2251. John Sam DIXON was born in 1876 in Texas. He died in 1963 at the age of 87 in Cotton County, Oklahoma.
Living with his parents, age 26, in 1900, Hopkins Co, TX
J. S. Dixon married Tilda Welch, 24 Aug 1904, Hopkins Co, TX [Texas Marriages on FamilySearch, org]
1910 Census. Same location as his sister Birdie. Texas Twp, Comanche Co, OK, Hh 95
John S. Dixon, age 35, married 1 time for 5 years, b. TX, parents b. MO, farmer
Tillie M., wife, age 25, married twice, 3 children - 2 living, b. TN
John L., son, age 2 months, b. OK
James L. Welch, stepson, age 7, b. TX
12 Sep 1918 World War I Draft Registration
John Sam Dixon of Hope, Hempstead Co, AR was age 43, b. 10 Feb 1875. He was farming for Tom Duckett. Matilda Dixon was his nearest relative. Medium height, medium build, blue eyes and light hair.
Family trees at Ancestry have picked up a census record in McLeannan Co, Texas, that is NOT the same John S. Dixon:
1920 Census. Waco Ward 3, McLennan Co, TX, Hh 469
John S. Dixon, age 45, carpenter, frame houses, b. TX, parents b. TX
Ollie, wife, age 35, b. TX [wrong wife, born wrong place...]
John, son, age 11, b. TX
Here is John and Tillie in 1920 - Bodcaw Twp; Hempstead Co, AR, Hh 95
John Dixon, age 42, b. TX, parents b. TX, farmer
Matilda, wife, age 36, b. TN, parents b. TN
James, son, age 17, b. TX [James Welch, stepson]
John, son, age 9, b. OK
Arche, son, age 6, b. TX
Troy, son, age 2, b. Arkansas
1930 Census. Texas Twp, Cotton Co, OK [again where Birdie's family was] Hh 40
John S. Dixon, 55, married at age 28, b. TX, parents b. MO, farmer
Matilda L., wife, age 47, married 1st time at 16, b. TN as were her parents
Johnie, son, 20, b. OK
Archie R., son, age 17, b. TX
Troy D., son, age 12, b. AR
Raymon S., son, age 10, b. AR
Kelly, son, age 7, b. AR
1940 Census. Rock Creek, Stephens Co, OK, Hh 5
Lived in same place in 1935
J. S. Dixon, 65, b. TX, no occupation listed
Mitalda, wife, 57, b. TN
Kelly, son, age 16, b. AR
John S. Dixon buried Temple Masonic Cemetery, as is his sister Birdie. Born 1875, died 1963.
A Lyda M. Dixon is also buried at Temple Masonic. Is this Matilda L.? The age is right.
Born 1883, died 1951.
John Sam DIXON and Matilda "Tillie" WELCH were married on 24 August 1904 in Hopkins County, Texas. Matilda "Tillie" WELCH was born circa 1885 in Texas. She died in 1951 at the age of 66 in Cotton County, Oklahoma.
Tillie had been married before she married John Dixon - her first husband's surname was Welch. I have not found her first marriage record, or discovered her maiden name.