Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
JOSEPH G. DIXON, who lives about
one mile northwest from Lincoln postoffice, was born in Tennessee, on November
10, 1868, being the son of Joseph B. and Mary J. (Galarhar) Dixon, natives
of Tennessee. He was educated in the public schools of Arkansas whither
the family moved when he was young. Following the training of early
days, he gave himself to farming and for some time wrought for wages there.
In 1887, he came to Washington and was engaged in farming in different
localities. It was 1891 when he took a homestead where he now lives
and went to work to build a home. He added to this land by purchase
until he now owns three hundred and sixty acres, and has succeeded well
in making a comfortable home and so shaping his property that he receives
a fine annual income from it. Mr. Dixon has shown himself to be an
industrious and progressive man and by his wisdom and labors has gained
his good holdings. He has three brothers, Arthur, John G., and William
In 1897, Mr., Dixon married Miss Virginia
Fry. Her father, George W. Fry, was born in Missouri and moved to
Arkansas when a young man. Her mother, Pricilla (Dixon) Fry, was
born in Arkansas. To Mr. and Mrs. Dixon, two children have been born,
L. Lafayette and Lora E.