Jefferson Simmons (1840 - 1893)
Sophenia Josephine Holder Simmons (1848 - 1917)
Leonora Frances Ross Simmons (1864 - 1907)
Alice Lura Diggs Simmons (1888 - 1916)
Mamie Mae Hardin Simmons (1898 - 1986)
Sophenia Josephine Simmons Brooks (1910 - 1993)*
Thomas Bay Simmons (1916 - 1916)*
Thomas Jefferson Simmons (1917 - 1922)*
John Daniel Simmons (1919 - 1999)*
Mary Oleta Simmons White (1921 - 2010)*
Elizabeth Luticia Simmons Wallace (1925 - 2004)*
Bertie Mae Simmons (1927 - 1929)*
Created by: Bruce D White
Record added: May 09, 2007
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