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William Philip  Simms

William Philip Simms

Male 1880 - 1957  (76 years)

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  • Name William Philip Simms  [1
    Born 28 Aug 1880  Grantville, Coweta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Journalist 
    Residence 1920  Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 18 Jan 1957  Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Died. William Philip Simms, 75, longtime (1920-50) sartorially elegant foreign editor for Scripps-Howard newspapers, who began patrolling Europe for the United Press in 1909, frequently while wearing a Homburg, carrying gloves and a stick, campaigned through both world wars and the years between them (too old at 62 to get credentials to cover the Normandy invasion, he bummed his way across the Channel, covered it anyway); in his sleep; in Washington, D.C. Time magazine, January 28, 1957.
    Person ID I1171  Dickinson
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2009 

    Father Benjamin Thomas Simms,   b. 8 Aug 1817, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1886, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Putnam Dickinson,   b. 07 Nov 1836, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1929, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1854  Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F0145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Blanche Marie Grand,   b. 8 Dec 1883, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Oct 1908  Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Newnan Herald and Advertiser, Friday, 20 November 1908.

      NEWNAN BOY MARRIED IN CINCINNATTI

      The many Newnan friends of Mr. Phil Simms will be pleased and interested to learn that he was happily married in Cincinnatti a few days ago, his bride being Miss Marie LaGrande of that city. They have gone to Paris, France on a wedding trip and will spend a year traveling in Europe. Mr. Simms is a brother of R. E. Simms of this city and attended school a few years ago. He afterwards took a course in the State School of Technology and also took the law course at the University of Georgia. After leaving college he engaged in newspaper work in Atlanta, being on the staff of The Journal for two or three years. He then went to Cincinnatti and secured a position with the Cincinnatti Post as dramatic editor and it is understood that during his stay in Europe he will continue his connection with this paper as foreign correspondent. He is a bright young man and his career since leaving Newnan has been followed with interest by the friends of his boyhood days.
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F0664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1880 - Grantville, Coweta, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Washington, District of Columbia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jan 1957 - Washington, District of Columbia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Simms, William Philip
    Simms, William Philip

    Documents
    Simms, William Phillip
    Simms, William Phillip
    1916 advertisement for Tuxedo Tobacco.

    Histories
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  • Sources 
    1. [S094861] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data - Passport Applications, 1795-1905; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1372, 694 rolls); General Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Passport Applications, January 2, 1906-March 31, 1925; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1490, 2740 rolls); General Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Registers and Indexes for Passport Applications, 1810-1906; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1371, rolls 1-3, 13); General Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Emergency Passport Applications (Passports Issued Abroad), 1877-1907; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1834, 56 rolls); General Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    2. [S013317] 1920 U.S. Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, ED , roll , page , image 364.

    3. [S057118] Biography and Genealogy Master Index, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Gale Research Company. Biography and Genealogy Master Index. Detroit, MI, USA: Gale Research Company, 2005.

    4. [S100034] Coweta County Chronicles for One Hundred Years, Mary Gibson Jones and Lilly Reynolds, (Atlanta, Georgia: Stein Printing Co., 1928), 768.