Grave marker for Nathaniel Dixon
The grave marker of Nathaniel Dixon, who lived to age 77. His funeral occurred at the Plymouth church and graveside services included the participation of delegates from the Philomath and Corvallis I.O.O.F. lodges. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Jan. 26, 1906, in the Corvallis Times, Page 2, Column 4.


Nathaniel Dixon. Father of Ezra and Sam Dixon—Native of Maryland.

Nathaniel Dixon, the aged father of Sam C. Dixon and Ezra Dixon, died at the Dixon dairy near town at 3:15 this morning. If he had survived until the 7th day of next September, he would have reached the 78th anniversary of his birth.

He was born in Maryland, and his life was spent in that state, in Kansas and in Oregon. He first came to Oregon in 1885, but after several years returned to Kansas. He lived there until last May, when he returned to Benton county to spend his remaining days. His last illness began two weeks ago, though his health has been much impaired for the past two years.

The surviving members of the family are, Silas Dixon and Mrs. Luella Hare, a son and daughter, of Kansas, Ezra Dixon, Portland, Michael Dixon, a son, Dayton, Oregon and Sam C. Dixon, a son, Corvallis. The wife of the deceased died December 29, 1890.

Ezra and Michael Dixon arrived at noon today to be present at the obsequies. The deceased was a man of high character and leaves an honorable name to his children.

The funeral occurs at Plymouth chapel at 1 o’clock tomorrow. The burial will be at Newton cemetery.