Person:GAUSS, Lois E. (1888 - 1966)
|GAUSS, Lois E. (1888 - 1966)|
|Person ID (Link to genealogy):||GED link I16|
|Descendant of C. F. Gauss|
|Date born:||3 Oct 1888|
|Born in:||San Antonio, Texas|
|Date died:||Oct 1966|
|Died in:||Clinton, Tennessee|
|Father:||GAUSS, Charles Henry (1845-1913)|
|Mother:||JOHNS, Charlotte Elizabeth (1850-1938)|
|Spouse(s):|| SIMMONS, Arnold (1888 - 1965)|
|Occupation details:||Sold prescription corsets, and later manufactured them|
|Fawcett book:||GAUSS, Lois E. (1888 - 1966)|
From Bill Fawcett's book:
LOIS E. GAUSS was born on Oct. 3, 1888 in San Antonio, Texas to Charles Henry Gauss and Lizzie Johns. They returned to Missouri in 1895, living first with his grandparents in Columbia Town of Boone County, where he attended school (1900 Census #137), and then St. Louis and St. Charles (by 1906/09). She taught school in St. Charles (1910 census #109), while living in her parents home (701 Tomkins). Lois E. Gauss married Arnold Simmons on March 4, 1918 in St. Charles. They lived in Miami, Florida where their daughters were born: Elizabeth Johns Simmons (5/18/1922-, m. Arnold Burchsted 10/2/1944 Miami) and Lois Winston Simmons (8/25/1924- ). Lois Gauss died in October 1966 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.
This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.
Lois E. Gauss was born to Charles Henry Gauss and Charlotte Elizabeth Johns while he was pursuing a business venture in San Antonio, Texas with his brother-in-law, Arthur C. Johns. The business venture failed, after which the Gauss family moved back to Missouri. The family was well off and Lois attended Lindenwood College. She was a member of the "Clatter Club" a group of friends so named by one of her brothers. During World War I, she married Arnold Simmons, a young engineer. He was in the military, but was mustered out with an attack of appendicitis.
At the beginning of their marriage, they lived in Akron, Ohio. But shortly moved to Miami, Florida. Arnold worked as a civil engineer, laying out the neighborhood of Silver Bluff Estates. They had two daughters, Elizabeth Johns "Johns" and Lois Winston "Sister". During the Florida Land Boom and the Great Depression, he lost all of his assets. Lois took her daughters to live in St. Charles, Missouri with her family in 1932 to cope with the difficult finances. During the time they were gone, Arnold suffered a nervous breakdown, and was in a mental hospital in Tampa, Florida when they returned. He never really worked again, though he was released from the hospital after a couple of years.
Lois supported the family, first by selling prescription corsets Later on, she was engaged in sewing (manufacture) of the corsets. She worked until physically unable to, when she and Arnold went to live with their daughter, "Johns". Her last years were beset with several medical conditions, including ulcers and lupus, in addition to the hernias. She died in Clinton in Oct, 1966 and is buried in the famly plot in Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Charles.
- ↑ At the time, corsets were prescribed for some conditions, including hernias, which are treated by surgery today. Lois wore one herself with special constructions to contain several hernias.
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- SIMMONS, Elizabeth Johns (1922 - 2007) (Obituary)