|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1860|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1952|
Los Angeles County
Drusilla was born in 1858, but in later years this was reported as 1860. The census records all report her birthplace as Missouri, but her family spent little time there. Normally they lived in Hancock county, in the West Virginia panhandle, or across the border in Pennsylvania.
Drusilla's father was Gibson Morehead, who was the son of Alexander M. Morehead (94695973) and Nancy Agness (Gibson) Morehead (37539334).
Her mother was Mary, the daughter of John Cameron and Rebecca (Swearingen) Cameron (23275588), who lived in Hancock county, (West) Virginia, and in Beaver county, PA.
Drusilla's mother Mary and her sister Ellenora died before 1860. In 1862 her father Gibson married his cousin Romana Jane Morehead, called "Minnie." She was the daughter of James G. Morehead and Drusilla Edgington Witherspoon. They had two more children, Jesse and Romana, but neither lived more than a year. In 1867 Drusilla's step-mother Romana died, and sometime between 1863 and 1870 her father Gibson died.
This left Drusilla without parents or siblings. She went to live with her grandfather Alexander Morehead in Steubenville, Ohio, where she is found in the 1870 census. After Alexander died in 1873, Drusilla, nicknamed "Drusie," went to live with her father's sister, Mary Jane (Morehead) Cameron, in Carrollton, Carroll, Ohio. She is found there in the 1880 census. Not long afterwards she must have traveled to Kansas, most likely to stay with her grandmother Drusilla Witherspoon Morehead and her uncle Washington Morehead, along with her cousins Clemmie and Lissie Gross, who had just come there to live. In any case, she met Levi Dickeson, who had come to Kansas from Iowa to live with his brother's family and work as a music teacher. They were married about 1884 and left Kansas, apparently before the 1885 state census.
According to the Chicago city directories for 1889 through 1898, Levi lived and worked in Chicago as a piano tuner, and Drusilla was presumably with him. The 1900 U.S. census shows they had moved to Los Angeles, where Levi was again working as a piano tuner. Subsequent records show the same.
Levi and Drusilla had no children. In 1938 Levi died. In 1950 Drusilla moved into the Hollenbeck Palms retirement community, still in Los Angeles, where she lived until passing in 1952. She is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery.
Gibson Morehead (1833 - ____)
Levi W. Dickeson (1856 - 1938)*
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Los Angeles County
Plot: Lot 332, Grave – Div. C
Created by: Darrell Brown
Record added: Jan 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103026106