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A. Glen Nixon

A. GLEN NIXON
b. about 1905, Jay County, Indiana
d. 26 Jun 1985, Portland, Jay County, Indiana
bur. Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana

m.
Marceil N. McKinley
b. 22 Jan 1905, to Robert Clem and Armeda (Alexander) McKinley

Children with Marceil N. McKinley:

  • Wanda married Alva Eley
  • Betty Lou (d. bef 1985)
  • Richard Dale (b. 1932) married Norma Jean Somers
  • Thomas E. (b. abt 1937) married Jeannette Louise Loy

Glen was a Jay County native and a farmer. He also worked for the Jay County Highway Department at one time. In addition to his wife, two sons and one daughter, a brother, Cleatus Nixon, and a sister, Mary (Mrs. Dale) Pensinger, survived him. He was a member of Portland Moose Lodge for 45 years. His obituary appeared in The Muncie (Indiana) Star on 28 June 1985.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me.com

Thomas Franklin Alexander and Mary Ann Courtney

Thomas Franklin Alexander
b. 19 October 1850, New Pittsburg, Randolph, Indiana, to Thomas and Lucinda (Harshman) Alexander
d. 25 October 1915, Portland, Jay, Indiana
bur. New Pittsburg Cemetery, New Pittsburg, Randolph, Indiana

m. 4 September 1873, Randolph County, Indiana
Mary Ann Courtney
b. 22 November 1849, Switzerland County, Indiana
d. 20 December 1903, Jackson Twp., Jay, Indiana
bur. New Pittsburg Cemetery, New Pittsburg, Randolph, Indiana

Thomas Alexander and Mary Ann Courtney gravestone

Thomas Alexander and Mary Ann Courtney gravestone

Children of Thomas Franklin and Mary Ann (Courtney) Alexander:

  • Norman (1874-1933) married (1) Anna J. Hinkley. (2) Katie McClish
  • Carman (1876-1944) married Diora Delltieu Vincent
  • Clarence (1879-1975) married (1) Blanche Bash, (2) Anna Jennetta Imel
  • Arthur (1883-1953) married Eva Bisel
  • Armeda (1885-1913) married Robert Clem McKinley
  • Olive (1887-1973) married (1) Dallas Ray Richison, (2) J. Frank Hodge

Thomas appears to have spent his entire life in Jay and Randolph counties. He was a farmer and had pictures taken of he and Mary Ann with their first grandchild about 1901 or 1902 by a photographer in Portland. Another picture taken at the same time includes all of his children. Each of the pictures were passed down through different branches of the family and only recently have the present owners of the two pictures learned of the existence of the second picture.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me com