Mary Helen Allison

17 July 1912–30 June 1985 (Age 73)
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Helen

When Mary Helen Allison was born on 17 July 1912, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Karl Allison, was 25 and her mother, Mary Ellen Vermillion, was 25. She married James Cecil Sims on 4 May 1940, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 30 June 1985, in her hometown, at the age of 72, and was buried in Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Cecil Sims
Mary Helen Allison
Marriage: 4 May 1940
Larry Allison Sims
Helen Cecelia Sims

Spouse and Children

4 May 1940
Greenville, South Carolina, United States


    Larry Allison Sims



Parents and Siblings




    James Karl "Jack" Allison


World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 4

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from a Middle English male personal name: in most cases probably Allen , but other possibilities include a variant of Ellis or a short form of Alexander . In some instances, it may be from a female personal name, Alise or Alice ( see Allis ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Mary Helen Allison Sims, "Find A Grave Index"

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