Robert Dickson

9 July 1807–29 July 1885 (Age 78)
Onslow, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Dickson was born on 9 July 1807, in Onslow, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, John Dickson, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Moore, was 33. He married Hester Elvira Poole about 1844, in Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1845 and lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 29 July 1885, in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Robert Dickson
Lydia Virginia Snyder
Marriage: 1 June 1867
Lydia Conference Dickson
Robert Joseph Snyder Dickson
Charles T. S. Dickson
Mary Elizabeth Snyder Dickson
Amelia Snyder Dickson
Ida Foote Dickson
John Hyrum Cyrus Dickson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 16
    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 23
    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.

    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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    History of Robert Dickson

    Robert Dickson came from Scotland to Nova Scotia, and from there to New York. He was a well educated man, a school teacher (Master) by trade. He was a handsome man, well-dressed and wore a silk hat. H …

    Sources (28)

    • Robert Dickson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Robt in entry for Chas T S Dickson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Robert Dickson, "United States Census, 1880"

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