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John Dickson cloth inspector

M, #5764, b. 27 May 1869, d. 12 April 1954
Last Edited: 10 Apr 2020
1916 John Dickson (1869-1954)
1916 L-R John Dickson (1869-1954), John Dickson (1893-1969), Eliza Jane McManus (1869-1939)

Parents:

Father*: Alexander Dickson b. 3 Sep 1843, d. 4 Oct 1897
Mother*: Margaret Chalmers b. c 1845, d. 19 Jan 1902
  • Birth*: John Dickson cloth inspector was born on 27 May 1869 at 101 Hawkhill, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1869 Births in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 336; John Dickson (vaccinated as per certificate dated 15th November 1869 J M Regr); 27th May 1869 1h 0m AM 101 Hawkhill Dundee; Parents Alexander Dickson, shoemaker (jour) & Margaret Dickson ms Chalmers; marriage 7th March 1864, Dundee; signed Alexander Dickson, father (present); reg 7th June 1869 at Dundee Dav Scott Registrar.1,2
  • He was the son of Alexander Dickson and Margaret Chalmers.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: John Dickson cloth inspector married Eliza Jane McManus jute spinner, daughter of Patrick McManus private 78th Regiment and Catherine Maden millworker, on 2 January 1888 at 2 Windsor Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1888 on the second day of January at 2 Windsor Street, Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; Groom : signed John Dickson, labourer Jute Worker (bachelor), aged 18, 26 Lowdens Alley, Dundee, Father Alexander Dickson, shoemaker, Mother Margaret Dickson ms Chalmers; Bride : signed Eliza Jane McManus, Jute Spinner (Spinster), aged 18, 15 Lowdens Alley, Dundee, Father Patrick McManus, shipstower (deceased), Mother Catherine McManus ms Madden; signed Andrew Rutherford BD minister of St Thomas Church, Dundee; witnesses signed Jas Turnbull, Catherine Crawford; reg 1888 January 4th at Dundee Jas Young, registrar.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: John Dickson cloth inspector died on 12 April 1954 at 27 Isle's Lane, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , at age 84 Deaths in the district of Dundee West in the burgh of Dundee, ref 369; John Dickson jute calender worker (retired) widower of Eliza Jane McManus died 1954 April 12th 10h 0 m PM, 27 Isle's Lane, Dundee, aged 84 years; father Alexander Dickson, shoemaker (deceased); mother Margaret Dickson ms Chalmers (deceased); cardiovascular degeneration 6 months as certified by D Simpson MBChB; informant John Dickson son, 44 Clepington Road, Dundee; registered 1954 April 13th at Dundee A C Marshall Assist Registrar, initialled J E Lekey.4
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed the marriage of James Dickson and Isabella Ritchie on Wednesday, 15 April 1885 at St Mary Magdalene's Episcopal Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1885 marriages in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 79; 1885 on the Fifteenth day of April at St Mary Magdalene's Episcopal Church Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Scottish Episcopal Church; James Dickson leather cutter bachelor, 22, 26 Lowdens Alley Dundee, Alexander Dickson shoemaker, Margaret Dickson ms Chalmers; Isabella Ritchie jute spinner spinster, 24, 15 Polepark Road Dundee, David Ritchie ploughman (dec) Mary Ritchie ms Bl...ster; Alex Bradon priest, witnesses John Dickson, Sarah Anderson; reg 1885 April 21st at Dundee Jas Anderson registrar.5
  • (Informant) Birth: John Dickson cloth inspector registered the birth of Euphemia Dickson jute reeler on 7 February 1891 at 80 Blackness Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1891 Births in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 13, Euphemia Dickson (vaccinated as per certificate dated 28th August 1891 DFAF Regr) 1891 February 7th 11h 50m PM 80 Blackness Road Dundee, female, parents John Dickson, labourer (Jute Worker) and Eliza Jane Dickson ms McManus; married 1888 January 2nd, Dundee; informant signed John Dickson, father, present; registered 1891 February 19th at Dundee, Dav Young Assist Registrar, JM.6
