Diana Sims

19 April 1809–11 April 1894 (Age 84)
Chieveley, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Diana

When Diana Sims was born on 19 April 1809, in Chieveley, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jonathan Sims, was 51 and her mother, Martha Wernham, was 41. She married George Wernham on 17 November 1834, in Chieveley, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 11 April 1894, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Lambourne Jr.
Diana Sims
Marriage: 3 July 1843
William Richard Lambourne
Isabella Ann Lambourne
Caroline Lambourne
Anthony Lambourne

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1843Chieveley, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 3
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 23
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern):variant of Sim , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.topographic name for one who lived or worked at the house of someone called Symme (Simon).

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

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    Sources (75)

    • Diana in entry for Martha Wernham, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Diana Wernham, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Dianna Sims en el registro de Wesley Bunce, "California Marriages, 1850-1945"

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