John Frederick Simmonds, 18821950 (aged 68 years)

Name
John Frederick /Simmonds/
Given names
John Frederick
Nickname
Frederick
Surname
Simmonds
Name
Frederick Norris /Simmonds/
Given names
Frederick Norris
Surname
Simmonds
Birth
Baptism
Citation details: Birmingham, St Matthias 1881-1891
Text:

Baptised 7 Jan 1883
John Frederick son of Edward Henry and Sarah Simmonds a confectioner of New John Street West

Immigration
Note: Edward, a baker aged 27, his wife Sarah aged 27 and their son John aged 2 and Beatrice an infant were immigrants who sailed on the ship 'Aberdeen' departing Plymouth and arriving Sydney 13 Apr 1885.
Marriage
Address: St Marys Church
Text:

Frederick Norris Simmonds, bachelor born Birmingham England aged 22, paymaster of Taikoo China and Winifred Fox,spinster aged 22, born Birmingham, England, saleswoman of Park Rd Burwood. Frederick's parents were listed as Edward Henry Simmonds, confectioner, and Sarah Norris. Winifred's parents were listed as William Robert Fox, contractor, deceased and Lucy Parker.

Text:

Sydney Morning Herald: 31 Aug 1929:
SILVER WEDDING
SIMMONDS-FOX - August 31, 1904, at St. Mary's Concord, John Frederick, eldest son of Edward H. and Sarah Simmonds, to Winifred, third daughter, late William R. and Lucy Fox, of Burwood. Present address, 34 Llewellyn-street, Rhodes.

Text:

Sydney Morning Herald 3 Sep 1904:
SIMMONDS-FOX. - August 31, 1904, at St. Mary's Church, Concord, Frederick Norris Simmonds, of Taikoo China, to Winifred, third daughter of the late William Robert Fox of Riverview, Burwood.

Immigration
Text:

Name: John F Simmonds
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1883
Birth Place: Birmingham, England
Age: 37
Arrival Date: 6 Mar 1920
Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California
Ship Name: Sonoma
Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia
Destination: Nsw
Last Residence: Aust
John F. Simmonds, age 37, male, married, manager mining, could read and write English, English nationality, residing Australia, N.S.W. Sydney, nearest relative at Hurstcille Sydney Australia, Mrs Simmonds, Third St Ashfield, final destination Dayton Ohio.

Immigration
Text:

Arrival Date: 19 Dec 1930
Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California
Ship Name: Monowai
Port of Departure: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Stockton, California, USA
Last Residence: Australia
Simmonds, John Frederick, 48, male, married, live stock expert, could read and write, native of Birmingham England, last residence Sydney Australia
Simmonds, Winifred Fox, 48, female, married, home duties, could read and write, native of Birmingham England, last residence Sydney Australia
Simmonds, Florence Winifred, 18, female, single, home duties, could read and write, native of Birmingham England, last residence Sydney Australia
Simmonds, Kathleen Frances, 15, female, single, scholar, could read and write, native of New Westminster British Columbia, last residence Sydney Australia

Residence
Text:

John Frederick Simmonds 34 Llewellyn Street Rhodes a live stock expert Winifred Simmonds same address home duties.

Immigration
Text:

Aboard SS Mariposa:
John Frederick Simmonds aged 54, live stock expert
Winifred Fox Simmonds aged 54 home duties.

Death
Text:

Name: John Frederick Simmonds
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 12 Nov 1882
Birth Place: Other Country
Death Date: 12 Nov 1950
Death Place: San Joaquin
Father's Surname: Simmonds

