Beverly Wayne Dixon Sr. family
master farmers 1900+, Fayette & Arlington area, Smithfield.Twp, Fayette County Iowa
noted for their show quality livestock, horses, cattle, hogs

burials, descendent trees, maps, newspaper notes, pics

  

 Beverly Wayne Sr. Dixon x Sarah Aquilla Wilson family
buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 3mi N of Fayette.IA
also some notes regarding Thomas Green Wilson x Rebecca Epps, Sarah's parents

Thomas Godfrey Wilson (1844/IN-1920/IA) settled in Smithfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA in 1897.
His son/law Beverly Wayne (Sarah) Dixon (1869/OH-1934/IA) came in 1900.
They had visited before as family/friends were early Fayette.Co.IA settlers in the Fayette/Albany/Lima area.

 

Drop down menu: (this is a long page of notes)
...Dixon burials
...Dixon descendent tree
...Wilson descendent tree
...Dixon farms and birth locations...An attempt at 'best guess'
...Timeline notes for the Beverly Dixon family of Fayette.Co.IA with misc Maps/Pics.
...Richard Bunn, husband of Verda (12 child) Dixon.
...Archibald Dixon white slave holder from whom Peter Dixon took his surname.  Peter, father of Beverly Wayne Sr. Dixon.
...Henderson.Co.KY, Dixon burials in Mr.Zion.Cem & Civil War draft registrations.
...Ralph Dixon, short living history story about Ralph.
...Some pictures from the Ardith Dixon Morris collection go to https://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette-co-ia-genea/dixon/
...Two unrelated Dixon lines (white) in the county.

 

 

Albums of historical Dixon family/farm pictures
https://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette-co-ia-genea/dixon/
(from Ardith Dixon Morris collection, 9th child of Beverly & Sarah)

Contains webpage links to various Fayette Co. surnames and history projects.
Iowaz Index Page
The photo hosting site contains material regarding history, maps, genealogy of Fayette, Co, Iowa
Iowaz Photo Hosting Site

Photo survey of Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 2+mi N of Fayette in sec 8 of Westfield.Twp.
http://www.iowaz.info/fayetteco/pleasanthill.htm

Watrous family genealogy, instrumental in encouraging/assisting free blacks/ethnics to locate as pioneers in Fayette.Co.IA.
http://www.iowaz.info/surname/watrous.htm
Wroe familiy genealogy, U.B. Church abolitionist of the Lima/Albany area.
http://www.iowaz.info/surname/wroe.htm
Susan Collins, M.E. Missionary in Africa
http://www.iowaz.info/surname/collinssusan.htm

Page Chronology:  Notes on the research of the Beverly W. Dixon family of Fayette.Co.IA
...2010July01...Page initially uploaded. 
...2014Nov01...Page updated after contact with Bruce Dixon, son of Beverly Jr.
...2017May08...Added a living history story from Kip.Knight(FHS'59), regarding Ralph Dixon. 
...2019Oct-Nov...A box of pics of what will be called the Ardith Dixon Morris collection, was sent by Clarence Cameron from Madison.WI, as he has found online the 2010 Dixon page, (Clarence is also tied to the Morriis line by marriage).   The pics were digitalized (link to pics above) and the box of pics passed on to Laverle.Dixon (son of Ivan, gson of Beverly Sr.) to save for the family line, which by now is about all gone. The Dixon line was again worked on through Nov/Dec2019 and restarted in Feb2020.  New info was added to the 2010 project, plus tracking the line back to Henderson.Co.KY to slave-holder Archibald Dixon.  Peter (Dixon) father of Beverly Sr, likely took the Dixon surname when becoming a freed man after the Civil War.  No changes/edits were made to the Pleasant Hill Cem burial data at this time. Additions/changes were made to the descendent tree.  Timeline info has been added from newspaper searches, along with maps that track the Dixon farm locations.  The pics saved by Ardith Dixon Morris are available by right clicking and saving.
...2020Feb>Mar15...When the main computer went down in late Dec, the Dixon project went on hold and 'memory' of the project faded.  The project was restarted and uploaded about at the Dec stopping point.  Perhaps there will be another concentration on the material at a future date.  Additions/edits are welcome.

...Web page objectives:   share data, jump start others, make contacts, use a simple web page format.
...Do not trust any tree/report data as totally valid.
  Use the data to jump start your own research....the information will the best guess at the time of working on a specific project. 

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Dixon farming locations.

Schooling for the Dixon Children:
...1906...Harlan.Twp #1, NE corner, Sec 12.
...1908...Harlan Twp #4, SW corner Sec 17.
...1915...Westfield.Twp #2, SW corner Sec 2, Frog Hollow or Thorp School.
...1918After...Smithfield.Twp, Twp #6, Sec 11 & 12, Stranahan School.
...1921...Avon Dixon graduated from Fayette.IA H.S., attended UIU at Fayette one year, taught H.S. at Buxton.IA two years.
...1928...Frank Dixon graduated from Fayette.IA H.S.
...1930...Ardith Dixon graduated from Fayette.IA H.S.


Dixon burials
 in Fayette Co, Iowa
(last worked with, 2010, not edited in 2020 so be careful of data)

Photo survey of Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 2.5 miles north of Fayette in sec 8 of Westfield.Twp.
http://www.iowaz.info/fayetteco/pleasanthill.htm

Surname First, Middle Maiden Spouse or Parents Birth Death/Burial Cemetery City/Twp Notes

 


Colored rows = info/data updated; white rows = not updated, needing data. 

Dixon Alfred Fred Dixon Dixon son of James Wm 1848 1929 God's Acres Clermont Son of James W. Dixon 1809Eng-1890/Clermont.IA & Susan 1812/Eng-1874/Clermont.IA
Dixon James W Dixon Unknown Susan 1812-1874/Clermont.IA 28 Feb 1809 15 Apr 1890 God's Acres Clermont Lot 8. Ch:  Sarah A, Fred.
Dixon Susan Unknown Dixon James W 1809/Eng-1890/Clermont.IA 10 Apr 1812 30 Sep 1874 God's Acres Clermont Lot 8. Ch:  Sarah A, Fred.
Dixon Tessie Dixon Dau of ??. 1904 2 Mar 1905 Oakdale Cem Oelwein Age 11m; The Road to Glory, Lot 200
Dixon Ralph E Dixon Dison son of Beverly Wayne Sr. 12 Dec 1911 15 Jan 1980 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 2, row 12.   Son  of Beverly Wayne Dixon 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fayette.IA
Dixon Beverly Wayne Dixon Williams Irene 19 May 1924 20 Jul 1972 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 2, row 12.   WWII, IA, IC2,  USNR IA. Son  of Beverly Wayne Dixon 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fayette.IA
Dixon Ivan Ray Dixon  Dixon son of Beverly Wayne Sr. 28 Dec 1908 4 Dec 1990 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 3, row 12.  Son  of Beverly Wayne Dixon 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fayette.IA
Dixon Howard Irwin Dixon Dixon son of Beverly Wayne Sr. 27 Oct 1903 Apr 1987 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 3, row 12.  No stone.  Son  of Beverly Wayne Dixon 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fayette.IA
Dixon LaVern F Dixon Dixon son of Beverly Wayne Sr. 1900 No date Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 3, row 12. No stone.  Son  of Beverly Wayne Dixon 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fayette.IA
Dixon Everetta Wilson Dixon Dixon dau of Beverly Wayne  1902 Oct 1973 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 5, row 12.  Dau of Beverly Wayne Dixon 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fayette.IA
Dixon Harold Dixon  Dixon infant of Beverly Wayne 13 Feb 1918 1 Nov 1918 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 5, row 12.  Son  of Beverly Wayne Dixon 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fayette.IA
Dixon Myrtle L Dixon Dixon dau of Beverly Wayne  1916 15 Sep 1926 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 5, row 12.  Dau of Beverly Wayne Dixon 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fayette.IA
Dixon Virgie McNealy Dixon  Dixson son of Beverly Wayne 1897 12 Aug 1928 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 5.  Son of Beverly Wayne Dixon 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fayette.IA
Dixon Beverly Wayne Dixon Wilson Sarah Aquilla Feb 1, 1869 15 Jan 1934 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 5.  Father.  Son of Peter Dixon 1840/KY-1915/KY & Margareth (Dixon?) 1840/KY-1918/OH.  Ch:  Virgie McNealy, Laverne F, Everetta W, Fern Avon, Howard Irvin, Ivan Ray, Franlin Arthur, Ralph E, Ardarth L, Myrtle L, Verda Leone, Harold, Beverly Wayne Jr.
Dixon Sarah Aquilla Wilson Dixon Beverly Wayne 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp Aug 23, 1876 9 Feb 1965 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 5.  Mother.  Dau of Thomas Godfrey Wilson 1844/IN-1920/Fayette.IA & Rebecca Amanda Epps 1845/INorIL-1931/Fay.Co.IA..Ch:  Virgie McNealy, Laverne F, Everetta W, Fern Avon, Howard Irvin, Ivan Ray, Franlin Arthur, Ralph E, Ardarth L, Myrtle L, Verda Leone, Harold, Beverly Wayne Jr.
Dixon Franklin Frank Arthur Dixon Saunders Alverta Peggy b/d Waterloo.IA 3 May 1910 24 Jan 1987 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 5. Row 12.  Son of Beverly Wayne Dixon 1869/OH-1934/Westfield.Twp & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fayette.IA  Ch:  Vincent Arthur.
Dixon Alverta Peggy W Sanders Dixon Frank Arthur 1910/Maynard.IA-1987/Waterloo.IA 7 Mar 1915 No date Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 5.  Row 12.  Ch:  Vincent Arthur.
Dixon Vincent Arthur Dixon Dixon son of Frank Arthur 28 Feb 1948 1 Mar 1986 Pleasant Hill Westfield Twp Lot 5. Row 12.  Son of Frank Arthur Dixon 1910/Maynard-1987/Waterloo.IA & Peggy W. Saunders 1915/Waterloo.IA-??/Waterloo.IA.
Dixon Mrs Unknown William No date 28 Apr 1928 West Union West Union Info on update page of WU Cem book
Dixon Robert Dixon   No date 24 Dec 1919 West Union West Union Info on update page of WU Cem book
Dixon Althea M Bonwel   14 Dec 1901 3 Oct 1983 Woodlawn Oelwein Born at Powersville, Iowa
Dixon Charles Frederick Dixon Dixon son of Charles Fred Sr. 21 Oct 1914 21 Nov 1982 Woodlawn Oelwein Son of Charles F & Mary (WELSH) DIXON
Dixon Charles Frederick Dixon Welsh Mary Ann 1885/KS-1962/Oelwein 11 Feb 1885 25 Dec 1918 Woodlawn Oelwein Dau of Rachael Hunter Welsh
Dixon Mary Galle   6 Feb 1865 18 Apr 1962 Woodlawn Oelwein Need husb & children.
Dixon Mary Grace Schmidekamp Dixon Franklin Monroe 28 Aug 1861 9 Dec 1937 Woodlawn Oelwein  

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Beverly Wayne Dixon Sr. descendent tree
Basic descendent trees of the major surname lines in Fayette Co, Iowa.
Trees were created from online data, census listings, burial info, personal knowledge, so there will be speculations/best guesses.
These trees can be added too or corrected should anyone want to copy/paste/email info.

The Beverly Wayne Dixon family

    

Albums of historical Dixon family/farm pictures
https://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette-co-ia-genea/dixon/
(from Ardith Dixon Morris collection, 9th child of Beverly & Sarah)

Descendants of the Peter Dixon line buried at Pleasant Hill (Ridge) Cemetery
Photo survey of Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 2+mi N of Fayette in sec 8 of Westfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA
http://www.iowaz.info/fayetteco/pleasanthill.htm

Descendants of Peter Dixon
(uploaded 2020Feb)

1 DIXON, Peter b: Nov 1840 in Nicholas.Co.KY (or Henderson.Co.KY?bz/2019) d: 07 Jan 1914 in Henderson, Henderson.Co.KY Burial: Mt. Zion Cem, Henderson, Henderson.Co.KY. Note 1: Nov 2019 Dixon reviewd 2010, 2015, 2019: Barry.Zbornik Hannibal.MO iowaz AT hotmail.com Note 3: Bet. 1840 - 1861 Grew up in a slave family in KY (would take surname of slave owner Archie/Archablad Dixon) ; born in Nicholas.Co.KY, 2 counties S of SW Ohio & Ohio River. Note 5: 1850 Census, U.S. Federal Slave Schedules, Henderson.Co.KY: Archie Dixon (b.1802/NC>d.1876/KY, father Wynne/Wayne1764/NY>1829/KY) lists slaves(aged, no names) 21 males ages 50>1yr & 18 females 30>1yr. Note 6: 1850 Census: Henderson, Henderson.Co.KY. Dixon: Archebald48NC lawyer(politician/US.Senator1852-1855 & farmer/planter tax.base$60k (had about 40 slaves on property), ElizR41VA, Rebecca11KY, SusanB9KY, Archibald7KY, JosephC2KY. Note 7: Bet. 1863 - 1865 Peter served with the Union in the Civil War. Probably moved across the OH.River from KY to Brown.Co.OH, after mustered out of Union Army in 1865; adopted.dau Lucy b.1862KY, son Wm b.abt.1865OH, bz/2019. Note 12: 01 Mar 1866 U.S.Freedman's.Bank.Records: Peter Dixon, 5'5", blk, scar from cut left hand/side, birth Nicohlas.Co.KY name of master Arch Dixon, resident of Henderson.KY, served Union reg&co= CoC 118MSCI. Note 14: 1870 Census: Ripley P.O., Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH. Dixon (family listed black): Pator/Peter30KY farmhand $0/20, Margaret35KY, (adopted) Lucy8KY (dau of Margaret?), Wm3OH, unnamed-son3mOH (Beverly Wayne). Note 16: 1880 Census: Ripley P.O., Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH. Dixon (other bk families in area): Peter39KY farm tenant, Margareth45KY, Wm.Oscas13 farmhand, Bevelly12OH, Albert10OH, Eddie8OH, Lucy19KY step/dau. Note 18: Brown.Co.OH is N of Nicholas & Henderson.Co.KY, across/adj. the OH.River. Note 19: 1900 Census: Byrd.Twp, Brown.Co.OH. Dixon: Peter59KY farmhand, Margaret64KY, nephew Harrison Martiin18KY b.1881Aug farmhand. Note 20: Aft. 1900 Removed from Brown.Co.OH, back to Henderson.KY possibliy to live with a relative/friend Ollie? bz/2019). Note 21: 1910 Census: Wash.St, Henderson, Henderson.Co.KY. Dixon: Ollie55bk laborer, P.60bk (Peter). Note 23: Jan 1914 Living 1007 Elm.St, Henderson, Henderson.Co.KY (on OH.River, near IN/IL line in western KY ). Note 25: 1920 Census: Willow.St, Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH. Dixon: Edward48muOh foundry laborer, Martha38muOH, son CalvinW15muOH foundry laborer, father Peter70muKY wd farm laborer; adj Thomas Dixon60whSC stone cutter, wf MayB56whOH. Note 29: Cause of death listed general disability from Bright's Disease (acute/chornic nephritis, a kidney disease).

.. +BROOK, Margareth 'Margaret' Brock b: Mar 1836 in KY d: 1918 in Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH m: Abt. 1868 in Henderson.Co.KY or Brown.Co.OH, after Civil War (bz/2019)

2 DIXON, Lucy (step-dau) b: Abt. 1862 in Henderson.Co.KY Note 8: 1880 Census: Ripley P.O., Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH. Dixon (other bk families in area): Peter39 farm tenant, Margareth45, Wm.Oscas13 farmhand, Bevelly12, Albert10, Eddie8, Lucy19KY step/dau.

2 DIXON, William (step-son) Oscar b: Abt. 1867 in Ripley P.O. area, Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH Note 8: 1880 Census: Ripley P.O., Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH. Dixon (other bk families in area): Peter39 farm tenant, Margareth45, Wm.Oscas13 farmhand, Bevelly12, Albert10, Eddie8, Lucy19KY step/dau.

2 DIXON, Beverly Wayne I b: 01 Feb 1869 in Ripley P.O. area, Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH d: 15 Jan 1934 in Sec 23 (farmstead, center of north line), Smithfield.Twp, 4mi N of Arlington, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, lot 5, row 12, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA; service at M.E. Ch in Fayette.IA. Note 3: 1870 Census: Ripley P.O., Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH. Dixon (no other bk families close): Pator/Peter30KY farmhand $0/20, Margaret35KY, Lucy8KY (adopted), Wm3OH, unnamed son3mOH (Beverly Wayne). Note 4: 1880 Census: Ripley P.O., Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH. Dixon (other bk families in area): Peter39 farm tenant, Margareth45, Wm.Oscas13 farmhand, Bevelly12, Albert10, Eddie8, Lucy19KY step/dau. Note 6: Bet. Feb 1897 - Mar 1900 Married 1897Feb/Clarion, Wright.Co.IA; 1900Mar, moved to Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA (f/law Thomas Wilson had moved 1897Mar). Note 7: Mar 1900 Moved/rented from George Walker, in Sec 8 & 17, Seaton neighborhood, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, 2mi NW of f/law Thomas Wilson in Sec 22. Note 8: 1900 Census: 4mi S of Fayette village, Seaton neighborhood, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Beverge/Beverly30 farming, Sarah22, Virgie1, Lensin/Laverne10m. Note 9: 1905 Dixon's rented the Lamb farm (moved 2mi N of 1900 location), 2mi SxSW of Fayette, 180a in Sec 5, Smithfield.Twp & 40a in Sec 32, Westfield.Twp. Note 10: 1906 Dixon's rented 280a, 2mi N of Maynard, the A. Dewey farm in Sec 11&3, Harlan.Twp. Note 11: 1908 Dixon's rented 160a, 2mi W of Maynard, the E. Frost farm in NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp. Note 12: 1910 Census: 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, farming/renting E.Frost farm. Dixon: Beveerly40bkOH, Sarah34bkIL, Virgie12IA, LaVerne10IA, Avon9IA, Everett7IA, Irving6IA, Ivan2IA, Frank11mIA, Michale Quinlan42 farmhand. Note 13: Apr 1915 Dixon's bought 140a Tompkins farm in Frog Hollow 2mi N of Albany, in NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp. Note 14: 1915 Census: B.W. Dixon44/OH farming, Frog Hollow, 2mi N of Albany, 140a, in NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, earnings 1914.$1670, incumbance on farm $6k, farm value $12k. Note 15: Apr 1918 Sold the140a farm in Frog Hollow, in NE1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, to Charles Baker; moved/rented large 455a farm in ownership of Upper.IA.U, in Sec's 14 (farmstead in center of 14), 13,23,24, Smithfield.Twp. Note 22: 1920 Census: Farmstead in center of Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: BeverlyW58KY farming rented 455a UIU farm (sec's 14,13,23,24), Sarah43IL, VirgieM22, FairyL20, FernA17, EverettW17, IrvinH16, IrvanR12, FranklinA10, RalphE5, ArdarthL6, MyrtleL3y11m. Note 23: 1925 Census: Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: BeverlyW55KY farming, SarahA48 nee Wilson, LaverneF25, EverettaW22, ErvinH21, IvanR17, FrankA5, RalphE13, ArdathL11, MyrtleL9, VerdaS3, VeverlyW1, m/law Rebeka Wilson78. Note 25: 1930 Census: Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: B.W.61 farming, Sarah54, Evert27, Ervine26, Frank20, Ralph18, Artis16, Virda8, BeverlyW5. Note 26: 1934 Obit: Tenant on large UIU farm 3mi SE of Fayette, survived by wf, 3dau, 6sons (farmhands with father). Note 27: 1940 Census: Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Sarah64 widow farming income $250, LaVernae40, EveretteW37, IrvinH36 trucker, FrankA29, RalphE28, VerdeL18, BeverleyW15. Note 29: Bet. 1899 - 1934 Rented/tenant farmed Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, had 13ch, family became well known for superior livestock & draft horses. Note 30: Burial marker shows birth 1866, bz/2010.

.... +WILSON, Sarah Aquilla b: 23 Aug 1876 in Kankakee or Iroquois.Co.IL d: 09 Feb 1965 in Mercy Hosp, Oelwein.IA; res of Fayette.IA. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, lot 5, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 23 Feb 1897 in Clarion, Wright.Co.IA Father: Thomas Godfrey WILSON Mother: Rebecca Amanda EPPS Note 6: Abt. 1888 Moved with family from Papineau.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL to Sibley, Osceloa.Co.IA, then to Fayette.Co.IA. Note 14: See husband Beverly's census data, bz/2014. Note 16: 1915 Census: Lima P.O., Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Mrs. B.W. Dixon (SarahA nee Wilson) 37ILbk, married, housekeeper, 12gr read/write, 23y in Iowa. Note 22: 1940 Census: Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Sarah64 widow farming income $250, LaVernae40, EveretteW37, IrvinH36 trucker, FrankA29, RalphE28, VerdeL18, BeverleyW15.

... 3 DIXON, Virgie Mae b: 12 Aug 1897 in Clarion/Dows area, Wright.Co.IA d: 10 Nov 1928 in 4550 Champlian, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 9, lot 5,sm granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 3: 23 Feb 1897 Parents marry: Beverly Wayne Sr. Dixon & Sarah Aquilla Wilson in Clarion, Wright.Co.IA, 15mi NW of Dows, Franklin.Co.IA. Note 4: Jun 1898 Baby Pic: Virgie, taken summer, at R.L. Shager Photography, Dows, Franklin.Co.IA (pic was in Ardith Dixon Morris collection, bz/2019). Note 5: Abt. 1899 Beverly/Sarah & baby Virgie Dixon left Wright.Co.IA & located/farmed 4mi S of Fayette, near Sec 9, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1900 Census: 4mi S of Fayette village, Smithfield.Twp, (speculate edge Sec 17, bz/2019) (adj to Alexander.Russell, Sec 9), Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Beverge/Beverly30 farming, Sarah22, Virgie1, Lensin/Laverne10m. Note 8: 1910 Census: 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, farming/renting E.Frost farm. Dixon: Beveerly40bkOH, Sarah34bkIL, Virgie12IA, LaVerne10IA, Avon9IA, Everett7IA, Irving6IA, Ivan2IA, Frank11mIA, Michale Quinlan42 farmhand. Note 12: 1915 Census: B.W. Dixon44/OH farming, Frog Hollow, 2mi N of Albany, 140a, in NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, earnings 1914.$1670, incumbance on farm $6k, farm value $12k. Note 13: 1920 Census: Farmstead in center of Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: BeverlyW58KY farming rented 455a UIU farm (sec's 14,13,23,24), Sarah43IL, VirgieM22, FairyL20, FernA17, EverettW17, IrvinH16, IrvanR12, FranklinA10, RalphE5, ArdarthL6, MyrtleL3y11m. Note 14: Jan 1921 Virgie Dixon, age 23, moved to Chicago for employment, the first child to make a major move away from Fayette.Co. Note 15: 23 Oct 1924 Virgie Dixon, age 27,married Thomas 'Tom' McNeally, age 42, (1882-1930) in Chicago.

....... +MCNEALY, Thomas 'Tom' McNeally b: 11 Sep 1882 in Nashville, Davidson.Co.TN d: 04 Jul 1930 in 5320 Wabash.Ave, Chicago.Cook.Co.IL Burial: Lincoln Cem, Cook.Co.IL m: 23 Oct 1924 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Father: Frank McNeally MCNEALY Mother: Mattie Cileneer CILENER Note 6: Sep 1918 Draft.Reg: Thomas McNealy, b.1883Sep11, short/med build, cut on left heel, 5320 Wabash.Ave, Chicago.IL, general utility man at linen supply, relative Mattie Peck mother or sister same address. Note 9: 1930 Census: Jonesville.Ave, Chicago.IA. Lodger in the Lillian Roberts52KY household, Thomas McNeeley46TN chauffeur. Note 11: Occupation at time of death, chauffeur; address 4857 Forestville, Chicago.IL.

..... 4 MCNEALY, No Children

... 3 'VERNE, Laverne Faye, Vern' Dixon b: 24 Jul 1899 in Clarion/dows area, Wright.Co.IA d: 24 Jan 1992 in Cedar Falls hosp, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, sm gray granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: Abt. 1899 Beverly/Sarah & baby Virgie Dixon left Wright.Co.IA & located/farmed 4mi S of Fayette, near Sec 9, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 5: 1900 Census: 4mi S of Fayette village, Smithfield.Twp, (speculate edge Sec 17, bz/2019) (adj to Alexander.Russell, Sec 9), Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Beverge/Beverly30 farming, Sarah22, Virgie1, Lensin/Laverne10m. Note 6: 1910 Census: 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, farming/renting E.Frost farm. Dixon: Beveerly40bkOH, Sarah34bkIL, Virgie12IA, LaVerne10IA, Avon9IA, Everett7IA, Irving6IA, Ivan2IA, Frank11mIA, Michale Quinlan42 farmhand. Note 7: 1915 Census: B.W. Dixon44/OH farming, Frog Hollow, 2mi N of Albany, 140a, in NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, earnings 1914.$1670, incumbance on farm $6k, farm value $12k. Note 8: 1920 Census: Farmstead in center of Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: BeverlyW58KY farming rented 455a UIU farm (sec's 14,13,23,24), Sarah43IL, VirgieM22, FairyL20, FernA17, EverettW17, IrvinH16, IrvanR12, FranklinA10, RalphE5, ArdarthL6, MyrtleL3y11m. Note 16: Aft. 1934 After death of Beverly Sr, wf Sarah, ch Verne, Irvin, Ralph, Jim farmed together the remainder of their lives in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 24: Bef. 1982 Living on Dixon farm, with bro. Ralph, Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, very involved in M.E.Ch & clubs in Arlington. Note 26: Abt. 1983 Moved from Dixon farm, Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp to Windsor Care Center, Cedar.Falls.IA. Note 28: SS#320.12.7425; never married.

....... +UNMARRIED

... 3 [1] DIXON, Avon Fern b: 07 Dec 1900 in 4mi S of Fayette, N edge of Sec 17, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 11 Jan 1983 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Burial: Oak Woods Cem, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Note 6: May 1921 Graduated Fayette.IA High School; attended UIU at Fayette 1yr. Note 7: Bet. 1922 - 1923 Taught H.S. in Buxton, Monroe.Co.IA before marriage. Note 8: Aft. 1924 Living in Chicago.IL. Note 10: 1930 Census: 5034 St.Lawerence.Ave, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL. Lcius Green29bkGA starch refinery laborer, wf Avon (nee Dixon) Green29bkIA (age at marriage 23y); lodgers Annie Stallsworthbk49AL widow dress.shop saleslady, Lelia Baldwin28AL. Note 12: 1940 Census: 609 E50th Place, Chicago.IL. Avon Green39bkIA 2y college laundry seamstress income$780 owned.home$2700, Geo. Johnson24bkKS controlling electrician, Douglas McLaughin86AL. Note 14: Oct 1943 Last date mentioned in papers as Avon Green visiting relatives in Fayette.IA. Note 15: Apr 1944 Marriage License, Cook.Co.IL, Zollie Brown x Avon Green. Note 17: Nov 1949 Mrs.Avon.Brown & dau Judy of Chicago, visit her sister Mrs. Richard Bunn in Oelwein.IA. Note 22: 1974 Living at 609 E 50th Place, Chicago.IL 60600. Note 28: SS#360.01.1760

....... +GREEN, Lucius b: Abt. 1901 in GA m: 01 Jun 1924 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Father: Allen 'Shack' GREEN Mother: Allice UNKNOWN Note 7: 1910 Census: Cuthbert, Randolph.Co.GA. Green: Allen33bkGA farmhand, Allice29bkGA, Lucius9bkGA, Mattie.Belle65bkGA Note 9: 1920 Census: St.Lawrence.Ave, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL. Green: Allen48bkTN packing house laborer, 2nd wf Lucindra28TNbk broom factory laborer , Lucius18bkGA foundry laborer, Mattie16bkGA. Note 11: 1930 Census: 5034 St.Lawerence.Ave, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL. Lcius Green29bkGA starch refinery laborer, wf Avon (nee Dixon) Green29bkIA (age at marriage 23y); lodgers Annie Stallsworthbk49AL widow dress.shop saleslady, Lelia Baldwin28AL.

