Mary Lou Minton was born December 5, 1864 in Nelsonville, Texas to Samuel Andrew Minton and Martha Ann (Miller) Minton.
Mary Lou married Edward Davidson Dixon on March 10, 1886 in Austin County, Texas. They moved to Sunnyside, Texas about 1888. Edward built and operated what was probably the first large public cotton gin in Waller County, Texas.
The family was living in Sunnyside when the 1900 Galveston hurricane came through the area. In 1906, the Dixons sold their Sunnyside property and moved to Hempstead. They lived there while looking for another place to live. Edward visited a friend in Wall, Texas and stayed to run the cotton gin in 1906. He bought a farm northeast of Wall and leased it before returning home. In 1909, the Dixons moved to Tom Green County. The 3 daughters and youngest son rode the train, while 3 boys bunked in the boxcar and tended to the livestock.
While living in Sunnyside, Mary Lou worked with the doctor. After moving to Wall, she also found time to help the doctor deliver babies and spent many days caring for the sick.
The Dixons had 9 children, four girls, Mary, Juanita, Antoinette, Eddie Lou; and five boys, Reginald, Lee, Minton, Ernest, and Ellis Browning. Mary died as an infant or child according to the family Bible.
Sources: Family member recollections and "Tom Green County, Chronicles of Our Heritage", Vol. 2, pp. 116-117.
Samuel Andrew Minton (1841 - 1899)
Martha Ann Miller Minton (1838 - 1927)
Edward Davidson Dixon (1856 - 1938)*
Reginald Edward Dixon (1887 - 1975)*
Lee Orman Dixon (1889 - 1972)*
Minton Homer Dixon (1891 - 1972)*
Ernest Dixon (1894 - 1974)*
Juanita Edith Dixon Howard (1896 - 1980)*
Antoinette Marie Dixon Feist (1899 - 1988)*
Eddie Lou Dixon Becker (1902 - 1972)*
Ellis Browning Dixon (1907 - 1998)*
Virginia Ann Minton Bradley (1862 - 1959)*
Mary Lou Minton Dixon (1864 - 1942)
William Alfred Minton (1866 - 1941)*
Henrietta America Minton (1868 - 1869)*
Frances Jane Minton Browning (1870 - 1943)*
Tom Green County
Plot: Blk 84, lot 14, row, plot, spc
Maintained by: Caroline Feist
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Record added: Jan 05, 2011
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