First Generation


1. Elbridge Gilbert Simmons was born on 1 March 1897 in Friendship, Knox County, Maine, USA. He served in the military in 1917 in World War I. He was described as Lost both legs below knees by train accident while in military in 1918. Elbridge died on 25 October 1960 at the age of 63 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. ELBRIDGE SIMMONS
Swan's Island, Oct. 26; Elbridge Simmons, 63, the husband of Mrs. Beatrice (Parker) Simmons, died suddenly Tuesday at his home here.
He was born at Friendship, March 1, 1897, the son of Capt. Gilbert and Annie (Elliott) Simmons.
During his early manhood he served with the Naval Reserve and he later joined the U. S. Army for one year. He served with the Medical Corps at Fort Myer, VA. He was a member of the Advent Christian Church at Minturn.
Besides his widow, survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Roberta Joyce, Mrs. Beverly Morgan and Mrs. Beatricve Lemoine, all of Swan's Island, Mrs. Joyce Knight of Lincolnville and Mrs. David Post of Spruce Head; one stepson, Milton Hennigar of Swan's Island; one brother, John Simmons of Pleasant Gardens; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Sprague of Rockland, and Mrs. Cora Delano of Thomaston; 22 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Advent Christian Church at Minturn with the Rev. Bruce Mathewson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Atlantic.

Death certificate signed by Dr. J. B. Leith Hartman. He was buried on 27 October 1960 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic.

Elbridge Gilbert Simmons and Beatrice Edna Parker were married on 30 September 1920 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Beatrice Edna Parker, daughter of Addison M. Parker and Minnie Leona Gott, was born on 20 January 1896 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Birth attended by Dr. H. W. Small. Weight 6 pounds. Ether administered to mother. She died on 16 January 1979 at the age of 82 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, USA. BEATRICE SIMMONS
Rockland: Mrs. Beatrice E. Simmons, 82, of Rockland, formerly of Swan's Island, died Tuesday, Jan 16, 1979, at a Rockport hospital following a long illness. She was the widow of Elbridge G. Simmons. She was born at Swan's Island, Jan 20, 1896, the daughter of Addison and Minnie (Gott) Parker. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. David (Shirley) Post of Spruce Head, Mrs. Robert (Roberta) Joyce, and Mrs. Richard (Beatrice) Lemoine, both of Swan's Island, Mrs. William (Beverly) French of Bangor and Mrs. Joyce Knight of Lincolnville; a brother, Charles Parker of Cape Elizabeth; 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; a niece and several cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 from the Swan's Island Advent Christian Church with the Rev. Flo Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. She was buried on 20 January 1979 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic.

Elbridge Gilbert Simmons-4206 and Beatrice Edna Parker-357 had the following children:

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Shirley M. Simmons-4207.

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Roberta Laverne Simmons-4636.

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Beverly Lois Simmons-4697.

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Joyce Simmons-4205.

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Beatrice Charlene Simmons-7279.

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Cecil Prior was born (date unknown).