Georgia MYRTLE <I>Johnson</I> Dickson

Georgia MYRTLE Johnson Dickson

Platte County, Missouri, USA
Death 3 Mar 1970 (aged 83)
Centralia, Marion County, Illinois, USA
Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 125440585 · View Source
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Georgia MYRTLE Johnson was the fourth and last child of Daniel W. Johnson and Susan JANE Funderburk Yocam Johnson. She was born in Marshall Township, Platte County, Missouri. Her three siblings had died in infancy or early childhood and all are buried in the Yocam family cemetery near the Platte-Buchanan County line, at the edge of the Missouri River bluff. Myrtle's mother is also buried in the Yocam family cemetery; her father is buried just a few miles north in the Sugar Creek Cemetery - near Rushville, MO.

Myrtle's mother had been previously married (to George W. Yocam) and they had 12 children, ten of whom lived into adulthood.

She was only 11 when her mother died, and went to Trenton, Missouri to live with her older half-sister, Amanda Yocam McQueen. In Trenton, Myrtle met and married newspaper publisher Alvin Dickson in 1906. They had three children: Luther, Alvin Wallace and Carrie Winona. The two boys were born in Trenton and Alvin Wallace died of diphtheria there at age 4 in 1914. After his death, the family relocated to St. Joseph, Missouri.

Myrtle's husband, Alvin, died in 1958. She relocated to Centralia, Illinois, in 1964 and died there in March 1970. Her burial is in St. Joseph's Memorial Park Cemetery, with her husband, Alvin.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Georgia MYRTLE Johnson Dickson (13 Oct 1886–3 Mar 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125440585, citing Saint Joseph Memorial Park, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Bob Turpin (contributor 47219541) .