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David Marr Dickson

M, #5766, b. 2 January 1901, d. 28 February 1916
  • Birth*: David Marr Dickson was born on 2 January 1901 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.1,2
  • He was the son of John Dickson and Eliza Jane McManus.
  • (Witness) Photograph: David Marr Dickson is in this photograph taken circa 1913 along with John Dickson, Eliza Jane McManus, Eliza Jane Dickson, Euphemia Dickson, John Dickson, Margaret Chalmers Dickson, Alexander Young Dickson, James D Dickson, Peter Buick Dickson and Martin Fraser Dickson.3
    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)
  • (Deceased) Death*: David Marr Dickson died on 28 February 1916 at 27 Isle's Lane, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 15 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.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.5
    Headstone Dundee Balgay, Martin Fraser Dickson 1915

Census Events

Member of Household2 April 1911They was listed as a member of the household of John Dickson and Eliza Jane McManus in the 1911 census at 40 Taylors Lane, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. David, son, 9, at school, b Dundee; 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.6
Last Edited: 1 May 2017


Father*: John Dickson b. 27 May 1869, d. 12 Apr 1954
Mother*: Eliza Jane McManus b. 24 May 1869, d. 14 Mar 1939


  1. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Deaths 1916 Dundee St Mary & St Peter 76.
  2. [S6] From DMcL [Mar 2010].
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com Ancestry Public Member Trees, Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2006;, DLM [April 2017].
  4. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Statutory Deaths 1916 Dundee St Mary & St Peter 282-1 0076 [Mar 2002], Dundee City Council Registrar, Commercial Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as DCC Registry Office.
  5. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , PCC [Feb 2002].
  6. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1911 282/01 017/00 017 [Apr 2011].