letter excerpt The Dix Family Archive
The Clemens

Augustus D. Clemens, Jr.
1) Genealogy and Biography...
2) Mr. A. D. Clemens Dead

Mary Bordley Clemens
Obituary: Mrs. Mary B. Clemens

Augustus Ducas Clemens

Eleanor Collins Clemens
1) San Antonio Debutante Becomes Maryland Bride
2) Debutante Announcement
3) Engagement Announcement
4) Brides Are Busy
5) Wedding Announcement
6) from Eleanor in Italy 1950s(?)
6) to Eleanor, a Colonial Dame
7) to Eleanor, from a Joy descendant

Elizabeth 'Becky' Rogers
1) A Bird in Hospital Cage
2) Death Claims ‘Becky’ Rogers
3) Miss Elizabeth Rogers – ‘Becky’ Rogers Service Friday

The Family Home
Living room


Engagement Announcement

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Newark Evening News, Friday, September 23, 1938
Eleanor Clemens Betrothed to Norman Dix

Major and Mrs. Donald Boyer Rogers of San Antonio, Tex., announce the engagement of Miss Eleanor Collins Clemens, daughter of Mrs. Rogers and the late Augustus Ducas Clemens of Maryland, to Norman Brooke Dix, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Frederick Dix of South Orange and Windward, Westhampton Beach, L. I. The marriage will take place October 26.

Miss Clemens was educated in Baltimore and Paris and was a debutante of last Winter in San Antonio, where her family has lived for several generations.

Mr. Dix was educated at Carteret Academy, Orange, and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Montauk Yacht Club, the East End Surf Club and Orange Lawn Tennis Club. He has traveled extensively in Europe, North and South Africa and the South Sea Islands. He is of the ninth generation of his family in this country, his first American ancestor being Edward Dix, who sailed from Gravesend, England, and settled in Massachusetts in 1635. On his mother’s side he is a descendant of Lieutenant Colonel Francis Tennille of Georgia, who was one of Washington’s officers in the Revolution. His sister is the wife of Cavaliere Carlo Garguilo and lives in Sorrento, Italy. Mr. and Mrs. Dix will go to Texas for the wedding. They and their son were at Westhampton Beach during the storm.


Copyright 2002 Gabriel Brooke, (website). Transcription and editing: John Thomas, (website). Design and production: Marc Kundmann, (website).