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
Ruby Irene Copeland
Marriage: about 1935
Delores Nix
Barbara Irene Nix
Carol June Nix

Spouse and Children

about 1935


    Delores Nix


    Barbara Irene Nix



Parents and Siblings


    Blanche Nixon




    Lorine Nix



    Lawrence Berry Nix


    George Leo Nix


    La Velva Colleen Nix


+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.

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.

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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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