Rudolph Franklin Sims

1931–2012 (Age 81)
Alliance, Jackson, Florida, United States

The Life of Rudolph Franklin

When Rudolph Franklin Sims was born from 3 February 1931 to 2 March 1931, in Alliance, Jackson, Florida, United States, his father, James William Sims, was 42 and his mother, Mary Magdalene Williford, was 31. He lived in Election Precinct 3 Altha, Calhoun, Florida, United States in 1940. He died on 28 April 2012, in Marianna, Jackson, Florida, United States, at the age of 81.

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James William Sims
Mary Magdalene Williford
Nancy Anniebelle Sims
Dicie May Sims
Idell Sims
Johnny Lee Sims
William Abe Sims
Dorothy Carter
Wilton Cecil Sims
Rudolph Franklin Sims
Edward Balzell Sims

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 10

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rudolph Sims in household of James W Sims, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rudolf F Sims, "Florida State Census, 1945"
  • Reverend Rudolph Franklin Sims, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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