Mixsonian

 THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY

51 JOHN LESLIE MIXSON, WILLIAM THOMAS MIXSON (36), WILLIAM CICERO MIXSON (25), WILLIAM MIXSON (22), ELIJAH MIXON, JR. (20), ELIJAH MIXON (9), GEORGE MIXON (4), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

John Leslie Mixson, son of William Thomas and Coral Fuller Mixson, was b. in Coffee County, AL, April 2, 1897, d. Dec 1, 1988. A country banker (retired June 30, 1965) with 45 years' service, last 18 years of which was with Bank of Dadeville, AL, as Executive Vice President and a Director. He was Custodian Tallapoosa County School Funds, 1950-1965; Custodian Coffee County School Funds, 1926-28. Listed in some previous editions of "Who's Who in the South and Southwest." Graduate of Henry County High School at Headland, 1916, attended Emory College, 1917 -18, U, of AL, 1919. With U. S. Navy in World War I.

On April 23, 1928, he m. Anne Grace Swanson, b. Feb. 22, 1902, d. Nov 1993, dau, of Herschel V. Swanson (named for a great uncle, Herschel V. Johnson, one time governor of Georgia, U.S. Senator, and a vice-presidential candidate in 1860), and his wife, Emma DeFee, descendant of a French Huguenot family who had first settled in South Carolina, later moving to Union Springs. Mrs. Mixson retired as a classroom teacher after 33 years service in the public schools of Alabama in 1965, and is a graduate of Troy State University. John did extensive research into the Mixon-Mixson genealogy, writing three volumes.

.  Listed in “Sons of the American Revolution”, SAR Membership #91711  Both bur. Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Sylacuga, Talladega County, AL.

Census:

1930 Thorsby, Chilton, AL, age 32, wife A Grace-28, children: Grace S-9mo

1940 Clayton, Barbour, AL, age 42, wife Grace-37, children: Grace Swanson-10, Dwight-9

Other Records:                

1965 National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, No. 91711

Their children:

53 Grace Mixson - b. July 3, 1929, Union Springs, AL, d. Nov 17, 1984  (A.B., Huntingdon, M.A., Emory, 1952), m. Jun 26, 1957 to Jessie Dewitt Burkhead, Jr. of Opelika, AL, b. Sep 17, 1927, d. Jan 19, 2006.  Home, Columbus, GA  and they live in Columbus, Ga., where they are members of the First Presbyterian Church. Grace is an active member of the "Women of the Church" (was its treasurer, 1972-1974). Was named Church Historian for 1970-1972. A volunteer worker for the American Cancer Society, Columbus Unit, is a member of it's Board of Directors and has been Regional Auditor since 1970. In 1964 she was named the "Volunteer of the Year. " She is a member of the Springer Opera House Guild, 1971-1972, is co-chairman of the box Office committee.They have no children, but are sponsoring a young girl, June Karen Sanders, at Presbyterian Children's Home, Clinton, SC

*54 Dwight Leslie Mixson - b. Sept. 22, 1930, d. Dec 15, 2012

52 DWIGHT LYMAN MIXSON, WILLIAM THOMAS MIXSON (36), WILLIAM CICERO MIXSON (25), WILLIAM MIXSON (22), ELIJAH MIXON, JR. (20), ELIJAH MIXON (9), GEORGE MIXON (4), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

Dwight Layman Mixson, son of William Thomas and Coral Fuller Mixson, was b. in Coffee County, AL, May 30, 1899,  d. 1973, bur. Serenity Gardens, Milton, FL . (B.B.A., U. of AL, 1923), d. Dec 1, 1973. He has made a career with Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., retiring May 30, 1964 at the Birmingham, AL office. He had served as Local Manager for the company at Opelika, Decatur, AL, and at Tuscaloosa.

At the age of 13, he went to Kirbyville, Texas and lived a year with his uncle, Charles A. Mixson and wife, being legally adopted by them while there. On Nov. 28, 1930, he m. Katherine Killibrew, b. 1908, d. 1982, bur. Serenity Gardens, Milton, FL , dau. of William B. and Maude Edwards Killibrew, a well known southeast Alabama family who had moved to Port Arthur, Texas from Enterprise, Alabama, at New Orleans, LA 

Census:

1920 Elba, Coffee, AL, age 20 at his sister’s home Pauline Hawkins and husband Clarance Hawkins-34

1930 Montgomery, Montgomery, AL. age 30, lodger at the home of Mary Riley

1940 Opelika, Lee, AL, age 40, wife Katherine-31, children: Charles-8

Their children:

Mrs. Mixson is a college graduate and is a classroom teacher in the Birmingham City School System. Their children:

*55 Charles Andrew Mixson - b. Nov. 24, 1931

54 DWIGHT LESLIE MIXSON, JOHN LESLIE MIXSON (51), WILLIAM THOMAS MIXSON (36), WILLIAM CICERO MIXSON (25), WILLIAM MIXSON (22), ELIJAH MIXON, JR. (20), ELIJAH MIXON (9), GEORGE MIXON (4), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

Dwight Leslie Mixson, son of John L. and Grace Swanson Mixson was b. at Union Springs, AL, Sept. 22, 1930, d. Dec 15, 2012. (B.S., Bus. Adm., Auburn, 1952. Married Ruth Elizabeth McAllister, dau. of William Arthur and Ethel Holcombe McAllister of Montgomery, AL, Jan. 24, 1954. He was the store manager for Sears at Sylacauga, Alabama, since March 1969, was ordained to the deaconship of the First Baptist Church at the Sunday Evening Worship Service, January 2, 1972. Dwight is the son of John L. & Grace S. Mixson of Dadeville, Alabama, and is a recent past president of Sylacauga's Exchange Club. He is listed in the 1971 edition of "Community Leaders of America.  Both bur. Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Sylacuga, Talladega County, AL.  Children:

5905 Dwight Leslie Mixson, Jr. - b. Jan. 18, 1957 at Montgomery, AL

5906 William Daniel Mixson - b. April 28, 1964 at Huntsville, AL


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