Edward Dixon

1824–1874 (Age 50)
Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Edward

When Edward Dixon was born in 1824, in Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, William Dixon, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Weldon, was 28. He married Eunice Lewis in 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871. He died in 1874, in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 50.

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Edward Dixon
Eunice Lewis
Marriage: 1848
Amasa Dixon
Mary Emma Dickson
Amelia A Dixon
Eunice Dixon

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Edwd. Dixon in entry for Arthur Meyers, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Edward in entry for William P. Keilor, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Edward in entry for William P Keilor, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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