Naomi Mitchell Simons

b. 6 July 1888, d. 6 July 1944

Naomi MItchell "Nonie" Simons Pegues, 1888-1944
  • Naomi Mitchell Simons was born on 6 July 1888 in Acworth, Cobb County, Georgia.
  • She was known as Nonie.
  • The following appeared on 28 April 1900 in The Evening Post: Mr. Augustus Taveau Simons, a well known Charlestonian, who for several years past has done business in Georgia as a cotton buyer, died yesterday of pneumonia in Washington, D. C.
         Mr. Simmons went to Washington about two weeks ago on business and while there contracted a severe cold which developed into grippe and later in to pneumonia. He was ill at his hotel for several days and was then removed to the home of relatives in Washington. His condition became serious and his brother, Mr. Theo. J. Simons of Charleston, was summoned to his bedside and reached there just before his death. The body was brought to Charleston this morning and will be buried this afternoon. The funeral services will be held at St. Paul's church at 5 o'clock.
         Mr. Simons went to Washington about a daughter of the late Dr. Mitchell, and she, with four children, survive him.
  • She married Sarius Olivia Pegues, son of Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Sara Olivia Pegues.
  • Sarius Olivia Pegues and Naomi Mitchell Simons appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina, enumerated next to Sarius' brother Olin.. Other members of the household included Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Naomie MacPherson Pegues.
  • The following appeared on 5 March 1928 in The Charleston Evening Post: Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Petues and Miss Naomi Pegues, of Cheraw, were the guest recently of relatives here.
  • Sarius Olivia Pegues and Naomi Mitchell Simons appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, at Third Street. Other members of the household included Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Naomie MacPherson Pegues.
  • She was a teacher in a rural school, according to the 1930 census.
  • Sarius Olivia Pegues and Naomi Mitchell Simons appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, at 315 Market. Other members of the household included Rufus Marcellus Pegues and Louise Funderburk.
  • She was WPA district supervisor, according to the 1940 census.
  • At the time of her death, her usual residence was in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
  • Naomi Mitchell Simons died on 6 July 1944 at age 56 in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, at Providence Hospital . Her death was officially witnessed by Rufus Marcellus Pegues.
  • Her husband Sarius Olivia Pegues became a widower at her death.
  • She was buried at Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
  • Last Edited: 28 Sep 2016

Family: Sarius Olivia Pegues b. 12 March 1888, d. 10 October 1953