Biography of W. N. Simms
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

W. N. Simms, proprietor of the Simms Motor Sales Company, and agent for the Chrysler automobile, is among the enterprising and successful young business men of East Liverpool. He was born here May 23, 1893, and is the son of S. W. and Anna (Prosser) Simms.

S. W. Simms, a native of East Liverpool, is the son of Nathaniel Simms, a Civil War veteran and pioneer citizen of Columbiana County. S. W. Simms has spent his entire life in East Liverpool and has always been interested in the furniture business, now being associated with the Frank Crook Company. Mr. and Mrs. Simms have two children: Mary Aletha, married Will S. Goodwin, lives in East Liverpool; and W. N., the subject of this sketch.

W. N. Simms was educated in the public schools of East Liverpool and Longmont, Cola, living at the latter place several years with his grandparents. He also attended the University of Colorado and later engaged in the automobile business at Longmont. In 1912 he returned to East Liverpool and was connected with the local Ford agency until 1920, at which time he became agent for the Maxwell and Chalmers automobiles. Since 1925 he has been the Chrysler dealer. Mr. Simms has built up a large trade and has one of the leading business enterprises in the community. His well equipped garage has a storage capacity of 50 cars.

On Sept. 8, 1914, Mr. Simms was married to Miss Lena May McDevitt, of Lisbon, Ohio, the daughter of R. G. McDevitt. To Mr. and Mrs. Simms the following children have been born: Wallace Richard; W. N. Jr., died at the age of four years; Ruby Rebecca and Jack.

Mr. Simms is identified with the Columbiana County Motor Club and the National Automobile Dealers Association. He is a member of the First Christian Church.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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