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George Edward Dixon & Family 1881 to 1900 & beyond?
« on: Friday 02 August 13 21:22 BST (UK) »

George Edward Dixon, bn 1850, Leeds married Ada Robinson in Crowle Lincolnshire in 1874, &  by 1881,all are in England in the census, George, Ada & son George Edward  are in Leeds with his sister, whilst son Horace, bn 1876 in Bournemouth & Cyril, bn 1880 in Bournemouth are in  Crowle with Adaís sister. Then they disappear but turn up in the 1900 Census for Chicago, USA , where in that census, George, now aged 50 states he left in England for USA in 1881. His son Horace, and George are mechanical engineers, George has a company called Dixon Steam Systems, 193, Canal Street, Chicago. I canít seem to find them in 1910, only that Horace, has altered his name to Horace Harcourt Dixon in 1907.

Anyone help at all-there seem many leads, but I am not sure at present which way to go?

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Re: George Edward Dixon & Family 1881 to 1900 & beyond?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 August 13 21:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Tom

This looks like son George in 1910:

1910: Pullman Apartments, Michigan Ave & Adams Street,  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
(he's one of many dwelling in the apartment complex - it looks like a fully serviced block, with a large contingent of Polish maids, servants, kitchen staff etc who all came to the U.S.btw circa 1903-0908! )
Lodger: George E DIXON  35, single, b England, parents b England, imm 1881, naturalised, Engineering Contractor.

I've seen many instances of English immigrants to the Americas sprouting middle name or initials they never had before!  Often the new middle name was a mms or similar from the family history.

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Re: George Edward Dixon & Family 1881 to 1900 & beyond?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 August 13 23:26 BST (UK) »
Ambly

I see that that record states that George like his father in the 1900 census was naturalised, which I understand was a voluntary process, are there any records of such processes for Illinois residents?

Yes Horace Harcourt Dixon, have you found him in 1910?

Tom

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Re: George Edward Dixon & Family 1881 to 1900 & beyond?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 August 13 23:30 BST (UK) »
TRAVEL 1905:  SS Cedric. Arrived New York 11th Jun 1905,  out of Liverpool 2nd June 1905.
Horace Harcourt,  DIXON  29, single, Engineer, English
Last Residence Surrey, Has last been in US before, in 1905
Travelling with:
Emily DIXON 38, married, Last Residence: Harrogate, Never Before in US
Both of them:
Destination: Chicago, going to: G E DIXON, Pullman Buildings, Chicago

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
1906: DIXON, Horace Harcourt
Received 1 Aug 1906, Mechanical Engineer, 13 years in Total
President, Dixon Steam System Company 169, S Canal Street, Chicago, Ill. US America
88 St James Street, London, SW
Age 31, born 31 August 1876, Bournemouth
Education: 8 years in an American Grammar School, Chicago Athenaeum, then Law Dept, Lake Forest University
Apprenticeship 1893-96 with G.E. Dixon & Co, Chicago, practical Steam fitting & ventilation
Career:
3 years 1896-99 in Drawing room at Geo. E Dixon & Co designing Apparata under the personal instruction of the late Mr Geo. E DIXON
7 years from 1999 to present: various, planning & reporting on alterations and new builds in various plants, US.. Had charge of all Foreman &  men on varied apparata in buildings & factories.
Also: Since June 1904 - Partner in Geo. E Dixon & Co. Presently President & Treasurer of Dixon Steam System Co Ltd.
Also: Principal in Messrs Dixon & Heydorn, Chemical Merchants, 20 St Dunstan's Hill London & at Barking Essex.
Also: Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers

1907:  DIXON Horace Harcourt (change of name notified 8 July 1907)*
President, Dixon Steam System Company
169, S Canal Street, Chicago, Illinois, US
DoB:  31 Aug 1876
Elected: 14 Dec 1906, Associate Member, Nr 1399
Resigned 26 Nov 1907, Paid 1907

Note: In these records he is not registered as Harcourt-Dixon (surname), but as Horace Harcourt, (first names) .  In the 1907 record, the name Harcourt has been crossed out in red and above it written in red, "change of name notified 8 July 1907"

The 1906 record, also indicates his father is by that time deceased.

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Re: George Edward Dixon & Family 1881 to 1900 & beyond?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 August 13 23:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Tom, haven't found Horace in 1910 - but I hadn't looked, as I thought you had him  ;D

He seems to have dissolved a business partnership in 1920-21
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32216/pages/1004/page.pdf


And is he this same man with a Navy Career?  the dob is 2 years & 1 day out!
Horace HARCOURT-DIXON
1911: Arrived in UK, Liverpool on 24 Jan 1911 Lusitania
1918: Resident: 11 Beechcroft Mansions, Hopton Road, Wandsworth SW16
1914-1919: UK Navy Lists  (In 1919, was Acting Lt-Commander, Crystal Palace)

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7278674
Horace Harcourt-Dixon,  Sub Lieutenant or Lieutenant, born 30 August 1878
Date Range is: 1914-1920

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1438529
Wrote a letter to a Newspaper in 1919, signed as:
H. Harcourt Dixon, Lt.-Commander. Gallipoli, R.N. Depot, Crystal. Palace

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Re: George Edward Dixon & Family 1881 to 1900 & beyond?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 August 13 23:37 BST (UK) »
There was a George Edward Dixon naturalized in 1896 in Cook County [Chicago].  No details.

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Re: George Edward Dixon & Family 1881 to 1900 & beyond?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 August 13 23:49 BST (UK) »
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/home.html
Illinois State Archives

The pre 1916 index Death, has a George E DIXON, 26 June 1904, age 53, Cook County.
There is also an Ada T DIXON, exact same date, age 49.

I wonder if there was an  accident of some sort?

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Re: George Edward Dixon & Family 1881 to 1900 & beyond?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 03 August 13 00:17 BST (UK) »
It was an automobile accident, per an article here:  http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1904-06-27/ed-1/seq-1.pdf

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Re: George Edward Dixon & Family 1881 to 1900 & beyond?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 03 August 13 09:50 BST (UK) »
That's some family history, the auto accident in 1904, reported in the New York Tribune, good clue in it where it states that George E Dixon came to Chicago via Cincinnati. Any free US newspaper websites to look up the accident in a Chicago newspaper-there may be some more information in it. Thanks for all that typing about the company in Chicago and Horace Harcourt Dixon in it and his educational qualifications. Lots to look for there.

Tom