  • (Informant) Death: John Dickson cloth inspector registered the death of Alexander Dickson on 4 October 1897 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1897 deaths in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee; ref 580; Alexander Dickson shoemaker journy married to Margaret Chalmers; 1897 October fourth 9h 50m pm Royal Infirmary Dundee ur 36 Lowdens Alley Hawkhill; m 54 years; James Dickson linen weaver (dec) Sarah Dickson ms Conlin (dec); aortic disease, syncope as cert by Gregor Lawrence MBCM; John Dickson son 17 Lawrence Street; reg 1897 October 5th at Dundee Thos Meek assist registrar.7
  • (Informant) Death: John Dickson cloth inspector registered the death of Margaret Chalmers on 19 January 1902 at 20 Lowdens Alley, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1902 deaths in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 25; Margaret Dickson widow of Alexander Dickson shoemaker journeyman; female aged 68 years; parents James Chambers labourer (dec), Margaret Chambers ms Young (dec); cause pneumonia 6 days as cert by W E Foggie MB.; informant John Dickson son 7 Union Place, present; registered 1902 January 20 at Dundee T Y Miller registrar.8
  • Newspaper Article*: John Dickson cloth inspector and Alexander Young Dickson jute mill oiler were mentioned in a newspaper article BURNING ACCIDENT IN DUNDEE
    Boy Seriously Injured. Alexander Dickson (5), son of John Dickson, calendar worker, was rather severely burned in his father's house in Tait's Lane, to-day. Alexander and his younger brother were playing at the fire during their mother's absence, when Alexander set fire to his gown. On the mother returning the boy's garment was ablaze.
    The boy's injuries were principally to the chest, neck and chin. He was removed to the Infirmary in the course of the day. on 20 November 1903 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .9
  • Newspaper Article: John Dickson cloth inspector and Sarah Reid Walch were mentioned in a newspaper article DUNDEE GIRL LOSES HER LIFE IN A PATHETIC BURNING ACCIDENT WHEN HER PARENTS ARE AT WORK.
    The toll of burning accidents to children in Dundee, left at home while their parents are at work, is a heavy one.
    A very sad case, which had a fatal termination, occurred in West End of city yesterday evening. The victim was Sarah Reid Keating, the nine-year-old daughter of John Keating, rail worker, 322 Hawkhill.
    She was acting as the "little mother" to two younger members of the family. Mr and Mrs Keating are both employed in mills, and they left the house shortly before three o'clock. Sarah and her charges were locked in.
    The poor girl met with the accident about half-past five. She stood on the fender for the purpose of taking something from the kitchen mantelpiece. Her clothing got too near the grate, and caught fire.
    The house is on the ground floor, and Sarah ran into the room adjoining, which looks on to the throughgoing close at 322 Hawkhill.
    Her agonised screams attracted the attention of a neighbour, Mrs Mann. On discovering that the door of the house was locked Mrs Mann procured the assistance of John Dickson, factory worker, Taylor's Lane, who smashed the window and went in by this rough-and-ready entrance.
    Dickson threw off his coat and wrapped it round the girl whom he transferred to the kindly arms of Mrs Mann. She extinguished the flames, and carried Sarah to her own house upstairs, where she dressed her wounds with oil and cotton wool.
    The girl's clothing was practically burned off, and her face and head suffered severely, Dr Martin Smith was called, and he ordered her removal to the Royal Infirmary with all possible speed.
    Someone had summoned the Fire Brigade. and, although their services were not required, the presence of Captain Weir and his staff was advantageous. The little sufferer was rolled in a blanket, and Captain Weir took her under his care on the motor tender, which was at the Infirmary gates within a few minutes.
    Death relieved little Sarah from her sufferings about nine o'clock last night. on 18 April 1911 at 322 Hawkhill, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .10
  • Photograph*: John Dickson cloth inspector and Eliza Jane McManus jute spinner are in this photograph taken circa 1913 along with Eliza Jane Dickson jute reeler, Euphemia Dickson jute reeler, John Dickson confectioner & fruiterer, Margaret Chalmers Dickson domestic servant, Alexander Young Dickson jute mill oiler, David Marr Dickson jute preparer, James D Dickson powerloom tenter, Peter Buick Dickson jute yarn dresser and Martin Fraser Dickson.11
