Rufus Lee Sims

1887–1960 (Age 73)
Blountsville, Blount, Alabama, United States

The Life of Rufus Lee

When Rufus Lee Sims was born on 26 August 1887, in Blountsville, Blount, Alabama, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Sims, was 23 and his mother, Mary A Thomas, was 22. He married Millicent Cornelia Travis in 1906, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hanceville, Cullman, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 14 November 1960, in Wattsville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Pell City, St. Clair, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Lee Sims
Millicent Cornelia Travis
Marriage: 1906
Mary Lee Sims
Earnie Edward Sims
Lydia Pearl Sims
Earl Gurley Sims

Spouse & Children

Alabama, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Andrew Jackson Sims


  • Mary A Thomas




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 8

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 20

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruffus Sims in household of Andrew J Sims, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rufus L Sims, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rufus Sims in entry for Sims, "Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930"

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