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
1807–1885
Lydia Virginia Snyder
1839–1922
Marriage: 1 June 1867
Lydia Conference Dickson
1868–1936
Dickson
1873–1880
Robert Joseph Snyder Dickson
1870–1870
Charles T. S. Dickson
1871–1871
Mary Elizabeth Snyder Dickson
1875–1933
Amelia Snyder Dickson
1878–1878
Ida Foote Dickson
1879–1920
John Hyrum Cyrus Dickson
1882–1895

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1823
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Dixson
    Dick
    Dixon

    Story Highlight

    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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