HENRY T. DIXON, M. D., who is now one of the veteran and honored physicians and surgeons in the City of Evansville, has been engaged in the practice of his profession during the long period of half a century, and his technical ability and loyalty have been on a parity with the success that has attended his faithful ministrations.
Doctor Dixon was born in Henderson County, Kentucky, March 20, 1850, and is a son of Charles C. and Isabella (Clay) Dixon, both of whom were likewise born and reared in Henderson County, where they passed their entire lives, Charles C. Dixon having marked his active career by close and effective association with farm industry in his native county.
He was a son of Capt. Hal Dixon, who was born in North Carolina and whose father, a native of Ireland, was a patriot soldier in the War of the American Revolution. The mother of Doctor Dixon was a kinswoman of the great American patriot Henry Clay, her father being first cousin of Henry Clay. Charles C. and Isabella (Clay) Dixon became the parents of eleven children, namely: Roger, Betsy, Henrietta, Isabella, Charles, Susanna, Henry T., Robert, Winn, Clay and Mary.
Doctor Dixon passed the period of his childhood and early youth on the old home farm that was the place of his birth, and he supplemented the discipline of the common schools by attending Hart’s Academy, Corydon, Kentucky. In 1879 he was graduated in the college that is now, the medical department of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, and in the passing years he has kept in touch with advances made in medical and surgical science, both by study of the best standard and periodical literature of his profession and also through postgraduate work at Paulo Clinic, Chicago, in 1893, in which year he had the privilege also of attending the great World’s Columbian Exposition in that city.
After receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine Doctor Dixon was for three years established in practice in Posey County, Indiana, and he then returned to his native county in Kentucky, where he continued in practice until 1884, since which year he has maintained his home and professional headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, where he has secure prestige as one of the able and representative physicians and surgeons of Vanderburg County. He has membership in the Vanderburg County Medical Society, the Indiana State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.
Doctor Dixon was reared in the faith of the Democratic party and has never deviated from the line of strict allegiance to that party. He is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity and the Independent Order of Odd Follows, and he and his wife have membership in the Presbyterian Church.
In October, 1878, was solemnized the marriage of Doctor Dixon to Miss Amelia Wilson, who was born in the City of Louisville, Kentucky, and who is a daughter of the late William S. and Narcissa Wilson. Dr. Percy Dixon, only child of Doctor and Mrs. Dixon, is a dentist by profession and is established in successful practice in Evansville, the maiden name of his wife having been Lillian Kargis, and their two children being Barney, born in September, 1912, and William (Billy), born in March, 1919.


Henry T Dixon died on 13 Jan 1938 and was buried in Fernwood Cemetery / Section 25 / Lot 1108 / Grave 7

Dr. H. T. Dixon, 87, physiclan here 56 years and former Board of Health secretary, died Thursday night in his home, 726 W. Franklin St.
He and his son, Dr. P. G. Dixon, dentist, occupied an office together at Third and Vain Streets 18 years before his retirement three years ago.
Dr. Dixon was Health Board secretary in the administration of Mayor William M. Akin, from 1897 to 1901. He was a member of the Vanderburgh County Medical So-ciety, Indiana State Medical Association and th: Odd Fellows Lodge.
Surviving besides the son are: brothers, Wynn Dixon, Detroit, Mich., and Robert Dixon, Ft. Worth, Texas, two grandchildre. and five nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dixon died eight years ago.
The body may be viewed in Johann’s Memorial Temple from 4 p m. Friday to 4 p. m. Saturday, when it will be taken to the son’s home, 722 W. Franklin st. for funeral services at 2 p. m. Monday. Burial in Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Ky.


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