Amos Leonard Nix Sr

10 July 1914–5 May 1982 (Age 67)
Apache, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Amos Leonard

When Amos Leonard Nix Sr was born on 10 July 1914, in Apache, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Thomas Berry Nix, was 21 and his mother, Blanche Nixon, was 20. He married Ruby Irene Copeland about 1935. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Fairfax, Osage, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 5 May 1982, in Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sunny Lane Cemetery, Del City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Leonard Nix Sr
1914–1982
Ruby Irene Copeland
1917–
Marriage: about 1935
Delores Nix
1936–
Barbara Irene Nix
1938–1983
Carol June Nix
1939–2014

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1935
children

(3)

    Delores Nix

    Female1936–Female

    Barbara Irene Nix

    Female1938–1983Female

    Female1939–2014Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1893–1984Male

    Blanche Nixon

    Female1894–1953Female

siblings

(6)

    Lorine Nix

    Female1913–Female

    Male1914–1982Male

    Lawrence Berry Nix

    Male1916–1991Male

    George Leo Nix

    Male1919–1977Male

    La Velva Colleen Nix

    Female1921–1998Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 3

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1932

Age 18

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lenard Nix, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leonard Nix in household of Beny T Nix, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lenord Nix, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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