Nova Scotia, Canada
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1894|
Obituary from the Kansas City Journal
Tuesday Oct 9, 1894
George D. Simons, for the past twelve years assistant engineer for the National Water Company, died the evening of October 8, 1894 at his home, 1417 Wyoming street. The cause of death was cancer. He leaves a widow and one child, Mrs. Robert Hillebrand, who resides at Twenty fourth and Vine streets.
Mr. Simons was born in Nova Scotia in 1827. Upon becoming of age he became an expert engineer and machinist. For many years he led a seafaring life, acting as engineer on various steamers. He went around the world many times in the employ of navigational companies and saw every quarter of the globe.
During the Civil War he enlisted in the Union navy from Illinois. He was actively engaged in the operations on the Mississippi River under Porter, Foote and Walke. He was chief engineer of the Federal ram [gunboat Essex] during the siege of Vicksburg and was on board of that vessel when she was sunk by the Confederates.
He came to Kansas City in 1868 and has lived here ever since. He was at one time in the employ of the Hannibal & St. Joseph railway and later in that of the Santa Fe.
The funeral over the remains was held at 2 p.m. October 10th at the Washington Street Methodist church. The pall bearers were all employees of the water works company. Mr. Simons' associates in that company and the members of the Grand Army of the Republic sent floral tributes.
Plot: Section 65 Lot 10 (no marker)
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