- Birth*: Alexander Dickson was born on 31 July 1871 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.1
- He was the son of Alexander Dickson and Margaret Chalmers.
- [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), C112821 [16 Feb 2002].
- [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), FHL Film 0203479 GRO ref Vol 282-1 Enum Dist 12 page 4 [Feb 2002 updated Aug 2008].
- [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1881 Scotland Census, St Peter, ed 12, page 4 [Oct 2010].
- [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: St Peter; ED: 12; Page: 4; Line: 10; Roll: cssct1881_80. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2013]
Mother*: Margaret Chalmers b. c 1845, d. 19 Jan 1902