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The Nixon Family


Richard Milhous Nixon

Birth Date: January 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, California
Death Date: April 22, 1994, in New York City, New York
Father: Francis Anthony Nixon (1878-1956)
Born: Dec. 3, 1878, Elk, Ohio
Married: Hannah Milhous - June 25, 1908, Whittier, California
Died: Sept. 4, 1956, La Habra, California
Religion: Quaker
Mother: Hannah Milhous Nixon (1885-1967)
Born: March 7, 1885, near Butlerville, Indiana
Married: Frank Nixon on June 25, 1908, Whittier, California
Died: September 30, 1967, Whittier, California
Father: Franklin Milhous, 1848-1919
Mother: Almira Park Burdg Milhous, 1849-1943
Grandfather: Joshua Vickers Milhous, 1820-1883
Grandmother: Elizabeth Price Griffith, 1827-1923
Religion: Quaker
Paternal Grandparents: Samuel Brady Nixon (1847-1914) and Sarah Ann Wadsworth (1852-1886)
Maternal Grandparents: Franklin Milhous (1848-1919) and Almira Park Burdg (1849-1943)
Brothers: Harold Samuel Nixon - Born June 1, 1909 and died March 7, 1933 at age 23 from tuberculosis

Francis Donald Nixon - Born November 23, 1914 and died June 27, 1987 at age 73 from cancer; m. Clara Jane Lemke, August 9, 1942

Arthur Burdg Nixon - Born May 26, 1918 and died August 10, 1925 at the age of 7 of tubercular encephalitis

Edward Calvert Nixon - Born May 3, 1930; m. Gay Lynne Woods, June 1, 1957

Thelma Catherine (Patricia) Ryan

Birth Date: March 16, 1912, in Ely, Nevada
Death Date: June 22, 1993, in Park Ridge, New Jersey
Father: William Ryan, Sr. (1866-1930)
Mother: Kate Halberstadt (1879-1926)
Siblings: Children of William Ryan, Sr. and Kate Halberstadt:
William Ryan, Jr., 1910-1997
Thomas Ryan, 1911-1992
Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan, 1912-1993

Children of Kate Halberstadt by her first marriage:
Mathew Bender, 1907-
Neva Bender (Renter), 1909-

The Nixons

Wedding: Thelma Catherine (Pat) Ryan and Richard Milhous Nixon married on June 21, 1940, in the Presidential Suite of the Mission Inn in Riverside, California, and honeymooned in Mexico.

Patricia (known as "Tricia") born on February 21, 1946 in Whittier, California. On June 12, 1971, Tricia became the sixteenth White House bride when she and Edward Finch Cox of New York married in the Rose Garden. They have one son: Christopher Nixon Cox (1979-).

Julie born on July 5, 1948 in Washington, D.C. Julie wed Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of President Eisenhower, on December 22, 1968, in New York's Marble Collegiate Church, while her father was President-elect. They have three children: Jennie Elizabeth Eisenhower (1978-); Alex Richard Eisenhower (1980-); and Melanie Catherine Eisenhower (1984-).

Pets: Checkers - Cocker Spaniel - given to Nixon Family in 1952, died 1964. Buried at Bideawee Association Pet Cemetery Memorial Park, Wantagh, Nassau County, New York

White House Pets
King Timahoe - Irish Setter - given to President Nixon by staff in January 1969 - died circa 1979
Vicki - Miniature Poodle - Julie Nixon Eisenhower's pet - died circa 1976
Pasha - Yorkshire Terrier - Trisha Nixon Cox's pet - died circa 1978

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