    Dickson family : Standing L-R David Marr (b1901), Euphemia (b1891), John (b1893), Margaret Chalmers (b1896), Eliza Jane (b1888), Alexander Young (b1899)
    Seated on chairs : John Dickson (b1869), Eliza Jane McManus (b1869)
    Seated at front : Peter Buick (b1906), James D (b1904), Martin Fraser (b1908)
  • (Informant) Death: John Dickson cloth inspector registered the death of Martin Fraser Dickson on 6 September 1915 at Kings Cross Hospital, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1915 deaths in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 0376; Martin Fraser Dickson (single), 1915 September 6th 0:45 PM; Kings Cross Hospital; ur 27 Isle's Lane, Dundee, aged 7 years, father John Dickson calender worker; mother Eliza Jane Dickson ms McManus, Typhoid Fever as certified by Kenneth McLay MB, informant John Dickson father 27 Isle's Lane (present), registered 1915 September 7th at Dundee, Alex Buchan registrar.12
  • Photograph: John Dickson cloth inspector and Eliza Jane McManus jute spinner are in this photograph taken in 1916 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , along with John Dickson confectioner & fruiterer.13
  • (Informant) Death: John Dickson cloth inspector registered the death of David Marr Dickson jute preparer on 28 February 1916 at 27 Isle's Lane, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1916 deaths in the district of St Mary & St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 76; David Marr Dickson, jute preparer (single) died 1916 February 28th 2h 35m PM, 27 Isle's Lane Dundee, 14 years; father John Dickson calender worker; mother Eliza Jane Dickson ms McManus; Lobar Pnuemonia as certified by J B Tierney MD; informant John Dickson father & occupier (present); registered 1916 February 28th at Dundee, T Y Miller registrar.14
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Eliza Jane McManus jute spinner died on 14 March 1939 at 27 Isle's Lane, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1939 deaths in the district of St Mary & St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 76; Eliza Jane Dickson (married to John Dickson calender worker) died 1939 March 14th 7h 5m AM, 27 Isle's Lane, Dundee, aged 69 years; father Patrick McManus, oilworks labourer (deceased); mother Catherine McManus ms Maden (deceased); Cerebral haemorrage as certified by John Emerson MBChB; informant Jas D Dickson, son (present); registered 1939 March 14th at Dundee J Mawhinney registrar.15
  • Photograph*: John Dickson cloth inspector is in this photograph taken say 1940 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .11
    Front: Euphemia Dickson Small; John Dickson; Alexander Dickson
    Back: two unknown; Eliza Jane Dickson Fraser
  • Newspaper Article*: He was mentioned in a newspaper article on 8 November 1949 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .16
    Five generations of a Dundee family are pictured in this group. In the centre is Mr John Dickson (81), 27 Isles Lane (great-great-grandfather). The others from left to right are - Mrs Eliza Fraser, 7 Mid Street (great-grandmother), Mr Peter Fraser, 37 Ulverston Terrace (grandfather), Mrs Catherine Heggie, 7 Ulverston Terrace (mother), and Ronald Heggie
  • Occupation*: On 12 April 1954 John was Jute Calender Worker.4
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: He is commemorated on the headstone erected in September 1915 at Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, . Inscription reads In memory of Martin F Dickson who died 6th Sept 1915 aged 7 years, also David M Dickson who died 28th Feby 1916 aged 14 years, and their mother Eliza Jane McManus beloved wife of John Dickson who died 14th March 1939 aged 80 years, also Spr James Dickson RE killed in Bari Italy 9th April 1945 aged 41 years husband of Isabella Millar, also John Dickson who died 12th April 1954 aged 84 years, and their son Alex beloved husband of Annie Boag who died 9th January 1957 aged 57 years.17
    Headstone Dundee Balgay, Martin Fraser Dickson 1915

