Richard Wentworth Dillon1,2,3

d. 4 June 1917
Father*Patrick Dillon2,3 b. 1831, d. 15 Dec 1867
Mother*Delia Trears2,3 b. 1841, d. 13 Jan 1913
Education*21 July 1882 At the examination in General Education held for the Second Class on 19 and 21 July 1882 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Richard W. Dillon was awarded a certificate of qualification.4
(Grandson 2) Will28 January 1895Richard was named in the will of his grandfather, Patrick Trears, dated 28 January 1895 in Ballymoe, County Galway. The Tuam District Registry's copy was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling or punctuation that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Galway Farmer, being at present of sound mind, and memory, and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments made by me.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my fee simple estate which I hold in my possession in Corrastoony Beg in the County Roscommon on conditions that she will send Flossie Rorke, my dear little child who is living with me at present, to a convent school and give her a good education, and on leaving school I would be very well pleased if she took her to live with herself. Corrastoony Beg is held by six tenants who are supposed to pay their rents in May and November in each year. I also authorize and empower my daughter to leave said land to her son Thomas G. Dillon M.D. on her demise.

I also will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia, and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, my house and premises at Ballymoe, and all furniture therein, i.e., the house I live in at present. I also bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon the dividend on forty-two shares, which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., none of these to be sold during her lifetime. After my daughter’s death those forty-two shares to be divided on my grandchildren and Flossie Rorke share alike.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my wagonette, and harness, one horse, one cow, i.e., the white one.

I will and bequeath unto my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, six shares, which I hold in the London and Westminster Bank Ltd. I also will, and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon twenty shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd. I also will and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon five shares which I hold in the London Joint Stock Bank which I hold.

I will, and bequeath unto Elena Mary Flossie Rorke fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., said shares not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one, the dividend to be lodged in the Post Office Savings Bank, by the executors named in this will. I also will, and bequeath unto M. Flossie Rorke one share which I hold in the Midland Great Western Railway, its present price is £135, this share not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one and then only with the consent of her parents, and executors named in my will.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Richard Dillon fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., those fifteen shares not to be sold without the consent of the executors named below, the dividend on said shares to be paid (to) said Richard Dillon, as it falls due.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D. five shares that I hold in the London and County Bank Ltd.

I will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears the lands of Ballaghamurray (which I purchased under Lord Ashbourne) for his life’s use only. After his death, I will, and bequeath said lands of Ballaghamurray to my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D., and after the latter’s to his brother Richard if at home, if not to the next heir, this farm not to be sold.

I also will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank.

I will and bequeath unto Mary my servant girl ten (10) pounds for her long and faithful servitude.

I will and bequeath twenty pounds for masses for the happy repose of my poor soul, that God may have mercy on me. I will unto the Reverend Father Coogan five pounds for masses for the happy repose of the souls of myself and my wife Mary, that God may have mercy on us both, Amen. I also will five pounds to Father Coogan for masses for the happy repose of the souls of my father, mother and sister, that God may have mercy on them.

The shares which I hold, ten (10) in number, in the London Joint Stock Bank I order to be sold, and all expenses for masses and burial, together with whatever debts I owe to be defrayed out of proceeds of said shares.

I will any surplus which may remain from proceeds of above shares, after expenses being paid, and also any money which may be to my credit in National Bank Ltd. Castlerea to my daughter Bedelia Dillon and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, to be divided equally.

I appoint Mr. James Hurley, Clerk of Petty Sessions, Corlack(an), Ballymoe and Mr. T.G. Dillon M.D., Castlecoote, County Roscommon Executors to this my last will and testament. The will was signed by Patrick Trears

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us and in presence of each of us and of each other, and we subscribe our names as witnesses, at the request of the testator this twenty-eighth day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and the witnesses signed, James Hurley, Corlack(an), Ballymoe, County Galway, farmer and Clerk of Petty Sessions, and Cornelius Conneffe, R.I. Constabulary, Ballymoe. Then: “I certify that the foregoing has been compared and is a correct copy of the original will lodged here” and the certification signed by the Tuam District Registry.2
Marriage*23 January 1898He married Louisa Mary Ruckley, daughter of John Ruckley and Maria Noone, on 23 January 1898 in the Roman Catholic Church of St. Joseph, Terenure, Dublin. Richard was of full age, a bachelor and gentleman, residing at Lissadorn House, Elphin, County Roscommon, son of Patrick Dillon, deceased, and Delia Dillon, gentleman. Louisa was also of full age, and a spinster residing at Everton Road-Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, Dublin, daughter of John Ruckley, deceased, solicitor, and Mary Ruckley.3,5
World War I*Richard served with the Allied Forces in the First World War as a Sergeant with the Camp Commandant's Staff in South Africa. His name appeared as R.W. Dillon on South Africa's Roll of Honour, recognizing those who died in service during the war.6,7
Death*4 June 1917He died on 4 June 1917 in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa,8,9,10
Burial* and was buried in Plot A-30 of Thaba Tshwane Old No. 1 Military Cemetery, Pretoria, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng Province.10
Administration*17 November 1917Administration of his estate in Ireland, valued at £306 10s 7d, with his will, was granted on 17 November 1917 in Dublin to David S. Moore, Solicitor.8

Family

Louisa Mary Ruckley b. 1862, d. 19 Dec 1912

Citations

  1. [S1827] E-mail messages exchanged between Patrick Hume at e-mail address and LHB, on multiple dates, email and attachments dated 6 June 2020. Hereinafter cited as "Rorke/O'Rorke Researcher Patrick Hume Email Messages."
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Patrick Trears dated 28 January 1895 at Ballymoe, County Galway and proved on 1 March 1900, pages 1 and 2 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record and page 3 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  3. [S1748] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 23 January 1898 at St. Joseph's, Terenure, Dublin, of Richard Wentworth Dillon of Lissadorn House, Elphin, County Roscommon, son of Patrick and Delia Dillon, and Louisa Mary Ruckley of Everton Road-Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, Dublin, daughter of John and Mary Ruckley, citing National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Microfilm 10171 / 03. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915.
  4. [S2009] Multiple authors, The Medical Press and Circular Estab. 1838 : being the Incorporation of the Journals hitherto known as "The Medical Press" and "The Medical Circular", a weekly journal of Medicine and Medical Affairs, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow: The Royal College of Surgeons, July to December 1882), issue dated 2 August 1882, page 101, Pass List, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Hereinafter cited as The Medical Press and Circular Estab. 1838.
  5. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage on 23 January 1898 at St. Joseph's, Terenure, Dublin, registered at Dublin South Registration District, of Richard Wentworth Dillon, full age, bachelor, gentleman, of Lissadorn House, Elphin, County Roscommon, son of Patrick Dillon, deceased, and Louisa Mary Ruckley, full age, spinster, of Everton Road-Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, Dublin, daughter of John Ruckley, deceased, both Richard and Louisa signed their names to the marriage document, and witnesses were Gerald Dillon and Georgina Leonard, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  6. [S2006] South Africa, Military Index, 1853 - 2004, online at www.ancestry.com, recognizing R.W. Dillon, died in service on 4 June 1917, Rank or Designation: Sergeant; Regiment or Unit: Camp Commandant's Staff; Serial Number: 4092; Force Number: CR32, noting that death "in service" meant of "natural causes or accidental", citing Various Military Records from Institutions throughout South Africa, Military Veterans' Administration, World War I and II Roll of Honour, 1914 - 1948. Hereinafter cited as South Africa, Military Index, 1853 - 2004.
  7. [S2005] South Africa Roll of Honour 1914-1918, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, recognizing R W Dillon, Service number: CR32; Rank: Sergeant; Regiment: Camp Commandant's Staff; Category: Military Service & Conflict; Subcategory: First World War; Collections from: Great Britain, UK None. Hereinafter cited as South Africa Roll of Honour 1914-1918.
  8. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, administration, with the will, of the estate of Richard Wentworth Dillon, Esquire, late of Johannesburg, South Africa, who died on 4 June 1917, granted on 17 November 1917 at Dublin to David S. Moore, Solicitor, Effects of £306 10s 7d. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  9. [S2004] Transvaal Province, South Africa, Estates Death Notice Index, 1855-1976, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Richard Wentworth Dillon in 1917 in South Africa, citing Transvaal Estates Death Index (Master of the Supreme Court, Pretoria), National Archives, Pretoria, Reference# 31893. Hereinafter cited as Transvaal Province, South Africa, Estates Death Notice Index, 1855-1976.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sergeant R W Dillon, Memorial# 45154817. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Robert L. Dillon1

