Rufus Claude Sims

1889–1946 (Age 56)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Rufus Claude

When Rufus Claude Sims was born in December 1889, in Alabama, United States, his father, William Lake Sims, was 33 and his mother, Anna Dell Eady, was 30. He married Allie Geneva Phillips in Franklin, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Crowville, Franklin, Louisiana, United States in 1935 and Ward Seven, Richland, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 9 August 1946, in Columbia, Caldwell, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Winnsboro, Franklin, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Claude Sims
Allie Geneva Phillips
Beatrice Sims
Leadice Sims
Claude Rufus Sims
Lenward Lee Sims
William Earl Sims
Andrew Jackson Sims

Spouse & Children

  • Male1889–1946Male

  • Allie Geneva Phillips


Franklin, Louisiana, United States


  • Beatrice Sims


  • Claude Rufus Sims


  • Lenward Lee Sims


  • Leadice Sims


  • William Earl Sims


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • William Lake Sims


  • Female1859–1947Female



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 6

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rufus Simms, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rufus C Sims, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rufus Sinex in household of William L Sinex, "United States Census, 1910"

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