Arlean Sophronia Nixon

11 May 1909–23 August 2000 (Age 91)
Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Arlean Sophronia

When Arlean Sophronia Nixon was born on 11 May 1909, in Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States, her father, Oliver Simeon Nixon, was 28 and her mother, Fronia Margaret Wills, was 20. She married Dean Albert Hawes on 4 February 1929, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States. She lived in Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Taylor Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 23 August 2000, in Fort Morgan, Morgan, Colorado, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Harris Grove Cemetery, Beebeetown, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Dean Albert Hawes
Arlean Sophronia Nixon
Marriage: 4 February 1929

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4 February 1929
Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 4

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 25

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Nik(k)e, a short form of Nicholas .2 French: variant of a contracted form of Nickesson, a pet form of Nick, from Nicolas .

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

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  • Rilean S Nixon in household of Oliver S Nixon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arlene Hawes in household of Dean Hawes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arlene Hawes in household of Dean Hawes, "United States Census, 1940"

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