Earl Raymond Dixon

6 March 1899–8 September 1983 (Age 84)
Burchard, Pawnee, Nebraska Territory, United States

The Life of Earl Raymond

When Earl Raymond Dixon was born on 6 March 1899, in Burchard, Pawnee, Nebraska Territory, United States, his father, Oliver Whittaker Dixon, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Pearl Mackey, was 22. He married Mary Alice McCarn on 20 April 1921, in Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Arapahoe, Furnas, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 8 September 1983, in Laguna Hills, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lake Forest, Orange, California, United States.

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Earl Raymond Dixon
Mary Alice McCarn
Marriage: 20 April 1921
Maxine M Dixon

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20 April 1921
Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska, United States


    Maxine M Dixon


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 23

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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)

  • 1910 U.S. Census: (Arapahoe, Furnas Co, NE) Household of Oliver W. DIXON
  • 1900 U.S. Census: (Malvern, Mills Co, IA) Household of Oliver Dixon
  • Earl R Dixon, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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