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Bernard Harry Pixley
Birth: Jul. 20, 1896
Mason City
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1980
Hemet
Riverside County
California, USA

Bernard Harry Pixley was born July 20, 1896, in Irwin, Iowa, the tenth of 12 children born to Winfield & Julia (Irwin) Pixley. The family moved to Minnesota, but Bernard came back to Iowa. He married Mildred Helen Buck in 1922 and they settled in Mason City.

He and Helen were the parents of three children. Mildred became ill, and in 1929 the family moved to Southern California in an attempt to improve her health. Sadly, she died there in 1930, and the young widower and his children moved back to Mason City.

On April 30, 1932, Bernard eloped with "the widow lady down the street", Mrs. Doris Buchanan. Doris had also experienced great loss, losing her husband, son, and brother within months of each other in 1929. A year after marrying, Bernard and Doris had another child, and the Pixley family was now complete.

In 1936 the Pixleys moved back to Southern California, this time settling in Alhambra. In 1965 he and Doris moved to their retirement home in Hemet, Califoria. Bernard died there on September 18, 1980 of a heart attack. 
 
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 Parents:
  Winfield Scott Pixley (1849 - 1928)
  Julia Irwin Pixley (1856 - 1933)
 
 Spouses:
  Mildred Helen Buck Pixley (1903 - 1930)
  Doris Audrey Dearmin Pixley (1905 - 2003)*
 
 Children:
  Shirley Jean Pixley Bonham (1923 - 2001)*
  Bernard Winfield Pixley (1927 - 2014)*
  Dorothy Ann Pixley Phillips (1933 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Grace Georgia Pixley (1879 - 1883)*
  Nellie Blanche Pixley (1883 - 1883)*
  W. S. Pixley (1884 - 1884)*
  Delmar Irwin Pixley (1887 - 1900)*
  Maude Mary Pixley (1889 - 1971)*
  Cora Elizabeth Pixley Buck (1891 - 1955)*
  Guy Martin Pixley (1893 - 1947)*
  Orrin Lee Pixley (1895 - 1956)*
  Bernard Harry Pixley (1896 - 1980)
  Faye Emerson Pixley (1898 - 1976)*
  Eri Cecile Pixley (1899 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
 
Created by: Jeannie
Record added: Feb 25, 2009
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Bernard Harry Pixley
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