Arthur Alvern Simms

10 March 1881–31 August 1923 (Age 42)
Morgan Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States

The Life of Arthur Alvern

When Arthur Alvern Simms was born on 10 March 1881, in Morgan Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States, his father, Cyrus Sims, was 23 and his mother, Nancy Margaret Applegate, was 22. He married Ella Frances Lowry on 6 February 1903, in Princeton, Mercer, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Fair Township, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 31 August 1923, in Tracy, Platte, Missouri, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Alvern Simms
Ella Frances Lowry
Marriage: 6 February 1903
William Lester Simms
Margaret Edith Simms
Jesse Willis Simms
George Arthur Simms

Spouse and Children

6 February 1903
Princeton, Mercer, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Jessie " O" Sims




    William Ira Sims


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1882 · The Big One

Age 1

On Nov 7 1882, Denver was hit with a 6.6 magnitude earthquake. It was the largest earthquake to hit in the history of Colorado.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Arthur A Sims, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Art Sims in household of Syrus Sims, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Arthur A Simms, "United States Census, 1920"

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