Emly Davis1

F, #71451, b. 30 April 1853, d. 19 July 1898
     Emly Davis was born on 30 April 1853 at Leroy, Calhoun Co., MI; from the Family Bible; however, age at death of 45y 9m 15d would equate to a birth date of 4 October 1852.1 She was the daughter of Jonathan D. Davis and Emily Myers.1 Emly Davis married Hollis Maurice Simmons, son of Seth W. Simmons and Sarah Ann Gilson, on 10 December 1868 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 Emly Davis died on 19 July 1898 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI, at age 45.1 She was buried on 21 July 1898 at Gilson Cemetery, Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1
     Most likely her name was Emily, but her husband, Hollis, spelled it as "Emly" in his Bible. Her name was also spelled that way in 1880 census. Her marriage record shows "Emma" Davis.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

13 July 1860Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., MI"Emily" age 7, b. MI, living with the family of Aaron and Margaret Harrison2
11 August 1870Wakeshma, Kalamazoo Co., MI"Emily" age 18", b. MI, with husband, etc.3
11 June 1880Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI"Emly" age 26, b. MI, with husband, etc.4

Children of Emly Davis and Hollis Maurice Simmons

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.
  2. [S8] 1860 (June 1) U.S. Census, Pavillion, Kalamazoo Co., MI, p. 106.
  3. [S9] 1870 (June 1) U.S. Census, Wakeshma, Kalamazoo Co., MI, p. 6 (back of stamped 403).
  4. [S10] 1880 (June 1) U.S. Census, Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI, ED 128, p. 18 (back of stamped 51).

Chad Muffley1

M, #71452

Child of Chad Muffley and Heather Rene Larkin

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Hollis Maurice Simmons1

M, #71453, b. 23 November 1845, d. 7 November 1924
     Hollis Maurice Simmons was born on 23 November 1845 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 He was the son of Seth W. Simmons and Sarah Ann Gilson.1 Hollis Maurice Simmons married Emly Davis, daughter of Jonathan D. Davis and Emily Myers, on 10 December 1868 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 Hollis Maurice Simmons married Hattie Alma Beadle, daughter of Thomas Beadle, on 27 May 1900 at Wakeshma, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 Hollis Maurice Simmons died on 7 November 1924 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI, at age 78.1 He was buried on 9 November 1924 at Gilson Cemetery, Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1
     Hollis Maurice Simmons was also known as Bud.1 From and obituary: Hollis Monroe Simmons, son of Seth and Sarah Gilson Simmons, was born in the township of Climax, Kalamazoo County, MI, November 23, 1847. He was married to Emily Davis in 1868. To this union were born ten children. His wife died in 1898, leaving him with a family of little children. In 1900 he was married to Hattie Beadle of Scotts and to this union we re born two children a son and a daughter. He died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Archie Henry of Climax, Nov 7, 1 927, aged 78 years 11 months and 15 days. He leaves to miss his kindly presence a wife, nine children, seventeen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and many friends.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

1850Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI1
1860Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI1
11 August 1870Wakeshma, Kalamazoo Co., MI"Hollis Simons" age 22, b. MI, farm laborer, with wife Emly, son Jesse and Edgar Simons (relationship unknown)2
11 June 1880Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI"Hollis" age 32, b. MI, laborer, with wife Emly and children Jesse, Effie, Blanche, and Maude3
1900Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI1
1910Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI1
1920Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI1

Children of Hollis Maurice Simmons and Emly Davis

Children of Hollis Maurice Simmons and Hattie Alma Beadle

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.
  2. [S9] 1870 (June 1) U.S. Census, Wakeshma, Kalamazoo Co., MI, p. 6 (back of stamped 403).
  3. [S10] 1880 (June 1) U.S. Census, Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI, ED 128, p. 18 (back of stamped 51).

Hattie Alma Beadle1

F, #71454, b. 3 March 1865, d. 14 August 1933
     Hattie Alma Beadle was born on 3 March 1865 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Beadle.1 Hattie Alma Beadle married Hollis Maurice Simmons, son of Seth W. Simmons and Sarah Ann Gilson, on 27 May 1900 at Wakeshma, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 Hattie Alma Beadle died on 14 August 1933 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, at age 68.1 She was buried at Harrison Cemetery, Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1
     From an obituary: Mrs. Hattie Beadle Simmons, 68, a resident of Climax vicinity most of her life, died Thursday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Louise and Lou Beadle, about three and a half miles southwest of the village. Besides the two sisters with whom she lived, Mrs. Simmons leaves two children, Mrs. Lucy Beadle and Allen Simmons, both of Battle Creek; one brother, Howard Beadle residing in northern Michigan; and seven step-children, Mrs. Effie Selbee, Sturgis; Mrs. Madge Bates, Battle Creek; Mrs. Fannie Larkins, Scotts; Jesse Simmons, Scotts; Clair Simmons, Kalamazoo, Loss Simmons, Schoolcraft and Mrs. Archie Henry, Climax. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the home of her sisters and burial will be made in Harrison Cemetery.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

