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Dixon, A.
[18??-1918]

He married Unknown.

They lived at 7 West View Terrace, Bradshaw Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 27th February 1918.

He was buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France [Grave Ref III B 31]

Dixon, Abraham Fitton
[1859-1892] Son of Levi Dixon.

Born in Ripponden.

He was a twiner of Warley [1878] / a cotton twiner [1881] / a mechanic's labourer [1891].

In 1878, he married Corronetta Snowden at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Alonzo
  2. Kalita
  3. Charles Henry [b 1884] who was a dyer's labourer [1901]
  4. Everett
  5. Roland
  6. Lottie Maud [b 1890]
  7. Gilbert [b 1892] who was a labourer spindle works [1911]

The family lived at

  • Maud's Buildings, Greetland [1881]
  • Engine Street, Chadderton, Oldham [1891]

Abraham died in Oldham in 1892 (aged 33).

In 1894, Corronetta married Joseph Mallinson

Dixon, Alonzo
[1880-19??] Son of Corronetta and Abraham Fitton Dixon.

He was an employee of Robert Dempster & Sons Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted in January 1915 and served as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers.

When an article about him, his mother and his brother was published in the Halifax Courier [25th September 1915], he was still stationed in England

Dixon, Anthony
[1???-1???] Or Dixson. Of Halifax.

He married Sibell.

Children:

  1. Mary who married Daniel Drake

After Anthony's death, Sibell married John Holdsworth

Dixon, Archibald
[18??-1916]

In [Q3] 1912, he married Annie Garforth in Halifax.

They lived at 1 Tankard Street, Wheatley.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 12th May 1916.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Dixon, Berenice
[19??-] She was Mayor of Todmorden [1989-1990]

Dixon, Brian
[1832-1???] Of Norland.

In March 1851, he was charged with assaulting 14-year-old Sarah Ann Carter

with intent &c

on 13th January 1851.

Sarah Ann was walking along a road at Norland, when she met Dixon, whom she had known for many years. They went into a plantation where he assaulted her

in an indecent manner

At the Trail, the defence was that whatever had transpired had been done with the girl's consent.

Dixon was found Not Guilty

Dixon, Rev C. E.
[18??-19??] He was Vicar of St Jude's Church, Savile Park [1905, 1914] before becoming vicar of St George's Church, Barnsley.

During World War I, he served in the Dardanelles & Mesopotamia with the Royal Army Chaplains' Division.

In December 1914, an article on Army Chaplains in the Wakefield Diocesan Gazette reported that he had

joined a Brigade which may at any moment be ordered to the front

He married E. S..

Children:

  1. Carl Penrose

Dixon, Carl Penrose
[1898-1917] Son of Rev C. E. Dixon.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / an engineering student.

During World War I, he enlisted when his father returned from War, and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 9th Squadron Royal Flying Corps.

On 21st October 1917, he was piloting a reconnaissance aircraft when he was hit by enemy aircraft. He returned to base wounded in the thigh and abdomen.

He died in the Casualty Clearing Station [25th October 1917] (aged 19).

He was buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VII F 39].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Dixon, Charles
[1808-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was a farmer & land agent [1851].

He married Mary Ann [1798-18??] from Shere Green, Yorkshire.

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [b 1833] who was a pupil at Misses Wall's School [1841]
  2. Alice [b 1834] who was a pupil at Misses Wall's School [1841]
  3. Charles [b 1837]
  4. Frances P [b 1839]
  5. John [b 1842]

The family lived at Meadow Hall Kimberworth, Yorkshire [1851]

Dixon, Charles R.
[1875-19??] Born in Penrith, Cumberland.

He was a chemist [1901]

He married Mary A [1876-19??] from Sowerby Bridge.

They lived at

Living with them [in 1901] were Charles's mother Mary Dixon [aged 54], and brother Vincent E. W. Dixon [aged 14]

Dixon, Rev Charles William
[19??-] Vicar of St Bartholomew's Church, Ripponden [1989-1994]

Dixon, Clement Arthur
[1885-1917] Son of John Thomas Dixon.

