David Dickson

28 January 1817–11 August 1903 (Age 86)
Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of David

When David Dickson was born on 28 January 1817, in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, John Dickson, was 35 and his mother, Mary Henderson, was 31. He married Nancy Stevens on 27 June 1837, in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 11 August 1903, in Riverside, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

David Dickson
Nancy Stevens
Marriage: 27 June 1837
Mary Hennreta Dickson
David M. Dickson
William W. Dickson
Lucy L Dickson
Edward Deseret Dickson
George Warren Dickson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1837Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 12
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 31
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Dick + son.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • David Dickson in entry for George W Dickson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • David Dickson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • David Dickson, "Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858"

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