September 3, 1890, San Francisco, California.
June 7, 1991, Monte Vista Grove Homes, Pasadena, California.
Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, California.
George was the husband of Nessie Maud Whitburn-Spencer (married 1913, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
He and Nessie were Presbyterian missionaries in Ecuador and Mexico for many years. Later, he ran a publishing company, Cánticos Escogidos, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Duarte, California. He reportedly translated over 800 hymns.
Simmonds was said to have a beautiful bass voice, singing the national anthem at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles when he was over 100 years old. His works include:
where to get a good, portrait-style photo of Simmonds