Pearl Sims

5 April 1912–16 April 1987 (Age 75)
Clay, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Pearl

When Pearl Sims was born on 5 April 1912, in Clay, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Henry Sims, was 29 and his mother, Frances Combs, was 26. He married Lucy Chestnut on 27 April 1935, in Oakley, Laurel, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Magisterial District 7, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 3, Laurel, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 16 April 1987, in Laurel, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Landrum Cemetery, London, Laurel, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pearl Sims
Lucy Chestnut
Marriage: 27 April 1935
James Pearl Sims
Charles Raymond Sims

Spouse and Children

27 April 1935
Oakley, Laurel, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Grace Sims


    Willie Sims




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 14

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Pearl Sims, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pearl Sims in household of John Sims, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pearl Sims in household of John Sims, "United States Census, 1920"

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