Surname: Dickson

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Captain Stewart, G. M. D. No. 655, Lagrange District

Captain Stewart, G. M. D. No. 655, Lagrange District Adams, Absalom Adams, James M. Allums, Britton Amoss, James Barnes, William Bays, John R. Bays, Moses Bays, Nathaniel Boman, Isham Boman, Larkin Boman, Levi Boman, Robert Boman, William Brooks, Isaac R. Brooks, John Brooks, William Burson, Isaac C. Butler, Whitaker Cardwell, William Collum, James Crawley, Bird Crawley, Turner Culberson, David H. Culberson, James H. Culberson, Jeremiah C. Curry, James Daniel, James L. Daniel, William B. Day, Stephen Dennis, Peter Dickson, Thomas Dunn, Barney Ethredge, Bryant Ethridge, Zachariah Funderburk, Washington Furgison, Burrell Gibson, Churchill Gibson, William Glenn, James Gresham, Davis E. Grizzle, Kinchen Guyse, Joel Harbuck, Henry, Sr. Harbuck, Henry, Jr. Harbuck, William Hendon, Henry T. Hicks, Jacob Hicks, Littleberry Hicks, Nathaniel Holmes, Benjamin Holt, William Hopson, William Horton, Jeremiah Jackson, Thomas Jenkins, John Jenkins, Robert Jennings, Robert M. Johnson, Lewis Johnson, Mordecai Jones, Willie Keeth, James M. Kilgore, Robert Kilgore, William Kirkland, John Kolb, Jonathan Latimer, Samuel M. Layton, Thomas S. Lewis, Henry. Lipham, John McCullars, Andrew McPost, Lindsey Mays, James Mays, Robert Meadows, Simeon Meadows, Vincent Miller, John C. Mobley, William Moran, Jesse Moran, William J. Morgan, Wilson Norman, Jeremiah Pace, Noel Patterson, James Patterson, John, Jr. Patterson, Thomas Patterson, William Peppin, Noah Phipps, Thomas Poe, Gilbert Poe, Jonathan Poe, Solomon Post, John B. Post, Samuel B. Powers, James G. Redding, John Reeves, James Rigsby, Allen Rigsby, Eli Rigsby,...

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Slave Narrative of Uncle Willis Williams

Interviewer: Genevieve W. Chandler Person Interviewed: Willis Williams Location: Conway, South Carolina “When wuz I born? Born in August. When I wuz born been August. I wuz a man grown pulling boxes, (turpentine boxes) when the shake wuz. I know the very night the shake come——on a Wednesday night. I wuz on door step loosing my shoe string. There wuz more religion then than they is now. Praying and prayer meeting for a month. Everybody tend meeting. “I been with the Yankee. I kin tell you bout the Yankee. They come home there to Rock Creek when the war wuz breaking up and carried me to Fayetteville. (N.C.) Kept me with ’em till Johnson surrendered in Raleigh,——then they kept me in Goldsboro and took me on to Petersburg. After everything over they give me free transportation back home. Free on train back to Fayetteville. They had put all the Yankee clothes on me,——all the blue shirt, blue coat and bumps on the shoulder,—and when they start me home took all the Yankee clothes way from me. Put gray clothes on me and sent me back. I member they took me up in a way-up-yonder building—to Richmond. Couldn’t tell you the depth of it. Man on the ground looked like boy. “The man I belonged to been Mass John A. Williams. (Born on the Cape Fear.) I goes by Mass...

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Biography of John R. Dickson, M.D.

John Robinson Dickson, one of the leading surgeons in the Province of Ontario, and son of David and Isabella (Robinson)Dickson, was born in Dungannon, County of Tyrone, Ireland, November 15, 1819. David Dickson was a prominent merchant in Dungannon for many years. His oldest son, David Dickson, Jr., was Major of the 95th Regiment, and William Dickson, another son, was Surgeon in the British Navy for a long time. Our subject was educated at a Belfast Institution; read medicine with Dr. McLean, of Dungannon; came to Canada in 1837; attended lectures at the University of New York, and there received the degree of M.D., in 1842. His diploma was the first ever granted by the Medical Faculty of that Institution he being the senior alumnus. Twenty-one years later he received the same degree from Queen’s College, Kingston. In 1854 he assisted in forming the Medical School in Kingston, which afterwards became the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, for which, in 1866 he obtained the Charter, and of which he was appointed President, a position he still holds. He has also held the position of Professor of Surgery since the formation of the Medical School in 1854. The most of his large collection of anatomical casts he presented to the Royal College. Dr. Dickson became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London, in 1863, a member...

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Biography of James Dickson

James Dickson, registrar of the county of Huron, and a pioneer in the county, is a native of Roxburghshire, Scotland, and was born on the 26th of May, 1816. His father, Archibald Dickson, was the youngest son of Robert Dickson, farmer of Gladswood, near Dryburgh, on the River Tweed. His mother, Elizabeth Rutherford Turnbull, was the eldest daughter of James Turnbull, an enterprising and leading farmer in Teviotdale. Mr. Dickson, the subject of this sketch, was educated at the Jedburgh grammar school, and his education there was supplemented by one term at the Edinburgh University. In August, 1833, he with his father, came to what was then Upper Canada, now Ontario, and settled in the county of Huron. In the following year, his mother and the remaining members of the family, two brothers and five sisters, all younger than himself, also came to this country, and joined himself and his father in their wilderness home. On arriving in Huron, Mr. Dickson, senior, purchased from the Canada Company, three hundred acres of land in the township of McKillop, about two miles from where the flourishing town of Seaforth now stands. At that time the whole of the “Huron Tract,” excepting a few small clearings on the Huron and London roads, and in the township of Colborne, near Goderich, was an unbroken forest. Mr. Dickson father was the first actual settler...