..... 4 GREEN, No Children

... *2nd Husband of [1] DIXON, Avon Fern:

....... +BROWN, Zollie b: 06 Jun 1907 in Elberton, Elbert.Co.GA d: May 1982 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Burial: Oak Woods Cem, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL m: Apr 1944 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Note 5: 16 Oct 1940 Draft.Cards: Zollie Brown, Chicago.IL, b.1909Jun03/Elberton.GA, employer Swift & Co, negro, 5'6", 156lb, next of kin Eva Rayfet. Note 6: 14 Oct 1942 Enlistment: Chicago, single with dependents, negro, grammar sch, skill slughtering & prep of meat products, ht 5'9", 149lb. Note 10: 28 Apr 1944 Marriage License, Cook.Co.IL, Zollie Brown x Avon Green.

..... 4 BROWN, Judith Ann 'Judy' b: Aft. 1945 in Chicago.Cook.Co.IL

... 3 DIXON, Everette Wilson 'Jim' b: 01 Oct 1902 in 4mi S of Fayette, N edge of Sec 17, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 23 Oct 1973 in West.Union hosp; lived Sec 2 farm, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 9, lot 5, sm granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 15: Aft. 1934 After death of Beverly Sr, wf Sarah, ch Verne, Irvin, Ralph, Jim farmed together the remainder of their lives in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.

....... +UNMARRIED

... 3 DIXON, Irvin Howard b: 27 Oct 1903 in 4mi S of Fayette, N edge of Sec 17, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Apr 1987 in West Union hosp; res of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, sm gray granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 9: May 1916 Irvin, age 13, while walking home, found dyamite cap, put in pocket, thought to have hit it with hammer, explosion severed left hand at wrist. Note 10: Never married. Note 11: Aft. 1934 After death of Beverly Sr, wf Sarah, ch Verne, Irvin, Ralph, Jim farmed together the remainder of their lives in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 13: Hauled milk for Arlington.IA creamery for 35yrs. Note 22: 1983 Living in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.

....... +UNMARRIED

... 3 DIXON, Ivan Ray b: 28 Dec 1908 in 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 04 Dec 1990 in Manchester hosp; res RR2, Arlington area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, sm granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1937 Moved from NE area of Smithfield.Twp to farm N edge of Arlington, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 13: 1940 Census: N of Arlington, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Ivan32IA farming, Hazel27IA, Rosella5IA, Charlene3IA, Jacquline1IA. Note 20: Nov 1963 Arlington.IA paper: Ivan Dixon purchases farm home of a few acres of Orson Kauffman, 3mi W of Arlington. Note 25: 1974 Retired after 15yrs at John Deere in Waterloo.IA. Note 28: SS#485.36.8816

....... +SHEPARD, Hazel Mae Shepherd b: 20 May 1912 in Ottawa, LaSalle.Co.IL d: 18 Aug 2000 in Marion, Linn.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, sm granite, cremation, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 28 Jul 1934 in Rowley, Buchanan.Co.IA Father: Oliver G. Shepherd SHEPARD Mother: Oma Martha HOLLOWAY

..... 4 DIXON, Rosaline Marie 'Rozella' b: 01 Feb 1935 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 18 Oct 1998 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Note 5: May 1952 Graduated from Arlington.IA H.S. Note 8: Aft. 1969 Lived in Chicago.

......... +ANTWINE, Nathan b: 11 Aug 1932 in LaFayette, LaFayette.Co.LA d: 31 Jul 2002 in Lake Charles, Clacasieu.Co.LA m: 19 Aug 1955 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL

..... 4 DIXON, Charlene Treva b: 02 Nov 1936 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 26 Feb 2019 in Chicago.Cook.Co.IL Note 5: May 1954 Graduated from Arlington.IA H.S. Note 8: Aft. 1969 Living in Chicago.IL.

......... +WILLIAMS, Donald b: 25 Aug 1934 in Bowling.Green, Warren.Co.KY d: 15 Sep 1995 in Chicago.Cook.Co.IL m: 06 Jul 1956 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL

..... 4 DIXON, Jacquelin Ann 'Jackie' b: 30 Oct 1938 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 16 Sep 2016 in Wilmette, Cook.Co.IL Note 5: May 1956 Graduated from Arlington.IA H.S. Note 8: 1990 Living in Chicago.IL.

......... +CODY, Unknown

........ 5 JR, James Preston Mallett Cody b: 21 Oct 1961 in Chicago.Cook.Co.IL d: 15 Jun 1994 in Chicago.Cook.Co.IL

..... 4 DIXON, LaVerle b: 1945 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 5: 1963 Graduated from Arlington.IA H.S.; good student and gifted athlete. Note 6: Bet. 1963 - 1968 Attended UIU at Fayette, 5'10", 196lb, Peacock halfback, graduated major elem.ed/minor P.E. Note 8: Living in Cedar Falls, IA. Note 11: Bet. 1996 - 2019 Living in Bettendorf.IA (2019, owner of Dixon Mowing Service, 2419 Maplecrest.Rd, Bettendorf.IA 52722, 563.343.1585).

......... +UNKNOWN, Patricia

..... 4 DIXON, Lonnie Ray b: 18 Jul 1947 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Feb 1996 in Vets Hosp, Long.Beach.CA; Norwalk, Los.Angeles.Co.CA res. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, parents plot, flat U.S. Army marker, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 8: Jun 1965 Graduated Starmont H.S., Fay.Co.IA Note 9: 1966 Greer Tech Sch, auto mechanics. Note 10: Bet. 1968 - 1970 Vietman, 9th Inf.Div, 709th Maintenance/Field Field Art, Dong Tam Base, RVN. Note 11: 1970 Worked in Burny Bros Bakery & Texaco Staion, Chicago.IL Note 14: Bet. 1975 - 1985 Returned to Arlington.IA, worked at Oelwein Body Shop. Note 16: Bet. 1985 - 1995 Moved to Norwalk.CA, worked in oil refinery in Long Beach. Note 17: 1990 Living in Norwalk, Los.Angeles.Co.CA. Note 23: Dec 1995 Hospitalized with cancer. Note 27: Remains cremated in Long Beach, CA

......... +FORMAN, Anna m: 1971 in Chicago, IL

........ 5 DIXON, LaJohn Note 11: 1996 Living in Chicago.IL.

..... 4 DIXON, Relda Mae b: Abt. 1949 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: in Maplewood, Ramsey.Co.MN Note 6: Sep 1954 Oelwein.IA paper: Arlington.IA Sch. enrollment 398; kindergarden Relda Dixon 1 of 46 enrolles. Note 10: 11 May 1966 Oelwein.IA paper: Starmont H.S. (Arlington/Lamont), Relda Dixon inducted into Nat. Honor Society. Note 11: Apr 1968 Pledged Zeta Phi Social sorority at U.of.Dubuque.IA; 1970Oct, UD homecoming queen candidtate. Note 12: Apr 1969 Oelwein.iA paper: Relda Dixon's work will be displayed in 1st student/faculty exhibit at U.of.Dubuque new Art Center. Note 13: Oct 1970 Queen candidate at U.of.Dubuque. Note 20: 1996 Living at North St.Paul.MN

......... +BROWN, Unknown

..... 4 DIXON, Ivan Jr. b: 17 Oct 1956 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 8: Bet. 1990 - 2000 Living in Brooklyn.NY. Note 11: Graduated from Starmont H.S. (Arlington/Strawberry.Pt/Lamont).

......... +UNKNOWN, Lisa

... 3 DIXON, Franklin Arthur 'Frank' b: 03 May 1910 in 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 24 Jan 1987 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, flat granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 6: 1928 Graduated Fayette.IA High School. Note 11: Bef. 1961 Farmed in Arlington area, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1965 From Indepdence.IA. Note 15: Employed at Hawkeye Institute of Tech in Waterloo. Note 22: 1987 Living 406 Ricker St, Waterloo.IA at time of death. Note 28: SS#484.38.8775

....... +SAUNDERS, Alverta J. 'Peggy' b: 07 Mar 1915 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA d: 10 Jul 1998 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, flat granite, with husb, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 16 May 1943 in Troy, Lincoln.Co.MO Father: Edward G. SAUNDERS Mother: Bessie M. DEVALL Note 6: 1920 Census: With parents in Waterloo.IA. Note 8: 1930 Census: With parents, Newell.St, Waterloo.IA, father janitor in business building. Note 10: 1940 Census: Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA. Saunders: Edward52KS 8th construction lather, Bessie48KS 3yH.S., Petty25IA 1yH.S. funiture store maid, MaryJ17 4yH.S.

..... 4 DIXON, Vincent Arthur b: 28 Feb 1948 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA d: 01 Mar 1986 in Minneapolis, Hennepin.Co.MN Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, with parents, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: Attended Arlington schools, scout, grew up on area farm, showed horses/cattle. Note 14: 1965 From Indepdence.IA. Note 16: 1976 Lived at 406 Ricker St, Waterloo.IA. Note 19: 18 Feb 1979 Albert.Lea.MN paper, Minneapolis news: Vincent.A.Dixon, 30 arrested for robbery leaving the NW National Bank in downtown Minneapolis, taken to Hennepin.Co. jail, loot & details not disclosed.

......... +UNKNOWN

........ 5 DIXON, Vincent Arthur (suspect ) Note 9: 30 Nov 1981 Ottumwa.IA paper: Vincent Dixon of Waterloo Central, wrestling at 112lb, Cory Batterson of Ottumwa. Note 11: 1987 Living 431 Lynn St, Waterloo.IA

... 3 DIXON, Ralph Edward b: 12 Dec 1911 in 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Jan 1980 in Sec 2 farm, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 6: Never married. Note 9: Aft. 1934 After death of Beverly Sr, wf Sarah, ch Verne, Irvin, Ralph, Jim farmed together the remainder of their lives in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Bet. 09 May 1942 - 20 May 1943 Entered Army; released to return to help with family farming. Note 15: President for years of Pleasant Hill Cem, 2+mi N of Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 22: Farmed in Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, SE of Fayette all of life, Fay.Co.IA. Note 28: SS#348.54.8224

....... +UNMARRIED

... 3 DIXON, Ardith Leile b: 06 Jun 1913 in 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 10 Oct 2000 in Beloit, Rock.Co.WI Note 6: 1930 Graduated Fayette.IA High School. Note 7: 1940 Census: S.Beloit, Winnebago.Co.IL. Morris: KennithC27 foundry chipper, ArdithL nee Dixon26 (1935 living near Fayette.IA) Note 8: 1965 Living in S.Beloit (Rockford area), Winnebago.Co.IL. Note 11: 1982 Living at 1971 N.Harrison, Beloit.WI 53511. Note 16: 1989 Living at 1971 N.Harrison.Ave, Beloit.WI 53511

....... +MORRIS, Kenneth Clauson b: 17 Jul 1912 in Watseka, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 29 May 1988 in Beloit, Rock.Co.WI m: 26 Sep 1937 in Fayette.Co.IA Father: Cornelius Franklin 'Frank' MORRIS Mother: Eudora Livinia JOHNSON Note 7: 1935 Living at Watseka, Iroquois.Co.IL Note 8: 1940 Census: 228 1/2 So.ParkAve, S.Beloit (Rockford area), Winnebago.Co.IL. Morris: KennithC27 foundry chipper, ArdithL nee Dixon26 Note 15: 1989 Living at 1971 N.Harrison.Ave, Beloit.WI 53511

..... 4 [2] MORRIS, Kenneth Clauson Jr. b: 07 Jun 1942 in S.Beloit (Rockford), Winnebago.Co.IL d: 30 Nov 2018 in Rockford, Winnebago.Co.IL Note 8: 07 Feb 1967 Divorced from Kathy.

......... +UNKNOWN, Kathy b: Abt. 1947 m: Bef. 1967

..... *2nd Wife of [2] MORRIS, Kenneth Clauson Jr.:

......... +UNKNOWN m: 16 Jul 1983 in Shirland, Winnebago.Co.IL

... 3 DIXON, Myrtle Lucille b: 05 Feb 1916 in 2mi N of Albany in Frog Hollow, NE1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Sep 1926 in Center of N.line of Sec 23, 4mi NW of Arlington, Smirthfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 9, lot 5, sm granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 22: 15 Sep 1926 Oelwein.IA paper: Born on farm NW of Lima, sick for several months, cause of death TB of the bones.

... 3 DIXON, Harold Orville b: 13 Feb 1918 in 2mi N of Albany in Frog Hollow, NE1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 01 Nov 1918 in Farmstead in center of Sec 14, 4mi NW of Arlington, Smirthfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, lot 5, row 12, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

... 3 DIXON, Verda Leone b: 03 Mar 1922 in 4+mi NW of Arlington in Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 21 Feb 1982 in Allen hosp, Waterloo.IA; res of Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 8: 1965 Living in Oelwein, Fayette.Co.IA. Note 11: 1972 Living in Oelwein, Fayette.Co.IA.

....... +BUNN, Richard Thomas 'Dick' b: 19 Mar 1915 in Riderwood, Choctaw.Co.AL d: 07 Jul 1981 in Allen hosp, Waterloo.IA; res of Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: 07 Jul 1981 Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2. Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 12 Sep 1944 in Fay.Co.IA Father: Henry Green BUNN Mother: Marie RUFFIN Note 7: 1920 Census: Greene.St, Riderwood (SE of Lisman/NW of Butler), Choctaw.Co.AL. Bunn: HenryG28AL clothes cleaner/presser, Marie24AL, JamesH6AL, Richard5AL. Note 14: Bef. 1941 Employed as moulder, John Deere, Waterloo.IA. Note 15: Bet. 28 Aug 1941 - 19 Dec 1944 US Army, Pacific Theater, 1942Jan23>1944Apr16, major motor pool mechanic/supervisor. Note 17: 1945 Serious accident on Guadalcanal, skull fracture, partial facial paralyses, deafness right ear/70%left. Note 19: Bet. Oct 1945 - 1981 Took employment at City Laundery, driver/sales1945, moved to route.supervisor1953, lived 318 4th.Ave NE, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA. Note 20: 04 May 1949 Appried for WW Bonus: legal address 105 Oneida.St, Waterloo.IA, mail sent to RR1, BoxA1, Oelwein.IA. Note 25: 1981 Retired as postmaster at Stanley.IA; undersent heart surgery.

..... 4 BUNN, Richard Thomas Jr. (adopted) b: Abt. Sep 1960 Note 11: 1981 Living in Council Bluffs, IA.

... 3 DIXON, Beverly Wayne II b: 19 May 1924 in 4+mi NW of Arlington in Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 20 Jul 1972 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, lot 2, row 12, 2+mi N of Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 3: 1925 Census: Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: BeverlyW55KY farming, SarahA48 nee Wilson, LaverneF25, EverettaW22, ErvinH21, IvanR17, FrankA5, RalphE13, ArdathL11, MyrtleL9, VerdaS3, VeverlyW1, m/law Rebeka Wilson78. Note 4: 1930 Census: Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: B.W.61 farming, Sarah54, Evert27, Ervine26, Frank20, Ralph18, Artis16, Virda8, BeverlyW5. Note 5: 1940 Census: Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Sarah64 widow farming income $250, LaVernae40, EveretteW37, IrvinH36 trucker, FrankA29, RalphE28, VerdeL18, BeverleyW15. Note 8: 28 Aug 1945 WWII, IA, IC2, USNR IA; 4y on carriers U.S. Princton & U.S.S. Anteitam. Note 11: 1948 Lived in Seattle a few years after marriage, then to Chicago rest of life. Note 13: Graduated DeForrest Sch of Elect. Engineering. Note 15: Worked 21 yrs at Great Lakes Naval Station in Electronics Supply Office. Note 20: Aug 1954 Paper: Visited (from Chicago) mother Sarah (nee Wilson) & relatives in Fayette/Arlington.IA area. Note 22: Lived at 800 Cedar Ridge Lane, Apt.208, Richton.Park.IL 60471 Note 25: 1971 Outstanding Fed Employee of NAVSHIP Weapons Sys. Div. Note 27: Bef. 1972 Very active in church, scouts, youth groups in Chicago, lived 5019 Drexel, Hyde.Park.IL; Soutmaster of St.Thomas Troop503. Note 28: Jul 1972 Paper: Died two days after heart surgery in Chicago; SS#353.46.8402.

....... +WILLIAMS, Irene Cornelia b: 30 Apr 1927 in Davenport, Scott.Co.IA d: 15 Oct 2014 in Springfield, Sangamon.Co.IL m: 16 May 1948 in Bremerton, Kitsap.Co.WA Father: Kenneth Hill WILLIAMS Mother: UNKNOWN Note 6: 1930 Census: E16thSt, Scott.Co.IA. Williams: Henry58bkMO home.owned$1k priv.fam.gardener, Evelyn52bkMO, son LyleH17IL, son RonaldE11IA, son KennethH23IL divorced foundry moulder, Ken's dau IreneC3IL. Note 11: 15 May 1948 From Seattle.WA at time of marriage.

..... 4 DIXON, Bruce A. b: 1951 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL d: 28 Jun 2019 in Marietta, Cobb.Co.GA Note 3: Children names just speculated, bz/2019. Note 5: 1967 Involved in organizing black Chicago H.S. stuents demanding bk.hist courses & oppposing Vietnam war. Note 6: Bet. 1969 - 1970 Active in IL.Chap of Black Panther Party. Note 7: Involved in supporting black agenda in Chicago & IL, including supporting Obama. Note 8: Active in Green Party. Note 10: Worked at the Cook.Co.IL Clerk's Office. Note 11: Lived in Van.Nuys, San.Bernardion, Riverside, CA Note 12: Moved to Marietta.GA, managed the 'Black Agenda Report.'

......... +UNKNOWN, Carole Diana

........ 5 DIXON, Anna Lapassionavia

........ 5 DIXON, Bruce T.

........ 5 DIXON, Lincoln J.

..... 4 DIXON, Beverly Wayne III b: Abt. 1952 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Note 11: Jun 1970 All-Chicago prep linebacker/center from DeLaSalle, 5'11'/190; singed letter of intent to IL.State in Normal.IL. Note 18: 1987 Teaching DARE class at Chicago area schools; Sgt. Beverly Dixon, IL.State.Police, from Richton.Park.IL. Note 22: 1995 Jacksonville.IL paper: Sgt. Beverly Dixon, accident reconstruction expert for IL.State.Police.

......... +UNKNOWN, Deloris

..... 4 DIXON, Robert b: in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL

2 DIXON, Albert b: Abt. 1870 in Ripley P.O. area, Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH

2 'EDDIE, Edward Peter, Ed' Dixon b: 02 Jan 1874 in Ripley P.O. area, Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH d: 05 Feb 1961 in Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH Note 8: 1880 Census: Ripley P.O., Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH. Dixon (other bk families in area): Peter39 farm tenant, Margareth45, Wm.Oscas13 farmhand, Bevelly12, Albert10, Eddie8, Lucy19KY step/dau. Note 14: 1910 Census: 308WillowSt, Hillsboro, Liberty.Twp, Highland.Co.OH. Dixon: EdwardP35bkOH laborer, Martha27bkOH, ClavinH5OH, AdamP.Mayle 46muOH wd boarder ch.minister. Note 15: 1914 Living 1002 N. Green.St, Henderson.KY at time of death of father Peter Dixon in Henderson.KY. Note 17: 1920 Census: Willow.St, Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH. Dixon: Edward48muOh foundry laborer, Martha38muOH, son CalvinW15muOH foundry laborer, father Peter70muKY wd farm laborer; adj Thomas Dixon60whSC stone cutter, wf MayB56whOH. Note 19: 1930 Census: 308Hazel.St, Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH. Dixon: Edward39bkOH coal.yard laborer, Martha47OH, Calvin25OH laborer, Minnie22OH, Gratina3OH, Eugene6mOH. Note 22: 1940 Census: Hillsboro, Liberty.Twp, Highland.Co.OH. Dixon: Edward68bkOH, Martha57bkOH, Calvin35OH laborer, Minnie30PA, Gratula/Gratina13OH, Eugene10OH. Note 25: Abt. 1950 Edward 'Ed' Dixon appeared in a late 1940's/early 1950's photo with sis/law Sarah (Beverly) on the Dixon farm in Fay.Co.IA.

.... +WILLIAMS, Martha A. b: 06 May 1882 in Highland.Co.OH d: 27 Oct 1953 in Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH m: Abt. 1902 in OH Father: Samual 'SAM'L'WILLIAMS Mother: America JINKINS

... 3 DIXON, Calvin N. 'Eddie' b: 14 May 1904 in Highland.Co.OH d: 26 Mar 1978 in Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH Note 5: 1910 Census: 308WillowSt, Hillsboro, Liberty.Twp, Highland.Co.OH. Dixon: EdwardP35bkOH laborer, Martha27bkOH, ClavinH5OH, AdamP.Mayle 46muOH wd boarder ch.minister. Note 7: 1920 Census: Willow.St, Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH. Dixon: Edward48muOh foundry laborer, Martha38muOH, son CalvinW15muOH foundry laborer, father Peter70muKY wd farm laborer; adj Thomas Dixon60whSC stone cutter, wf MayB56whOH. Note 9: 1930 Census: 308Hazel.St, Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH. Dixon: Edward39bkOH coal.yard laborer, Martha47OH, Calvin25OH laborer, Minnie22OH, Gratina3OH, Eugene6mOH. Note 11: 1940 Census: Hillsboro, Liberty.Twp, Highland.Co.OH. Dixon: Edward68bkOH, Martha57bkOH, Calvin35OH laborer, Minnie30PA, Gratula/Gratina13OH, Eugene10OH.

....... +RYHME, Minnie b: Abt. 1908 in PA m: Abt. 1926 in Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH

..... 4 DIXON, Gratina Pauline Elizabeth b: 22 Feb 1927 in Hiillsboro, Highland.Co.OH Note 7: 14 Mar 1941 Hillsboro.OH paper, Wesleyan Meth. Ch news: Gratina Dixson in 8pm prosessional. Note 9: 15 Dec 1944 Hillsboro.OH paper: Ms. Gratina Dixon of Cincinnati spent the weekend here. Note 10: 27 Oct 1943 Hillsboro.OH paper: Mrs. Calvin Dixon of Xenia.OH & dau Gratina of Wilberforce, visited their family over the weekend. Note 11: 28 Dec 1951 Hillsboro.OH paper: Ms. Gratina Dixon of Cincinnati spent Xmas with her parents & g/parents, Mr/Mrs A. Cole.

......... +WARE, Robert LeVerne b: 22 Sep 1927 in Xenia, Greene.Co.OH m: 14 May 1953 in Montgomery.Co.OH Father: Arthur C. WARE Mother: Marguerite HUDSON Note 14: 1940 Census: Xenia, Greene.Co.OH. Ware: Author33bkOH printing press millsite, Margarette31bkOH, Author14OH, Robert9OH, Richard9OH, Paul6OH.

..... 4 DIXON, Eugene Austin b: 06 Oct 1929 in Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH d: 14 Sep 1998 in Westeville, Franklin.Co.OH

......... +KITTRELL, Zella Mae b: 01 Apr 1930 in Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH d: 31 Mar 2015 in OH m: 08 Jul 1951 in Hillsboro, Highland.Co.OH (OH records) Father: Willard Henry KITTRELL Mother: Lucille HUDSON

........ 5 DIXON, James Note 8: 2015 Living atWilmington.OH.

............ +UNKNOWN, Lynne

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Wilson family
Thomas Godfrey Wilson & Rebecca Amanda Epps,

parents of Sarah Wilson (Beverly) Dixon

 

Thomas Green Wilson x Eliza Ann Roberts (parents of Thomas Godfrey Wilson) were born in the Carolina's in the 1820's and married 1845 in Vigo.Co.IN.  They had two children (Thomas Godfrey & Francis) before migrating about 1848, as free blacks to Iroquois & Kankakee Counties, Illinois, where they had at least five more children. For information do a Google search for 'vigo county indiana black settlement.'

...1869...Rebecca Amanda Epps and Thomas Godfrey Wilson married in Fayette.Co.IA, then moved back to the area that many of the pioneer Fayette/Albany/Lima area 'colored' families came from in Iroquois & Kankakee Counties, Illinois.  The Wilson's had nine children in Illinois (Sarah Aquilla Wilson b.1876, being the 6th child) before moving to Wright.Co.IA in 1888.
...1888...The Wilson's moved to the Clarion/Dows area of Wright.Co.IA.
...1897...The Wilson's moved to Smithfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA, and bought an 80a farm, N1/2 of NW1/4, in Sec 22, 6mi S of Fayette.
...1900...Dau Sarah Wilson & husb. Beverly Dixon came from Wright.Co.IA to rent a farm a few miles north of the Wilson's in Smithfield.Twp.
...1911...The Wilson's bought a 94a farm just SW of Klocks Island at Fayette village, on the road to Eagle Point, their final farm.
...1920...Thomas passed away, the farm was sold in 1922.  Rebecca went to live with son Logan at Volga.City


Sarah Aquilla Wilson's family before her marriage to Beverly Wayne Dixon.

 Descendants of Thomas Green Wilson
(uploaded 2020Feb)

1 WILSON, Humphrey (possible) b: Abt. 1778 in Mecklenburg.VA

.. +STEWART, Sarah 'Sally' b: Abt. 1778 in Dinwiddi.Co.VA

2 WILSON, Aquilla b: Abt. 1806 in VA d: in NC

.... +DAY, Thomas b: 1801 in Dinwiddie.VA d: 1861 in Milton, Caswell.Co.NC

... 3 DAY, Mary Ann b: 1831 in Milton, Caswell.Co.NC d: Abt. 1910

....... +CHRESFIELD, James A. b: 1839 d: 1907

... 3 DAY, Devereaux b: 1833 in Milton, Caswell.Co.NC

... 3 [1] DAY, Thomas b: 1836 in Milton, Caswell.Co.NC d: 23 Sep 1895 in Franklin.Co.WA

....... +TABORN, Jane b: 1834 m: 31 May 1856 in Granville.NC

... *2nd Wife of [1] DAY, Thomas:

....... +WASHINGTON, Mary Virginia b: 1837 m: 21 Apr 1858 in Washington, D.C.

..... 4 DAY, Minnie b: 1858 d: 1921

..... 4 DAY, John W. b: 1862 d: 1918

..... 4 DAY, Annie b: 1879 d: 1947

2 WILSON, Thomas Green b: 1821 in NC or SC d: Bef. Oct 1865 in Momence, Aroma.Twp, Kankakee.Co.IL Note 1: 15 Jun 2011 Wilson last reveiwed; Barry Zbornik Hannibal MO iowaz@hotmail.com Note 4: 1840 Census: Otter.Creek.Twp, Vigo.Co.IN. Thomas Wilson, 1m36-54, 1m10-23, 1f0-10, free blacks. Note 8: 1850 Census: Iroquois.Co.IL. Wilson: Green27SC farmer, ElizaA21NC, Thomas5IN, Frances3IN, Note 10: 1860 Census: Aroma.Twp, Kankakee.Co.IL. Wilson: Green39NC farmer $400/350, Eliza34NC, Thomas17IN, Francis13IL, Alonzo10IL, James8IL, George6IL. Note 11: 01 Oct 1862 Mustered from Chicago.IL, Green Wilson, res. Momence, Knakakee.Co.IL, priv. Co H, 113th Illinois Infantry, 6'1", farmer, married, b.SC, bk hair, dark eyes, dark complexion, b.abt.1822. Note 12: 20 Jun 1865 Mustered out at Memphis.TN by Cpt.Campbell. Note 15: Jul 1865 IL.Census: Green Wilson family, Aroma.Twp, Kankakee.Co.IL.

