Simeon L. “Sim” Barinds

Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas, USA
Death 23 Nov 1927 (aged 73–74)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 117445232 · View Source
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His obituary states that he was 71 years old. His death certificate says 81 years old. The 1860 and 1870 census records indicate that he was born in 1853 which means he was about 75 years old at the time of his death.

(from The Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas, November 25, 1927)


(Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 25 – Sim L. Barinds, first correspondent of the Associated Press in Memphis who risked his life in order to obtain accurate reports of the yellow fever epidemic here in 1878, died Wednesday night at the age of 71.

During the scourge he worked tirelessly, and thousands of residents who fled depended on him for information about friends and relatives left behind, as well as the progress of the epidemic which took more than 5000 lives. He had covered many other big stories in his long career.


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