Person:Clarence Nix (1)

Clarence Jennings Nix
m. 9 Feb 1882
  1. William Henry Nix1882 - 1964
  2. Roxie Maye NIX1884 - Abt 1903
  3. James Oscar NIX1886 - 1966
  4. Forney Lee NIX1888 - 1888
  5. Emmet Dwight Nix1889 - 1963
  6. Effie Maud NIX1891 - 1970
  7. Clarence Jennings Nix1896 - 1959
  8. Lois Freeman NIX1899 - 1920
  9. Fred Eugene NIX1901 - 1995
  10. John Merriel NIX1904 - 1904
  11. Walter Ray Nix1905 - 1972
  1. Lowery Euke NIXAbt 1915 - 1989
  2. Corbin NIXAft 1920 - 2000
  3. Leotus NixAft 1920 -
Facts and Events
Name Clarence Jennings Nix
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 Aug 1896 Leonard, Fannin, Texas, United States
Marriage to Lilliam Carter
Marriage to Vesta Viola GATLIN
Death[1] 17 Jan 1959 Eldorado, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States
Burial[1] Eldorado, Jackson, Oklahoma, United StatesEldorado Cemetery

SSDI Records as of 11 Dec 2000. SSN 559-07-4335, DoB listed as 14 Nov 1890. Name listed as Clarence Nix. Must consider the possibility that there were two Clareances Nix died in Texas in 1959, one in Feb and one in Mar. This SSDI may be for the OTHER Clarence!

7. Clarence Jennings Nix (Uncle Tank) was born Aug. 18, 1896 in Texas. Married Lillian Carter (they had to put her away in an institution because of her mind). They had 4 boys. Lowery, Merle, Corbin (died 2000 in El Paso), and Leotus (died as a young boy) Clarence died in Jan. 1959. He was married to his 2nd wife, Viola V. Born 1901 who at this time to believe is still alive in OK. Clarence is buried in the Eldorado Cemetery, Eldorado Jackson County, OK. We have visited and taken pictures of this gravesite.

X-From_: Tue Dec 25 17:33:31 2001 From: Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 18:33:24 EST Subject: Re: Nix Family To:

Today I was checking out the information on Clarence Jennings Nix on Roots Web and found your information. �

I do research on the people who rest in the Eldorado Cemetery in Eldorado, Jackson Co, OK. �I have some additions which you might be interested in and also some differences. �Use what you want.

Clarence Jennings Nix died 17 Feb 1959. �He was born in Leonard, TX. �His second wife was Vesta Viola Gatlin (her second marriage). �She was born 1 Feb 1901 and died 25 Nov 1979 in Chillicothe, Hardeman Co, TX. �They are both buried in Eldorado.

I was quite surprised to find that Sarah Elizabeth Freeman Nix is also buried in Eldorado. �I show from the gravestone that her birthdate is 18 Mar 1866.

For Fred Eugene Nix I have the birthdate as 16 February 1901, from his obituary and that he was born in Floyd, TX.

I had not found the name of Clarence Nix's first wife, so thanks for that. �Also I did not have the children of Miles & Sarah correct. �One which I had and you didn't was William Oliver Nix. �However, since you had a William Henry I decided my William Oliver was in the wrong family.

Thanks for your help.

Marianne Dial Deadmon

By the way, it might interest you to know that Clarence Nix was one of the local bootleggers. �Someone told me that just recently. �A friend of mine was lucky enough to have two uncles (one each side of his family) who were bootleggers. �When someone told me about one of them, they said don't you remember he always wore an overcoat - even in the summer? �I did remember that but had no reason to suspect that he carried his inventory there. �

Clarence Jennings Nix: Born: 18 AUG 1890, Texas. s. Lillian Carter: 1. Lowery Nix: Born: Private. 2. Merle Nix: Born: Private. 3. Corbin Nix: Born: Private. 4. Leatus Nix: Born: Private.

