Edward F. Simms
Edward Francis Simms (March 5, 1871 – December 6, 1938) was an American lawyer, oil industrialist, and owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses about whom a Houston Post obituary said his career was "a saga of American accomplishment."
|Born||March 5, 1871|
Paris, Kentucky, US
|Died||December 6, 1938 (aged 67)|
Baltimore, Maryland, US
|Resting place||Glenwood Cemetery (Houston, Texas)|
Cenotaph: Paris Cemetery, Paris, Kentucky
|Alma mater||Yale University,|
University of Virginia School of Law
|Occupation||Lawyer, oil industrialist, racehorse owner & breeder|
|Board member of||Simms Oil Company, Xalapa Farm|
|Spouse(s)||Lillie Lee Weir|
A graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law, at the turn of the 20th Century Simms went to Texas where he made a fortune in oil exploration in the Sour Lake area. In 1915 he returned to Kentucky where he bought out his brother William's share in Xalapa Farm near Paris, Kentucky, a property they had inherited from their father. Edward Simms would become a successful breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses.
- "Simms Funeral Rites Today". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1938-12-08. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
- "Edward Francis Simms, B.A. 1891" (PDF). Yale University Obituary Record, pages 79-80. 1938-12-06. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- "BUCKNER/SIMMS/ALEXANDER/WEIR". Bourbon County, Kentucky Newspaper Articles. 1952-09-03. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
- "E. F. Simms Passes Away". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1938-12-07. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
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