Rufus Sims

1865–1955 (Age 89)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Rufus

When Rufus Sims was born on 8 August 1865, in Alabama, United States, his father, Alfred J. Sims, was 37 and his mother, Jane Wilkins, was 35. He had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with Mittie E Nickelson. He lived in Athens, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States for about 15 years and Ward Five, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 10 June 1955, in Louisiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Athens, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Sims
Mittie E Nickelson
Neva Sims
Ellis Garland Sims
Annie V Sims
Dayton Rufus Sims
Lester Dee Sims
Elma Sims
Gladney Sims

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Parents & Siblings

  • Alfred J. Sims


  • Jane Wilkins




  • George Washington Sims


  • Millard Fillmore Sims


  • Mary A. Sims


  • Phillip Sims


  • Male1865–1955Male

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Age 3

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rufus Sims, "United States Census, 1930"
  • R Sims, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rusfus Sims, "United States Census, 1910"

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