William Benjamin Sims

18 May 1862–30 May 1953 (Age 91)
Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Benjamin

When William Benjamin Sims was born on 18 May 1862, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, David Cottrill, was 26 and his mother, Frances Ann Shackleford, was 28. He married Mary Emmaline Cornwell on 28 September 1884, in Garrett, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Logan, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Coal District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 30 May 1953, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Benjamin Sims
1862–1953
Mary Emmaline Cornwell
1868–1939
Marriage: 28 September 1884
Sarah Frances Sims
1885–1962
Hanie Simms
1886–
Nora Ethel Sims
1888–
Nora E. Simms
1888–
Jessie Sims
1890–1990
Nellie Lenet Sims
1895–1986
William Mckinley Sims
1897–1931
Charles Brady Sims
1901–1967
Opal Virginia Sims
1904–1971
Octavia Sims
1907–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 September 1884
Garrett, Maryland, United States
children

(10)

    Sarah Frances Sims

    Female1885–1962Female

    Hanie Simms

    Female1886–Female

    Nora Ethel Sims

    Female1888–Female

    Nora E. Simms

    Female1888–Female

    Female1890–1990Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Male1862–1953Male

    David Washington Cottrill

    Male1867–1904Male

    Cottril

    Male–1874Male

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 1

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1886

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Sims in household of Frances A Sims, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William B Simms in household of David Cottrill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Williams Sims, "United States Census, 1940"

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