Dixon, Elwood J. – Obituary

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 to Ellensburg 55 years ago and he spent the rest of his life in this valley.

He spent the greater part of his life as a farmer. Later he carried mail on rural route No. 2. After retirement from the service he became night watchman at the Ortman Lumber company and at the Cabin Creek mill.

He was a member of the Methodist church from early young manhood, transferring to the Baptist church a quarter of a century ago.

He is survived by his widow, Melinda Bannister Dixon, to whom he was married on December 18, 1890, and by a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Erickson. A son, Elmer H. Dixon, preceded him in death last August and another son, Newell, died in infancy.

Also surviving are a granddaughter, Lois Erickson, two brothers, Joe Dixon of Portland and Frank Dixon of Seattle; a half-brother Archie Dixon of Centralia, and a half-sister, Mrs. Myrtle Eaden of Orting.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the Honeycutt chapel.



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Kittitas County, Washington Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 18 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois/dixon-elwood-j-obituary.htm - Last updated on Oct 29th, 2011


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