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 Oct 20, 19061.
He married Anna Weber (with whom he had 1 surviving child, Ruth Ann) in Allen, Indiana, USA on Aug 18, 19282. On Apr 1, 1940, he was living at his birthplace with his sister-in-law, Victoria Perian and sister-in-law, Angeline Barrand4.
He died on Jan 7, 1963 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, 7950 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, Indiana1 (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.
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