John Dixon

Key Information

Name: John Dixon
DoB: January 20 1890
Regt: Alberta
DoD: April 9 1917
Academic Career: 1905 – 9.
Biographical Information:

  • John was the eldest of nine children born to John Dixon and his wife Mary Elizabeth Horn Mellish.  His parents married in Carlisle and set up home with Mary’s childless maternal aunt and uncle, William and Hannah Bell who farmed at Stainton, near Carlisle. John’s paternal grandparents Simpson and Margaret Dixon also had a farm at Stainton. His maternal grandparents married at Penrith and grandfather James Mellish had been a coal merchant. In the 1901 census John is living with his parents, Mellish grandparents and great -uncle William Bell at Stainton. The majority of this extended family were farmers.