Obit: Simmons, John P. (1875 - 1959)
Contact: Betty Comstock
Surnames: Simmons, Dicksson
----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/20/1959
Simmons, John P. (22 Aug 1875 - 10 Aug 1959)
Word has been received here of the death of John P. Simmons in the Medford Hospital on August 10. He was 12 days away from being 84 years old.
Simmons was born August 11, 1875 in Willoughby, Ohio, the son of John W. and Ermina Simmons. With his parents he come to Beaver township when he was five years old and resided in and about Loyal all the rest of the time with the exception of the past three years.
In 1903 he was married to Sarah Dicksson. The couple had four children: James, deceased; Kenneth and Susan in Marshfield; and Raymond in Montana. Surviving also are two brothers, George Simmons in Idaho and Everett Simmons in California.
Simmons, John P. (Attempted Suicide – 1904)
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) ??/??/1904
The sad news reached town Monday morning that John P. Simmons had attempted to take his life by hanging Sunday morning. It seems that his health is not perfect at best, and for the past week or more he had suffered from kidney and kindred troubles, and Saturday he had consulted medical advice at Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.). The next forenoon the family went to church nearby, he remaining at home on account of feeling so poorly. When his wife, to whom he was married last summer, came back from church, she spied a note written by her husband to the effect that he would be in eternity shortly. She at once gave the alarm to his people and the neighbors leaving the church and a lively search reveled the ghastly sight of the body suspended by a rope from some timbers in the barn. The body was quickly released and carried to the house. He was still breathing and gradually regained consciousness. At last reports he is slowly improving, but is confined to the bed.
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