Robert Sims

14 April 1829–14 February 1909 (Age 79)
Heage, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Sims was born on 14 April 1829, in Heage, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Simms, was 53 and his mother, Martha Oliver, was 41. He married Elizabeth Gallagher on 9 March 1857, in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Duffield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Inverness, Mégantic, Quebec, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 14 February 1909, in Quebec, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Inverness, British Columbia, Canada.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Robert Sims
1829–1909
Elizabeth Gallagher
1837–1923
Marriage: 9 March 1857
Isabella Sims
1858–1915
Elizabeth Sims
1860–1872
James Sims
1861–1872
William Sims
1863–1948
John Sims
1865–1929
Alice Jane Sims
1867–1872
Susan Emily Sims
1870–1935
Robert Sims
1872–1938
Rachel Ida Sims
1874–1942
James Allen Sims
1877–1951
Alice Maud Sims
1879–1935
Henry Edgar Sims
1883–1919
Asa Elmer Sims
1885–1922

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 March 1857
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
children

(13)

    Isabella Sims

    Female1858–1915Female

    Elizabeth Sims

    Female1860–1872Female

    James Sims

    Male1861–1872Male

    William Sims

    Male1863–1948Male

    Male1865–1929Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830

Age 1

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 4

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 25

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert Sims, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Robert Sims in household of Samuel Sims, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Robert Sims in entry for James A Sims and Alexandria Allor, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.