.... +ROBERTS, Eliza Ann b: Apr 1827 in NC or SC d: 28 May 1908 in Aroma.Twp, Kankakee.Co.IL m: 16 Feb 1845 in Vigo.Co.IN

... 3 WILSON, Thomas Godfrey b: 22 Mar 1844 in Vigo.Co.IN d: 11 Mar 1920 in Farm hm, just SW of Klocks Island, Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 10, lot 23, lg gray granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 3: 1850 Census: Iroquois.Co.IL. Wilson: Green27SC farmer, ElizaA21NC, Thomas5IN, Frances3IN, Note 4: 1860 Census: Aroma, Aroma.Twp, Kankakee.Co.IL. Wilson: Green39NC farmer $400/350, Eliza34NC, Thomas17IN, Francis13IL, Alonzo10IL, James8IL, George6IL. Note 5: Oct 1869 Married: West.Union, Fay.Co.IA; went back to Aroma village, Kankakee.Co.IL, after marriage. Note 6: Jul 1870 Census: Aroma village, Aroma.Twp (5m SE of Kankakee), Kankakee.Co.IL. Wilson: Thomas26IN farmer $2k/7k, wife Rebecca24IL. Note 9: 1880 Census: Papineau.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL, near Berry Bass & Curtis Bell. Wilson: Thomas36muIN farming, Rabecca34muIL, Martha1871IL, Mary1873IL, Elnora1875IL, Sarah1877IL. Note 10: Bet. 1870 - 1888 Aroma is 5mi SE of Kankakee, Papineau is 10mi SE of Aroma; Iroquios.Co is adj/SE of Kankakee.CO. Note 11: 1888 Moved to Sidney, Fremont.Co, SW IA or? Sibley, Osceloa.Co, NW IA. Note 12: Bef. 1892 Moved to Galt area, Blaine.Twp, Wright.Co.IA. Note 13: 1895 Census: Galt area, Blaine.Twp, Wright.Co.IA. Wilson: ThomasG51IN farmer, RebacaM48IL, MyrtieB24IL, MaryM22IL teacher, Elnora20IL, SarahA18IL, ThomasL14IL, NellieM8IL, CarlR3Wright.Co.IA. Note 15: Mar 1897 Land Transfer: Thomas Wilson from Wright.Co.IA bought the Nicholas farm, 80a, N1/2 of NW1/4, Sec 22, Seaton neighborhood, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 16: Joined the Seaton Centenary Church 5mi S of Fayette; was a Seaton Sch director. Note 18: 1905 Census: Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Wilson: Thomas, Rebecca, Nellie, Raymond, Bryd. Note 19: 1910 Census: Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Wilson: Thomas66IN farmer (parents b.KY), Rabecka64IL, son Raymond18IA, b/son Boyd14IA, bro/law Harey/Harley Deen/Dean76IL. Note 20: Mar 1911 Land Tranfer: John Graff to Thomas Wilson, farm abt.94a, just SW of Klocks Island, Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 21: 1915 Census: Thomas Wilson, farm SW of Klocks Island, Fayette.IA. Note 26: 1920 Census: Fayette farm, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Wilson: Thomas75IN, Rebecca73IL; son Raymond28IA farmhand, Rosebud23IL, James2IA, Wilda1IA, Raymond1mIA. Note 27: 28 Feb 1920 Will: 94a farm to wife; after her death 40a to son Raymond & 54a to rest of living children. Note 28: Cause of death, listed mental incapacity & rheumatism, age 75y11m11d, Rev. Thomas Wilson.

....... +EPPS, Rebecca Amanda b: 08 Mar 1846 in IN or Iroquois.Co.IL d: Aug 1931 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA or Volga City, Clayton.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 10, lot 23, lg gray granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. m: 20 Oct 1869 in West.Union, Fay.Co.IA, by Clerk Will B. Lakin. Father: Joel Jackson EPPS Mother: Melindy Melinda Malinda BASS Note 7: Birth? Pine Creek, Ogle.Co.IL Note 11: 1925 : BeverlyW55KY farming, SarahA48 nee Wilson, LaverneF25, EverettaW22, ErvinH21, IvanR17, FrankA5, RalphE13, ArdathL11, MyrtleL9, VerdaS3, VeverlyW1, m/law Rebeka nee Epps Wilson78. Note 12: 1925 Census: Widowed, with s/law Beverly Dixon, Fay.Co.IA, mother listed as Nancy Gathard b.IL, father listed as IL?? bz/2014. Note 16: 1930 Census: Volga City, Sperry.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Wilson: T.Logan49IL farmer, MillieL46IA, PaulineR25IA, CatherineL12IA, RobertD10IA, mother RebeccaA84IL.

..... 4 WILSON, Martha Myrtle 'Mertie Bell' b: Aug 1870 in Aroma, Aroma.Twp, Kankakee.Co.IL d: Aug 1933 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, lot 43, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: Parents b. IN.

......... +DEAN, Sion Samuel Grant b: 19 Sep 1868 in Fayette area, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. d: 1947 in Son Arlo's home, Waterloo.IA; res. of Fayette. Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 4, lot 43, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 30 Mar 1889 in Fay.Co.IA Father: Simon Sion Cyren Samuel DEAN Mother: Barbara Barbry Ann BASS Note 4: Parents b. IN. Note 5: Paper, birth date, Sept 12, 1868 Note 12: 1900 Census; farming 3mi NE of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 13: 1900 Census; Samuel Maxfield1832, step/father, farm hand, with. Note 22: Obit; states death Sep 12.

........ 5 DEAN, Floyd Nevill b: 03 Feb 1899 in Fayette area, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. d: Abt. 06 Feb 1966 in Cody, WY Note 8: Grew up on Fayette.IA area farms. Note 11: Heavy equipment operator most of life. Note 14: Bet. 1958 - 1966 Lived in Cody.WY.

............ +UNKNOWN, Frances m: 19 Oct 1944 in Elkader, Clatyon.Co.IA Note 9: Three Sherman dau's.

........ 5 DEAN, Roy Wilson b: 19 Sep 1900 in Fayette area, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. d: 24 Apr 1971 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 4, lot 43 (Sion Grant Dean), no stone, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Buried in Sion Grant Dean plot, suspect son of, bz/2011.

........ 5 [2] DEAN, Arlo Clair b: 19 Jul 1902 in Fayette area, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. d: 28 Mar 1987 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA Burial: Mt. Vernon Twp Cem, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA Note 11: Bef. 1942 Farming near Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Note 14: Bet. 1942 - 1967 Worked at Rath Packing Co, Waterloo.IA

............ +DUWA, Anna d: Jun 1934 in IA City hosp; live farm near Maynard, Fay.Co.IA m: 19 Jan 1924 in Fay.Co.IA Note 11: Cause of death; severe injury, discing near Maynard, horse frightened, many broken bones.

........... 6 DEAN, Margaret L. b: 18 Jul 1924 in Fayette area, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. d: 21 Sep 2003 in Iowa Falls hosp; res of Eldora, Grundy.Co.IA Burial: St. Mary's Cath Cem, Eldora, Grundy.Co.IA Note 6: Bet. 1942 - 1947 Lived in LaPorte City IA area. Note 7: Bet. 1947 - 1953 Livined in Secone(?).IA area. Note 8: Aft. 1953 Living in Eldora, Grundy.Co.IA Note 9: 1987 Living in Eldora, Grundy.Co.IA Note 11: 2002 Living in Eldora, Grundy.Co.IA

............... +SHORTLY, Harold Bernard d: 1991 in Eldora, Grundy.Co.IA m: 06 Nov 1942 in Lawler, Buchanan.Co.IA

............. 7 SHORTLY, Sharon Lea

................. +PINES, Jerry

............. 7 SHORTLY, Robert

............. 7 SHORTLY, Gary

........... 6 DEAN, Celena Mae b: 17 May 1928 in Maynard area, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 29 Sep 2002 in Home in Branson.MO Note 6: Graduated from West Waterloo IA H.S. Note 11: Worked for Gadke KNife Co. in Iowa. Note 14: 1987 Living in Waterloo.IA Note 22: Retired to Branson.MO

............... +HARTLINE, William Heartline d: Abt. 2002 m: 16 Aug 1948 in Manchester, Delaware.Co.IA

............. 7 HARTLINE, Marlene

................. +MARTIN, Unknown

............. 7 HARTLINE, Dean

............. 7 HARTLINE, Craig

............. 7 HARTLINE, Unknown

........... 6 DEAN, Infant

........ *2nd Wife of [2] DEAN, Arlo Clair:

............ +BOYD, Flora m: 01 Mar 1947 in Eldora, Grundy.Co.IA

........ 5 DEAN, Donald Delbert b: 19 Oct 1904 in Fayette area, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. d: 08 Oct 1984 in West.Union.IA hosp; Fayette resident, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, sec H, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Bet. 1934 - 1981 Farmed SE of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Note 14: 1981 Retired to 210 Union St. in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA

............ +CRITES, Celeste Maire b: 07 Oct 1902 in Monticello.IL d: 26 Sep 1992 in Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, sec H, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. m: 17 Aug 1924 in Marshalltown.IA Father: Marshall CRITES Mother: Cora HIGGENS

........... 6 DEAN, Delbert b: 18 Jun 1926 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, sec K, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA

............... +MARTENS, Hila June b: 31 Oct 1928 in Hopkinton area, Delaware.Co.IA d: 14 Dec 2001 in Allen Hosp. Waterloo.IA; res of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, sec K, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA m: 26 Dec 1946 in Little Brown Church, Nashua.IA Father: Frank MARTENS Mother: Edith Mae BOWERS

............. 7 DEAN, Danny

............. 7 DEAN, Darwin

................. +RYAN, Ann Louise m: 08 Oct 1977 in St. Patrick's Cath, Waukon, Allamakee.Co.IA Father: Edward C. RYAN Note 11: From Waukon.IA at time of marriage.

............. 7 DEAN, Denise

................. +JOHNSON, A. C.

............. 7 DEAN, Dennis b: 05 Aug 1959 in Maynard area, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 11 Jul 2006 in Oklahoma City, OK Burial: Grandview Cem, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Accountant for KS & Air Force.

........... 6 DEAN, Barbara Jean b: Abt. 1927 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1984 Living at Webster City, IA.

............... +GERSEMA, Unknown

........... 6 DEAN, Darlene B. b: Abt. 1928 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1984 Living at Placeville, Ca.

............... +ROBINSON, Unknown

........ 5 DEAN, Velma L. b: 31 May 1909 in Fayette area, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. d: 21 Nov 1993 in Cedar Falls, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA Note 11: 1987 Living in Cedar.Falls.IA rest home.

........ 5 DEAN, Unknown

..... 4 WILSON, William A. b: 1872 in Kankakee or Iroquois.Co.IL d: Bef. 1880 in Kankakee or Iroquois.Co.IL

..... 4 WILSON, Mary Catherine b: 1873 in Kankakee or Iroquois.Co.IL d: Aft. 1880

..... 4 WILSON, Elnora Nora b: 12 Aug 1874 in Kankakee or Iroquois.Co.IL d: 14 Oct 1958 in West Union, Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 7, lot 7, sm gray granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.

......... +MOORE, Charles Edward b: 14 Feb 1876 in Watseka, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 11 Dec 1938 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 7, lot 7, sm gray granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. m: 27 Dec 1899 in Fayette Co, Iowa Father: George A. W. MOORE Mother: Rebecca Ellen EPPS Note 11: 1900 Census; married, farming with father, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 13: 1910 Census; listed mulatoe, farming Pleasant Ridge (Wadena/Fayette Rd), Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 16: 1912 FayPaper; living in Randalia area, Center.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 17: 1938 Living at Fayette, Fay.Co.iA Note 19: 1921 Living at Fayette, Fay.Co.iA Note 24: Death date? Dec 9, 11, or 20?

........ 5 MOORE, Lawrence E. b: 1901 in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 14 Oct 1980 in Sis. Dorothy Grimm hm in Waterloo.IA; res of Madrid area, Boone.Co.IA Burial: Lincoln Cem, Madrid area, Boone.Co.IA Note 11: Bef. 1933 Lived in Fayette area, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: Bet. 1936 - 1973 Lived at Madrid, Boone.Co.IA. Note 14: Bet. 1973 - 1989 Lived with sis. Dorothy Grimm in Waterloo.

............ +UNKNOWN, Helen d: 1969

........ 5 MOORE, Harley b: 20 Jun 1901 in Fayette area, Fay.Co.IA d: 04 Jun 1994 in West Union care center; Fayette.IA resident. Burial: Taylorville Cem, Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Hauled milk for Wadena Butter & Cheese. Note 12: Lived west & across rd from Marvin Mill area, Fayette.IA. Note 14: Fayette.IA school cusodiean for many years. Note 17: 1969 Retired, stayed in Fayette.IA.

............ +VOSHELL, Edith Ina b: 29 Sep 1914 in Hennepin.Co.MN d: 06 Apr 1991 in Oelwein care center; Fayette.IA resident. Burial: Taylorville Cem, Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. m: 25 Nov 1933 in Manchester, Delaware.Co.IA Father: William Martin VOSHELL Mother: Ada Anne MILLER Note 8: Grew up in Wadena area, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Worked at Ted's Cafe in Fayette; City Laundry in Oelwein.

........... 6 MOORE, Delores Elaine b: 29 Sep 1938 in Wadena area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: Attended Fayette.IA H.S. Note 15: 1991 Living in Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA

............... +BRANDT, Unknown m: 26 Oct 1956 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA

........... 6 MOORE, Judy b: Aft. 1938 Note 11: Attended Fayette.IA H.S. Note 15: 1991 Living in Cedar Rapids, IA.

............... +STALKFLEET, Unknown

........ 5 MOORE, Charlotte Lottie E. b: 27 Mar 1904 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 17 May 2002 in West Union, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 11, lot 29, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

............ +STEPP, Atrus H. Roy 'Addie' b: 13 Dec 1895 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.co.IA d: 18 Jun 1993 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 11, lot 29, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 23 Jun 1926 in Little Br. Ch, Nashua, Chickasaw.Co.IA Father: James D. STEPP Mother: Julia Ann GRAHAM Note 8: 1915 Census; age 20, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 9: Abt. 1918 WWI, 82nd Div, at Battle of Argonne. Note 11: 1920 Census; age 25, Marion, Olmsted.Co.MN Note 12: 1924 Livinig in Rochester.MN with bro Luther. Note 14: 1925 Census; age 29, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 17: 1936 Took over Stepp's Melon business/stand, N of Fayette.IA. Note 19: Ran stands in Fayette, Elkcader, Postville, Charles City, Waukon, Iowa. Note 22: Would continue raising melons all of life like his father James.

........... 6 STEPP, Veryl May b: 05 Apr 1927 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 12 Apr 1927 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasaant Hill Cem, roe 11, lot 29, sm gray granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 6: 1927 Paper; Stepp infan lived one wk, Apr 7 to Apr 12.

........... 6 [3] STEPP, Shirley June b: 23 May 1928 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 12 Oct 2007 in Cedar Rapids, Lynn.Co.IA Burial: Cedar Memorial, Cedar Rapids, IA.

............... +SHIMEK, Unknown

............. 7 SHIMEK, Son One

............. 7 SHIMEK, Son Two

............. 7 SHIMEK, Dau

........... *2nd Husband of [3] STEPP, Shirley June:

............... +HAMILTON, James Thomas m: 01 Jun 1946 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA

........... 6 STEPP, Wayne Edward b: 01 Oct 1930 in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 26 Jul 1970 in Allison, Butler.Co.IA (truck); from Fayette.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 28, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: Bet. 1950 - 1954 Farmed north of Fayette.IA. Note 14: Aft. 1954 Drove semi-trucks. Note 22: Paper; killed when semi left road, burst into flames, 5m S of Allison.IA

............... +MCKIBBON, Janet L. b: 1932 in Biggsville, Henderson.Co.IL Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 28, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 05 Jan 1951 Father: Ben MCKIBBON

............. 7 STEPP, Roseanna b: in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

............. 7 STEPP, Cheryl b: in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

............. 7 STEPP, Wayne b: in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

............. 7 STEPP, Shelia b: in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

................. +REINKING, John m: 09 Jul 1981

............. 7 STEPP, Brian b: in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

............. 7 STEPP, Leatrice Lea Ann b: in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 9: 1983 Living at Clermont, Fay.Co.IA.

................. +OLSON, Randy Father: Lyle OLSON Mother: Eileene UNKNOWN Note 9: 1983 Living at Elgin, Fay.Co.IA

................ 8 OLSON, Cory Christopher b: 03 Mar 1980 in Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 25 May 1983 in West Union Hosp; from Elgin, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: Age at death; 3y2m22d.

................ 8 OLSON, Lindsay

............. 7 STEPP, Artus b: in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

........... 6 STEPP, Vera b: in Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 8: 1970 Living at San Raphael, CA. Note 11: Retired back to Fayette.IA

............... +SPLINTER, Unknown

........ 5 MOORE, Hazel M. b: 1905 in Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1980 Living in Sacremento.CA.

............ +SCHAMP, Unknown

........ 5 MOORE, Beulah R. b: Abt. Oct 1906 in Fay.Co.IA d: 13 Oct 1906 in Infancy Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 5, lot 35, unmarked in parents plot, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.

........ 5 MOORE, Clarles Lester b: 24 Nov 1909 in Pleasant Ridge, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 10 Dec 1982 in LaCross.WI hosp; Hawkeye.IA res. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 7, lot 7, sm gray granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: Graduated from Fayette.IA H.S. Note 10: Farmed in Hawkeye area, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1980 Living at Hawkeye, Fay.Co.IA.

............ +UNMARRIED, Suspect

........ 5 MOORE, Dorothy b: 1913 in Pleasant Ridge, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 9: Lived on the SW corner of Water & Mechanic St's in Fayette.IA. Note 11: Moved to Waterloo after husb. died.

............ +GRIMM, Frank

........... 6 GRIMM, Max

..... 4 WILSON, John A. b: 1875 in Kankakee or Iroquois.Co.IL d: Bef. 1880 in Kankakee or Iroquois.Co.IL

..... 4 WILSON, Sarah Aquilla b: 23 Aug 1876 in Kankakee or Iroquois.Co.IL d: 09 Feb 1965 in Mercy Hosp, Oelwein.IA; res of Fayette.IA. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, lot 5, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 6: Abt. 1888 Moved with family from Papineau.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL to Sibley, Osceloa.Co.IA, then to Fayette.Co.IA. Note 14: See husband Beverly's census data, bz/2014. Note 16: 1915 Census: Lima P.O., Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Mrs. B.W. Dixon (SarahA nee Wilson) 37ILbk, married, housekeeper, 12gr read/write, 23y in Iowa. Note 22: 1940 Census: Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Sarah64 widow farming income $250, LaVernae40, EveretteW37, IrvinH36 trucker, FrankA29, RalphE28, VerdeL18, BeverleyW15.

......... +DIXON, Beverly Wayne I b: 01 Feb 1869 in Ripley P.O. area, Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH d: 15 Jan 1934 in Sec 23 (farmstead, center of north line), Smithfield.Twp, 4mi N of Arlington, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, lot 5, row 12, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA; service at M.E. Ch in Fayette.IA. m: 23 Feb 1897 in Clarion, Wright.Co.IA Father: Peter DIXON Mother: Margareth 'Margaret' Brock BROOK Note 3: 1870 Census: Ripley P.O., Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH. Dixon (no other bk families close): Pator/Peter30KY farmhand $0/20, Margaret35KY, Lucy8KY (adopted), Wm3OH, unnamed son3mOH (Beverly Wayne). Note 4: 1880 Census: Ripley P.O., Union.Twp, Brown.Co.OH. Dixon (other bk families in area): Peter39 farm tenant, Margareth45, Wm.Oscas13 farmhand, Bevelly12, Albert10, Eddie8, Lucy19KY step/dau. Note 6: Bet. Feb 1897 - Mar 1900 Married 1897Feb/Clarion, Wright.Co.IA; 1900Mar, moved to Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA (f/law Thomas Wilson had moved 1897Mar). Note 7: Mar 1900 Moved/rented from George Walker, in Sec 8 & 17, Seaton neighborhood, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, 2mi NW of f/law Thomas Wilson in Sec 22. Note 8: 1900 Census: 4mi S of Fayette village, Seaton neighborhood, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Beverge/Beverly30 farming, Sarah22, Virgie1, Lensin/Laverne10m. Note 9: 1905 Dixon's rented the Lamb farm (moved 2mi N of 1900 location), 2mi SxSW of Fayette, 180a in Sec 5, Smithfield.Twp & 40a in Sec 32, Westfield.Twp. Note 10: 1906 Dixon's rented 280a, 2mi N of Maynard, the A. Dewey farm in Sec 11&3, Harlan.Twp. Note 11: 1908 Dixon's rented 160a, 2mi W of Maynard, the E. Frost farm in NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp. Note 12: 1910 Census: 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, farming/renting E.Frost farm. Dixon: Beveerly40bkOH, Sarah34bkIL, Virgie12IA, LaVerne10IA, Avon9IA, Everett7IA, Irving6IA, Ivan2IA, Frank11mIA, Michale Quinlan42 farmhand. Note 13: Apr 1915 Dixon's bought 140a Tompkins farm in Frog Hollow 2mi N of Albany, in NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp. Note 14: 1915 Census: B.W. Dixon44/OH farming, Frog Hollow, 2mi N of Albany, 140a, in NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, earnings 1914.$1670, incumbance on farm $6k, farm value $12k. Note 15: Apr 1918 Sold the140a farm in Frog Hollow, in NE1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, to Charles Baker; moved/rented large 455a farm in ownership of Upper.IA.U, in Sec's 14 (farmstead in center of 14), 13,23,24, Smithfield.Twp. Note 22: 1920 Census: Farmstead in center of Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: BeverlyW58KY farming rented 455a UIU farm (sec's 14,13,23,24), Sarah43IL, VirgieM22, FairyL20, FernA17, EverettW17, IrvinH16, IrvanR12, FranklinA10, RalphE5, ArdarthL6, MyrtleL3y11m. Note 23: 1925 Census: Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: BeverlyW55KY farming, SarahA48 nee Wilson, LaverneF25, EverettaW22, ErvinH21, IvanR17, FrankA5, RalphE13, ArdathL11, MyrtleL9, VerdaS3, VeverlyW1, m/law Rebeka Wilson78. Note 25: 1930 Census: Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: B.W.61 farming, Sarah54, Evert27, Ervine26, Frank20, Ralph18, Artis16, Virda8, BeverlyW5. Note 26: 1934 Obit: Tenant on large UIU farm 3mi SE of Fayette, survived by wf, 3dau, 6sons (farmhands with father). Note 27: 1940 Census: Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Sarah64 widow farming income $250, LaVernae40, EveretteW37, IrvinH36 trucker, FrankA29, RalphE28, VerdeL18, BeverleyW15. Note 29: Bet. 1899 - 1934 Rented/tenant farmed Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, had 13ch, family became well known for superior livestock & draft horses. Note 30: Burial marker shows birth 1866, bz/2010.

........ 5 DIXON, Virgie Mae b: 12 Aug 1897 in Clarion/Dows area, Wright.Co.IA d: 10 Nov 1928 in 4550 Champlian, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 9, lot 5,sm granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 3: 23 Feb 1897 Parents marry: Beverly Wayne Sr. Dixon & Sarah Aquilla Wilson in Clarion, Wright.Co.IA, 15mi NW of Dows, Franklin.Co.IA. Note 4: Jun 1898 Baby Pic: Virgie, taken summer, at R.L. Shager Photography, Dows, Franklin.Co.IA (pic was in Ardith Dixon Morris collection, bz/2019). Note 5: Abt. 1899 Beverly/Sarah & baby Virgie Dixon left Wright.Co.IA & located/farmed 4mi S of Fayette, near Sec 9, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1900 Census: 4mi S of Fayette village, Smithfield.Twp, (speculate edge Sec 17, bz/2019) (adj to Alexander.Russell, Sec 9), Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Beverge/Beverly30 farming, Sarah22, Virgie1, Lensin/Laverne10m. Note 8: 1910 Census: 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, farming/renting E.Frost farm. Dixon: Beveerly40bkOH, Sarah34bkIL, Virgie12IA, LaVerne10IA, Avon9IA, Everett7IA, Irving6IA, Ivan2IA, Frank11mIA, Michale Quinlan42 farmhand. Note 12: 1915 Census: B.W. Dixon44/OH farming, Frog Hollow, 2mi N of Albany, 140a, in NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, earnings 1914.$1670, incumbance on farm $6k, farm value $12k. Note 13: 1920 Census: Farmstead in center of Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: BeverlyW58KY farming rented 455a UIU farm (sec's 14,13,23,24), Sarah43IL, VirgieM22, FairyL20, FernA17, EverettW17, IrvinH16, IrvanR12, FranklinA10, RalphE5, ArdarthL6, MyrtleL3y11m. Note 14: Jan 1921 Virgie Dixon, age 23, moved to Chicago for employment, the first child to make a major move away from Fayette.Co. Note 15: 23 Oct 1924 Virgie Dixon, age 27,married Thomas 'Tom' McNeally, age 42, (1882-1930) in Chicago.

............ +MCNEALY, Thomas 'Tom' McNeally b: 11 Sep 1882 in Nashville, Davidson.Co.TN d: 04 Jul 1930 in 5320 Wabash.Ave, Chicago.Cook.Co.IL Burial: Lincoln Cem, Cook.Co.IL m: 23 Oct 1924 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Father: Frank McNeally MCNEALY Mother: Mattie Cileneer CILENER Note 6: Sep 1918 Draft.Reg: Thomas McNealy, b.1883Sep11, short/med build, cut on left heel, 5320 Wabash.Ave, Chicago.IL, general utility man at linen supply, relative Mattie Peck mother or sister same address. Note 9: 1930 Census: Jonesville.Ave, Chicago.IA. Lodger in the Lillian Roberts52KY household, Thomas McNeeley46TN chauffeur. Note 11: Occupation at time of death, chauffeur; address 4857 Forestville, Chicago.IL.

........... 6 MCNEALY, No Children

........ 5 'VERNE, Laverne Faye, Vern' Dixon b: 24 Jul 1899 in Clarion/dows area, Wright.Co.IA d: 24 Jan 1992 in Cedar Falls hosp, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, sm gray granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 4: Abt. 1899 Beverly/Sarah & baby Virgie Dixon left Wright.Co.IA & located/farmed 4mi S of Fayette, near Sec 9, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 5: 1900 Census: 4mi S of Fayette village, Smithfield.Twp, (speculate edge Sec 17, bz/2019) (adj to Alexander.Russell, Sec 9), Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Beverge/Beverly30 farming, Sarah22, Virgie1, Lensin/Laverne10m. Note 6: 1910 Census: 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, farming/renting E.Frost farm. Dixon: Beveerly40bkOH, Sarah34bkIL, Virgie12IA, LaVerne10IA, Avon9IA, Everett7IA, Irving6IA, Ivan2IA, Frank11mIA, Michale Quinlan42 farmhand. Note 7: 1915 Census: B.W. Dixon44/OH farming, Frog Hollow, 2mi N of Albany, 140a, in NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, earnings 1914.$1670, incumbance on farm $6k, farm value $12k. Note 8: 1920 Census: Farmstead in center of Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: BeverlyW58KY farming rented 455a UIU farm (sec's 14,13,23,24), Sarah43IL, VirgieM22, FairyL20, FernA17, EverettW17, IrvinH16, IrvanR12, FranklinA10, RalphE5, ArdarthL6, MyrtleL3y11m. Note 16: Aft. 1934 After death of Beverly Sr, wf Sarah, ch Verne, Irvin, Ralph, Jim farmed together the remainder of their lives in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 24: Bef. 1982 Living on Dixon farm, with bro. Ralph, Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, very involved in M.E.Ch & clubs in Arlington. Note 26: Abt. 1983 Moved from Dixon farm, Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp to Windsor Care Center, Cedar.Falls.IA. Note 28: SS#320.12.7425; never married.

