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Rev. Dale Sims (#47238797)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for several years and have taken several pictures of my family and relatives grave stones. I am a retired pastor and my wife and I do a lot of traveling. I have many hobbies but photography probably tops the list even though some pictures don't come out the way I want. When I take a picture I try to make it as readable as I can and try to post all that is on the stone. I'm not just trying to post to get a large number but to help others with genealogy as I have been helped.
I have found a lot of newspaper articles and the funeral brochures that my parents had of people that I didn't know but I have posted several. I would be glad to help in any way that I can. I will transfer your relatives or close friends if they are not my relatives.
You may use any pictures that I have posted for genealogy purposes only.
Rev.Dale Sims
(Central), Illinois

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Bill Sims
Sims / Drake Family
I was looking at your Find A Grave Memorial for Delight Trent. Among my mother's stuff were some letters between the two of them.

I am William Dale Sims ... I am a grandson of James Sims (1889-1962) and Alice Elizabeth Drake-Sims (1892-1981) ... both of Moweaqua, IL.

I believe that James had 3 brothers ... Herman ... Charles ... Vollie

I was also born in Moweaqua in 1941. But now live in SD.

I started some family history research a couple of years ago ... I took over from my mother after her death.

Was wondering if we are somehow related? Are you in the Moweaqua, IL area?

My Sims family line goes :

William Dale Sims (me) (1941-....)
John William Sims (1919-1983)
James Sims (1889-1962)
William Jefferson Sims (1852-1924)
John Franklin Sims (1820-1900)
Austin Sims (1790-1878)
Augustin Sims (1763-1851)
John Sims (1735-1830)
James Sims (1700-1774)
George Symes, JR (1672--1718,
George was the first to live in America
and there are more back to England in the 1500s

I have run into a dead end on my grandmother's father's family ... he was Johnson Radford Drake (1864-1950) ... he died when a wall fell on him as he watched a construction site in Moweaqua.

Would you have any information about or potential contacts with the Drake family?

My email address is ...

Added by Bill Sims on Sep 16, 2016 8:38 AM
Thank you for your contribution one of my Maxwell relatives married a Sims.
Added by cynthia on Sep 14, 2016 8:27 PM
Joyce M. Jeffries
RE: Obituary
Thank you once again! If all contributors work together, we can do a lot for all of us! I appreciate your willingness to work with other contributors as I also try to do. I wish everyone would. Have a great week! (What's left of it).:)
Added by Joyce M. Jeffries on Sep 06, 2016 9:38 AM
Marla Borders
Are you close to Pana, IL? I'm looking for a pic of William Gudehus' stone. I suspect that his 2nd wife might have been buried with/near him.

I have done a pic request.
Added by Marla Borders on Jul 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Mark Miller
RE: James Chambers
James Chambers #136320147
My number (Mark Miller) is #46929164
Added by Mark Miller on Jun 16, 2016 4:32 PM
Mark Miller
James Chambers
Thanks you for taking the picture of my 3x g-grandfather in Zion Cemetery. I knew he died in that area, but I never knew which cemetery. I noticed his wife Nancy Chambers is not listed. Do you believe she may be in that cemetery and not photographed? If you would be so gracious as to transfer him to me , I would very much appreciate it. If not I could give you some of his family to link to him. Thanks again, Mark Miller
Added by Mark Miller on Jun 15, 2016 5:01 PM
William Sloos
Rev. Howard A. Goss

I am doing research on the Goss family and I am specifically looking for the location of the cemetery that Rev. Howard A. Goss is buried in Toronto. I noticed a picture of his headstone and wondered if you might know the name of the cemetery.

Thank you,

William Sloos
Pentecostal History Research
Faculty, Master's College and Seminary
Added by William Sloos on Jun 11, 2016 7:42 AM
Jay Quentin Lewis
RE: Lewis Family
My wife and I live in Wentzville Mo
Moved here from Kirksville Mo before
That,grew and farmed with my Dad on what was
Charlie Lewis's farm near Downing Mo
your wife's great Uncle.
One of the Lewis clan from Indiana
came to my Dads (Hobart Quentin)
Funeral and mentioned a annual Lewis Family
Reunion I am assuming the descendants
Of David Lewis, do you or your wife know if they
Still have this ?

Added by Jay Quentin Lewis on May 19, 2016 7:00 PM
Jay Quentin Lewis
Lewis Family
Hi David

I am the son of Hobart Quentin Lewis
Grandson of Homer Hobart Lewis
Great Grandson of Charlie Lewis
Great Great Grandson of David Lewis

Just wanted to say thanks for your time
For the pictures and History of David Lewis
And Family, what info I had was sketchy
And mostly inaccurate.

Thanks again

Jay Quentin Lewis

Added by Jay Quentin Lewis on May 19, 2016 9:28 AM
Dan G.
Ellis Alexander Medlock # 50932416
Dear Rev. Sims,

I have submitted some suggestions for the Memorial of Ellis Alexander Medlock #50932416 via the drop down suggestions, both for the order of the photos and in the biography section.

We found a cenotaph in the yard of an old home in Bedford, Indiana for him and I have taken the liberty to download it to the memorial.

You have done some very nice work on your memorials for Find A Grave. Thank you for your consideration.

Dan G.
Added by Dan G. on May 15, 2016 10:45 PM
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