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Gant and Nancy Equilla Sims lived in Coleman County, Texas, in 1910[2121] and 1920.[2122] Gant was a grocer in 1900 and a farmer in 1910 and 1920. Equilla Sims lived in the Southwestern Insane Asylum in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, in 1930.[2123]

Children of Gant Rufus Sims and Nancy Equilla Herring:

     571.        i.   Della E. Sims, born May 1888, Navarro County, Texas. She was divorced and lived with her parents in Coleman County, Texas, in 1920, with her children, George, Maurine, Mozell, and Billa.

     572.       ii.   Kate J. Sims, born March 1890, Navarro County, Texas.

     573.      iii.   Margie E. Sims, born August 1891, Navarro County, Texas, married 3 December 1924, Bexar County, Texas, to T. B. Sanford.[2124]

     574.      iv.   Rupert George Sims, born 27 November 1903, Navarro County, Texas, died 8 April 1960, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, buried Larissa Cemetery.[2125] He married 26 May 1928, Cherokee County, Texas, to Estella Wilbourn,[2126] born 23 October 1906, died 20 February 1997. They are buried in Larissa Cemetery, Mount Selman, Cherokee County, Texas.[2127] Rupert and Estella lived in Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, in 1930.[2128]



[2121] 1910 U.S. Census, Coleman County, Texas, S.D. 14, E.D. 125, Sheet 4A. Sims, Gant, age 52, mar1, mar 22 yrs., born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.; Oquilla, wife, age 43, mar1, mar 22 yrs., born Texas Ala. Ala.; Margie, dau., age 17; Rupert, son, age 8. All white.

[2122] 1920 U.S. Census, Coleman County, Texas, S.D. 17, E.D. 65, Sheet 13A, Santa Anna town. Sims, George R., age 64, mar, born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.; Nancy A., wife, age 49, mar, born Texas Ala. Ala.; Margie, dau., age 23, single; Rupert, son, age 16; Della, dau., age 24, divorced; George, gson, age 10, born Texas Ga. Texas; Maurine, gdau., age 8; Mozell, gdau, age 6; Billa, gson, age 3 11/12. All white.

[2123] 1930 U.S. Census, Bexar County, Texas, S.D. 22, E.D. 15-238, Sheet 24A. Southwestern Insane Asylum. Equilla Sims, inmate, female, white, age 63, widow, born Texas - -.

[2124] Bexar County, Texas, Marriage Records. T. B. Sanford to Margie E. Sims, 3 December 1924.

[2125] Texas Death Record. Rupert George Sims, died 8 April 1960, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, male, white, age 56, born 27 November 1903, Texas, married. Father: Gant Sims. Mother: Equilla Herring. Salesman, Brownwood. Burial: Larissa Cemetery, Larissa, Texas.

[2126] Cherokee County, Texas, Marriage Records. Rupert G. Sims to Estella Wilbourn, 26 May 1928.

[2127] Tombstone photograph, Larissa Cemetery, Mount Selman, Cherokee County, Texas. Rupert G. Sims, born 27 November 1903, died 8 April 1960. Estelle Sims, born 23 October 1906, died 20 February 1997.

[2128] 1930 U.S. Census, Cherokee County, Texas, S.D. 12, E.D. 37-13, Sheet 16A. Sims, Rupert, boarder, age 27, mar at 25, born Texas U.S. U.S.; Estella Sims, boarder, age 23, mar at 21, born Texas Okla. Texas. Both white.

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