June 6, 1848, Illinois.

July 5, 1908, Joplin, Missouri.

Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Missouri.

A minister, Simpson was the son of Solomon Ely and Rachel Turner, and husband of Elizabeth Miller. As of 1892, he headed Christian University in Canton, Missouri. His works include:

  1. Now Let Me Rise
  2. Shut In
  3. Winter Is Coming