Coy Steven Sims

20 March 1918–2 February 1994 (Age 75)
Compton, Newton, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Coy Steven

When Coy Steven Sims was born on 20 March 1918, in Compton, Newton, Arkansas, United States, his father, Thomas Arthur Sims, was 28 and his mother, Laura Josephine Martin, was 20. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Emma Lou Worthy. He lived in Plumlee, Newton, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Plumlee Township, Newton, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 2 February 1994, in Salida, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Coy Steven Sims
Emma Lou Worthy
Carolyn Rochelle Sims
Robert Stevens Sims, Sr.

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Arthur Sims


    Laura Josephine Martin




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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Coy Sims in household of Opal Sims, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Coy Sims in household of Furnas A Sims, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Coy Sims in household of Tom Sims, "United States Census, 1930"

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