Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Simmons

This beautiful monument at Clyde's McPherson Cemetery honors the memory of Thomas A. and Elva A. Keefer Simmons. Thomas C. Simmons served in the Ohio 22nd and the Maryland 52nd Infantries during the Civil War, according to the 1890 Veterans Schedules, accessed at Ancestry Library Edition. He died at the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home on May 23, 1929. Mrs. Keefer had died in Michigan on April 17, 1928, while their son Harry Simmons, passed away in Cleveland just a few weeks before the death of his father in 1929.

The tombstone is in the shape of a couch or bench, with pillows for Mother and Father on either side.

A G.A.R. marker and an American flag are found on the right side of the Simmons monument. An obituary for Thomas C. Simmons appeared in the May 25, 1929 issue of the Sandusky Register. At the time of his death, Mr. Simmons was survived by two daughters, a daughter in law, and a grandson.

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