Joseph Henry Simonis, 79, of Richland, died there Sunday afternoon. Mr. Simonis was born March 21, 1874, at Stevens Point, Wis.
He came to Baker county when he was six months old and had lived in the area since. Mr. Simonis was a blacksmith and miner by profession.
He was a member of the Catholic church.
Mr. Simonis is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ella Kirby, Durkee, and Mrs. Anna Cropp, Baker. Four brothers, Louis and Leander, Baker, and Alex and Ed, Richland, also survive him, as do several nieces and nephews.
The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at West and Co. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. at West and co. The Rev. Joseph B. Hayes will officiate. Interment will be at Mt. Hope cemetery.
The Baker Democrat Herald; Baker City OR;
Wednesday, August 5, 1953.