Samuel McKay Simmons

Full Name: Samuel McKay Simmons
Date of birth: February 1849
Date of death: April 10, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 96 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Eagle Pass / Maverick   Brewster, El Paso, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Pecos, Presidio, Val Verde, Foley, Buchel

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch and drawing, Hon. S.M. Simmons, 3/2/1893, p. 1. Born in Kentucky, educated at the University of Louisville, law class of 1870, former county attorney of Bullitt County, Kentucky. "He came to Texas in 1883 and has been engaged in stock raising in Mexico, near Piedras, Negras. He spent five years in the United States consular service as vice consult and United States consular agent under Cleveland, and has been a life-long Democrat . . . " Fort Worth Daily Gazette.
  • Obituary, "Samuel M. Simmons Dies Suddenly in California: Retired Capitalist and Attorney of Louisville . . . Once Consul in Mexico," The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), 4/11/1915, p. 31. Graduated from Louisville Law School, appointed United States Consul at Mexico City in Cleveland's second administration.

Other Resources

  • Samuel McKay Simmons, born February 1847 or February 1849 in Kentucky, death date 4/10/1915 in San Diego County, California. The Bullitt County Compendium Family Tree; From Europe to the Midwest Family Tree.
  • Census of 1860 - S. McKay Simmons, Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, age 13, born circa 1847 in Kentucky, living in household of N. and Elizabeth Simmons.
    Census of 1880 - S.M. Simmons, Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, age 33, born circa 1847 in Kentucky, lawyer, son of Elizabeth Simmons.
    Census of 1900 - Samuel M. Simmons, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, age 53, born February 1849 in Kentucky, capitalist, brother-in-law of Stephen Myer.
    Census of 1910 - Samuel M. Simmons, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 63, born circa 1847 in Kentucky, single, roomer.
    Samuel M. Simmons, death date 4/10/1915, age 68, in San Diego, California; burial in Cave Hill Cemetery 4/16/1915, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. FamilySearch. 1860 1880 1900 1910 California Death Index, 1905-1939 Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970
  • Samuel M. Simmons (1847-1915), burial in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Find a Grave.
  • "Major S.M. Simmons Dead," San Antonio Express, 4/15/1915, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Eagle Pass. Died in San Diego, California, Sunday, 4/11/1915. "Simmons came to Eagle Pass in 1882 and was a resident of this place until 1895. Since then he has spent most of the winters in San Antonio, where he was well known." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • S.M. Simmons listed in Directory, Mexican Consulate, U.S. Consular Agent, Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, Eagle Pass Guide (Eagle Pass, Texas), September 1893-August 1896, crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections. Samuel M. Simmons in synopsis of Consular Inspector Chilton's report in New York World, printed in Eagle Pass Guide (Eagle Pass, Texas), 7/4/1896, p. 1, crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections. Samuel M. Simmons of Texas appointed consul at Piedras Negras, Mexico, "A Texan Appointed," Galveston Tribune, 10/28/1896, p. 2, crediting Rosenberg Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Eagle Pass Guide July 4, 1896 October 28, 1896
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - S.M. Simmons, postoffice Eagle Pass, nativity Kentucky, age 43 (born circa 1850), stock raiser, 9 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. S.M. Simmons, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.M. Simmons, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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Committee Information top

23rd R.S. - 1893
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Minerals  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Asylums  

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