Dena Nixon (1915 - 2009)

A photo of Dena Nixon
Dena Nixon
1915 - 2009
updated February 06, 2019
Dena Nixon was born on September 28, 1915. She died on September 25, 2009 at age 93. We know that Dena Nixon had been residing in Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas 72450.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Dena Nixon Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Dena Nixon, honor her ancestry & genealogy, and her immediate Nixon family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Dena Nixon

First name

Dena

Middle name

Unknown.

Maiden name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Female

Birth

Dena Nixon was born on

Death

Dena Nixon died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Dena.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Dena Nixon?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Dena's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Dena a religious woman?

Last Known Residence

Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas 72450

Education

Did Dena finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Dena attend?

Professions

Share what Dena did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Dena's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Dena serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Dena Nixon?
View other bios of people named Dena Nixons
Back to Top

Dena Nixon Family Tree

Dena's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Nixon family tree.

Dena's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Dena Nixon
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Share Memories about Dena

What do you remember about Dena Nixon? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Dena is remembered.

Dena Nixon Obituary

This obit of Dena Nixon is maintained by Dena's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Dena Nixon passed away on September 25, 2009 at 93 years old. She was born on September 28, 1915. We are unaware of information about Dena's surviving family. We know that Dena Nixon had been residing in Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas 72450.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Dena Nixon

1915 - 2009 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Dena's lifetime

In 1915, in the year that Dena Nixon was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1955, at the age of 40 years old, Dena was alive when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1978, Dena was 63 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1983, by the time she was 68 years old, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

In 1996, Dena was 81 years old when on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

Other Biographies

Other Dena Nixons

Dena L. (Barton) Nixon
Born: around 1976
TX

Other Nixons

George Nixon
May 4, 1917 - September 1984
Mooresville, Indiana
Floy I Nixon
Mar 2, 1901 - May 1, 1998
Hermitage, AR
Martha Nixon
Jul 7, 1895 - April 1980
Paragould, Arkansas
Lucy Nixon
Jan 10, 1891 - Mar 6, 1993
Prescott, AR
Ernest Nixon
Dec 17, 1922 - Sep 29, 2003
Salt Lake City, UT
Francis N Nixon
Jul 1, 1920 - Feb 5, 1997
Shreveport, LA
Joyce S Nixon
Dec 5, 1950 - Jan 27, 2003
Blytheville, AR
Wendell B Nixon
Sep 19, 1921 - Jan 25, 1996
Hemet, CA
Vernon Nixon
Aug 5, 1910 - January 1982
Shirley, Arkansas
Ralph A Nixon
Jul 4, 1921 - Oct 12, 1988
Longview, TX
Billie Burke Nixon
Aug 1, 1917 - Aug 8, 1998
Curtis B Nixon
Aug 21, 1912 - Jul 15, 1990
Oliver R Nixon
Nov 14, 1898 - June 1990
Graham Nixon
Mar 24, 1913 - April 1974
Austin, Arkansas
Pearlie M Nixon
Sep 7, 1920 - Dec 22, 2002
North Little Rock, AR
Agnes Nixon
Sep 10, 1916 - November 1986
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Rena Sue Nixon
Sep 30, 1920 - Feb 6, 2008
Arlington, Texas
Sara S Nixon
May 22, 1924 - Nov 26, 2009
Miami, OK
Micki R Nixon
May 13, 1972 - May 13, 2011
Jacksonville, FL
Robert Nixon
May 21, 1925 - July 1980

Other Bios

John Mahaffey
Feb 5, 1895 - August 1966
Chicago, Illinois
Lehman D Martin
Nov 28, 1916 - Nov 24, 1990
Melvin Tripp
Dec 27, 1912 - December 1984
Fillmore, California
Clarence Ellison
Apr 18, 1906 - August 1972
Mammoth Spring, Arkansas
Cecil Galvin Mckinney
Apr 13, 1924 - Jun 30, 2007
Missouri City, Texas
Seguard A Hall
Apr 30, 1923 - Dec 26, 2002
Cave City, AR
Mabel J Hood
Mar 11, 1918 - Oct 11, 1995
Mena, AR
Oscar Chambers
Apr 21, 1906 - February 1984
Bradford, Arkansas
Arthur Bailey
Dec 20, 1915 - October 1971
Evening Shade, Arkansas
Raymond Johnston
Feb 4, 1921 - December 1983
Batesville, Arkansas
John Douthitt
Dec 16, 1925 - September 1983
Denton, Texas
William H Mclain
Mar 13, 1920 - Mar 12, 2007
Newport, AR
William T Turner
Jan 21, 1918 - Nov 12, 2003
Blytheville, AR
Roosevelt Burnett
Oct 29, 1912 - May 1983
Toledo, Ohio
V C Wallace
Feb 22, 1913 - Dec 8, 2000
Mountain View, AR
Margaret Tucker
Sep 20, 1915 - July 1987
Hanover, Massachusetts
Henry Edgin
Dec 21, 1913 - March 1974
Santa Clara, California
Mildred S Carothers
Jul 16, 1905 - Aug 24, 2003
Little Rock, AR
Harmon D Newton
Aug 7, 1920 - Aug 16, 2005
Royal, AR
Leslie Bean
Sep 3, 1910 - December 1970
Memphis, Tennessee
Success Stories from Biographies like Dena Nixon
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.