Marvin Layafette Nix

30 December 1910–26 November 2003 (Age 92)
Sherman, Texas, United States

The Life of Marvin Layafette

When Marvin Layafette Nix was born on 30 December 1910, in Sherman, Texas, United States, his father, James Oscar Nix, was 25 and his mother, Memphis Adell Scroggins, was 21. He married Barbara Emilia Moore on 2 April 1931, in Warren, Indiana, United States. He lived in Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 26 November 2003, in Port Angeles, Clallam, Washington, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Kent, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marvin Layafette Nix
Barbara Emilia Moore
Marriage: 2 April 1931

Spouse and Children

2 April 1931
Warren, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Memphis Adell Scroggins




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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 4

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Marvin Nix, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marvin Nix in household of James O Nix, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marvin L Nix in entry for Robert John Welch and Marsha Lou Nix, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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