Reba Gail Sims

1924–2000 (Age 76)
Bay Springs, Jasper, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Reba Gail

When Reba Gail Sims was born on 21 February 1924, in Bay Springs, Jasper, Mississippi, United States, her father, Lloyd Benard Sims, was 28 and her mother, Luttie Ann Black, was 20. She lived in Jasper, Texas, United States in 1930 and Beat 4, Jasper, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 23 November 2000, in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Jasper, Mississippi, United States.

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Lloyd Benard Sims
Luttie Ann Black
Troy Montgomery Sims
Reba Gail Sims
Loyd Dale Sims
Etta Sims
Louise Sims
Walter Atha Sims
Ruben Edsel Sims
Leonard Max Sims

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 5

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Bieba Sims in household of Loyd B Sims, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Reba Sims in household of Loyd B Sims, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Reba Gail Sims Moulds, "Find A Grave Index"

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