The child of William Bixler (a labourer) and Rachel Sargent, William Bixler, the third cousin three-times-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, USA on 17 Jul 18681 and married Anna Birk (with whom he had 3 children: Charles Edward, Harry E and Jesse Clarence) in Allen, Indiana, USA on 25 Feb 18912.
During his life, he was living in Allen on 1 Jun 1880; in Adams, Indiana on 1 Jan 1920; at his birthplace on 1 Apr 1930; and in Milford, Lagrange, Indiana on 1 Apr 1940.
He died on 10 May 1951 in Fort Wayne (fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 11 May 1951, page 10: William A. Bixler, 82, died at 9 a.m.yesterday at the home of a son, Harry Bixler, 225 Waverly Drive, Riverhaven, after a year's illness. He was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to the son are another son, Jesse Bixler, this city; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two brothers, John Bixler, Fort Wayne and Isaac Bixler, Spencer. The body was removed to the C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements) and is buried there.
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