Surname: Dillon

Biography of Rev. John J. Dillon

Since the 9th of December, 1915, Rev. John J. Dillon has been pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Baden, Missouri, where he has labored untiringly, his efforts being crowned with a most substantial measure of success. Father Dillon was ordained to the priesthood from St. John’s church in St. Louis on the 30th of May, 1885, Archbishop John J. Glennon officiating. More than a third of a century has passed since that time and throughout the entire period Father Dillon has been most consecrated to his work, his labors accomplishing splendid results. He went to Mexico, Missouri, as pastor of St. Brendan’s church on the 18th of June, 1899, and there remained until his present appointment. In the meantime, before going to Mexico and following his graduation from the Provencial Seminary at Milwaukee in 1885, he acted as assistant of St. John’s parish in St. Louis and then went to Valley Park, where he established a parish. While there he became ill and it was feared that pulmonary trouble would develop. It was through the influence and efforts of Father Phelan of St. Brendan’s church in Mexico that he became chaplain of the cemetery under Father Phelan and continued in that position until 1892, during which period he said the burial service for more than twenty thousand people. The open-air work greatly benefited his...

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Biography of N. G. Dillon

N. G. Dillon was born in Benton township, Daviess county, Missouri, January 27, 1845. His father, William Dillon, was born in Ohio, but removed to Illinois when quite young and in the year 1838 came to Missouri, and located about six -miles north of Pattonsburg: thus he stands entitled to the honor of being one of the first pioneers of Daviess county. His mother, Lydia Dillon, nee Poe, was born in Tennessee, but married William Dillon in Illinois, and shortly afterwards the young couple came to Missouri and located in this county and selected for themselves out of the then wilderness a tract of land which they have converted into a beautiful home and where they reared their family, the subject of this sketch being the eldest of the only two now living. His brother, Seth, who is a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church in Gentry county, being the other son. The mother died April 28, 1880, on the old homestead where she had lived for over forty years, and the father is still living and making his home with his children. The subject of our sketch was educated at Grand River College and there qualified himself for the profession of teaching and subsequently taught in this and Harrison county. On February 28th, 1868, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah E. Safer, a native of Illinois....

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Biography of William A. Dillon, M.D.

Dr. William A. Dillon, physician and surgeon of St. Louis, his native city, was born August 3, 1879, a son of Judge Daniel and Mary Jane (Fox) Dillon. The father was a native of Missouri, born at High Ridge and was a son of the late Philip Dillon, a native of County Clare, Ireland, who coming to America in early life, settled in Missouri and here devoted his attention to agriculture and stock raising. His son, Judge Dillon, was graduated from the Washington University in 1869 as a member of the first class to complete the law course. Before his college days were over, however, he bad rendered active military aid to the government, having enlisted in a Missouri regiment for service with the Union army during the Civil war. He served throughout the period of hostilities in defense of the Union and was wounded in one or two engagements. In politics he was always a stanch democrat and was very active and earnest in support of the principles which he deemed vital in matters of public welfare. He supported many interests of civic good and served for twelve years on the bench as circuit judge. In many ways he left the impress of his individuality and ability for good upon the history of the commonwealth. He was a devout Roman Catholic and very active in church circles and...

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Biographical Sketch of D. H. Dillon

D. H. Dillon, merchant, P. O. North Branch, was born in Keokuk County, Iowa, October 12, 1846. Enlisted in the United States army, in Company A, Forty-eighth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Came to Jewell County, Kan., in 1873, and took a homestead ten miles northwest of Burr Oak, in Walnut Township. In the spring of 1878 Mr. Dillon established himself in business, carrying a general stock of goods. He built a building in 1882, 22×40 feet, and has the same well filled with goods. He was appointed postmaster in May 1878, and named the office North Branch. With Malen Lamb, he has laid out a town, which they called after the post office. He was married in Warren County, Iowa, April 30, 1866, to Miss Emma...

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Biographical Sketch of James K. Dillon

Dillon, James K.; assistant general passenger agt. Pennsylvania R. R.; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 25, 1860; son of Levi and Eliza Ann Kelly Dillon; educated, common schools and High School, Pittsburgh, Pa.; married, Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 5, 1896, Edna Virginia Jack; one son, James Edward Dillon, born, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 29, 1904; entered R. R. service as clerk of Penn. R. R., at Pittsburgh, Oct. 1, 1879; stenographer, passenger dept., Penn. Co., 1881; district passenger agt. Penn. Lines, Pittsburgh, 1897; asst. General passenger agt., Penn. Co., Cleveland, since April 1, 1907; member F. A. M. and Elks, Chapter, K. O. T. M., and Knights Templar, S. A. R.; member Cleveland Athletic...

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Biography of William H. Dillon

WILLIAM H. DILLON. – Mr. Dillon, a pioneer of four states of our union, and a perfect example of the frontiersman, whose life story has been recounted in other pages also, was born in Kent county, Delaware, July 4, 1818. His parents were of English and Irish descent, and in 1823 moved west across the Alleghany Mountains to Ohio, then upon the very outposts of civilization. Eight years later they came on to Indiana, locating in Tippecanoe county on the Wabash. The desire, however, of owning and farming his own lands took possession of the elder Dillon, and he pulled up once more, crossing the Mississippi and taking a claim within the wholly uncultivated borders of Iowa. This was in 1837. William Dillon, the subject of our sketch, thus early learned the ins and outs of frontier life, and was deeply impressed with the purpose of being an independent land-owner. The death of his father in 1840, and his own marriage to Miss Harriet Hatten, the daughter of an old Kentuckian, imposed the necessity of hard labor and much economy; and, his health somewhat failing, he determined to come to the Pacific coast, where he understood that the climate was more favorable, and work less exacting. The journey was performed in 1847; and the usual vicissitudes of storms, stampedes, occasional lack of water and feed for animals, and the...

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