|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1878|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 1957|
Obituary dated Dec. 9, 1957; NINA NELSON BIDDIX, FIRST WHITE CHILD BORN IN LEADVILLE, DIES:
Mrs. Nina A. Biddix, 79, of 625 Woodlawn avenue died at her home early Monday morning. She had been ill for several months and serious most of the time.
A former school teacher, Mrs. Biddix was born in Leadville on February 14, 1878. She was the first w child born in that community and a copy of her birth certificate was found in the cornerstone of the old Lake county court house when it was razed recently.
Mrs. Biddix, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nelson, moved with her parents to Ilse when a young girl and was educated in the Canon City schools. She taught school at Texas Creek and Cottonwood prior to her marriage to F. Willard Biddix on June 12, 1899. They were married at the Nelson home in Garden Park, where the family moved from Ilse route.
RANCHED IN GARDEN PARK:
Mr. and Mrs. Biddix resided at Cripple Creek where he mined for six or seven years after their marriage then returned to Canon City, their home since. They ranched in Garden Park until 1937 when they moved to East Canon.
Mr. Biddix died on February 21, 1945, and Mrs. Biddix had made, her home with a daughter, Mrs. Amy Toothaker, since. A daughter, Easter Mildred, died in 1903 at the of one and two brothers, Robert A. and Oscar Milton Nelson, preceded Mrs. Biddix in death
Survivors include five children, Mrs. Frances Saindon of Leadville, Miss Bertha Biddix of Canon City, Andrew Biddix of Leadville, Mrs. Fay Copper and Mrs. Amy Toothaker, both of Canon City. There are 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Two brothers, Walter Nelson, of Canon City and Bert Nelson of Wheat Ridge,' also survive.
Services will be held from the Wilson drawing room Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. The casket will not be opened at the services.
Andrew Nelson (1850 - 1899)
Sarah Martha Shepherd Nelson (1854 - 1931)
Francis Willard Biddix (1869 - 1945)
Robert Andy Biddix (1909 - 1960)*
Note: DATE IS BURIAL DATE, NOT ACTUAL DATE OF DEATH. Lakeside Cemetery Register courtesy of Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History, P. O. Box 1460, Canon City, CO 81215-1460 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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