Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Simmons (1879-1950)
Born at London, Ontario on 19 March 1879, son of Joseph Simmons (1851-1936) and Mary Ann Hill (1849-1933), he came to Winnipeg before mid-1901 and worked as a building contractor. He also had a poultry farm at Stony Mountain (1911-1914). On 6 August 1901, he married Mabel Alexandria Denley (1877-?) at Rainy River, Ontario. They had two children: Blanche Kenwood Simmons (1904-1964) and Allen Denley Simmons (1910-1999). The family lived at 51 Scotia Street, Winnipeg. He died in England on 24 July 1950.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.
Ontario marriage registration [Arthur Summons, Mabel Denly], Ancestry.
Ontario birth registration [Blanche Kenwood Simmons], Ancestry.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Heavy fine for negligent contractor,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 September 1913, page 1.
“Fire on farm at Stony Mountain,” Manitoba Free Press, 17 November 1914, page 16.
Arthur (Art) Simmons, Ancestry.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 16 September 2022