............ +UNMARRIED

........ 5 [4] DIXON, Avon Fern b: 07 Dec 1900 in 4mi S of Fayette, N edge of Sec 17, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 11 Jan 1983 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Burial: Oak Woods Cem, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Note 6: May 1921 Graduated Fayette.IA High School; attended UIU at Fayette 1yr. Note 7: Bet. 1922 - 1923 Taught H.S. in Buxton, Monroe.Co.IA before marriage. Note 8: Aft. 1924 Living in Chicago.IL. Note 10: 1930 Census: 5034 St.Lawerence.Ave, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL. Lcius Green29bkGA starch refinery laborer, wf Avon (nee Dixon) Green29bkIA (age at marriage 23y); lodgers Annie Stallsworthbk49AL widow dress.shop saleslady, Lelia Baldwin28AL. Note 12: 1940 Census: 609 E50th Place, Chicago.IL. Avon Green39bkIA 2y college laundry seamstress income$780 owned.home$2700, Geo. Johnson24bkKS controlling electrician, Douglas McLaughin86AL. Note 14: Oct 1943 Last date mentioned in papers as Avon Green visiting relatives in Fayette.IA. Note 15: Apr 1944 Marriage License, Cook.Co.IL, Zollie Brown x Avon Green. Note 17: Nov 1949 Mrs.Avon.Brown & dau Judy of Chicago, visit her sister Mrs. Richard Bunn in Oelwein.IA. Note 22: 1974 Living at 609 E 50th Place, Chicago.IL 60600. Note 28: SS#360.01.1760

............ +GREEN, Lucius b: Abt. 1901 in GA m: 01 Jun 1924 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Father: Allen 'Shack' GREEN Mother: Allice UNKNOWN Note 7: 1910 Census: Cuthbert, Randolph.Co.GA. Green: Allen33bkGA farmhand, Allice29bkGA, Lucius9bkGA, Mattie.Belle65bkGA Note 9: 1920 Census: St.Lawrence.Ave, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL. Green: Allen48bkTN packing house laborer, 2nd wf Lucindra28TNbk broom factory laborer , Lucius18bkGA foundry laborer, Mattie16bkGA. Note 11: 1930 Census: 5034 St.Lawerence.Ave, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL. Lcius Green29bkGA starch refinery laborer, wf Avon (nee Dixon) Green29bkIA (age at marriage 23y); lodgers Annie Stallsworthbk49AL widow dress.shop saleslady, Lelia Baldwin28AL.

........... 6 GREEN, No Children

........ *2nd Husband of [4] DIXON, Avon Fern:

............ +BROWN, Zollie b: 06 Jun 1907 in Elberton, Elbert.Co.GA d: May 1982 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Burial: Oak Woods Cem, Chicago, Cook.Co.IL m: Apr 1944 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Note 5: 16 Oct 1940 Draft.Cards: Zollie Brown, Chicago.IL, b.1909Jun03/Elberton.GA, employer Swift & Co, negro, 5'6", 156lb, next of kin Eva Rayfet. Note 6: 14 Oct 1942 Enlistment: Chicago, single with dependents, negro, grammar sch, skill slughtering & prep of meat products, ht 5'9", 149lb. Note 10: 28 Apr 1944 Marriage License, Cook.Co.IL, Zollie Brown x Avon Green.

........... 6 BROWN, Judith Ann 'Judy' b: Aft. 1945 in Chicago.Cook.Co.IL

........ 5 DIXON, Everette Wilson 'Jim' b: 01 Oct 1902 in 4mi S of Fayette, N edge of Sec 17, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 23 Oct 1973 in West.Union hosp; lived Sec 2 farm, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 9, lot 5, sm granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 15: Aft. 1934 After death of Beverly Sr, wf Sarah, ch Verne, Irvin, Ralph, Jim farmed together the remainder of their lives in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.

............ +UNMARRIED

........ 5 DIXON, Irvin Howard b: 27 Oct 1903 in 4mi S of Fayette, N edge of Sec 17, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Apr 1987 in West Union hosp; res of Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, sm gray granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 9: May 1916 Irvin, age 13, while walking home, found dyamite cap, put in pocket, thought to have hit it with hammer, explosion severed left hand at wrist. Note 10: Never married. Note 11: Aft. 1934 After death of Beverly Sr, wf Sarah, ch Verne, Irvin, Ralph, Jim farmed together the remainder of their lives in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 13: Hauled milk for Arlington.IA creamery for 35yrs. Note 22: 1983 Living in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.

............ +UNMARRIED

........ 5 DIXON, Ivan Ray b: 28 Dec 1908 in 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 04 Dec 1990 in Manchester hosp; res RR2, Arlington area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, sm granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1937 Moved from NE area of Smithfield.Twp to farm N edge of Arlington, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 13: 1940 Census: N of Arlington, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Ivan32IA farming, Hazel27IA, Rosella5IA, Charlene3IA, Jacquline1IA. Note 20: Nov 1963 Arlington.IA paper: Ivan Dixon purchases farm home of a few acres of Orson Kauffman, 3mi W of Arlington. Note 25: 1974 Retired after 15yrs at John Deere in Waterloo.IA. Note 28: SS#485.36.8816

............ +SHEPARD, Hazel Mae Shepherd b: 20 May 1912 in Ottawa, LaSalle.Co.IL d: 18 Aug 2000 in Marion, Linn.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, sm granite, cremation, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 28 Jul 1934 in Rowley, Buchanan.Co.IA Father: Oliver G. Shepherd SHEPARD Mother: Oma Martha HOLLOWAY

........... 6 DIXON, Rosaline Marie 'Rozella' b: 01 Feb 1935 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 18 Oct 1998 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Note 5: May 1952 Graduated from Arlington.IA H.S. Note 8: Aft. 1969 Lived in Chicago.

............... +ANTWINE, Nathan b: 11 Aug 1932 in LaFayette, LaFayette.Co.LA d: 31 Jul 2002 in Lake Charles, Clacasieu.Co.LA m: 19 Aug 1955 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL

........... 6 DIXON, Charlene Treva b: 02 Nov 1936 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 26 Feb 2019 in Chicago.Cook.Co.IL Note 5: May 1954 Graduated from Arlington.IA H.S. Note 8: Aft. 1969 Living in Chicago.IL.

............... +WILLIAMS, Donald b: 25 Aug 1934 in Bowling.Green, Warren.Co.KY d: 15 Sep 1995 in Chicago.Cook.Co.IL m: 06 Jul 1956 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL

........... 6 DIXON, Jacquelin Ann 'Jackie' b: 30 Oct 1938 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 16 Sep 2016 in Wilmette, Cook.Co.IL Note 5: May 1956 Graduated from Arlington.IA H.S. Note 8: 1990 Living in Chicago.IL.

............... +CODY, Unknown

............. 7 JR, James Preston Mallett Cody b: 21 Oct 1961 in Chicago.Cook.Co.IL d: 15 Jun 1994 in Chicago.Cook.Co.IL

........... 6 DIXON, LaVerle b: 1945 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 5: 1963 Graduated from Arlington.IA H.S.; good student and gifted athlete. Note 6: Bet. 1963 - 1968 Attended UIU at Fayette, 5'10", 196lb, Peacock halfback, graduated major elem.ed/minor P.E. Note 8: Living in Cedar Falls, IA. Note 11: Bet. 1996 - 2019 Living in Bettendorf.IA (2019, owner of Dixon Mowing Service, 2419 Maplecrest.Rd, Bettendorf.IA 52722, 563.343.1585).

............... +UNKNOWN, Patricia

........... 6 DIXON, Lonnie Ray b: 18 Jul 1947 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Feb 1996 in Vets Hosp, Long.Beach.CA; Norwalk, Los.Angeles.Co.CA res. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, parents plot, flat U.S. Army marker, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 8: Jun 1965 Graduated Starmont H.S., Fay.Co.IA Note 9: 1966 Greer Tech Sch, auto mechanics. Note 10: Bet. 1968 - 1970 Vietman, 9th Inf.Div, 709th Maintenance/Field Field Art, Dong Tam Base, RVN. Note 11: 1970 Worked in Burny Bros Bakery & Texaco Staion, Chicago.IL Note 14: Bet. 1975 - 1985 Returned to Arlington.IA, worked at Oelwein Body Shop. Note 16: Bet. 1985 - 1995 Moved to Norwalk.CA, worked in oil refinery in Long Beach. Note 17: 1990 Living in Norwalk, Los.Angeles.Co.CA. Note 23: Dec 1995 Hospitalized with cancer. Note 27: Remains cremated in Long Beach, CA

............... +FORMAN, Anna m: 1971 in Chicago, IL

............. 7 DIXON, LaJohn Note 11: 1996 Living in Chicago.IL.

........... 6 DIXON, Relda Mae b: Abt. 1949 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: in Maplewood, Ramsey.Co.MN Note 6: Sep 1954 Oelwein.IA paper: Arlington.IA Sch. enrollment 398; kindergarden Relda Dixon 1 of 46 enrolles. Note 10: 11 May 1966 Oelwein.IA paper: Starmont H.S. (Arlington/Lamont), Relda Dixon inducted into Nat. Honor Society. Note 11: Apr 1968 Pledged Zeta Phi Social sorority at U.of.Dubuque.IA; 1970Oct, UD homecoming queen candidtate. Note 12: Apr 1969 Oelwein.iA paper: Relda Dixon's work will be displayed in 1st student/faculty exhibit at U.of.Dubuque new Art Center. Note 13: Oct 1970 Queen candidate at U.of.Dubuque. Note 20: 1996 Living at North St.Paul.MN

............... +BROWN, Unknown

........... 6 DIXON, Ivan Jr. b: 17 Oct 1956 in Arlington area, Fairfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 8: Bet. 1990 - 2000 Living in Brooklyn.NY. Note 11: Graduated from Starmont H.S. (Arlington/Strawberry.Pt/Lamont).

............... +UNKNOWN, Lisa

........ 5 DIXON, Franklin Arthur 'Frank' b: 03 May 1910 in 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 24 Jan 1987 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, flat granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 6: 1928 Graduated Fayette.IA High School. Note 11: Bef. 1961 Farmed in Arlington area, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1965 From Indepdence.IA. Note 15: Employed at Hawkeye Institute of Tech in Waterloo. Note 22: 1987 Living 406 Ricker St, Waterloo.IA at time of death. Note 28: SS#484.38.8775

............ +SAUNDERS, Alverta J. 'Peggy' b: 07 Mar 1915 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA d: 10 Jul 1998 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, flat granite, with husb, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 16 May 1943 in Troy, Lincoln.Co.MO Father: Edward G. SAUNDERS Mother: Bessie M. DEVALL Note 6: 1920 Census: With parents in Waterloo.IA. Note 8: 1930 Census: With parents, Newell.St, Waterloo.IA, father janitor in business building. Note 10: 1940 Census: Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA. Saunders: Edward52KS 8th construction lather, Bessie48KS 3yH.S., Petty25IA 1yH.S. funiture store maid, MaryJ17 4yH.S.

........... 6 DIXON, Vincent Arthur b: 28 Feb 1948 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA d: 01 Mar 1986 in Minneapolis, Hennepin.Co.MN Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, with parents, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: Attended Arlington schools, scout, grew up on area farm, showed horses/cattle. Note 14: 1965 From Indepdence.IA. Note 16: 1976 Lived at 406 Ricker St, Waterloo.IA. Note 19: 18 Feb 1979 Albert.Lea.MN paper, Minneapolis news: Vincent.A.Dixon, 30 arrested for robbery leaving the NW National Bank in downtown Minneapolis, taken to Hennepin.Co. jail, loot & details not disclosed.

............... +UNKNOWN

............. 7 DIXON, Vincent Arthur (suspect ) Note 9: 30 Nov 1981 Ottumwa.IA paper: Vincent Dixon of Waterloo Central, wrestling at 112lb, Cory Batterson of Ottumwa. Note 11: 1987 Living 431 Lynn St, Waterloo.IA

........ 5 DIXON, Ralph Edward b: 12 Dec 1911 in 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Jan 1980 in Sec 2 farm, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 6: Never married. Note 9: Aft. 1934 After death of Beverly Sr, wf Sarah, ch Verne, Irvin, Ralph, Jim farmed together the remainder of their lives in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: Bet. 09 May 1942 - 20 May 1943 Entered Army; released to return to help with family farming. Note 15: President for years of Pleasant Hill Cem, 2+mi N of Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 22: Farmed in Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, SE of Fayette all of life, Fay.Co.IA. Note 28: SS#348.54.8224

............ +UNMARRIED

........ 5 DIXON, Ardith Leile b: 06 Jun 1913 in 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 10 Oct 2000 in Beloit, Rock.Co.WI Note 6: 1930 Graduated Fayette.IA High School. Note 7: 1940 Census: S.Beloit, Winnebago.Co.IL. Morris: KennithC27 foundry chipper, ArdithL nee Dixon26 (1935 living near Fayette.IA) Note 8: 1965 Living in S.Beloit (Rockford area), Winnebago.Co.IL. Note 11: 1982 Living at 1971 N.Harrison, Beloit.WI 53511. Note 16: 1989 Living at 1971 N.Harrison.Ave, Beloit.WI 53511

............ +MORRIS, Kenneth Clauson b: 17 Jul 1912 in Watseka, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 29 May 1988 in Beloit, Rock.Co.WI m: 26 Sep 1937 in Fayette.Co.IA Father: Cornelius Franklin 'Frank' MORRIS Mother: Eudora Livinia JOHNSON Note 7: 1935 Living at Watseka, Iroquois.Co.IL Note 8: 1940 Census: 228 1/2 So.ParkAve, S.Beloit (Rockford area), Winnebago.Co.IL. Morris: KennithC27 foundry chipper, ArdithL nee Dixon26 Note 15: 1989 Living at 1971 N.Harrison.Ave, Beloit.WI 53511

........... 6 [5] MORRIS, Kenneth Clauson Jr. b: 07 Jun 1942 in S.Beloit (Rockford), Winnebago.Co.IL d: 30 Nov 2018 in Rockford, Winnebago.Co.IL Note 8: 07 Feb 1967 Divorced from Kathy.

............... +UNKNOWN, Kathy b: Abt. 1947 m: Bef. 1967

........... *2nd Wife of [5] MORRIS, Kenneth Clauson Jr.:

............... +UNKNOWN m: 16 Jul 1983 in Shirland, Winnebago.Co.IL

........ 5 DIXON, Myrtle Lucille b: 05 Feb 1916 in 2mi N of Albany in Frog Hollow, NE1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Sep 1926 in Center of N.line of Sec 23, 4mi NW of Arlington, Smirthfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 9, lot 5, sm granite, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 22: 15 Sep 1926 Oelwein.IA paper: Born on farm NW of Lima, sick for several months, cause of death TB of the bones.

........ 5 DIXON, Harold Orville b: 13 Feb 1918 in 2mi N of Albany in Frog Hollow, NE1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 01 Nov 1918 in Farmstead in center of Sec 14, 4mi NW of Arlington, Smirthfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, lot 5, row 12, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

........ 5 DIXON, Verda Leone b: 03 Mar 1922 in 4+mi NW of Arlington in Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 21 Feb 1982 in Allen hosp, Waterloo.IA; res of Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 8: 1965 Living in Oelwein, Fayette.Co.IA. Note 11: 1972 Living in Oelwein, Fayette.Co.IA.

............ +BUNN, Richard Thomas 'Dick' b: 19 Mar 1915 in Riderwood, Choctaw.Co.AL d: 07 Jul 1981 in Allen hosp, Waterloo.IA; res of Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: 07 Jul 1981 Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2. Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 12 Sep 1944 in Fay.Co.IA Father: Henry Green BUNN Mother: Marie RUFFIN Note 7: 1920 Census: Greene.St, Riderwood (SE of Lisman/NW of Butler), Choctaw.Co.AL. Bunn: HenryG28AL clothes cleaner/presser, Marie24AL, JamesH6AL, Richard5AL. Note 14: Bef. 1941 Employed as moulder, John Deere, Waterloo.IA. Note 15: Bet. 28 Aug 1941 - 19 Dec 1944 US Army, Pacific Theater, 1942Jan23>1944Apr16, major motor pool mechanic/supervisor. Note 17: 1945 Serious accident on Guadalcanal, skull fracture, partial facial paralyses, deafness right ear/70%left. Note 19: Bet. Oct 1945 - 1981 Took employment at City Laundery, driver/sales1945, moved to route.supervisor1953, lived 318 4th.Ave NE, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA. Note 20: 04 May 1949 Appried for WW Bonus: legal address 105 Oneida.St, Waterloo.IA, mail sent to RR1, BoxA1, Oelwein.IA. Note 25: 1981 Retired as postmaster at Stanley.IA; undersent heart surgery.

........... 6 BUNN, Richard Thomas Jr. (adopted) b: Abt. Sep 1960 Note 11: 1981 Living in Council Bluffs, IA.

........ 5 DIXON, Beverly Wayne II b: 19 May 1924 in 4+mi NW of Arlington in Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 20 Jul 1972 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, lot 2, row 12, 2+mi N of Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 3: 1925 Census: Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: BeverlyW55KY farming, SarahA48 nee Wilson, LaverneF25, EverettaW22, ErvinH21, IvanR17, FrankA5, RalphE13, ArdathL11, MyrtleL9, VerdaS3, VeverlyW1, m/law Rebeka Wilson78. Note 4: 1930 Census: Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: B.W.61 farming, Sarah54, Evert27, Ervine26, Frank20, Ralph18, Artis16, Virda8, BeverlyW5. Note 5: 1940 Census: Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Dixon: Sarah64 widow farming income $250, LaVernae40, EveretteW37, IrvinH36 trucker, FrankA29, RalphE28, VerdeL18, BeverleyW15. Note 8: 28 Aug 1945 WWII, IA, IC2, USNR IA; 4y on carriers U.S. Princton & U.S.S. Anteitam. Note 11: 1948 Lived in Seattle a few years after marriage, then to Chicago rest of life. Note 13: Graduated DeForrest Sch of Elect. Engineering. Note 15: Worked 21 yrs at Great Lakes Naval Station in Electronics Supply Office. Note 20: Aug 1954 Paper: Visited (from Chicago) mother Sarah (nee Wilson) & relatives in Fayette/Arlington.IA area. Note 22: Lived at 800 Cedar Ridge Lane, Apt.208, Richton.Park.IL 60471 Note 25: 1971 Outstanding Fed Employee of NAVSHIP Weapons Sys. Div. Note 27: Bef. 1972 Very active in church, scouts, youth groups in Chicago, lived 5019 Drexel, Hyde.Park.IL; Soutmaster of St.Thomas Troop503. Note 28: Jul 1972 Paper: Died two days after heart surgery in Chicago; SS#353.46.8402.

............ +WILLIAMS, Irene Cornelia b: 30 Apr 1927 in Davenport, Scott.Co.IA d: 15 Oct 2014 in Springfield, Sangamon.Co.IL m: 16 May 1948 in Bremerton, Kitsap.Co.WA Father: Kenneth Hill WILLIAMS Mother: UNKNOWN Note 6: 1930 Census: E16thSt, Scott.Co.IA. Williams: Henry58bkMO home.owned$1k priv.fam.gardener, Evelyn52bkMO, son LyleH17IL, son RonaldE11IA, son KennethH23IL divorced foundry moulder, Ken's dau IreneC3IL. Note 11: 15 May 1948 From Seattle.WA at time of marriage.

........... 6 DIXON, Bruce A. b: 1951 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL d: 28 Jun 2019 in Marietta, Cobb.Co.GA Note 3: Children names just speculated, bz/2019. Note 5: 1967 Involved in organizing black Chicago H.S. stuents demanding bk.hist courses & oppposing Vietnam war. Note 6: Bet. 1969 - 1970 Active in IL.Chap of Black Panther Party. Note 7: Involved in supporting black agenda in Chicago & IL, including supporting Obama. Note 8: Active in Green Party. Note 10: Worked at the Cook.Co.IL Clerk's Office. Note 11: Lived in Van.Nuys, San.Bernardion, Riverside, CA Note 12: Moved to Marietta.GA, managed the 'Black Agenda Report.'

............... +UNKNOWN, Carole Diana

............. 7 DIXON, Anna Lapassionavia

............. 7 DIXON, Bruce T.

............. 7 DIXON, Lincoln J.

........... 6 DIXON, Beverly Wayne III b: Abt. 1952 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL Note 11: Jun 1970 All-Chicago prep linebacker/center from DeLaSalle, 5'11'/190; singed letter of intent to IL.State in Normal.IL. Note 18: 1987 Teaching DARE class at Chicago area schools; Sgt. Beverly Dixon, IL.State.Police, from Richton.Park.IL. Note 22: 1995 Jacksonville.IL paper: Sgt. Beverly Dixon, accident reconstruction expert for IL.State.Police.

............... +UNKNOWN, Deloris

........... 6 DIXON, Robert b: in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL

..... 4 WILSON, Thomas Logan b: 19 Jan 1880 in Papineau, Papineau.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 1954 in Shepherd.Hm, Oelwein.IA; res. Wadena, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Hillcrest Cem, Volga City, Clayton.Co.IA Note 5: 1910 Census: Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Wilson: ThomasL29muIL farmer, Millie26muIA, LesterR6IA, Poline5IA, Genie2IA. Note 6: 1915 Census: Logan Wilson, 34bkIL, farmer, married, Sperry.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Note 8: 1920 Census: Volga City, Sperry.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Wilson: ThomasL38muIL farmer, Nellie36muIA, Regil16IA, Pauline14IL, Catharine1y9mIA. Note 10: 1930 Census: Volga City, Sperry.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Wilson: T.Logan49IL farmer, MillieL46IA, PaulineR25IA, CatherineL12IA, RobertD10IA, mother RebeccaA84IL. Note 14: 1936 Living in Volga City area, Clayton.Co.IA.

......... +GRAHAM, Millie Louise b: 06 Jun 1883 in Lima area, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 06 Aug 1951 in Wadena, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 19 Sep 1902 in Fayette.Co.IA Father: Charles O. GRAHAM Mother: Mary Emmaline Emma DEAN Note 6: 1934 Living, Volga City, Clayton.Co.IA

........ 5 WILSON, Lester Regal b: 07 Mar 1903 in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Apr 1961 in Oelwein, Jefferson.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

............ +GLADWIN, Dorothy Blanche b: Abt. 1905 in Clayton.Co.IA

........ 5 WILSON, Pauline Ansala b: 31 Jul 1904 in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Oct 1976 in Arlington, Fay.Co.IA

............ +AINSWORTH, Leo J. b: 19 Jul 1902 in Arlington, Fay.Co.IA d: 13 Feb 1975 in Arlington, Fay.Co.IA

........ 5 WILSON, Kenneth G. b: 01 Nov 1906 in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 30 Apr 1907 in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

........ 5 WILSON, Genevieve Leora b: 09 Dec 1907 in Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 04 Apr 1918 in Volga City, Clayton.Co.IA

........ 5 WILSON, Katherine Louise b: 26 Apr 1918 in Volga City, Sperry.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA d: Jan 1986 in Cedar.Rapids, Linnn.Co.IA

............ +JAXON, Arturo Theophilus b: 10 May 1908 in Iowa d: Aug 1975 in Cedar.Rapids, Linnn.Co.IA

........ 5 WILSON, Robert Dale b: 21 Jan 1920 in Volga City, Sperry.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA d: 10 Jul 2013 in Alpine, San.Diego.Co.CA Burial: Alpine Cem, San.Diego.Co.CA

............ +PETRY, Iris Isabel b: 14 Feb 1919 in Indian Bayou, LA d: 26 Nov 2013 in Alpine, San.Diego.Co.CA m: 1944

..... 4 WILSON, Anna E. 'suspect' b: 16 May 1884 in Papineau, Papineau.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 11 Oct 1958 in Kankakee, Kankakee.Co.IL Burial: Mound Grove Cem, Kankakee, Kankakee.Co.IL. Note 4: Assuming Anna is a dau of Thomas Godfrey Wilson, bz/2019.

......... +BELL, Charles Leslie b: 11 Nov 1875 in Papineau.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 01 Oct 1958 in Kankakee, Kankakee.Co.IL Burial: Mound Grove Cem, Kankakee, Kankakee.Co.IL. Father: Curtis Purity BELL Mother: Alvira Elvira EVANS Note 5: 1880 Census: Papineau.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL. Bell: Cutris33muNC farmer, Ellvira33muNC, Naralos7IL, Charles5IL, Frank3IL, Edess1IL. Note 6: 1910 Census: Martinton, Iroquois.Co.IL. Note 9: 1920 Census: Albany area, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1930 Census: Papineau, Iroquois.Co.IL. Note 15: 1940 Census: St.Anne, Kankakee.Co.IL.

........ 5 BELL, Leslie Warren b: 13 Sep 1909 in Watseka, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 13 Aug 1990 in Pontaic, Oakland.Co.MI

............ +GILBERT, Thelma Evelyn b: Abt. 1912 in Goodland.IN m: 29 Jun 1940 in Pontiac, Oakland.Co.MI

........ 5 BELL, Lester Wilson b: 28 Nov 1914 in Watseka, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 28 Sep 1994 in Pontaic, Oakland.Co.MI

............ +BRUFF, Marion Elizabeth b: 23 Jan 1921 in Pontaic, Oakland.Co.MI d: 17 Jan 2010 in White Lake, Oakland.Co.MI m: 27 Sep 1939 in Pontiac, Oakland.Co.MI

........ 5 BELL, Ella b: 1919 in Watseka, Iroquois.Co.IL

..... 4 WILSON, Nellie May b: 13 Nov 1886 in Papineau, Papineau.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 14 Sep 1936 in Clarinda, Page.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 10, lot 23, no marker found, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 7: All children living in Clarinda.IA at time of her death. Note 11: 1920 Living Watseka.IL

......... +WILSON, James Arthur b: 13 Oct 1882 in Wesley, Will.Co.IL d: Abt. 1980 m: 24 Dec 1908 in Maynard, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Father: Azariah H. 'Ezra' WILSON Mother: Nancy Cornelia GOWEN Note 10: 1900 Census: Chebanse.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL. Wilson: Ezra45bkIAorIL farmer, NancyC43bkIL, JamesA17IL farmhand, MaryE16IL, MinnieM11, Elsie June10IL, LoyedE6IL, MarjoryL3IL. Note 12: 1910 Census: Middleport.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL. Wilson: Arthur27whIL grain farmer, Nellie23whIL, Hobert1mIL. Note 16: 1925 Census: Nodaway.Twp, Page.Co.IA. Wilson: Arthur43whIL farmer, NellieM38, Burnham13, Imogene9, Major7, JamesH3, MyronD1. Note 18: 1930 Census: Clarinda, Nodaway.Twp, Page.Co.IA. Wilson: ArthurJ47whIL dairy farmer for Insane.Hosp, NellieM43whIL, ImogeneM14IN, MajorA13IA, JamesH8IA, MyronD6IA.

........ 5 WILSON, Robert b: Apr 1910 in Middleport.Twp, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 18 Sep 1970 in Moline, Rock.Island.Co.IL

............ +TAYLOR, Gertrude Leona b: 13 Nov 1911 in Milan, Rock.Island.Co.IL d: 08 Apr 1993 in Rock.Island.Co.IL

........ 5 WILSON, Burnam Arthur b: 29 Nov 1912 in Watseka, Iroquois.Co.IL d: 04 Feb 1982 in Waukee, Dallas.Co.IA

............ +PARSONS, Mary Emaline b: 22 Sep 1907 in New market, Taylor.Co.IA d: 22 May 1987 in Jefferson.Co.TX

........ 5 WILSON, Imogene Myrtle Louise b: 10 May 1915 in Indiana d: 31 Mar 1988 in Olympia, Thurston.Co.WA

............ +THURBER, Eugene Franklin b: 16 Sep 1909 in Villisca, Montgomery.Co.IA d: 10 Sep 1993 in Olympia, Thurston.Co.WA

........ 5 WILSON, Major Raymond b: 15 Jan 1917 in Fayette.Co.IA d: 14 May 2001 in Blountstown, Calhoun.Co.FL

........ 5 WILSON, James H. b: 1922 in Liberty.Twp, Fulton.Co.IL

............ +HUGUS, Alice Gretchen b: 16 May 1910 in Stark, Navarre.Co.OH d: 12 Nov 1987 in Los Lunas, Valencia.Co.NM

........ 5 WILSON, Myron Dale b: 12 Feb 1924 in Nodaway.Twp, Page.Co.IA d: 06 Nov 1988 in Alameda.Co.CA

..... 4 WILSON, Raymond Carl b: 24 Jul 1891 in Galt area, Blaine.Twp, Wright.Co.IA d: 08 Mar 1959 in Wisconsin Rapids, Woods.Co.WI Burial: Riverside Cem, Nekossa, Wood.Co.WI. Note 6: 1920 Census: Fayette farm, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Wilson: Thomas75IN, Rebecca73IL; son Raymond28IA farmhand, Rosebud23IL, James2IA, Wilda1IA, Raymond1mIA. Note 10: 1940 Census: 2735 Riverside.Dr, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA. Wilson: Ray48IA 2yHS working at City.Laundry, Rosebud43IL, Frank20IA RR foundry laborer, Morris17IA, Roy16IA.

