Odessa Irene "Dessa" Nix

12 December 1902–August 1978 (Age 75)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Odessa Irene "Dessa"

Odessa Irene "Dessa" Nix was born on 12 December 1902, in Alabama, United States. She had at least 6 sons and 6 daughters with Ernest Clisby Brown. She lived in Rural, Clarke, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 18 West Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died in August 1978, in Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Clisby Brown
Odessa Irene "Dessa" Nix
Lorene Brown
William T. Brown
Emma Jean Brown
Olene Brown
Zodie Brown Ferrari
Sebra Brown
Hayward Buck Brown
James Brown
Robert Edward Brown
Regina Brown
Paul Webster Brown
Aubrey Nelson Brown

Spouse and Children






    Olene Brown


    Zodie Brown Ferrari


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 10

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas (German Nikolaus).2 Irish (County Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioceais ‘son of Nicholas’, which was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe .3 German (southern and Upper Rhine): from a nickname from Middle High German nickes(e), nixe ‘water sprite’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Odessa Brown in household of Ernest Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Odessa Brown in household of Ernest Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dessa Brown in household of Earnest Brown, "United States Census, 1920"

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