|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1847|
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 1914|
Samuel Brady Nixon, (Grandfather of Richard M. Nixon) was born on October 9, 1847 in Smith Township, Washington County, Pa. and died in Vinton County, Ohio on April 28, 1914, at 66. He held occupations as a teacher, mailman, part-time farmer and produce seller. April 10, 1873, when Samuel Brady was 25, he first married Sarah Ann Wadsworth, in Hocking, Fairfield County, Ohio who was born on October 15, 1852 in Hocking. Sarah Ann died in Vinton, Ohio on January 18, 1886, she was but 33. She had been a teacher. Cause of death: Tuberculosis.
(McArthur) Republican Tribune, April 30, 1914.
Word was received here Wednesday of the death of Samuel Nixon at his home in Swan township Wednesday morning. The deceased has been in poor health for sometime and his death was not unexpected. The funeral arrangements had not been made as we go to press.
Obituary, McArthur Democrat Enquirer. May 13, 1914.
Samuel Brady Nixon
Samuel Brady Nixon was born in Pennsylvania October 9, 1847; died April 28, 1914 at his home near Creola, O., aged 66 years, 6 months and nineteen days. He was married twice. His first wife, Sally Wadsworth, preceding him to the great beyond 29 years ago. To this union five children, three sons and two daughters were born. Irene, the oldest, died 13 years ago. In 1886 he was married to Lutheria Wyman. To this union one son was born. The widow and children, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and a number of grandchildren, with many relatives and friends mourn his death. Early in his youth he was converted, confessed Christ and joined the congrgation of the U. B. church at Mt. Zion, where he remained a faithful and active member for several years, later transfering his membership to the Pleasant Valley U. B. church. For many years he was a class leader and superintendent of the Pleasant Valley church and Sunday school. He was a man of kind disposition, a loving heart and an example of upright living. He was a faithful and affectionate husband, a kind and loving father. Those that knew him best loved him most. During the long interval of his affliction during many times of which he suffered such pain as few of us know, no word of complaint ever passes his lips. He bore his affliction with fortitude and bravery. Among his last words when asked about his great perspiration, he said, "This is nothing compared to what our great Savior suffered. He sweat great drops of blood." On an occasion a few days before his death he realized that the end was
near. Speaking of a son, Frank, living in California, and who had started home, he said: "If I am gone when Frank comes tell him to live right and meet me in heaven." The funeral was held from the Pleasant Valley U. B. church, Friday, May first, interment being made in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The funeral was the first ever conducted in the Pleasant Valley U. B. church. Rev. J. C. McLaughlin, of Logan, a former pastor of the church, officiated, assisted by Rev. J. S. Turben, the present pastor.
Hugh Henry Nixon (1892 - 1965)*
h/o Luthera Nixon b. Oct. 18, 1863
Note: Samuel was the Grandfather of President Richard M. Nixon
Mount Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery
Mount Pleasant (Vinton County)
Created by: Rob Schrader
Record added: Mar 05, 2009
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