b. 1876
Father*Allen W. Dillon1 b. 10 Jun 1821, d. 26 Aug 1879
Mother*Diana G. Carpenter1 b. 1843
Birth*1876Robert L. Dillon was born about 1876 in West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Dianna Dillon, (the family's surname spelled "Dilen" by the census taker), Year: 1880; Census Place: Glade, Webster, West Virginia; Roll: 1415; Page: 409C; Enumeration District: 151. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Silas E. Dillon1

b. 1848
Father*Allen W. Dillon1 b. 10 Jun 1821, d. 26 Aug 1879
Mother*Martha A. Hosey1 b. 27 Feb 1827, d. 15 Jan 1859
Birth*1848Silas E. Dillon was born about 1848 in Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Allen and Martha Dillon, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 188a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Reverend Thomas Dillon1

d. 24 July 1868
Father*Richard Dillon1
Mother*Anne O'Flynn1
Birth*Reverend Thomas Dillon was born in Rathmoyle, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
Relationship Note*Reverend Thomas Dillon and Richard Dillon were brothers.2,1,3
(Brother) Probate1841The estate of his brother, Luke Dillon, was probated in 1841 in the Prerogative Court at Roscommon, County Roscommon, and his Executors included his son, James Dillon, and his brothers, the Reverend Thomas Dillon, Edward Dillon and John Dillon.1,3
Religion*Thomas was a Roman Catholic Parish Priest.4
Residence*The brothers, Thomas and Richard Dillon, and probably additional family members, lived at Ballintubber, County Roscommon, in their later years.5,4
Death*24 July 1868He died on 24 July 1868 at Rathearn, County Roscommon, Ireland.4
Probate*13 August 1868The will of Reverend Thomas Dillon, late Parish Priest of Ballintubber, County Roscommon, was probated on 13 August 1868 at the Principal Registry by the oath of Patrick Kenny of Bushfield, County Roscommon, who was a farmer and the sole Executor. The value of Father Dillon's effects was under £300.4

Citations

  1. [S2017] Frederick Arthur Crisp, editor, downloaded from Google Books, Visitation of Ireland, Volume 4, (privately printed, 1904), Dillon, formerly of Rathmoyle, co. Roscommon, pages 123-124. Hereinafter cited as Visitation of Ireland, Volume 4.
  2. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette, died December 28, 1867, at Heathfield on the 15th instant, Mr. Patrick Dillon, eldest son of Mr. Richard Dillon of Ballintubber and nephew to the Reverend Thomas Dillon, PP. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  3. [S1548] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations indexes 1595-1858, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, 1841 probate of Luke Dillon of Rathmile, County Roscommon, in the Prerogative Court of Roscommon, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations indexes 1595-1858.
  4. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, the will of the late Thomas Dillon, late P.P. of Ballintubber, County Roscommon, deceased, who died 24 July 1868 in Rathearn in said county was proved on 13 August 1868 at the Principal Registry by the oath of Patrick Kenny of Bushfield in said county, farmer, the sole Executor; effects under £300. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.
  5. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at www.findmypast.com, Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette, died December 28, 1867, at Heathfield on the 15th instant, Mr. Patrick Dillon, eldest son of Mr. Richard Dillon of Ballintubber and nephew to the Reverend Thomas Dillon, Parish Priest.

Thomas Gerald Dillon1

b. 1863, d. 23 February 1931
Father*Patrick Dillon2,3 b. 1831, d. 15 Dec 1867
Mother*Delia Trears2 b. 1841, d. 13 Jan 1913
Birth*1863Thomas Gerald Dillon was born about 1863 in County Roscommon, Ireland.4,5
(Uncle) Birth28 June 1891Thomas was present, possibly as a doctor, and was also the registrar's informant, at the birth of his nephew, Douglas Joseph Rorke, son of his sister, Mary Ellen Dillon, and Michael Rorke on 28 June 1891 in Lissadorn, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
Residence*His residence, at the time he witnessed the birth of Douglas Joseph Rorke, was Holywell, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Roscommon.1
(Grandson) Will28 January 1895Thomas was named as an heir and as an Executor in the will of his grandfather, Patrick Trears, dated 28 January 1895 in Ballymoe, County Galway. The Tuam District Registry's copy was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling or punctuation that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Patrick Trears of Ballymoe in the county of Galway Farmer, being at present of sound mind, and memory, and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments made by me.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my fee simple estate which I hold in my possession in Corrastoony Beg in the County Roscommon on conditions that she will send Flossie Rorke, my dear little child who is living with me at present, to a convent school and give her a good education, and on leaving school I would be very well pleased if she took her to live with herself. Corrastoony Beg is held by six tenants who are supposed to pay their rents in May and November in each year. I also authorize and empower my daughter to leave said land to her son Thomas G. Dillon M.D. on her demise.

I also will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia, and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, my house and premises at Ballymoe, and all furniture therein, i.e., the house I live in at present. I also bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon the dividend on forty-two shares, which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., none of these to be sold during her lifetime. After my daughter’s death those forty-two shares to be divided on my grandchildren and Flossie Rorke share alike.

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Bedelia Dillon my wagonette, and harness, one horse, one cow, i.e., the white one.

I will and bequeath unto my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, six shares, which I hold in the London and Westminster Bank Ltd. I also will, and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon twenty shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd. I also will and bequeath to Kate A. Dillon five shares which I hold in the London Joint Stock Bank which I hold.

I will, and bequeath unto Elena Mary Flossie Rorke fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., said shares not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one, the dividend to be lodged in the Post Office Savings Bank, by the executors named in this will. I also will, and bequeath unto M. Flossie Rorke one share which I hold in the Midland Great Western Railway, its present price is £135, this share not to be sold until she attains the age of twenty-one and then only with the consent of her parents, and executors named in my will.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Richard Dillon fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank Ltd., those fifteen shares not to be sold without the consent of the executors named below, the dividend on said shares to be paid (to) said Richard Dillon, as it falls due.

I will and bequeath unto my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D. five shares that I hold in the London and County Bank Ltd.

I will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears the lands of Ballaghamurray (which I purchased under Lord Ashbourne) for his life’s use only. After his death, I will, and bequeath said lands of Ballaghamurray to my grandson Thomas G. Dillon M.D., and after the latter’s to his brother Richard if at home, if not to the next heir, this farm not to be sold.

I also will and bequeath to my son Thomas Trears fifteen shares which I hold in the National Bank.

I will and bequeath unto Mary my servant girl ten (10) pounds for her long and faithful servitude.

I will and bequeath twenty pounds for masses for the happy repose of my poor soul, that God may have mercy on me. I will unto the Reverend Father Coogan five pounds for masses for the happy repose of the souls of myself and my wife Mary, that God may have mercy on us both, Amen. I also will five pounds to Father Coogan for masses for the happy repose of the souls of my father, mother and sister, that God may have mercy on them.

The shares which I hold, ten (10) in number, in the London Joint Stock Bank I order to be sold, and all expenses for masses and burial, together with whatever debts I owe to be defrayed out of proceeds of said shares.

I will any surplus which may remain from proceeds of above shares, after expenses being paid, and also any money which may be to my credit in National Bank Ltd. Castlerea to my daughter Bedelia Dillon and my granddaughter Kate A. Dillon, to be divided equally.

