Rueben J Sims

1891–1963 (Age 71)
Apison, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rueben J

When Rueben J Sims was born on 25 November 1891, in Apison, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, his father, Stephen Buchanan Sims, was 39 and his mother, Emmaline A Swanson, was 19. He lived in Civil District 6, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 23 September 1963, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Rueben J Sims
Grace Miller

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Stephen Buchanan Sims


  • Emmaline A Swanson




  • Female1889–1963Female

  • Male1891–1963Male

  • Robert Cogsby Sims


  • Female1900–1975Female

  • Gertrude Elizabeth Sims


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 19

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rube J Sims, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rheuben J Sims in household of Steve B Sims, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rube J Sims, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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