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Notes for Kitty Alice Brees Dix

The Family of Squire Whitaker Brees & Ellen M. Rutan

1875 State census Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota
S.W. Breese, age 40, NY/NY/NY
Helen M, age 32, NY/NY/NY
Linnie E. Breese, age 13, NY/NY/NY
S. L. Breese, age 11, OH/NY/NY
I. M., male, age 7, NY/NY/NY
Mary J., age 5, OH/NY/NY
Luther, age 3, OH/NY/NY
Kitie A., age 1, MI/NY/NY

1880 United States Census Orange, Douglas, Minnesota
Squire W. BREESE M Male 45 NY Farmer
Ellen M. BREESE M Female 37 NY
Linnie E. BREESE S Female 18 NY
Sylvester S. BREESE S Male 16 OH
Inman M. BREESE S Male 12 NY
Mary BREESE S Female 10 OH
Luther BREESE S Male 8 OH
Kittie A. BREESE S Female 6 MI

1885 state census Orange, Douglas Co., Minnesota
Betsy Jane Shear, age 12, b. WI, mother of foreign birth
Squire W. Brees, age 50, b. NY
Ellen, age 42, b. NY
Inman, age 17, b. NY
Mary, age 15, b. OH
Kitty, age 11, b. MI
Luther W., age 13, b. OH
Fred, age 3, b. MN

May 15, 1895 - Kitty Brees married Clark Dix

1895 state census Grey Eagle, Todd Co., Minnesota
Clark Dicks, age 21, b. WI, in state 14 yrs, 3 months; in district 14 yrs, 3 months, Farmer
Kittie Dicks, age 21, b. MI
Square Breece, age 60, b. NY, in state 20 yrs, 9 months; in district 7 yrs, 3 months, Farmer
Ellen Breece, age 52, b. NY
Sylvester Breece, age 31, b. OH, in state 20 yrs, 9 months; in district 7 yrs, 3 months, Laborer
Inman Breece, age 27, b. OH, in state 20 yrs, 9 months; in district 7 yrs, 3 months, Laborer
Luther Breece, age 23, b. OH, in state 20 yrs, 9 months; in district 7 yrs, 3 months, Laborer
Fred Breece, age 13, b. MN
Edward Watts, age 28, b. IA, in state 7 yrs, 3 months; in district 3 yrs, 2 months, Farmer
Mary Watts, age 25, b. OH
Merton Watts, age 1, b. MN
Floyd Watts, age 1/12, b. MN
Betty Shear, age 22, b. WI

1900 census Grey Eagle Twp., Todd Co., MN page 131
Edward Watts, head, Aug 1866, age 33, md 7 yrs, MN/IN/IA, Day laborer
Mary J., wife, Feb 1870, age 30, md 7 yrs, 4 births, 3 surviving, OH/NY/OH
Merton H., son, Jan 1894, age 6, MN/MN/OH
Earl F., son, May 1895, age 5, MN/MN/OH
Jesse H., son, Dec 1896, age 3, MN/MN/OH
Clark L. Dicks, head, Aug 1873, age 26, md 5 yrs, WI/OH/NY, Farmer
Kitty A., wife, Jan 1874, age 26, md 5 yrs, 0 children, MI/NY/OH
Inman M. Brees, brother-in-law, July 1867, age 32, single, NY/NY/OH, Day laborer

1910 census Grey Eagle, Todd Co., MN, page 100, sheet 4b
Clark Dix, head, Aug 1873, age 36, md 15 yrs, WI/PA/NY, Farmer
Kity, wife, Jan 1874, age 36, md 15 yrs, 1 birth, 1 surviving, MI/NY/NY
Leona, daughter, age 2, MN/WI/MI

1916 - Clark Dix died

1920 census Grey Eagle, Todd Co., MN, page 137, sheet 2a
Luther Brees, head, age 48, single, OH/NY/NJ, Farm owner
Kitty Dix, sister, age 45, widowed, MI/NY/NJ, house keeper
Leona, niece, age 12, MN/WI/MI

1930 census Grey Eagle, Todd Co., MN, page 108, sheet 2a
Luther Brees, head, age 58, single, OH/NY/NY, Farmer
Kitty Dix, sister, age 56, widowed, MI/NY/NY
Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: Kitty Alice Dix
Birth Date: 7 Jan 1874
Death Date: 1 Jul 1958
Death County: Hennepin
Mother's Maiden Name: Rutan
State file number: 023771
Certificate Number: 023771
Certificate Year: 1958
Record Number: 1373517

Buried Lakeview cemetery, Grey Eagle, MN.

