Sims, Peter Harvey

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Sims, Peter Harvey

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1844-1920

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Peter Harvey Sims was born May 18, 1844 in Hawkesville, Wellesley Township to the Rev. James Sims and Janet Harvey Robertson. P.H. Sims married Jemima Cook on May 18, 1869 and together they had two children, Harvey J. Sims, born December 25, 1871 and Rella May Sims, born January 11, 1877. An enterprising and energetic person, he would turn himself to any opportunity to get ahead. He became a school teacher, then went in to insurance, eventually founding the Mercantile Fire Insurance Co in Waterloo, Ontario. He was to find himself supporting those of his family who did not flourish in Canada, including his parents James and Janet Sims and his sister Janet McQueen. By the time P.H. Sims died on November 20, 1920 he was vice-president of the Dominion Life Assurance Co.

He and Jemima had two children, Harvey James Sims and Rella May Stewart.

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Sims, James ([ca. 1812]-1880)

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Sims, James

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Sims, Peter Harvey

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1844-1980

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Sims, Jemima (1845-1921)

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Sims, Jemima

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Sims, Peter Harvey

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1869-1920

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Created JSB September 2019

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