R. F. Simmons Makes Many Bequests
Attleboro, Mass., Oct. 27.—The will of Robert F. Simmons was on Wednesday presented for probate in the Taunton court. In this as in his life, his tendencies toward benevolence are noticed. He remembered those who had been in his employ and faithful for any length of time. Joseph L. Sweet, Edward R. Price and George A. Adams are named as executors.
Some of the bequests are as follows: To Mrs. S. E. Fisher, $5,000; to the town of North Attleboro $8,000 on condition that it lays out, curbs and establishes a public park within two years on the triangle at Attleboro Falls, the same to be known as Simmons Park; to the trustees of Tuft's College $2,000 to establish a scholarship to be known as the Mary T. Simmons scholarship; also $2,000 to the same college to establish the Robert F. Simmons scholarship; to S. E. Fisher $2,000; for the care of his famous horse, Del Monte, $3,000; to Mary Sleeper, employe of R. F. Simmons & Co., $1,500; to Edward R. Richardson, book-keeper of the firm, $500; to his next of kin $15 000, share and share alike; Mrs. William Stanley, Milwaukee, Wis., in trust for her children $8,000; Sadie Fisher, daughter of S. E. Fisher, $2,500.
Other bequests were : Christian Klee, an employe $500; Joseph Codding, E. L. Evans, Sarah C. Clark, Mary, Louise and Helen Stone, Ada R. Evans, Frederick Burden, The Attleboro Agricultural Association, Lina Blackinton, E. F. Burden, Estelle Sloan, of New York, and Emma Blackinton, $500 each. Joseph L. Sweet will receive $5,000, George A. Adams and Edward R. Price $1,000.
The trustees of the Mount Hope Cemetery are allowed $1,250 for beautifying that place. His diamonds and library go to C. G. Emery and daughter, of New York, and the remainder of the estate, including fine art works, the mansion, etc., are to be sold or disposed of as the executors see fit.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 31st October 1894