From Brees book by Lois V. Brees:

8. Newspaper clipping, "Remains of Clark L. Dix Will be Interred Friday Afternoon, Funeral Services at 2 p.m. Many of our readers who had learned of the illness of Clark L. Dix will be shocked upon learning that his death occured on Tuesday afternoon shortly after six o'clock. It was the general opinion that the illness from which he was suffering was not of such a serious nature as to cause his death, and until the beginning of the present week it was though that he would improve gradually with regaining strength, but a change for the worse came and he passed away, with his wife and child and other relatives near him. There was much pain and suffering during the first part of his illness and he gradually became aware of the fact that his strength was not sufficient to overcome his illness and with the end came relief and his stated willingness to go to the "Great beyond". Clark Dix, as he was called by his friends, was known by everybody as a kindly neighbor. He came to Grey Eagle with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dicks, Sr,, when he was nine years old and has lived here since that time. His birth occured at Wauzeka, Wisconsin, on August 26th, 1873. He attended school at Grey Eagle and when he reached manhood he took up farming as an occupation. His marriage to Kitty Brees occured on May 15th, 1895, and to them were born two children, a son who died in infancy, and a daughter, Leona. Surviving the deceased are his widow, the daughter, his parents and several brothers and sisters and other relatives who will have the sympathy of the people of the community in their sorrow. The deceased was a member of the fraternal order of the W.O.W., and in a general way enjoyed the fraternal spirit of his associates. He served on several occasions as a member of the Village Council and was much interested in local improvements. Funeral services are to be conducted by Rev, Broughman at the United Brethren Church tomorrow, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will take place at Lakeside Cemetery,

9. Newspaper clipping, "Mrs. Kitty Dix Laid to Rest in Lakeview Cemetery" Funeral services were held for Mrs. Kitty Dix Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical United Brethren Church, with Rev, C. E. Bauer, pastor, officiating. Music for the service was provided by Mrs, Orva Roe and Mrs. Elma Baird who sang two songs with Miss Fran Evers accompanying on the organ. Howard and
Rolland Roe, Jack Walburn, Austin Miller, Avery Cranston and Julius Feieraband served as pall bearers. Burial wes made in the family lot in Lakeview Cemetery at Birch Lake. Many beautiful flowers and memorials were given in her memory. Mrs. Dix, who was a long-time and well loved resident of this village, died at Fairview hospital in Minneapolis Tuesday, July 1, 1958 at 6:30 a.m,, her death resulting from a coronary heart condition of only a few weeks duration. Kitty Alice Brees, daughter of Squire and Ellen Brees, was born in East Saginaw, Michigan, January 7, 1874. Her death on July 1, 1958 came at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 24 days. She came to Minnesota with her parents by covered wagon and ox team when a babe of 6 weeks of age. The family settled first at Owatonna. Leaving there when she was 4 years of age, they moved to Minnesota settling on a homestead 4 miles north of West Union. There they resided until she was 12 years of age, coming then to Grey Eagle. She attended school and grew to womanhood here, and on May 15, 1895 was united in marriage to Clark L. Dix by Rev. E. E. Todd, a United Brethren minister who later was a missionary to Africa. Two children were born to this union, Mrs. Kenneth Sandmyer (Leona) now residing in Minneapolis, and Lloyd Earl, who died in infancy in 1914. Mr. Dix passed away in 1916, and after his death Mrs. Dix made her home with her brother, Luther Brees, until his death in 1953, She then went to Minneapolis to make her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Kenneth and Leona Sandmyer. Mrs. Dix was a member of the local Evangelical United Brethren Church which she faithfully served for many years. She was a charter member of the Missionary Society, and had been a member of the Ladies Christian Union for over 40 years, a Sunday School teacher for many years, and always willing to take an active part in any of the activities of the church. Her Christian work was not confined to the church, however, but anywhere that she could be of service to her fellowmen she gave willingly of her time and assistance. In her home she was a devoted wife and mother, and will be greatly missed by her son-in-law and daughter; two nieces, Mrs. Crystal Johnson and family of Anoka, and Mrs. Lila Mae Schmidt and family of Swanville, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Brees of San Jose, California, as well as by other relatives and friends of this community. Besides her husband and son, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. James Alien (Linnie) and Mrs. Ed Bass (Mary), also four brothers, Sylvester, Inman, Fred and Luther Brees. Relatives from away who attended the funeral were, Mrs, Elizabeth Brees, San Jose, California, Mr. and Mrs. Myles Johnson and family, Anoka, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schmidt and family, Swanville, Mr, and Mrs. Orley Dicks, Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hanson, Upsala, Mrs. Vernon Dicks, Blue Island, Illinois and Arthur Brees of Ward Springs."