Monday, October 26, 2015

James B. Sims

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

James B Sims, son of John and Lucinda (Duff) Sims, married Mary F. Massie.

Veteran Farmer Called by Death
J.B. Sims, Aged 75 Years, Succumbs to Illness
Deceased Was Born on Farm Four
Miles West of City on Jacksonville Road, Where He Died

Sims--Died, at 12:45 o'clock, Friday morning, Jan. 23, 1913, at the family residence, four miles west of Springfield on the old Jacksonville road, of a complication of diseases, following a short illness, J.B. Sims, a life long resident of Sangamon county, aged 75 years, 9 months and 10 days.

Deceased was born in April 1838, on the farm four miles west of the city, where he died yesterday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sims, who were also well known in this county. Ever since he was of age he had engaged in farming and stock raising, and was conceded to be one of the most successful farmers that Sangamon county has ever produced. He married Miss Mary Frances Massie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Massie of this county. Mrs. Sims died, and Mr. Sims on Dec. 5, 1877, married Miss Mary Cone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cone of Springfield.

Surviving are his wife, four children Mrs. Edward Rimmerman of this city, Mrs. Samuel Springer of Springfield, Mrs. H.D. Craig of Paris, Mo., and Mrs. W.F. Ernst of Farmingdale, and eight grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the family residence, four miles west of Springfield on the old Jacksonville road, the Rev. Donald C. MacLeod, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Springfield officiating. The interment will be in Oak Ridge cemetery.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Register; Springfield, IL; Sat. 24 Jan 1914]

Children of James F. Sims and Mary Frances Massie:

Carrie A. (Sims) Rimmerman:

Edward Rimmerman of Lincoln was married to Miss Carrie A. Sims, at the residence of the bride's father, southwest of the city. The groom is a business man of Lincoln and the bride is a daughter of James Sims.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Fri. 28 Nov 1890]

J.E. Sims:

Sims - The funeral services of J.E. Sims were held at 2 p.m. May 1 at the residence of his father, five miles west of Springfield on Jacksonville road, Rev. A.P. Cobb of Springfield officiating, forming one of the longest processions that ever traveled that road. The interment took place at Oak Ridge. The pall bearers were: Henry Springer, W.H. Hughes, Samuel Drennan, O.J. and J.O. Baldwin and T.W. Wickham.

The vicinity in which the deceased was born and had always lived greatly mourn the loss of him who had been their true friend, and who possessed so many estimable traits of character. While in health he was ever mindful of his duty and never shirked or hesitated, always comforting and assuring and obedient, as a brother kind and respectful, and as a friend staunch and true.

Though naturally delicate he always had been a great help to his parents and their family. During his last sickness of about three weeks he exhibited a vast amount of fortitude, sustaining his affliction manfully. During the last of his illness he asked forgiveness of Him who only can forgive, and seemed to realize that pardon had been granted him. He then bade the watchers good bye and as he expressed it was soon at rest. He leaves to mourn, his father, mother and four sisters, Carrie A. (Mrs. Rimmerman of Mattoon, Ill.), Jessie, Grace and Gertrude, and many friends.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Thurs. 2 May 1895]

Children of James F. Sims and Mary Cone:

Jessie Sims married Samuel Springer:

Mrs. Sim, 83, Dies at Home of Daughter
Mrs. Mary Cone Sims, lifelong resident of Sangamon county, died at 10 o'clock yesterday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel F. Springer, 314 South Illinois street, at the age of 83 years, 1 months.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Springer home, Rev. John T. Thomas, pastor of First Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.

Mrs. Sims was a daughter of the late William Cone and was born and reared on a farm three miles west of Springfield on the old Jacksonville state road. She had been a member of First Presbyterian church since March 3, 1866. She was married to James B. Sims, son of the late John Sims on Dec. 5, 1877. Three daughters were born to this union; Mrs. Samuel F. Springer, city; Mrs. W.D. Craig, Paris, Mo.; Mrs. W.F. Ernst, Farmingdale; also ten grandchildren and on great-grandchild.
[Source: Daily Illinois State Journal; Springfield, IL; Fr. 2 Mar 1928]

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