Edith Dixon

1876–1951 (Age 75)
Bootle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edith

When Edith Dixon was born in 1876, in Bootle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Dixon, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Eden, was 22. She married George Eastwood Thorton on 18 December 1898, in Elland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Rastrick, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Brighouse, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1939. She died in 1951, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

George Eastwood Thorton
Edith Dixon
Marriage: 18 December 1898
Sam Thornton
Ada Thornton
Hilda Thornton
Harold Thornton
Elsie Thornton
Florrie Thornton
Sarah Ann Thornton

Spouse and Children

18 December 1898
Elland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    Sam Thornton


    Ada Thornton


    Hilda Thornton


    Harold Thornton


    Elsie Thornton


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 2

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Age 8

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 25

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

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)

  • Edith Dixon in household of William Dixon, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Edith Dixon in household of William Dixon, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Edith Thornton in household of George E Thornton, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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