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Maj Durward Marion “Dag” Sims

Maj Durward Marion “Dag” Sims

Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death 14 Dec 1997 (aged 73)
Belvedere, Marin County, California, USA
Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot CA-17, K-18
Military MAJ, US ARMY
Memorial ID 1183121 · View Source
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Durward Marion Sims, was the only known child of James Marion Sims and Vida Maurine Sylvester.

Durward was my uncle "Dag". He married Elizabeth Jane Caldwell on 22 Dec 1948 in Oklahoma City, OK. I think my mom told me that at their wedding, when I was 5, I was the ring bearer. You know, the kid that walked down the aisle carrying the ring and wishing it was over. I remember when I was a kid that aunt Jane and uncle Dag lived in Germany for a while, and White Plains NM and Hot Springs AR. We spent Christmas with them at Hot Springs in 1955. I remember seeing them at family functions in maybe San Antonio where son Randy was born.

Dag and Jane apparently parted ways at sometime at least after about 1955. I know nothing about Dag's second wife.

Dag and Jane had 4 children. Three boys and one daughter. One son is deceased as on this narrative. 25 Jun 2015, in Peach Springs, Arizona.

Durward Marion Sims' mother was Vida Sylvester, daughter of Josie Stowe, who married first, Fred Sylvester on 17 Jun 1891. Her second marriage was to Alfred W. Clark about 1906. Her marriage to Alfred W. Clark was apparently the source of the middle name of son Randolph Clark Sims.

Notes by Tom M. Short II, Aug 2015


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  • Maintained by: Tom M. Short II
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 26 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1183121
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Durward Marion “Dag” Sims (4 Nov 1924–14 Dec 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1183121, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Tom M. Short II (contributor 47260142) .