I appoint Mr. James Hurley, Clerk of Petty Sessions, Corlack(an), Ballymoe and Mr. T.G. Dillon M.D., Castlecoote, County Roscommon Executors to this my last will and testament. The will was signed by Patrick Trears

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us and in presence of each of us and of each other, and we subscribe our names as witnesses, at the request of the testator this twenty-eighth day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, and the witnesses signed, James Hurley, Corlack(an), Ballymoe, County Galway, farmer and Clerk of Petty Sessions, and Cornelius Conneffe, R.I. Constabulary, Ballymoe. Then: “I certify that the foregoing has been compared and is a correct copy of the original will lodged here” and the certification signed by the Tuam District Registry.2
Occupation*In various documents he was described as a medical practitioner, an M.D., a physician, and a physician and surgeon.6,2,4,7,8
Probate*1 March 1900Probate of the will of Patrick Trears was granted to Thomas at Tuam, County Galway, on 1 March 1900. His grandfather's effects were valued at £4,029.9
Census Ireland 1901*1901Thomas appeared on the 1901 census in House# 4, Castlestrange, County Roscommon. He was 35 years of age, a medical practitioner, single and a Roman Catholic. He lived alone in 1901.6
Census Ireland 1911*1911Thomas Gerald appeared on the 1911 census in House# 1, Coolmeen, County Roscommon. He was single, 44 years of age and a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in Ireland. Residing with him in 1911 were his niece Pauline O'Rorke and nephew John O'Rorke, both children of his sister Mary Ellen (Dillon) Rorke. Pauline was 23 years of age and single, and John was 16. Everyone in the household could read and write.4
Administration*5 January 1911Thomas was granted administration on his sister Kate's estate on 5 January 1911 at Tuam, County Galway. Her effects were valued at £997 18s 9d.8
Will*20 March 1913Thomas probated the will of his mother, Bedelia Dillon, on 20 March 1913 at Tuam, County Galway. Her effects were valued at £1,583 0s 1d.7
Death*23 February 1931He died, we believe unmarried, on 23 February 1931 of cardiac failure caused by pneumonia at Meath Hospital, Dublin, at age 68.5

Citations

  1. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 17 September 1891 of the birth of Douglas Joseph Rorke, son of Michael Rorke, a gentleman farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, born on 28 June 1891 in Lissadorn, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Patrick Trears dated 28 January 1895 at Ballymoe, County Galway and proved on 1 March 1900, pages 1 and 2 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record and page 3 downloaded from https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  3. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Michael Rorke, age 24, a bachelor farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke, a farmer, and Mary Ellen Dillon, age 23, a spinster farmer of Ballymore, County Roscommon, daughter of Patrick Dillon, a farmer, on 27 July 1881 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, and witnessed by Joseph Rorke and Delia Dillon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  4. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Gerald Dillon, House#1 in Coolmeen, Fuerty, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  5. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death on 23 February 1931 of Thomas Dillon, age 68, "married", medical doctor, died at Meath Hospital, Dublin, of cardiac failure due to pneumonia, certified death registered on 27 February 1931 in the registration district of Dublin South, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  6. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Thomas Gerald Dillon, House#4 in Castlestrange, Fuerty, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  7. [S1638] Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Probate of the will of Delia Dillon, late of Ballymoe, County Galway, widow, who died 13 January 1913 granted on 20 March 1913 at Tuam to Thomas Gerald Dillon, Physician, effects of £1,583 0s 1d. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription.
  8. [S1638] Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription, online at www.findmypast.com, Administration of the estate of Kate Alice Dillon, late of Ballymoe, County Galway, spinster, who died 21 October 1910 granted on 5 January 1911 at Tuam to Thomas Gerald Dillon, Physician and Surgeon, effects of £997 18s 9d.
  9. [S1663] National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie, Probate of the will of Patrick Trears, late of Ballymoe, County Galway, gentleman, who died 11 November 1899 granted at Tuam on 1 March 1900 to Thomas G. Dillon M.D. Effects valued at £4,029; viewed online at http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…. Hereinafter cited as National Archives of Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922.

Thomas J. Dillon1

b. 1872
Father*Allen W. Dillon1 b. 10 Jun 1821, d. 26 Aug 1879
Mother*Diana G. Carpenter1 b. 1843
Birth*1872Thomas J. Dillon was born about 1872 in West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Dianna Dillon, (the family's surname spelled "Dilen" by the census taker), Year: 1880; Census Place: Glade, Webster, West Virginia; Roll: 1415; Page: 409C; Enumeration District: 151. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

William W. Dillon1

b. 1868
Father*Allen W. Dillon1 b. 10 Jun 1821, d. 26 Aug 1879
Mother*Diana G. Carpenter1 b. 1843
Birth*1868William W. Dillon was born about 1868 in West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Dianna Dillon, (the family's surname spelled "Dilen" by the census taker), Year: 1880; Census Place: Glade, Webster, West Virginia; Roll: 1415; Page: 409C; Enumeration District: 151. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Abigail Dimmitt1

Marriage*She married Richard Beeson, son of Benjamin Beeson and Elizabeth Hunter.1
Religion*31 December 1768Richard was disowned by the Society of Friends on 31 December 1768 at a New Garden Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, for marrying out of unity.1

Family

Richard Beeson b. 11 Mar 1747, d. 6 Sep 1817

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Isaac Dirling1

Marriage*He married Hannah Yerkes, daughter of Benjamin Yerkes and Margaret Jones.1

Family

Hannah Yerkes b. 21 Mar 1788, d. 21 Dec 1823

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #31. Benjamin Yerkes, pages 33-34. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.

Thomas Ditson1

(Member) Religion31 March 1805Zilpah Bolton and Nathaniel Everett, along with several others including Thomas Ditson, John Hayden, George Briggs Cox, Simeon Blanchard, Francis Green, Peter Vallett, John Woodward, Mary Marnson, Ruth Thayer, Venus Sylvester, Kezia Booth, Lydia Leeds, Botsey Jones, Versan Adams, Zebudah Hayden, Martha Farrar, Betsey Mirth Horton, Catherine Thayer, Lydia Sweetser and Sally Lovis, were baptized and became members of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, on Sunday, 31 March 1805. In the baptismal records, the men and women were listed separately.2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Reference Item# 26, Franklin Trask Library, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA, pages 114 and 118.
  2. [S893] Records of the Second Baptist Church, Boston, 1788-1809, original manuscript, Franklin Trask Library, page 118.
  3. [S183] Boston, Massachusetts, Church Records, 1789-1811; FHL# 856700 Item# 5, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Second Baptist Church Records, 1789-1811.
  4. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Susanna Dix1

Marriage*She married Jonathan Mason, son of John Mason and Hannah Hawes.1,2

Family

Jonathan Mason b. Nov 1693

Citations

  1. [S1259] George W. Mason, Ancestors and Descendants of Elisha Mason, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1759-1858, and his wife Lucretia Webster, 1766-1853, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Waterbury, Connecticut: The Mattatuck Press, 1911), page 9. Hereinafter cited as Ancestors and Descendants of Elisha Mason.
  2. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Two, pages 9-13. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.

