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Looking for relatives of Otha E. SIMS (1922-1943), died in Sicily, bur. Killeen

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Looking for relatives of Otha E. SIMS (1922-1943), died in Sicily, bur. Killeen

Posted: 1471740387000
Classification: Query
Surnames: SIMS, SPURLING, BRUTON, McLENDON, GRAVES
There was a story on national news about a lady in Belton who found a bag of letters from World War II, and she wants to give them to relatives of the people who wrote and received the letters. There was a newspaper clipping in one of the letters about Otha E. Sims who was killed in action.

I think that Otha E. Sims in the obituary could be the same person as Otha E. Sims who died in Sicily. On findagrave his birthdate is given as January 1, 1922, and his death date as September 17, 1943. The cemetery is listed as Killeeen City Cemetery at Killeen in Bell Co. TX. He is listed in Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 as Otha E. Sims, birth date January 1, 1922 and death date September 17, 1943, Killeen City Cemetery in Killeen, Texas. According to data of mwwelch at sbcglobal (dot) net (Welch-Houston Genealogy), Otha was a son of Jesse Preston Sims (1888-1958) who married Minnie Mae Spurling and Doris Jane Bruton (1886-1973). Otha was a son of Doris Jane Bruton Sims. Doris died at Belton and was buried at Killeen City Semstery. According to her death certificate, she was a son of William Barton Bruton and Nancy McLendon, and she lived at Nolanville in Bell Co. TX (and died at Belton on April 25, 1973). According to her death certificate, she was Dora not Doris. She was born on May 1, 1886. Her SS # was 459-92-4906. Jesse Preston Sims (1888-1958) was born on August 7, 1888 in Bell Co. TX, and he died at Nolanville in Bell Co. TX on May 31, 1958. Jesse had a twin sister Amanda Ann Sims. Jesse was a son of Benjamin Franklin Sims (1861-1925) who married Melissa Jane Graves (1865-1926) in 1884. These data come from Mike Welch at Welch-Houston Webpage (mwwelch at sbcglobal (dot) net).
Where are his relatives? A lady in Belton wants to give you a treasure-trove of letters from World War II era.
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