Dwight Dickson


Personal and Family Information

Dwight was born on 2 JUN 1859 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of James Armstrong Dickson and Mary Ann Woods.

He died on 18 AUG 1924 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Madeline Jefferson, who he married on 21 JAN 1885 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their two known children were Dwight Bennett (1889-1923) and Dee Russell (1891-1966).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Dwight Dickson


James Armstrong Dickson


John Bennett Dickson


James L Dickson


Agnes Nancy Moore


Charlotte Benton Temple


Mary Ann Woods


Samuel "West" Woods


Francis Harper Woods


Martha Leeper


Sarah Adams


Robert Adams



Birth2 JUN 1859
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death18 AUG 1924
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Ark death index
Census6 JUL 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage dwelling 374 Dickson James, 51 mw farmer b Tennessee __ Mary , 49 fw keeping house born Tennessee __ John 24 mw farmer b Ark __ Elizabeth 15 fw at home born Ark __ Mary 14 fw at home b Ark __ Dwight 11 mw bArk __ Hugh 21 mw going to school b Ark Dwelling 275 Woods James, 39 b Tenn __ Salina 35 fw keeping house Tenn __ Kate 14 Ark __ John 11 Ark __ James 9 Ark __ William 7 Ark __ Margaret 1 Ark dwelling 376 Wood Robert 27 farmer mw Ark __ Lucy 21 Ark __ Mary 3 Ark __ Clement 1 mw Ark dwelling 377 Woods Samuel 60 mw farmer born Ohio __ Elisa 61 fw keeping house b Tennessee __ Newton 18 wm at home b Ark dwelling 378 Woods, John 21 mw farmer b Ark __ Saphira 19 keeping house b Ark
Census-1870, Benton, Osage 3 pages

Census11 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage, dwelling 168 Dixon, James A wm 61 married, farmer, born Tenn, f&m b Tenn “ Mary wf 59, wife married house keeper, b Tenn, f Georgia, mother Kentucky “ Hugh wm 31, son single, at home, born Ark, f &m Tenn “ Sharlott wf 26, daughter single, house keeper, born Ark, f &m Tenn “ Dwight wm 21 son single farmer, born Ark, f &m Tenn Dwelling 166 Dixon, John wm34, married farmer, born Ark, f &m Tenn “ Lillie wf 20, wife married housekeeper, born Ark f Ark, m Missouri “ Eva wf 2 daughter single born Ark, f&m Ark “ not named wf 2 months, daughter, born Ark, f&m Ark
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 40
Address: Osage family 292,dwelling 292 Dwight Dickson age 40, born Jun 1859 Ark, married 10 yrs Meddie Dickson age 33 born May 1867 Arkansas, mother of 2 2 living Bennett Dicksen 10 Russie Dicksen 8
Census18 APR 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage,Bentonville town, North Main Street, dwelling 48, family 48 Dickson, Dwight, head mw 50 m1 age 25 born Ark, f&m born Tenn,agent in real estate __ Madaline wife fw 42 m1 age 23 mother of 2 2 living, born Ark, f Missouri, m Ark __ Bennett , son mw 20 single b Ark, f&m Ark __ Russell, son, mw 18 single, b Ark f&m Ark
BurialAUG 1924
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville Cemetery, Bentonville with wife and sons Find A Grave Memorial# 43355807


Note 1

DICKSON, Dwight - after a long and painful illness, Dwight Dickson died at the home of his son, Russel D. Dickson, in Bentonville, Ark. on Monday, August 18th, 1924 at 1:20 o'clock p.m. at the age of 65 years, two months and 16 days.

Mr. Dickson was born in Bentonville, Ark. on June 2nd, 1859 and has lived on and near the place of his birth all his life. He was the youngest member of the family of Uncle Jimmie and Aunt Mary Dickson who were among the earliest settlers of this country and who were of that sturdy pioneer stock that blazed the way for the present civilization and caused the wilderness to blossom as a rose. On January 21st, 1885 Dwight Dickson and Madeline Jefferson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Jefferson, another one of the pioneer families of Benton county, were untied in marriage and to this union two sons were born - Bennett and Russell Dickson. Bennett Dickson departed this life on June 6th, 1923.

Thus with the death of the loving father Russell Dickson is the only surviving member of this once most happy and contented family and the sincere sympathy of the entire community goes out to this sole survivor who has been so sorely bereft. About 12 years ago Mr. Dickson happened at an accident which broke his leg and after about a year of suffering, and in the meantime making every effort to restore the broken member, it became necessary to amputate the limb. For a time thereafter Mr. Dickson seemed to regain some of his lost vitality but it seemed fate was against him for it was not very long until he suffered a stroke of paralysis and from that time on a gradual decline set in which never abated until his spirit was released from pain-wracked body and took its flight to that eternal home where all is peace and joy and love. In his younger days Mr. Dickson was an exceedingly energetic man, an indefatigable worker with a keen intellect and good business discernment and he succeeded in accumulating a liberal amount of this world's goods. He was fair, honest and generous in all his dealings with his fellowman and a splendid provider for his own household. For many years he was one of the members of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Bentonville and has been identified with numerous business enterprises of this city.

In early life Mr. Dickson united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and remained true to that faith even until the end. He was a Christian in the true sense of that term and never faltered in the faith. Besides the only surviving son he leaves five grandchildren Dwight Bennett, Lon Russell and Marguerite McGill, children of Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Dickson; Dee Ruth and Madeline Susan, children of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Dickson.

He also leaves two sisters - Mrs. Frank Kindley of Graham, Texas and Mrs. James Black of Oklahoma City, Okla. and a great number of kindred and friends who will sorely miss him. Funeral services were held at the home of his son on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Rev. Stephen A. Morton of the Christian Church, assisted by Rev. Peter Carnahan. After the services the body was laid to rest in the City Cemetery beside his companion in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends who came to pay their last respects to the memory of one whom they loved.

[Benton County Record - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - August 22, 1924]