He was a member of St James [No 448] Masonic Lodge / an optician.

On 28th July 1910, he married Bertha Crowther [1884-19??] at United Methodist Church, Queens Road, Halifax.

Children:

  1. Muriel [b 1915]

The family lived at Rok Van, Trimmingham Lane, Halifax [1917].

During World War I, he enlisted [1916], and served as a Private with the 28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists Rifles)  London Regiment.

He was killed in action at Passchendaele [30th October 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [24th November 1917].

He was buried at Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref XVI C 20].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church, and on the Memorial at Halifax Freemasons

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £974 14/2d.

Administration was granted to his widow Bertha.

Bertha received a pension of £1 0/5d

per week.

In [Q2] 1920, she married John A. Hooley in Blackpool

Dixon, Daniel
[1815-1858] Of Brighouse.

On 21st November 1836, he married Elizabeth Pratt [1817-1849] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [1845-1846] who died aged 1 year
  2. Elizabeth Ann [1849-1870]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Dixon, Edgar
[1???-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park

Dixon, Edwin
[18??-1???] Son of Joseph Dixon.

Born in ??.

He was a mason, builder & brickmaker employing 178 men & 12 boys [1871] / a mason [1881].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child

The family lived at

  • Northowram [1871]
  • Northowram [lodging with his former neighbours 1881]

Living with them [in 1871] was Edwin's father Joseph Dixon

Dixon, Everett
[1886-19??] Son of Corronetta and Abraham Fitton Dixon.

He was a warehouseman [1901] / an employee of Mackintosh's.

During World War I, he was called up when war was declared and served for 3 years as a Gunner with the Regulars

Dixon, Florence
[18??-19??] A young girl in service with Mrs Cowgill of Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.

In December 1902, as she was cleaning a pair of kid gloves, she put the gloves on her hands and soaked them in turpentine, then held them near the fire to dry them. The gloves caught fire and she was badly burned. Miss Cowgill heard her screams and she was taken to Halifax Infirmary

Dixon, Frank
[1867-19??] Son of William Dixon, cloth finisher.

Born in Norland.

He was a teamer of Norland [1897] / a farmer [1901].

In 1897, he married Martha Muncaster [1877-19??] at Elland Parish Church.


Martha, of Sowerby Bridge, was born in Penshaw, Durham, the daughter of George Muncaster, miner
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Wallace [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • Lane Ends, Norland [1901]
  • 14 Triangle

Dixon, Frank Edward
[1902-1943] Son of Frances & Emmanuel George Dixon.

He married Frances Ellen.

They lived in Pellon.

During World War II, he served as a Staff Sergeant with the Military Provost Staff Corps.

He died 14th August 1943 (aged 41).

He was buried at Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt [Grave Ref 5 H 1]

Dixon, George Edward
[18??-19??] Of Sowerby Bridge. In April 1926, Halifax Police discovered £800 and the burnt remains of £150 notes at a house in Sowerby Bridge. The money was believed to be from a mailbag containing £2,000 in Treasury notes which disappeared from a train travelling between Bradford and Manchester on 2nd February.

On 26th April, Dixon and Edward Bull of Halifax - both carriage-washers on the L.M.S. Railway – were charged with stealing the mailbag. At the hearing, it was reported that the 2 men boarded the train at Halifax, went into the van and threw the bag out of the window. They got off the train at Sowerby Bridge and then went back to collect the bag

Dixon, Gibson
[18??-19??] Established the Gibson Dixon business as chemist and druggist at Corn Market, Halifax. He lived at 5a Clare Road, Halifax [1905]

Dixon, Gordon
[1922-1942] Son of Agnes & Gordon Dixon.

Born in Mytholmroyd.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Furious.

He was mentioned in despatches.

He was killed in action [8th November 1942] (aged 20).

