Rufus Orville Sims

1883–1967 (Age 84)
Jasper, Missouri, United States

The Life of Rufus Orville

When Rufus Orville Sims was born on 1 April 1883, in Jasper, Missouri, United States, his father, John Franklin Sims, was 32 and his mother, Martha Ann Elizabeth Walker, was 34. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Flora Ada Ross. He lived in Pleasant Valley Township, Wright, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Finley Township, Webster, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 April 1967, in Seymour, Webster, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Seymour, Webster, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Orville Sims
Flora Ada Ross
Chester Carl Sims
Glen Ross Sims
Gladys Irene Sims
Owen Andrew Sims
Robert Franklin Sims

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • John Franklin Sims


  • Martha Ann Elizabeth Walker




  • Male1883–1967Male

  • Sanford Sims


  • Mabel S Sims


World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 21

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rufus O Sims, "United States Census, 1920"
  • R O Sims, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rufus O Simms in household of John Simms, "United States Census, 1900"

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