Elsie Beulah Dixon

10 September 1893–18 April 1975 (Age 81)
Biggsville, Henderson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Elsie Beulah

When Elsie Beulah Dixon was born on 10 September 1893, in Biggsville, Henderson, Illinois, United States, her father, Gideon Thomas Dixon, was 29 and her mother, Ida May Brimhall, was 25. She married George Stevens Thornton on 5 June 1920, in Illinois, United States. She lived in Rozetta Township, Henderson, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Oquawka, Henderson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. In 1920, at the age of 27, her occupation is listed as public school teacher. She died on 18 April 1975, in Roseville, Warren, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Rozetta, Henderson, Illinois, United States.

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George Stevens Thornton
1883–1963
Elsie Beulah Dixon
1893–1975
Marriage: 5 June 1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 June 1920
Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elsie Thornton in household of George Thornton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elsie Di*** in household of Gideon Di***, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsie B Thornton in household of George S Thornton, "United States Census, 1930"

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