He is (possibly) remembered on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire, on a memorial in St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Dixon, James
[1800-1851] He was a stone delver [1841].

In 1805, he married Ann.


Ann was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Luke [1825-2nd March 1877] who was a stone dresser [1851], a wallstone dresser [1871], & was buried with his father
  2. Mary [b 1827]
  3. Lydia [b 1830]
  4. Sarah [b 1832]
  5. Ann [b 1835]
  6. Joseph William [b 1836]
  7. Hannah [b 1843] who was a worsted winder [1871]

The family lived at

  • Town Street, Southowram [1841]
  • Toft Cottage, (near) Chapel Lane, Southowram [1871]

James died 14th January 1851 (aged 51).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-L18] with Arthur Dixon [1863-11th August 1870]. Details of Ann's death & burial place are not known

Dixon, James
[1823-1893] He was landlord of the Lane Ends, Wheatley [1861] / (possibly) landlord of the Friendly, Warley [1864] / landlord at Wheatley Croft [1871] / landlord of the Old Hand & Tankard, Wheatley [1874, 1881, 1887].

In 1848, he married Ann Heap [1823-1886].

The family lived at Quarry Road, Wheatley [1893].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1893

Dixon, James Matthias
[1823-1883] Minister at Elland Unitarian Chapel [1860-1866]. He was the last Minister at the chapel before it was superseded by Christ's Chapel, Elland.


Question: Could he be the same man as Rev J. D. Matthias?

 

Dixon, John Henry
[1852-1905] Born in Halifax.

He was a wire drawer [1869] / a thick wire drawer [1901].

On 7th August 1869, he married Mary Alice Horsfall [1853-1930] in Halifax.


Mary Alice was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harry [b 1870] who was a labourer wire drawer [1901]
  2. Sarah Hannah [b 1871]
  3. Eliza Jane [b 1875] who was a reeler worsted [1901]
  4. Caroline [b 1876]
  5. William [b 1878]
  6. Emma [b 1880] who was a twister worsted [1901]
  7. Lilly [b 1881] who was a winder worsted [1901]
  8. Lewis
  9. Ada [b 1887] who was a spinner worsted [1901]
  10. Edgar [1888-1954] who was a doffer cotton mill [1901]
  11. Ethel [b 1891]
  12. Florrie [b 1897]

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at 2 Fern Street, Halifax [1901].

John Henry died in 1905 (aged 53) 

Dixon, John Thomas
[1859-1936] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a master watchmaker [1891] / a watchmaker & jeweller [1911] / in business as a jeweller at St James's Road, Halifax [1917].

In [Q3] 1883, he married Mary Ann Burgin [1864-19??] in Halifax.


Mary Ann came from Foston, Lincolnshire
 

Children:

  1. Emmeline [1884-1958] who was an upholstress [1911]
  2. Clement Arthur
  3. Roland [1890-1901]

The family lived at

  • 22 St James's Road, Halifax [1891]
  • 6 St James's Road, Halifax [1911]

John Thomas & daughter Emmeline died in Blackpool

Dixon, John William
[1885-1967]

In [Q2] 1921, he married Emmie Denham in Halifax.


Emmie was the daughter of
William Denham
 

John William died 26th April 1967 (aged 82).

Emmie died 19th July 1990 (aged 98).

The couple were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-B24]

Dixon, John Wood
[1864-1927] Son of Sam Wood / Samuel Dixon.

After the death of his father [1887], John took over the family ire-drawing business and converted it to silk-spinning

Dixon, Jonathan
[19??-] Actor whose work has included the rôles of Darryl Morton in the ITV series Coronation Street [from 2006] and Matthew Humphries in the BBC TV series Grange Hill. He trained at Calderdale College

Dixon, Joseph
[18??-19??] Son of ??.

Born in ??.

