Richard Nixon’s parents, Frank and Hannah, met on Valentine’s Day 1908, at the Whittier Friends Church.
They were married just over four months later at the East Whittier Women’s Clubhouse. There were married 48 years until Frank’s death on September 4, 1956. They had five boys: Harold Samuel, Richard Milhous, Francis Donald, Arthur Burdg and Edward Calvert.
Harold and Arthur died at young ages. Richard, Don and Ed each married the loves of their lives. Richard and Pat Nixon were married fifty-three years until Pat’s death in 1993. Richard and Pat had two children—Tricia and Julie—who each married as young adults, had children, and are still married to the loves of their lives. Don and Clara Jane wed in 1942 and were together forty-five years until Don’s death in 1987. Ed and Gay have been married since 1957. The Nixon family has not been plagued with issues such as divorce, alcohol, or drug abuse that have afflicted so many other prominent families. That the Nixon family has remained strong is a testament to the strength and character of Hannah and Frank Nixon and all their relatives. Frank and Hannah were good stock.
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