I received this response from a query I posted to the Lapeer Co., MI GenForum board about my Simontons.George Simenton, MD is completely unrelated to me, but I thought the information might be helpful to someone else out there.
Hi, I came across this today and thought that it might be of interest to you: From Historic Michigan, Land of the Great Lakes, Volume III, Oakland County, pg. 385
(The book is edited by Lillian Drake Avery and was published by National Historical Association, Inc. and dedicated to the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society in commemoration of its 50th year.)
George Simenton, M.D.---Doctor Simenton, among the best known of Pontiac’s professional men, is a native of Haldemond County, Ontario, born in March 1862. He attended the public schools of his native country and Toronto School of Medicine, and in 1885 received the medical degree from Victoria College. Coming to Michigan, he practiced his profession seven years in Kingston, Tuscola County, and then located in Marlette, Sanilac County, where he practiced twenty-seven years. In the fall of 1919 to reduce the strain under which he had been laboring, Doctor Simenton came to Pontiac and has practiced in this city since. The Doctor is a member of the county, state, and national medical organizations of his school. He belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and is past master of his Masonic lodge. In 1887, Doctor Simenton and Miss Minnie Hartt, of Tuscola County, met upon the marriage altar to exchange vows. Three children were the issue of the union, one of whom, Murel, died in infancy. Arthur Simenton, who was graduated from Alma College, is assistant credit man for the Republic Motor Truck Company. In the fall of 1917 he enlisted for service in the World War and was stationed on the Great Lakes. He served his country thirteen months and was discharged in December 1918. George E. Simenton attended Alma College and is now in charge of the establishment of branch offices for the Rickenbacker Motor Company. Doctor Simenton commands the respect and esteem of innumerable friends outside as well as inside the medical profession.