SIMPSON Family

First Generation

1. Howard L1 Simpson(4912) was born in Medina Co, Ohio December 1866.

He married twice. He married unknown about 1892. Unknown was born about 1866. He married Minerva J Light in Berrien Co, MI, 1897. Minnie was born in Dolphin, PA June 1862. Minnie(4913) was the daughter of Isaac Light and Mary Elizabeth unknown. In the 1900 census for Berrien Twp, Berrien Co, MI page 244a, we find a Jessie Godown, grandaughter, living with Isaac and Mary Light. I have used this information to add Jessie as her daughter.

In the 1900 census Alpena Twp, Alpena Co, MI page 133A, Minnie (age 37) is living with her husband Howard Simpson (age 33), daughter Ruth (age 8 months), Byron Godown (age 13) and Glenn Godown (age 11). They have been married for 2 years and she has had 4 children with 3 alive at the time of the census. Howard is a farm laborer and they rent their farm. In the 1900 census Alpena Twp, Alpena Co Michigan page 133, Howard (age 33) is recorded with his wife Minnie (age 37), Ruth (age 8m), step-son Byron Godown (age 13) and Glenn (age 11). They have been married for 2 years. Minnie has had 4 children with 3 living at the time of the census. Howard is a farm laborer born in Ohio.

In the 1910 census Hagar Twp, Berrien Co Michigan page 250, Howard (age 44) is recorded with his wife Minnie (age 48), Ruth (age 10), Rosco (age 8) and Glenn Godown (age 20). They have been married for 11 years. Minnie has had 6 children with 5 living at the time of the census. Both are noted as their second marriage. Howard is a farm laborer born in Ohio.

In the 1920 census 711 East High Street, Benton Harbor Twp, Berrien Co Michigan page 88, Howard (age 53) is recorded with his wife Minerva (age 57), Ruth (age 20), and Rosco (age 17). Howard is a carpenter born in Ohio.

In the 1930 census Monroe Street, Benton Harbor Twp, Berrien Co Michigan page 88, Howard (age 64) is recorded with his wife Minnie (age 68), and Rosco (age 28). Howard was first married at age 26 and Minnie at age 30. They own their home with a value of $2,500. Howard is a groundsman for the Electric Company.

Howard L Simpson and Minerva J Light had the following children:

child 2 i. Ruth L2 Simpson was born in Alpena, Alpena Co, MI September 1900.

child 3 ii. Roscoe H Simpson(4914) was born in Berrien Co, MI January 12, 1902. Roscoe died October 1971 in Coloma, Berrien Co, Michigan, at 69 years of age.

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