MRS. LIZZIE DIXON, nee Haub, a highly respected lady of Walton township, Labette county, Kansas, esteemed for her benevolent disposition and her many amiable traits of character, is the widow of the late Edward Dixon, whose death took place December 15, 1900.
Edward Dixon was born, in 1843, at White Pigeon, Michigan, where he spent his boyhood, and prepared himself for the struggle of life. He learned the trade of a miller and followed that calling during his early manhood. In 1864 he left Michigan and was located for several years in Seymour, Indiana, where he and his brother-in-law conducted a hotel, and met with a fair degree of success. He conceived the idea of going west where as a young man his advantages would be greater. In 1869 he located upon the northeast quarter of section 4, Walton township, having been favorably impressed with the land in Labette county. This is the farm which is the present home of Mrs. Dixon, and the place where her lamented husband passed his last days.
Mrs. Dixon is a native of England. She is a daughter of Conrad and Margaret (Young) Haub, both of whom were burn in Germany, - the former in 1819, and the latter in 1821. While still a young man, Mr. Haub went to England, and in 1849 came to America with his family, and located in Seymour, Indiana. Six children were born to him and his wife, as follows: Conrad; Lizzie; John; Louisa and Philip, deceased; and Annie.
Lizzie Haub accompanied her parents to America, and located in Seymour, Indiana, which continued to be her home until 1870, when she joined her husband in the journey to Kansas. Four children blessed her union with Edward Dixon, namely: George; Edward; Anna L.; and Arthur. The eldest is a prominent farmer in Neosho county, Kansas. Edward, the second son, conducts the home farm for his mother, carries on general farming, and also raises some cattle. Surrounded by her children, Mrs. Dixon is spending her declining years amid the familiar scenes which have witnessed her many years of unselfish endeavor. She is provided with every comfort, and the burden of former days has been lifted from her, and now rests upon the shoulders of her offspring, who delight to do her honor.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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