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RIX, Harry[1]

Male 1910 - 1972  (61 years)


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  • Name RIX, Harry 
    Born 8 Oct 1910  Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Aug 1972  Modesto, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from California Death Index; Maxine Rix;
    Person ID I121  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Father RIX, Søren "Peter",   b. 15 Sep 1880, Flensted, Låsby, Århus, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1939, Fremont, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother JENSEN, Ane "Anna" Kirstine,   b. 15 Apr 1887, Svindborg, Ørum, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1963, Genoa, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1908  Minden, Kearney, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CHRISTENSEN, Dorothy Elvena,   b. 7 May 1915, Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 2002, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [1
    Married 27 Jun 1936  Fremont, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. RIX, Harry Lawrence "Larry",   b. 7 Nov 1937, Modesto, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 2003, Martinez, Contra Costa, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Died from a heart attack while in the hospital for an earlier heart attack.
      Harry also had diabetes.

    • [Email from Maxine Rix]

      Harry and Dorothy left Nebraska right after being married in 1936. Her sister and her husband traveled out with them.
      Dorothy had 3 sisters living in California. That may have been why they came out.
      I have a few pictures taken when they left. Anna and Soren are in them also.
      §§§
      Some info on Harry:
      He completed a 2 year course in agriculture, University of Nebraska. When in Modesto he was first employed by Valley Tractor as a mechanic's helper working on farm equipment. He was soon promoted to a salesman and then Sales Manager. When Caterpillar transferred their equipment sales to Holt Brothers Harry became sales manager at Holt Brothers...and later oversaw sales for all stores from Stockton to Madera, CA.
      He was an avid golfer and did volunteer work(trenching and tractor) for the municipal course in Modesto. He had a handicap of 1 or 2 according to Jim. I must admit I don't know what that means!
      He and Dorothy had 3 children together. Harry(1937 deceased/Celiac disease), Marilyn(1940), and Jim(1943).
      During WWII he acted as a local air raid warden.
      Harry and his family made a number of trips back to Nebraska to visit family. After the death of Anna those trips stopped. Harry was in poor health and died at the age of 62.


    • California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about Harry Rix
      Name: Harry Rix
      Social Security #: 549057451
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 8 Oct 1910
      Birth Place: Nebraska
      Death Date: 20 Aug 1972
      Death Place: Stanislaus
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      U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current about Harry Rix
      Name: Harry Rix
      SSN: 549-05-7451
      Last Residence: 95350 Modesto, Stanislaus, California, USA
      BORN: 8 Oct 1910
      Died: Aug 1972
      State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

    • In 1949 Harry had an affair with his secretery and they had a child, Gary, who was later adopted by the secretery's husband after she married.

      NOT SHOWN AS HARRY'S CHILD FOR PRIVACY REASONS.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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