Robert Linah Mims1,2,3

ID# 19185, (1883 - 1980)
FatherDavis R. Mims4 (May 1848 - )
MotherCatherine Wilks5 (abt 1860 - bt 1888 - 1900)

Key Events:

Birth: 17 Oct 1883, Logan Co., Arkansas6,7,8
Marriage: Bessie Webb, 14 Aug 1907, Yell Co., Arkansas9,10
Marriage: Dollie Lee, 27 Mar 1919, Lonoke Co., Arkansas11,12
Death: 2 Mar 198013,14
Burial: Mulberry Cemetery, England, Lonoke Co., Arkansas15

Spouse: Bessie Webb (23 Jan 1890 - 1 Aug 1917)
     Children:

  • Mildred Mims17 (abt Nov 1909 - )
  • Walter Harold Mims26 (12 Sep 1911 - 28 Jun 1972)

Spouse: Dollie Lee (20 Jul 1900 - 23 Feb 1977)
     Children:

Robert and Dollie's other four children may still be living.
  • John Clent Mims20,21,27 (27 Jan 1920 - 31 Jul 1992)
  • Rufus David Mims21,28 (8 Feb 1931 - 27 Feb 1992)
  • Huey Mims21,29 (21 Aug 1937 - 13 Aug 1997)
AncestryThe Linah Mims - Rebecca Davis Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Robert Linah Mims was born on 17 Oct 1883 in Logan Co., Arkansas.6,7,8
     His mother died between 1888 and 1900, when Robert was a child.16 He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Galley Rock Twp., Yell Co., Arkansas, in the household of his father, Davis R. Mims.4
     Robert married first Bessie Webb, daughter of Whittington Berry Webb and Eulalia W. Stockton, on 14 Aug 1907 in Yell Co., Arkansas, with Rev. W. H. Cloninger officiating.9,10
     Robert and Bessie appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Galley Rock Twp., Yell Co., Arkansas, enumerated 30 Apr 1910, reporting they were renting their farm. Their daughter Mildred was listed as living with them.17
     His wife died on 1 Aug 1917.18
     Robert registered for the draft for World War I on 12 Sep 1918, while living at England, Lonoke Co., Arkansas, reporting he was employed as a farmer.1
     Robert married second Dollie Lee, daughter of William Ruff Lee, on 27 Mar 1919 in Lonoke Co., Arkansas, with Rev. R. R. Moore officiating.11,12
     Robert and Dollie appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Boliver Twp., Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on Plum Bayou England Rd., enumerated 22 Jan 1920, reporting they were renting their farm. Her father was listed as living with them, identified as a lodger and shown as a farm laborer on a cotton farm, likely Robert's.19
     Robert and Dollie appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Indian Bayou Twp., Lonoke Co., Arkansas, enumerated 23 Apr 1930, reporting they were renting their farm but did own a radio. Their three children were listed as living with them, as was her father.20
     Robert and Dollie appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Railroad Twp., Chicot Co., Arkansas, on Webb-James Landing Rd., enumerated 13 Apr 1940, reporting they were renting their home for $4 per month, and had lived in the same house in 1935. Their seven children, including John, Rufus and Huey were listed as living with them.21
     Robert registered for the draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942, while living at Lake Village, Chicot Co., Arkansas, reporting he was self-employed.22
     He was a farmer, on a cotton farm in 1920.17,23,20,21
     Dollie died on 23 Feb 1977.24,25
     Robert died on 2 Mar 1980 at age 96.13,14 He was buried in Mulberry Cemetery, England, Lonoke Co., Arkansas.15

Citations

  1. [S5096] Robert Linah Mims, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S7573] R. L. Mims, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration, shows name as "R. L. (Initals only) Mims."
  3. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows name as Robert Mims.
  4. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  5. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows him as son of her husband, born after their marriage.
  6. [S7573] R. L. Mims, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration, shows date, county, and state.
  7. [S5096] Robert Linah Mims, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows date.
  8. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows month, year age 14, and state.
  9. [S7565] Marriages Records, Yell Co., Arkansas, H:541, R. L. Mims and Bessie Webb, 1907, shows date, county, and officiant.
  10. [S7570] Robert Mims household, 1910 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows married 2 years.
  11. [S7559] Marriages Records, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, 74:60, Robert L. Mimms and Dollie Lee, 1919, shows date, county, and officiant.
  12. [S7571] Robert L. Mims household, 1930 U.S. Census, Lonoke Co., Arkansas, shows married, with his first marriage at age 33 and hers at 18.
  13. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Robert Mims, Soc. Sec. No. 432-68-8631, shows month, year, and last residence as 71653 Lake Village, Chicot, Arkansas.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 47914872, Robert L Mims, shows date.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 47914872, Robert L Mims.
  16. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows her husband as widowed, and the youngest child as born in 1888, and her mother with no children living.
  17. [S7570] Robert Mims household, 1910 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  18. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 47914870, Bessie Mims, shows date.
  19. [S7574] Robert Mimms household, 1920 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.
  20. [S7571] Robert L. Mims household, 1930 U.S. Census, Lonoke Co., Arkansas.
  21. [S7572] Robert L. Mimms household, 1940 U.S. Census, Chicot Co., Arkansas.
  22. [S7573] R. L. Mims, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration.
  23. [S7574] Robert Mimms household, 1920 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, shows occupation as farmer, industry as cotton farm.
  24. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Dollie Mims, Soc. Sec. No. 432-60-8309, shows month, year, and last resdience as 71653 Lake Village, Chicot, Arkansas.
  25. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 47914871, Dollie Lee Mims, shows date.
  26. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for Walter Harold Mims, Soc. Sec. No. 263-74-0458.
  27. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for John Clent Mims, Soc. Sec. No. 378-14-6471.
  28. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for David Mims, Soc. Sec. No. 429-54-4806.
  29. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for Huey Mims, Soc. Sec. No. 430-66-1747.