Charles H. Sims Roosevelt County, New Mexico

Charles H. Sims, who is engaged in merchandising in Elida, New Mexico, where he has resided since January, 1904, erected the first mercantile store in this place and has since continued in the conduct of the business. He is a native of South Carolina and lived in Texas before coming to New Mexico. On his removal to this County he took up a homestead and is carrying on ranching. He has also engaged in the banking business. The Elida Savings Bank commenced business May 28, 1906 officered by J. P. Stone, president; L. T. Lester, vice-president, and Mr. Sims, cashier. Many new towns have been established in New Mexico with the advent of the railroads, and are attracting to the various centers men of enterprise, ability and executive force, who, recognizing their opportunity, are developing towns along modern lines of progress and advancement.

Of this class Mr. Sims is a representative and his enterprise is one of the strong and forceful elements in the growth of Elida.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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