James Benjamin Sims

April 1900–1972 (Age 71)
Pike, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of James Benjamin

When James Benjamin Sims was born in April 1900, in Pike, Alabama, United States, his father, Richard Joseph Sims, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Lillian Dismukes, was 28. He lived in Linwood, Pike, Alabama, United States in 1900 and China Grove, Pike, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1972, in Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States, at the age of 72.

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James Benjamin Sims
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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 1
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed
Age 12
The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 19
The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (6)

  • James Sims in household of R J Sims, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James B Sims, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James B Sims in household of Richard J Sims, "United States Census, 1920"

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