- Birth Date
- 4 March 1822
- Death Date
- 23 October 1865
The Sims family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Jacob Gates Company in 1853. The family included George and Caroline HIlliker, and their children Emma Maria Hilliker and Julia Hester.
At the end of a mission to England, George traveled home with the William S. S. Willes Company in 1865. He died en route by drowning in the Platte River.
His surname is spelled "Simms" on the missionary register.
- Age at Departure: 31
- Head of Household
- Died en Route
- Age at Departure: 43
- Returning Missionary
- "A Good Man Gone--A Deserving Family Destitute," Semi-Weekly Telegraph, 2 Nov. 1865, 3.
- "Accidentally Drowned," Deseret News, 2 November 1865, 29.
- Christopher Arthur Emigrating Company journal, 1853 February-October.
- "Deaths," Salt Lake Telegram , 6 Apr. 1936, 18.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "Immigration Lists," Deseret News, 20 September 1865, 402-403.
- Jacob Gates Company report, 1853 September 11.
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger A, p. 99.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- "The Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 13 Sep. 1865, 397.
- Thompson, Annie Maria Kershaw, "History of Annie Maria Kershaw Thompson," in Danny Jessop and Marla W. Jessop, comps., Joseph Frederick Thompson Ancestry , 38.
- W. S. Willes letter to Brigham Young, 8 September 1865.