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 Robert Harvey Simpson Jr.

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Robert Harvey Simpson Jr.

Birth
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 7 Apr 1936 (aged 22)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 198365783 View Source
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Mr. Simpson was a trombone player and close friend and bandmate of the younger Charlie Parker. They performed together in their mutual friend Lawrence Keyes' dance band, the Deans of Swing and, later, his Ten Chords of Rhythm - a.k.a. the Chords of Rhythm - which folded in early 1936.

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Robert Simspon [sic]
Age: 6
Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1920: Kansas City Ward 8, Jackson, Missouri
Street: Lydia
Residence Date: 1920
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Robert Simspon
Father's Birthplace: Arkansas
Mother's Name: Aberta Simspon
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Attended School: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Reginald Connely [lodger] 42
Robert Simspon 38
Aberta Simspon 38
Robert Simspon 6

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Robert Simson [sic]
Birth Year: 1914
Gender: Male
Race: Negro
Age in 1930: 16
Birthplace: Missouri
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1930: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA
Map of Home: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
Street Address: Wabash Avenue
Ward of City: 11
Block: 63
House Number: 2024 [sic; sheet shows "2022"]
Dwelling Number: 46
Family Number: 46
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: United States
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Able to Speak English: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Georgia Simson 49
Robert H Simson 45
Robert Simson 16


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