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Grandpa’s Second Wife (Mix/Keesler)

Today’s post is a picture of John Elmer Mix, my great-great-grandfather. He was born 150 years ago (28 Aug. 1864) and died 25 Jan. 1951. According to the note MY grandfather (John Dayton Mix) wrote on the original of this photo, it was taken in 1940. The woman with him was his second wife, Winifred (Keesler) Mix.

John’s first wife, Mary (Knapp) Mix, died in 1932. He then married Winifred on 9 December 1934 in Wellsville, Allegany County, NY.

MIX JE+Win 1940

 

For an earlier blog post about John Elmer Mix, click below:

– Four Narrowly Escape Death

– Hollywood Star: Tom Mix

– Grandpa’s Little Girl

– WILL: John E. Mix

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in 1864, 1932, 1934, 1940, 1951, Mix, Photo, Will

 

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WILL: John E. Mix

Today’s post is the Last Will and Testament of John Elmer Mix (DOB: 28Dec. 1864) (DOD: 25 Jan. 1951) as found in the office of the Register of Wills at the Potter County Courthouse, Coudersport, PA).

DECEASED: John Elmer Mix

RESIDENCE: Shinglehouse, PA

WILL SIGNED: January 3, 1951

DEATH: January 25, 1951

EXECUTRIX: Lena Mix Kemp

BENEFICIARIES:

  • Winifred Mix (wife) age 69, Shinglehouse, PA
  • Lena Mix Kemp (daughter) age 57, Shinglehouse, PA
  • Leon E. Mix (son) age 54, San Diego, CA
  • Morton E. Mix (son) age 60, Oakland, CA

POSSESSIONS:

  • House and outbuilding on corner lot in Shinglehouse boro, bounded by (North) Honeoye Street, (east) Bailey Avenue, (south) self, (west) Friar. Appraised at $2,500.00.
  • Barn on lot in Shinglehouse boro, bounded by (North) Honeoye Creek, (East) Ruth James, (south) Honeoye Street, (West) O. Holcomb. Appraised at $500.00.

AFTER SALE of all lands and holdings Winifred received $554.04 and each of the three children received $554.03.

DOCKET: Volume “P” (page 396);  INHERITANCE TAX BOOK: Book #2, page 78, line 25;  WILL NUMBER: 4896.

Researched by Dayton D. Mix, August 11, 1995.

For an earlier blog post about John Elmer Mix, click below:

– Four Narrowly Escape Death

– Hollywood Star: Tom Mix

– Grandpa’s Little Girl

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2014 in 1864, 1951, Document, Mix, Will

 

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Grandpa’s Little Girl

Today starts a series of posts sharing pictures discovered in the family archives of my great-great-grandfather John Elmer Mix. Born 150 years ago last Thursday (28 August 1864), he lived until 25 January 1951. He lived his entire life in the Bolivar, Allegany County, New York area.

Today’s post is a picture of him with his granddaughter Mary Lue Mix. She was born in 1928 and looks 1-2 years old, so I’m guessing this was taken around 1930 or so.

Grandpa's Little Girl

For an earlier blog post about John Elmer Mix, click below:

– Four Narrowly Escape Death

– Hollywood Star: Tom Mix

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in 1864, 1928, 1930, 1951, Photo, Uncategorized

 

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