The Shemwell Family

Thomas Jefferson Sims Jr.Age: 68 years19141982

Thomas Jefferson Sims Jr.
Given names
Thomas Jefferson
Name suffix
Birth February 12, 1914 31 19
Prison Guard

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 22 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 2 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 3 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 6, 1920 (Age 5 years)
Address: Blackwater Township Main Street
Birth of a sisterMary Francis Sims
January 13, 1925 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherPenelope Thompson “Nellie” Bingham
November 3, 1925 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterBetty Sue Sims
July 8, 1927 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 15 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 11, 1930 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Shirley Ann Sims
June 13, 1931 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#2Thomas Roger Sims
July 16, 1937 (Age 23 years)
Census April 12, 1940 (Age 26 years)
Death of a fatherThomas Jefferson Sims
March 18, 1941 (Age 27 years)
Marriage of a parentAlfred Denest PayneRuth Valdenar ShemwellView this family
after 1941 (Age 26 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 27 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Death of a sonThomas Roger Sims
January 16, 1951 (Age 36 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Standard Shemwell
March 29, 1953 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 35 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 31 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death of a motherRuth Valdenar Shemwell
December 13, 1976 (Age 62 years)
Death May 24, 1982 (Age 68 years)
Cemetery: Oak Hill Memorial Park
Last change February 4, 201810:36:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 3, 1912Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri, United States
15 months
Thomas Jefferson Sims Jr.
Birth: February 12, 1914 31 19Missouri, United States
Death: May 24, 1982McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States
11 years
younger sister
Mary Francis Sims
Birth: January 13, 1925 42 30Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: January 5, 1993Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States
3 years
younger sister
Betty Sue Sims
Birth: July 8, 1927 45 33Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: September 18, 2002Syracuse, Hamilton, Kansas, United States
Mother’s family with Alfred Denest Payne - View this family
Alfred Denest Payne
Birth: June 11, 1891Kingman, Kansas, United States
Death: June 22, 1972Syracuse, Hamilton, Kansas, United States
Marriage: after 1941
Family with Patricia Louise Myers - View this family
Thomas Jefferson Sims Jr.
Birth: February 12, 1914 31 19Missouri, United States
Death: May 24, 1982McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States
Shirley Ann Sims
Birth: June 13, 1931 17 15Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: May 11, 2006Oklahoma, United States
6 years
Thomas Roger Sims
Birth: July 16, 1937 23 21Missouri, United States
Death: January 16, 1951

Thomas Jefferson Sims Jr. has 6 first cousins recorded

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Ruth Valdenar Shemwell - Household

Thomas SimsHeadFW37MMOMOMOTrader in livestock
Ruth SimsWifeMW25MMOMOMO

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Thomas Jefferson Sims - Household

314 McRobert Boonville, Cooper, Missouri

Sims, Thomas JheadMW47M30MOMOMOSalesmanCar
Sims, Ruth BwifeFW35M18MOMOMO
Sims, Thomas JsonMW16SMOMOMO
Sims, Mary FdaughterFW5SMOMOMO
Sims, Betty SdaughterFW2-9mSMOMOMO