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Child of William Pinkney Sims and Fannie High:

     671.        i.   William Bertram Sims, Sr., born 15 November 1885, Bethel, Ellis County, Texas, died 28 March 1953, Waxahachie, Ellis County,[2569] buried Bethel Cemetery.[2570] He married circa 1914, to Georgia Maxwell, born 11 January 1887, died 9 November 1976, buried Bethel Cemetery.[2571] They lived in Ellis County, Texas, in 1920.[2572]

Dallas Morning News, 1 April 1953: Waxahachie, Texas, March 31. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Methodist Church for William B. Sims, Sr., who died at his home in Waxahachie. He was a native of the Bethel community and had lived in Waxahachie for the past seventeen years. He is survived by his wife; two sons, W. B. Sims, Jr. of Houston, and Jack Sims of Waxahachie; a daughter, Miss Mildred Ruth Sims of Refugio; his stepmother, Mrs. W. P. Sims of Waxahachie; three brothers, Charley Sims, W. P. Sims, and Coleman Sims, all of California; and two grandchildren.[2573]

Children of William Pinkney Sims and Emma D. Rumsey:

     672.       ii.   Brooksie Sims, born 15 November 1893, died 7 March 1895, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas.[2574]

     673.      iii.   Mittie Floreine Sims, born 23 April 1897, Ellis County, Texas, died 26 January 1944, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas.[2575]



[2569] Tombstone, Bethel Cemetery. William Bertram Sims, Sr., born 15 November 1885, died 28 March 1953.

[2570] Texas Death Record. William Bertram Sims, Sr., born 15 November 1885, Bethel, Ellis County, Texas, died 28 March 1953, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. Parents: W. P. Sims, Fannie High. Male, white, age 67 years, 4 months, 12 days, married. Both parents born Texas. Retired farmer and ginner. Burial: Bethel Cemetery.

[2571] Tombstone, Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Georgia Sims, born 11 January 1887, died 9 November 1976.

[2572] 1920 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas. Simes, W. B., age 34, male; Georgia, age 33; Billie, male, age 4 2/12; Jack Pibbs Simes, age 2.

[2573] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 1 April 1953, p. 15.

[2574] Tombstone, Bethel Cemetery. Brooksie Sims, born 15 November 1893, died 7 March 1895.

[2575] Texas Death Record. Mittie Floreine Garrett, born 23 April 1897, Texas, died 26 January 1944, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas. Parents: W. P. Simms, Emma Rumey. Age 46 years, 9 months, 3 days, female, married. Parents born Texas. Residence: Lubbock, Texas. Burial: Lubbock, Texas.

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