James C. Simkins (b. 1896)

Tonopah Times - Bonanza and Goldfield News, Friday, June 13, 1969

James Simkins Is Found Dead

James C. Simkins, a retired Bell Telephone Co. employee of San Diego, Calif. and a frequent visitor to the Nevada hills, was found dead in his pickup camper at Pipe Springs near Manhattan, Tuesday. Coroner Thos. R. McCulloch investigated the death which apparently occurred from natural causes.

Simkins, who had been camping in the Manhattan area for several weeks, was born in Cedar City, Utah Nov. 29, 1896. He was a veteran of World War I.

He is survived by three sisters, including Mrs. Marie Kopp of Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral arrangements at Logan-Carlson mortuary in Tonopah are pending arrival of relatives.

submitted by Kathie Marynik