Dr. Arthur J. Simpson - Chillicothe, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 48.362 W 093° 33.245
15S E 452569 N 4406375
Marker for early physician and community leader in Chillicothe, Missouri. Located in Simpson Park.
Waymark Code: WMH190
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 05/05/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 4

Text of marker:

In Memory
Dr. Arthur J. Simpson

Dr. Simpson and his wife, Alta, made a gift in 1928 to the City of Chillicothe of the former 21 acre fair grounds for a public park. They waned to provide a suitable playground for the children, as well as a useful park for all the citizens of Chillicothe.  Several acres were added to the park and later furnished with shelter houses, tennis courts, a qroquet area, a swimming pool and other features applicable to a complete public park.  Dr. Arthur J. Simpson was born in Livingston County as were his parents, Dr. and Mrs. William Simpson.  Dr. Arthur J. Simpson was one of the most prominent physicians/surgeons and businessmen in the state of Missouri.  He was a charter member of the Elks Lodge and he purchased the first automobile in Chillicothe in 1902.  Dr. Simpson and Dr. H.M. Grace purchased the local hospital from the Sisters of St. Mary and later donated it to the City of Chillicothe.  Throughout their lives, Dr. Simpson and his wife contributed in many ways to the betterment of Chillicothe.

This historical marker was contributed by the Chillicothe Rotary Foundation

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