Death of Nathan S. Nixon
Nathan S. Nixon died suddenly last Sunday morning in Ann Arbor town. The following brief memorial sketch has been handed us:
Nathan Sutton Nixon, son of John and Sarah Nixon, was born in the township of Ann Arbor, May 1, 1836. He was married at the age of 23 to Miss Ellen McIntyre, of Northfield, after which time he resided in Northfield and later in Superior. Thirty three years ago he purchased a farm in Ann Arbor town on which he continued to reside till the time of his death. He has always been a man of good moral character, and his integrity has never been questioned. A sister, Mrs. Sarah Comstock, and a brother, Justice Nixon, were called to their reward many years ago. One sister, Mrs. James Mowry, survives him. He leaves a widow, 10 grandchildren, and the following children: Leonard, Justice, Frank, Norman, Birdie, Homer, Lewis, Roy and Mrs Wm. Burlingame, of Ann Arbor town, and Mrs. George Reed, of north Lake. In the fall of 1895 this family was called upon to mourn the death of their second oldest son, George, who died after a lingering and painful illness. Mr. Nixon passed away very suddenly Sunday morning, Oct. 30. His death, due to heart failure, was a great shock to his many friends and relatives who sincerely mourn his untimely end. This is another instance of the visit of the grim messenger of death, who has this time entered our midst and called one whom we least expected, for although Mr. Nixon had passed his three score years, he was apparently enjoying the best of health. Into nearly every family this unseen foe has left the tearful impress of his dread work and the only consolation remaining to sorrowing friends is to bow in humble submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well.
Soon we'll say our "good night," Each has done his best; Homeward now we're going, to find quiet rest.
Keep us, Heavenly Father, thro' the silent night; may we wake up safely, in the morning light.