James Charles Simkins (b. 1858)

Iron County Record, March 30, 1933

Former Cedar Man Dies in Springville

James Charles Simkins, 74, of Springville, a brother of Wm. Simkins of Cedar City, died Thursday night at his home, following a stroke that he suffered two weeks ago. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, with burial made in the Evergreen cemetery in Springville.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Simkins and Mrs. Adrian Haight left Saturday morning to be in attendance at the funeral Sunday.

James Simkins was born at Cedar City August 20, 1858, a son of James C. and Mary Walker Simkins, but had lived in Springville for the past 30 years. He had always been active in LDS church work, being a high priest at the time of his death. He married Emily Jane Gunn in the St. George temple in 1879.

Besides his brother William, the deceased is survived by his widow and eight sons and daughters: James T. Simkins, Provo; Mrs. Thomas Garner, Salt Lake; Mrs. Roy Harrington, Mrs. C. W. Bushard, Mrs. Will Phillips, Mrs. Arthur Taylor, George and Ray Simkins, Springville; 12 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. John G. Armstrong, Murray.

submitted by Kathie Marynik