Benjamin Eugene Nix

12 January 1912–12 January 1988 (Age 76)
Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, United States

The Life of Benjamin Eugene

When Benjamin Eugene Nix was born on 12 January 1912, in Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, United States, his father, Edward Vernon Nix, was 45 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Back, was 39. He married Ina Pearl Johnson on 19 November 1930, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. He lived in Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Portland City Election Precinct 392, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 12 January 1988, in St. Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Rainier, Columbia, Oregon, United States.

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Benjamin Eugene Nix
Ina Pearl Johnson
Marriage: 19 November 1930

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19 November 1930
Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 4

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Ben Nix, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bennie E Nix in household of Elmaxwell V Nix, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nix, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"

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