Kershaw County Confederate Soldier's Narrative

 

AN OLD CITIZEN DEAD

Mr. G. L. Dixon, Sr., Dies Following

Apoplectic Stroke

 

     Mr. George Lewis Dixon, a lifelong resident of the Mt. Olivet section of this county, died at the home of his son, in that section last Saturday night. He was 77 years of age and his death was not unexpected. About five years ago, he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and had never regained his health.

 

      The funeral and burial occurred at Mt. Olivet Church on Monday following, the Rev. M. M. Benson officiating.

 

      Mr. Dixon had spent nearly his entire life in that section where he reared a large family of children. His wife died a few years ago, and to that union were born nineteen children, twelve of whom still survive. They are James Dixon, of Westville; Mrs. Louisa Thorn and Mrs. Susie McCaskill, of Kershaw; Mrs. Maggie McCaskill, of Kershaw; Lewis Dixon, of Mt. Olivet; John Dixon, of Barnwell; Mrs. Loma Stokes, Antioch; Frank Dixon, of Landford; Coroner George L. Dixon, Hardy Dixon, Lemuel Dixon, of this county, and Mrs. Lottie Josey, of Mayesville.

 

     Mr. Dixon was a confederate veteran, being a member of Company D, Seventh South Carolina Battery. He was looked upon as a solid substantial citizen and always took a keen interest in county and state politics. He had a large number of relatives and friends in this county and elsewhere who will regret to learn of his passing away.

 

                                                                             Obituary found in the Camden Chronicle October 9, 1921