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    GEORGE O. SIMMONS, a substantial and representative citizen of Brown Township, Miami County, Ohio, is the owner of a farm of seventy-six acres, located just west of the village of Fletcher. He was born in that township in 1866, and son of Charles and Phoebe (Reeder) Simmons, both natives of Miami County.

    Charles Simmons was born on the, farm on which the subject of this record lives, and was a son of Peter Simmons who came to Miami County at a very early period and settled on that farm followed agriculture here throughout his active period and died on the homestead in 1884. He was married to Phoebe, and they became parents of large family of fourteen in number.

    George O. Simmons was educated in the public schools of Brown Township and from boyhood assisted in the work on the farm. He farmed the home until his marriage and seven years after, then for a period of seven years owned a farm in Brown Township, which he sold in 1908. In the spring of 1909 he purchased his present farm of seventy-six acres which he devotes to general agriculture. He is a man of substantial worth and his been active in the affairs of the community he served a number of years on the School Board, and has three times been honored with election as township trustee. Mr. Simmons was united in marriage with Louella Giesseman, a daughter of Giesseman, of Miami County, and they have three children, namely: Edgar, who assists in running the home farm; Raymond; and Kathryn. Politically Mr. Simmons is a Democrat. He is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias at Fletcher.

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