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Dixon Officer
« on: Friday 08 March 19 08:18 GMT (UK) »
Dixon Officer (1863-1944) was born in Ireland to parents James Officer and Mary Jane Dixon, who married in 1855 in Shankill, Belfast. He moved with his parents to Pendleton, Lancashire and married Sarah Jane Ireland in Bradford in November 1883; they had 4 daughters. I have pinpointed Dixon and his family in the England census' 1881-1939.

Dixon had a brother, Robert, born 16 March 1872, in Pendleton. Their father, James Officer, died around this time, although I can't conclusively pinpoint his death, and his widow, Mary Jane, remarried to Patrick Smith in Pendleton in July 1877.

Does anyone have any information at all on the father, James Officer?  Thank you.
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Re: Dixon Officer
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 March 19 08:45 GMT (UK) »
The 1872 birth:
OFFICER, ROBERT       DIXON   1872  J Quarter in SALFORD  Volume 08D  Page 10

the 1881 census:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27P-7C7C

The 1883 marriage in Bradford (the Lancashire one)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNRP-6WY

What occupation did the father James Officer have?
was there any indicator of age/occupation at the 1855 marriage?
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Re: Dixon Officer
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 March 19 09:07 GMT (UK) »
Dixon and Sarah's photos appeared in the Manchester Evening News, 17 Nov 1943, under the heading "Their 50th Wedding Day" - this was quickly corrected in the 19 Nov edition under the heading "Diamond Wedding".
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Re: Dixon Officer
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 March 19 15:18 GMT (UK) »
from Robert's baptism in 1872, father James was a spinner

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Re: Dixon Officer
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 March 19 00:30 GMT (UK) »
Thank you everyone, particularly for the heads-up re the newspaper entries,  hanes teulu.
Yes, James was a spinner, and no, there was no age information on his marriage record.
It is his birth/baptism and death that I am trying to pin down, but I realise it might be impossible :(
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Re: Dixon Officer
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 March 19 03:58 GMT (UK) »

Dixon had a brother, Robert, born 16 March 1872, in Pendleton. Their father, James Officer, died around this time, although I can't conclusively pinpoint his death, and his widow, Mary Jane, remarried to Patrick Smith in Pendleton in July 1877.
Do you have any potentials for his death registration? Index to deaths should state age, although it may not be accurate. Have you searched death registrations for England and Ireland?
Were the family not on 1871 English census?
What religious denomination were they?

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Re: Dixon Officer
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 March 19 04:12 GMT (UK) »
Yes, James was a spinner, and no, there was no age information on his marriage record.
Was the marriage record a certificate from Irish civil registration of marriage or a church register?
Civil registration of marriage began 1845 in Ireland but not until 1864 for marriages in Catholic churches.
Does it say James was full age?
Does it name parents and abode?
Were there any more children born between Dixon and the family moving to England? Was Dixon definitely born in 1863? Any children before Dixon?

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Re: Dixon Officer
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 09 March 19 04:58 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if this Jamesís age has been incorrectly indexed?

Deaths Jun 1875   (>99%)
Officer    James    13    Salford    8d   1    
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Re: Dixon Officer
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 09 March 19 08:23 GMT (UK) »
Dixon and his wife had 7 children one deceased by 1911
daughters Bertha 26, Lillian 22, Mabel 17, Elsie 14, Irene 10 still living at home