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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans: Irvine Francis Nix (1875-1919)

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Irvine Francis Nix
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Railwayman, cleric.

Born at Rednersville, Prince Edward County, Ontario on 22 January 1875, son of Stephen Manley Nix (1851-1937) and Amelia Jane Hoard (1856-1922), uncle of Edwin C. Nix and Margaret E. Nix, he was educated at the Campbellford High School, where he was known as a “country kid cyclopedia.” He came to Winnipeg in 1898 and worked for the Northern Pacific Railway in Winnipeg and Wahpeton, North Dakota. He was an active member of Zion Methodist Church and eventually quit his job to study for the ministry. He attended Lawrence College (Appleton, Wisconsin) and Red River Valley University of North Dakota, receiving BA and Bachelor of Oratory degrees (1909-1911). He helped to organize the Society of the Holy Grail, and worked for the church in Canada and the United States, being stationed at Truro, Nova Scotia for two years before his death. He died unmarried at Winnipeg on 7 September 1919 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

“Interesting address at First M. E. Church,” Fort Wayne Sentinel, 16 July 1908, page 5.

Lawrence College Alumni Record, 1857-1915, page 33.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 8 September 1919, page 5.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Mary (neé Nix) Gomide and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2018

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