NIXA EARLY HISTORY
NIXA EARLY HISTORY
LINDSAY MCCONNELL AND FELLOW WORKERS PLOWING ON THE MCCONNELL FARM NORTHWEST OF NIXA AROUND 1900. From left: Will Stephenson; Cornelius Maynard; Lindsay (Lenza) McConnell; Lewis Maynard
John Peg Leg Nelson is seen at his flour mill on James River southwest of Springfield and northwest of Nixa in the 1900 era. He is in the middle, showing his peg leg that gave him his nickname. He bought the working mill from the Griffin family…
Local Nixa farmers Roscoe Harding, his younger brother Fay Harding, Bill Pruitt, little boy Zed Tennis, and Zed's dad take a break from farming southwest of Nixa in the late 1910s
Columbus H. Kerr was known as Lum Kerr. He was the first village attorney for Nixa. His wife Viola and Lum are seen in this 1909 photo with their children Fleet, Gene, and LaFon Kerr Russell.
School teacher Claire West moved to Nixa and founded the Nixa Hardware in 1898. After around a year he sold the new business in 1899 to F. M. Wasson of Riverdale. In this 1898 photo Mr. West is shown with family and friends. In the back row from…
This 1895 era photo shows Cassinda Ruyle Bolin who had married Granville Bolin in 1850 in then Greene County, Missouri. By the Civil War era this young couple were at home a short distance southeast of future Nixa. She passed away in 1910. Cassinda's…
The B Frank West Farm as a new silo is being constructed. Mr West is the man on the left standing in front of the new silo.
Alex West was a life-long resident of the Nixa area. Sometimes a farmer he was also into early day real estate and "traded" farms and houses around Nixa. In this photo, well driller Jim Amos and crew are drilling a well for Mr. West at his Nixa…
Hallie Goddard around 1888. She was reared northeast of Nixa along the Greene-Christian County line. When she wed Robert E. Wisner she came to live on his heritage land just north of newly named Nixa.
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