Rufus Howell Sims

1897–1983 (Age 86)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Rufus Howell

When Rufus Howell Sims was born on 25 January 1897, in Alabama, United States, his father, William Thompson Sims, was 31 and his mother, Linda Elizabeth "Dollie" Rutherford, was 22. He married Maude Bell Flannagin on 27 December 1916, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 7 Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 3 October 1983, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States, at the age of 86.

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Rufus Howell Sims
Maude Bell Flannagin
Marriage: 27 December 1916
M Odean Sims
Alton Sims
Olena Sims
Opal Sims

Spouse & Children

  • Male1897–1983Male

  • Maude Bell Flannagin


27 December 1916
Lawrence, Alabama, United States


  • Female1923–2012Female

  • Opal Sims


  • Alton Sims


  • Olena Sims


Parents & Siblings



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.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 15

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rufus Sims, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rufus Sims in household of William T Sims, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Sims in household of William T Sims, "United States Census, 1900"

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