Raymond Goodnight Sims

1914–1975 (Age 61)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Raymond Goodnight

Raymond Goodnight Sims was born on 26 July 1914, in Kentucky, United States. He married Gladys Mae Gilbert on 14 August 1941, in Anna, Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 29 December 1975, in Anna, Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Van Alstyne, Grayson, Texas, United States.

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Raymond Goodnight Sims
Gladys Mae Gilbert
Marriage: 14 August 1941
Mary Ann Sims

Spouse & Children

14 August 1941
Anna, Collin, Texas, United States


  • Mary Ann Sims


World Events (8)

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 12

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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 15

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 17

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Raymond Sims in entry for Mrs Mary Ann Harris, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Raymond C Sims in entry for David Harold Sims, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Raymond Sims in entry for Mary Ann Sims, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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