Raymond "Ray" L. Sims

1892–1970 (Age 78)
Piopolis, Hamilton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Raymond "Ray" L.

When Raymond "Ray" L. Sims was born on 13 January 1892, in Piopolis, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, his father, Chester Columbus Sims, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Emma Hunt, was 22. He lived in Hamilton, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Napa Judicial Township, Napa, California, United States in 1940. He died on 1 September 1970, in Knight Prairie Township, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hamilton, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raymond "Ray" L. Sims
Lula Crawshaw

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1890–1991Female

  • Male1892–1970Male

  • Ruth Sims


  • Lena Sims


  • John C Sims


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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ray Sims in household of Chester C Sims, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ray L Sims, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Raymond L. Sims, "Find A Grave Index"

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