......... +MORRIS, Lillian Rosebud b: 09 Dec 1896 in Evanston, Cook.Co.IL d: 27 Sep 1994 in Wisconsin Rapids, Woods.Co.WI m: 01 Jun 1916 in ME Church, West.Union, Fay.Co.IA Father: Cornelius Franklin 'Frank' MORRIS Mother: Eudora Livinia JOHNSON Note 11: 1916 Living at Fond du Lac, WI, at time of marriage.

........ 5 WILSON, James Wesley b: 26 Mar 1917 in Westfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA d: 02 Sep 2001 in Wisconsin Rapids, Woods.Co.WI

........ 5 WILSON, Wilda Bernice b: 31 Aug 1918 in Westfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA d: 17 Dec 2006 in Wisconsin Rapids, Woods.Co.WI

............ +SCIACCA, Nick James b: 13 Jan 1921 d: 02 Apr 1998 in St.James City, Lee.Co.FL Father: James SCIACCA Mother: Frances PATTI

........ 5 WILSON, Raymond Franklin 'Frank' b: 23 Dec 1920 in Westfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA d: 03 Aug 2014 in Frindship, Adams.Co.WI

............ +UNKNOWN, Lucille d: 1997

........ 5 WILSON, Morris Berdine b: 18 Jul 1922 in Westfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA d: 24 Dec 2004 in St.James City, Lee.Co.FL Burial: Coral Ridge Cem, Cape Coral, Lee.Co.FL

........ 5 WILSON, Roy Eugene b: 12 Jan 1924 in Eldora, Hardon.Co.IA d: 11 Jun 1944 in Killed in Action, WWII, Bulgaria. Burial: Fort McPherson, Maxwell.NE.

............ +UNMARRIED

........ 5 WILSON, Two More

..... 4 WILSON, Boyed Robert b: 31 May 1895 in Galt area, Blaine.Twp, Wright.Co.IA d: 03 Dec 1948 in Aurora, Kane.Co.IL Note 6: 1917 Draft.Reg: Boyed r. Wilson, b.1896May31/Wright.Co.IA, machinist & shipping clerk Blackhawk Fruit Co, Waterloo.IA, single, bl eyes, br hair. Note 8: 1920 Living in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA Note 9: 1936 Living in Aurora.IL

......... +MACKHAM, Rose Ellen b: 07 Dec 1887 in Cox.Creek.Twp, Clayton.co.IA d: 08 Apr 1977 in Dixon, Lee.Co.IL m: 15 Sep 1917 in Bremer.Co.IA Father: James J. MACKHAM Mother: Ellen SHINE

........ 5 WILSON, Francis Joseph b: 19 Mar 1918 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA d: 06 May 1978 in IL

............ +BURSON, Dorothy J. b: 1920 d: 1976

........... 6 WILSON, David

........ 5 WILSON, Mary Kathryn b: 1920 in Waterloo, Bk.Hawk.Co.IA d: 03 Sep 1934 in Aurora, Kane.Co.IL

... 3 WILSON, Frances b: 1847 in Vigo.Co.IN d: 05 Mar 1910 in Cook.Co.IL

....... +JONES, Henry b: Abt. 1848 in NY d: Bef. 1900

..... 4 JONES, Albert b: 1871 d: 1917

..... 4 JONES, Eva b: 1874 d: 1883

..... 4 JONES, Nelda b: 1876

..... 4 JONES, Buley b: 1880

..... 4 JONES, Frederick b: 1886

... 3 [6] WILSON, Alonzo b: 1849 in Iroquois.Co.IL d: 23 Aug 1921 in Wesley, Will.Co.IL

....... +WALDON, Sarah b: 1852 in IN d: Aft. 1900 in IL m: 1876 in Iroquois.Co.IL

..... 4 WILSON, Lulu M. b: 1877

..... 4 WILSON, William Green b: 1878 d: 1942

..... 4 WILSON, Harriet Josephine b: 1883 d: 1920

... *2nd Wife of [6] WILSON, Alonzo:

....... +BEDFORD, Esther Ducker b: 1873 m: 26 Jul 1912 in Kankakee, Kankakee.Co.IL

... 3 WILSON, James T. b: 01 Aug 1853 in Iroquois.Co.IL d: 28 Mar 1924 in Kankakee.Co.IL

....... +BANNISTER, Laura France 'Nora' b: 1854 in LaFayette, Tippecanoe.Co.IN

..... 4 WILSON, Thirteen Chidlren b: in Kankakee, Kankakee.Co.IL

... 3 WILSON, George b: 1855 in Aroma.Twp, Kankakee.Co.IL

... 3 WILSON, Eliza b: Abt. 1860 in Aroma.Twp, Kankakee.Co.IL d: Aft. 1880 in Kankakee.Co.IL

... 3 WILSON, Louisa b: Mar 1861 in Aroma.Twp, Kankakee.Co.IL

 

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Thomas Wilson, father of Sarah Wilson Dixon:
Thomas Wilson x Eliza Ann Roberts were born in the Carolina's in the 1820's and married in Vigo.Co.IN.  They had two children before migrating as free blacks to Iroquois & Kankakee Counties, Illinois about 1848, where they had at least five more children. For information do a Google search for 'vigo county indiana black settlement.'
...1869...Rebecca Epps and Thomas Godfrey Wilson married in Fayette.Co.IA, then moved back to the rather small home area that many of the Fayette.Co.IA came from in Iroquois & Kankakee Counties, Illinois, where they had at least five more children before moving to Iowa.  This route was also followed by other 'colored' families that farmed around Fayette/Albany/Lima in the early decades of the county.
...1888...The Wilson's moved to the Clarion/Dows area of Wright.Co.IA.
...1897...The Wilson's moved to Smithfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA, and bought an 80a farm, N1/2 of NW1/4, in Sec 22, 6mi S of Fayette.
...1900...Dau Sarah Wilson & husb. Beverly Dixon came from Wright.Co.IA to rent a farm a few miles north of the Wilson's.
...1911...The Wilson's bought a 94a farm just SW of Klocks Island at Fayette village, on the road to Eagle Point, their final farm.
...1920...Thomas passed away, the farm was sold in 1922.  Rebecca went to live with son Logan at Volga.City.

1897Mar18, Arlington.IA paper, Seaton neighborhood news:  Thomas Wilson from Wright.Co.IA, has bought and taken possession of the (80a) farm known as the Nicholus farm (N1/2 of NW1/4, Sec 22, the Seaton neighborhood, Smithfield.Twp, 5mi S of Fayette).

…1897Oct06, Oelwein.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. Thomas Wilson & family enjoyed a visit from her niece from ND.  Mrs. Graham of Wadena spent a day with them.
…1897Dec08, Oelwein.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson has been having his house repaired by S.Smith and A.Fortney of Maynard.
…1897Dec15, Oelwein.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson was visiting in Wright.Co.IA last week.
…1899Dec14, Arlington.IA paper, Seaton neighborhood news:  Thomas Wilson recently erected a new windmill by people from your burg.

…1904July13, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson lost a valuable horse last week.
…1904Aug24, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson has been very sick the past week, but is much improved.

…1904Oct26, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Mrs. Thomas Wilson who has been helping her dau. Mrs.Graham with household duties, has returned home.
…1904Dec14, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson and s/law Beverly Dixon delivered turkeys at Fayette last week.  Mrs. Dixon spend Friday with her mother, Mrs. Wilson.
…1905Apr05, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Mrs. Thomas Wilson is caring for her new g/dau at the home of Mr/Mrs Ed.Moore
…1905Jul12, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson has treated his house and barn to a new coat of paint.
…1905Jul26, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Mrs. Thomas Wilson has been enjoying a visit from her brother, Mr.Dean of Independence.
…1905Oct04, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson began grinding sugar cane last week.
…1905Dec27, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Mrs. Thomas Wilson visited her sister, Mrs.Bass, of West.Union, last Tues.
…1906Jan04, Arlington.IA paper, Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson was a business caller at West Union one day last week.
…1906Feb21, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Mrs. Thomas Wilson has been very sick the past week, but is improving.
…1906Mar26, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Mr/Mrs Thomas Wilson were guests at the Graham’s in Oelwein, Sat.
…1906Apr04, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson was a Fayette caller on Sat.
…1906May02, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Mr.Mrs Thomas Wilson visited Friday at the home of their dau. Mrs. Ed Moore.
…1906May09, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson is the owner of a fine new buggy, purchased in Fayette.
…1906Aug16, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson lost a valuable horse one day last week.
1911Mar02, Oelwein.IA paper:  Land Transfer John Graf to Thomas Wilson (abt 94a, just SW of Klocks Island at Fayette, in Westfield.Twp);  (40a) NW1/4 of SW1/4 & (18a) S1/5 of SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Sec 29, and (19a) N5/8 in NE1/4 of SE1/4 & (20a) S1/2 of SE1/4 of NE1/4 in Sec 30, T93N, R8W, for $6975.

…1912Feb15, Fayette.IA paper:  Mrs. Ed Moore & children visited last week with her parents, Mr/Mrs Thomas Wilson.
…1912May04, Oelwein.IA paper:  Land Transfer; Thomas Wilson to Elizabeth W. Thomas, the S1/2 of SW1/4 & SW1/4 of SE1/4, Sec 29, T92N, R8W.

…1912Dec12, Fayette.IA paper:  W.P. Littelle sold his dairy business to Thomas Wilson.  Mr. Littele who is living on the Belknap farm just south of Fayette, west of the cemetery,  contemplates moving to Minnesota,
…1913Sep13, Oelwein.IA paper:  Land Transfer; Thomas Wilson to Sarah Wilson, part of NW1/4, Sec 34, T95N, R9W, for $10.
…1913Nov27, Arlington.IA paper:  Thomas Wilson & son Raymond of Fayette, were calling on Smithfield friends Sunday.
…1916Jan06, Fayette.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Ezra Wilson who have been visiting at the Thomas Wilson home, returned to Watseka.IL.
…1916Sep21, Fayette.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Thomas Wilson arrived for a visit with their son, Logan Wilson, in Volga City, Clatyon.Co.IA.
…1917Oct04, Fayette.IA paper:  Thomas Wilson is building a new corn crib and garage.
1920Mar17, Oelwein.IA paper, Fayette news:  Thomas Wilson passed away at his farm home west of Fayette on Thus, 1920Mar11.  He had been ill all winter from dropsy and other complications.  The funeral was Sat afternoon at the Congregational Church, conducted by Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Parker.  Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cem, across from the stone schoolhouse, 3mi north of Fayette.  Mr/Mrs Wilson had 8 children, two of which are deceased.
......Will:  Thomas left the 94a farm to his wife Rebecca; after her death 40a went to son Raymond, the remaining 54a to remaining living children.

…1922Dec07, Fayette.IA paper:  Floyd Miller of Independence has purchased the Thomas Wilson estate farm west of Fayette.  Mrs. Miller will be remembered as Ms. Edna Lockwood.



 

Dixon Farms and birth locations
Objective:  to 'best guess' the location of the Dixon farms and the births of Beverly & Sarah's 13 children.

1888about-Thomas Godfrey Wilson moved his family to Iowa from Illinois. 

1897Feb---Beverly & Sarah, married in Feb. at Clarion, Wright.Co.IA. Remained near Clarion/Dows until 1900Mar.
1897Mar---Thomas & Rebecca Epps Wilson moved to Smithfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA (Sarah's parents) from Wright.Co.IA, & bought 80a in Sec 22, in the Seaton/Centenary neighborhood, Smithfield.Twp. (1911-1920, they bought a 94a farm just SW of Klocks Island at Fayette, in Westfield.Twp)  See map(s) below.
1897Aug12---Virgie May Dixon (1st child) born Clarion/Dows area, Wright.Co.IA.
1899Jul24---Lavern Faye 'Verne' Dixon (2nd child) born Clarion/Dows area, Wright.Co.IA.
1900Mar---The Dixon's moved from Wright.Co.IA to about 4mi S of Fayette and rented from George Walker in Sec 8 & 17 (acreage unknown), 2miles NW of Thomas Wilson.

1900Mar---The Dixon's moved from Wright.Co.IA, 4mi S of Fayette and rented from George Walker in Sec 8 & 17 (acreage unknown), 2miles NW of Thomas Wilson.
1900---Census:  Enumerated 4mi S of Fayette in Smithfield.Twp, speculated on N line of Sec 17, as adjacent to Alexander Russell in Sec 9, Smithfield.Twp.
1900Dec07---Avon Fern Dixon (3rd child) born 4mi S of Fayette, Sec 17 area, Smithfield.Twp.
1902Oct01---Everette Wilson 'Jim' Dixon (4th child) born 4mi S of Fayette, Sec 17 area, Smithfield.Twp.
1903Oct27---Irvin Howard (5th child) Dixon born 4mi S of Fayette, Sec 17 area, Smithfield.Twp.
1905---The Dixon's were renting the Lamb farm,  2mi SxSW of Fayette, 180a in Sec 5, Smithfield.Twp & 40a in Sec 32, Westfield.Twp. (see map above)

1906---The Dixon's rented the A. Dewey farm, 80a, 2mi N of Maynard, in Sec 11&3, Harlan.Twp. (see map below)

1908---The Dixon's rented the E.Frost farm, 160a, 2mi W of Maynard, the E. Frost farm in NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp. (see map below)
1908Dec28, Ivan Ray (6th child) Dixon born 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp.
1910May03---Franklin Arthur 'Frank' Dixon (7th child) born 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp.
1911Mar---Thomas Wilson moved to a 94a farm just SW of Klocks Island at Fayette, until his death 1920Mar.  (see 2nd map below)
1911Dec12---Ralph Edward Dixon (8th child) born 2mi W of Maynard, NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp.
1913Jun06---Ardith Leile Dixon (9th child) born 2mi W of Maynard, Sec 30, Harlan.Twp.

Speculation, bz/2019:  No indication was found that the Dixon's were not 2mi west of Maynard during the 1908-1915 time period.  However, they may have rented in the Albany/Lima area before purchasing land in Frog Hollow.  While Beverly was alive, the Frog Hollow 140a is the only land they bought.  All other farms were rented.  After Beverly's death, Sarah purchased the farm she and children were renting in Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp.

1915April---The Dixon's bought 140a Tompkins farm in Frog Hollow 2mi N of Albany, in NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp. (see map below)
1916Feb03---Myrtle Lucille Dixon (10th child) born Frog Hollow, 2mi N of Albany, NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp.
1918Feb13---Harold Orville Dison (11th child) born/died Frog Hollow, 2mi N of Albany, NW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp.
1918April---Sold the140a farm in Frog Hollow, in NE1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, to Charles Baker.

1918...The Dixon's rented/farmed a large farm in the ownership of Upper Iowa University, 455a in Sec's 14,13,23,24,. Smithfield.Twp. They lived at a farmstead in the middle of Sec 14, and would later moved to a farmstead half mile south, on the same UIU property that was at the center of the north line of Sec 23, Smithfield.Twp.  (see map below)
1922Mar03---Verda Leone Dixon (12 child) born 4+mi NW of Arlington, farmstead in center of Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp (farm rented from UIU estate).
1924May19---Beverly Wayne Jr Dixon born (the last of 13 children) 4+mi NW of Arlington, farmstead in center of Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp (farm rented from UIU estate).
1925April---The Dixon family moved a half mile south, from the farm house in the middle of Sec 14, to the farmstead in the middle of the north line of Sec 23, Smithfield.Twp, but on the same UIU/ME.ch farm.
1934---Beverly Sr. died at farmstead in the center line of north edge of sec 23 (1/2mi south of the first farmstead on the UIU farm in the center of sec 14,  Smithfield.Twp.
....Wife Sarah and children continued farming for the next four decades.

 

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Dixon Timeline Notes
from newspapers

...1897Mar, Arlington.IA paper: Thomas Wilson from Wright.Co.IA bought the Nicholas farm, 80a, N1/2 of NW1/4, Sec 22, Seaton neighborhood, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.  Note:  Father/law of Beverly Wayne Dixon.  Berverly & Sarah would remain in Wright.Co.IA until1900Mar, then rent the George Walker farm 1.5mi NW of Thomas Wilson.

1900>1909

 ...(See maps above)
...1900Mar22, Arlington.IA paper:  Beverly Dixon from Wright.Co.IA, son/law of Thomas Wilson has rented the George Walker farm in the Seaton neighborhood.
...1904Dec14, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson & Beverly Dixon delivered turkeys to Fayette last week. Sarah Dixon spent Friday with her mother Mrs. Rebecca Wilson.
...1905Oct04, Oelwein.IA paper, NW Scott.Twp news:  Thomas Wilson began grinding (milling) sugar cane last week.
...1906May10, Fayette.IA paper:  B.W. Dixon, who last year (1905) carried on the Lamb farm 3mi SW of Fayette, has moved (1906) to the A. Dewey farm, 2mi N of  Maynard.  Vern Dye is now working the Lamb farm.
.....(Roda) Lamb farm...2mi SxSW of Fayette, 180a, center 1/2 of N1/2, Sec 5, Smithfield.Twp, and adj 40a just north in Westfield.Twp, the SW1/4 of the SE1/4, Sec 32.
.....A. Dewy farm...2mi N of Maynard in Harlan.Twp,  farmstead center of north line of sec 11,  80a N1/2NE1/4 & 40a SE1/4NE1/4 in Sec 11, 160a SE1/4 of Sec 3, 40a NE1/4NW1/4 of sec 14, all in Harlan.Twp.

…1908Feb26, West.Union.IA paper, Maynard news:  E. Frost has rented his farm 2mi west of Maynard to B.W. Dixon ,NE1/4, Sec 20, Harlan.Twp, who will move about March01.
…1908Oct14, West.Union.IA paper, Maynard news:  The barn on the E. Frost farm 2mi west of Maynard burned, together with about 50 tons of hay, about 400 bushels of oats, one set of harness, and numerous other articles.  The origin of the fire is unknown.  B.W. Dixon, the tenant, carried no insurance.  Mr. Frost had $700 of insurance on the barn.  The neighbors turned out and cut up about 14a of Mr. Dixon’s corn, and other parties took up a subscription for him amounting to about $100.  Mr. Frost will rebuild at once.


 1910>1919

...(See maps above)
…1910Aug11, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Mattie Penhollow of Mt.Carroll.IL, and Ms. Vera (Verne) Dixon of Oelwein (Verne about age 11, ?why in/from Oelewin, bz/2019) visited last week at the F.R. Chittenden and O.E. Holtzman homes in Smithfield.Twp, also at the Jesse Holtzman home at Albany.  This week Mrs. Wm. Isenberger of Lenox.IL and Mrs. Walter Dixon and children of Oelwein were visiting the same families.
...1911May02, Oelwein.IA paper:  Land Transfer:  John Graf to Thomas Wilson, NW1/4 of SW1/4 & S1/5 of SW1/4 of NW1/4 in Sec 29, and N5/8 of NE1/4 of SE1/4 & S1/2 of SE1/4 of NE1/4 in Sec 30, Westfield.Twp, T93N, R8W for $6975.
…1915Apr22, Oelwein.IA paper:  Land Transfer, Spring 1915:  J.H. Thompkins to Sarah (Aquilla Wilson) Dixon, et al 80a the N1/2 of NW1/4, Sec 11, in Frog Hollow, 2mi N of Albany, Westfield.Twp, $10k.  Note: The 140a Thomkins farm in the NW1/4 of Sec 11. (see map above, this the farm in Frog Hollow).
...1916May18, Elgin.IA paper:  Erwin (Irvin) Dixon, 13yr old son of B.W. Dixon, residing 2mi NW of Lima (in Frog Hollow) was the victim of a sad accident Sat of last week, when he suffered the loss of his left hand, following the explosion of a dynamite cap, which so lacerated the hand that it was necessary to amputate.  The boy was going along the road and found a cap, which he picked up.  It is thought that he struck it with a hammer, causing an explosion which tore a hole through the hand, splintered the fingers and severed the hand from the wrist, with the exception of a few shreds of flesh.
1916Plat, Fayette.Co.IA:  Beverly Wayne Dixon owned 140a in  the NW1/4 of Sec 11 in Westfield.Twp.
  The farmstead was along the west road, 3/8mi south of Thorp School, 1.3mi north of Albany,  1.7mi NW of Lima.
…1917Sept13, Fayette.IA paper:  Second list of men who take examinations (draft)…#1634, Earl Dixon, 723 2n Ave, W, Oelwein.IA.
…1918May02, Arlington.IA paper:  Land transfer, Spring 1918, sold Frog Hollow farm;  Sarah Dixon to Charles M. Baker, N1/2ofNW1/4 and SE1/4ofNW1/4, and N1/2ofSW1/4ofNW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, T93N, R8W, $15,400. (see map above)

...1918...The Dixon's rented/farmed a large farm in the ownership of Upper Iowa University & M.E.Church, 455a in Sec's 14,13,23,24, Smithfield.Twp.   They lived at a farmstead in the middle of Sec 14, and would later moved to a farmstead half mile south, on the same UIU/ME.Ch property that was at the center of the north line of Sec 23, Smithfield.Twp.
...1918>1934...Beverly Dixon, sons/family farmed the UIU/ME 455a farm until his death in 1934, at which time his wife and children continued on the same land until it sold in 1948.  Then Sarah, Verne, Jim, Irvin, Ralph moved to a farm in Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, which they eventually would own.

Note:  Babcock land on the map below was donated/deeded to UIU and the ME Church.  Some of the Babcock land was sold off, some retained by UIU.  In 1918, the Dixon's moved into the farmstead in the middle of Sec 14, Smithfield.Twp and started to farm up to 500a.  It is at this farm the Dixon's remained until 1948, and developed some of the best draft horses in Iowa and became known for their stock of cattle and hogs. 
...The farm pictures in dau. Ardith Dixon (Ken) Morris collection https://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette-co-ia-genea/dixon/ would have come from this farm location, mainly in the mid/late 1930's.
https://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette-co-ia-genea/dixon/dixon-farm-pictures/

Note:  The Dixon family rented the UIU/ME farm for 30yrs, from 1918>1948, 5mi SE of Fayette, 4.5mi NW of Arlington.  Beverly Sr. died in 1934 but Sarah and several children continued on with the UIU farm until it sold in 1948.  By 1948 time some of the children had married and/or moved.  In 1948, Sarah, dau Verne, sons Irvin, Jim and Ralph, moved 2miles north, to a farm in the NW1/4 of Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, where eventually they would own at least 160a and continue successful farming the remainder of their lives.

…1919Jul03, Arlington.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Geo. Gray and family spent Sunday at the Dixon home.
…1919Oct09, Arlington.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  The Beverly Dixon (Sarah Wilson) family spent Sunday with her sister Mrs. Grant Dean (Martha Myrtle 'Mertie Bell' Wilson).
…1919Nov06, Arlington.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mr/Mrs Wilson (Thomas & Rebecca Epps Wilson) spent Sun with their dau. Mrs. Sarah Dixon.


1920>1929

…1920Jan08, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Lawrence Stoffregen, Avon Dixon (attending H.S. in Fayette), Zeneta Pattison and Bernice Brown returned Monday to their high school duties in Fayette, after a two week vacation.  Mrs. B.W.(Sarah) Dixon & sons, Ivan and Frank, spend Sunday with the former’s parents, Mr. Wilson and wife, of Fayette.
…1920Jan29, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Vern Dixon came home Friday.  She was been spending he past seven weeks in the home of her uncle , Raymond Wilson, and wife of Fayette.  Avon Dixon, who attends high school in Fayette, spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents B.W. Dixon and wife.
…1920Feb12, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Virgie Dixon is helping care for the new baby girl in the Will Meyers home near Maynard.
…1920Apr01, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. B.W. Dixon visited Sunday and Monday with her mother, Mrs. Wilson of Fayette.
…1920Apr22, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms Avon Dixon is home from her school duties at Fayette on account of illness.  Ms. Vern Dixon assisted Mrs. C. Potter with her house cleaning last week.
…1920May13, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vera Dixon spent Sunday with Ms. Helen and Neva Pattison.
…1920May20, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Avon Dixon, who attends school in Fayette, spent Sat & Sun with her parents, B.W. Dixon and wife. Ms. Virgie Dixon came home Sunday from the Frank Cummings home at Maynard, where she has been working the past three weeks.
…1920Jun10, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Avon Dixon entertained the measles last week.
…1920Jun17, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Virgie Dixon is sick with the measles.  B.W. Dixon and wife spent Sunday in the Rasmus home.
…1920Jul01, Fayette.IA paper,Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Avon Dixon is working in the Charlie Potter home (farm adj. to the Dixon farm).  B.W. Dixon and wife spent Sunday with Mrs. Wilson of Fayette.
…1920Aug20, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  The Raymond Wilson family of Fayette spent Sunday in the B.W. Dixon home.
…1920Oct14, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. B.W. Dixon and 2 little girls (Ardith7 & Myrtle4) arrived home Thur of last week from Ohio, where she had been visiting relatives.…1920Dec02, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vern Dixon came home Mon from the Wilson home at Fayette where she has been the past week helping care for her grandmother who has been ill.
…1921Jan06, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vern Dixon is working for Floyd Foss near Maynard.  Ms. Virgie Dixon expects to start one day this week for Chicago where she has employment. 
...Note:  Virgie 1st child
, the first of the Dixon children to move off the farm. (in 1921, age 23, to Chicago, marry Thomas McNelay in 1924, no children, die 1in 928)

…1921Jan27, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vern Dixon is working for Mrs. Will Meyers of Maynard.
...Note: Verne, 2nd child
, unmarried, would live adult life on the Dixon farm with mother Sarah and brothers Irvin, Jim, Ralph, died 1992
.
…1921Feb24, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Avon Dixon of Fayette visited over Sunday with home folks.
…1921Apr07, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vigrie Dixon is somewhat improved from her recent illness.  The Raymond Wilson family of Fayette visited Sunday in the B.W. Dixon home.
1921May:  Avon Dixon, graduated Fayette.IA High School, FHS Class of '21. 
...Note:  Avon, 3rd child
, 1921 attended UIU at Fayette, 1922-1923 would teach high school at historic Buxton, Monroe.Co.IA, 1923 moved to Chicago, 1924 married
Lucius Green, divorced, married 1944 Zollie Brown, had dau Judy Brown, live at 609 E. 50th Place, Chicago.IL 60600, died 1983 in Chicago.
…1921Jun23, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mr/Mrs Bell of Lima visited Sunday in the B.W. Dixon home.
…1921July14, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vern Dixon left Friday by way of Oelwein (train) for Chicago, where she will visit her sister Virgie.
…1921Sept01, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp, news:  Mr/Mrs B.W. Dixon visited Sunday in the Logan Wilson home at Volga City (Clatyon.Co.IA).
…1921Sept21, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vern Dixon is on the sick list.  Beverly Dixon and dau Avon went to Marshalltown last Thur, where Avon has a school (teaching position in Buxton, Monroe.Co.IA) for the coming year.  Mr. Dixon returned Sunday.
…1921Sept29, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mr/Mrs Axel Rasmussen were Sunday visitors in the Dixon home.
…1921Nov24, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vern Dixon is working in Oelwein.
…1922Jan05, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Avon Dixon of Buxton.IA, is spending her holiday vacation with home folks.  Ms. Vern Dixon is at home now from the Arch home of Oelwein.
…1922Jan12, Fayertte.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Avon Dixon, left her parents home, to resume her high school teaching position at Buxton.IA.  The Grant Dean family spent Sunday in the Beverly W. Dixon home.  Ms. Vern Dixon visited Sat to Mon in the Arch Dixon (??) home of Oelwein.

