Janet Olive Simmons, known as Olive, was born in the Horton district of Tasmania (Circular Head) on 6 Jan 1869. She was a daughter of Nicholas Simmons, government surveyor, and his wife Janet Oliver Wallace who were married in Launceston on 12 Sep 1861. Her mother died in Nov 1882 when Olive was 13 years old. Her father died at South Mount Cameron in Sep 1909 at the age of 81.
Olive's older sister Alice married John Simpson. They are both pictured in this Album along with their two girls. Another sister Mary married Michael Shanley. A brother appeared to die young. In 1903 Olive was a music teacher in Lilydale, Tasmania. She died on 27 Mar 1950 in a private hospital in Sydney. Her address at the time was 65 Allen's Parade, Bondi Junction.