1930Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI1

Children of Hattie Alma Beadle and Hollis Maurice Simmons

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Wardell Keith Reames1

M, #71455

Child of Wardell Keith Reames and Patricia J. Mayer

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Patricia J. Mayer1

F, #71456

Child of Patricia J. Mayer and Wardell Keith Reames

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Thomas Armstrong1

M, #71457

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Stephen Elton Soule1

M, #71458, b. 11 June 1837, d. 20 September 1910
     Stephen Elton Soule was born on 11 June 1837 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 He married Harriet Roberts.1 Stephen Elton Soule died on 20 September 1910 at Charleston, Kalamazoo Co., MI, at age 73.1 He was buried on 22 September 1910 at Harrison Cemetery, Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1

Child of Stephen Elton Soule and Harriet Roberts

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Delbert J. Cooper1

M, #71459, b. circa 1895
     Delbert J. Cooper was born circa 1895 at MI.1 He married Eleda Sadewasser, daughter of Fred A. Sadewasser and Sophia Shultz.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Myrtle (????)1

F, #71460, b. circa 1902, d. 1977
     Myrtle (????) was born circa 1902.1 She married Joseph Van Vleet, son of William Van Vleet and Electa Mudica, after 1920.1 Myrtle (????) died in 1977 at Calhoun Co., MI.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Walter Nidy1

M, #71461, b. circa 1892, d. 15 September 1965
     Walter Nidy was born circa 1892 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 He married Josie A. (????)1 Walter Nidy died on 15 September 1965 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1

Child of Walter Nidy and Josie A. (????)

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Josie A. (????)1

F, #71462, b. circa 1894, d. 9 July 1988
     Josie A. (????) was born circa 1894 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 She married Walter Nidy.1 Josie A. (????) died on 9 July 1988 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1

Child of Josie A. (????) and Walter Nidy

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Delos Lausie Simmons1

M, #71463, b. 22 June 1889, d. 1952
     Delos Lausie Simmons was born on 22 June 1889 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 He was the son of Hollis Maurice Simmons and Emly Davis.1 Delos Lausie Simmons married Mary E. Parish, daughter of Eugene M. Parish and Sarah Marie Stratton, on 3 February 1911 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 Delos Lausie Simmons died in 1952 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 He was buried at Vicksburg Cemetery, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1
     Delos Lausie Simmons was also known as Loss.1

Children of Delos Lausie Simmons and Mary E. Parish

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Ernest Leon Kline1

M, #71464, b. circa 1946, d. 28 November 2002
     Ernest Leon Kline was born circa 1946 at Three Rivers, St. Joseph Co., MI.1 He died on 28 November 2002 at Three Rivers, St. Joseph Co., MI.1

Child of Ernest Leon Kline and Mary E. Verheul

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Mary E. Verheul1

F, #71465

Child of Mary E. Verheul and Ernest Leon Kline

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Morce Simmons1

M, #71466, b. 27 November 1891, d. before 1894
     Morce Simmons was born on 27 November 1891 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 He was the son of Hollis Maurice Simmons and Emly Davis.1 Morce Simmons died before 1894 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Jay Verl Simmons1

M, #71467, b. 23 May 1940, d. 24 March 2014
     Jay Verl Simmons was born on 23 May 1940 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.1,2 He was the son of Verl Clare Simmons and Bessie Eleanor Moses.1 Jay Verl Simmons died on 24 March 2014 at age 73.2

Children of Jay Verl Simmons and Terrie Jean Bradley

Child of Jay Verl Simmons and Mary Virginia Atkinson

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.
  2. [S2989] Analee Simmons, "Add & Correct - email 02," e-mail message from Analee Simmons to David G. Ball, 22 Jan 2017.

