Earl Rockwood Nixon

12 April 1895–26 July 1985 (Age 90)
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

The Life of Earl Rockwood

When Earl Rockwood Nixon was born on 12 April 1895, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, his father, Thomas Alanson Nixon, was 33 and his mother, Emma Jane Catmull, was 26. He married Jane Ellen Spencer on 2 June 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States in 1930 and Iona Election Precinct, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 26 July 1985, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Iona Cemetery, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl Rockwood Nixon
Jane Ellen Spencer
Marriage: 2 June 1926
Maurice Nixon
Elray S Nixon

Spouse and Children

2 June 1926
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    Maurice Nixon


    Elray S Nixon


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Idaho Falls incorporates

Age 5

After the name change to attract farmers, the newly named city of Idaho Falls is recognized by the Federal government.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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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Sources (3)

  • Earl Rockwod Nixon, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Earl R Nixon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Nixon in household of Thomas A Nixon, "United States Census, 1920"

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