Mixsonian

 THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY

"In October of 1969, when Brother Mixson attended the Supreme Council session, he could look back at a lifetime of benefit to his fellow man. He looked forward, also, to a continued service when suddenly he lost the center vision of both eyes. Virtual blindness seemed the reward for his dedication. n despair Brother Mixson sought relief in prayer. Soon a new, spiritual light began. He realized that his misfortune was slight when compared to his many benefits. From depression and anguish come a new vision of truth which stirred Brother Mixson to write a poem reaffirming his faith in God and men. One stanza of this poem eloquently expresses his gratitude for his second "Blessed Sight."

"The sudden loss of vision,

all will decry,

Still life is worth living,

none will deny.

With this loss of sight,

I'm beginning to see

The many things that Our. Lord

expects of me. "

 

801 SAMUEL MCKINSTRY MIXSON, SAMUEL M. MIXSON (741), ARCHIBALD K. MIXSON (709), JOHN C. MIXSON (706), JOHN C. MIXSON (700), JOHN MIXSON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)  

Samuel McKinstry Mixson, son of Samuel and Laura Etta Douglas Mixson, was b. Nov 9, 1890, d. Apr 18, 1975, m. Mary Norman Towson, Sep 3, 1919, b. 1895, d. 1963.  Both bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, FL.

Census:

1930 Gainesville, Alachua, FL, age 39, wife Mary-37, niece: Ann R Towson-11

1940 Gainesville, Alachua, FL, age 48, wife Mary T-43, niece Ann M Towson-21

1945 Precinct 4, Alachua, FL, FL State Census, Sam M Mixon-54

804 EDWIN SELBY MIXSON, SAMUEL M. MIXSON (741), ARCHIBALD K. MIXSON (709), JOHN C. MIXSON (706), JOHN C. MIXSON (700), JOHN MIXSON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

Edwin Selby Mixson, son of Samuel and Laura Etta Douglas Mixson, was b. at Gainesville, FL, Sept. 3, 1899, d. May 29, 1974. On June 13, 1925, he m. in New York City, Marguerite Florence McLaughlin - b. April 27, 1899, d. May 11, 1994, dau. of John Joseph and Jane Agnes Carroll McLaughlin. Both bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, FL.

Census: 1930 Manhattan, New York, FL, age 30, wife Marguerite F-30, Children: Karl J-3, Florence M-1 Dorthy Jane-3mo

Children:

*888 Karl James Mixson - b. Oct. 22, 1926

*889 Florence Marguerite Mixson - b. June 28, 1928, m. Emmett Francis Glynn, Oct. 16, 1948

*890 Dorothy Jane Mixson - b. May 27, 1929, m. Hugh Francis Murray, April 23, 1949

806 RUFUS WALTER MIXSON, SAMUEL M. MIXSON (741), ARCHIBALD K. MIXSON (709), JOHN C. MIXON (706), JOHN C. MIXSON (700), JOHN MIXSON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

Rufus Walter Mixson, son of Samuel M. and Laura Etta Douglas Mixson, was b. at Gainesville, FL, Mar. 18, 1902, d. Nov. 24, 1991, bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, FL . On Jan. 2, 1922, he m. Helen Alice Douglas - b. Aug. 31, 1904, dau. of Francis Walter and Helen Ferguson Douglas, in New York. , divorced 1938.

Census: 1930 Bronx, Bronx, NY, age 29, wife Helen-25, children: Aida-7, sister in law Etta Douglas-22

Their children:

*891 Aida Ruth Mixson - b. Jan. 31, 1923, at Passaic, N.J., m. John E. Skinner

Rufus m. (2) Laura. S., b. Oct. 30, 1906, d. ____, , bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, FL

809 WILLIAM JOYCE MIXSON, WILLIAM HENRY MIXSON (747), JAMES JOYCE MIXSON (711), JOHN C. MIXSON (706), JOHN C. MIXSON (700), JOHN MIXSON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

William Joyce Mixson, son of William Henry and Laura Virginia Johnson Mixson, was b. at Micanopy, FL, Jan. 22, 1870, d. Nov. 28, 1956, bur. Rockwell Cemetery, Dunnellon, FL . On April 12, 1905, he m. Anna Martin, b. Feb 9, 1873, d. Dec 31, 1956.  Both bur. Dunnellon Memorial Gardens, Dunnellon, Marion County,FL.

Census:

1900 Ocala, Marion, FL, age 40, living with him is his mother Laura-55 and brothers Thomas H-26, Annie M-20

1920 Dunnellon, Marion, FL, age49, wife Anna M-45, children: Margaret V-13

1930 Dunnellon, Marion, FL, age 60, wife Anna-56, children: Margaret-23

Children:

16736 Margaret Virginia Mixson – b. Jan 14, 1906, d. Aug 23, 1989, m. Lea Eugene Gramling (see #10931)


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