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George W. Nix and Rebecca Elizabeth Capps

George W. Nix and Rebecca Elizabeth Capps

Posted: 1330617083000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nix, Capps
Looking for information about George W. Nix, born 29 Jul 1860 in Long Branch, Panola Co., Texas, and his wife, Rebecca Elizabeth Capps, born 13 Apr 1868 in Mississippi. I believe they had five children, all born in Oklahoma: Loran Everette, Arthur Clyde, May, Vera Irene, and Esther M. The family moved to Exeter, Tulare Co., California, sometime between 1910 and 1920. George W. Nix died on 21 Dec 1924 and Rebecca E. Capps Nix died on 7 Jun 1949. They are both buried in the Exeter District Cemetery, Tulare Co. I would appreciate connecting with anyone who has information about this family.

Re: George W. Nix and Rebecca Elizabeth Capps

Posted: 1334972453000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nix, Hammer, Halterman
I'm not related to this family but I found quite a bit about them.

In 1900 George and family was living in Altus, Greer, Oklahoma.
Geroge Nix, b. TX July 1860, marr 14 yrs, farmer.
Rebecca, wife, b. MS April 1868, had given birth to five children but only three alive in 1900.
Everett, son, b. OK July 1889.
Arther, b. OK Oct 1891.
May, b. OK May 1895.

In 1910 the family was living in Grady, Curry, New Mexico.
George W. Nix, b. TX, 49, marr 23 yrs, farmer.
Rebecca E., wife, b. MS, 42, had given birth to eight but only five children alive in 1910.
Mattie M., b. TX, 15.
Vera I., b. OK, 8.
Maggie E., b. OK, 6.

In 1920 the family was living in Exeter, Tulare, CA.
George W. Nix, b. TX, 59, farm laborer.
Rebecca E., wife, b. MS, 51, packer packing house.
Everett L., b. OK, 30, single, laborer.
Arthur C., b. OK, 28 single.
Vera I., b. OK, 18, single.
Esta M., b. OK, 16.

In 1920 Arthur and Loran Everett were living in Execter with the Awbrey family.
Arthur C. Nix, boarder, b. OK, 25, single, laborer fruit farm.
Loran Everett, brother, broard, b. OK, 30, single, laborer fruit farm.

I also found the Dudgeon Family Tree, trees.ancestry.com/tree/14130454/person/18677247217 which contains your Nix and Capps families. Most larger libraries provide access to Ancestry. I thought you might want to collaborate with the owner.

George Washington Nix
Born: 29 July 1860
Died: 21 Dec 1924, Exeter Tulare, California
Source: findagrave.com

The Tulare County Library, http://tularecountylibrary.org/obituaryrequests.html will provide copies of obituaries for $3 paid in advance.

Rebecca Elizabeth Capps Nix
Born: 13 April 1868
Died: 7 June 1949, Exeter, Tulare, CA
Source: findagrave.com

Rebecca Elizabeth Nix
Born: 13 April 1868, MS
Died: 7 June 1949, Tulare Co.
Mother's Maiden Name: Cox
Father: Capps
Source: California Death Index 1940-97.

I also found the Ray Family Tree, trees.ancestry.com/tree/7223562/person/-187058587 which contains your Nix family.

Loran E. Nix
Residence: as of June 5, 1917, Exeter, Tulare, CA
Born: Altas, Oklahoma; 7 July 1889
Occupation: Farmer self-employed
Marital Status: single
He claimed exemption from World War I because the farm was dependent upon him.
Source: World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-18.

In 1930 Loran and family were living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Loran Nix, b. OK, 40, street construction laborer.
Elva, wife, b. MO, 32.
Ladeen, son, b. CA, 7.
Fonnilla, dau, b. CA, 6.

