Obituary Record

William Edward (17th Ia Infantry) Dixon
Died on 9/7/1916
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Pilot 13 Sept 1916 William Dixon

Asa Dixon Sr. received word last Thursday evening of the death of his brother, William E. Dixon, which occurred at University Place near Lincoln after an extended illness. Mr. Dixon went down Friday and accompanied the body here Saturday morning. It was taken direct to the Blair Cemetery for burial.

William E. Dixon was born February 22, 1845 and moved to Monroe, Jasper County, Iowa with his parents when ten years of age. At the age of 17 years he enlisted in the 17th Iowa Infantry Co. Grand, served four years. He was taken prisoner at Tilton, Georgia, and was confined at the famous Andersonville prison six months. He returned to his home in Iowa after being discharged from the service.

Mr. Dixon was married to Sarah E. Young at Prairie City, Iowa, October 24, 1871. He moved to Nebraska and homesteaded in 1867 where he lived for several years. Later moving to Pender where he was active in founding of the town and was one of the substantial businessmen. Later he moved to Oxford, Nebraska, where he resided for a number of years. His last years were spent in a beautiful home at University Place to which he had retired several years ago.

He leaves to morn his loss his wife's two sons, J. A. Dixon of Arlington and C. J. Dixon of University Place; three daughters, Mrs. Ada Browning of Ogden, Utah; Mrs. C. E. Campbell of Dubuque, Iowa, and Mrs. Walter Jones of Grand Island; also five brothers, Asa Dixon, Sr. of Blair; George of Perry, Oklahoma; Earl of Blair; W. W. of Bethany, Nebraska, and S. S. of Arlington.

Printed in the Blair Pilot on 9/13/1916