Notes for John Franklin Rixey
!US Census 1900 (26 June) Virginia, Culpeper Co., Stevensburg District, Page 145a [Series T623 Microfilm 1705 Book 2 Page 145], lines 55-66: John F. Rixey (b. Aug 1854 - 45 - in Virginia - Occupation Lawyer - Both parents born in VA) married 18 years to Ellie B. (b. Feb 1859 - 41 - in Virginia - Both parents born in VA) having 5 children born and 4 still living. Children listed (all born in VA) are: Mary B. (dau b. Apr 1884 - 16); Edith P. (dau b. May 1887 - 13); John S. (son b. July 1890 - 9); and James B. (son b. Mar 1895 - 5). ALSO LISTED are: James G. Hixun (Lawyer b. May 1870 - 30 - in VA - Both parents born in VA); Robert L. Stewart (day laborer b. Apr 1880 - 20 - in VA); Abe Chapman (day laborer b. Aug 1872 - 27 - in VA) married to Willie (house servant b. Abt Sept 1870 - 30 - in VA - having 1 child born and still living). Mary C. Lee (b. July 1883 - 13 - in VA)
****John is dead by the 1910 Census*****
!US Census 1910 (20 April) Virginia, Albemarle Co., 2th District Charlottesville, Series T624_1625 Part 2, page 61B, lines 57-64: Mrs. J. F. Rixey (b. 1859 - 51 - in VA - WIDOW - Fa: VA and Mo: VA) having 4 children born and 4 still living. Children listed (born in VA) are: Mary (dau b. 1884 - 26); Edith (dau b. 1888 - 22); John (son b. 1891 - 19); and James B. (son b. 1895 - 15). ALSO LISTED ARE: Mammie Harris (b. 1874 - 36 - in VA - Occ: Cook - Fa: VA and Mo: VA); Bernice Harris (b. 1904 - 6 - in VA - Fa: VA and Mo: VA); and James Jones (b. 1882 - 28 - in VA - Occ: Butler - Fa: VA and Mo: VA)
Attended the common schools, Bethel Academy, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Culpeper, Va. Commonwealth attorney for Culpeper Co., Va., 1879-1891 elected as a Democrat (Represented Eight District of VA) to the Fifty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in District of Columbia, February 8, 1907, before the close of the Fifty-ninth Congress (Early in 1906, he was struck by a severe case of grippe from which never recovered). He had been reelected to the Sixtieth Congress.
Memorial services were held for him in the US House of Representatives on 25 Feb. 1907 and in the US Senate on 2 mar. 1907; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper, Va.
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