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Chris Mills
William Taylor Sim (1860-1928)
He does not show up on the Forest Lawn website, but if he were buried at Forest Lawn it would have to be the Glendale cemetery as it was the only one open in 1928. But if he died in Oakland he might not even be buried in Los Angeles, there are some mausoleums located in Oakland which were quite the rage back in the 1920s and 1930s, or he might be buried somewhere else in the San Francisco Bay area.
Added by Chris Mills on Jul 15, 2014 9:26 AM
Chris Mills
Sims in Los Angeles and Glendale, California
Hi Fiona,

According to Forest Lawn, William and Adelaide are both in Forest Lawn. Their remains were cremated and are in the same niche, Woodlands, Lot 0, Space 120. There is no Find A Grave memorial for Adelaide but as you found earlier there is one for William.

I confirmed with the cemetery office that they are there. My guess would be that they may have originally been interred at Grandview in Glendale (the other two memorials you found) but were later moved to Forest Lawn.

The people who are in charge of most of the Find A Grave memorials for Grand View are a group called Grand View Volunteers. I would check with them and see if they have any way of telling if Adelaide and William are still there, or if they were moved. The records at Grand View are not in good shape, the cemetery was closed eight years ago and is only open for visits by relatives a couple of times a month. But the volunteer group does have access to some of the records so they may be able to find something out. But my gut instinct is that William and Adelaide are actually at Forest Lawn. You can put out a photo request for William's marker and either create a memorial for Adelaide or put a note on the photo request that Adelaide should also be there and they can get a marker photo for her as well.
Added by Chris Mills on Jul 15, 2014 9:23 AM

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