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Notes for Exhilda LaPlant Nix

The Family of John LaPlant & Mary Huard

1880 United States Census Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska Page Number 410C
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John LAPLANT Self M Male W 39 CAN Brick Moulder CAN CAN
Mary LAPLANT Wife M Female W 29 CAN Keeping House CAN CAN
Salina LAPLANT Dau S Female W 10 NH At Home CAN CAN
Delenos LAPLANT Dau S Female W 8 CAN At Home CAN CAN
Napoleon LAPLANT Other S Male W 6 VT At Home CAN CAN
Hilda LAPLANT Dau S Female W 4 VT At Home CAN CAN
Hada LAPLANT Dau S Female W 2 VT At Home CAN CAN

1885 Nebraska State census - Ashland,Saunders Co, Nebraska 04 Jun 1885
John Lea Plant, age 39, b. Canada
Mary Lea Plant, age 34, b. Canada
Salina Lea Plant , age 15, b. New Hampshire
Emma Lea Plant, age 12, b. Canada
Nepoleon Lea Plant, age 10, b. Vermont
Edena Lea Plant, age 8, b. Vermont - this is Exilda
Eddie Lea Plant, age 6, b. Vermont
Minnie Lea Plant, age 4, b. Nebraska
Willie Lea Plant, age 2, b. Nebraska

1900 census Florence, Fremont Co., CO
Household 230/245
George Nix, Nov 1871, age 28, AL/AL/AL, Drug clerk
Exilda, wife, Dec 1876, age 23, 2 births, 2 surviving children, VT/French Canada/French Canada
Cordette, son, Aug 1897, age 2, CO/AL/VT
Corinne, daughter, Aug 1897, age 2, CO/AL/VT

1910 census Canon Ward 3, Fremont Co., Colorado
#596/809 814 Macon Avenue?
Geo P. Nix, head, age 37, md 15 yrs, AL/AL/AL, Clerk, District Court
Exilda, wife, age 32, md 15 yrs, 5 births, 3 surviving, VT/Canada/Canada
Corbette (?) son, age 13, CO/AL/VT
Lucile, daughter, age 8, CO/AL/VT
George N., son, age 1, CO/AL/VT
Mamie Frechilot (?), maid, age 23, NE/Germany/Germany

1915 - George Nix died of Kidney failure at Mayo Clinic

1920 census Canon, Fremont Co., Colorado
818 Marie (?) Street 129/131
Exilda Nix, head, age 42, widowed, VT/French Canada/French Canada
Lucille, daughter, age 18, CO/AL/VT
George, son, age 11, CO/AL/VT
Mary DuPaul, roomer, age 39 USA/USA/USA, Nurse, Red Cross

1930 census Canon, Fremont Co., Colorado
915 Main Street 89/109
Exilda G. Nix, head, age 52, widowed, VT/French Canada/French Canada
George N., son, age 21, CO/AL/VT
John H. Drake, Lodger, age 21, CO/OH/OH, Laborer, Florist shop & green house

Submitter: Kath McChesney-Lape

Both sides of my mother (paternal: Beckham, maternal: Nix) have deep roots in Fremont County. Her father, Charles William Beckham, was born and raised on a ranch in Guffy, not far from Canon City in 1898. He died last August. His mother, Francis Witherspoon Beckham, married Charles Thomas Beckham in Fremont County. She was the daughter of Katherine and Hiram Witherspoon, early homesteaders in Fremont County. My grandmother, Nettie Lucille Nix Beckham, was born in Canon City to George Pierce Nix and Exhilda LaPlant Nix (from Florence, CO). George P. Nix was a former Fremont County Clerk (late 1800's to early 1900's) and was originally from Alabama.

So, my family ties to Fremont County extend back to my great-great grandparents, Katherine (Pigg) and Hiram Witherspoon on down through my grandparents.

I would be happy to share information about them OR even learn more! Several of these relatives are buried in the Canon City cemetery (Nix, Beckham). Katherine and Hiram Witherspoon are buried in a private plot on what was once the Witherspoon Ranch.


NIX, George Pierce. Raised in or near Clayton (Alabama). Family operated a farm or plantation. He was trained as a pharmacist, but moved to Canon City, CO in the late 1800s for health reasons. Married my g.g. grandmother, Exhilda LaPlant. Four children: Corinth "Bud" and Corinne (twins); Nettie Lucille (my grandmother); George Nathan. George P. Nix died at the Mayo Clinic of kidney failure in 1915. I have several pictures and a post card, but don't know much about this family other than stories from my grandmother. Tim Lape <>

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Milliken []
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 11:06 AM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: RE: Laplant Genealogy

Of interest on the email from Kath about the surname "Nix" in Florence;
Ralph Hastings' Union Highland cemetery listing shows the following:

Florence, Colorado

Index of N's

Nix (Child) 7 332 9 Nov 1896
Nix Corrine 10 896 22 Mar 1901
Nix Corrine 10 896 22 Mar 1901
Nix Tom 9 None 8 Oct 1896
Nix Whitfield 9 528 31 Jul 1898