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143. William Haden DIXON was born on 11 September 1868 in Texas. He died on 1 May 1953 at the age of 84 in Rains County, Texas.

Marriage record:
W. H. Dixon to L R. Hendrix, 6 Jun 1895, Van Zandt Co, TX

1900 Census. Justice Prec 3, VanZandt Co, TX, Hh 317
William Dixson, b. Mar 1868, age 32, married 5 years, b. TX
Lizzie, wife, b. Dec 1873, age 26, 3 children but only 1 living
Walter, son, b. Feb 1899, age 1

1910 Census. Justice Precinct 8, VanZandt Co, TX, Hh 40
William H. Dixon, age 42, married once for 16 years, b. TX, parents b. MO
Lizzie R., 36, 6 children - 4 are living, b. TX, father b. SC, mother b. TX
Emma M., dau, 9. Fannie, dau, 6. Jesse, son 3. Unona, dau, age 1

1920 Census. Justice Prec 1, Rains Co, TX
Hh 340
William H. Dixon, age 52, b. TX parents, b. MO, farmer
Lizy, wife, 48
Emma, dau 18. Fannie, dau 15. Jesse, son 13. Winona, dau 11. Vera dau, age 9. Charlie, son 7. Fay, dau, age 3 years, 8 months.
William Edwards, hired hand, 42, widowed, b. TX

1930 Census. Prec 1, Rains co, TX, Hh 96
William H. Dixon, age 62, married at age 25, b. TX, parents b. MO
Lizzie, wife, 60, married at 23 [for about 37 years]
Jessie, son, 22.
Vera, dau, 18.
Charlie, son 16.
Fay, dau, 13
Hh 97
John L. Dixon, age 37, married at 27, b. TX
Lula, wife, 33, married at 23, b. AR
John, son 8. W. H., son 6. Margaret, dau 4. Lovada, dau, age unreadable
[this John L. Dixon born circa 1893, married about 1920, I cannot place - not a son of William & Lizzie - quite likely a cousin]

1940 Census. Rains, TX, Justice Prec 4, Hh 1
W. (Walter written in). H., age 72, b. TX, Farmer, lived in same house in 1935
Lizzie B., wife, 66. b. TX

Listed in the Death Certificates on, but this image not available. Died 1 May 1953. He was 84 years, 7 months, and 20 days old when he died. Father's name given as John Dixon. An image was available on an Ancestry Family Tree. He lived at Point - Rural, Rains Co., about 10 miles south of town. He was born 11 Sep 1868, Fannin Co, TX, and was widowed. William died of chronic myocarditis and senility. Jesse Dixon was the informant and gave William's father as John Dixon but had no information on his mother's name or their places of birth. Buried at Bright Star, VanZandt, Co.

Death Certificate for Elizabeth Dixon who died at Terrell, Kaufman Co, TX. She died at Holton-Johnston Hospital. Her Residence was Rt. 1, Point, Rains Co, TX. Born 16 Dec 1873, in Texas, and married. She died 6 Jun 1943, of intestinal obstruction. Father listed as Warren Hendrix, b. TX. Jess Dixon, of Point, TX, was the informant. Buried Wills Point, TX.

Here is Lizzie as a child. 1880 Census: Tarrant Co, TX, Hh 342
Warren D. Hendrick, age 28, farmer, b. NC, parents b. NC
Martha J., age 30, wife, b. TX, parents b. VA
Elisabeth R., age 6, dau, b. TX
Benjamin J., 4, son
Casandra C. age 3, dau
Samuel B., son, age 1

Texas Death Certificate #54447 for daughter Emma:
Emma Mae Mathis died of stroke on 8 Jul 1972, at the Medical Center Hospital in Tyler, Smith County, TX. She had lived in Tyler for 26 years, Route 12. Emma was born 29 Jun 1901 in Texas and age 71 at her death. She was widowed. Father was Billy Dixon, mother Elizabeth Hendrix. Mrs. Billy Walsh, daughter, was the informant. Buried on July 9th, Ash Cemetery, Henderson Co, TX

Texas Death Certificate #8868 for son Charlie.
Charlie William Dixon died of a heart attack on 28 Oct 1978 at Emory, Rains Co, TX - he lived 3 miles south of town. Born 17 Jan 1914 in Texas. Was a farmer, married. He served in World War II. Father's name, W. H. Dixon; mother Elizabeth Hendrix. Lewis Dixon, nephew, was the informant. Buried Bright Star Cemetery, Van Zandt Co TX on October 30th.

Texas Death Certificate for daughter Fay, #70299
Shirley Fay Ballard died of cardiac arrest and pneumonia, with alcoholism contributing, on 13 Oct 1969 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Dallas Co, TX. Her home was 2374 Fabens Road, Dallas. She was 53, born 1 May 1916 in Texas. The informant was husband Larkin S. Ballard. Her father listed as Wm. H. Dixon; mother, Elizabeth Hendrix. Buried on Oct 15th at Bright Star Cemetery at Wills Point, Van Zandt Co, TX.

William Haden DIXON and Elizabeth R. "Lizzie" HENDRIX were married on 6 June 1895 in Van Zandt County, Texas. Elizabeth R. "Lizzie" HENDRIX was born on 16 December 1873 in Texas. She died on 6 June 1943 at the age of 69 in Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas.