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359. William Pinkney8Sims, M.D. (Mary Ann7, John Dabney6, John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 25 March 1864, Bethel, Ellis County, Texas, died 12 September 1928, Waxahachie, Ellis County,[2556] buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County. He married first, 16 December 1884, Ellis County, to Fannie High,[2557] born 12 August 1863, Morgan County, Alabama, daughter of Henry A. High and Elizabeth A. Moseley. Fannie was a sister of Sallie and Bettie High who married William Pinkney Sims’s uncle, Wilson Dabney Sims. [#115 in this genealogy].

W. P. Sims married second, 23 August 1891, Ellis County, to Emma D. Rumsey,[2558] born 26 January 1873, died 16 May 1909, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County.[2559] He married third, 28 November 1912, Ellis County, to Almyra “Allie” Wolcott,[2560] born 1883, Cedar Hill, Dallas County, Texas, died 1964, Waxahachie, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County.[2561]

William Pinkney Sims attended school in Italy and Waxahachie, and graduated with honors from the University School of Medicine in Nashville, in 1888. He practiced medicine for three years in Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas, before returning to Ellis County, where he lived the remainder of his life. He was a Mason, a member of the IOOF, and an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, serving as chairman of the Board of Trustees and as a steward.

16 May 1909, Mrs. Sims of the Bethel Community died Sunday. The sudden death of Dr. Sims’s wife. She was the daughter of L. B. Rumsey. She is survived by her husband and two children.

[2556] Texas Death Record. Will P. Sims, died 12 September 1928, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, male, age 64 years, 5 months, 17 days. Father: Pinkney C. Sims. Mother: Mary Sims.

[2557] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book E, p. 286. William P. Sims to Fannie High, 16 December 1884. C. S. McCarver, M.G.

[2558] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book G, p. 120. W. P. Sims to Emma Rumsey, 23 August 1891. E. Brantley, M.G.

[2559] Tombstone photograph, Bethel Cemetery. Emma D., wife of Dr. W. P. Sims, born 26 January 1873, died 16 May 1909.

[2560] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Records. W. P. Sims to Almyra Wolcott, 28 November 1912.

[2561] Tombstone, Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Allie Wolcott Sims, born 1883, died 1964. Double stone with Dr. William Pinkney Sims, born 1864, died 1928.

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