Barbara Dixon1

b. 1839
Father*David Dixon1 b. 1804
Mother*Priscilla __?__1 b. 1806
Birth*1839Barbara Dixon was born about 1839 in Tennessee.1
(Daughter) Census US 185022 October 1850Barbara was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Subdivision 26, Bradley County, Tennessee. She was 11 years old.1
(Daughter) Census US 186014 July 1860Barbara was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. She was 21 years of age and could not read or write.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 26, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: 871; Page: 190b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Consaria Dixon1

b. 1853
Father*David Dixon1 b. 1804
Mother*Priscilla __?__1 b. 1806
Birth*1853Consaria Dixon was born about 1853 in Tennessee.1
(Daughter) Census US 186014 July 1860Consaria was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. She was 7 years old.1
(Daughter) Census US 187022 June 1870Consaria was enumerated as "Conrad", and the census taker spelled the family's surname "Dickson, on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in the household of her parents in Township 31, Range 4 East, Iron County, Missouri. She was 16 years old, at home, and could neither read nor write.2

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, spelled "Dickson" by the census taker", Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 31 Range 4 East, Iron, Missouri; Roll: M593_780; Page: 555A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

David Dixon1

b. 1804
Birth*1804David Dixon was born about 1804 in Tennessee.1
Marriage*He married Priscilla __?__.1
Census US 1850*22 October 1850Drusilla and David Dixon were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in Subdivision 26, Bradley County, Tennessee. David was 46 years of age and a farmer, and Priscilla was 44 years of age. They were enumerated with seven children. Mary was 18 years old; Stephen was age 15; Barbara was 11; and Sarah was age 8; the three youngest, Nancy, Rachel and Serena, were ages 6, 4, and 2 years, respectively. The census page is full of additional members of the Dixon family. The households of Alfred and Jacob Dixon, were enumerated one household above and one household below David and Priscilla and we suspect the Dixon men, Alfred at age 49, David at age 46, and Jacob at age 41, were brothers. Alfred was born in North Carolina and all the other Dixons on the page were born in Tennessee.1
Census US 1860*14 July 1860Priscilla and David Dixon were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. David was 58 years of age and a farmer with a personal estate valued at $450, and Priscilla was 54 years of age and could not read or write. Eight children were enumerated with the couple in 1860. Stephen was 23 years of age and a farmer; Barbara was 21 years of age and could not read or write; Sarah, Nancy J., Rachel and Serena were ages 19, 17, 15 and 11 years, respectively; David was age 9 and Consaria was 7 years old. The Dixon's married daughter Mary, who was recorded as Polly with her husband, Enoch DeBoard and their two young sons, were enumerated in the next household on the same census page.2
Census US 1870*22 June 1870Priscilla, who was recorded as Drusilla, and David Dixon were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in Township 31, Range 4 East, Iron County, Missouri. The census taker spelled their surname "Dickson". David was recorded as 60 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $100 and a personal estate valued at $200. Everyone in the family was recorded as born in Missouri although, if other census records are correct, only Matilda, their youngest, had actually been born there. David and Priscilla were enumerated with four of their children in 1870. Serena, who had married eight years earlier, was likely visiting her parents. Her name was recorded as "Rena", she was 21 years of age and at home. Her two young sons were not with her. David was age 19 and at home; the daughter who was "Consaria" on the 1860 census was "Conrad" on the 1870, and was 16 years old and at home; and Matilda was 7 years old and at home. No one in the household could read or write except the father David. It appears from the location information that David and Priscilla, as well as their daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Enoch DeBoard, may have moved houses since the 1860 census. Again, though, the two households were enumerated next to each other on the 1870 census.3

Family

Priscilla __?__ b. 1806
Children1.Mary Ann Dixon+1 b. 1 Jul 1832, d. 1 Jun 1912
2.Stephen Dixon1 b. 1835
3.Barbara Dixon1 b. 1839
4.Sarah Dixon1 b. 1842
5.Nancy J. Dixon1 b. 1844
6.Rachel Dixon1 b. 1846
7.Serena Dixon+1 b. 1847, d. 1900
8.David Dixon2 b. 1851
9.Consaria Dixon2 b. 1853
10.Matilda Dixon3 b. 1863

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 26, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: 871; Page: 190b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, spelled "Dickson" by the census taker", Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 31 Range 4 East, Iron, Missouri; Roll: M593_780; Page: 555A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

David Dixon1

b. 1851
Father*David Dixon1 b. 1804
Mother*Priscilla __?__1 b. 1806
Birth*1851David Dixon was born about 1851 in Tennessee.1
(Son) Census US 186014 July 1860David was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. He was 9 years old.1
(Son) Census US 187022 June 1870David was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in the household of his parents in Township 31, Range 4 East, Iron County, Missouri. The census taker spelled the family's surname "Dickson". David was 19 years old, at home, and could neither read nor write.2

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, spelled "Dickson" by the census taker", Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 31 Range 4 East, Iron, Missouri; Roll: M593_780; Page: 555A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Harley D. Dixon1

b. 1943
Birth*1943Harley D. Dixon was born about 1943.1
Marriage*12 December 1975He married, as her second husband, Rita E. (DeMoss) Eddings, daughter of Ray Lee DeMoss and Mary Lou Hodge, shortly after their marriage license was issued in Wyandotte County, Missouri. Harley was 32 years of age and Rita was age 23. The announcement of their license was published in The Kansas City Times newspaper on 12 December 1975.1
Divorce Filing*8 September 1976Rita E. Dixon filed for divorce against Harley D. Dixon in Wyandotte County, Missouri, and the announcement of her filing was published in The Kansas City Times newspaper on 8 September 1976.2

Family

Rita E. DeMoss b. 29 Jan 1952

Citations

  1. [S2329] Rita E. (DeMoss) Eddings and Harley D. Dixon 1975 Marriage, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, Missouri), Friday, 12 December 1975, page 22, in Wyandotte County, marriage license issued to Harley D. Dixon, age 32, of 9120 W. 78th, and Rita E. Eddings, age 23, of 5630 Oliver. Hereinafter cited as Rita E. (DeMoss) Eddings and Harley D. Dixon 1975 Marriage.
  2. [S2330] Rita E. Dixon vs. Harley D. Dixon 1975 Divorce, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, Missouri), Wednesday, 8 September 1976, page 16, divorce filed in Wyandotte County, Rita E. Dixon against Harley D. Dixon. Hereinafter cited as Rita E. Dixon vs. Harley D. Dixon 1975 Divorce.

Imogene M. Dixon1

b. 6 February 1888, d. 17 July 1988
Father*Thomas A. Dixon1 b. 23 Jul 1865, d. 20 Jun 1951
Mother*Ida M. Sigerson1 b. 11 Jun 1866, d. 21 May 1952
Birth*6 February 1888Imogene M. Dixon was born on 6 February 1888 in Mason City, Mason County, Illinois.1,2
Name VariationHer full name was Imogene Maud Dixon.3
Name VariationShe was called Jean.2
(Daughter) Divorcebefore 11 May 1898She was less than 10 years old when her parents separated, and likely divorced, before 11 May 1898 , the date her mother married her second husband. We've not yet determined any information about Imogene's father's life until his death in 1951.4
(Daughter) Marriage11 May 1898When she was 10 years old her mother married a second time, on 11 May 1898, to Richard Leininger. Imogene's new stepfather had been widowed two years earlier, and had four children. Ora, Arthur, Roy and Leota Leininger were ages 12, 10, 6 and 4 years, respectively.4
(Granddaughter) Census US 19005 June 1900Imogene M. and her sister were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 5 June 1900 in the household of their maternal grandparents, Elizabeth L. and Wilson P. Sigerson, on Main Street, Mason City, Mason County, Illinois. Their surname was spelled "Dickson" by the census taker. Imogene was 12 years old and had attended school for 8 months of the census year.1
(Daughter) Census US 191015 April 1910Imogene was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in the household of her widowed mother, Ida Leininger, in Mason City, Mason County, Illinois. Imogene, whose surname was assumed to be "Lininger" by the census taker, was 22 years of age with no occupation.5
Marriage*3 March 1917She married Thomas P. Shreve, son of George W. Shreve and Emma Pearce, on 3 March 1917 in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.3,6,7,2
Census US 1920*8 January 1920Imogene D. and Thomas P. Shreve were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 8 January 1920 at 115 S. Main Street, Ward 3, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Thomas was 31 years of age and worked as an advertising salesman, and Imogene was 30 years of age with no occupation. They rented their home and two roomers were enumerated with them in 1920. Mrs. L. M. Smith was divorced, 29 years of age, and worked as a secretary for a tobacco company, and her daughter, Madelyn, was 8 years old and had attended school within the census year.8
Census US 1930*22 April 1930Imogene M. and Thomas P. Shreve were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 22 April 1930 at 1325 Morrison Street, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Thomas was 42 years of age and worked for wages as a manager of a public warehouse, and Imogene was 41 years of age. They had been married for 27 years, rented their home for $75 per month, and owned a radio set.9
Census US 1940*15 April 1940Jean and Thomas P. Shreve were enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 15 April 1940 on Highway 162, Burns, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Thomas was 49 years of age and a district supervisor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for an annual government salary of $2,300, and Imogene was 48 years of age. They lived on a farm and rented their house for $14 per month, and had lived in rural Grant County, Wisconsin in 1935, although not on a farm. Thomas had completed three years of college, and Imogene had completed four years of high school. Residing with the couple in 1940 was Imogene's widowed aunt, Alberta Pierce, who was 65 years of age and recorded as a widow. She had likely lived with the couple for a while, since she reported, as they did, to have lived in rural Grant County, Wisconsin in 1935. Alberta had completed her education through the 8th grade of elementary school. A lodger, Leonard Atwater, age 76 and a self-employed poultry farmer, was also enumerated in the Shreve household in 1940.10
Census US 1950*26 April 1950Imogene D. Shreve was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1950 census taken on 26 April 1950 at 103 Kayla, Euclid Heights, Garland County, Arkansas. She was recorded as 62 years of age and married, although her husband was not with her. Her occupation was reported as "Other", and she was not employed, had not worked the week before the census was taken and was not seeking employment. Her father and mother, Thomas A. Dixon and Ida M. Dixon, were recorded as married, and were enumerated as members of their daughter's household in 1950. Thomas was 84 years of age and like his daughter, his occupation was recorded as "Other". He was not employed, had not worked the week before the census was taken, and was not seeking employment. Imogene's mother, Ida, was 83 years of age and reported as unable to work. Hazel H. Evans, who was 20 years old and had been born in Arkansas, was also enumerated in Imogene's household. Hazel worked privately as a maid and had worked 66 hours the week before the census was taken.11
(Wife) Death28 April 1960Imogene became a widow when Thomas P. Shreve died on 28 April 1960 at age 69.7,12
Death*17 July 1988She died on 17 July 1988 at age 1002
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Block 2, Lot 30.10 of Mason City Cemetery, Mason City, Mason County, Illinois.2,7