He was a stone mason.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Edwin

In 1871, Joseph was living at Northowram with his son Edwin and family

Dixon, Joseph
[18??-19??] Quarry owner and stone merchant at Pinfold Quarries, Norland [1905]

Dixon, Joseph
[1820-1859] Born in Southowram.

He was a flag facer [1851].

He married Mary Ann [1822-1888].


Mary Ann was born in Southowram
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1846-30th May 1922] who was a damask weaver [1871], & married William Henry Roebuck
  2. Edwin [b 1848] who was a mechanic [1871], & was interred at Stoney Royd Cemetery
  3. Ellen [b 1855] who was a damask weaver [1871]
  4. William who died 23rd March 1859 (aged 1 year & 7 months) 
  5. child who died in infancy
  6. child who died in infancy
  7. child who died in infancy

Three children were interred at the Wesleyan Chapel.

The family lived at New Street, Southowram [1851].

Joseph died 11th March 1859 (aged 39) 

Mary Ann married Joseph Beaumont [1825-1???].

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-F13]

Dixon, Kalita
[1883-1916] Son of Corronetta and Abraham Fitton Dixon.

Born in Oldham.

He was a cotton piecer [1901] / a cotton spinner of 53 Alma Street, Halifax [1905] / employed at Dean Clough Mills / a cotton spinner [1911].

In 1905, he married Amy Baker at St James's Church, Halifax.


Amy of 50 Greenwood Street, Halifax, was born in Wakefield, the daughter of Arthur Baker
 

Children:

  1. Gilbert [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 6 Priestleys Court, Halifax [1911]
  • 2 Trooper Lane, Caddy Field [1916]

During World War I, he enlisted in March 1915, and served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was drafted to France [July 1915].

He was killed in France [26th March 1916].

He was buried at Spoilbank Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I M 21].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets. His brothers-in-law William Henry Baker & Harry Smith also died in the War

Dixon, Levi
[18??-1???] He was a carder.

In [Q2] 1852, he married Hannah Fitton in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Abraham Fitton

Dixon, Lewis
[1885-1917] Son of John Henry Dixon.

Born in Halifax.

He was a sanitary tube maker [1901] / a caretaker [1910] / caretaker at Boothtown Conservative Club [1911] / a tram conductor with Halifax Corporation Tramways [1915].

On 2nd October 1910, he married (1) Lily Firth [1886-1912] at St George's Church, Lee Mount.


Lily a warper of 17 Wheatley Lane, was born in Halifax, the daughter of John Firth, silk dresser.

She was a warper (worsted spinning) [1911]

 

Lily died in 1912 (aged 26).

In [Q4] 1915, he married (2) Eleanor Lambert [1883-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Eleanor, of Crow Point, Boothtown, Halifax, was born in Halifax, the daughter of John Lambert, engine driver
 

The family lived at

  • 2 Fern Street, Boothtown [before his marriage 1910]
  • 96 Boothtown Road [1910, 1911]
  • 6 Crow Point, Boothtown [1917]

During World War I, he enlisted [13th May 1916], and served as a Gunner with the 264th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He went to France [11th August 1916]. He was wounded and hospitalised in Warrington. He returned to France [8th February 1917].

He was killed in action (shot through the heart) [22nd April 1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [12th May 1917].

He was buried at Lebucquière Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I C 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Boothtown Conservative Club

Dixon, Lydia
[1828-1???] Of Southowram.

In July 1877, she brought an action for breach of promise of marriage against William Brearley, a currier at Southowram. Brearley had proposed to Miss Dixon in 1845, 32 years earlier. In May 1877, he married

the widow of a substantial butcher in the neighbourhood

The jury awarded Miss Dixon £250 damages

Dixon, Robin
[19??-] Mayor of Hebden Royd [2010-2011]

Dixon, Roland
[1888-19??] Or Rowland.

Son of Corronetta and Abraham Fitton Dixon.

He was a worsted doffer [1901] / a general labourer (machine tools works) [1911] / a clerk in Barnsley.

