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The Dixon Family

John Dixon

  b. c. 1850 (51 in the 1901 census) in Sunderland, Co Durham. Was a joiner in an iron works factory living in Orchard Street, Birtley, in 1901 census. Picture. Lived at Orchard Street Cottage, Birtley in 1881. Buried at Birtley churchyard. Thereís a sort of family plot there. Used to cut the grass of his own grave!
 

Married

 
*** Jane Archbold ***   b. 13.04.1856
  They had Family picture can be found here
Alice   b. abt 1875/6 at Birtley
Annie Mary   b. abt 1875/6 at Craster d. Abt 1932. Staying with her Grandmother, Alice Archbold in 1891 census
*** Elizabeth Jane ***   b. 09.07.1879. D. 1963 b. Birtley
Margaret (Maggie)   b. 1881/1882 d. 1919-1920 aged 39. Never married. Buried at Birtley churchyard. Her picture is here
Ethel   b. abt 1889. D. 1960s. Aged 11 in the 1901 census. B. Birtley
Henry (Harry) A   b. 1877/8s Birtley d. 1950s.

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Alice Dixon   b. abt 1875/76 at Birtley
  Married  
Tom Gaynor    
  They had  
Alice   d. 1975-79. She married Oliver Thompson. They had two children a boy and a girl.Oliver was a shipís broker. He took the name Gaynor Thompson on marrying Alice so the name of Gaynor wouldnít die out.
Jack   b. c. 1900. D. C. 1918. He was killed when his motorcycle collided with a horse and cart.
Nora   b. 1908 d. 1958. Married Robert Baxter. His father and grandfather had a transport business. They lived initially in Birtley and then moved to Sedgley. They had a daughter, Maureen born in 1934. She married and they adopted a boy and a girl as Maureen was unable to have children due to contracting peritonitis as some point.

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Ethel Dixon   b. abt 1889. D. 1960s. Aged 11 in the 1901 census. B. Birtley
  Married  
Henry (Harry) Baddiley   He was a painter and paper hanger. Moved to Melborne, Derbyshire. Died in 1953
  They had  
Henry (Harry)   b. c. 1910. D. 1970. He married Winifred Toone who came from a market gardening family. Itís believed they had three children
  A dental mechanic. Lived in Ockbrook, Derbys. He married and had a couple of children
Peggy   Died aged 40
Maisy (May)   Married John Mussen, a farmer. Lived near Willington. They had two children.
John   He was a carpenter who made coffins. Believed to had married and had a son.
Alice   Married a Mick (?) who was a farm labourer. Believed to have had around five children

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Annie Mary Dixon   b. abt 1875/6 at Craster d. Abt 1932. Died of cancer
  They lived in Birtley and had two children. Jennie, and Jack (John). He was born around 1907 and married Phyllis Her father was the landlord of the Bluebell pub in Melbourne. They retired to Warkworth. Believed to have had a son. Jennie died of pneumonia
Jack (John) Dodds   He was a labourer making roads. Was killed in an accident whilst working

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Henry (Harry) A Dixon   b. 1877/8s Birtley d. 1950s. He was a shipbuilder who worked on the second Lusitania. He may have worked on the first Mauritania
  Married  
Bella    
  They had  
Isabella   b. abt 1907. Married Mr Hare. They had at least one girl. Lived around Wallsend area of Newcastle
Doris   b. abt 1909

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