Family with parents
father
Simmonds, Edward Henry (1857-1918)
18571918
Birth: August 16, 1857 23 22 Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 30, 1918Roodiam, Fauresmith, Free State, South Africa
mother
Norris, Sarah (1859-1940)
18591940
Birth: June 27, 1859 36 31 Feckenham, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 3, 1940Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageFebruary 16, 1879Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Divorce Divorce1908New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
18811881
Birth: 1881 23 21 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1881Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
23 months
himself
Simmonds, John Frederick (1882-1950)
18821950
Birth: November 12, 1882 25 23 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 12, 1950Stockton, California, United States
23 months
younger sister
Simmonds, Beatric Nellie (1885-1961) at age 17
18841961
Birth: September 18, 1884 27 25 Saltley, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 13, 1961Rydalmere, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18871887
Birth: before October 13, 1887 30 28
Death: before October 13, 1887
younger brother
Simmonds, Albert Archibald (1887-1964)
18871964
Birth: October 13, 1887 30 28 Woy Woy, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 28, 1964Hurstville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Johanna Maria Hammer
father
Simmonds, Edward Henry (1857-1918)
18571918
Birth: August 16, 1857 23 22 Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 30, 1918Roodiam, Fauresmith, Free State, South Africa
stepmother
Marriage Marriage1903Johannesburg, South Africa
2 years
half-sister
4 years
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
7 years
half-brother
Family with Winifred Fox
himself
Simmonds, John Frederick (1882-1950)
18821950
Birth: November 12, 1882 25 23 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 12, 1950Stockton, California, United States
wife
Fox, Winifred (1883- )
18821967
Birth: April 26, 1882England, United Kingdom
Death: November 10, 1967Lodi, California, United States
Marriage MarriageAugust 31, 1904Concord, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
Simmonds, Gwendoline Mary (1906-1925)
19061925
Birth: August 16, 1906 23 24 Hong Kong, China
Death: May 22, 1925Alameda, California, United States
2 years
daughter
Simmonds, Gwendoline, Lillian, Dorothy and Florence (left to right)
19082001
Birth: 1908 25 25 Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 20, 2001San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States
2 years
daughter
Simmonds, Dorothy (1909-1996)
19091996
Birth: December 12, 1909 27 27 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 6, 1996San Francisco, California, United States
2 years
daughter
Simmonds, Florence Winifred (1912-1994)
19121994
Birth: February 18, 1912 29 29 New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Death: June 23, 1994San Joaquin, California, United States
4 years
daughter
Simmonds, Kathleen (1915-2006)
19152006
Birth: September 23, 1915 32 33 New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Death: June 10, 2006Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
Birth
Baptism
Citation details: Birmingham, St Matthias 1881-1891
Text:

Baptised 7 Jan 1883
John Frederick son of Edward Henry and Sarah Simmonds a confectioner of New John Street West

Immigration
Marriage
Text:

Frederick Norris Simmonds, bachelor born Birmingham England aged 22, paymaster of Taikoo China and Winifred Fox,spinster aged 22, born Birmingham, England, saleswoman of Park Rd Burwood. Frederick's parents were listed as Edward Henry Simmonds, confectioner, and Sarah Norris. Winifred's parents were listed as William Robert Fox, contractor, deceased and Lucy Parker.

Text:

Sydney Morning Herald: 31 Aug 1929:
SILVER WEDDING
SIMMONDS-FOX - August 31, 1904, at St. Mary's Concord, John Frederick, eldest son of Edward H. and Sarah Simmonds, to Winifred, third daughter, late William R. and Lucy Fox, of Burwood. Present address, 34 Llewellyn-street, Rhodes.

Text:

Sydney Morning Herald 3 Sep 1904:
SIMMONDS-FOX. - August 31, 1904, at St. Mary's Church, Concord, Frederick Norris Simmonds, of Taikoo China, to Winifred, third daughter of the late William Robert Fox of Riverview, Burwood.

Immigration
Text:

Name: John F Simmonds
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1883
Birth Place: Birmingham, England
Age: 37
Arrival Date: 6 Mar 1920
Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California
Ship Name: Sonoma
Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia
Destination: Nsw
Last Residence: Aust
John F. Simmonds, age 37, male, married, manager mining, could read and write English, English nationality, residing Australia, N.S.W. Sydney, nearest relative at Hurstcille Sydney Australia, Mrs Simmonds, Third St Ashfield, final destination Dayton Ohio.

