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
1894–1955
Odessa Irene "Dessa" Nix
1902–1978
Lorene Brown
1918–2011
William T. Brown
1919–2002
Emma Jean Brown
1921–2005
Olene Brown
1922–
Zodie Brown Ferrari
1924–2009
Sebra Brown
1925–1999
Hayward Buck Brown
1927–2013
James Brown
1928–
Robert Edward Brown
1930–2011
Regina Brown
1932–2014
Paul Webster Brown
1938–1968
Aubrey Nelson Brown
1939–1985

Spouse and Children

children

(12)

    Female1918–2011Female

    Male1919–2002Male

    Female1921–2005Female

    Olene Brown

    Female1922–Female

    Zodie Brown Ferrari

    Female1924–2009Female

+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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