Mixsonian

 THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY

123 PERRY NIX MIXSON, JOSEPH ISAIAH MIXSON (40), 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)

Perry Nix Mixson, merchant of Buna, Texas, son of Joseph I. and Lorena McKinnon Mixson, was b. at Buna, Texas, Jun. 3, 1902, d. Dec, 10, 1986 in Quang Binh, Vietnam, bur. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA . Always interested in education, the "Nix Mixson School" at Buna was named in his honor. In 1923, he m. Ruby Lee Cobb, b. Feb. 19, 1913, d. Jan. 29, 1999, bur. Antioch Cemetery, Buna, TX . Their children:

128 Joseph Gary Mixson - b. Mar. 17, 1934, d. Dec. 10, 1966, bur Antioch Cemetery , Buna, TX , Buna, TX, m. Betty Pedigo in 1954. A graduate of VMI, majoring in military science, he chose the Marine Corps for a career, held the rank of Major, was sent to Vietnam, Dec. 1, 1966, d. Dec. 10, 1966 from a mortar shell explosion, bur. Arlington National Cemetery. Children:

129 Joseph Mark Mixson - b. Feb. 15, 1957

5943 Perry Nicholas Mixson - b. May 12, 1958

131 Leslie Clarice Mixson - b. April 15, 1960

132 John Christopher Mixson - b. Sept. 9, 1955

133 Lee Anna Mixson - b. May 24, 1967

134 Moselle Mixson - b. 1935 (B.S., TCU, 1957), m. Dr. Ross Staffel. Children:

5944 Edward Ross Staffel, Jr. - b. June 6, 1952

5955 Scott Mixson Staffel - b. Oct. 5, 1965

135 Charles Morris Mixson - b. May 25, 1939, Buna, TX, d. Jun. 15, 1979, bur. Antioch Cemetery, Buna, TX , m. Dianne McHugh. Children:

136 Lori Lee Mixson - b. Sept. 18, 1964

124 WILLIAM WARD MIXSON, JOSEPH ISAIAH MIXSON (40), 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)

William Ward Mixson, son of Joseph I. and Lorena McKinnon Mixson, was b, at Buna, TX, b. Mar 3, 1905, d. Dec 31, 1991. (B.B.A., U. of AL, 1926). On Sept. 15, 1958, m. Irene Newton Stripling. No children.

125 JAMES KEITH MIXSON, JOSEPH ISAIAH MIXSON (40), 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)

James Keith Mixson, son of Joseph I. and Lorena McKinnon Mixson, was b. Oct. 26. 1908 at Buna, TX, d. Dec 31, 1992. B.A. U. of Texas. B. Mus., Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (1933). M. Mus. . U. of Mich. (1946), Phi Beta Kappa. Professor of Theory of Practice at Texas Christian University. He was a participant in

Folk Songs from the Kentucky Highlands (Copyrighted)

Collected by Josiah Combs

With Piano Accompaniments by Keith Mixson. G. Schirmer. Inc., New York (1939)

The foregoing was Set I of Schirmer's American Folk Song Series.

On June 16. 1954. Mr. Mixson married Linda Reimers at Fort Worth. Texas, dau. of Charles Dietrich and Ray Saunders Reimers of New York City. where Mrs. Mixson was born . Oct. 11, 1926, d. May. 22, 2005 . She holds B. Mus. degree from U. of Texas (1949) and M. Mus. degree from TCU (1951), where she is instructor in Music History and Literature. No children.


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