Private, 1st Class, M. G., Co. C, 115th Regt., 30th Div.; from Green County, N.C.; son of R. D. S. and Frances Dixon. Entered the service at Snow Hill, N.C., Oct. 10, 1917, and sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and then transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., and then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 27, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Somme, Bellicourt, Nauroy, Busigny. Wounded at Busigny Oct. 18th by shrapnel and sent to hospital at Trouville. Mustered out of the service at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 2, 1919.
Elmer H. Dixon Dies Yesterday. Former Ellensburg Man Succumbs To Pneumonia In Yakima. Ellensburg friends and relatives of Elmer H. Dixon, 44, of Sunnyside were shocked today to learn of his death yesterday in St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Yakima of pneumonia, following a tonsil operation [died August 7, 1936]. Mr. Dixon was born on a farm near Ellensburg on January 10, 1892. He spent his boyhood and early manhood here, graduating from Ellensburg High School and the Normal school. He attended the University of Washington and Washington State College. For several years he was a teacher and athletic coach, then
Resident Here Since 1882, Former Mail Carrier Dies Sunday. Death came to another pioneer resident of the Kittitas valley here Sunday when Elwood J. Dixon, 82, died at the Ellensburg General hospital following a major operation [died May 9, 1937]. A resident of this valley since 1882, and one of the earliest rural mail carriers here, Mr. Dixon was widely known throughout this section. He was born in Fulton County, Illinois, on October 3, 1854 and came west to Vancouver, W., with his parents [John Wesley Dixon and Sarah E. Smith] when he was 24 years old. The family came
Mrs. Melinda B. Dixon, pioneer of Kittitas Valley, died at Bernath’s Nursing Home early today at the age of 91 years [January 13, 1964]. Melinda Banister, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Banister, was born Feb. 6, 1872 in Clark County, Washington and came to Ellensburg with her parents in 1870. Because of the Indian disturbance in the valley they moved to Walla Walla, returning here in 1884, making the trip in a covered wagon. She was married to Elwood J. Dixon, Dec. 18, 1890 in Ellensburg. He died here in 1937. She was also preceded in
Mrs. F. M. Dixon dies of Heart Failure, succumbs at North Yakima Wednesday at age of 32, Funeral Tomorrow here. Succumbing to an attack of heart failure, Mrs. Olive Dixon died at North Yakima Wednesday evening January 1, 1917. She was the wife of F. M. Dixon, whose brothers, Elwood and James, are residents of Ellensburg, as is also his father, John Dixon. Elwood Dixon is the mail carrier on R.F.D. No. 2. Both the deceased and her husband had been residents of Ellensburg for several years, he having been born in this city. Mrs. Dixon was Olive O’Rear before
Another member of our ‘little’ Grand Army post answered the final call Friday [June 8, 1917] when J. W. Dixon died. Just a week after his 88th birthday, which occurred on Memorial Day, he passed quietly away after an illness of only a few hours. He death was attributed to old age, as he had been in his usual health. He served in the Civil War in the 34th Iowa Infantry. He had lived in Kittitas Valley since 1883. He had been a member of David Ford Post since its organization and was held in high esteem by his comrades
Mrs. Melinda B. Dixon, pioneer of Kittitas Valley, died at Bernath’s Nursing Home early today at the age of 91 years January 13, 1964. Melinda Banister, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Banister, was born Feb. 6, 1872 in Clark County, Washington and came to Ellensburg with her parents in 1870. Because of the Indian disturbance in the valley they moved to Walla Walla, returning here in 1884, making the trip in a covered wagon. She was married to Elwood J. Dixon, Dec. 18, 1890 in Ellensburg. He died here in 1937. She was also preceded in
Mrs. Dixon dies after lingering illness. Mrs. Mary A. Dixon, wife of James S. Dixon of 210 B Street, passed away this morning after a lingering illness of several months December 5, 1918. Mrs. Dixon was born in McClean County, Ill., about 54 years ago and later moved to Nebraska with her parents, where she was married to Mr. Twyman. Shortly afterwards she moved West and has lived in Ellensburg or the vicinity for many years. In 1895 she was married a second time to James Dixon, by whom she is survived In addition to her husband she is survived
Mrs. Florence E. Dixon, 24, wife of Archie Dixon, died at 10:30 o’clock this morning at the family residence in the Sunnyside addition. She had not been ill long In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dixon leaves three small children, Wesley, William and Rachael. The oldest is five years old and the youngest six months. Her mother, Mrs. Sylvia Richards, resides in Cle Elum Funeral announcements will be made later Florence was born in January 1899 in Washington and died in Ellensburg on September 27, 1922. She was the daughter of David Richards and Sylvia Bridge. Florence is buried in
Funeral services for Frank M. Dixon, 68, former Ellensburg resident who died at his home in Seattle last night, will be held at the Honeycutt Chapel here Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. W. M. Martin will be in charge and burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery Born October 2, 1873, in Iowa, Dixon came to Ellensburg with his parents when he was nine years old. He farmed here for many years and operated a livery stable. He moved to Yakima 16 years ago and subsequently went to Seattle. He was married here to Miss Ollie O’Rear in 1903.