Elizabeth May Sims

3 November 1869–3 February 1956 (Age 86)
Dwight, Livingston, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth May

When Elizabeth May Sims was born on 3 November 1869, in Dwight, Livingston, Illinois, United States, her father, Capt. William Strange Sims, was 35 and her mother, Salina Araminta Strong, was 29. She married William Sylvester Perry on 17 June 1896, in Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and River Forest, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 3 February 1956, in Port Clinton, Ottawa, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Pontiac Southside Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States.

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William Sylvester Perry
Elizabeth May Sims
Marriage: 17 June 1896
Paul Alphonso Perry
James S Perry

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 1
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
Age 2
In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1892 · The Chicago Canal
Age 23
The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

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

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Sources (16)

  • Elizabeth Perry in household of William S Perry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth Perry in household of Willie S Perry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Perry in household of Willie S Perry, "United States Census, 1900"

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