pub. July 17, 1930
Frances Robertson Hinch Simmons
Robertson Simmons, daughter of George and Elizabeth Robertson, was born
near Henderson, Ky., July 6, 1856, and departed this life in Chicago,
Ill., July 6, 1930, at the age of 74 years.
The early part of her life was spent in and around Henderson, Ky. It
was here that she received her education, and best of all, at an early age
accepted Jesus as her Saviour and joined the Missionary Baptist Church in
which faith she remained faithful until death.
In the year of 1874, she was married to Thomas J. Hinch, with whom she
lived until his death in the year of 1878. To this union, two
children were born, namely: George R. Hinch of Lincoln, Ill., and Mamie T.
Epperson, who departed this life some few years ago.
In the year of 1886, she was again united in marriage to William M.
Simmons of Macedonia, Hamilton County, Illinois. They lived in and
near Macedonia until about ten years ago, when they moved to Benton,
Ill. Four years ago, on July 18, 1926, death claimed Mr. Simmons.
To this union five children were born, namely: Marcia Perry, wife of J. A.
Perry of Benton, Ill., Ernie Guill, Hattie Plasters and Earl Simmons, all
of Chicago, Ill., and Evans Simmons, who died in infancy.
On February 11th of this year, Mrs. Simmons fell and fractured the bone in
her left hip, and was never able to walk alone again. On March 30th,
she went to the home of daughter, Hattie Plasters, and there lived three
months and six days. During all her illness, everything was don that
human hands could possibly do, but on the 6th day of July, 1930, the
Saviour said it is enough, come up higher, and called her away to her
In addition to her children, she leaves seventeen grandchildren, five
great grandchildren, one sister, Virgie Cremeens, of Macedonia, Ill, and a
host of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. But our
loss is her eternal gain.
Felty's Legacy of Kin, Vol I, p. 258
William Matthew Simmons; Times, 29 July 1926; b. January 10, 1844,
Chattanooga, Tenn.; d. 18 July 1926, son of Mr. and Mrs. Travis
Simmons. Came to Ill. in 1865. Married Eliza Smith, 1863; 6 ch.,
2 survive: Mrs. Viola Sights of Benton & Mrs. Laura Stanley of Dixon,
Mo. Married Mary F. Robertson Hinch, 1886; 5 child: Evans, d.; 4
survive: Mrs. Marcia Perry, Benton, Mrs. Ernie Guill, West Frankfort; Mrs.
Hattie Plasters, Manheim & Earl Simmons, Franklin Park. Leaves 1
brother: John Simmons of Graysville, Tenn.; 1 sister: Mrs. Matilda
Jeffries of Detroit, Mich.