George SIM > John Wm SIM > James SIM
BIRTH - James Sim was born May 12, 1818 in Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland. William George Sim had always said William was James' middle name. Bill said he was the fourth Sim to have William in his name. We have been unable to find James Sim until the time he is with Elizabeth Gruer.
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OCCUPATION - 1871 and 1881 Canadian Census reports list James as a laborer. His 1902 Register of Death states he was a farmer.
FAMILY - No records have been found of his actual marriage, date or place. Many documents list his wife as Elizabeth Gruer. He was the stepfather of Jessie Coglan Gruer Sim. James was the father of Isabella, Mary, Sarah, Margaret, Emma, Willie, Jemima and John. Read more about their children here. James' brother, William Sim, was married to his wife's twin, Mary Ann Gruer. We also found a George Sim, who was married to his wife's sister, Isabella Stewart Gruer. We do not know if George is James' brother or a cousin due to a 30-year age difference.
James, Elizabeth and their daughter, Isabella, immigrated from Scotland to Canada in 1855.
CANADA CENSUS REPORTS
186l Age 43 Percy, Northumberland, ON Religion FC (Free Church or
1871 Age 52 Cramahe, E. Northumberland, ON Religion Presbyterian
1881 Age 62 Colborne, Northumberland East, ON Religion E. Methodist
1891 Family not found
1901 Age 83 E. Northumberland, ON Religion Presbyterian
James is living with his daughter and son-in-law, Sarah & Edward Cox.
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DEATH - James Sim died from general debility on Friday, June 27, 1902 at the home of his son, John Sim, who lived at 138 Summit Street, Batavia, NY. He was 84-years old. His death transcript states his parents were Edward Sim and Mary Gala. No information has been found on his parents. He was buried in the Salem Cemetery, Cramahe, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.
Obituaries from the Sim Scrapbook
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SIM is included in Clan Fraser and more clan information is available on-line:
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