Madge S. Simmons1

F, #71468, b. 28 November 1892, d. 8 March 1972
     Madge S. Simmons was born on 28 November 1892 at Climax, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of Hollis Maurice Simmons and Emly Davis.1 Madge S. Simmons married Joseph Van Vleet, son of William Van Vleet and Electa Mudica, on 27 December 1910 at Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI.1 Madge S. Simmons and Joseph Van Vleet were divorced.1 Madge S. Simmons married Leroy Youngs, son of Delbert Youngs and Elizabeth B. Sweet, on 18 December 1915 at Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI.1 Madge S. Simmons and Leroy Youngs were divorced.1 Madge S. Simmons married Carl E. Bates circa 1938 at Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI.1 Madge S. Simmons and Carl E. Bates were divorced.1 Madge S. Simmons married James Henry Seage, son of Frank Lockwood Seage and Alice Catherine Rigg, after 1942 at Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI.1 Madge S. Simmons died on 8 March 1972 at Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI, at age 79.1 She was buried at Gilson Cemetery, Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1

Census, Occupation & Residence

1910Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., MI1
1920Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI1

Child of Madge S. Simmons and Joseph Van Vleet

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Mary Jane Miller1

F, #71469
     Mary Jane Miller is the daughter of Harry Miller and Eleanor Geibe.1

Children of Mary Jane Miller and Donald Hardy Larkin

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Rex Hardy Larkin1

M, #71470
     Rex Hardy Larkin is the son of Donald Hardy Larkin and Mary Jane Miller.1

Child of Rex Hardy Larkin and Deborah Lynn Weber

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Charles Hardy Larkin1

M, #71471
     Charles Hardy Larkin is the son of Donald Hardy Larkin and Mary Jane Miller.1

Child of Charles Hardy Larkin and Amy Marie Kline

Child of Charles Hardy Larkin and Shannon Wakefield

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Amy Marie Kline1

F, #71472
     Amy Marie Kline is the daughter of Ernest Leon Kline and Mary E. Verheul.1

Child of Amy Marie Kline and Charles Hardy Larkin

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Phyllis Gertrude Hardy1

F, #71473, b. 3 August 1915, d. 17 October 2005
     Phyllis Gertrude Hardy was born on 3 August 1915 at Colon, St. Joseph Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of Charles Wesley Hardy and Amy Fay Bower.1 Phyllis Gertrude Hardy married Donald A. Larkin, son of William Frederick Larkin and Fannie Pearl Simmons, on 13 September 1935 at Constantine, St. Joseph Co., MI.1 Phyllis Gertrude Hardy died on 17 October 2005 at Three Rivers, St. Joseph Co., MI, at age 90.1 She was buried at Gilson Cemetery, Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., MI.1
     She competed in the World Master ADFPA Powerlifting competition and, on her 76th birthday, set the bench press, squat, and deadlift records for her age and weight catergory on 3 August 1991 at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.1 From an obituary in the "Kalamazoo Gazette": Passed away on Monday, October 17, 2005 at her home. She was born on August 3, 1915 in Colon, MI, the daughter of Charles Wesley and Amy (Bower) Hardy. Mrs. Larkin has been a lifelong resident of this area. She graduated from Constantine High School in 1933. She was employed at Mendon for eleven years. Phyllis was very active in the Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers and Schoolcraft, serving as Deacon for 3 years, and sang in the choir for 26 years. She also was a member of the Friendship Circle and the Presbyterian Women's Association, Michigan first Grandmothers Club, Order of the Eastern Star, Three Rivers #210 of which she was past Matron, and a member of the S. W. Michigan Association of O.E.S. Mrs. Larkin was an avid power lifter. She was Senior Women's Nation al Champion for 1989 and 1990 Amateur Drug free Power Lifting Associaion, and the 1991 World Champion age 75-79. Her record still stands today. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Larkin in 1972; three sisters, Dorothy Ripke and Marjorie Brown, Marie Hallock; one brother-in-law, Elgin and LaWave Larkin; one nephew, Pat Doherty. She is survived by her loving family, son, Donald H. (Jerri) Larkin of Moorepark, MI; eight grandchildren, Rex, Charlie and Todd Larkin, Heather (Chad) Muffley, Christi (Brian) Young, Sunny (Michael) Mercie, John and Bryan Mattheis; seven great-grandchildren, Amber Marie Larkin, Kylie Noelle Larkin, Theresa and Madison Larkin, Ryan, Cole and Evan Mercie; two nephews, Art Ripke and Tom Brown. Interment will take place in Gilson Cemetery, Scotts, MI.1

Child of Phyllis Gertrude Hardy and Donald A. Larkin

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Amber Marie Larkin1

F, #71474
     Amber Marie Larkin is the daughter of Charles Hardy Larkin and Amy Marie Kline.1

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.

Renita Norman1

F, #71475

Citations

  1. [S1143] Don Larkin, William Dixon Davis and Comfort Ball (Legacy File), Three Rivers MI, 23 June 2010.