Charles H Hixon (1907 - 1994)

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Annie Hixon Sloan and Orno Sloan

Annie Hixon Sloan and Orno Sloan

1860 Spring Mill Village Plat

1860 Spring Mill Village Plat

Ephraim B. Hixon

Ephraim B. Hixon

Timothy Hixon(and relatives) Tombstones

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A son of Benjamin Hixon

A son of Benjamin Hixon

Hixon Brothers

Hixon Brothers

Timothy Hixon

Timothy Hixon

Hixon Sisters

Hixon Sisters

Joyce Neal, Pennsylvania 1949

Joyce Neal, Pennsylvania 1949

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1907 - In the year that Charles H Hixon was born, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

1973 - He was 66 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

1976 - When he was 69 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1990 - At the age of 83 years old, Charles was alive when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

1994 - In the year of Charles H Hixon's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Charles H Hixon passed away on March 23, 1994 at age 86. There is no known cause of death for Charles. He was born on May 25, 1907. There is no information about Charles's family or relationships. We know that Charles H Hixon had been residing in .

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