Walter Dixon

31 May 1927–3 May 2003 (Age 75)
Letcher, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Walter

When Walter Dixon was born on 31 May 1927, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, his father, Ishmael W. Dixon, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Caudill, was 27. He died on 3 May 2003, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Piney Flats, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ishmael W. Dixon
Sarah Caudill
Lexter Dixon
Arnold Dixon
Leslie Dixon
Walter Dixon

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Caudill




World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 4

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Walter Dixon, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"
  • Walter Dixon, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Walter Dixon, "Find A Grave Index"

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