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Harry Francis SIMMONS

Male 1916 - 2009


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  • Born  22 Jul 1916 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 Mar 2009  Englewood, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I029  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2011 

    Father  Stephen Henry SIMON,   b. 25 Dec 1873, 140 Essex Street, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1956, 981 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  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 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  18 Apr 1909  Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number  09-586-662 
    Family ID  F007  Group Sheet

    Family 1  MURIEL,   d. 1962 
    _MEND  Death of one spouse 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Donna SIMMONS,   b. 17 Feb 1939,   d. 2000
    Family ID  F032  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth JANE,   b. Private 
    Married  Private 
    _MSTAT  Private 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID  F033  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 2009 - Englewood, FL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Rememberances of History:
      the Depression: it was hard times, he was in it.
      Pearl Harbor: Harry was working for the Beverly Post Office
      JFK assination: He was watching TV; he had remarried and was living in Beverly; owned his own Simmons Heat Treating business, which he started in 1952.

      He remembers his childhood home as an old house in Salem, MA. The family lived on the 2nd & 3rd floors over the bake shop. He recalls that in 1921, while he was being bathed in the tub upstairs, there was an earthquake and the water was rolling around the tub. His father picked him out of the tub and carried him downstairs and outside to Essex Street in front of the shop.

      Harry dropped out of school (high school or college?) and started a metalurgy factory. He holds pattents for metals that the military uses. His sister's thought he was crazy for not going to college... turns out he did quite fine.


      Harry was moved to an Englewood Hospice House on or before March 20, 2009 for palliative care.
      Harry died (March 26, 2009) at 6:30 after spending a peaceful night. His wife Elizabeth Jean (BJ) and daughter Andrea were with him. He had received the Sacrament for the Sick on Tuesday. May he rest in peace. (Ann Misoda)

      Obituary
      Harry Francis Simmons
      Simmons, Harry Francis
      July 22, 1916 - March 26, 2009
      Harry Francis Simmons, 92, of Englewood, formerly of Beverly, Mass., died March 26, 2009.
      Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. David's Episcopal Church of Englewood.
      Survivors include his wife of 46 years, B.J.; daughters Andrea Mills of Danvers, Mass., and Susan Jositas of Trumbull, Conn.; a son, Ronald of Beverly; sisters Anna Panza and Ruth K. Simons, both of Marblehead, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
      Donations may be made to a charity of choice.



      list of 209 FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Englewood, FL:
      Call Sign: KK4WC, Previous Call Sign: WB4CZD
      Grant Date: 01/12/1988, Expiration Date: 01/12/1998, Cancelation Date: 01/13/2000
      Registrant: Harry F Simmons, 579 Spruce St, Englewood, FL 33533