Rufus Irvin Sims

1902–1974 (Age 72)
Lynn, Winston, Alabama, United States

The Life of Rufus Irvin

When Rufus Irvin Sims was born on 5 September 1902, in Lynn, Winston, Alabama, United States, his father, David Andrew Sims, was 22 and his mother, Emma Elizabeth Winters, was 17. He married Mary Pearl Waire on 24 May 1941, in Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States. He lived in Marion, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 12 Clarks, Marion, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 30 November 1974, in Haleyville, Winston, Alabama, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lynn Cemetery, Lynn, Winston, Alabama, United States.

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Rufus Irvin Sims
Mary Pearl Waire
Marriage: 24 May 1941

Spouse & Children

24 May 1941
Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 10

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruffis I Sims, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rufus I Simms in household of Andrew Simms, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rufus I Sims in household of David A Sims, "United States Census, 1920"

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