|Gilbert George Simmons was born September 17, 1873 in Ashkum, Iroquois County, Illinois to George W. and |
Lucinda J. (Seward) Simmons. Moving to Argentine in 1882, he attended Lowell School in Argentine as a child.
Around 1895 he joined his father in the undertaking business at 2113 Silver Avenue.
On May 06, 1896 he married Carrie M. Corman, the daughter of William Matt and Marrietta (Westmoreland)
Corman, born December 12, 1877 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. To them four children were born:
Luetta on February 27, 1897, Anna Laura on June 13, 1899, Howard on June 20, 1903 and
Marjorie on June 26, 1913.
Gib was instrumental in purchasing Dr. Clopper's hospital at 1404 South 37th Street in April of 1935 from
Dr. Haas and moving the Simmons undertaking establishment to that location. Gib, Carrie and their daughter
Marjorie moved into the converted living quarters at the mortuary that same year. In 1941 they built a house
at 2206 South 49th Street and resided there until Carrie died on March 22, 1942 and Gib passed away on
April 11, 1947. Gib was a member on the Ben Hur Masonic Lodge, Caswell Consistory of the Scottish Rite,
Abdallah Shrine and the Argentine Activities Association.
Centennial History of Argentine
Kansas City, Kansas 1980