Columbia Weekly Missouri Statesman, 21 Oct 1881,
At the residence of Mrs. Joseph Murphy, Columbia, MO, Sunday morning, October 16, 1881, after fourteen days illness of typhoid fever. Robert Elliot Simcoe, son of J. M. Simcoe of Callaway County, aged about 20 years.
Short services were held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at Mrs. Murphy's by Rev. Dr. Dodge of the Baptist Church. His remains were taken to Callaway Sunday afternoon and were interred at Richland Baptist church on Monday. He had just entered the University for the first time and was a remarkably bright, moral and studious young man.