…1922Jan26, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vern Dixon is at home, having worked the last 2wks in the Axel Rasmussen home.
…1922Mar15, West.Union.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Born to B.W. Dixon, 1922Mar03, a dau.
…1922Apr20, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vern Dixon went to Oelwein Friday where she has employment in a private home.
…1922May25, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Avon Dixon, who teaches at Buxton.IA is expected home the latter part of the week to spend the summer with her parents.
…1922Jun22, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vern Dixon of Oelwein spent Sunday with home folks.  Ms. Avon Dixon is spending summer school in Fayette (college/UIU).
…1922Jul23, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ardath Dixon visited Fri>Sun with her sister, Vern, of Oelwein.
…1922Aug31, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Avon Dixon goes to  Buxton.IA the latter part of the week where she teaches school again this fall.
…1922Oct19, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ralph and Frank Dixon visited Sat/Sun at the home of their grandmother, Mrs. Wilson of Fayette.  Irvin Dixon had the misfortune to cut his foot quite badly one day last week.
…1922Nov02, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Vern Dixon is numbered with the sick.
…1922Dec21, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Beverly W. Dixon (Sr), left Tues for Ohio to spend Christmas with his parents.
…1923Jan11, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Beverly W. Dixon (Sr) arrived home Sat from Ohio where he has been visiting relatives.
…1923Jan25, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. Wilson of Fayette visited here dau Mrs. Beverly W. Dixon on Sunday.
…1923Apr12, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news: Mrs. Beverly Sr. Dixon is numbered with the sickj.
…1923Apr19, Fayette.IApaper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Reginald Wilson of Volga City was a week end visitor in the home of his uncle, Beverly W. Dixon Sr, and family.
…1923Jun07, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Avon Dixon is expected home from Buxton.IA where she has been teaching the past year.


Buxton, Monroe.Co.Iowa:  Avon Dixon graduated from Fayette.IA H.S., May1921.  Avon attended UIU one year and took the Normal Course to become certified to teach.  In the Fall of 1922, she went to Buxton.IA to teach high school. Avon finished teaching at Buxton.IA in June1923, followed by moving to Chicago, where she married Lucious Green, 1924June01. (do a Google search for more Buston.IA links)
http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/mypath/great-buxton  …”Racial integration and harmony existed there at a time when racial tolerance was the exception and not the rule. Buxton Coal Mine No. 18 lasted only 20 years, 1900-1920.”
https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/buxton-iowa-1895-1927/  …”At its peak in 1910, Buxton’s population was between eight and ten thousand people. Although it was usually described as “a black man’s town” it was in fact a multi-ethnic community throughout its history.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buxton_Historic_Townsite 
http://www.iowaghosttowns.com/buxton.html


1923July12, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Irvin Dixon has a Ford car.  Little Myrtle Dixon is improving as well as could be expected from here recent operation on her foot and face.  Mrs. Wilson of Fayette visited Sat/Sun with her dau Mrs. B.W. Dixon (Sarah) and family.  Misses Avon and Vera Dixon visited Sat>Mon with their aunt/uncle, Mr/Mrs A.Wilson of Volga City.
…1923Aug23, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mr/Mrs B.W. Dixon visited Sun with relatives at Volga City. Frank Dixon is working for Mr. Lockwood on his farm near Volga City.
…1923Sept13, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Myrtle Dixon underwent another operation on her face and foot last week.
…1924May29, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Irene Crawford, Howard Burns, Ivan and Frank Dixon, Geo and Edward Mickles and Burnahan Wilson were among the pupils that graduated from the 8th grade examinations in the Stranahan School this year
... Note: The
Dixon children attended a common school known as the Union or Brooks and more commonly the Stranahan School, in the southern edge of Sec 11, Smithfield.Twp, 1/2-1mi north of the Beverly Dixon farm operation. The exercises were held at Arlington High School last Friday.  Everett Dixon is working in the Raymond McCormick home near Oelwein.
…1924Jun05, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ms. Avon Dixon of Chicago was married Sunday, 1924Jun01, to a young man of that city (Lucius Green b.abt1901/GA)
…1924Jun19, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Beverly W. Dixon is numbered with the sick.
…1924Jul24, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mr/Mrs B.W. Dixon visited Sun at the I. Graham home at West.Union.
…1924Aug21, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Everett Dixon is home from the Raymond McCormick home near Oelwein, where he has been working this summer.
…1924Oct02, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ms. Virgie Dixon of Chicago came last week for a visit with her parents, Mr/Mrs B.W. Dixon and other relatives.
…1924Oct23, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ms. Virgie Dixon has returned to her home at Chicago where she has been visiting her parents  for some time.
…1924Dec04, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ms. Verne Dixon recently went to Chicago, where she will work this winter.
…1925Jan08, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ivan & Irvin Dixon arrived home Sat from Chicago, where they have been visiting their three sisters in Chicago (Virgie, Verne, Avon)
, , the past week.
...1925Apr16, Fayete.IA paper:  The B.W. Dixon family have moved in the farm house just south of where they have been living.  Note:  from the house near the center of Sec 14, to the house 1/2mi south near the center of Sec 23, Smithfield.Twp, both on the farm rented from UIU.
…1925May07, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs B.W. Dixon entertained the Larkin Club last Thur evening.


The Dixon farm operation, 1925

...1925Aug12, Oelwein.IA paper:  "Negro Farmer Gets Biggest Cream Check"...Beverly Wayne Dixon Sr, a negro farmer on 480a belonging to Upper Iowa University, between Arlington and Fayette (in sec's 13,14,23,24, Smithfield.Twp, 5mi SE of Fayette, 3+mi NW of Arlington).  Mr. Dixon gets the biggest cream check of any patron of the Arlington Creamery.  "Dick" is a philosopher and says, "there is nothing like the old cow and hen to keep the wolf away.  Whenever you let go of the old cows teets you go down the road with Mr. Wolf snapping at your heels."  Mr. Dixon never was in much danger from wolves.  Before he rented the large farm he is on now, he owned 140a over in Frog Hollow near (north) of Lima.  In 1917, feeling the need for more land, he has 5 husky boys, he sold the Frog Hollow farm, put the $5000 to his credit on the deal and spread his operation in proportion to the size of his family.  He did not hang himself by buying more land, he rented and has been steadily forging ahead all the time.  He milks 40 cows and contemplates putting in several mores.  he send whole milk to Arlington because he can get into the field an  hour or so earlier by setting the milk out on the stand rather than separating.  The Dixon's tended 170a of corn this season, had 100a of oats, and the balance in meadow and pasture.
.....Mr. Dixon is a cleaver observer of human nature, not an especially well schooled man but withal a man of good education acquired as life went along.  He does not hurry and never is carried away by snap judgment.  He said one thing, that is worth remembering, "Lots of things are clear if you just stop and thinks.  Things that you would never get through your head if you keep running.  Don not be in a hurry, the bargain counter will always have bargains on it.  Somebody will lay them there, all you got to do is get ready and grab them when you are able to handle them."  Good sense that.
.....The University farm is beginning to show the effects of Dixon's 40 cows.



…1925Aug20, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mr/Mrs B.W. Dixon are expecting their dau’s Mrs. Vigie McNealy and Mrs Avon Green of Chicago for a short visit with home folks.
…1926Feb25, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. B.W. Dixon visited Fri-Sat with her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Wilson in Fayette.
…1926Mar11, Fayette.IA paper, Monograms were given to school band members (Smithfield.Twp) in recognition of their service, to include Frank Dixon.
…1926Mar18, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  The Helping Hand Society meets Thur with Mrs. B.W. Dixon.
…1926Apr29, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Tom McNealy and wife (Virgie Dixon) of Chicago arrived here Wed for a visit in the B.W. Dixon home and are planning on making their home here this year.  Mr/Mrs Raymond Wilson and family of Fayette spent Sunday in the  B.W. Dixon home.  The engine house on the farm where B.W. Dixon lives caught fire and was burned Sunday evening.  Luckily it was near no other building or there would have been a bad fire.
…1926Jul22, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  A new windmill was recently erected on the farm where B.W. Dixon lives.
…1926Sep09, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Wilson of Fayette visited over Sun with her dau Mrs. B.W. Dixon.  Those attending high school in Fayette from the Smtithfield.Twp area are Frank & Ardath Dixon, Howard & Elvis Burns, Edwin & Velda Stoffregen, Irene Spatcher and Francis Pattison.
…1926Sep23, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Myrtle Dixon, 10yr old dau of Mr/Mrs B.W. Dixon passed away at their home 1926Sept15.  Funeral services were conduced from the home Fri morning by Rev. John D. Clinton of Fayette.  Mrs. Avon Greene of Chicago, came Thur to attend the funeral of her sister, Myrtle Dixon.
…1926Sep23, Fayette.IA paper:
  Obit:  Death of Myrtle Dixon, she was born 1916Feb05, and departed live 1926Sept15, age 10y7m10d.  She leaves mother/father, 6bro’s, 5sis’s, distant relatives and a hose of loving friends.  At the age of 5yrs she entered the Stranahan School in Smithfield.Twp, which she attended 2yrs, when at age about 7yrs, she was overtaken by a disease which was untraceable and which lasted 3.5yrs.  She was a very patient little sufferer, always cheerful and hopeful, always busy and anxious to help.  Her hands were never idle, keeping up until the very last, and she did not do any real suffering, simply slept away peacefully.  The funeral was held Friday at  the parents home in Smithfield.Twp, conducted by Rev. John D. Clinton.  She was laid to rest beside her infant brother, Harold Orville Dixon, who passes away 1919Nov11, interment being in Pleasant Hill Cem, 3mi N of Fayette.
…1926Oct07, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Avon nee Dixon Green returned to her home in Chicago last week, having visited the past 2wks with her parents Mr/Mrs B.W. Dixon.
…1926Oct28, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ivan Dixon was ill last week from an attack of appendicitis.
…1926Nov11, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mr/Mrs Logan Wilson & family of Volga City spent Sun in the B.W. Dixon home.
…1926Dec16, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Irvin and Frank Dixon came home last week from Chicago, where they have been visiting their sister, Mrs. Avon Green and also attended the stock show.
…1927Jan06, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfild.Twp news:
 
Mrs. B.W. Dixon spend sun with her mother at the Logan Wilson home at Volga City.
…1927Jan26, West.Union.IA paper:  B.W. Dixon who lived on one of the UIU farms between Arlington and Fayette, plans to sell 2k bushel of old corn under the warehouse act which allows him a cash advance on his grain and allows him to hold for a more advantageous market.
…1927Feb27, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ivan Dixon is working for Rex Roberts.
…1927Apr07, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. B.W. Dixon is enjoying a visit from her mother, Mrs. Wilson, of Fayette.
...1927Jul22, Fayette.IA paper:  A new windmill was erected on the farm where B.W. Dixon lives.
…1927Jun30, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ms. Pauline Bass of Des Moines visited in the B.W. Dixon home last week.  Irvin and Ivan Dixon and their sister Vera autoed to Manchester for an overnight visit with their aunt and uncle, Mr/Mrs Raymond Wilson.
…1927Jul28, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  The Logan Wilson family of Volga City sere Sun visitors at the B.W. Dixon home.
…1927Sep01, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. B.W. Dixon entertained the Farm Bureau club Wed afternoon.
…1927Sep08, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. B.W. Dixon entertained the Harmony Club last Wed.
…1927Oct06, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ms. Vern Dixon came home Mon from Lancaster.WI, where she has been visiting friends (& relatives) the past 3wks.
…1927Dec01, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Irvin and Ivan Dixon left Tues for Chicago for a visit with their sister Mrs. Avon Green.
…1928Jan05, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. B.W. Dixon left for Manchester to help care for her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Wilson, at the home of her brother, Raymond.
…1928Jan12, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Everette Dixon is working for Rex Roberts.
…1928Jan26, Fayette.IA paper:
  Heavy loss from (hog) cholera.  It is reported that Charles Porter living SE of Fayette (Sec2, Smithfield.Twp), recently lost 30 hogs from cholera, and Beverly Dixon a neighbor, also 30 hogs.
…1928Apr26, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Avon Green returned to Chicago after visiting her parents Mr/Mrs B.W. Dixon, the past 2 wks.
…1928May:
  Frank Dixon, graduated Fayette.IA High School, FHS Class of 1928.  Frank would eventually move to Independence, Buchanan.Co.IA.
…1928Sep27, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Frank Dixon is employed on the Arch Baker farm.
…1928Oct16, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Irvin & Ivan Dixon drove to Chicago last Fri, returning Tues.  Mrs. B.W.Dixon will be home this week from Chicago, where she has been visiting her two dua’s.
…1928Nov29, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Wilson from Fayette has been visiting her dau, Mrs. B.W. Dixon, left for Volga City to visit her son, Logan Wilson.
…1929Jan24, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ms. Vern Dixon came home from Waterloo, from house sitting the Raymond Wilson home for three weeks while they were in IL to attend a relatives funeral.  The Dixon, Kimpston and Potter families attended the singing at the church Sun. afternoon.
...1929Feb06, Arlington.IA paper:  Milk haulers elected to haul milk for the Arlington Creamery,
B.W. Dixon route #13.  Note:  Beverly lost his entire herd of 30+ diary cows in 1929.
…1929Feb28, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp:
  The next meeting of the Helping Hand Society will be at Mrs. Sarah Dixon’s farm home. 
Ms. Vern Dixon left for Chicago for a visit with her sister Mrs. Lucius Green.
…1929Mar14, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ivan Dixon began working for Frank Kimpston of West Union.
…1929Apr03, West.Union.IA paper:  B.W. Dixon near Arlington, lost his entire herd of 30 dairy cows by the T.B. test, every cow in the large heard proving to be a reactor.  Mr. Dixon went to Chicago with the shipment last week, to see the cattle slaughtered.  Mr. Dixon is well known in the central part of the county, having farmed all his life in the vicinity of Fayette.  The cattle were shipped by the Arlington co-operative.  Besides Mr. Dixon’s herd 22 other cattle were shipped at the same time by, making 52 reactors.  In the lot was a small herd belonging to the Welch brothers.
...1929Apr18, Postville.IA paper: 
B.W. Dixon of near Arlington had to dispose of his entire heard of diary cows, 30 head, owing to their reaction to the T.B. test (Bolvine TB, Mycobacterium bovis).
…1929May02, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Beverly Sr & Sarah Wilson Dixon attended the funeral of Mrs.  Bass.
…1929May30, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ms. Lula Nading visited with Ardath Dixon.  Ms. Vern Dixon has been visiting in Chicago for some time.
…1929Jul04,Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Sarah Dixon visited in Oelwein last Thur.
…1929Jul25, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Ms. Vern Dixon is working in the Rex Robert’s home.
…1929Aug15, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Avon Dixon Green (Lucius) is visiting her parents Beverly Sr & Sarah Wilson Dixon farm.  Beverly Sr. & Sarah Wilson Dixon and five children attended a picnic last week at Lancaster.WI.
…1929Sept15, Fayette.IA paper:
  Fayette Schools started Mon. with 17 seniors; Glenn Bennington, Mary Bogart, Bernice Bonjour, Ralph Bonjour, Elvin Burns, Leta Carpenter, Alva Chase, Ardeth Dixon, Margaret Edmonds, Stephen Everetts, Geo. Gaynor, Anabel Ingels, Geo. Jones, Harold Johnson, Katherine Ostrander, Jessie A. Potter, Wayne Wells.
…1929Sep12, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Beverly and Sarah Dixon are entertaining relatives from Ohio.
…1929Sep19, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Beverly and Sarah Dixon have been enjoying a visit from Beverly’s  brother and family from Ohio, who will be leaving Thur


 

1930>1939

…1930Feb06, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Vern and Irvin Dixon arrived from Chicago.  They were visiting their sister Mrs. Avon (Lucius) Green.
…1930Feb20, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Little Beverly (Jr) Dixon is sick with the measles.
…1930Mar06, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Irving Dixon went to Chicago on business.  Irving Dixon has a new Chevrolet truck, purchased from Earl Scheider.
…1930Mar13, Fayette.IA paper:  Mrs. Thomas Wilson celebrated her 84 th birthday at the farm home of her son Logan near Volga City.  Among those present were sister Mrs. Sarah Dixon and family, Mrs. S.G. Dean & son, Mrs. Ed Moore & son. 
…1930Mar27, Fayette.IA paper:  Smithfield.Twp news:  Ivan Dixon, who works in the F. Kimpston farm home near West Union spent Sun. with the home folks.
…1930jApr24, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Verne Dixon arrived home from Chicago, where she has been for some time.  Mrs. Sarah Dixon is enjoying a visit from her mother Mrs. Thomas Wilson of Volga City.
…1930May:  Ardith Dixon, graduated Fayette.IA high School, FHS Class of '30.  Would marry Kenneth Morris, would live at 1971 N. Harrison, Beloit.WI 53511
…1930Jun05, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Raymond Wilson & family of Waterloo visited in the B.W. Dixon farm home.  The Frank and Harry Lewis families of near Fayette, and the Rex Roberts family good Sunday dinner in the B.W. Dixon farm home.
…1930Jul10, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Beverly & Sarah Dixon with children Ervin, Ivan & Verda left for Chicago, called by the death of their son/law, Thomas McNealy.
…1930Jul17, West.Union.IA paper, Fayette area news:  Mr/Mrs B.W. Dixon, Ervin, Ivan & Verda returned from their trip to Chicago.
…1930Jul24, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Beverly and Sarah Dixon, Verda, LaVerne and Beverly Jr, visited Sun. at the Erv Graham home.
…1930Jul31, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Beverly and Sarah Dixon enjoyed a visit from their daughter Avon of Chicago.
…1930Aug07, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ervan/Irvin Dixon spend Sun with his parents.
…1930Sep04, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mr/Mrs Wyman Jones & Wesley Green of Evanston.IL and Mrs. Emma Grimes of Lancaster.WI visited the B.W. Dixon farm home recently.
…1930Nov27, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ivan Dixon of West Union spend Sun. with his parents.
…1930Dec25, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. Grant Dean & dau. Ms. Velma, visited at the B.W. Dixon farm home.  Logan Wilson of Volga City visited at the B.W. Dixon farm home Thur, where his mother Mrs. Rebecca Wilson has been visiting and returned to Volga City wit h him.
…1931-36…Fayette.IA paper, not available to search.
…1931May21, West.Union.IA paper:  Sheriff’s Sale; Judgment obtained in favor of The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. as plaintiff, against Beverly W. and Sarah Dixon as defendants, for the sum of $6,584 principal, $105 attorney’s fee, $47 costs of suit, levied upon the follow property, taken as the property of the defendant…E1/2ofNW1/4, & NW1/4ofNW1/4, & N1/2ofSW1/4ofNW1/4 all insect, Sec 11, T93N, R9W, containing 140a.
......Note:...1918May02, Arlington.IA paper:  Land transfer, Spring 1918, sold Frog Hollow farm;  Sarah Dixon to Charles M. Baker, N1/2ofNW1/4 and SE1/4ofNW1/4, and N1/2ofSW1/4ofNW1/4, Sec 11, Westfield.Twp, T93N, R8W, $15,400.  Apparently Beverly/Sarah did not pay off the note to Mutual after selling to Charles Baker.

…1931Jun19, Oelwein.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. Ashby from St.L, Mr/Mrs J. Mickles & dau Eva & son Ed, and Mrs. Thomas Wilson are visiting the Beverly W. Dixon home.
…1931Dec14, Oelwein.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Sarah Dixon & son Ivan were Sun. callers in the John Mickels home.
…1932Jan26, Oelwein.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:   Ivan Dixon is spending a few days in Chicago.
…1932Feb12, Oelwein.IA paper:  R.F. (Frank) Dixon of Stanley spend a few days in Oelwein visiting with Mr/Mrs H.W. Folsom.
…1934Jan15, Oelwein.IA paper:  Deceased...Beverly Wayne Dixon aged abt 60yr, who has been a successful farmer near Fayette for more than 40yrs died early this morning at Mercy Hospital after a short illness of pneumonia.  He was brought to the hospital during the night and died shortly afterwards.  Mrs. Dixon was the father of 13 ch, nine of whom are still living.  He had been engaged in farming property known as the Babcock farm (in NE Smithfield.Twp), which is one of the largest in this vicinity.  The land, which was formerly part of the Babcock estate was given to the Upper Iowa University several years ago and is still the property of the college.
…1934Jan16, Oelwein.IA paper, Maynard news:  B.W. Dixon of near Fayette died early Mon. morning in the Oelwein hospital.  He was well known to many in the Maynard vicinity as he and his family at one time lived 2mi west of Maynard on the Mrs. Frost farm. 
…1934Jan18, Arlington.IA paper:  Beverly Wayne Dixon, age about 60, died at his farm home near Fayette. (Sec 23, Smithfield)  He has been a successful farmer near Fayette for more than 40 years died early this morning at Mercy Hospital at Oelwein after a short illness of pneumonia.  He was brought to the hospital during the night and died shortly afterwards.  Mr. Dixon was the father of eleven children, nine of them still living.  He had been engaged in farming property known as the Babcock farm, which is one of the largest in this vicinity.  The land, which was formerly part of the Babcock estate was given to Upper Iowa University several years ago and is still the property of the college.

 


1934Mar20, Oelwein.IA paper:  Real Estate Transfers;  Fred L. Williams & wf & Amy Bailey to Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Dixon, (WD) $1,  11  17  33 E1/2NE  24  & strip adj, 95, 7.
…1934Mar22, Arlington.IA paper:  Real Estate Transfers; Fred L. Williams et al to Sarah Elizabeth Dixon exchange E1/2ofNE1/4 & strip 28rds wide along E side of W1/2ofNE1/4 & 2a in NE corner of SE1/4, Sec 24, 95-7  (this in Clermont.Twp)
…1935Feb21, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Ivan Dixon are the proud parents of an 11# dau, Rosaline Marie Dixon, born 1935Feb01.
…1935Aug30, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mrs B.W. (Sarah) Dixon, sons Everett, Frank & Ralph left Sunday to spend a few days at the State Fair, and visit relatives in Des.Moines.
…1935Dec17, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Ivan Dixon of Fayette, visited Oelwein today.
…1937Jan21, West.Union.IA paper, Fayette area news:  The B.W. Dixon family are driving a new 1937 Oldsmobile.
…1937Apr01, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Irvin Dixon drove to Chicago last week.  LaVerne Dixon, who has been visiting here, will return with him.
…1937Jun17, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ivan Dixon and family of Arlington visited Sun in the parental B.W. (Sarah) Dixon farm home.
…1938Feb10, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Kenneth Morris of Beloit.WI visited over the weekend in the B.W. Dixon home.  Mrs. B.W. Dixon & family were with Arnold Paul, who underwent an appendectomy in the Oelwein hospital, and was brought home Fri, and gaining rapidly.
…1938Sep29, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Avon Dixon of Chicago visited a few days last week with her mother, Mrs. Sarah Dixon and family.
…1939Jan26, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mr/Mrs Kenneth Morris of Beloit.WI, are visiting in the parental B.W. (Sarah) Dixon home.


1940>1949

…1940Mar14, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. Sarah Dixon returned home Fri. from Iowa City, where she underwent an operation.  She is recovering nicely.  Mrs. Kenneth Morris of Beloit.WI who has been visiting in the parental Dixon home, returned home Sat.
…1940Jul11, Arlington.IA paper:  William Diamond, County Club Agent announces that two classes of draft horses will be judged at the Mrs. B.W. (Sarah) Dixon farm in Smithfield.Twp.
…1940Jul18, Fayette.IA paper:  County 4-H judging, in Smithfield.Twp, one class of Hampshire market pigs was placed on the Vern Paul farm, while two classes of draft horses were judged on the Mrs. Sarah Dixon farm.
…1940Aug15, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Avon Dixon of Chicago is visiting her mother Mrs. Sarah Dixon & family.
…1940Aug28, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mrs. Sarah Dixon’s family of near Fayette exhibited some of their horses at the Fayette County Fair and had the best draft team, best draft colt under 6m and the best 4yr old mare or gelding.
…1940Sep05, Arlington.IA paper:  Frank Dixon exhibited the top horse colt at the Ryan Colt Show.  The Dixons produce and take merited pride in the horse flesh on their farm west of Arlington.
…1940Nov21, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mr/Mrs Kenneth Morris of Beloit, spent the week in the parental Dixon farm home.  Mrs. Dixon returned with them for a few day visit.
…1940Nov27 , Oelwein.IA paper:  Mrs. Sarah Dixon was recent visitor in the home of her dau Mrs. Kenneth Morris of Beloit.WI.  She returned with the Morris’.
…1941Jul24, Arlington.IA paper:  Marilyn Fateman, Edith Lahner and Wanda Ward visited at Ivan Dixon farm home (on the N edge of Arlington) Friday afternoon.
…1941Aug14, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. Sarah Dixon, children Ralph, Beverly Jr. and Everett, are visiting relatives in OH.
…1941Dec04, Fayette.IA paper:  County 4-H; The Fayette.Co Barm Bureau awarded 8 trips to the Boys’ State Convention and short course to club members over 15yrs old who originated from Farm Bureau families and ranked highest with their project at the county fair.  Winners from the Fayette area were:  Colt, Beverly Dixon, Jersey Tom Doughty, poultry Vernor aul Jr, baby beef Everett Faust.  From Arlington,  holstein Merrill Stoffregen.
…1942Feb19, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ralph Dixon left Tues. for Des Mines for examination for army duty.
…1942May28, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  LaVerne Dixon came home Sun. from a visit with relatives in Chicago and Beloit.
…1942Jun18, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Verda Dixon left Sat for Beloit.WI, to help care for the new son/nephew (Ken Jr) in the Kenneth (Ardath) Morris home.
…1942Aug20, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Three Fayette.Co residents have entered Belgian horses in the National Belgian Horse show at the Dairy Cattle Congress in Waterloo.IA.  They are Beverly W. Jr. Dixon and brother Frank Dixon of the Fayette area, and Frank Dempster of Arlington.  Beverly Dixon will show 2 purebred animals, Frank Dixon eight grades, and Frank Dempster 2 purebred horses.
…1942Aug27, Arlington.IA paper:  Frank Dixon was an Independence visitor last week.
…1942Sep10, Arlington.IA paper:  Frank Dixon is spending the week at Waterloo attending the Cattle Congress

…1842Sep10, Arlington.IA paper:  The Dixon Bros., exhibitors at the Ryan Colt Show, placed in a number of classes.  They are establishing a splendid record with their high grade horses.
…1942Oct01, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Visitors in the Mrs. Sarah Dixon home this week were Pvt. Ralph Dixon of Colorado.Springs.CO, Mrs. Kenneth Morris & son Ken Jr. of Beloit.WI, and Mrs. Avon Green of Chicago.
…1942Oct08, Oelwein.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news: Pvt Ralph E. Dixon who was inducted into the service last May, was a recent visitor on the home farm SE of Fayette.  He is located at Colorado Springs, CO.
…1943Apr01, Fayette.IA paper:  Sgt. Ralph Dixon called on old friends during the past week, while on a 15day furlough, which was spent with his mother Mrs. B.W. Dixon and brothers at their farm home SE of Fayette.  Sgt. Dixon has been in the army about a year and is stationed at Camp Bowie, Tex.  He states that army life is what you make it, and that he has no complaints to make., though he will be glad to return to farm life.
…1943Dec13, Arlington.IA paper:  The Smithfield Snappy Starts 4-H club bet at the Sarah Dixon home, Beverly Dixon, reporter.
…1943Sep30, Fayette.IA paper:  Ralph Dixon, who has been stationed at Camp Hood, Texas, has been honorably discharged from the army to assist with the farm work.
…1944Apr44, Arlington.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Ivan Dixon visited friends in Waterloo.
…1944Jul26, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. Ivan and Mrs. Frank Dixon entertained a company of ladies on Thur afternoon at a miscellaneous shower for Verda Dixon, whose marriage to Richard Bunn is an event of the near future.
…1944Aug24, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Ms. Verda Dixon and Mrs. Frank Dixon are visiting relatives in Waterloo this week.
…1944Oct19, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. Sarah Dixon and Mr/Mrs Frank Dixon were business callers in Cedar Rapids Friday.
…1944Nov16, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Mrs. Sarah Dixon entertained the Country Card club Fri. evening.  Mr/Mrs Frank Dixon visited in the parental Saunders home in Waterloo Sun.
…1945Aug22, Oelwein.IA paper:  Fayette County Fair; The Sarah Dixon farm at Fayette showed the grand champion and senior champion Shorthorn bulls.
…1945Sep13, Fayette.IA paper:  Beverly W. Dixon Jr, Fayette, and Noel W. Broadbent, Hawkeye, left West.Union, Aug28, for Jefferson Barracks, MO, for induction.

