Dr. JJ Sims was an Evangelist in Europe, Canada, and America, one of the founders of "The Church of the Open Door" in Los Angeles, California.
He was the fourth child of English immigrants Edwin and Mary Sims. In 1873 he married Elizabeth Keeler Ure in Brantford, Ontario. They had a son, Raphael Ebenezer, in 1874. After Elizabeth's death, he married Keturah A. Howell in 1880.
↑ "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNM-9QL : 11 March 2018), George P Ure in entry for John James Sims and Elizabeth Keiler Ure, 23 Jul 1873; citing registration , Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,862,700.
↑ "Ontario Births, 1869-1912," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNL2-SLW : 16 July 2017), John James Sims in entry for Raphael Ebenezer Sims, 07 Dec 1874; citing Birth, Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,046.
↑ "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMJQ-1FX : 11 March 2018), John James Sims and Keturah A Howell, 27 Jul 1880; citing registration , Oakland, Brant, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,869,506.
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