Sim Family of Scotland History


James Jr. (#4)

James Sim Jr. was born born February 10, 1864 in Moray, Duffus, Scotland.  He moved with his parents to Clydebank, Scotland around 1871.  In 1890, he came again with his parents to the United States.  At this time he would have been 26 and was probably working in a shipyard, as he was listed as a fitter during the 1890s. 

He is listed as living as a border with his parents in Bay City, Michigan, all during the 1890s.  His occupation was always listed as a fitter. 

The Bay City Directory for 1900 lists James Jr. as having remove to Bath, Maine.  This is also a shipbuilding area.  While he may have gone to Bath, he is listed as living with his family at 2522 Gordon Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This is the same neighborhood as Duncan was already living in, the Kensingston part of Philadelphia.  He occupation is Shipfitter. 

Listed with the family in Philadelphia is a Mary, she is listed as a daughter-in-law of James Sr.  Because he name is below that of James Jr., she is probably his wife.  Her name also appears on a list from Bay City, Michigan, and her age is almost the same as James Jr.

There is no other record of James Jr.

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