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Cecil Noyle Dickson[1, 2, 3]

Male 1876 - 1931  (55 years)


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  • Name Cecil Noyle Dickson 
    Born 20 Aug 1876  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Census 25 Jun 1880  Bridge Bend Twp., Prairie Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 11 Jun 1900  Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 30 Apr 1910  Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Military 12 Sep 1918  Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    registered for WWI Draft 
    Census 23 Jan 1920  Richland Township, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 2 Apr 1930  Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Oliver Springs 
    Died 10 Nov 1931  Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    Mount McCurry Cemetery 
    Headstone - Cecil and Elzenia Dickson
    Headstone - Cecil and Elzenia Dickson
    Person ID I2558  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2014 

    Father John H. Dickson,   b. 1836, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1889, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 52 years) 
    Mother Martha A. Taylor,   b. Sep 1858, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1942  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1872  Desoto Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F1352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elzenia Mildred Jones,   b. 27 Aug 1879, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1955, Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1895  Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Children 
     1. Edward Dickson,   b. Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joseph J. Dickson,   b. 10 Jul 1896, Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1963, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Bessie Mae Dickson,   b. 15 May 1898, Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1982, Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Earnest J. Dickson,   b. 1901, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     5. Lonnie Dickson,   b. 1905, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Lee J. Dickson,   b. 1907, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. D. Dickson
     8. I. Dickson
     9. W.R. Dickson
     10. Artie Dickson,   b. 10 Mar 1922, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 2006, Troup, Smith Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Aug 1876 - Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Jun 1880 - Bridge Bend Twp., Prairie Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Aug 1895 - Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Jun 1900 - Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Apr 1910 - Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - registered for WWI Draft - 12 Sep 1918 - Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Jan 1920 - Richland Township, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Oliver Springs - 2 Apr 1930 - Crawford Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Nov 1931 - Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Mount McCurry Cemetery - - Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas
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  • Notes 
    • Probably from Desoto Co, Miss. He left home around the age of 16 due to not getting along real well with his step-father. Had a number of children including Joe, Edwin, and Arty, plus some other sons and daughters. Cecil killed himself. R.H. Dickson traveled from Fort Smith to Rudy for the funeral in the caboose of a freight train. He made the round trip in a single day. It is likely that Cecil, his family and his parents might be buried near the church they attended in Rudy.

      (R.D. is Artie - He was listed wrong on the census.)

      In addition to the children listed, there were at least a couple of girls whose names Granddad did not recall. R.D. is the youngest and could be Robert D. There is a auto garage along Highway 71 north of Fort Smith owned by a Dickson who is the illegitimate child of R.D. According to Crawford County Marriage Book E, Cecil Dickson, age 19, married Zena Jones, age 16, on 21 Aug 1895. The marriage was performed by J. Brim.

      OCCUPATION: By way of occupation, Cecil was a farmer and cotton laborer.

      CALLED: Some list Cecil as Cecil Noel, but more, who have closer knowledge, call him Cecil Noyle Dickson

      23 Feb 2001 - From Millie McGrane:

      Kathleen O'Kelly, just 1/2 mile from where it all happened, relates: I called a member of the Hunter family today to ask why Cecil Noel Dickson killed himself. He told me that Cecil was a kind man, who worried a lot. Apparently, Cecil had mortgaged the farm at Citizen Bank. Due to the depression at the time (1931) and possibly a crop failure, he could not make the payment on the mortgage. This upset Cecil very much. One morning, he went into Rudy and some men there were razzing him about the bank taking the farm. This upset him very much. Cecil went back home and ate dinner. Then he got his 22 rifle to go squirrel hunting. Along in the late afternoon when he had not returned, Zenia decided to send the boys to look for him. When they returned without finding him, she thought for a little while and told one of the boys "I know where he is. Go look in the old house." This old house was to the left and up on the hill from the house they lived in. They went there and looked in the window. There sat Cecil against the wall, with the gun braced on a stick of wood. He had shot himself, the 10th of November 1931 and he died. He was buried in the Mt. McCurry Cemetery which was not very far from his home. The farm that Cecil mortgaged was known at the time as the old Jones place. It had apparently belonged to Zenia's family. The next generation called it the old Dickson place. The new generation calls it where the Stallings live. It is a pretty valley. The banker who repossessed the farm allowed Zenia and the children to continue to live there. Joe was still at home and he ran the farm. They still had their chickens,cows, pigs, and horses, as these were not mortgaged. Their family did pretty well and did not go hungry. They were as prosperous as the other families in that area at the time. I do not know Cecil's parents names. They can probably be found in the census records for Crawford or Mississippi Co, AR. Cecil's occupation was apparently farmer, but the family also picked cotton as did all the other families in the fall. It was extra money for all.

      Sincerely, Kathleen O'Kelley

      kakelley@arkansasusa.com

  • Sources 
    1. [S253] History in Headstones - Crawford County Cemeteries.

    2. [S254] Records of Crawford County, Arkansas, Marriage Boo.

    3. [S255] Internet Web Site of Milly McGrane.

    4. [S705] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 20 June 2013; Cecil Noel Dickson, Arkansas, Crawford Co.

    5. [S597] 1880 US Federal Census, Prairie Co., AR, Bridge Bend Township; ED 247; page 211; dwelling 218, fmaily 218; John H. Dickson.

    6. [S591] 1900 US Federal Census, Crawford Co, AR, Van Buren; ED 61; page 7; dwelling 133, family 134; Cecil N. Dickson.

    7. [S581] 1910 US Federal Census, Crawford Co, AR, Rudy; ED 8; page 10 B; dwelling 38, family 38; Cecil Dickson.

    8. [S702] 1920 US Federal Census, Crawford Co, AR, Richland Township; ED 12; sheet 16 A; dwelling 263, family 283; Cecil Dickson.

    9. [S636] 1930 US Federal Census, Crawford Co, AR, Oliver Springs; ED 17-21; Sheet 1-A; Dwelling 5, Family 5; Cecil N Dickson.

    10. [S633] Find A Grave (old), 25 May 2012; Cecil Noel Dickson, memorial no. 31689235, created by Frances Allen Titsworth.

    11. [S639] Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, 26 May 2012; J.H. Dickson to Martha Taylor, 11 Dec 1872, Desoto County.

    12. [S259] Records of Crawford County, Arkansas - Marriage Book E.

    13. [S606] Arkansas County Marriages Index - 1837-1957, 9 August 2012; Cecil N. Dickson to Zena Jones.


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