Family

Thomas P. Shreve b. 9 Sep 1890, d. 28 Apr 1960

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Wilson P. and Elizabeth L. Sigerson, (their surname spelled "Siegerson" by the census taker and transcribed as "Seegerson" by Ancestry), Year: 1900; Census Place: Mason City, Mason, Illinois; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0064; FHL microfilm: 1240328. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jean Dixon Shreve, Memorial# 28248320. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S2297] Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Records, 1820-2004, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage license issued on 24 February 1917 in Dane County, Wisconsin, USA, for Imogene Maud Dixon and Thomas Pearce Shreve, referencing Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Wi Marriage Records 1907-1939. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Records, 1820-2004.
  4. [S266] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online at https://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp, marriage of Mrs. Ida Dixon and Richard "Lininiger" on 11 May 1898 in Mason County, citing Volume 002, page 0004, License# 00003389. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  5. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ida Leininger, (her surname spelled "Lininger" by the census taker), Year: 1910; Census Place: Mason, Mason, Illinois; Roll: T624_311; Page: 1b; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1374324. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2161] U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, Wisconsin State Journal, (Madison, Wisconsin), Wednesday, 28 February 1917, page 5, marriage of Mr. Pearce Shreve of Madison, Wisconsin, assistant editor of the Wisconsin Farmer, and Miss Imogene Dixon of Mason City, Illinois, on Saturday, 3 March 1917 in Madison, referencing, published on 28 February 1917 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, citing https://www.newspapers.com/image/402560464/,0.47832546,0.30460513,0.5378256&xid=3398. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas P. Shreve, Memorial# 28248279.
  8. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas P. and Imogene D. Shreve, Year: 1920; Census Place: Janesville Ward 3, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2014; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 112. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas P. and Imogene M. Shreve, Year: 1930; Census Place: Madison, Dane, Wisconsin; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 2342300. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas P. and Imogene Shreve, Year: 1940; Census Place: Burns, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04490; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 32-4. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Imogene D. Shreve, National Archives at Washington, DC; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Year: 1950; Census Place: Euclid Heights, Garland, Arkansas; Roll: 1436; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 26-61. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S2554] Thomas Pearce Shreve 1960 Wisconsin Obituary, online at www.newspapers.com, Wisconsin State Journal, (Madison, Wisconsin), Friday, 29 April 1960, page 33, reporting that Thomas P. Shreve, 69, of 923 Spaight Street, died unexpectedly at his home Thursday morning; was a loan officer with the Farmers Home Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 1936 with several assignments in Madison during his career; last Madison assignment was in 1954; born in Elkhart, Illinois, married former Imogene Dixon; survived by his wife; a sister Jessie Gunderson and a niece Shirley Gunderson, both of Seattle, Washington. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Pearce Shreve 1960 Wisconsin Obituary.

Iris K. Dixon1

b. August 1889
Father*Thomas A. Dixon1 b. 23 Jul 1865, d. 20 Jun 1951
Mother*Ida M. Sigerson1 b. 11 Jun 1866, d. 21 May 1952
Birth*August 1889Iris K. Dixon was born in August 1889 in Illinois.1
(Daughter) Divorcebefore 11 May 1898She was less than 8 years old when her parents separated, and likely divorced, before 11 May 1898 , the date her mother married her second husband. We've not yet determined any information about Iris's father's life until his death in 1951.2
(Daughter) Marriage11 May 1898When she was 8 years old her mother married a second time, on 11 May 1898, to Richard Leininger. Iris's new stepfather had been widowed two years earlier, and had four children. Ora, Arthur, Roy and Leota Leininger were ages 12, 10, 6 and 4 years, respectively.2
(Granddaughter) Census US 19005 June 1900Iris K. and her sister were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 5 June 1900 in the household of their maternal grandparents, Elizabeth L. and Wilson P. Sigerson, on Main Street, Mason City, Mason County, Illinois. Their surname was spelled "Dickson" by the census taker. Iris was 10 years old and had attended school for 8 months of the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Wilson P. and Elizabeth L. Sigerson, (their surname spelled "Siegerson" by the census taker and transcribed as "Seegerson" by Ancestry), Year: 1900; Census Place: Mason City, Mason, Illinois; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0064; FHL microfilm: 1240328. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S266] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online at https://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp, marriage of Mrs. Ida Dixon and Richard "Lininiger" on 11 May 1898 in Mason County, citing Volume 002, page 0004, License# 00003389. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900.

John F. Dixon1

b. 1861
Father*Thomas A. Dixon2 b. 1830
Mother*Harriett Van Arnsdale2 b. 1834, d. 1891
Birth*1861John F. Dixon was born about 1861 in Illinois.2
Name VariationHe was also called Frank.2
(Son) Census US 187019 July 1870He was enumerated as Frank Dixon on the 1870 census taken on 19 July 1870 in the household of his widowed mother in Havana, Mason County, Illinois. He was 9 years old.2
(Son) Census US 18809 June 1880John F. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 9 June 1880 in the household of his widowed mother in Havana, Mason County, Illinois. He was 18 years old and recorded as disabled.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. B. Dixon, Year: 1880; Census Place: Havana, Mason, Illinois; Roll: 235; Page: 494B; Enumeration District: 133. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. B. Dixon, Year: 1870; Census Place: Havana, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M593_255; Page: 69A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Mary Ann Dixon1,2,3,4

b. 1 July 1832, d. 1 June 1912
Father*David Dixon5 b. 1804
Mother*Priscilla __?__5 b. 1806
Birth*1 July 1832Mary Ann Dixon was born on 1 July 1832 in Tennessee.1,4,6,2
Research Opinion*When Mary Ann DeBoard died in 1912, her son John, as the informant for her death certificate, reported that his mother's father was David "Dexton". We believe that is incorrect, and that her father was actually David Dixon. On the 1860 census in Iron County, Missouri, Mary Ann was enumerated as Polly with her husband Enoch Deboard and their two children. She was 27 years of age and had been born in Tennessee. Their household was next, on the same census page, after the household of David Dixon, his wife Priscilla, and eight children, all of whom had been born in Tennessee, although two of them had been born after the 1850 census was taken. The Dixons had no daughter named Mary listed among their children on the census of 1860.

