Leon Ross Sims

12 December 1897–25 September 1963 (Age 65)
Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Leon Ross

When Leon Ross Sims was born on 12 December 1897, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States, his father, Elbert Monroe Sims, was 35 and his mother, Nina Belle Cooley, was 22. He married Ruth B. Watts on 26 August 1916, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Waverly, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1920 and North Palmyra Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 September 1963, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Pulliam Cemetery, Macoupin, Illinois, United States.

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Leon Ross Sims
Ruth B. Watts
Marriage: 26 August 1916
Ross Lorene Sims
Herbert Gerald Sims

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America
Age 13
When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 19
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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

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

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Sources (5)

  • Leon Sims, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leon Sims, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leon R Sims, "United States Census, 1930"

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