HILLCREST CEMETERY OBITUARIES
Utica Township, Clark County,
Starkey Rush <firstname.lastname@example.org> has provided the following information
on her ancestor:
William Montgomery Sims,
who was born Oct 1823 in Columbiana, OH and died 1910 in Utica, Clark,
IN. He married Martha Washington Patterson, who was born Feb 1835
OH and died 1912 in Utica.
William M.Sims was in the Civil
War. His father was born in VA, mother in PA, other notes says father was
born in OH, mother in PA.
Martha's father was born in PA and
mother in NY. Her parents were Quakers.
has a picture of Wm & Martha and four of their 5 children, who were:
Would love to hear from others seeking
this family line!
Kate May Sims b.6 Sep 1858,
died 14 Apr 1887 Utica (complications of childbirth) She married John A.
Carnagey. Their son,
Drew Patterson Carnagey was born and died on
12 Apr 1887 Utica,Clark,IN.
Harry H. Sims was born 1860,
became an attorney. Harry married first Nettie Tyler b.9 Oct 1860
Utica, died 11 Nov 1889 Utica. (Their children were:
Harry then married Ida Skinner.
Eugene, Bruce, Raymond, Otis,
Highness (male), and Louise)
Edna b.17 May 1881 Utica, died
29 Aug 1884 Utica;
Charles C., b.22 Jun 1885 Utica,
died 28 Jun 1885;
Flora Kate, born 6 Mar 1887
Utica, died 31 Oct 1888.
The last child (gender unknown) was
born and died in 1889 along with its mother.)
Eva (also spelled Ava) Minta
born Jul 1862, married
John Thompson. Their children:
Clara May b.1892 Utica, married
an attorney named Jones.
Elnora born May 1893 Utica (according
to the 1900 census she was b.in KY),
Earl S. b.Jul 1894 Utica, Ray
P. b.1895 Utica (this child also listed on 1900 census as b.KY),
Charles John b.May 1897 Utica
(again listed on 1900 census asb.KY).
Charles John b.1864, became
an attorney. Married Flora (?), no children.
Willis Blanch b.11 Feb 1870
Utica,Clark,IN, died 15 Feb 1943 Utica. (Willis is my direct ancestor.)
He married Annie Laurie Herbert, born 2 Jan 1873 Utica, died 11
Sep 1922 Utica.
Annie was the daughter of James
Thomas Herbert and Sarah E. (James) Herbert. (Her name is also
listed in old family records as Anna Laura) Their children:
a. Charles Herbert Sims b.31
May 1892 Utica, died 3 May 1965 Cincinnati, Hamilton,OH. Married Katheryn
Ellen Schneider b.25 Oct 1893 Evansville,Vanderburgh,IN, died 29 Jun
1966 Cincinnati. (daughter of William E. Schneider and Jennette Fitzsimmons)
b. Lena Lucille Sims b.28
Jul 1893 Utica, died 7 Jul 1981 Indianapolis, Marion, IN. Married Clark
J. Willey b.23 Mar 1886 Seymour, Jackson,IN, died 6 Nov 1957 Seymour, Jackson,IN.
(son of James A. and Adie (Kysar) Willey)
c. Annie Walton Sims (my
grama) b. 20 Sep 1894 Utica, died 3 Dec 1974 Sebastian,Indian River, FL.
Married Willard Raymond Starkey b.29 Dec 1890 Clermont, Marion,IN, died
23 Jun 1964 Rochester,Fulton,IN. Annie & "Wid" had 4 children:
1) Willard who was born and died
in 1921 in Indianapolis
2) Geraldine b.23 Aug 1924
3) Russell Elsworth b.30 Aug 1927
Indianapolis, died Dec 1983
4) Victor Earl (my dad) b.23 Jul
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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