Going back to the 1850 census, we found David Dixon, his wife "Druscilla", and seven children in Bradley County, Tennessee. The children's names and ages matched those recorded in 1860, so we knew it was the same family -- plus, in 1850, they had a daughter Mary who was missing in 1860 because she married, we believe, Enoch DeBoard. Mary Dixon of the 1850 census was 18 years old and born in Tennessee, like her siblings.

On the 1870 census, the two households of David and Priscilla Dixon, spelled "Dickson" by the census taker, and Enoch and Mary DeBoard, appear to have moved houses, although both families remained in Iron County, Missouri, and the David Dixon household was listed immediately next after the DeBoard household on the same census page.

Our closing statement first addresses the spelling of the "Dexton" surname on Mary Ann DeBoard's death certificate. Neither Mary Ann nor her husband, Enoch DeBoard, could read or write, and many in their extended group of neighbors were also illiterate. Even many of the census takers had difficulty accurately transcribing the names they heard spoken. For example, David Dixon's surname was spelled "Dickson" on the 1870 census. Neither David nor Priscilla Dixon have been found by us after the 1870 census, and we suspect they died between 1870 and 1880. Their grandson, John DeBoard, who was the informant for his mother's death certificate in 1912, was only one year old in 1870 and 11 years old in 1880. To a young boy who could not yet read or write, what John heard spoken may have sounded like "Dexton". After the death of his grandparents, even after he learned to read and write, would he have cared how to spell their surname? We doubt it; he probably had enough trouble learning to spell his own DeBoard. Our second reason for presenting David Dixon as Mary Ann DeBoard's father is the fact that, for so many years, and even after a move, the Dixons and the DeBoards lived right next to each other. We don't believe in coincidences! Our case rests... and we submit that David Dixon was the father of Mary Ann DeBoard and proceed accordingly.7,6,5,3,4,8,9
Name VariationShe was called Polly.4
(Daughter) Census US 185022 October 1850Mary was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Subdivision 26, Bradley County, Tennessee. She was 18 years old.5
Marriage*She married Enoch DeBoard.10
Census US 1860*14 July 1860Polly and Enoch DeBoard were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. Enoch was 38 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $400 and a personal estate valued at $150, and Polly was 27 years of age. Neither Enoch not Polly could read or write. They were enumerated with their two sons, David H. and Steven G., who were 5 and 3 years old, respectively. Polly's parents, Priscilla and David Dixon, and her eight siblings were enumerated in the first preceding household on the same census page.4
Census US 1870*22 June 1870Mary and Enoch DeBoard were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in Township 31, Range 4 East, Iron County, Missouri. Enoch's name was spelled "Erich" by the census taker. He was 45 years of age and a farmer with a personal estate valued at $150, and Mary was 40 years of age and keeping house. Five children were enumerated with their parents in 1870. Huston was 12 years old; Gilmore was age 10; Mary and Nancy were ages 8 and 6 years, respectively; and baby John was 1 year old. Neither of the parents, nor any of the children, could read or write. It appears from the location information that Enoch and Mary, as well as Mary's parents, Priscilla and David Dixon, may have moved houses since the 1860 census. Again, though, the two households were enumerated next to each other on the 1870 census. The Dixon family's surname was spelled "Dickson" that year by the census taker.9
Census US 1880*11 June 1880Mary A. and Enoch DeBoard were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 11 June 1880 in Des Arc, Iron County, Missouri. Enoch was 58 years of age and a farmer, and Mary A. was 48 years of age and keeping house. Enoch could neither read nor write and Mary could read, but not write. They were enumerated with five of their children. Mary E. and Nancy P. were ages 18 and 14, respectively, had both attended school within the census year, were at home and could not read or write; John H. was 11 years old, worked on the family farm, had also attended school within the census year, and could not yet read or write; Martha A. was 8 years old; and David H., age 25 and the oldest of the couple's children, was recorded last. David could read and write and worked in a saw mill. The couple's married son and his wife, Visa A. and Steven G. DeBoard, were enumerated with their baby daughter in the next household on the same census page.1
Census US 1900*10 June 1900Mary Ann, who was recorded as Martha, and Enoch DeBoard were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 10 June 1900 in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. Enoch was 78 years of age and a farmer who had not worked for six months, and Mary, who was recorded by the census taker as "Martha", was 68 years of age. They rented their farm, had been married for 55 years and Mary had given birth to nine children, four of whom were living. Their son, John H., who was 30 years of age and single, was enumerated with them. He worked as a laborer on the farm, had worked every month of the census year, and was the only member of the household who could read and write. Also residing in the DeBoard household in 1900 were two of the couple's grandchildren. Ellen and Walter DeBoard, ages 14 and 10 years, respectively, were children of Enoch and Mary Ann's son, Gilmore DeBoard, and his first wife. Gilmore and his second wife, Florence, were enumerated nearby on the next page of the township's census.10,11
(Mother) Census US 191022 April 1910She was enumerated as Polly Ann on the 1910 census taken on 22 April 1910 in the household of her son John in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. Mary Ann was 78 years of age, a widow, and was reported to have given birth to four children, three of whom were living. Her son and daughter-in-law, Florence and Steven Gilmore DeBoard, were enumerated with their family in the next household on the same and previous census pages.12,13
Death*1 June 1912She died of malaria on 1 June 1912 in Iron County, Missouri, at age 796,2
Burial*2 June 1912 and was buried on 2 June 1912 in Collins Cemetery, Minimum, Iron County.2

Family

Enoch DeBoard b. May 1821
Children1.David H. DeBoard4 b. 1855
2.Steven Gilmore DeBoard+1 b. Jun 1858
3.Mary E. DeBoard9 b. 1862
4.Nancy P. DeBoard9 b. 1864
5.John H. DeBoard9 b. 1869
6.Martha A. DeBoard1 b. 1872

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Enoch and Mary A. DeBoard, Year: 1880; Census Place: Des Arc, Iron, Missouri; Roll: 691; Page: 574B; Enumeration District: 056. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ann (Dexton) DeBoard, Memorial# 104819413. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Enoch and Polly DeBoard, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 26, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: 871; Page: 190b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2178] Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 1 June 1912 of malaria in Union, Iron County, Missouri, USA, of Mary Ann Deboard, age 80 years, 11 months, widow, house work, born on 1 July 1832 in "Indiana", daughter of David "Dexton" and not known mother, informant John DeBoard, Annapolis, Missouri, burial 2 June 1912 in Minimum, Iron County, referencing Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, Missouri, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969, Certificate# 20093. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969.
  7. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  8. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, spelled "Dickson" by the census taker", Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 31 Range 4 East, Iron, Missouri; Roll: M593_780; Page: 555A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Enoch and Mary DeBoard, Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 31 Range 4 East, Iron, Missouri; Roll: M593_780; Page: 555A.
  10. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Enoch and Martha DeBoard, Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0046; FHL microfilm: 1240859. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Steven and Visa A. DeBoard, Year: 1880; Census Place: Des Arc, Iron, Missouri; Roll: 691; Page: 574B; Enumeration District: 056.
  12. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Deboard, Year: 1910; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Roll: T624_783; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1374796. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Steven "W". and Florence E. DeBoard, Year: 1910; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Roll: T624_783; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1374796.

