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Francis Charles Dixon

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Francis Charles Dixon (1860-1933)

1860 February 2nd. Born at Fort St. George, Madras, India, the son of Charles Joseph Morris Dixon and his wife Eliza Teape.

1871 Living at 4 Albion Villas, Lee, Kent: Eliza T. Dixon (age 46 Mddx.), Widow. With her five children; Francis C. Dixon (age 11 born Madras, India); Henrietta M Dixon (age 9 born Madras, India); Margaret E. Dixon (age 6 born Midnapore, India); Emma R. Dixon (age 5 born Midnapore, India); and Charles P. Dixon (age 4 born Kensington). Two servants.

1876-79 Studied at King's College, London

1879-81 Studied at the Royal Mining Academy, Frieburg

1882-83 Worked under Charles Douglas Fox on the Southport and Preston Railway

Assistant Engineer of the Gravesend Railway

1883-84 At Andrew Handyside and Co

1884 In business on own account

1886 Joined Institution of Civil Engineers

1891 Living at 55 Lee Park, Lee, London: Eliza T. Dixon (age 65 born London), Widow living on own means. With her daughter Margaret E. Dixon (age 36 born Midnapore, India); her son Frances C. Dixon (age 31 born Madras, India), Civil Engineer; her daughter Emma R. Dixon (age 25 born Midnapore, India); her son-in-law John Abbott (age 44 born Linslade, Bucks.), Civil Engineer; her daughter Henrietta M. Abbott (age 29 born Madras, India); and her grandsons Francis D. Abbott (age 4 born Blackheath) and John D. Abbott (age 2 born Blackheath). Four servants.[1]

1913 Married at Bombay to Ellen Theodora Fox

1933 January 3rd. Died at St. Leonards.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 Census