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Biography of Hon. Walter H. Dickson

Walter Hamilton Dickson, Senator, was born at Niagara, January 4, 1806, being a son of Hon. William Dickson, a native of Dumfries, Scotland, and a member of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada, and Charlotte, nee Adlam, who was born in London, England. William Dickson died at Niagara, February 19, 1846. His father was a writer to the Signet, dying in Scotland. Mr. Dickson was educated in the Grammar School at Niagara, taught by Rev. John Burns; studied law with his elder brother, Hon. Robert Dickson; was called to the Bar at Hilary term, 1830; practiced four or five years at Dundas, County of Wentworth, and in 1836 returned to Niagara, discontinuing the practice of his profession. When a young man he was connected with the cavalry, commencing as Cornet and was Major at the time of the Rebellion of 1837-38. Colonel Dickson has been in public life almost constantly for nearly forty years. In 1840 he was returned to the District Council, serving in that body for four years; in 1844 was returned to Parliament, it being the first session of Lord Metcalf’s Parliament at Montreal; in 1848 was returned by acclamation, and in 1852 retired for Sir Francis Hincks. In 1854 our subject was called to the Legislative Council, in which he held a life seat until called to the Senate by Royal proclamation in May, 1867....

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Benton Dickson, M.D.

Thomas B. Dickson was born February 14, 1863, at Adairsville, Georgia, the third son of Thomas Dickson (a leading farmer and stock-raiser), and Tillie Stallings, daughter of Rev. Mr. Stallings, a Baptist minister, of Atlanta, Georgia. Thomas attended public schools until the age of twenty-one, moving from Georgia to Collinsville, Alabama, about 1875. While completing his education in Memphis, Tennessee, the subject of our sketch, determined to become a physician, and, attended the Memphis Hospital Medical College, in 1886. After practicing nearly three years in the State of Arkansas, Dr. Dickson came to Chelsea, Cherokee Nation, at the end of 1889, and is still located at that point. On March 25, 1891, he married Miss Cynthia Parrott, daughter of William Parrott, a prominent Cherokee during the War of the Rebellion. Mrs. Dickson’s mother was a Miss Carter, sister of John Carter, representative in the national council. Mrs. Dickson is a kind, gentle lady, as well as being refined and accomplished. Dr. Dickson is nearly six feet in height, and a man of fine, intellectual appearance; he is well educated, and, as a physician, has the confidence of his people; he is both generous and charitable, and therefore exceedingly popular. Dr. Dickson has 350 acres of farm, 175 of which is in a good state of cultivation; he also has four lots in Chelsea, and a small, but neat...

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Biography of H. R. Dickson

H. R. DICKSON. It seems impossible to think that where are now magnificent fields of corn and thrifty farms, less than half a century ago was a wilderness inhabited by wild animals and savages. Still stranger is it to think that we have in our midst one of those old settlers who spent his best energies in subduing the wilderness and bringing it to the state of perfection apparent to all. H. R. Dickson was born in Ashe County, N. C., July 31, 1824, and was the eldest of twelve children born to the marriage of William and Frances (Cross) Dickson, both natives of the Old North State. William Dickson was the son of Douglas Dickson and the grandson of Thomas Dickson, who was a native of Scotland and who came to this country at an early day. The latter settled in North Carolina, and there followed farming, as also did his sons, in Ashe County. There his death occurred. Douglas Dickson died in that county also. The father of our subject grew to manhood in North Carolina, and about 1856 came to Missouri locating on a farm in Reynolds County. He was a prominent man in the county, a leader in the Baptist Church, and an excellent citizen. Previous to coming to Missouri he was a resident of Scott County, Tennessee, for some time, and while there held...

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Dickson, Mary Ellen – Obituary

Mary Ellen Dickson, 73, of La Grande, died March 7 following an extended illness. Mary was born May 13,1934, in Atlanta, Kan., to Charles and Alma Cunningham. The family moved to Weiser, Idaho, where she attended school. She married Frank Dickson of Homedale, Idaho, on Aug. 3, 1952. Mary and Frank moved to Umatilla, where Frank was employed at the Army Ordnance Depot. Following this, the family moved to Kinzua in Wheeler County, then to La Grande, where Frank worked for Boise Cascade and Mary for Sprouse-Reitz for many years. Mary was devoted to her family and enjoyed activities that included her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank and her parents. Mary is survived by her son, Randy Dickson, and his wife Ann, of Meacham; daughter, Jean Atkinson, and her husband, Laine, of Ione, Calif.; daughter Debbie McCall of La Grande; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Kay Parton of Hood River and Mrs. Linda Carey of Lovelock, Nev., and a brother, Gerry Cunningham of Boise. By Mary’s request, there will be no services. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 22, 2008 Submitted by Dixie...

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