Raymond E Sims

1921–2004 (Age 82)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Raymond E

When Raymond E Sims was born on 20 December 1921, in Indiana, United States, his father, George Sims, was 32 and his mother, Flossie May Parker, was 18. He died on 10 May 2004, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

George Sims
Flossie May Parker
Raymond E Sims
Oren Benjamin Sims

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1888–1947Male

  • Flossie May Parker




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 20

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • E Raymond Sims in entry for Oren Benjamin Sims and Doris Louise Boyll, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Raymond E Sims - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Raymond E Sims

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