Dixon, William 1825-1895
DIXON, DICKSON, PATTERSON
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 9/13/2010 at 21:16:56
June 6, 1895
William Dixon, who died at the home of his son-in-law, Thos. Hillery, last
Sunday, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1825. He came to this country
with his parents in his boyhood and the family for many years lived in
Lafayette county, Wis. Mr. Dixon was a valiant soldier in the service of his
country, serving in the armies of the United States for nine years during
the Mexican and Civil wars. In the Mexican war he acted as dispatch carrier
on the plains and was also for a time enlisted in the regular army. After
the war he remained in the service on the frontier for some time during the
early exciting times with the Indians. He re-enlisted in the army shortly
after the commencement of the Civil war and for four years lived at the
front during the greater part of which he acted as a sergeant of infantry.
In the year 1855, he was married to Christina Patterson and six children
were born, three of whom have preceded their father to the grave. Mrs. Dixon
died in LeMars in 1885. The deceased was a kindly, good-hearted man, loved
by the children and respected by all the older people in the city who knew
him. He lost an arm by an accident in this city some years ago, on the
Fourth of July, when he engaged in discharging a cannon, and the attendant
circumstances secured for him the sympathy of the community.
The funeral services occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the house and were
largely attended by friends and by a large number of the old soldiers of the
city and vicinity.
NOTE: This obituary spelled the surname as DIXON. On the LeMars Civil War Veteran Memorial Monument it is also spelled DIXON.
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