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Chillicothe in Livingston County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dr. Arthur J. Simpson

1874-1933

— In Memory —

 
 
Dr. Arthur J. Simpson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 23, 2022
1. Dr. Arthur J. Simpson Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Simpson and his wife, Alta, made a gift in 1926 to the City of Chillicothe of the former 21 acre fair grounds for a public park. They wanted 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 croquet 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 contribute in many ways to the betterment of Chillicothe.
 
Erected by Chillicothe Rotary Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work
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Parks & Recreational AreasScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 39° 48.366′ N, 93° 33.246′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Missouri, in Livingston County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street (U.S. 65) south of Park Lane. Marker is located at Simpson Park, not far from the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 Washington St, Chillicothe MO 64601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chillicothe Business College (approx. half a mile away); A Trophy View (approx. ¾ mile away); Palmer Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Railroad Boom (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Coming Into This Country" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chillicothe City Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Locust Street (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Chillicothe Business College (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
 
More about this marker. Marker repeats on both sides.
 
Dr. Arthur J. Simpson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 23, 2022
2. Dr. Arthur J. Simpson Marker
Marker is located at Simpson Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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