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Robert William SIMPSON

Male 1883 - 1937  (53 years)


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  • Name Robert William SIMPSON 
    Born 10 Nov 1883  OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1937  Lincoln County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • (1) Robert W. SIMPSON is listed in a household headed by his father, Robert SIMPSON, in the 1900 census of Dry Fork Precinct, Morrow County, OR.

      According to the 1900 census, Robert W. was born in November 1883, and was then 16 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in OR.

      (2) Robert W. SIMPSON is listed in a household headed by his father-in-law, John PIERSON, in the 1910 census of Ward 9, Portland, Multnomah County, OR.

      Robert W. is listed in the 1910 census as a laundry wagon driver who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1884. According to the 1910 census, he was born in OR, his father was born in the United States, and his mother was born in England. According to the 1910 census, he had then apparently been married 3 years [although the "3" appears in the column for the number of children to whom he had then given birth].

      Listed with Robert W. is his wife, Ida A., who was then 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1885. According to the 1910 census, she was born in OR, and both of her parents were born in Sweden. According to the 1910 census, she had then been married 3 years.

      (3) According to the Bureau of Land Management's Federal Land Patent Records Site <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>, a Robert W. SIMPSON got three land patents in Wasco County, OR in 1911. This person bought two of these patents and got the third patent under the Homestead Act of 1862. The Homestead Act of 1862 required the homesteader to live on the land, build a home and farm there for five years before he got title to the land.

      The compiler has found a Robert W. SIMPSON in the 1910 census of Mosier Precinct, Wasco County, OR. This Robert W. SIMPSON, who was then living alone, was a farmer who was then 62 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he would have been born in about 1848. According to the 1910 census, he was born in VA, his father was born in Ireland or Scotland, and his mother was born in VA.

      At the time of the 1910 census, "our" Robert W. SIMPSON was living in a household headed by his father-in-law, John PIERSON, in Ward 9, Portland, Multnomah County, OR. "Our" Robert W. SIMPSON was then 26 years of age.

      These two Robert W. SIMPSONs were clearly different persons.

      The compiler knows of no proof that "our" Robert W. SIMPSON ever lived in Wasco County, built a home there or farmed there for five years. Accordingly, the compiler believes that "our" Robert W. SIMPSON was not the same person as the Robert W. SIMPSON who got the three land patents in Wasco County in 1911.

      (4) A household headed by Robert W. SIMPSON is listed in the 1920 census of Precinct 303, South Kelly Butte, Multnomah County, OR, just outside the city limits of Portland. He then resided on 92nd Street, but the house number is illegible.

      Robert W. is listed in the 1920 census as a laundry employee, and who was then 36 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1884. According to the 1920 census, he was born in OR, his father was born in PA, and his mother was born in England.

      Listed with Robert W. is his wife, Oley L., who was then 31 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1889. According to the 1920 census, she was born in OR, and both of her parents were born in OR.

      Also listed with Robert W. is his stepson, Alfred S. BOYLAN, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1911. According to the 1920 census, he was born in OR, and both of his parents were born in OR.

      (5) A household headed by Robert W. Simpson is listed in the 1930 census of Precinct 273??, Portland, Multnomah County, OR, at 874 East 73rd Street North.

      Robert W. is listed in the 1930 census as a feed company office manager who was then 42 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1888. According to the 1930 census, he was born in OR, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in England. According to the 1930 census, he was 34 years of age at the time of his first marriage.

      Listed with Robert W. is his wife, Oley A., who was then 41 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1889. According to the 1930 census, she was born in OR, and both of her parents were born in the United States. According to the 1930 census, she was 21 years of age at the time of her first marriage.

      Also listed with Robert W. is his son, Lloyd W., who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1924. According to the 1930 census, he was born in OR, and both of his parents were born in OR.

      Also listed with Robert W. is his mother, Amelia, a widow who was then 82 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1848. According to the 1930 census, she was born in England, and both of her parents were born in England. According to the 1930 census, she immigrated to the United States in 1852.

      (6) Oregon Death Index, 1903-98 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000:

      Name: Simpson, Robert
      County: Lincoln
      Death Date: 11 Apr 1937
      Certificate: 31
      Spouse: Oley
    Person ID I819  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Robert King SIMPSON,   b. 13 Aug 1843, Mercer or Erie County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1914, Hillsboro, Washington County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Amelia K. MARCHANT,   b. 29 Sep 1847, Maidstone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1943, La Grande, Union County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 13 Nov 1868  Toledo, Lucas County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Fact Married by Rev. N. R. High. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Oley L. (BOYLAN),   b. Abt 1889, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1959, Multnomah County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1917  Washington County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Oregon Marriage Index, 1906-1920 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000:

      Name: Simpson, Robert W
      County: Washington
      Marriage Date: 04 Jul 1917

      Name: Boylan, Oley L
      County: Washington
      Marriage Date: 04 Jul 1917
    Children 
     1. Lloyd W. SIMPSON,   b. 3 Mar 1924, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1992  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F1085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ida A. PIERSON,   b. Abt 1885, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 16 Apr 1910 
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F3836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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