…1946Jan17, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:  Sara Dixon and family were Sun. dinner guests in the Ivan Dixon home near (north edge) of Arlington.
…1946Mar07, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Beverly Dixon, Seaman 2nd Class of (at) the Great Lakes (Navy training station, Chicago area), visited over the week end in the parental home of his mother Sarah Dixon. 
…1946Mar07, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Members of the Country Card Club and families gathered at the Frank Dixon home Sat night for a farewell party.  Mr/Mrs Frank Dixon are moving to a farm near (west) of Arlington.
…1946Mar28, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  At the first horse sale in Maynard’s new sales barn, the top price for a horse was $137, owned by the Dixon brothers of Fayette (farm 3mi SE).
…1946May02, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mr/Mrs Frank Dixon entertained the members of the Country Club Fri. evening. Prized were awarded to Daryl Humphry, Everett Dixon and Mr/Mra Robert Hansen of Oelwein.
…1946May02, Arlington.IA paper:  Mae Bailey and Charlene Dixon ae back in school after a period of sickness.
...1946Aug21, Oelwein.IA paper:  Judge horses at the county fair; Mrs. Sara Dixon,  Fayette, won first and second on draft teams, swept the field on mare geldings and placed first on the draft colt.
…1946Sep05, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Sarah Dixon entertained company from Ohio, Waterloo, Oelwein, Arlington and Fayette on Sunday.
…1946Sep19, Fayette.IA paper, Maynard news:
  Cattle sales;  include 4 shorthorn cows of the Dixon brothers of Fayette selling for $177 each.zzzzzzzz
…1947Jan23, Arlington.IA paper:  Mrs. Frank Dixon is a patient in St. Francis hospital in Waterloo.
…1947Feb27, Arlington.IA paper:  Two short horn bulls consigned by the Dixon brothers of Fayette sold for $247 at the Maynard sales barn.

…1947Jul24, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Sarah Dixon is rejoicing over the birth of a new grandson who arrived Fri morning at the Ivan Dixon home.
…1947Aug14, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mr/Mrs Harry Lewis were Sun evening callers at the Sarah Dixon home.
…1947Aug21, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Dr/Mrs Ferguson and Mrs. Robert Sample and baby of Waterloo visited over the week-end in the Frank Dixon home.
…1947Aug21, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.TWp news:  Mrs. Kenneth Morris and son Ken Jr, of Beloit.IL (S.Beloit (Rockford area, Winnebago.Co.IL
…1947Sep04, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Kenneth Morris and son (Ken Jr, of Beloit.WI, who have been visiting in the parental Sarah Dixon home have returned to their home.
…1947Oct 02, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  The Dixon Brothers went to Waterloo Sunday where they will exhibit their horses at the Cattle Congress.
…1947Oct09,  Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mr/Mrs Frank Dixon visited relatives in Waterloo last week and attended the Cattle Congress.
…1947Oct13, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mrs. Sarah Dixon and sons have purchased the farm known as the Herb Patterson farm.  Mr/Mrs Merle Patterson moved into their home purchased in Fayette (NE corner King/Clark).
…1947Oct30, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Frank Dixon has returned from a visit to New York.
1947Nov20, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Sarah Dixon has purchased the farm (in NW1/4, Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp) known as the Herb Pattison farm southeast of Fayette from Merle Pattison, possession to be given1948Mar01.  Mr/Mra Merle Pattison are planning to move into their Fayette town property (SW corner of King/Clark) recently vacated by Coach/Mrs Black, who moved Sat to the Bellows property in the east part of Fayette.  Mrs. Sarah Dixon and family have been living for a number of years on a college farm south (SE) of Fayette, and which was sold earlier this fall.
…1948Jan08, Arlington.IA paper:  Girl Scouts; Rosella and Charlene Dixon chose games for us to play in the gym.
…1948Mar05, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mrs. Sarah Dixon and sons have moved from their farm formerly owned by UIU and operated by them for many years, to the Patterson farm nearer Fayette that they purchased.  (Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp.)  Erwin/Irwin Dixon will continue his milk route into the Arlington creamery.
…1948Mar26, Oelwein.IA paper, Fayette news; Mrs. Sarah Dixon & dau Laverne left for Bremerton.WA, to attend the wedding of their son and brother, Beverly Jr. Dixon and Irene Williams.  Beverely is in the Navy.  Mr/Mrs Herman Bunn of Oelwein, are staying in the Dixon home while Mrs. Dixon is away.

…1948Jul01, Arlington.IA paper:  Smithfield Jolly Juniors Meet, reporter Rosella Dixon
….1949 Feb17, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mr/Mrs (Verda) Richard Bunn of Oelwein visited Sun in the parental Sarah Dixon home.
…1949Mar10, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
   The Frank Dixon family moved to the Ernest Alber farm Friday.  They have rented the farm for the coming year.  Mrs. Alber will hold a closing out sale this week.  They have moved to Elkader where he has employment.
…1949Apr07, Fayette.IA paper:
  Card of Thanks; I wish to thank my many friends for the cards and flowers I received during my recent illness.  Frank Dixon.
…1949Jul28, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mrs. Saunders of Waterloo is visiting her dau., Mrs. Frank Dixon and family.
…1949Oct28, Oelwein.IA paper, Fayette news:  Fri. morning the fire department was called to the Mrs. Sarah Dixon farm, where the milk house had caught fire from defective wiring.  The shingle roof, which had been covered by metal was completely destroyed.
...1949Nov04, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Beverly W. Dixon Jr, of Seattle.WA are visiting in the Richard Bunn home.  Recently visiting in the Bunn home where her sisters, Mrs. Avon Brown and dau Judy of Chicago, and Mr/Mrs Kenneth Morris and son Ken Jr, of S.Beloit.IL (Rockford area, Winnebago.Co.IL).
…1949Nov17, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news:
  Mr/Mrs Beverly Wayne Jr. Dixon, who have been visiting in the parental Mrs. Sarah Dixon home, left Tues for their home in Seattle.WA.  Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn of Oelwein visited Sun. in the Sarah Dixon home.






1950>1959

…1950Jan12, Oelwein.IA paper, Fayette news:  The Frank Dixon family are moving to a farm near (1mi NW) Arlington from the Ernest Alber farm.  The Alber’s family is returning to their own farm.
…1950Jan21, Oelwein.IA paper:  The sound of a house fire woke Mrs. Frank A. Dixon and her 2yr old son.  Frank Dixon, 39, had recently moved his family to the modest farm a mile NW of Arlington.  Frank was in town buying insurance for several new appliances and pieces of furniture when the Arlington fire whistle went off.  The fire was between the walls near the stove in the living room where the baby was sleeping.  She had ignored the sound of the fire at first as thought it was a mouse.  She called the Arlington Vol. Fire.Dept.  Flames and smoke had finally appeared when she moved the baby’s bed and dresser from the wall.  Her husband and fire.dept burst into the house to battle the flames.  His wife had bundled the baby in a blanket and laid him down outside beside a stack of meager belonging she had removed.  The blaze had spread to three rooms and had burned its way into the attic.  The firemen carried out all movable valuables in the kitchen, the tried getting a new dining room table through the door.  The had to smash the dining room window to remove the heavy table.  Meanwhile, water was pumped by the dining room by the hundred-gallon into the blazing rooms until the flames were subdued.  Three rooms recently decorated and furnished were destroyed.  The Dixon’s moved out of the home and to Frank’s mother Sarah’s farm 3mi SE of Fayette.  Yesterday Frank and an Arlington carpenter Ray Masters were busy cleaning debris, putting up new plaster and wall paper, replacing the stove pipe, etc. The plan is to totally restore the home.
…1950May17, Oelwein.IA paper:  Visitors in the Richard Bunn home were Verda's mother, Mrs. Sarah Dixon and sister LaVerne Dixon of Fayette.

…1950Aug09, Fayette.IA paper:
  Fayette American Legion, annual election included Ralph Dixon, Sergeant-at-Arms.
...1950Aug17, Oelwein.IA paper:  Laverne Dixon of Fayette was an Oelwein shopper on Wed.
...1951Aug14, Oelwein.IA paper:  Erwin (Irvin) Dixon and bro/law Richard Bunn spent a week in Canada fishing.
…1951Aug16, Oelwein.IA paper, Fayette news:  Mrs. Harriett Lewis and Mrs. Lily Herbst attended the funeral services of their niece, Mrs. Logan Wilson at Wadena.  Mrs. Sarah Dixon & dau LaVerne also attended the services.  Mrs. Dixon was a sis/law of Mrs. Wilson.
…1951Oct04, Fayette.IA paper:
  UIU homecoming parade, Frank Dixon will be parade marshal.
…1952Jan24, Arlington.IA paper:  Saddle Club Elects Officers for 1952.  Rank Dixon was re-elected president.
…1952Feb14, Fayette.IA paper:
  Coming events; Helping Hand Society meeting Thur at the Ivan Dixon home.
…1952Apr10, Arlington.IA paper, Fairfield.Twp news:  Charlene Dixon (dau of Ivan) will come help Connie in the Max Jennings home during her illness.
...1952Jul23, Oelwein.IA paper, Arlington news:  Erwin/Irvin Dixon, milk hauler for the Arlington Creamery, has been absent from his route several days due to an eye infection from particles of straw while working on the home farm in Smithfield.Twp.
…1952Dec27, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Zollie (Avon) Brown and dau Judy of Chicago, were Xmas visitors at the home of her b/law and sister Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn.  The Bunn's and their guests were dinner guests at the Sara Dixon home at Fayette.
…1953May13, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Sara Dixon at Fayette

…1953May23, Arlington.IA paper:  The Rural Outlook Club was hostess to a tea in the school lunch room on Friday.  Mrs. Frank Dixon closed the program by singing, “The End of a Perfect Day.”
…1953Dec01, Oelwein.IA paper:  Farm friends…The Mrs. Sarah Dixon 160acres is a busy place.  For a good many years they were famous for their fine horses but now they have just one team left.  Registered Shorthorns are their main interest now and they sell many calves for 4-H Club work.  Ralph has been attending the International Livestock Exposition at Chicago, Irwin operated a milk route for the Arlington Creamery and has worked at this job for 25yrs.
…1954Apr08, Fayette.IA paper:
  Class of 25 veterans were graduated from the “on the Farm’ training program at the Maynard school, included Ralph E. Dixon, Elvis Sanders, Wm. Merkle jr, from Fayette.
…1955Jan16, Fayette.IA paper:
  Mrs. Sarah Dixon will be hostess to W.C.T.U.
…1955Apr08, Oelwein.IA paper:  Sarah Dixon and son Ralph of Fayette, filed suit for $800 damages against Rex Roberts by herd sire (bull).  The Dixon’s state that Rex allowed his bull of inferior quality to run at large with their cows in both 1953 and 1954, causing their cows to give birth to calves of different breeds.
…1955Jul28, Arlington.IA paper:  Mrs. Walter Dimmich will be heard over KOEL (Oelwein station), Mon.Aug 01,5:30am.  She will read several negro sermons by James Weldon Jones.  Mrs. Frank Dixon will also appear on this program and will sing a negro spiritual.
…1955Oct24, Oelwein.IA paper:  Registerd new cars at West.Union; included Sarah Dixon of Fayette, Oldsmobile.
...1956May09, Oelwein.IA paper, Arlington news:  Arlington society elects new leaders.  Memebers of the Women's Society of Christian Service met at the M.E. Ch. LaVerne Dixon will be installed as V.P. in June.






1956Nov22, West.Union.IA paper:  Tax list 1956:  Dixon land descriptions.
…..Mrs. Sarah Dixon, 40.79a,  Frl NE1/4 of NW1/4 & piece NE corner of NW1/4 of NW1/4, Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp
…..Mrs. Sarah Dixon, 40a, SE1/4 or NW1/4, Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp.
…..Ralph Dixon, 53a in Smithfield.Twp, in Sec 3, Smithfield.Twp.
…..Frank Dixon, 33.42a in Fairfield.Twp, NE corner of Sec 29, 3/4mi NW of Arlinigton.
…..Ivan Dixon, 38.32a in Fairfield.Twp, NE corner of Sec 28, NxNE edge of Arlington.




1956Nov22, West.Union.IA paper:  Tax list 1956:  Dixon land descriptions.
…..Mrs. Sarah Dixon, 40.79a,  Frl NE1/4 of NW1/4 & piece NE corner of NW1/4 of NW1/4, Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp
…..Mrs. Sarah Dixon, 40a, SE1/4 or NW1/4, Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp.
…..Ralph Dixon, 53a in Smithfield.Twp, in Sec 3, Smithfield.Twp.
…..Frank Dixon, 33.42a in Fairfield.Twp, NE corner of Sec 29, 3/4mi NW of Arlinigton.
…..Ivan Dixon, 38.32a in Fairfield.Twp, NE corner of Sec 28, NxNE edge of Arlington.








…1957Jan24, Arlington.IA paper:  Soph. news.  The fresh/soph classes went to a swimming party in the UIU pool at Fayette. The Caberello’s and Mr. Ramsey chaperoned.  Frank Dixon drove the bus.
…1957Apr25, Fayette.IA paper: Picture, horse & rider, text;
Vincent Dixon 9yr son of Mr/Mrs Frank Dixon of Fayette, will be exhibiting and riding Julienne, a seventh generation horse in the Dixon stables at the Junior Show at the Waterloo Hippodrome, May19.
  Vincent’s grandfather bought the first horse back in 1882.  Over 200 entries are expected from WI, IA, MO, MN, NE.zzz
…1958Mar19, Oelwein.IA paper:  Fred’s Furrow; One of the best herds of breed cows in the area can be seen on the Ralph Dixon farm at Fayette.  Mrs. Dixon farms with his mother Sarah.  The cows are all Hampshires and are very good ones.
...1958Sep25, Arlington.IA paper:  Esther Circle met.  LaVerne Dixon gave the lesson from the Methodist Woman.
…1958Oct29, Arlington.IA paper:  Mrs. Frank Dixon returned home from the Manchester hospital where she had an operation.
…1959Jan08, Arlington.IA paper:  The Homer Chapman family entertained for a New Year’s dinner.  Mr/Mrs Frank Dixon and Vincent attended.
…1959Dec24, Arlington.IA paper:  Cub Scout Pack 119 enjoyed a 20min hay ride around Arlington.  Frank Dixon furnished the team and wagon.










1960>1969


…1961Mar09, Arlington.IA paper:  LaVerne Dixon gave a talk on legislation at the Rural Outlook Club meeting.  Mrs. Frank Dixon presented a book report.  LaVerne Dixon will be hostess for the Apr07 meeting.
…I961Jul06, Arlington.IA paper:  School general fund gross salaries: Dan Coffman $7700, Floyd Gunderson $5400, Rupert Caballero $5400, John Youngblut, Helen Cordes $3700, Martha Caballero 3300, Eleanor Zbornik $4800, Frank A. Dixon bus driver/maintenance $1079.
…1961Jul13, Arlington.IA paper:  Members of the Rural Outlook Club were entertained at the Mrs. Frank Dixon home near Quasquation.

...1962Apr26, Arlington.IA paper:  LeVerne Dixon was hostess to the Hannah Circle on Thur.
…1962Jul27, Independence.IA paper:  Wanted to hire 2 technicians (artificial breeding, cattle), must have farm background, contact Frank Dixon.
...1962Aug15, Oelwein.IA paper:  Admitted to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, Laverne Dixon of near Fayette.
…1962Sep07, Independence.IA paper:  Judges for the horse shoe at the Scout Camp near Waverly will be Frank Dixon of Independence and Arnold Hexom of Waverly.
…1962Sep07, Independence.IA paper:  Ad; Curtis Breeding Service (artificial cattle insemination), contact Frank Dixon of Independence.

...1963Mar07, Arlington.IA paper:  Laverne Dixon entertained members of the Rural Outlook Club.
...1964Jan06, Oelwein.IA paper, Arlington news:  LaVerne Dixon present the lesson on "Conservation," at the Rural Outlook Club meeting.
…1965Feb08, Oelwein.IA paper:  Admitted to Mercy.Hosp at Oelwein, Mrs. Sarah Dixon of Fayette.
…1965Feb10, Oelwein.IA paper:  Sarah Wilson Dixon, deceased; Friday funeral for Mrs. Sarah Dixon who died late Tues afternoon at Mercy.Hosp. Services at 2pm Fri, Feb12, at the Fayette M.E. Ch.  Mrs. Dixon who was 88, was among the early settlers of Fayette.Co.

…1965Feb18, Fayette.IA paper:
  Sara A. Dixon services; Funeral services were held at the M.E. Ch. In Fayette Fri. afternoon.  She died 1965Feb05/Thur, age 88, in the Oelwein.IA hospital.  Sara Aquilla Dixon was born near Papinaw.IL, 1876Aug23, dau of Thomas G. Wilson and Rebecca Epps.  At age 2, she moved with her family to Sibly.IA, and then to Fayette.Co.IA, where she finished her schooling and spent the remainder of her life.   In 1897Feb, she married B.W. Dixon, who died 1934.  She had 13 children, 10 still living.

...1965Feb20, Oelwein.IA paper, Fayette news, obit:  Sara Aquilla nee Wilson Dixon passed away.  She was born near Papineau, Iroquois.Co.IL on 1876Aug23, dau of Thomas G. Wilson and Rebecca Epps.  At the age of 12, she moved with her family to Sibley.IA (Osceola.Co), from their to Fayette.Co.IA, where Sara finished her schooling and spent the remainder of her life.  In Feb1897, she married Beverly Wayne Dixon.  They had 13 children, 10 of whom are still living.  She joined the M.E. Church of Fayette in 1938.  She spent much of her spare time hooking rugs and crocheting. Surviving her are 6 sons and 4 dau's.  LaVerne, Ralph, Everett and Irvin at home, Ivan at Arlington, Frank at Independence; dau Verda, Mrs. Richard T. Bunn of Oelwein; dau Ardeth, Mrs. Kenneth Morris of Beloit.WI; dau Avon, Mrs. Z. Brown of Chicago, and son Beverly Jr in Chicago.  Also 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Her husband died in 1934 and she has lost 3 children.  Sara died at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, 1965Feb09, age 88.
…1965Feb25, Fayette.IA paper:  Card of thanks from the family of Sarah Dixon:  LaVerne, Everett, Irvin and Ralph Dixon; Mr/Mrs Zollie (Avon) Brown, Mr/Mrs Ivan Dixon family; Mr/Mrs Frank Dixon & son; Mr/Mrs. Kenneth C. (Ardith) Morris & son; Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn & son; Mr/Mrs R.W. Dixon & family.

...1966Feb09, Oelwein.IA paper, Arlington news:  The next meeting of the Rural Outlook Club will be at the home of Laverne Dixon.
...1967Mar09, Arlington.IA paper:  Laverne Dixon opened the business meeting of the Rural Outlook Club with the Pledge and a reading.
...1967May02, Oelwein.IA paper, Arlington news:  Mr. Louis Anderman, Mrs. Lillian Berry and Mrs. Vera Meyers were luncheon guests at the farm home of LaVerne Dixon near Fayette.
...1969Apr17, Oelwein.IA paper, Fayette news:  Fayette M.E. Church women meet and name new officers.  To include LaVerne Dixon, chairman of missionary education.


1970>1979

 ...1971Sep05, DesMoines.Register article:  Fayette.IA, by Veryl Sanderson, 'Blacks Sucessful With Livestock, Melons.'  Artus Stepp, Ralph Dixon, Irving Dixon and Everette Dixon are Blacks.  They are also successful farmers.  All are descendents of pioneer families and have farmed in this northeast Iowa community for decades  The Dixon brothers raise livestock on 160 acres about 3.5mi SE of Fayette, while Addie Stepp leases 60a of land north of Fayette to raise melons.  Both families have cut down on their operations some.  The Dixons once owned a 480a farm (UIU land in NExE Smithfield.Twp) and Stepp 347a.  Note, both rented those farms, bz/2019.  A caravan of 16 covered wagons carrying Negro families came into Fayette.Co in 1848 from Ohio.  The families decided that rather than push father westward they would establish their homes here.  Note, this is not correct, see other pages in the Iowaz.info list from the links at the top of the page, bz/2019. 
.....Ralph Dixon said, "There use to be quite a few colored in the area, but there are not any more.  Most of them are gone."  Ralph 59, Everette 'Jim' 68, Irvin 66, live on the Dison farm with their sister, LaVerne 71.  Of the 13 children in the family they are the only ones remaining in farming.  The Dixon's gained wide recognition for their purebred draft horse breeding in the 1940's, and also for their registered Shorthorn cattle, which they exhibited for several years.  Ralph says, "We quit showing in 1948.  It just got to be too much work.  You know, thourgh, there is only one good cow.  that is the one you like," he quipped.  The Shorthorn herd currently consists of 66 head.  The Dixon's also farrow about 300 head of hogs a year. 
....."The Dixon's are highly skilled livestock farmers," Melvin C. Wanganess, Fayette County Extension directors, says.  "And Artus Stepp having about all thee is to know about melons."  Stepp's father settled here in 1876.  "If I can keep going another six years it will be 100 years that the Stepp's have grown melons in Fayette Count," Stepp proudly announced.  His energy and slimness hide his 73yrs.  He has raised melons in Fayette County all of his life except for 18 months serving in the Army during WWI.  "I spend most of the time at the Argonne Forest.  That was a bad one in there," Stepp said.  Stepp harvest some six ton to an acre of cantaloupe and ten on of watermelons. 

…1972Aug09, Oelwein.IA paper:  Beverly Wayne Dixon Jr., deceased;  age 48, died 1972Jul20, at a hospital in Chicago, 2 days after undergoing heart surgery.  He was born 1924May19, on a farm SE of Fayette, the youngest son of Beverly W. Dixon and Sarah Wilson Dixon.  He attended school and lived on the farm near Fayette until he entered service 194n5Aug28.  He spent 4yrs in the navy serving on the U.S. Prinction and U.S.S. Antietam aircraft carriers.  He married Irene Williams of Seattle.WA, 1948May15.  After discharge from the Navy, they lived in Seattle a short time and then moved to Chicago where they made their home.  He was a graduate of DeForrest School of Electrical engineering and for 21 yrs worked at the Great Lakes in the Navy Electronics Supply Office.  In 1971 he had the honor of being nominated outstanding Federal Employee of the NAVSHIP Weapons System Division by the Commanding Officer.  He was a member of the St. Thomas The Apostle church.  For the past 12yrs had been a vol. leader with the Boy Scouts of his church and the Lake Shore District serving in several different capacities. In 1968, he received the Chicago Youth award and in 1970 the Roman Cath. Churches highest scouting honor the St. Geo. Emblem presented by John Cardinal Cody for outstanding services to the spiritual development of scouts and other youths.  He also received the Silver Beaver Award.  He is survived by his wife Irene; three sons Bruce, Beverly III, and Robert, a dau/law and 2 gch; 4 sisters LaVerne of Fayette; Mrs. Zollie Brown of Chicago, Mrs. Kenneth Morris of Beloit.WI, and Mrs. Richard Bunn of Oelwein; 5 rothers, Everett, Irvin and Ralph farming near Fayette, Ivan farming near Arlington, and Frank at Independence; plus nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Beverly Sr. Dixon and Sarah Wilson, 2 sisters and a brother.   Services were held 1972Jul25 at St. Thomas The Apostle church in Chicago with graveside services 1pm, July 26 at Pleasant Hill Cem., north of Fayette, by Rev. Richard Kuhn.

...1973Oct30, Oelwein.IA paper, Fayette news:  Everett Wilson 'Jim' Dixon deceased,  71, died 1973Oct30, at Palmer Memorial Hospital in West.Union.  He was born 1902Oct01 on a farm near Fayette, the fourth child and eldest son of Beverly Wayne Dixon and Sarah Aquilla Wilson.  He spent his entire life on a farm in the Fayette vicinity and attended the Frog Hollow/Thorp common school 2+mi N of Alban/Lima.  He is survived by four sisters, LaVerne of Fayette,  Mrs. Avon Brown of Chicago, Mrs. Ardeth Morris of Beloit.WI, Mrs. Verda Bunn of Oelwein.  Four brothers:  Irvin and Ralph farming near Fayette, Ivan farming near Arlington, Frank in Independence.IA.  Jim was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.  Services were at the M.E. Ch in Fayette, casket bearers were his farming neighbors.  Burial was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery north of Fayette.

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Dixon farm locations, Google Earth, 2020

 

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Richard Bunn
husband of Verda Dixon
came to Oelwein.IA, worked for City Laundry, named adopted baby Richard Bunn Jr.

Richard BunnRichard Thomas 'Dick' Bunn 1915/AL>1981/IA, married 1944, Verda Leone Dixon 1922-1982/Fayette.Co.IA.
Note:  Richard Bunn who grew up in Alabama likely followed his aunt Bertha (Pau) Shelton to Waterloo and became a foundry moulder with John Deere, pre.WWII.  He served as a major motor pool mechanic and supervisor with the Army in the Pacific Theater, suffering a severe head injury and deafness from an accident on Guadalcanal.  After the war he was assisted in taking a job with the City Laundry as a sales route driver in Oelwein.IA.  He was rapidly successful and within several years made one of the two sales route trainers/supervisors in Oelwein, which he continued into his later years.  Richard & Verda had no children of their own but in late 1960 adopted a son, taking the full name of his adopted father.  Like all of the Dixon line the Bunn's  were active in community, club, school, church activities. bz/2019

...1942Mar11, Waterloo.IA paper:  Mrs. Paul Shelton, 105 Oneida.St, said her nephew, Richard Bunn, formerly of Waterloo is serving as staff sergeant with the Negro regiment now in Australia with other American forces.  Richard was with the outfit with which First Lt. Wm. Penly, Waterloo, went to Australia, Mrs. Shelton said.
...1942May31, Waterloo.IA paper:  Paul Shelton, operates the New Light Hotel (tavern/inn), 105 Oneida.St.
…1944July26, Fayette.IA paper, Smithfield.Twp news: Mrs. Ivan and Mrs. Frank Dixon entertained a company of ladies on Thur afternoon at a shower for Verda Dixon, whose marriage to Richard Bunn of Oelwein is an event of the near future.
…1945May01, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn spent the day visiting in Fayette.
…1945May23, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mrs. Mary Jane Samples and Mrs. Richard Bunn are visiting the Dixons and other relatives and friends in Fayette this week.
...1945Oct08, Waterloo.IA paper:  Paul Shelton, 105 Oneida.St, permit to erect a 12x18 frame garage.
…1945Oct12, Oelwein.IA paper:  Handicapped Veteran Finds Niche in New Type Job Here, during “National Employ the Handicapped Week.”  Perhaps the most outstanding case in this vicinity is that of Richard Bunn, route man for he Oelwein Laundering Company.  After losing 70% of his hearing while in the service.  Bunn came to Oelwein to accept his present position due to the quietness from factory and traffic noise. Originally from Lisman.AL, he attended and graduated from Choctaw Training School where he took up a skilled trade.  He was employed as a moulder at John Deere’s before entering the service and could have returned if physical handicap’s had not affected him.  In the service from 1941Aug23 to 1944Dec19, he served overseas in the capacity of automotive mechanic in the minor and major repair of vehicles.  Bunn was made a foreman and supervised 275 men in construction work.  During the work he suffered a head injury including a skull fracture.  This account also resulted in the partial paralyses of the discharged veteran’s face, total deafness in his right ear and 70% deafness in the left.  Carl Bradshaw, local employment officer states, “Richard is an example of a man who went into the service with a definite skill but with disability suffered in military service has found that demands of his former job are too great and consequently had to be placed in a totally different field where there is very little chance to utilize any of his former skill.”  Bunn is married to the former Ms. Verda Dixon of  near Fayette, and they live at 318 Fourth Ave NE, in Oelwein.
...1950Feb12, Waterloo.IA paper:  GilbertE/MarieE Srabenow to Paul/Bertha Shelton, part of lots 1 & 2, bk 11, Rose Hill 1st Add in Waterloo.
…1950Apr18, Oelwein.IA paper::  Richard Bunn, City Laundry driver, living at 318 Fourth Ave, N.E.
…1950May06, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mrs. Richard Bunn visited her mother, M<rs. Sarah Dixon of Fayette, Tues.  Note:  Verda made frequent visits to the Fayette area farm.
…1950Jul25, Oelwein.IA paper:  Sunday dinner guests to the Richard Bunn home were Mr/Mra L. Ruffin of Washington, DC, and Mr/Mrs Paul Shelton and Mrs. A.C. Anderson of Waterloo.
…1950Nov28, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mrs. Sarah Dixon and family spent Thanksgiving at the home of her dau. And son/law, Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn.
…1952Mar05, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn visited relatives in Madison.WI.
…1952Jul17, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrss Paul Shelton and family, and Mr/Mrs A. Anderson and family of Waterloo, were Sunday evening visitors at the Richard Bunn home.
…1952Nov28, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mrs. Richard Bunn spent Thanksgiving Day wit her sister and family in Chicago.
...1953Feb22, Waterloo.IA paper:  Thank you to Dr's/nurses at St.Francis Hosp, friends, neighbors, others during the illness/death of our wife & mother Bertha Shelton.  Paul Shelton & Hortense Anderson.
…1953Apr06, Oelwein.IA paper:  City Laundering Company has promoted Richard Bunn, 38, to position of sales supervisor.  Bunn will be in chard of half of the company’s route salesmen and will share an office in the plant with Ken Gilpatrick of Independence, sales supervisor in charge of the other half of the drivers.  As a supervisor, Bunn will train new drivers, help with sales problems and substitute for drivers who are ill.  Currently he is training  Roger Helle of Independence, to replace him on the south Oelwein route.  This month Bunn celebrates his eighth year with City Laundry.  He has been handling the pickup and delivery route that covers the south half of Oelwein.  “At the time Dick Bunn took over that territory it was the poorer of out two city routes.  He has made it the better by doubling sales.  His record with us has been excellent and we have received only the finest reports of him from customers,” stated Gerald Wetlaufer, City Laundry manager.  Bunn, a tall, handsome Negro, is an Army veteran of WWII.  Serving in the Pacific, he received facial injury on Guadalcanal which still requires some treatment.  Mrs. Bunn is the former Verda Dixon.  Her parents farm near Fayette.  The Bunn's own a home at 318 Fourth Ave, NE, which they remodeled almost from the ground up, after the war.  They attend the M.E. Ch.