During World War I, he was a reservist and went into active service with the first contingents. He served as a Bombardier

Dixon, Sam Smith

Dixon, Samuel
[1836-1887] Illegitimate son of Elizabeth Dixon & John Wood.

Born 3rd April 1836.

He was baptised Sam Smith Dixon at St Matthew's Church, Rastrick [3rd June 1836].

On 4th November 1838, Elizabeth married John Wood.

He was a wire drawer [1861] / a wire drawer (master) [1871] / a wire manufacturer employing 60 men & 13 boys [1881].

On 7th May 1860, he married Elizabeth Crosland [1839-1908] at St Peter's, Birstall.


Elizabeth came from Fixby
 

Children:

  1. John Wood
  2. Fred Wood [1866-1931]
  3. Emily Wood Dixon [1868-1947]
  4. Annie Wood Dixon [1870-1944] who married Abraham Haigh
  5. Sam Wood [b 1870]
  6. Lucy Wood Dixon [1875-1939]


John, Emily, Annie & Lucy were baptised at St Martin's, Brighouse, and were given the names Wood Dixon.

At some point, Sam changed his name and was known as Sam Wood

Most of his children were baptised Wood Dixon but some of them dropped the Dixon surname.

Sam Smith Dixon's will & burial record are in the name Wood, but a note on his burial record states his proper name was Sam Dixon so he may not have legally changed his name

 

The family lived at

  • Russel Building, Brighouse [1861]
  • 24 Bradford Road, Brighouse [1871, 1881]

He died 7th May 1887.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £12,783 1/8d. Probate was granted to his widow Elizabeth

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse: Sam [11th May 1887] in the same grave as his mother & stepfather. Elizabeth [6th August 1908].

His son John took over the family business and converted it to silk spinning.

On 22nd June 1911, their children placed 2 screens in Brighouse Parish Church in memory of their parents

Dixon, Thomas Scarf
[1???-1???] Letter-press printer and lithographer at Delph Street and Lister Lane, Halifax.

In December 1888, he filed for bankruptcy

Dixon, W.
[18??-19??] Commercial traveller at Halifax.

In August 1878, he was declared bankrupt

Dixon, William
[17??-17??] Hatter in Northowram [1770]

Dixon, William
[1798-1851] He was

He married Sarah [1800-1875].


Sarah was possibly the daughter of Hannah [1776-18??] & Thomas Schofield [1776-18??], farmer, with whom the Dixon family were living at Sunney Bank, Southowram [1841]
 

Children:

  1. Jennet [1824-19th February 1832]
  2. Maria [b 1828]
  3. Emma [b 1831]
  4. John [b 1835]
  5. Aquila [1838-16th December 1843]

The family lived at

William died 15th August 1851 (aged 53).

Sarah died 5th April 1875 (aged 75).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: F-C31]

Dixon, William
[18??-18??] In 1852, he published
The Thinking Man's Friend, or a Series of Religious and Metaphysical Dialogues designed on a confutation of Infidelity, and to furnish motives to moral, religious and intellectual experience

Dixon, Rev William
[1844-1896] Wesleyan minister at Elland.

He died very suddenly on 13th May 1896 only a few months before he was to be transferred to Ilkley

Dixon, William
[1898-1917] Son of Frank Dixon.

Born in Norland.

He was a member of Triangle Wesleyan Methodist Church / employed by William Morris & Sons Limited at Stansfield Mill, Triangle.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [30th August 1916], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He trained at Catterick before going out to France [21st February 1917].

He was killed in action [29th April 1917] (aged 19).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4 & 5], on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church, on Triangle War Memorial, on the Memorial at Triangle Wesleyan Methodist Church, and on the Triangle Roll of Honour

 

Dixon surname
A variant of the surname Dickson

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

A patronymic surname meaning son of Dick, the shortened form of Richard.

There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Dixon, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Dixon:


Baptism 1826; Marriages 1883, 1892, 1898, 1911, 1950; Death 1900
 



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