Thanks, Judy, Yes, I saw John James Simmons in Morgan...but I don't think he is the one that married Alice Taylor. He lives for quite a long time and marries a Bertha Sessions...they have several children. So the only other one that I could find was this John Symons in Salt Lake City. However, the John Simmons that marries Alice may not have been from Utah at all. Both of Alice's brothers worked on the railroad as did her second husband...so it is quite possible that John Simmons was a transplant because of the railroad. This is one of those families that gets curiouser and curiouser!
But I will check with Al Stoner about a death for him in Montana.
Thanks for your help.