Thomas Nix

20 May 1827–18 September 1915 (Age 88)
Dowsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Nix was born on 20 May 1827, in Dowsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Nix, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ann Love, was 25. He married Mary Holmes Banks on 13 November 1851, in Dowsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Truxton, Cortland, New York, United States in 1865. He died on 18 September 1915, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Nix
Mary Holmes Banks
Marriage: 13 November 1851
George Henry Nix
Emily Althera Nix
Thomas Holmes Nix
Mary Ann Nix
Sarah Elizabeth Nix
Lucy Jane Nix
James Nix
Margaret Matilda Nix
William Ernest Nix

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  • Marriage
    13 November 1851Dowsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 6
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 27
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

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

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

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    History of Thomas Nix

    History of Thomas Nix Source: Alice Davis Gollaher (granddaughter) When: Unknown HISTORY OF THOMAS NIX Researched by his daughter Alice Davis Gollaher My grandfather, Thomas Nix was born May 20, 1 …

    Sources (32)

    • Thomas Nix, "New York State Census, 1865"
    • Thomas in entry for Manlius Bull and Mary Nixon, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • Thomas Nix in entry for William Ernest Nix, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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