Matilda Dixon1

b. 1863
Father*David Dixon1 b. 1804
Mother*Priscilla __?__1 b. 1806
Birth*1863Matilda Dixon was born about 1863 in Missouri.1
(Daughter) Census US 187022 June 1870Matilda was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in the household of her parents in Township 31, Range 4 East, Iron County, Missouri. The census taker spelled the family's surname "Dickson". Matilda was 7 years old and at home.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, spelled "Dickson" by the census taker", Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 31 Range 4 East, Iron, Missouri; Roll: M593_780; Page: 555A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Minnie Dixon1

b. 1859
Father*Thomas A. Dixon1 b. 1830
Mother*Harriett Van Arnsdale1 b. 1834, d. 1891
Birth*1859Minnie Dixon was born about 1859 in Illinois.1
(Daughter) Census US 18604 June 1860Minnie, who the census taker recorded as "not named", was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 4 June 1860 in the household of her parents in Township 22, Range 8, Havana Post Office, Mason County, Illinois. She was one year old.2
(Daughter) Census US 187019 July 1870Minnie was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 19 July 1870 in the household of her widowed mother in Havana, Mason County, Illinois. She was 11 years old and had attended school within the census year.3
(Daughter) Census US 18809 June 1880Minnie was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 9 June 1880 in the household of her widowed mother in Havana, Mason County, Illinois. She was 21 years of age.4

Citations

  1. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Thomas A Dixon, born on 23 July 1865 at Havana, Mason County, Illinois, son of Thomas A Dixon and Harriett "Vanarsdale", agency notes: Mar 1943: Name listed as THOMAS A DIXON. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas A. and Harriet Dixon, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Township 22 Range 8, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 364; Family History Library Film: 803210. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. B. Dixon, Year: 1870; Census Place: Havana, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M593_255; Page: 69A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. B. Dixon, Year: 1880; Census Place: Havana, Mason, Illinois; Roll: 235; Page: 494B; Enumeration District: 133. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Nancy J. Dixon1,2

b. 1844
Father*David Dixon1 b. 1804
Mother*Priscilla __?__1 b. 1806
Birth*1844Nancy J. Dixon was born about 1844 in Tennessee.1
(Daughter) Census US 185022 October 1850Nancy was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Subdivision 26, Bradley County, Tennessee. She was 6 years old.1
(Daughter) Census US 186014 July 1860Nancy J. was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. She was 17 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 26, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: 871; Page: 190b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Rachel Dixon1

b. 1846
Father*David Dixon1 b. 1804
Mother*Priscilla __?__1 b. 1806
Birth*1846Rachel Dixon was born about 1846 in Tennessee.1
(Daughter) Census US 185022 October 1850Rachel was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Subdivision 26, Bradley County, Tennessee. She was 4 years old.1
(Daughter) Census US 186014 July 1860Rachel was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. She was 15 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 26, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: 871; Page: 190b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Dixon1

b. 1842
Father*David Dixon1 b. 1804
Mother*Priscilla __?__1 b. 1806
Birth*1842Sarah Dixon was born about 1842 in Tennessee.1
(Daughter) Census US 185022 October 1850Sarah was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Subdivision 26, Bradley County, Tennessee. She was 8 years old.1
(Daughter) Census US 186014 July 1860Sarah was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. She was 19 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 26, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: 871; Page: 190b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Serena Dixon1

b. 1847, d. 1900
Father*David Dixon1 b. 1804
Mother*Priscilla __?__1 b. 1806
Birth*1847Serena Dixon was born about 1847 in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee.1,2
Name VariationHer expanded name was T. Serena Melvina Dixon.2
(Daughter) Census US 185022 October 1850Serena was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Subdivision 26, Bradley County, Tennessee. She was 2 years old.1
(Daughter) Census US 186014 July 1860Serena was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. She was 11 years old.3
Marriage*23 February 1862She married Flavious Wesley Waugh on 23 February 1862 in McMinn County, Tennessee.4,5,2,6
(Daughter) Census US 187022 June 1870Serena was enumerated as "Rena", and the census taker spelled her family's surname "Dickson, on the 1870 census taken on 22 June 1870 in the household of her parents in Township 31, Range 4 East, Iron County, Missouri. She had married eight years earlier and was likely visiting her parents, possibly while her husband was arranging their move from Tennessee to Alabama. Serena was 21 years of age, at home, and could neither read nor write. Her two young sons were not with her in Missouri.7
Census US 1880*18 June 1880Serena and Flavious Wesley Waugh were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 18 June 1880 in Beat 4 and 9, Morgan County, Alabama. Flavious was 46 years of age and a farmer, and Serena was 33 years of age and housekeeping. Six children were enumerated with their parents in 1880. David C. and Charles K. were ages 15 and 14 years, respectively, and doing farm work; and Joseph M., Cornelia, Mary H. and Thomas C. were ages 9, 6, 4 and 2 years, respectively.5
(Wife) Death24 April 1896Serena became a widow when Flavious Wesley Waugh died on 24 April 1896 at about age 62.6
Death*1900She died on 1900 in Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama, at about age 532
Burial* and was buried in Waugh Cemetery, Hartselle. The cemetery no longer exists. No tombstones were identified when the road was straightened, so the graves were paved over and are now under the road.2

Family

Flavious Wesley Waugh b. 1834, d. 24 Apr 1896
Children1.David C. Waugh5 b. 1865
2.Charles K. Waugh5 b. 1866
3.Joseph M. Waugh5 b. 1871
4.Cornelia Waugh5 b. 1874
5.Mary H. Waugh5 b. 1874
6.Thomas C. Waugh5 b. 1878

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 26, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: 871; Page: 190b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, T Serena Melvina Dixon, Memorial# 141049622. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 23 February 1862 in McMinn County, Tennessee, USA, of F W Waugh and T S M Dixon. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Flavious and Serena M. Waugh, Year: 1880; Census Place: Beat 4 and 9, Morgan, Alabama; Roll: 27; Page: 128A; Enumeration District: 268. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Flavious Wesley Waugh, Memorial# 35792766.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, spelled "Dickson" by the census taker", Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 31 Range 4 East, Iron, Missouri; Roll: M593_780; Page: 555A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Stephen Dixon1

b. 1835
Father*David Dixon1 b. 1804
Mother*Priscilla __?__1 b. 1806
Birth*1835Stephen Dixon was born about 1835 in Tennessee.1
(Son) Census US 185022 October 1850Stephen was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 22 October 1850 in the household of his parents in Subdivision 26, Bradley County, Tennessee. He was 15 years old.1
(Son) Census US 186014 July 1860Stephen was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Union Township, Iron County, Missouri. He was 23 years of age and a farmer.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 26, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: 871; Page: 190b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Priscilla Dixon, Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Iron, Missouri; Page: 745. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Stephen A. Dixon1

b. 1857
Father*Thomas A. Dixon1 b. 1830
Mother*Harriett Van Arnsdale1 b. 1834, d. 1891
Birth*1857Stephen A. Dixon was born about 1857 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census US 18604 June 1860Stephen A. was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 4 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Township 22, Range 8, Havana Post Office, Mason County, Illinois. He was 3 years old.2
(Son) Census US 187019 July 1870Stephen was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 19 July 1870 in the household of his widowed mother in Havana, Mason County, Illinois. He was 13 years old and had attended school within the census year.3
(Son) Census US 18809 June 1880Stephen was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 9 June 1880 in the household of his widowed mother in Havana, Mason County, Illinois. He was 23 years of age and farming.4

Citations

  1. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Thomas A Dixon, born on 23 July 1865 at Havana, Mason County, Illinois, son of Thomas A Dixon and Harriett "Vanarsdale", agency notes: Mar 1943: Name listed as THOMAS A DIXON. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas A. and Harriet Dixon, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Township 22 Range 8, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 364; Family History Library Film: 803210. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. B. Dixon, Year: 1870; Census Place: Havana, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M593_255; Page: 69A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. B. Dixon, Year: 1880; Census Place: Havana, Mason, Illinois; Roll: 235; Page: 494B; Enumeration District: 133. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Thomas A. Dixon1

