Leonard Harmer Simmons1

M, #621, b. 24 December 1900, d. 25 July 1969
FatherGeorge Simmons1 b. 1864, d. 26 Mar 1943
MotherMargaret Mary Harmer1 b. 10 Nov 1866, d. 14 Oct 1935
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited28 Jan 2019
Birth*24 December 1900 1 
Death of Mother14 October 1935 Advie Private Hospital, Trundle, NSW, Australia;
Apparently in the best of health on Sunday, 13th October, Mrs. George Simmons, Sen., of Grassdale, Trundle, N.S.W., took suddenly ill on Monday, and being hurriedly conveyed to Advie Private Hospital, died in that institution about 8 o'clock the same night. The end was a very peaceful one, Mrs. Simmons lapsing into a state of coma before she died. The cause of death, it is understood, was heart failure.
The late Mrs. Simmons, who was 69 years of age, wan born at Allandale, South Australia, her maiden name being Margaret Mary Harmer. Her parents died when she was quite young, and she was reared by her uncle, the late Thomas Williams, of Moorak Station. She was married to Mr. George Simmons at Kaniva, Victoria, in 1893, and went to the Trundle (N.S.W.) district, where Mr. Simmons had taken up Grassdale several years before. Deceased leaves four sons—Ernest, Walter, George, and Leonard—and one daughter, Mrs. Noel Kramer, all of Trundle; and one brother, Mr. Harry Harmer, of Trundle.
The high esteem in which the late Mrs. Simmons was held was evinced by the exceptionally large attendance at the funeral. The procession of cars was one of the largest yet seen in Trundle, many people coming distances of 40 miles to pay their last respects.;Deceased=Margaret Mary Harmer2 
Marriage*25 September 1937 Sydney, NSW, Australia;Bride=Nancy Kathleen Astridge3 
Death of Father26 March 1943 Private Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia;
SIMMONS.—March 26 1943. at a private hospital, Darlinghurst, George Simmons, late of Trundle, beloved father of Ernest, Walter, George (deceased). Leonard, and Margaret (Mrs. Kramer).;Principal=George Simmons4 
Death*25 July 1969 Tamworth, NSW, Australia5 
Death notice28 July 1969 "The Sydney Morning Herald", Sydney, NSW, Australia;
SIMMONS, Leonard Harmer.—July 25, 1969, of 6 Punyarra Street, Werris Creek, formerly of Trundle, beloved husband of Nancy, and father of Margaret, Barbara and Bruce.6 


Nancy Kathleen Astridge b. 21 Feb 1911
  • Barbara Jill Simmons
  • Margaret Anne Simmons1
  • Bruce Leonard Simmons1


  1. [S18] Harmer Family Reunion 1990.
  2. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Border Watch, Thursday, November 7, 1935.
  3. [S1481] NSW Marriage Indexes, 16695/1937 Leonard Harmer Simmons & Nancy Kathleen Astridge.
  4. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, April 3, 1943.
  5. [S1473] NSW Death Indexes, 33633/1969 Leonard Harmer Simmons.
  6. [S1599] The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, July 28, 1969.