Person:Eva Ligon (1)

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Eva M. Ligon
d.23 Jul 1912
m. 18 Oct 1883
  1. Elmer Blaine Ligon1884 - 1918
  2. Charles Thomas Ligon1887 - 1910
  3. Everett Ligon1888 - 1976
  4. Eva M. Ligon1891 - 1912
  5. Paula Edna Ligon1893 - 1984
m. 1906
  1. Edgar Simmons
Facts and Events
Name Eva M. Ligon
Married Name Eva Simmons
Alt Name Eva L. Brady
Gender Female
Birth[1][5] 1 Sep 1891 Illinois, United States
Residence[1][3] 20 Jun 1900 Carrier Mills Township, Saline, Illinois, United States
Marriage 1906 to James Willard Simmons
Residence[2][4] 27 Apr 1910 Morehouse, New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Burial[5] 1912 Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States
Death[5] 23 Jul 1912

Eva Ligon Simmons was most likely born in Franklin County, Illinois along with her other Ligon siblings. Her step-father, William Brady, owned a sawmill, with which he traveled from place to place. We first see Eva and her younger sister Paula, lodging with their mother Patsy in Saline County (where Patsy was born). It is likely Mr. Brady and the older step-sons, Elmer, Everett and Charley Ligon are on the road with the sawmill.
Eva came into Missouri as a young girl along with her family to the timber-rich forest of Missouri and northern Arkansas where she met and married James Willard Simmons.
Eva died at age 21, where and why is not yet known. I also wonder why she was buried in Illinois.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Saline, Illinois, United States. Census, 1900, p. 8a, 20 Jun 1900.

    Carrier Mills Township,, Ed #77, 143/143, Household of Armsted and Martha (Harris) Tompson

    Armsted Tompson, head, 65, IL-KY-KY

    Martha Tompson, wife, 60, IL-KY-KY

    Jack Tompson, son, 21, IL-IL-IL

    Emery Tompson, son, 17, IL-IL-IL

    Edward William, grandson, 15, IL-IL-IL

    Rosa Bussell, servant, 21, IL-IL-TN

    Patsie B Brady, lodger, 33, b. Jan 1867, married 14 years, mother of 0? children, 5 living, IL-TN-IL, Housekeeper

    Eva L Brady, lodger, 8, b. Sept 1891, IL-IL-IL, at school

    Paula Brady, lodger, 6, b. Nov 1893, IL-IL-IL

  2. New Madrid, Missouri, United States. Census, 1910, p. 17a, 27 Apr 1910.

    West Township, Morehouse, Ward 2, ED #116, 317/350

    Armsted Tompson, head, 65, IL-KY-KY

    Martha Tompson, wife, 60, IL-KY-KY

    Jack Tompson, son, 21, IL-IL-IL

    Emery Tompson, son, 17, IL-IL-IL

    Edward William, grandson, 15, IL-IL-IL

    Rosa Bussell, servant, 21, IL-IL-TN

    Patsie B Brady, lodger, 33, b. Jan 1867, married 14 years, mother of 0? children, 5 living, IL-TN-IL, Housekeeper

    Eva L Brady, lodger, 8, b. Sept 1891, IL-IL-IL, at school

    Paula Brady, lodger, 6, b. Nov 1893, IL-IL-IL

  3. Armsted Tompson, head, 65, IL-KY-KY

    Martha Tompson, wife, 60, IL-KY-KY

    Jack Tompson, son, 21, IL-IL-IL

    Emery Tompson, son, 17, IL-IL-IL

    Edward William, grandson, 15, IL-IL-IL

    Rosa Bussell, servant, 21, IL-IL-TN

    Patsie B Brady, lodger, 33, b. Jan 1867, married 14 years, mother of 0? children, 5 living, IL-TN-IL, Housekeeper

    Eva L Brady, lodger, 8, b. Sept 1891, IL-IL-IL, at school

    Paula Brady, lodger, 6, b. Nov 1893, IL-IL-IL
  4. Annie Simmons, head, 56, widow, 6 children, 5 living, MO-VA-NC, laundress - at home

    Eva Simmons, daughter-in-law, 18, married 4 years, 1 child, 1 living, IL-IL-IL

    Willard Simmons, son, 23, married 4 years, MO-TN-IL, laborer - sawmill

    Edgar Simmons, grandson, 1 6/12, MO-TN?-IL
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