James Ivan Sims1

M, (23 September 1885 - 9 July 1975)
     James Ivan Sims was born on 23 September 1885 at Evening Shade, Sharp County, Arkansas.1 He was the son of James Ganaway Sims and Martha Miranda West. James Ivan Sims has also been reported to have been born 21 September 1886. He has also been reported to have been born 23 September 1887. He married, at age 32, Lulu Belle Mahaffey, age 19, daughter of Edward August Mahaffey and Serritha Belle Frazer, on Tuesday, 29 January 1918 at Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyoming. James Ivan Sims died on 9 July 1975 at Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyoming, at age 89 years, 9 months and 16 days.1
     James Ivan Sims also went by the name of Doc.

Children of James Ivan Sims and Lulu Belle Mahaffey

Last Edited=1 Apr 2018


  1. [S1248] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at <http://ssdi.rootsweb.com> (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, 20 August 2007 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. JAMES SIMS, birth listed as 23 Sep 1885, died listed as Jul 1975, issued in the State of Wyoming. Last residence Opal, Lincoln, WY, last benefit (none specified). Accessed 9 Sep 2007.
  2. [S2267] Leonard Vasey, La Barge, Wyoming [e-address for private use,] to Kevin L. Sholder, e-mail, 12 January 2013, "Siblings of Wanda," Sholder Research Files; privately held by Kevin Leonard Sholder, [(e-address) & street address for private use),] Dayton, Ohio, USA.