Ray Onnie Sims

1915–1984 (Age 68)
Burning Springs, Wirt, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ray Onnie

When Ray Onnie Sims was born on 9 August 1915, in Burning Springs, Wirt, Virginia, United States, his father, John Newton Sims, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth McClung, was 21. He married Clara Margaret Cline in 1938, in Wirt, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in April 1984, in Wood, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ray Onnie Sims
Clara Margaret Cline
Marriage: 1938
Donald Ray Sims Sr.

Spouse & Children

Wirt, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 2

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ray M Sims, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ray Simms in household of John Simms, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy O Sims in household of John N Sims, "United States Census, 1930"

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