Mixsonian

 THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY

843 CHARLES BEN MIXSON, JAMES D. MIXSON (766), CHARLES JONES MIXSON (713), JOHN C. MIXSON (706), JOHN C. MIXSON (700), JOHN MIXSON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

Charles Ben Mixson, son of James D. and Mary E. Reeves Mixson, was b. at Micanopy. FL, Aug. 15, 1891, d. May 4, 1965, bur. Flemington Baptist Church Cemetery, Flemington, FL . On Jan. 2, 1920, he m. Mabel Bell - b. May 30, 1898, d. 1980, bur. Flemington Baptist Church Cemetery , dau. of Claude Foy and Molly Bell of Bogue Sound, NC.

Census:

1930 Geiger, Marion, FL. age 38, wife Mabel-30, children: Charles-9, Clifford-6

1935 FL State Census,  Precinct 3, Marion, FL, age 43, wife Mable-37, children: Charley-14, Clifford-12

Their children:

920 Charles Claude Mixson - b. Nov. 29, 1920, d. July 15, 1939, bur. Flemington Baptist Church Cemetery, Flemington, FL

*921 Clifford Merton Mixson - b. Sept. 11, 1923, d. Aug. 25, 1996 , m. (1) Ann McFall, b. Feb. 27, 1928 m. (2) Myrtle Pertson

846 MAXEY MILES MIXSON, JAMES D. MIXSON (766), CHARLES JONES MIXSON (713), JOHN C. MIXSON (706), JOHN C. MIXSON (700), JOHN MIXSON IV (6;, JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

Maxey Miles Mixson, son of James Darlington and Mary E. Reeves Mixson, was b. in Marion County, FL, Sept. 1, 1898, d. Ju. 12, 1974, bur. Shiloh United Methodist Church, Shiloh, FL . On June 19, 1928, he m. Iva Mae Barton, b. May 30, 1910, d. Oct. 11, 1996, bur. Shiloh United Methodist Church, Shiloh, FL , dau. of Carlton and Della Missouri Green Barton. Both are bur. Shiloh Methodist Cemetery, Marion County, FL.

Census:

1935 FL State Census, Precinct 3, Marion County, age 37, wife Iva Mae-25, children: Jimmie-6, sister Lois-38

1945 FL State Census, Precinct 32, Marion County, age46

Children:

*922 James Darlington Mixson - b. Aug. 29, 1929

 

850 LAWRENCE HARRY MIXSON, WILLIAM HAMPTON MIXSON (779), JOSIAH SETH MIXSON (724), WILLIAM J. MIXSON (707), JOHN C. MIXSON (706), JOHN C. MIXSON (700), JOHN MIXSON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

Lawrence Harry Mixson, son of William Hampton and Hannah Marie Quirollo Mixson, was b. in Charleston, SC, Aug. 19, 1887, d. Mar. 10, 1962, bur Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC. . A graduate of the Citadel of Charleston, he was one of the co-founders of the Pi Kappa Phi college fraternity. He was associated with his father for many years in a seed business in Charleston, and was the organizer and first president of the Southern Seedsman Association comprising thirteen southern states. He married Feb 8, 1912 to Elizabeth Howell McCarthy of Little Rock, AR, b. Feb 7, 1893, d. May 25, 1966, bur Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC .

Census:

1920 Charleston Ward 6, Charleston, SC, age 32 wife Elizabeth M-25, children: Laurence-5, Marion-1

1940 Charleston, Charleston, SC, age 53, wife Elizabeth-42

Their children:

19937 Erma Elizabeth Mixson – b. Oct 10, 1913, d. Aug 2, 1929

*923 Lawrence Harry Mixson, Jr.- b. 1914, d. 1976, m. Florence Swan, b. 1915, d. 1986, both bur Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC

*924 Marion Clark Mixson - b. Mar. 20, 1918, d. May 19, 2010

(Some excerpts from "THE STAR AND LAMP OF PI KAPPA PHI")

May 1962 Issue

Said article being IN MEMORIAM - FOUNDER, LAWRENCE HARRY MIXSON, Born August 19, 1887, died March 10, 1962.

"HARRY MIXSON is no longer with us.

To speak too long of Harry Mixson's passing would seem maudlin and this would certainly be the last wish he would have ever expressed. Although Emerson was his favorite, he was also often heard to quote Tennyson; and perhaps on this subject, he would say "And May there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to sea."

The simplicity of his life might lead one to believe that Mixson, the man, was overly ordinary. His business and professional activities had their Alpha and Omega with the Mixson Seed Company, Inc, . of Charleston, S.C. He, at one time, was President of the Southern Seedmen's Association, an organization comprising i3 southern states.

It May be of significance that Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity was. not the only organization with which he participated as a founder. He organized and is considered founder of the South Carolina Seedmen's Association and was its first President.

His civic responsibilities were met through membership in various organizations. Brother Mixson was a member of Strict Observance Lodge #73, A.F.M,. a York Rite Mason, and a Knight Templar. He was initiated into the Shrine in i910.

He was a member of the St. Andrew's Society of Charleston, and for many years Founder Mixson was a member of Kiwanis International. Native Charlestonians are said to be proud people. None was prouder of his home and native city than he.

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