Loren E. Nix
Born: abt. 1890, OK
Description: 5'10", read & write=yes, Protestant
Current Occupation: Fireman, Los Angeles
Spouse: Mrs. Elva Nix, 4307 W. Rose Hill, Los Angeles
Enlisted: May 2, 1918, Lindsay, CA
Pvt Company E, 31st Infantry
Discharged Oct 22, 1919 @ Presidio San Francisco
Admitted to Home for Disabled Soldiers @ Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA April 2, 1926, discharged March, 1927
Disability when admitted: Tbc Pul Chr tub. adv. 2 External hemorrhoids
Cause: ETS
Re-admitted: P. B. Nov 22, 1928; discharged March 22, 1929
Re-admitted: P. B. July 25, 1929
Died: Sept. 11. 1930, cause: Pul. TB
Source: U. S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 1866-1938.

Finding an obituary in Los Angeles, Los Angeles is VERY difficult because of the number of newspapers. The Los Angeles County Library, www.colapublib.org/contactus/ will search for an obituary.

I wonder how his family made out after his death? The 1940 U. S. California Census has been released and will be indexed in a couple of months. I'd look his wife up then.

I also found the Keller Family Tree, tress.ancestry.com/tree/3122983/person/12546769166 which also contains your Nix family.

Arthur Clyde Nix
Residence: on June 12, 1917 Agatha Farms, Merced Co., CA
Born: Altus, OK; 11 Oct 1892
Occupation: farm laborer for Miller & Lux, Agatha Farms
Marital Status: single
Source: World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-18.

In 1930 Arthur and family were living in Exeter, Tulare, CA.
Arthur C. Nix, b. OK, 37, baker bakery.
Henrietta C., wife, b. TX, 29.
Donald E., b. CA, 10.

Arthur C. Nix
Born: 11 Oct 1891, OK
Died: 22 Sept. 1949, Alameda Co., CA
Source: California Death Index 1940-97.

Arthur Clyde Nix
Born: 11 Oct 1891
Died: 22 Sept 1949
Buried: Exeter, Tulare, CA

On his tombstone: Pvt 4 Spruce Squadron, WWI

If Arthur was living in Alameda when he died, there are a couple of volunteers for obituaries at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obitl/volca.html
Choose ONLY ONE at a time.

I also found the Kaseman Meidinger Family Tree, trees.ancestry.com/tree/17120732/person/5004829326 which contains pictures of Mattie May Nix and husband.

Sometime before 1920 May married Benjamin Halterman.

In 1920 May and Benjamin were living in Tulare, Tulare, CA.
Benjamin T. Halterman, b. VA, 28, house carpenter.
Diana N. Halterman, mother, b. WV, 58, widow.
May, wife, b. TX, 27.
Rosa Bayes, sister, divorced, b. VA, 30, servant working out.

In 1930 May and family were living in Redwood City, San Mateo, CA.
Ben C. Halterman, b. VA, 39, laborer odd jobs.
May N., wife, b. TX, 38, ironer laundry.
Helen, dau, b. CA, 12.
Diana Halterman, mother, b. VA, 71, widow.

Mattie May Halterman
Born: 15 May 1894, TX
Died: 2 Oct 1979, Tulare Co., CA.
Source: California Death Index 1940-97.

Sometime before 1930 Vera married Arthur Hammer.

In 1930 Vera and family were living in Redwood City, San Mateo, CA.
Arthur R. Hammer, b. IL, 36, oiler cement plant.
Vera I., wife, b. OK, 28.
James R., b. CA, 6.
Theodore A., b. CA, 3 6/12ths.
Dororthy A., b. CA 6/12ths.

Vera Irene Hammer
Born: 23 Sept. 1901, OK
Died: 15 July 1980, Santa Clara Co.
Mother's Maiden Name: Capps
Father: Nix
Source: California Death Index 1940-97.

For an obituary you can access the Silicon Valley Library System Reference Center web site http://obit.systemref.org . A fee is charged.

Contact the Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society, scchgs.org/main/service.html and click on Research on the left-hand side.

One of those family tree showed that Esta died Oct 1979 in Porterville but no husband was listed. Successful Searching!

Re: George W. Nix and Rebecca Elizabeth Capps

Posted: 1334972830000
Classification: Query
I sent you a message via the Ancestry system off list in regard to findings of the other 'person.

Re: George W. Nix and Rebecca Elizabeth Capps

Posted: 1335067256000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nix, Capps
Hi, Judy,
Thank you for all of this information. You have been very helpful. I will follow up on a number of leads that you have given me.
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