William "Bill" Dale Sims was born on 30 JUN 1941 in Moweaqua, Shelby, Illinois. As of today, 17 OCT 2017, Bill and his wife have lived the last 40 some years in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.
He was, and still is, married to Marguerite Marie Kulhavy on 17 AUG 1963 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico. They moved a short time later to Dallas, Texas.
They have three (3) children: Brenda Marie Sims born in 1964 in Dallas, Texas, Gregory John Sims born in 1967 in Irving, Texas, and Jeffery Dale Sims born in 1972 in Austin, Texas.
So far, they have five (5) grandchildren and two (2) great grandchildren. All the family members live in Sioux Falls at this time, except daughter, Brenda, who lives near Lilliwaup, Washington.
Bill began working on family history in 2013. At that time he inherited the several years of the family work that is mother had completed. So he had a great head-start.
He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution with three (3) ancestors ... William Humphrey, John VerTrees and Augustine Sims. These follow the bloodline of three (3) of his four (4) grandparents. He would like to find one to complete one for each grandparent. He has identified about 11 more ancestors who he believes fought in the war and maybe some day he will apply for approval by the SAR for the additional Patriots.
Bill and his daughter, Brenda, are members of The Mayflower Society as an ancestor of Richard Warren.
While in Texas Bill was Director of the Computer center at the University of Dallas. He also taught and guest lectured on computer science and business related courses at UofD, SMU, TCU, Univ of Texas and St. Edwards University.
Since he didn't have a PhD, pay was not all that great. So, he left the academic world to join the private sector. At retirement in 1996 he was a senior executive in a large insurance company and on the Board of Directors of several others.
He is new to WikiTree as of this date of 15 OCT 2017. Another member, Alan Sims, told him about the mission and workings of this tool.
However, it is only his 3rd day as a member. He is a firm believer in sharing. Hopefully he can add some information for other and hopefully learn more from others.
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Bill is 25 degrees from Charlotte Brontë, 17 degrees from Louisa May Alcott, 35 degrees from Victoria Benedictsson, 23 degrees from Rosalind Nield, 23 degrees from Elizabeth Gaskell, 30 degrees from Amy de Leeuw, 20 degrees from Harriet Arbuthnot, 21 degrees from Aurore Dupin de Francueil, 26 degrees from Isabella Crawford and 19 degrees from Barry Smith on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.