Census Events

Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of Alexander Dickson and Margaret Chalmers in the 1871 census at 101 Hawkhill, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Dixon, son, 1, Dundee; Alexander Dixon, head, mar, 26, shoemaker, Ireland; Margaret Dixon, wife, mar, 25, Ireland; 1 room with window.19,20
Member of Household4 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of Alexander Dickson and Margaret Chalmers in the 1881 census at 9 Bernard Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Dickson, son, 11, millworker, Dundee; Alexander Dickson, head, mar, 38, shoemaker, Ireland; Margaret Dickson, wife, mar, 39, Ireland.21,22,23
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Eliza Jane McManus jute spinner in the 1891 census at 4 Lowdens Alley, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Dickson, head, mar, 21, general labourer, employed, Dundee; Eliza Janes Dickson, wife, mar, 21, jute spinner, employed, Dundee; also in the household were Eliza Jane Dickson jute reeler, Euphemia Dickson jute reeler and Mary Tosney.24
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Eliza Jane McManus jute spinner in the 1901 census at 22 Millar's Wynd, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Dickson, head, mar, 32, jute callendar worker, worker, Forfarshire, Dundee; Eliza Jane Dickson, wife, mar, 33, Edinburgh; 2 rooms with windows; also in the household were Eliza Jane Dickson jute reeler, Euphemia Dickson jute reeler, John Dickson confectioner & fruiterer, Margaret Chalmers Dickson domestic servant and Alexander Young Dickson jute mill oiler.25
Head of Household2 April 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Eliza Jane McManus jute spinner in the 1911 census at 40 Taylors Lane, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Dickson, head, 41, married, jute calander worker, b Dundee; Eliza J Dickson, wife, 41, married 23 years, 10 children born, 9 still living, b Edinburgh; 2 rooms with windows, 10 people in household; also in the household were Euphemia Dickson jute reeler, John Dickson confectioner & fruiterer, Margaret Chalmers Dickson domestic servant, Alexander Young Dickson jute mill oiler, David Marr Dickson jute preparer, James D Dickson powerloom tenter, Peter Buick Dickson jute yarn dresser and Martin Fraser Dickson.26

Family:

Eliza Jane McManus jute spinner b. 24 May 1869, d. 14 Mar 1939
  • (Groom) Marriage*: John Dickson cloth inspector married Eliza Jane McManus jute spinner, daughter of Patrick McManus private 78th Regiment and Catherine Maden millworker, on 2 January 1888 at 2 Windsor Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1888 on the second day of January at 2 Windsor Street, Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Church of Scotland; Groom : signed John Dickson, labourer Jute Worker (bachelor), aged 18, 26 Lowdens Alley, Dundee, Father Alexander Dickson, shoemaker, Mother Margaret Dickson ms Chalmers; Bride : signed Eliza Jane McManus, Jute Spinner (Spinster), aged 18, 15 Lowdens Alley, Dundee, Father Patrick McManus, shipstower (deceased), Mother Catherine McManus ms Madden; signed Andrew Rutherford BD minister of St Thomas Church, Dundee; witnesses signed Jas Turnbull, Catherine Crawford; reg 1888 January 4th at Dundee Jas Young, registrar.3

Children:

Eliza Jane Dickson jute reeler+ b. 4 Nov 1888, d. 24 Jan 1963
Euphemia Dickson jute reeler+ b. 7 Feb 1891, d. 21 Dec 1960
John Dickson confectioner & fruiterer+ b. 18 Oct 1893, d. 15 Apr 1961
Catherine Dickson b. 19 Oct 1895, d. 20 Oct 1895
Margaret Chalmers Dickson domestic servant b. 26 Nov 1896, d. 20 Feb 1929
Alexander Young Dickson jute mill oiler+ b. 25 May 1899, d. 9 Jan 1957
David Marr Dickson jute preparer b. 2 Jan 1901, d. 28 Feb 1916
James D Dickson powerloom tenter b. 19 Mar 1904, d. 9 Apr 1945
Peter Buick Dickson jute yarn dresser+ b. 6 Dec 1905, d. 16 Feb 1983
Martin Fraser Dickson b. s 1908, d. 6 Sep 1915

Citations

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