Leonard Henry Dickson

1850–30 June 1935 (Age 85)
Holbrook, Norwich, Oxford, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Leonard Henry

When Leonard Henry Dickson was born in 1850, in Holbrook, Norwich, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, his father, Joseph Knowlton Dickson Sr., was 42 and his mother, Jane Ann Thompson, was 39. He married Phoebe O'Bryan on 12 November 1879, in Nissouri, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Delray, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 June 1935, in Van Buren Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85.

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Leonard Henry Dickson
Phoebe O'Bryan
Marriage: 12 November 1879
Celia Blanche Dickson
Charles Alfred Dickson
Lelia M Dickson
Leonard Roy Dickson
Herbert Dickson
Eva Gertrude Dickson
Orpah May Dickson

Spouse and Children

12 November 1879
Nissouri, Oxford, Ontario, Canada


    Celia Blanche Dickson


    Charles Alfred Dickson


    Lelia M Dickson


    Leonard Roy Dickson


    Herbert Dickson


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World Events (8)

1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 18

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.

Age 19

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leonard H. Dickson in entry for Herbert Dickson, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Lenord H Dixon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leonard Dickson, "United States Census, 1920"

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