James Ivan Nix

11 July 1905–12 November 1997 (Age 92)
Colorado, United States

The Life of James Ivan

James Ivan Nix was born on 11 July 1905, in Colorado, United States as the son of James J Nix and Caroline Collins. He married Esther M. Thoenges in 1926. He lived in Rio Linda, Sacramento, California, United States in 1920 and Lee Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. He died on 12 November 1997, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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James Ivan Nix
Esther M. Thoenges
Marriage: 1926

Spouse and Children


Parents and Siblings


    Caroline Collins




    Ida Nix


    Mary S Nix


    Edna Nix



    Ralph Francis Nix


World Events (8)

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 1

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 4

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.
1929 · Denver Airport opens

Age 24

On Oct 17 1929, Denver Municipal Airport opens. Later, in 1964, it would be renamed Stapleton International Airport. It would be replaced by Denver International Airport, 31 years later.

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)

  • James Nix in household of Jeamis J Nix, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James J Nix, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Ivan Nix, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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