1920 census Records; page 16 of 29 Hartman County, Texas Nix , Clarence J �View Image Online

� Age: 24 Year: 1920

� Birthplace: Texas Roll: T625_1810

� Race: White Page: 8A

� State: Texas ED: 121

� County: Hardeman Image: 1053

� Township: Chillicothe

1920 Federal Census, Texas, Hartman County, image

Nix, Clarence J., Head, R, W, M, 24, M, yes, yes, Texas, Al, Al, yes, Farmer, General Farm,

     , Lillian, Wife , F, W, 25?, M, yes, yes, Ill, Kt, Kt, 
     , Lowery, Son, M, W, 5, S, Texas, Texas, Ill, 
     , Merle, Son, M, W, 2-11/12, S, Texas, Texas, Ill, 

They had 4 boys. Lowery, Merle, Corbin (died 2000 in El Paso), and Leotus (died as a young boy) Clarence died in Jan. 1959. He was married to his 2nd wife, Viola V. Born 1901 who at this time to believe is still alive in OK.

1900 U.S. Census � Texas � Hunt � All Townships ��ED# 127 1900 Feeral Census, Texas, Hunt County, Justice Precinde #3. 14th day of june 1900, pg 703B, sheet 13, image 26 of 33 at, 1900 U.S. Census � Texas � Hunt � All Townships ��ED# 127

Residence #217, family #224 Nix, Miles, Head, W, M, July 1865, 34, M, 19Al, SC, SC, Farmer,

     , Lizzie E., Wife, W, F, July 1886, 34, M, 19, 8, 7, AL, GA, GA, 
     , William H. son, W, M, Nov, 1882, 17, S, Al, Al, Al, At, School
     , Roxy M. daughter, W, F, Oct, 1884, 15, S, Al, Al, Al, blank,
     , Oscar, son, W, M, Mar, 1887, 13 S, Al, Al, Al, at school, 
     , Emit D., son, W, M, July, 1889, 11, S, Al, Al, Al, at school, 
     , Efffie M., daughter, Aug1891, 8, S, Al, Al, Al, 
     , Clarence, J. , son, W, M, aug 1896 3, S Texas, Al, Al, 
     , Lois F., daughter, W, F, Feb 1899, 1, S, Texas, Al, Al, 

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record about Clarence Jemings Nix Name: Clarence Jemings Nix City: Not Stated County: Hardeman State: Texas Birthplace: Texas;United States of America Birth Date: 18 Aug 1896 Roll: 1953522 DraftBoard: 0


Clarence Jennings Nix age 21 Chillicothe Texas Aug 18 1896 Leonard Texas USA Self Lilliam Nix, (wife) signature not readable

eyes Brown, hair Black no injury june 5 1918

Clarence Jennings Nix 18 Aug 1896 Caucasian Goreland or Leonard Texas Hardeman Texas� I cannot find him listed in the table but his file is in the records

Clarence Jennings was the forth of four sons of Miles Jennings and Sarah Elizabeth Freeman to be registered in the WW I draft, and another grandson of Jennings Nix and his second wife Temperance (Tempy) Poole Ellison. He was born Leonard, Fannin County, after his family reached Texas. Leonard is located North of Floyd just across the Hunt County line. Clarence married Lillian Carter, and they had four sons; Lowery, Merle, Corbin, and Leotus. It is possible that some or all of these may be living. The research on this family is not complete. But then genealogy is never complete, is it? Family history gives him credit for providing the bootleg whiskey for the locals but I have no proof. That's proof as in source data, not the kind in a mason jar. Clarence reported his age as 21 when he reported on 18 Aug. 1896 to the draft board. And he was married to Lillian Carter, the mother to be of four sons; Lowery, Merle, Corbin, and Leotus who died as a child. He did not list any children on his 5 June 1918 card, but it appears that at least one son Lowery, and maybe also Merle was born by that time. Clarence died in 1959 and is buried in the cemetery at Eldorado, Jackson County, Oklahoma. Also his mother Sarah Elizabeth Freeman is buried there. She died in 1953. His father Miles died in 1922 and is buried at the Goodnight cemetery in Goodnight, Armstrong County, very near where they first stopped at Floyd, Hunt County, Texas. I do not understand the Oklahoma connection, more research is required.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Clarence Jennings Nix, in Find A Grave.