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Mattie Sims, her sons, William Fred Sims and Walter Marshall Sims, daughter-in-law, Tommey Edna Cook Sims, and granddaughter, Dorothy Sims, died in the 1918 flu epidemic.

Children of Walter Sims and Martha “Mattie” Bell:

     547.        i.   William Fred Sims, born 1 October 1886, Maury County, Tennessee, died 19 November 1918, near Mansfield, Johnson County, Texas, never married,[2027] buried Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas.[2028]

     548.       ii.   Walter Marshall Sims, born 13 May 1888 or 1889,[2029] Maury County, Tennessee, died 21 November 1918, near Mansfield, Johnson County, Texas,[2030] buried Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas.[2031] He married Tommey Edna Cook, born 5 April 1895, died 23 December 1918.[2032]

Daughter: Maggie (or Margie or Mayzie) L. Sims, born circa 1916, lived with her uncle, Austin Sims, in Johnson County, Texas, in 1920, and in Tarrant County, Texas, in 1930.

Texas Death Record. Dorothy Sims, born 16 September 1917, Johnson County, Texas, died 19 November 1918, Mansfield, Johnson County, Texas. Parents: Marshal Sims, born Tennessee, Cook, born Alabama. Female, white, age 1 year, 2 months, 3 days. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.



[2027] Texas Death Record. Fred Sims, died 19 November 1918, near Mansfield, Johnson County, Texas, male, white, age 31 years, 1 month, 19 days, born 1 October 1886, Tennessee, single. Father: W. A. Sims. Mother: Bell. Both parents born Tennessee. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.

[2028] Tombstone, Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas. Freddie Sims, died 18 November 1918.

[2029] Death record, born 1888, and tombstone, born 1889.

[2030] Texas Death Record. Marshall Sims, died 21 November 1918, near Mansfield, Johnson County, Texas, male, white, born 13 May 1888, Tennessee, married. Father: W. A. Sims. Mother: Bell. Both parents born Tennessee. Farmer. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.

[2031] Tombstone, Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas. Walter M. Sims, born 13 May 1889, died 21 November 1918.

[2032] Tombstone, Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas. Tommey Edna Sims, born 5 April 1895, died 23 December 1918.

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