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Frederic Kenneth Dixon
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1893
Blair
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1969
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Frederic Dixon's portrait, shown on the right, was painted by Norman Rockwell.

Obituary from the Salt Lake Tribune, June 9, 1969:

F. K. Dixon, Musician, Dies in S.L.

Frederic K. Dixon, 76, concert pianist and music teacher, died in a local hospital Saturday [June 7, 1969] about 5:31 p.m. of a heart ailment.

He played with many of the major symphonies in the United States, including the Utah Symphony [Maurice Abravanel, conductor].

A professor of music at the University of Utah, Weber State College and the McCune School of Music and Art, he recorded for Ampico Co.

[An Ampico piano roll of Dixon playing Edward MacDowell's Czardas and Shadow Dance can be heard on YouTube.]

Mr. Dixon studied music under Rafael Joseffy and Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler and was selected one of America's most talented pianists by the Chaminade Women's Chorus of Brooklyn, N.Y.

A former Ogden resident, he resided in Salt Lake City for the past 25 years.

He was a supporter of the Salt Lake Humane Society and Boys Town, Neb.

Born Feb. 17, 1893, in Blair, Neb., he was a son of Asa and Alice MacManagle [sic, McManigal] Dixon. He married Ann[e E.] Stevenson in New York. [The obituary is in error here; Frederic and Anne were married on Aug 1, 1913 in Blair, Nebraska.] Mrs. Dixon died. [The obituary is also in error here; Mrs. Dixon was living in New Jersey at the time of her husband's death.]

He resided at 273 N. State with Elmer J. Aaron, a longtime friend.

Survivors include two nephews and three nieces, Randall Miller, Corona Del Mar, Calif.; Evander Dixon, Los Angeles; Mrs. Lois Richards, Newport Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Dawn Ball, Omaha, Neb.; and Mrs. Dulcie Reynolds, California. [All of these relatives are now deceased.]

Funeral services will be Wednesday [June 11, 1969] at 10 a.m., [Larkin Mortuary], 260 E. South Temple, where friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to services. Cremation will follow at Shrine of Memories Mausoleum
 
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 Parents:
  Asa Little Dixon (1847 - 1937)
  Mary Alice McManigal Dixon (1849 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Anne Ethel Stevenson Dixon (1881 - 1969)
 
 Siblings:
  Ada L Dixon (1876 - 1876)*
  Asa Edgar Dixon (1877 - 1950)*
  Wallace Perry Dixon (1880 - 1942)*
  Frederic Kenneth Dixon (1893 - 1969)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Special thanks to Ann W. for the obituary.
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Cremation at Shrine of Memories Mausoleum, now known as Salt Lake Memorial Mausoleum and Mortuary. Also known as Garner Funeral Home and Salt Lake Mausoleum.
 
Created by: Bob
Record added: Sep 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76852750
Frederic Kenneth Dixon
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Frederic Kenneth Dixon
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Frederic Kenneth Dixon
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Your hometown of Blair is proud of you. May you enjoy music through eternity.
- MrsB
 Added: Jan. 11, 2017

- Sheila
 Added: Nov. 25, 2014
Thank you, Frederic, for your teaching and guidance. You taught me to be a musician.
- R.
 Added: Sep. 21, 2011
 
 
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