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George William Nixon

Posted: 958651200000
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Surnames: Nixon, Hart, Harmon, Johnson, Kenney, Stevens, Stephenson, Stringham, Jones, Robison
Rogers, Sadie. East Millard Pioneers, Death Notices, As Published in the Progress 1913-1937, p. 113:

The Millard County Progress, Friday, 14 Dec 1923:



George Wm. Nixon died at his residence in Holden, Millard County Dec. 5, 1923, at the age of 76 years.

George Wm. Nixon was the son of George Nixon and Frances Hart.

Born Sept. 26, 1847, Saint Louis, Mo. Came to Utah with his parents in 1853, with Vincent Schurtliff co.

The family located at Fillmore at which place his father died, when the deceased was nine years of age.

During his boyhood days he worked for Ansil P. Harmon and with his step-father, Richard Johnson. In the employ of Mr. Harmon he spent considerable time looking after church cattle. The industry which he later became very much interested and entirely successful in.

Oct. 24, 1868 he married Elizabeth Johnson and made their home at Holden. To this union nine children were born, three of which preceded him in death. The widow, the six children surviving all of Holden are: George William, Mrs. Ellen Kenney, Richard Stephen, Mrs. Francis Stevens, Carl, and Mrs. Flossie Stephenson; also one half-brother, Heber Johnson, and one half-sister, Mrs. Olive Stringham Jones of Bone, Idaho.

He served his home town and county in both civic and civil affairs. He assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah, making the trip as far as east as the Missouri River, driving four yoke of oxen when sixteen years old.

He was Constable two years, Sheriff four years, County Commissioner six years, President of Civil Government class out of which grew the Mutual Improvement Association, Director and President of Holden Co-op Store twenty years, Director and President of Holden Irrigation, Co. for a number of years. One of the founders of the State Bank of Millard County, acting as Vice President to Almon Robison and succeeded Mr. Robison as President.

To him is due considerable credit for the wonderful improvement in the live stock industry of Millard County. In short he was a Veteran Pioneer in respects, and held in high esteem by all who knew him. Being spoken of as "The Apostle Pay As You Go." And is cited as a man whose example would be well to emulate.
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