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Stephen Henry SIMON

Stephen Henry SIMON[1, 2]

Male 1873 - 1956

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  • Born  25 Dec 1873  140 Essex Street, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  Henry Simons 
    Time of Death  5:40 PM 
    Occupation  Confectioner, Baker 
    _MDCL  Arterioselerotic Cardio Vascular Disease (20 yrs) General Arteriosclerosis (20 yrs) 
    Died  3 Jun 1956  981 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  6 Jun 1956  St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I010  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  9 Jan 2012 

    Father  Stephen Augustas SIMON,   b. 20 Oct 1821, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1908, 140 Essex Street, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary A SHORTELL,   b. 24 May 1834, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1912, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Oct 1857  St. James Church, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F018  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary A. DODD,   b. 1864,   d. 1905 
    Married  1904  [5
    _MEND  Death of one spouse 
    Family ID  F017  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ellen Theresa CANTY,   b. 7 Feb 1887, 106 Derby St, Salem, MA (The Derby House) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1985, Twin Oaks Nursing Home, Danvers, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Apr 1909  Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Reference Number  09-586-662 
    Notes 
    • Ellen and Henry met around 1907 when Ellen came to work in the confectionary store owned by Henry.
    Children 
     1. Mary Charlotte SIMON,   b. 28 Mar 1911, 140 Essex Street, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2005
     2. Anna Winifred SIMON,   b. 24 Mar 1910,   d. Dec 2009
     3. Living
     4. Harry Francis SIMMONS,   b. 22 Jul 1916,   d. 26 Mar 2009, Englewood, FL Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Augustas SIMON,   b. 11 Aug 1914,   d. 1944, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F007  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1873 - 140 Essex Street, Salem, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Apr 1909 - Salem, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jun 1956 - 981 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Jun 1956 - St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem, MA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Stephen Henry SIMON
    Stephen Henry SIMON
    All Cough Up a Quarter
    All Cough Up a Quarter
    This photo contains my ancestor Stephen "Henry" Simon. I assume it was taken in or around Salem, MA. Henry's daughter told gave me the title of the image, but we are not sure of the context.

  • Notes 
    • Taken from the verbal stories/memories of Mary, Ruth, Anna and Harry:
      Stephen, known as "Henry", 'was a worker; he was ambitious, and enjoyed his "spirits" to excess' (Harry); he was a confectioner, like his father and grandfather, and later was a baker at the family business (and home) at 140 Essex Street, Salem, established in 1807. This is also the address at which he, as well as his children (at least Mary), was born. The home was 250 years old when his children lived there. The Simon family owned the building next door (to right?) which was rented to a Chinese family that ran a laundry mat from it. In 1916, during the First World War, when sugar was in short supply, the business was changed from a confectionery to a bakery. At the street level, the back room served as 'kitchen' with a large brick oven used to bake bread, rolls and cake. At the street entrance was the store front for the bakery, where all the goodies were sold, including breads, jelly rolls, chocolate marshmallow rolls, donuts, peanuts, etc. The family lived upstairs, and were entitled to 'cuttins' (end pieces of jelly rolls) and 'malato' pans of rolls (mixed white bread and graham bread). 'Henry', the prankster, would entice new passerbys, the newspaper boy, and others to have some peanuts, which he would take out of the oil, place on a cloth, sprinkle on some salt and pass into their hands. Of course the peanuts were so hot they would burn in the hands of the screaming patron. At some point Stephen Henry changed his name from Simon to Simons to avoid an improper pronunciation.

      The bakery was in business until June of 1925 when the family moved to 443a Cabot Street in Beverly. Henry retired explaining that his father retired when he was 50, so he could too. According to Harry, he walked a lot after retirement. He occasionally worked as a baker in Marblehead and elsewhere.

      The building at 140 Essex Street no longer exists. In its place is the pavement of New Liberty Street between the Essex Mall parking garage and the Armory Park (formerly the Armory building). The building still remained on the 1957 map of Salem.

      Henry was a cadet of the Second Corps Cadets at the Salem Armory located next door to his 140 Essex Street home. He received Marksman pins in 1895 and 1896, 1st class Marksman medal & ribbon in 1897 with an added 1898 bar, a sharpshooter medal & ribbon in 1899, and a Sharpshooter medal in 1902. He was called to duty during the brief Spanish American War at Fort Miller, Marblehead on Naugus Head at the mouth of Salem Harbor. Fearing that a fleet of Spanish war ships was headed for New England, many forts along the coast were garrisoned in preparation for an attack. Henry served in Company A which which took command of the fort on May 9, and was relieved by Companies B & D on May 17, 1898. The corps left the fort on June 1. On September 24, Henry was a member of the firing squad at the funeral of Private Kingsley, Co. B, 7th U.S. Regulars who died at Chelsea and was burried at Broad Street cemetery in Salem.

  • Sources 
    1. [S01884] Cronin, Mary.

    2. [S02529] Simons, Ruth.

    3. [S01792] Birth Record of Stephen H. Simon, (Massachusetts Historical Commission), Salem 1873/250/316.

    4. [S02086] Death Record of Stephen H Simons, (MA DPH).

    5. [S02392] Marriage Records from Mass Archives, Massachusetts Archives, Salem 1904 546 562 Marriage .

    6. [S02384] Marriage Record of Stephen Simon and Ellen Canty, (Massachusetts Department of Vital Statistics), 1909/586/662.
      widowed (second marriage to Ellen)