Immigration
Text:

Arrival Date: 19 Dec 1930
Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California
Ship Name: Monowai
Port of Departure: Wellington, New Zealand
Destination: Stockton, California, USA
Last Residence: Australia
Simmonds, John Frederick, 48, male, married, live stock expert, could read and write, native of Birmingham England, last residence Sydney Australia
Simmonds, Winifred Fox, 48, female, married, home duties, could read and write, native of Birmingham England, last residence Sydney Australia
Simmonds, Florence Winifred, 18, female, single, home duties, could read and write, native of Birmingham England, last residence Sydney Australia
Simmonds, Kathleen Frances, 15, female, single, scholar, could read and write, native of New Westminster British Columbia, last residence Sydney Australia

Residence
Text:

John Frederick Simmonds 34 Llewellyn Street Rhodes a live stock expert Winifred Simmonds same address home duties.

Immigration
Text:

Aboard SS Mariposa:
John Frederick Simmonds aged 54, live stock expert
Winifred Fox Simmonds aged 54 home duties.

Death
Text:

Name: John Frederick Simmonds
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 12 Nov 1882
Birth Place: Other Country
Death Date: 12 Nov 1950
Death Place: San Joaquin
Father's Surname: Simmonds

Immigration

Edward, a baker aged 27, his wife Sarah aged 27 and their son John aged 2 and Beatrice an infant were immigrants who sailed on the ship 'Aberdeen' departing Plymouth and arriving Sydney 13 Apr 1885.

Note

Capitola Calif.
25th Sept. 47
Dear Sis & Fred:-
I cannot recall how long it is since I wrote you but it must be three years or more. Perhaps while I was over seas. Your letter was very interesting, and families sure grow up. I was glad to know you are purchasing a house, and also that Fred was still interested in the Fire Dept. If one can keep interested in something as the [sic] grow old it is better for them. I have never had a letter from Archie at anytime, so the news of him was something new. I am afraid my letter writing days are few and far apart, but now and them I start up. Recently I have been doing quite a lot of public speaking for the various service clubs, and I meet quite a lot of interesting people, and every now and again I judge livestock at the Shows, which I consider quite an honour.
My days for work are nearly pass [sic], but I am on call by the Co-operative Farms for disease of Livestock. This is not a big event but it is all. Three or four times a year I am out for Uncle Sam, doing the field work and advise [sic] to farmers on their difference [sic] set ups. This is quite interesting work, and I certainly come into contact with fine people.
After I came home from overseas and recovered from my injuries, Uncle Sam sent for me again to go overseas in the Philipines [sic] and China, but I managed to get out of it, by accepting a civil position at home. I was placed in charge (Administrator) of five counties in California War Farm Administration, and amongst the person were 6500 German prisoner, and 1100 Italian Prisoners. The only thing there was so much ground to cover, but thank heaven that is all over now.
The service over seas was a great honor.
I was only an American citizen a few weeks when I go [sic] my sailing orders to join Admiral Nemitz staff for special service. On reaching my Station I was detached and placed on General Hawone staff, and given Lieut. Colonel rating. I had such a lot of ground to cover mostly flying and such a variety of duties I cannot recall them. I was received by the American Officers in splendid fellowship, and my quarters were certainly not what I expected, they were grand. There was electric lights and quipment, Fridge Air, 6cc feet and a tent of 16 x 16, so you can see how I fared in the US Army. I made hundreds of friends and I still keep us [sic] a corresponce [sic] with many of them.
The report on my work which went to Washington and I had seen it, said “This man has something which we have no where else. He has the confidence of the Army and Navy”.
I sure am proud of that report. Recently I have been lecturing quite a bit on Australia and the people here are very interested in Australia.
We live by the sea and still have our own house, it is in a nice part. Concreat [sic] streets and sidewalks, electric lights, gas, water, and sewer and some wonderful neighbours. The family is grown up, and the grandchildren are growing like weeds. Kathleen and the baby are with us now. The Boys are doing well. Ken Dorothy’s husband is now manager of the Bank of America Livermore Calif. Florence husband Bill is Division Educator for the late Power Co. Fred Kathleen husband I Division Englneer for the Telephone Co and has done wonderful well.
Love to you all
Fred