John G. Simonson

31 Aug 1883 - 5 May 1946


John G. Simonson

31 Aug 1883 - 5 May 1946
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My father [John Groome Simonson] died when I was 16 so [I] really don't have that many memories of him. He had four girls from my mother (second wife) all of whom are deceased now except me. We were born in Price, Utah and lived in a small place called Martin, Utah. Daddy worked on the Utah Railway
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John G. Simonson



142 North 100 East Street
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 2, 2011


June 1, 2011

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Memories from his daughter, Nancy

Contributor: doddemagen Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

My father [John Groome Simonson] died when I was 16 so [I] really don't have that many memories of him. He had four girls from my mother (second wife) all of whom are deceased now except me. We were born in Price, Utah and lived in a small place called Martin, Utah. Daddy worked on the Utah Railway as a boiler maker. I remember him as a gentle, quiet person. Never raised his voice. He fell at home and broke a leg and broke another one in the bathtub. He could not work anymore so my mother moved the family to Salt Lake. He never got well and was acting very strange so he went to some hospital in Salt Lake. He was a veteran of WW1 ... At any rate they moved him to Sawtelle, Calif to the veteran's hospital there. My mother made a few trips to see him and on one trip we found out he had died ... They sent the body to Provo I guess and that is where he is buried. The middle name Groom is a mystery. I thought it was Groom but ... has Groome. I checked my birth certificate and it is Grooms. ... I know nothing about daddy's parents. He took me on a trip to Kansas when I was about 12 and I remember two sisters, Edna and Alice. It was a wonderful experience for me. Edna lived in the city but we did go to a brother or sister who lived on a farm. I remember no electricity. It is kind of vague to me. Daddy was not a morm[o]n but my mother was and we went to church when we lived in Utah. I don't know about his parents being morm[o]n or not. ... [His son from his first wife] Jack looked so much like him. ... My dad took me to Kansas one year. I remember he was on crutches from one of his falls, probably the first one. It was a wonderful vacation meeting his sisters, Edna who lived in Halstead (I believe). The other one lived on a farm in the country. No electricity or water in the house. I remember getting some in-heritance money from Aunt Alice. She never married and worked in a bank. The two cities I remember are Halstead and Stafford.

Life timeline of John G. Simonson

John G. Simonson was born on 31 Aug 1883
John G. Simonson was 15 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
John G. Simonson was 25 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
John G. Simonson was 31 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
John G. Simonson was 46 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
John G. Simonson was 56 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
John G. Simonson died on 5 May 1946 at the age of 62
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