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  • ID: I36376
  • Name: Charles Edward Simms
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 JUN 1866 in Cross Lanes, Fayette County, West Virginia 1
  • Death: 21 APR 1936 in Wallback, Henery District, Clay County, West Virginia.
  • Burial: 23 APR 1936 Straitor Cemetery
  • _UID: A3A89D7B6E1415449F1E6943F1ECF3AF26C3
  • Note:
    William Martin has him born in Cross Lanes, Fayette County, West Virginia. This may not be correct as Cross Lanes is in Kanawha County and his parents were in Nicholas/Fayette County during this time period. Keslers Cross Lanes is in Nicholas County. His death certificate also lists Cross Lanes, Fayette County. Possible that Keslers Cross Lanes is meant.
    [Source: "Williams Family" on William Martin's West Virginia Genealogy and History at http://www.wmmartin.com/.]

    1870 U.S. Federal Census
    [see mother's listing]

    1880 U.S. Federal Census
    searching....not with mother or sisters

    1900 U.S. Federal Census
    Nicholas County, West Virginia
    HH #
    Sims, Charles E. head June 1865 34 married 4 yrs
    Sims, Cora wife March 1876 24 married 4 yrs, mother of 2, 1 living
    Sims, Ophelia V. daughter Feb 1890
    Sims, Laura B. daughter Feb 1900
    (105-7A in file)

    1910 U.S. Federal Census
    Braxton County, West Virginia
    (4-5B in file)

    1920 U.S. Federal Census
    Nicholas County, West Virginia
    Kentucky District Precinct No. 3
    Enumeration District No. 110; Sheet No. 3B
    Enumerated the 9th day of January 1920 by E. O. Spencer
    HH #57-57
    Simms, Charlie; head, rents; M W 54 married; can read & write; WV WV WV; speaks English; teacher, free school, wage worker
    Simms, Estella; wife; F W 43 married; can read & write; WV Pennsylvania WV; speaks English; none
    Simms, Elmine; son; M W 13 single; attended school, can read & write; WV WV WV; speaks English;
    Simms, Carman; son; M W 11 single; attended school, can read & write; WV WV WV; speaks English;
    Simms, Eugene; grandson; M W 2 single; WV WV WV (deceased daughter Laura Bruffey's son)
    Simms, Cluster; son; M W 1 single; WV WV WV

    1930 U.S. Federal Census
    Greenbrier County, West Virginia
    Simms, Charles E head 65 married at 22 WV WV WV
    Simms, Stella wife 54 married at 20 WV PA WV
    Simms, Carman H son 21 single WV WV WV
    Simms, Cluster E son single WV WV WV
    Simms, James E. grandson 12 single WV WV WV(is this Joseph Eugene Bruffey?)
    Bailes, Carl H. boarder 26 single WV WV WV
    McCombs, Elgrin O. boarder 23 single WV WV WV (grandson)
    (20-31 in file)

    Certificate of Death 5376
    Name: Charles E. Simms
    Sex: male
    Death Date: 21 Apr 1936
    Death Place: Clay, West Virginia
    Age at Death: 70 yrs 9 months 29 days
    Burial Place: Straitor Cemetery
    Burial Date: 23 April 1936
    Cemetery: Straitor Cemetery
    Funeral Home: Hardman & Hardman, Clay
    Birth Date: 23 June 1866
    Birth Place: Cross Lanes, Fayette County, West Virginia
    Marital Status: married
    Spouse: Estella Simms
    Occupation: none listed
    Address: none listed
    Residence: none listed
    Mother: Williams
    Mother's Birth Place: Nicholas Co.
    Father: Thomas Simms
    Father's Birth Place: Fayette Co.
    Informant: Carman Simms
    (in file)
  • Change Date: 17 FEB 2017 at 15:39:09



    Father: William Thomas "Charlie" Sims b: ABT 1833 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia
    Mother: Mary Catherine "Bine" Williams b: MAY 1846 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia

    Marriage 1 Lidia Ellen Williams b: ABT 1871 in Nicholas County, West Virginia
    • Married: 21 FEB 1887 in Nicholas County, West Virginia 2 3
    Children
    1. Has No Children [--?--] Simms b: 10 NOV 1888 in Nicholas County, West Virginia
    2. Has Children Ophelia Virginia Simms b: 27 FEB 1889 in Nicholas County, West Virginia
    3. Has No Children Chusvert Simms b: 18 OCT 1892 in Nicholas County, West Virginia

    Marriage 2 Cora Estella Hurley b: 25 MAR 1875 in Mason County, West Virginia
    • Married: 5 FEB 1896 in Nicholas County, West Virginia 2 4
    • Note:
      Marriage Record
      Date: 1896
      Place: Nicholas, West Virginia, United States
      Bride Groom
      Name: Cora Estella Hurley 19 Chas Edward Simms 30
      http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11433617&Type=Marriage
    Children
    1. Has Children Laura Simms b: 6 FEB 1899
    2. Has No Children Cecil Simms b: 1902
    3. Has Children Charles Erman Simms b: 6 APR 1906 in Camden, Lewis County, West Virginia
    4. Has No Children Carman Simms b: 12 AUG 1908
    5. Has No Children Claude Simms b: OCT 1913 in Nicholas County, West Virginia
    6. Has Children Living Simms

    Sources:
    1. Title: Ancestors of Henriellen Surgeon
      Author: Henriellen Surgeon Kibler, comp.
      Abbrev: Henriellen Surgeon Kibler, comp.
      Publication: December 2005
      Abbrev: Ancestors of Henriellen Surgeon
    2. Title: Nicholas County, West Virginia Marriages 1817-1933
      Author: Bryant, Neva Jane Stout (abstracted and compiled by)
      Abbrev: Nicholas County, West Virginia Marriages 1817-1933
    3. Title: West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900
      Publication: Taken from microfilm copies of original county documents, each record provides spouses' names, marriage date, and county of residence
      Abbrev: West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900
      Note: Simms, Charles Edward md. Williams, Lidia Ellen on 21 Feb 1887 inNicholas County, West Virginia
    4. Title: West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900
      Publication: Taken from microfilm copies of original county documents, each record provides spouses' names, marriage date, and county of residence
      Abbrev: West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900
      Note: Simms, Charles Edward md. Hurley, Cora Estella on 5 Feb 1896 in NicholasCounty, West Virginia
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