Born: June 6, 1848, Illinois.
Died: July 5, 1908, Joplin, Missouri.
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Missouri.
Son of Solomon Ely and Rachel Turner Ely, Simpson was a minister. As of 1892, he headed Christian University in Canton, Missouri. His works include:
Loving Voices, with Charles H. Humphrey, R. G. Staples & James H. Garrison (St. Louis: Christian Publishing Company, 1887)
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