|Death: ||Apr. 22, 1904|
Brighton Ensign, May 13, 1904, On friday night, April 22nd, 1904, at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Albert Smith, there passed away one of the oldest residents of Brighton, in the person of Henry Nix.
The subject of this sketch was born in the Village of Brighton, on Nov. 22nd, 1819, when that village was in it primitive state, consisting of a few scattered buildings. He was the eldest of a family of four children , namely: Henry, Geore, John and Almira Nix; the last three named having departed this life many years ago. As a boy Henry Nix learned the trade of a Blacksmith, in Consecon, and afterwards returned to Brighton township and Village where he worked at his trade. He was also a contractor; and for nearly twenty years acted as Constable of the Village of Brighton.
In the year 1840 he married Harriet Ann Wells, daughter of Jesse and Azaba Wells. A family of ten children was the issue, their names being: Mary Eliza, (deceased), Edwin Walter, Albert, Jesse Wells, Marriet Clarinda, Emma Amelia, Olcott Henry, Frederick Hastings (deceased), and William Escuit Norman. During life Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nix were members of the Methodist Church. Their wedded life extended through a period of fifty-five years, and then his beloved wife in the year 1895, was called away home, at the age of seventy-five.
It is safe to say that Henry Nix was the oldest man living who was born and who died in the Township of Brighton. He may well be classed as one of the Pioneers, who by their strength and industry cleared the wildwoods and reared the buidings that gave to Canada the appearance of civilization.
We believe he has gone to his great reward in peace and happiness. His watchword at the last was "Pray Often".
Harriet Ann Wells Nix (1819 - 1895)
Jesse Wells Nix (1846 - 1928)*
Hilton United Church Memorial Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 18, 2009
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