b. 23 July 1865, d. 20 June 1951
Father*Thomas A. Dixon2,3 b. 1830
Mother*Harriett Van Arnsdale2,3 b. 1834, d. 1891
Birth*23 July 1865Thomas A. Dixon was born on 23 July 1865 in Illinois.4,2,5
Name VariationHis full name was Thomas Abbott Dixon.2
(Son) Census US 187019 July 1870Thomas was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 19 July 1870 in the household of her widowed mother in Havana, Mason County, Illinois. He was 5 years old.6
(Son) Census US 18809 June 1880Thomas A. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 9 June 1880 in the household of his widowed mother in Havana, Mason County, Illinois. He was 14 years old.7
Marriage*2 March 1887He married Ida M. Sigerson, daughter of Wilson P. Sigerson and Elizabeth L. Hughes, on 2 March 1887 in Mason County, Illinois.1
Divorce*before 11 May 1898Thomas A. Dixon and Ida M. Dixon separated, and were likely divorced, before 11 May 1898, the date Ida married her second husband.8
Marriage At some point between the 1910 and 1930 censuses, he and Ida M. (Sigerson) Dixon Leininger, daughter of Wilson P. Sigerson and Elizabeth L. Hughes, remarried. They had married for the first time in 1887 and separated before Ida's second marriage in 1898 to Richard Leininger, who died in 1907. Ida was enumerated with her mother and older daughter in 1910, and we didn't find her again until she and Thomas were together on the 1930 census. We've had even less success finding Thomas. After his first marriage to Ida in 1887, he eluded all of our research attempts until he and Ida were together again on the 1930 census.1,8,9,10,4
Census US 1930*12 April 1930Ida M. and Thomas A. Dixon were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 12 April 1930 at 710 Garland Avenue, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas. Thomas was 64 years of age, reported no occupation, and had been 21 years of age when he married for the first time, which was also to Ida. Ida was 63 years of age and had been 20 years of age at her first marriage to Thomas. They owned their house, which was not on a farm, and was valued at $3,500, and also owned a radio set.4
Census US 1940*11 April 1940Ida M. and Thomas A. Dixon were enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 11 April 1940 at Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas. Thomas was 74 years of age, had completed his education through the 8th grade of Elementary School, had been a farmer, although was no longer working, and was recorded as unable to work. Ida was 73 years of age, had completed her education through the 8th grade of Elementary School, and worked doing her own housework. They owned their house, which was valued at $2,500, owned a radio set, and each reported having income from sources other than employment.11
(Father) Census US 195026 April 1950Thomas A. Dixon and Ida M. Dixon were enumerated on the 1950 census taken on 26 April 1950 in the household of their daughter, Imogene D. Shreve, at 103 Kayla, Euclid Heights, Garland County, Arkansas. Thomas was 84 years of age and his occupation was recorded as "Other". He was not employed, had not worked the week before the census was taken, and was not seeking employment. Imogene's mother, Ida, was 83 years of age and reported as unable to work. Hazel H. Evans, who was 20 years old and had been born in Arkansas, was also enumerated in their daughter Imogene's household. Hazel worked privately as a maid and had worked 66 hours the week before the census was taken.12
Death*20 June 1951He died on 20 June 1951 at the Garland County Home, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, at age 852,5
Burial*22 June 1951 and was buried on 22 June 1951 in Block A of Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.2,5

Family

Ida M. Sigerson b. 11 Jun 1866, d. 21 May 1952
Children1.Imogene M. Dixon13 b. 6 Feb 1888, d. 17 Jul 1988
2.Iris K. Dixon13 b. Aug 1889

Citations

  1. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Ida M Sigerson and Thomas A Dixon on 2 March 1887 in Mason, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  2. [S2158] Arkansas, Death Certificates, 1914-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 20 June 1951 at the Garland County Home, Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, USA, of Thomas Abbott Dixon, age 85, married, retired farmer, born on 23 July 1865 in Illinois, son of Thomas A Dixon and Harriett Brown, informant Imogene D. Shreve, burial on 22 June 1951 at Greenwood, Hot Springs, citing Certificate# 6610, referencing Arkansas Department of Vital Records, Little Rock, Arkansas, Death Certificates, 1951, Roll# 2. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, Death Certificates, 1914-1969.
  3. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Thomas A Dixon, born on 23 July 1865 at Havana, Mason County, Illinois, son of Thomas A Dixon and Harriett "Vanarsdale", agency notes: Mar 1943: Name listed as THOMAS A DIXON. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas A. and Ida M. Dixon, Year: 1930; Census Place: Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 2339810. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas A. Dixon, Memorial# 37040992. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. B. Dixon, Year: 1870; Census Place: Havana, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M593_255; Page: 69A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. B. Dixon, Year: 1880; Census Place: Havana, Mason, Illinois; Roll: 235; Page: 494B; Enumeration District: 133. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S266] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online at https://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp, marriage of Mrs. Ida Dixon and Richard "Lininiger" on 11 May 1898 in Mason County, citing Volume 002, page 0004, License# 00003389. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Leininger, Memorial# 31719660.
  10. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ida Leininger, (her surname spelled "Lininger" by the census taker), Year: 1910; Census Place: Mason, Mason, Illinois; Roll: T624_311; Page: 1b; Enumeration District: 0071; FHL microfilm: 1374324. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas A. and Ida M. Dixon, (her name," Ida M." transcribed as "Sdmm" by Ancestry), Year: 1940; Census Place: Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas; Roll: m-t0627-00137; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 26-26. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Imogene D. Shreve, National Archives at Washington, DC; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Year: 1950; Census Place: Euclid Heights, Garland, Arkansas; Roll: 1436; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 26-61. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Wilson P. and Elizabeth L. Sigerson, (their surname spelled "Siegerson" by the census taker and transcribed as "Seegerson" by Ancestry), Year: 1900; Census Place: Mason City, Mason, Illinois; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0064; FHL microfilm: 1240328. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Thomas A. Dixon1

b. 1830
Birth*1830Thomas A. Dixon was born about 1830 in New Jersey.1,2
Marriage*17 January 1856He married Harriett Van Arnsdale, daughter of Henry I. Van Arnsdale and Sophia G. Brown, on 17 January 1856 in Mason County, Illinois.3,4
Census US 1860*4 June 1860Harriett and Thomas A. Dixon were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 4 June 1860 in Township 22, Range 8, Havana Post Office, Mason County, Illinois. Thomas was 30 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $10,000 and a personal estate valued at $1,000, and Harriet was 25 years of age. Seven other individuals were enumerated in the Dixon household in 1860, and only three of them can we identify as family members. Their son, Stephen A., was 3 years old, and their daughter, Minnie, who was one year old, was recorded by the census taker as "not named". Harriet's mother, Sophia (Brown) Van Arnsdale, was 61 years of age and a widow. Mary J. O'Neil, whose relationship to the family has not yet been identified, had been born in New York, was 10 years old, and had attended school within the census year. Aaron Benham, who may have been a relative of Eliza Benham, the future wife of Harriet's brother John H. Van Arnsdale, had been born in Ohio and was recorded as 25 years of age. The two remaining men enumerated in the Dixon household in 1860 were working as farm laborers. James Whitaker was 16 years old and James Boggs was age 18, and both had been born in Illinois.5

Family

Harriett Van Arnsdale b. 1834, d. 1891
Children1.Stephen A. Dixon3 b. 1857
2.Minnie Dixon3 b. 1859
3.John F. Dixon6 b. 1861
4.Thomas A. Dixon+1,3 b. 23 Jul 1865, d. 20 Jun 1951

Citations

  1. [S2158] Arkansas, Death Certificates, 1914-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 20 June 1951 at the Garland County Home, Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, USA, of Thomas Abbott Dixon, age 85, married, retired farmer, born on 23 July 1865 in Illinois, son of Thomas A Dixon and Harriett Brown, informant Imogene D. Shreve, burial on 22 June 1951 at Greenwood, Hot Springs, citing Certificate# 6610, referencing Arkansas Department of Vital Records, Little Rock, Arkansas, Death Certificates, 1951, Roll# 2. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, Death Certificates, 1914-1969.
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas A. and Ida M. Dixon, Year: 1930; Census Place: Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 2339810. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Thomas A Dixon, born on 23 July 1865 at Havana, Mason County, Illinois, son of Thomas A Dixon and Harriett "Vanarsdale", agency notes: Mar 1943: Name listed as THOMAS A DIXON. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Harriet "Vanarsdale" and Thomas Dixon on 17 January 1856 in Mason County, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas A. and Harriet Dixon, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Township 22 Range 8, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 364; Family History Library Film: 803210. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. B. Dixon, Year: 1870; Census Place: Havana, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M593_255; Page: 69A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.