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 Friench Simpson

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Friench Simpson

Birth
Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Death
24 Mar 1923 (aged 75)
Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas, USA
Burial
Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID
59068398 View Source

The following is from the Hallettsville Now Era:

Mr. Simpson was in the banking business here for many years, having had charge of the first bank organized here known as the Lavaca County National Bank. Now known as the First National Bank.

Mr. Simpson was born on Bull Run, Fairfax County, Va., February 13, 1848, son of James Hendley and Emily Dye Simpson. He was educated in Leesburg, Va. Academy and the common schools of Colorado County. He was admitted to the bar in 1877 and was married to Miss Jennie Harbert of Columbus, February 11, 1877. During the Civil War he served the Confederacy in a most efficient manner being a member of Co. A, 13th Texas Infantry until 1865. He was a farmer from 1866 to 1873; a banker from 1888 in Hallettsville, being Cashier of the bank most of the time; He was with the State Geological Survey 1874-1875; Mayor of Columbus 1884; Member of the Texas Senate from Lavaca Co, from 1893 to 1897.

Mr. Simpson was a prominent member Masonic Order, being Grand Treasurer of the order in 1900. He was on the State finance committee 25 years and on the Masonic Orphan's Home Board for 10 years. He was a Shriner and had attended practically all the grand lodge meetings in Texas for the past 50 years.

Mr. Simpson was an author and a poet among his works being "A Study of Nature", 1900, a paraphrase of Quantrams of Omar Khayyam, 1907. He was a man who was respected and loved by all with whom he came in contact and had a large circle of friends.

He is survived by his wife and four children, S. H. & J. H. Simpson of Hallettsville, Mrs. P. H. Watts of San Antonio, Friench Simpson Jr. of Washington, D.C. The latter who is with the public health department could not arrive in time for the funeral, but came later. Also three sisters survive – Mrs. Fannie Johnson of Manassas, Va., Mrs. Helen Tomlinson of Belleville and Mrs. Hattie McCormick of Weimar. There were also eight grandchildren.

Among those who attended the funeral from Columbus were, Mr. & Mrs. S. K. Seymour, Mrs. Daisy Middlebrooks, C. R. Grobe, A. P. Hinton, Mr. & Mrs. S. A. Harbert & children.

And from
Colorado Citizen, 30 Mar 1923, page 1

Word was received here Saturday of the death of Friench Simpson at 1:30 o'clock that morning at his home in Hallettsville and a number of his Columbus friends attended the funeral at Hallettsville Sunday Afternoon at 2 P.M. The cause of Mr. Simpson's death was heart failure, a malady from which he had suffered for some time. He was apparently as well as ever all day Friday but awoke suffering an attack just a few minutes before his death Saturday morning. He was 75 years 1 month and eleven days old, at the time of his death.

The funeral was held from the family residence, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the City Cemetery. Rev. J. D. McWorter, Methodist Pastor conducted the services at the home and at the grave. The Masonic Lodge of which Mr. Simpson was a prominent was in charge of the funeral. The Cortege was said to be one of the largest ever seen at Hallettsville. (Submitted by Mary Bynum)

The following is from the Hallettsville Now Era:

Mr. Simpson was in the banking business here for many years, having had charge of the first bank organized here known as the Lavaca County National Bank. Now known as the First National Bank.

Mr. Simpson was born on Bull Run, Fairfax County, Va., February 13, 1848, son of James Hendley and Emily Dye Simpson. He was educated in Leesburg, Va. Academy and the common schools of Colorado County. He was admitted to the bar in 1877 and was married to Miss Jennie Harbert of Columbus, February 11, 1877. During the Civil War he served the Confederacy in a most efficient manner being a member of Co. A, 13th Texas Infantry until 1865. He was a farmer from 1866 to 1873; a banker from 1888 in Hallettsville, being Cashier of the bank most of the time; He was with the State Geological Survey 1874-1875; Mayor of Columbus 1884; Member of the Texas Senate from Lavaca Co, from 1893 to 1897.

Mr. Simpson was a prominent member Masonic Order, being Grand Treasurer of the order in 1900. He was on the State finance committee 25 years and on the Masonic Orphan's Home Board for 10 years. He was a Shriner and had attended practically all the grand lodge meetings in Texas for the past 50 years.

Mr. Simpson was an author and a poet among his works being "A Study of Nature", 1900, a paraphrase of Quantrams of Omar Khayyam, 1907. He was a man who was respected and loved by all with whom he came in contact and had a large circle of friends.

He is survived by his wife and four children, S. H. & J. H. Simpson of Hallettsville, Mrs. P. H. Watts of San Antonio, Friench Simpson Jr. of Washington, D.C. The latter who is with the public health department could not arrive in time for the funeral, but came later. Also three sisters survive – Mrs. Fannie Johnson of Manassas, Va., Mrs. Helen Tomlinson of Belleville and Mrs. Hattie McCormick of Weimar. There were also eight grandchildren.

Among those who attended the funeral from Columbus were, Mr. & Mrs. S. K. Seymour, Mrs. Daisy Middlebrooks, C. R. Grobe, A. P. Hinton, Mr. & Mrs. S. A. Harbert & children.

And from
Colorado Citizen, 30 Mar 1923, page 1

Word was received here Saturday of the death of Friench Simpson at 1:30 o'clock that morning at his home in Hallettsville and a number of his Columbus friends attended the funeral at Hallettsville Sunday Afternoon at 2 P.M. The cause of Mr. Simpson's death was heart failure, a malady from which he had suffered for some time. He was apparently as well as ever all day Friday but awoke suffering an attack just a few minutes before his death Saturday morning. He was 75 years 1 month and eleven days old, at the time of his death.

The funeral was held from the family residence, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the City Cemetery. Rev. J. D. McWorter, Methodist Pastor conducted the services at the home and at the grave. The Masonic Lodge of which Mr. Simpson was a prominent was in charge of the funeral. The Cortege was said to be one of the largest ever seen at Hallettsville. (Submitted by Mary Bynum)


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  • Created by: R Irons
  • Added: 22 Sep 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 59068398
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59068398/friench-simpson: accessed ), memorial page for Friench Simpson (13 Feb 1848–24 Mar 1923), Find a Grave Memorial ID 59068398, citing Hallettsville City Cemetery, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas, USA; Maintained by R Irons (contributor 47327525).