Alexander Fiddes Greig Sims

14 November 1835–13 June 1893 (Age 57)
Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander Fiddes Greig

When Alexander Fiddes Greig Sims was born on 14 November 1835, in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Sims, was 35 and his mother, Mary Jane Innes, was 37. He married Elizabeth Eldortha McDermott on 26 April 1861, in Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 13 June 1893, in Garden City, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Alexander Fiddes Greig Sims
Elizabeth Eldortha McDermott
Marriage: 26 April 1861
Jane Elizabeth Sims
Elizabeth Sims
Thomas Sims
Ellen Sims
Mary Ann Sims
Catherine Elizabeth Sims
Alexander Sims
William Dee Sims
James Sims
Hannah Isabelle Sims
Alvin John Sims
Alfred George Sims
George Henry Sims

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    26 April 1861Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 8
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 19
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    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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    Elizabeth Eldortha McDermott

    ELIZABETH ELDORTHA McDERMOTT SIMS Elizabeth Eldortha McDermott was born October 14, 1841, at Rounda Bush, Eastern Province, South Africa, daughter of James McDermott and Johannah Smythe. Her fath …

    Sources (47)

    • Alexanders Sim, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Alex Fiddes Greig Sim, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"
    • Alexander Sims in entry for Jane Dustin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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