Arizona Elzey


Personal and Family Information

Arizona was born in FEB 1857 in Benton County, Arkansas, the daughter of unknown parents.

She died on 29 APR 1934 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Her husband was Ephraim Harvey Dickson, who she married on 12 MAR 1872 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their three known children were Mary Grace (1879-1953), Nellie (1882-1971) and Sophronia (1888-1975).


BirthFEB 1857
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death29 APR 1934
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census4 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 22 to 23
Address: Osage Township dwelling 87 family 87, Dixon Joseph, mw #8 farmer born Ark f Tenn m NC “ Sarah C wf 34 wife, housekeeper B Tenn f&m Tenn “ William wm 10 son at school b Ark f Ark m Tenn “ Myrtie wf 7 daughter at school, b Ark f Ark m Tenn “ Charles wm 5 son, b Ark f Ark m Tenn “ Eva wf 1 daughter, b Ark f Ark m Tenn Dwelling 88 Family 88 Dixon Eproham wm 36 married farmer born Ark f Tenn, m Tenn “ Arizona wf 23 wife married housekeeper born Ark f Tenn m Indiana “ Mary wf 7 mo born Oct, daughter born Ark f Ark m Ark
Census12 JUL 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 43
Address: Osage Township dwelling 387 family 393 Dickson, Ephraim H, head wm born Jan 1844 age 56 married 28 yrs born Ark f&m Tenn ___ Arizona wife wf born Feb 1857 age 43 married 28 yrs, mother of 4, 3 living born Ark f Tenn m Indiana ___ Nellie daughter wf born April 1881 age 18 single, born Ark, f&m Ark ___ Sophie daughter wf born Oct 1888 age 11 single, born Ark f&m Ark
Census2 JUL 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 12
Address: Bentonville PO, Osage Twp Elizabeth Elzy 34 Ky, Sefronia 18 Ark, Benjamin 16 Ark , John 14 Ark, Arizona 12 Ark, Price 8 Ark
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville Cemetery, Bentonville Find A Grave Memorial# 46731456


Note 1


The death of Mrs. Arizona Dickson, who passed away Sunday afternoon, April 29, 1934, removes from our little cit another of its members of pioneer families. Over three score years and ten, had been spent in Bentonville.

He death was due to injuries received in an automobile accident thirteen weeks ago in New Orleans, where she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.C. Knott. The accident occurred just three days before she had planned to return to her home here.

She improved some what following the accident, and was able to make the return trip to the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.E. Patton. She rallied somewhat, but later began to grow weaker, until the end came at 3:15 o'clock on Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church Monday afternoon, the Rev. A.W. Henderson conducting the services, assisted by Rev. W.C. Wheat. The church choir, accompanied by C.L. D. Wharton, organist, sang three old favorite hymns. Burial took place in the Bentonville Cemetery. Pall bearers were Clint Crouch, M.W. Riddle, E.S. Miller, Marshall Bennett, Frank Harris and R.O. Cook.

Mrs. Dickson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bery R. Elzey and were among the early settlers in this community. She was born in Bentonville in 1857.

She was married to Ephriam H. Dickson in 1873, the Rev. Peter Carnahan officiating. He died several years ago. She united with the First Presbyterian Church in 1919, during the pastorate of Dr. H.W. Steen.

Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. W. E. Patton at whose home she passed away, Mrs. W.W. Jefferson, of Bentonville; and Mrs. J.C. Knott of New Orleans; her grandchildren, Tommie and Leota Jefferson, William and Harry Patton, and Dickie Knott, also a great grandson, Wayman Jefferson, Junior. [Benton County Record & Democrat – Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas – Thursday, May 3, 1934 -Page 2 Column 2]