The Androvette Home, The Dubois and the Simonson's
Frances Jane Price
Francis Jane Price, daughter of Margaret Ann and David F. Price married Oscar Ward Simonson on November 4, 1880. Oscar was the owner of the Richmond Mill, the ancient tide mill located on the Richmond Creek near Richmond Town. Frances Jane and Oscar had three Children, Stafford, born September 20, 1881, David, born August 19, 1885 and Thomas, my maternal Grandfather, born August 18, 1887. Sadly, Francis Jane contracted Tuberculosis (consumption) and although she fought hard for many years, died on September 28, 1890 at the young age of 34, leaving the three young boys and her loving husband. The boys grew up. Thomas Butler Simonson (my Granddad) went on to become an inventor and interior decorator, David, who was born with Polio moved to Brooklyn and Stafford, married and lived in Pleasant Plains for many years. Aunt Fanny never married. She dedicated of her life to continuously caring for her family when in need. After the boys were grown she continued unselfishly caring for the boys Grandfather, Cornelius Ellis Simonson (Oscars Father) until his death on July 6, 1900, at age 80. Fanny died not long after in her seventies.