Robert Harris Bixler 1906 - 1963

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The 4th of 5 children of Charles Harris (a bricklayer) and Lillie Bixler (a seamstress), Robert Bixler, the fourth cousin twice-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, USA on 20 Oct 19061,2,3. He was married to Anna Weber (with whom he had 1 surviving child, Ruth Ann) in Allen, Indiana, USA on 18 Aug 19284.

During his life, he was living at 2012 Emma Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana on 7 Apr 19306; at 1816 West 4th Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana on 8 Apr 19407; and at 7318 Baer Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1963.

He died on 7 Jan 1963 at Lutheran Hospital, 7950 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, Indiana1,2 (fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 8 January 1963, p. 2A: Robert H. Bixler, 56, of 7318 Baer Road, died yesterday in the Lutheran Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Ruth Ann) Gerke, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Charles F. Harris and Berton Harris, a sister, Mrs. Alice Shank, and a half-sister, Mrs. John Jones, all of Fort Wayne; three grandsons, and the foster mother, Mrs John Bixler of Cleveland Ohio. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.Wednesday in the Elzey Home for Funerals in Waynedale. Rev. H. H.Backs will officiate and burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today) and is buried at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne.



  1. Charles F was born c. Feb 1875
  2. Lillie May was born on 21 Aug 1878


Robert Bixler - Anna Weber - Gravestone

Robert Bixler - Anna Weber - Gravestone

Family Tree

Family Tree



  1. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
  2. United States Billion Graves index - Findmypast
  3. United States Marriages - Findmypast
  4. United States Marriages - Findmypast
  5. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Operations, Inc.
  6. US Census 1930 - Findmypast (was age 23 and the head of the household)
  7. US Census 1940 - Findmypast (was age 33 and the head of the household)

To be done

Residence record for 1963 contains no citation

Listed in the residence for 1963, but spouse Anna Weber is not

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