From a special section of the Waldron News newspaper of 23 April 1981, consisting of interviews of Scott County citizens 80 Years of age and over. The interviews were done as part of a celebration of the Bank of Waldron's 80th anniversary.


Alta (Essman) Nex has resided all her 82 years in Scott County in the Brawley, Arkansas area on Jones Creek. She was born september 7, 1898 in Brawley to Tommy and Jennie Essman. She attended Fairview School in Brawley. Alta was married to the late George Albert "Bud" Nix. They have seven children - George May Sidwell of Kansas City, Missouri, Lorene Maxwell of Waldron, Volney Nix of Dallas, Chris Nix of Dallas, Maxine Frank of Fort Smith, Jeanetta Martin of Dallas and Patsy Witt of Dallas. Mrs. Nix never worked outside the home because she had a full time job as a homemaker and she and the children did most of the farming, because Mr. Nix owned a country store, which took most of his time, and he also taught music in Brawley and the surrounding communities such as Bates, Cauthron and Blackfork to name a few. Mrs. Nix is Southern Baptist.

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