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     652.       v.   L. R. or L. B. Sims, born 7 December 1883 or 1888, Ellis County, died 4 July 1889, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County.[2493]

     653.      vi.   Pearl Masten Sims, born 21 August 1885, Bethel, Ell is County, died 3 December 1972, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas,[2494] buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County.[2495] She married 29 September 1907, Ellis County, to Marvin Bagley Black,[2496] born 3 December 1885, Alvarado, Johnson County, Texas, died 24 August 1917, McLean, Gray County, Texas,[2497] buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas.[2498]

Marvin B. and Pearl Black lived in Ellis County, Texas, in 1910.[2499]

Dallas Morning News, 4 December 1972: Mrs. Pearl Black, 87, of 2515 West Jefferson, a retired registered nurse, died here Sunday. She was a native of Bethel, Ellis County. Mrs. Black had been a Dallas resident for thirty years. She was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church in Bethel and of the Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Chapel, Waxahachie. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Bethel. Mrs. Black is survived by one son and five daughters.[2500]



[2493] Tombstone, Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. L. R. Sims, born 7 December 1883, died 4 July 1889. Stone is worn and hard to read.

[2494] Texas Death Record. Pearl Black, died 3 December 1972, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, female, age 87 years. Father: John C. Sims. Mother: Mildred E. Norman.

[2495] Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Pearl Masten Sims Black, born 21 August 1885, died 3 December 1972.

[2496] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Records. M. B. Black to Pearl Sims, 29 September 1907.

[2497] Daughter: Ella Loyce Black, born 27 January 1915, Boz, Ellis County, Texas, married Orville Milton Saxe. Jean Saxe Jolliffe, Brookfield, Wisconsin, 1977.

[2498] Tombstone, Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Marvin Bagley Black, born 3 December 1885, died 24 August 1917.

[2499] 1910 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, S.D. 5, E.D. 140, Sheet 10. Black, Marvin B., age 24, mar1, mar 3 years, born Texas unk. unk.; Pearl, wife, age 24, mar1, mar 3 years, born Texas Tenn. Ala., had had 2 children, 2 living; Mildred, dau., age 1 9/12; Nellie M., dau., age 3/12. All white.

[2500] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 4 December 1972, p. 9.

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