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Children of Wilson Dabney Sims and May Rena Cook:

     644.        i.   Luella W. Sims, born 26 August 1910, died 29 May 1915, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, age 4 years, 9 months, 4 days, buried Waxahachie City Cemetery.[2461]

     645.       ii.   Edith Sims, born circa 1912, Ellis County, Texas, married Jack Speer.

     646.      iii.   Mae Evelyn Sims, born circa 1918, Ellis County, Texas, married Lynn Davis Lasswell, Jr., born 5 December 1914, died 17 April 1996, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas.[2462] He was the son of Lynn Davis Lasswell and Grace Chastain who married 16 October 1911, Ellis County, Texas.[2463]

Lynn D. Lasswell, Jr. was mayor of Waxahachie in the 1960s. He played the preacher in the 1984 movie, Places in the Heart.

     647.      iv.   Wilson Dabney Sims, Jr., born circa 1923, Ellis County, Texas, married 19 January 1945, Elizabeth Ann Shipp, “Beth” born 31 January 1923, Broken Bow, [McCurtain County] Oklahoma, died 31 May 2008, Waxahachie, Texas. She graduated from Tulsa University and St. John’s School of Nursing. She was survived by her husband of sixty-three years and daughters: Dana Wessels and husband Jim of Waxahachie, and Lou Ann Buckholder and husband John of Dallas.[2464]

Ellis County Press: marriages between September 29 and October 18, 2009: Wilson Dabney Sims to Jean Heffernan.



[2461] Texas Death Record. Luella W. Sims, died 30 May 1915, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, female, white, age 4 years, 9 months, 4 days, born 26 August 1910. Father: W. D. Sims, born Ellis County. Mother: Mary Cook. Burial: Waxahachie. And, tombstone, Waxahachie City Cemetery: Luella W. Sims, born 26 August 1910, died 29 May 1915.

[2462] Social Security Death Index. And, Texas Death Record. Lynn Davis Lasswell, Jr., died 17 April 1996, Ellis County, Texas.

[2463] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Records. Lynn D. Lasswell to Grace Chastain, 16 October 1911.

[2464] Waynebozefuneralhome.com, Waxahachie, Texas, June 2008.

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