January 21st, 1925
Man shot to death: Simmons, Will - Age 38 - Colored - Fatally shot 6:12 PM, 1/21/25, at home, 1223 So. Peoria St., accidentally, by his wife, Ruth Simmons, who was removing a revolver from a pantry shelf. On 1/28/25 Ruth was exonerated by the Coroner. 16 Dist.Please note that Housecreep aggregates information from multiple sources, including historical records, police reports, archived newspaper clippings, and personal accounts submitted by our community of sleuths. Unfortunately, some historical records may contain outdated, offensive language. We do not condone the use of such language and we would not publish it otherwise. If you believe a post has been submitted that is offensive or malicious in any way, please let us know and we will remove it. Thank you.