Calvin Gustavus Simmons 1888-1956 sc. need parents information, Please

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Father maybe John Simmons but I don't have any information

Mother looks like Mattie Matilda Watson Simmons Hawkins Todd with her parents Irvin Watson & Elizabeth Hood is all this information true?
WikiTree profile: Calvin Simmons
in Genealogy Help by Donnie Blackstone G2G6 Pilot (208k points)
Also, I found a copy of Matilda's death cert, but I can't post it here.  If you'd like me to email you a copy, I'd be happy to.  Just send me a private message so I'll have your email address, and I'll respond by sending you the document.

It seems she was also married to a Richard Todd after having Calvin... "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3T6-J19 : accessed 13 June 2017), Matilda Todd in household of Richard Todd, Keowee Township (south part), Oconee, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 70, sheet 2A, family 28, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,537.

Then, she was living with her daughter's family in 1910: "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5D1-71X : accessed 13 June 2017), Mattie Hawkins in household of J W Revis, Pelzer Central Ward, Anderson, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 71, sheet 7B, family 109, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1449; FHL microfilm 1,375,462.

Death record citation: "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N9V6-VRG : 18 April 2016), Mattie Matilda Hawkins, 18 Jul 1941; citing , Hawkins, Mattie Matilda, 1941, Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia; FHL microfilm 1,943,896.

FindaGrave memorial: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36543707. ("Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKH-MQHM : 13 December 2015), Tilda M Hawkins, 1941; Burial, Pelzer, Anderson, South Carolina, United States of America, Pelzer Community Cemetery; citing record ID 36543707, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.)

A bit more...

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPHJ-1RJ : accessed 13 June 2017), Mattie Hawkins in household of Jesse T Simmons, West Pelzer, Anderson, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 57, sheet 3A, line 26, family 47, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2187; FHL microfilm 2,341,921.

and

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K488-436 : accessed 13 June 2017), Mattie Hawkins in household of Stella Yates, West Pelzer, Williamston Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 4-57, sheet 6A, line 31, family 108, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3787.

Thank you!! Amy Kelly I will look at this information and add it
You're very welcome. I'm glad I was able to help! Also, John F. Watson is very difficult to track. I couldn't really find anything on him.
OK maybe someone close kin will see and help with him
John F Simmons is the name I believe

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Based on this death record for one of their sons, my guess is that John the father's middle name is Frank or Franklin. But, that's just a guess based on his middle initial of "F." and the son having the name Frank.  It's also interesting to note in this record that the son is listed as being Canadian even though he was born in SC...maybe her renounced his US citizenship to become Canadian?? >> "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N922-HTQ : 18 April 2016), J. F. Simmons in entry for Frank James Simmons, 11 Oct 1943; citing , Simmons, Frank James, 1943, Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia; FHL microfilm 1,943,924.

This 1870 census record has Matilda's estimate birth year range and her parents and some siblings in it: "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8RR-TJX : 17 October 2014), Matilda Simmons in household of E* Watson, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 24, family 172, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,005

And, this 1880 census record gives her middle initial and a birth year: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6SP-425 : 14 July 2016), Matilda S Watson in household of Enin Watson, Seneca, Oconee, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 125, sheet 382C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1236; FHL microfilm 1,255,236.

Also, it looks like Mattie remarried at some point, which may be why she's been challenging to get info on:

Name: Mattie Matilda Watson Hawkins
Birth Date: abt 1861
Age: Age 80
Death Date: 19 Jul 1941
Location: Pelzer
Publication Date: 19 Jul 1941
Publication Place: Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
URL: https://www.greenvillelibrary.org/research/obituaries
by anonymous G2G6 Mach 3 (32.3k points)
selected by Donnie Blackstone
Thank you.
It's strange that Matilda Watson  is 10 years old living with her parents and is already having the last name Simmons?
In looking at the 1870 and 1880 census is together, my guess is that her middle name may be Simmons...and that then she happened to marry someone with the surname Simmons.  See how in the 1880 census her middle initial is "S."?  So, perhaps in the 1870 census, they listed her with her first and middle name? Just a guess, but - if she were my ancestor - that would be my initial take on it for pursuing validation with further research.
I wish you the best.  Her name was Matilda Magnolia Watson. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Hood rom Alabama. She was a step daughter of Erwin Watson. She was my great grandmother.
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Here's a relevant record:

"South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2SK-61L3 : 21 April 2016), Calvin Gus Simmons, 29 Mar 1956; citing Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, , Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia; FHL microfilm 2,284,810.

It shows:

Father's Name John Simmons
Mother's Name Mattie Watson
Spouse's Name Margie S Simmons
by anonymous G2G6 Mach 3 (32.3k points)
Thank you Amy if you see any birth dates for parents and siblings I will add this information, Have a great day!!

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