Colonel, United States Army
Nixon of Texas
Appointed from New Jersey, Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Infantry, 9 July 1898
First Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Infantry, 9 March 1899
Colonel Courtland Nixon: Courtesy of Margaret Lewis:
Colonel Nixon was born at Fort Brown, Texas, the youngest son of Colonel John B. Nixon.
He graduated from Princeton University in 1895 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and entered the Army as a Second Lieutenant during the Spanish-American War, serving in Cuba and the Philippines.
During the construction of the Panama Canal he was detailed with the Isthmus Canal Commission under General George Goethals. Under a bill passed by Congress he retired at will as a reward for services in theCanal Zone.
He returned to active duty during World War I and went to France as Division Quartermaster with the 83rd Infantry Division and later was appointed Division Quartermaster of the 3nd United States Army Army.
He died July 1, 1934, and was buried in Arlington
Colonel Courtland Nixon served in both the Spanish-American War and World War I. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Julia Grant Campbell, daughter of Margaret (Madge) Lynd Dent, and Frederick Tracy Dent married Captain Courtland Nixon. The child of Julia Campbell and Courtland Nixon is Margaret Nixon.
NIXON, JULIA C W/O COURTLAND