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Joseph Cabell Dixon

Birth
Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 6 Nov 1920 (aged 71)
Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section #7, Lot #406 Space #7
Memorial ID 57483550 · View Source
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Fourth son of Archibald Dixon, was born in the town of
Henderson on the twenty-fifth day of December, 1848. At an early age he
was sent to the best private schools the town afforded, and subsequently in
1863 and '64, to the Sayer Institute at Frankfort, Kentucky. Being born of
a bright, quick mind, he learned easily and rapidly - so much so, that he
soon prepared himself to enter the university of Virginia, where he studied
law and fitted himself for its practice. Returning to his home, he was
licensed to practice, but owing to bad health and, perhaps, a taste for a
life more congenial, he has never sought clients or attempted to practice a
profession he had learned so well. Our subject inherited a goodly portion
of his father's quick and fiery intellect, and, doubtless, would have made
a leading practitioner had he fancied the life. At the death of his
father, he inherited a large and very valuable landed estate, comprising
four hundred and eighty-six acres, four hundred and forty-five of which is
cleared and in a high state of cultivation. Upon this land he farmed until
a few years since; finding that life incompatible to both health and
comfort, he removed into the city. On the fourth day of December, 1874, Mr.
Dixon was married to Miss Lucie Henderson Alves, granddaughter of James
Alves and great granddaughter of Walter Alves, one of the signers of the
ordinance establishing the town of Henderson. Mrs. Dixon is a lady of
excellent domestic judgment, very popular and in every way fitted to adorn
her husband's home. They have had five children, three of whom are living;
James Alves, Susie Reeve and Maria Davis. Mr. Dixon in politics is a
strong, uncompromising and unflinching Democrat, and in excited, hotly
contested elections, primary or general, he usually makes his influence
felt. He is a fine conversationalist and earnest worker. He is
warm-hearted, honest and sincere in his friendship, in fact, no man will go
further for a friend. He was raised a Presbyterian, but has never attached
himself to the church.


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  • Maintained by: Patricia Gallagher Campbell
  • Originally Created by: TheBlueJar
  • Added: 22 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57483550
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Cabell Dixon (25 Dec 1848–6 Nov 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57483550, citing Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Gallagher Campbell (contributor 47479403) .