…1953Jun25, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn spent Sun. with his uncle, Paul Shelton, In Waterloo.IA.  Note:  The Bunn’s continued visiting her mother Sarah Wilson Dixon at the Fayette area farm.
…1954Sep22, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mrs. Richard Bunn returned from Beloit.WI, where she had spent four days with her bro/law and sister, Mr/Mrs Kenneth Morris.
…1956Oct24, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn attended the funeral of his uncle Paul Shelton at Waterloo.  Mrs. O.T. Marsh of Cleveland.OH, was an overnight guest of Richard Bunn, her cousin.
…1858Mar11, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn were visitors in the home of their cousin, Mrs. Hortense Anderson and family in Waterloo.
…1961Jan12, Oelwein.IA paper:  Highlight of the circle 3 meeting was a baby shower for the 3m old adopted son of Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn.  The baby has been named Richard Jr.
…1961Jan18, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mr/Mrs Richard Bunn have named their new adopted son Richard Thomas Jr.  He is 4.5 months old.
…1969Apr02, Oelwein.IA paper:  Richard Jr. Bunn is confined to his home with chicken pox.  Richard is a 2 nd grade student at Central school.
…1971Feb21, Oelwein.IA paper:  Mark & Mike Nieland have turned over their Oelwein Register paper route to Richard Bunn Jr. Richard has been on the route only a couple of weeks and is anxious to give good service as his predecessors.  Is the son (adopted) son of Mr/Mrs Richar Bunn of 4 the Ave NE.  This route serves 69 customers on 1 st > 4 th streets, NE.  Richard likes to build model cars and ships at homes, and then participates in wrestling, basketball and football at school.  Sumer time he dwells on swimming, little league baseball and making his co-cart operate.
…1972Jul22, Oelwein.IA paper:  Beverly Dixon Jr. formerly of Fayette, died in Chicago Thur, after having undergone heart surgery.  Graveside services will be at Pleasant Hill Cem, north of Fayette, at 1pm Wed.  He was the brother of Mrs. Richard Bunn of Oelwein.
…1972Aug09, Oelwein.IA paper:  Beverly Wayne Dixon Jr, age 48, died 1972Jul20, at a hospital in Chicago, 2 days after undergoing heart surgery.  He was born 1924May19, on a farm SE of Fayette, the youngest son of Beverly W. Dixon and Sarah Wilson Dixon.  He attended school and lived on the farm near Fayette until he entered service 194n5Aug28.  He spent 4yrs in the navy serving on the U.S. Prinction and U.S.S. Antietam aircraft carriers.  He married Irene Williams of Seattle.WA, 1948May15.  After discharge from the Navy, they lived in Seattle a short time and then moved to Chicago where they made their home.  He was a graduate of DeForrest School of Electrical engineering and for 21 yrs worked at the Great Lakes in the Navy Electronics Supply Office.  In 1971 he had the honor of being nominated outstanding Federal Employee of the NAVSHIP Weapons System Division by the Commanding Officer.  He was a member of the St. Thomas The Apostle church.  For the past 12yrs had been a vol. leader with the Boy Scouts of his church and the Lake Shore District serving in several different capacities. In 1968, he received the Chicago Youth award and in 1970 the Roman Cath. Churches highest scouting honor the St. Geo. Emblem presented by John Cardinal Cody for outstanding services to the spiritual development of scouts and other youths.  He also received the Silver Beaver Award.  He is survived by his wife Irene; three sons Bruce, Beverly III, and Robert, a dau/law and 2 gch; 4 sisters LaVerne of Fayette; Mrs. Zollie Brown of Chicago, Mrs. Kenneth Morris of Beloit.WI, and Mrs. Richard Bunn of Oelwein; 5 rothers, Everett, Irvin and Ralph farming near Fayette, Ivan farming near Arlington, and Frank at Independence; plus nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Beverly Sr. Dixon and Sarah Wilson, 2 sisters and a brother.   Services were held 1972Jul25 at St. Thomas The Apostle church in Chicago with graveside services 1pm, July 26 at Pleasant Hill Cem., north of Fayette, by Rev. Richard Kuhn.

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Slave holder Archibald Dixon of Henderson.Co.KY

...It can be assumed that Peter Dixon took his surname from 'Archie' Dixon as did other slaves, related or unrelated.  (bz/2019)
...The white Dixon's were slave holder families in Henderson.Co.KY.
...Henderson.Co.KY is across the Ohio River from Evansville, Vanderbaurgh.Co.IN.

1866March...U.S.Freedman's.Bank.Records: Peter Dixon, 5'5", blk, scar from cut left hand/side, birth Nicohlas.Co.KY name of master Arch Dixon, res. Henderson.KY, Union reg&co= CoC 118MSCI.

     

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Dixon

Archibald Dixon
…Born 1802/near Red House, Caswell.Co.NC, parents Captain Wynn Dixon and Rebecca Hart.
…Grandfather was killed at Battle of Eulaw Springs during the Rev.War.
…Father Wynn enlisted age 16 in Rev.War.
….1805, Wynn Dixon lost all of his property; moved the family to Henderson.Co.KY.
…Archibald Dixon attended common school and schooled by mother.
…1822, studied law in office of James Hilyer.
…1824, admitted to the bar, started practice in Henderson.KY.
…..Became well known/skilled defense attorney, during cases in KY/IN.
…1830Census:  Henderson.KY.  Archibald Diene/Dixon, household:  Archie, mother, 3 sisters, 9 slaves (1m/8f).
…1830-1933, Elected KY House of Rep’s from Henderson.
…1834, Archie married Elizabeth R. Cabell, had 6 ch, to include Rebecca Hart, Susan Bell, Henry, Archibald.
…1834-1836, Returned to practice law in Henderson.KY.
…1836-1840, Elected to KY Senate from Henderson, Daviess, Hopkins Co’s.
…1840Census:  Henderson.KY.  Archibald Dixon household, 2m, 5f, 7slaves(1m/6f).
…1841-1843, Returned to the KY House of Rep’s.
…1844, Elected KY Lt. Governor from Whig party.
…1849, Chosen by Henderson.Co as rep to the 1849 KY Constitutional Convention.
…..The Dixon’s were large slaveholders.
…1850, Archie had introduced many propositions that were adopted into the new KY Constitution of 1850, to protect slaveholders.
…1850Census…Henderson.KY.  Dixon:  Archibald48NC lawyer/farmer $60k, ElizabethR41KY, Rebecca11, SusanB9, Archibald7, Henry4, JosehC2, AnnaB Pollitt22, SusanA Smith24, SusanB Smith4.
…1850 U.S. Fed.Census-Slave Schedule:  Archd Dixon, Henderson.KY, 42 slaves (ages, males 50,47,28,6,4, 4,4,4,3,3,2,1,5,5,1,50;  females 28, 28, 23, 40, 24, 23, 24,6,5,5,4,4,3,3,2,1,1,1,30,26,14,10,5,2,6m).
…1852, First wife Eliz died.
…1853, Archie married Susan Peachy Bullitt.
…1853-1854, Appointed to serve out Henry Clay’s U.S. Senate seat.
…..Involved with incorporating proslavery measures into the KS-NE Act signed into law 1854May30.
…1860, Archie continued to support the Union up to the Civil War, even with Confederate sympathies.
…1860Census…Henderson.KY.  Dixon:  Arch58NC lawyer/farmer real.estate.$215k/personal.$130k, 2 nd wf Susan31KY, Rebecca20, Arch17, Henry15, Jospeh13, Wm10, Evilin4, Kate2.
…1861, Attended unsuccessful conventions of borders states and a peace convention, Frankfort.KY, attempting to stave off a Civil War.
…1864Mar, Archie, KY Gov & KY Att.Gen met Pres. Lincoln to protest recruitment of blacks into the Union Army, which had been occurring for 2m.
…..The KY Gov left agreeing to allow the practice in the KY Commonwealth but only when whites failed to meet draft quotas.
…1870Census…Henderson.KY.  Dixon:  Archibald68/NC lawyer $150k/10k, 2 nd wf Susan48KY, HenryC23KY lawyer $1600/0, Joseph21KY, Katy11, Willie9, Thomas4KY; Susan Powell27, Susan Powell9; 1870Census, Dixon servants/help, all born KY: John Turbeville40mu servant, Parthena Turbeville40bk cook, John Sisk40mu, Sarah40mu, Rose Bullett45mu, Sabra Bullett11mu, Frank Cannon10mu, Chenoa Ford12bk.
…1876Apr23, Archibald Dixon died at Henderson.KY, buried in Fernwood.Cem.


Henderson.Co.KY is on the Ohio River, across from Evansville.IN.
Brown.Co.OH is on the Ohio River, about 25mi SE of Cincinnati.OH.

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Henderson County, Kentucky
Dixon burials in Mt. Zion Cem & Civil War draft registration.

Mt.Zion Cem, Henderson, Henderson.Co.KY

Note:  It can be assumed that some of the burials in Mt.Zion Cem, Henderson.KY were slaves held by the Archibald Dixon related families in Henderson.Co.KY or relatives of the Dixon slaves, bz/2019.

Dixon surname burials, Mt.Zion Cem colored section, Henderson, Henderson.Co.KY; data from Death Certificates (or marker/Finda.Grave)
...Dixon, Abray C. Lewis, 1887Apr30/KY, d.1927Sep26/Henderson.KY, cause shock from operation for peritonitis,  female, colored, married, domestic, father Peter Dixon, mother Lizzie Scott, informant husband John Lewis (1133 N.Elm.St)
...Dixon, Bedford, male, negro, married, farmer, marker CC.C 118U.S.C.I. (US Colored infantry), b.1822/Daviess.Co.KY, d.1911Mar10/Henderson.Co.KY, age88-89, children Elizabeth Dixon Hall 1855-1939, James Dixon 1875-1916, father Bedford Dixon b.Daviess.Co.KY, mother Sarah Urnsly(?sp) b.VA, informant Sarah Towells Dixon.St, cause influenza & general disability, burial 1911Mar12.
…Dixon, Abe, male, negro, born 1850Jan24, death 1927Dec01, cause senility & acute nephritis age 77y10m7d, burial 1927Dec04, wife Martha, farmer, father William, mother Virginia,
…Dixon, Archie, b.1896/IL, d.1931/Feb03, age 34-35, residence Traction Station, 2nd wd, Henderson.KY, male, colored, single, laborer, cause pistol shot wounds inflicted from the hands of Kesshal Manard or Evert Bunn city officers, father Nelson Dixon, mother/informant Ella Walker Dixon (Evansville.IN).
…Dixon, Clarence, 1909May11-1912Apr14, male, negro, 2y11m3d, father James Dixon, mother Bonnie Dowell, cause bronchial pneumonia, informant father James Dixon.
…Dixon, Edward, male, colored, birth 1834 in Henderson.Co.KY, age 78y, death 1812Feb07, burial 1912Feb09, cause nephritis, father Jacob Dixon, mother Judie Easter, informant John Blackwell
…Dixon, Eliza, b.1903/KY, d.1930/Dec05/Henderson.KY, age 26-27, female, negro, domestic, residence 505 Pine.St,, father Abraham Dixon, mother Martha Allen, cause pulmonary TB, informant mother Martha Dixon.
…Dixon, Ester Clark, female, colored, widow, housekeeper, born KY, age 60yr, death 1926Jun16, cause senile paralysis, father Simpson Dixon, mother unknown, informant Bessie Newman 532 Lambert Alley, burial 1926Jun18.
…Dixon, Grover, b.1917Apr08, d.1918Feb02.
…Dixon Jennie Letcher, b.1852Henderson.Co.KY, d.1912Apr21/Henderson.Co.KY, cause bronchitis, female, colored, widow, parents unknown, informant Richard Green
…Dixon, Lillie M. Bushrod, female, white, b.1900/Henderson.Co.KY, d.1918Dec28, age17-18/Henderson.Co.KY, cause pneumonia, housekeeper, father Wm. Dixon, mother don’t know, informant husband Marsie  Bushrod (b.Hancock.Co.KY).
…..Son of Lillie:   Otis Bushrod 1917Aug15/KY-1918Oct05/KY,  male, black, informant father Marise Bushrod.
…Dixon, Luvena Cabell, 431 Plum.St, female, colored, widow, born 1874Dec/KY, age 56y2m, death 1931Feb11, cause senility & endometritis/uterine cancer, domestic, father Wm.Dixon, mother Bettie.
…Dixon Martha nee Allen, b.1866Sept15/KY, d.1939Oct13, female, colored, widowed, father James M. Allen, mother Lucinda Moneaster, casue hyperstatic pneumonia with traction of right hip,  informant Georgia Vincent,

NOTE:  The death certificates for the burials below are on Find-a-Grave but time was taken to note their data, bz/2019.
…Dixon, Mary F., b.1876, d.1960.
…Dixon, Mattie, b.1893, d.1927Dec09.
…Dixon, Mildrie, b.1925Feb16, d.1926Mar11.
…Dixon, Nancy Linton, b.unknown, d.1942Dec12.
…Dixon, Pearl L., b.1928May13, d.1929Jun21.
…Dixon, Peter, male, colored, birth unknown, death 1914Jan07, age abt.71y, cause Bright’s disease, burial 1914Jan08, married, relatives unknown, informant Ed (brother) Dixon 1002N.Green.St, Henderson.KY.
…Dixon, W., b.unknown, d.1928May16.
…Dixon, Will F., b.1926Nov09, d.1926Nov15.
…Dixon, William, b.1880Dec, d.1917Jun10.
…Dixon, William, b.1926May16, d.1930Jan


Peter Dixon 1840/KY>1914/KY, father of the Fayette.Co.IA line, served abt1864>abt1866, in the 118 US Colored Infantry Co. C:

Company C, 118th US Colored Infantry - Many men mustered in from/at Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky.
https://explorekyhistory.ky.gov/items/show/753?tour=44&index=15

1864Oct19...The 118 US CI was organized at Baltimore, Graves.Co.KY.
1864Oct26...Co C moved to City.Point.VA.
1864Dec...Co C was attached to the ‘Army of the James, Provisional Brigade, 3
rd Div, 18th Corps.
1866Feb06...The 118th was mustered out of the Union army.


Civil War Draft Registrations 1863, from list of blacks in Henderston.Co.KY, Dixon surname:
(Note: Peter Dixon is not listed but one can assume some or all are slaves of the Dixon families, and taking their surname, with some possibly related to the Fayette.Co.IA Dixon line, bz/2019)

…Newton Dixon b.1838/KY, Jack Dixon b.abt1833KY, Ben Black Dixon b.abt1832/KY,  Dick Ford Dixon b.abt1830,KY, Wash Dixon b.abt1835/KY, John Dixon b.abt1836/KY, John Dixon b.abt1828, George Dixon b.1836/KY, Wesley Dixon b.abt1840/KY, Joe Dixon b.abt1839/KY, Conrad Dixon b.ab1826, Anderson Dixon b.abt1828, Bill Dixon b.abt1838, John Dixon b.abt1839, Allison Dixon b.abt1818/KY, Grem Dixon b.abt1830/KY, George Dixon b.abt1838/KY, Stephen Dixon b.abt1820/KY, Jim Dixon b.abt1833KY, Armstead Dixon b.abt1833KY, Valentine Dixon b.abt1831KY, Garret Dixon Jr b.abt1835/KY, Isaac Dixon b.abt1841/KY, Green Dixon Jr b.abt1841/KY, Dave Dixon b.abt1831/KY, Dav Delaney Dixon b.1823/KY, Otway Dixon b.abt1837/KY, Bill B. Dixon b.abt1833/KY, Moses Dixon b.abt1838/KY, Union Dixon Jr b.abt1828/KY, Sydney Dixon b.abt1838/KY, Armstead Dixon b.abt1833/KY, Valentine Dixon b.abt1831/KY, Garret Dixon Jr, b.abt1835/KY, Isaac Dixon b.abt1841/KY, Green Dixon Jr b.abt1841/KY, Dave Dixon b.abt1831/KY, Dav Delaney Dixon b.abt1823/KY, Otway Dixon b.abt1837/KY, Bill B. Dixon b.abt1833/KY, Moses Dixon b.abt1838/KY, Union Dixon Jr b.abt1828/KY, Sydney Dixon b.abt1838/KY, Joe Dixon b.abt1841

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Dixon picture albums , go to
https://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette-co-ia-genea/dixon/

Dixon picture albums , go to
https://public.fotki.com/iowaz/fayette-co-ia-genea/dixon/

The Ardith Dixon collection was sorted, into albums by topic and children of Beverly & Sarah.
The Ardith Dixon collection, passed on by Clarence Cameron, would have come from Ken Jr. Morris, son of Ardith, who died 2018Nov/Rockford.IL.
Copies can be saved by right clicking.  Identification was best guess at the time, so there will be some errors, bz/2019.

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Ralph Dixon, Living History notes 2017
Background:
...Jan nee Benningon VanBuren, FHS1958, has been working several years on a book regarding Susan Collins, an M.E. Church Missionary in Africa, http://www.iowaz.info/surname/collinssusan.htm   In May2017, Jan sent email requests to several 'high school' friends regarding living history observations to racists/discriminatory comments/incidents.   The responses were the same....no memories of comments, nor incidents.

....."I have some questions that require you perceptions/ observations about growing up in Fayette.  Were you aware of any discriminatory remarks made about blacks in the Fayette area and those attending our school as we were growing up (and later as well)?  If you heard comments what were they about and/or what was the tone of those comments?   What was the attitude about blacks attending Fayette churches?   If you don't remember any negative comments, but if you did they also would be useful to my project.  I don't remember hearing negative comments from my family members or the community, but you would have had a better pulse on those living in town.  I'm wondering if attitudes were different from those of those living in the country, where I saw farmers readily cooperating and working together."  Jan

Response and 'story' regarding Ralph Dixon (from Kip.Knight, FHS1959):
...Jan, I do not remember any racist/discriminatory comments, and certainly no incidents, during my 13 years (k - 12) attending the Fayette Consolidated Schools or during all that time growing up/working in Knights Hardware on Main.St.   Undoubtedly, given the wide range of feelings in any community, there may have been some racial negativism, however, I did not personally observe it.  The Fayette & rural area seemed quite an accepting community.
...However, one very personal "back-in-the-day" race oriented conversation has always remained with me. 
.....Setting:  This conversation took place with Ralph Dixon (1911 - 1980) while he and I were sitting on the cement just outside the door of Buz Earle's Standard Station in Fayette one beautiful day around the summer of 1965  Ralph emphatically stated that he was a proud Negro, and in his own words, not an African-American or a Black.  This is about that conversation.
.....Background:  Ralph was an older gentleman (54), compared to me (24) at the time, who lived on a farm southeast of town (Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp, 3mi SE of Fayette).  I had known Ralph for the many years that he was in and out of our Knights Hardware in Fayette  http://www.iowaz.info/surname/knightfayette.htm  .  Ralph was easy to talk to, was very personable, and although he seemed more of a quiet type of person, he always had an interesting story to tell.  He and Dad were very friendly and every-once-in-a-while when we were on a Sunday drive or delivering something in the area and Ralph was out in the yard, we would stop briefly and say hello. 
.....After graduating from Upper Iowa University in 1962, I had headed to Oregon to teach and attend graduate school at the University of Oregon.  Each summer, I would spend some time back in Fayette.  It was during one of those summer visits (1965) that I spotted Ralph at the Standard Station and went over to talk.
.....The Issue:  Our conversation covered reminiscing his farm happenings, and my graduate school experiences.  Then he became quite serious and wanted to know
"What was going on with all you college students?"  This was during the era when there were varying levels of discourse and discomfort on university campuses regarding the use of the term Negro.   Ralph continued, "I spent my life working to make 'Negro' proud and respectable and now they are tearing it down and making it something bad.  They want to be called 'Africa-American' or 'Black'.  I am not an African-American or a Black, I am a Negro."  Ralph quite eloquently expressed his resentment in perceiving all that he had worked for being torn down by those who appeared to have little respect for what had been accomplished, and for potentially creating future divisions this new emphasis might produce. 
.....Ralph's Dixon's comments and perspective made quite an impression.  Keep in mind, this was back in the 1960s. Ralph was a good man.  Obviously, I never forgot the conversation.
.....Another Observation:  Based upon experiences at various colleges and universities, large and small as well as local and international, there seems to be a critical number (percent) at which point an assimilated minority begins to dissimilate and become an separate identifiable group.  I first observed this at Upper Iowa University.  Having grown up 1/2 block from Upper Iowa (if you cut through our back yard), I spent many years on and around campus.  Add to this perspective living within the immediate neighborhood and the downtown observations, and this becomes a time study in slow motion.  When the (at that time Negros) African-Americans were arriving on campus, their numbers were very few.  These few seemed to assimilate within the university community with very little reaction or apprehension.  However, over the years as the numbers increased, identifiable subcultures were subsequently formed and the overall general population became somewhat less cohesive.  As noted, I have observed this in various other settings as well, including overseas. Kip

Ralph Dixon was a well known and liked farmer on the home Dixon farms in the Fayette, Arlington, Lima/Albany triangle.
Ralph was the 8th child of Beverly Wayne Dixson (1869/OH-1934/Fay.Co.IA) & Sarah Aquilla Wilson 1876/IL-1965/Fay.Co.IA).

..... 4 DIXON, Ralph Edward b: 12 Dec 1911 in 2mi W of Maynard, Harlan.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Jan 1980 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Pleasant Hill Cem, row 12, lot 2, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 6: Never married. Note 11: Living at Fayette, Fay.C.IA. Note 15: President, for years, of Pleasant Hill Cem, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 22: Farmed in Sec 2, Smithfield.Twp,  3mi SE of the Fayette area, Fay.Co.IA.

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The Dixon's were known throughout the area for their Belguim draft horse teams.


(Note: Below, are not Dixon horses, but a  close up of 'horse power' of a 2000 team at a horse pull in Hamilton.IL)

 

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Two unrelated Dixon lines in Fayette.Co.IA
James William Dixon & Franklin Monroe Dixon

 

Descendants of James William Dixon,  line buried in God's Acres Cem at Clermont  (unrelated to the Beverly Dixon line)
1 DIXON, James William b: 28 Feb 1809 in England d: 15 Apr 1890 in Clermont area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: God's Acres Cem, lot 8, Clermont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 1: Jul 2010 Dixon last reveiwed; Barry Zbornik Hannibal MO iowaz@hotmail.com Note 5: 1856 Census; hatter, Clermont, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1870 Census; farming, Clermont area, $4k/560, Clermont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
.. +UNKNOWN, Susan b: 10 Apr 1812 d: 30 Sep 1874 in Clermont area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Clermont area, Fay.Co.IA
2 DIXON, Thomas b: 1836 in England
2 DIXON, Robert J. b: 1838 in England
2 DIXON, Charles b: 1841 in England
2 DIXON, Susan S. b: 1844 in England
2 DIXON, Sarah A. b: Aug 1845 in England d: 1922 Burial: God's Acres Cem, Clermont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
... +DIBBLE, Martin Van Buren b: Dec 1842 in Ashtabula.Co.OH d: 1928 in Clermont area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: God's Acres Cem, Clermont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 1866 in Prairie du Chien, WI Father: Ezra H. DIBBLE Mother: Harriet FINKHAM
2 DIXON, Alfred Frederick Fred b: 1848 in England d: 1929 in Clermont area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: God's Acres Cem, Clermont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
2 DIXON, Emma b: 1849 in England
2 DIXON, Frederick b: 1849 in England
2 DIXON, Alford b: 1852 in England
2 DIXON, Rosena b: 1855 in Clermont area, Fay.Co.IA
2 DIXON, Reine b: 1857 in Clermont area, Fay.Co.IA


Descendants of Franklin Monroe Dixon, line buried in Woodlawn Cem at Oelwein  (unrelated to the Beverly Dixon line)
1 DIXON, Franklin Monroe Note 1: Jul 2010 Dixon last reveiwed; Barry Zbornik Hannibal MO iowaz@hotmail.com
.. +SCHMIDEKAMP, Mary Grace b: 28 Aug 1861 in IL d: 09 Dec 1937 in Savanna, Carroll.Co.IL Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA Father: Frederick SCHMIDEKAMP Mother: Sophia HOEFER
2 DIXON, Pearl b: in Savanna, Carroll.Co.IL
2 DIXON, Charles Frederick b: 11 Feb 1885 in Jo Daviess Co, IL d: 25 Dec 1918 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
... +WELSH, Mary Ann b: 06 Feb 1885 in KS d: 18 Apr 1962 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 29 Oct 1912 in Austin, Mower.Co.MN Father: Unknown WELSH Mother: Rachael HUNTER
3 DIXON, Geneva May b: 18 Jun 1913 in Oelwein, Jefferson Twp, Fay. Co, IA
.... +FOLSOM, Donald Price b: 14 Sep 1909 in Jefferson Twp, Fayette Co, IA d: 09 Feb 1989 in Oelwein, Jefferson Twp, Fay. Co, IA m: 29 Aug 1931 in Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Father: Hiram W. FOLSOM Mother: Mabel Jenny PRICE
2 DIXON, Nellie Grace b: 1889 in Savanna, Carroll.Co.IL d: 1963
... +BETHKE, Unknown
2 DIXON, George b: 1894 in Savanna, Carroll.Co.IL
2 DIXON, Earl Alvin b: 1896 in Savanna, Carroll.Co.IL
... +MISHLER, Maude
2 DIXON, Bessie b: 1898 in Savanna, Carroll.Co.IL
... +WELSH, Unknown
2 DIXON, Samuel b: 1902 in Savanna, Carroll.Co.IL

 

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