Who are the parents of John Wilson Simmons born 1908 or 1909 in MD?

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I have checked the U.S. Census and only found him in 1940 married to Mabel with son, Leslie Carl Simmons born 1935.  

I found a John W. Simmons born 1909 died 1977 with a wife named Beatrice on Find-a-Grave.  The parents he is linked to cannot be correct as he was born in 1898 and she was born in 1909 making them 11 and 9 years old at the time of his birth.  Also the other siblings liked there were all born in the 1920's and 1930's so he obviously is not part of that family.
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If you also join findagrave.com you can Edit / or send profile manager there your corrections. :)
I sent in a message pointing out the problem on that profile last night. Hopefully, the person who manages it will correct it.

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There is a Wilson Simmons in the 1930 census with parents Arthur and Ella Simmons.  Perhaps they are the ones you are looking for?  ("United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X3W9-Z3L : accessed 6 April 2016), Wilson Simmons in entry for Arthur Simmons, 1930.)


by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (287k points)
I don't know why the 1930 Census record did not come up when I typed John Wilson Simmons.  This Wilson Simmons sounds like it could be him since he raised his family in AA County, MD.

I already commented on the fact that the John W. Simmons on Find-a-Grave has to be an error since the parents were 11 and 9 at the time of his birth and all the other siblings were born in the 1920's and 1930's. Plus John's wife was Mabel Henrietta Kroenig and they are in the 1940 Census, but can't find her under her maiden name to find who her parents are.
I searched for Arthur Simmons in the Census, but could not find him in any other years so searched for Ella and found her in 1910 married to William A. Simmons--their birth years match the Arthur and Ella Simmons in 1930 Census plus they have a son named John W. Simmons born in the same time frame as the John Wilson Simmons I am researching and they are all in Anne Arundel County, MD so I believe this is the family I need.  Now to find Ella's maiden name!

Thanks for the assistance Carolyn.  (BTW my mother-in-law's maiden name is Martin--from Washington County, OH)
You are welcome.  Glad I could help.

Family Search is pretty finicky sometimes. You have to hold your tongue just right to get the stuff to come up!  LOL

If I can't find much on someone, I try to find him by going through other family members.  Sometimes bunches of stuff will show up then, yet there is no rhyme or reason why it didn't show up with the original search.

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