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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 372-73


George DICKSON, on of the early settlers of Union Township, living on section 9, is a native of Crawford County, Ohio, born June 14, 1834 (sic), a son of George and Agnes DICKSON. He was reared a farmer, and has made that the avocation of his life, and by his own efforts has acquired a competency, and become the owner of a good and comfortable home.

Mr. DICKSON came to Ringgold County, Iowa, in April, 1859, and the same season visited Kansas, and looked over a part of that State. He then returned to this county where his brother John had located in 1856. He remained in Union Township until July 4, 1861, when he was married to Miss Eliza J. AMBROSIER, a daughter of Jacob AMBROSIER, of Crawford County, Iowa (sic, should be Ohio), Mr. DICKSON having returned to his native county for that purpose.

In September following he left Crawford County with Sylvester BEAVER, returning to Ringgold County with 600 sheep, which they owned between them, two months being occupied in driving the sheep to this county.

The first year of his married life was spent on his brother John's farm, when he removed to the farm where he has since followed agricultural pursuits. When he first settled on his present farm nine acres had been cleared and a small cabin built. The homestead now contains 200 acres of improved land, with good residence and farm buildings, which is the result of years of toil and industry.

Mr. and Mrs. DICKSON are the parents of three sons and one daughter - Willis, married to Ruth LILES and living on his father's farm; Emma Agnes, wife of Jerry CHITWOOD, of Union TOwnship; Jacob and Homer living at home.

Mr. and Mrs. DICKSON are members of the Christian church. In national politics Mr. DICKSON votes the Democratic ticket, but in local elections casts his vote for the man whom he considers best fitted for office.

NOTE: George's father George DICKSON was the son of Andrew DICKSON who immigrated to America. George was a soldier during the Revolutionary War and was interred in DICKSON Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.

George DICKSON was born in Crawford County, Ohio, on June 24, 1834, and died on October 8, 1915. Eliza Jane (AMBROSIER) DICKSON was born January 31, 1842, and died June 20, 1913. George and Eliza Jane were interred at Ellston Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

George's sister was Margaret DICKSON, wife of Christian WALTERS of Ringgold County, Iowa.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 372-73, 1887.

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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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