Biographical Sketches

SIMMS, Arthur Benjamin

SIMMS, Arthur Benjamin, bank cashier; b. Covington, Ga., Nov. 25, 1879; s. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. S.; ed. at Emory College, 1899; initiated by Georgia Epsilon, 1905; delegate to S. A. E. Nat’l convention, Nashville, 1898; cashier Fulton Nat’l bank. Address, Fulton Nat’l Bank, Atlanta, Ga.
Source: William Collin Levere, Who’s Who in S. A. E (1912), pages 215-215, digital images, Hathitrust Digital Images ( : accessed 9 May 2020).

SIMMS, Fern Sodestrom

SIMMS, Fern Sodestrom (Mrs. La Roy Simms), pianist, organist and vocalist, of Riverside, Cal.; born in Washington, Ia.; studied voice, theory and piano in Oberlin Conservatory; also piano with Thilo Becker and Olga Steeb; voice with Elizabeth Carrick and John Smallman. Organist in Riverside Calvary Pres. church, five years; First Cong. church, two years. Soprano soloist First Church of Christ, Scientist and Calvary Pres. church. Accompanist of Cantadores club and of Marcella Craft (in Calif.) Holds State Board of Education certificate and member State M. T. A. Specializes in concert accompaniment and singing. Address, 807 Rubidoux Drive, Riverside, Calif.
Source: W. Francis Gates, Who’s Who in Music in California (1920), page 123, digital images, Hathitrust Digital Library ( : accessed 9 May 2020).

SIMMS, Minor O.

MINOR O. SIMMS, manager of the grocery department of the Arizona Copper Company store, Clifton, Arizona, is the son of Frank and Mary L. Speer Simms, of Alabama, and was born in that state November 10, 1877. He was educated in the public schools, but has continued to improve his advantages in this particular by self education. Mr. Simms has been in Arizona and in the employ of the Arizona Copper Company store since June 15, 1900, when he began as clerk, and has been promoted in turn to warehouse clerk, shipping clerk, and then to his present position, which he has held during the past six years. He was married on February 1st, 1905, at Goldthwaite, Texas, to Miss Myrtle Ashley, and their home is in Clifton. Mr. Simms is a well known member of the B. P. O. E.
Source: Jo Connors, Who’s Who in Arizona (1913), page 442, digital images, Hathitrust Digital Library ( : accessed 9 May 2020).

SIMMS, Paris Marion

SIMMS, PARIS MARION: Minister, lecturer; b. Lawrenceburg, Tenn., May 1869; son A. F. and Martha Ann Simms; educ. Cumberland Univ.; DEGREES: A.B., B.D., Ph.D.; mar. Edna Earl Johnson, June, 1893; AUTHOR: What Must the Church Do to Be Saved? Presbyterian minister, Chautauqua lecturer for past 10 years, one lecture, “The Calf Path,” advocates community service church, fully equipped and open daily; mem. Internatl Lyceum Assn; CLUBS: Phi Kappa Alpha, Mason; HOME: 3815 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines, Ia.; OFFICE: 420 Valley National Bank Bldg, Des Moines, Ia.
Source: Who’s Who Among North American Authors (1921), pages 190-191, digital images, Hathitrust Digital Library ( : accessed 9 May 2020).

SIMMS, William A.

SIMMS, Rev. William A., dep. from Western Michigan; b. Sept. 5, 1892, Battle Creek, Mich. Educ. Bp. Feild Coll., S.T.B. 1918, S.T.M. 1929 W.T.S. Married. Ord. deac. June 17, 1917, priest Dec. 23, 1917. Rec. St. Thomas Ch., Battle Creek. Mem. Bp. and Council, chmn. dioc. bd. rel. edu.; mem. std. com., chief exam. chap., pres. clericus. Mem. Ho. of Dps. 1931, 1934. Home: 129 Capital Ave., Battle Creek, Mich.
Source: Clifford Phelps Morehouse, Who’s Who in the General Convention of the Episcopal Church (1934), page 78, digital images, Hathitrust Digital Library ( : accessed 9 May 2020).

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