Ray N. Sims

1884–1966 (Age 81)
Alma, Gratiot, MI

The Life of Ray N.

When Ray N. Sims was born on 20 November 1884, his father, Robert Newton Sims, was 53 and his mother, Esther Lea Shafer, was 33. He married Ila D Ayres on 29 December 1909, in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Summit Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died in August 1966, at the age of 81.

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Ray N. Sims
Ila D Ayres
Marriage: 29 December 1909
Raymond Harold Sims
Helen E Sims
Robert Eugene Sims

Spouse & Children

  • Male1884–1966Male

  • Ila D Ayres


29 December 1909
Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


  • Raymond Harold Sims


  • Helen E Sims


  • Robert Eugene Sims


Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Newton Sims


  • Female1851–1934Female



  • Male1884–1966Male

  • Frank Earl Sims


  • Male1889–1963Male

World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ray W Sims in household of Robert Sims, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ray Sims in household of Robert Sims, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ray N Sims, "United States Census, 1930"

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