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Richard Isaac Dickson

Richard Isaac Dickson[1]

Male 1916 - 1987  (71 years)

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  • Name Richard Isaac Dickson 
    Born 16 Aug 1916  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 3 Jan 1920  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 4 Apr 1930  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1938  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Dickson, Richd I clk Thom McAn r 2230 No 14th
    Residence 19 Feb 1942  Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Military 31 Jul 1942  [8
    enlisted, U.S. Army 
    • Enlisted, U.S. Army

      Name: Richard I Dickson
      Birth Year: 1916
      Race: White, citizen (White)
      Nativity State or Country: Arkansas
      State of Residence: California
      County or City: Los Angeles
      Enlistment Date: 31 Jul 1942
      Enlistment State: California
      Enlistment City: Los Angeles
      Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Grade: Private
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: National Guard in Federal Service, after 3 months of Discharge
      Education: 4 years of high school
      Civil Occupation: Sales clerks
      Marital Status: Married
      Height: 65
      Weight: 126
    Military 15 Sep 1945  Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    mustered out of the Army 
    Residence 1960  La Puente, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    15243 Caldwell ED6-7504 
    • Lists Richard as Richard L. Dickson rather than Richard I Dickson
    Died 22 Nov 1987  Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Whittier, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    Rose Hills Memorial Park 
    Person ID I2597  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2018 

    Father Robert Harrison Dickson,   b. 12 Aug 1878, Coldwater, Tate Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1942, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Ethel Mildred Garner,   b. 20 Sep 1887, Ranger, Yell Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1974, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1912  Yell Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14
    Marriage Certificate - Robert H. Dickson and Ethel Garner
    Marriage Certificate - Robert H. Dickson and Ethel Garner
    Marriage - Robert Dickson and Ethel Garner
    Marriage - Robert Dickson and Ethel Garner
    Family ID F264  Group Sheet

    Family Eleanor Louise Jones,   b. 11 Aug 1920, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1986, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1939  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Last Modified 28 May 2018 
    Family ID F444  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Aug 1916 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3 Jan 1920 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Apr 1930 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1938 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1939 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 19 Feb 1942 - Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - mustered out of the Army - 15 Sep 1945 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Nov 1987 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Richard & Evelyn Dickson
    Richard & Evelyn Dickson
    Dickson Boys
    Dickson Boys
    Dickson kids
    Dickson kids
    Dickson Kids
    Dickson Kids
    Dickson Kids
    Dickson Kids
    Richard I. Dickson
    Richard I. Dickson
    Richard I. Dickson
    Richard I. Dickson
    Richard I. Dickson
    Richard I. Dickson
    Richard I. Dickson
    Richard I. Dickson
    Dickson Brothers
    Dickson Brothers
    Richard and Robert Dickson, taken in Los Angeles during the few years that they both lived there.

  • Notes 
    • ~SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: 430 09 4927

      MILITARY: Richard I. Dickson served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theater. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross as well as five Bronze Stars for his actions during the war. Richard enlisted 31 July 1942. (I can find nothing to back up Richard's decorations. This is based on a brief news article found in Ethel Garner's things. Researching this appears that it is a confusion with another Richard Dickson)

      Richard and Louise had no children.

      From Cheryl Gilbert on Facebook:
      Hi Scott-
      I don't really know much about Uncle Dick's WWII service. My dad was stationed in Europe and I seem to remember them talking about it, but I was a kid and didn't pay much attention.
      Here is what I do know:
      He and Aunt Louise both worked for the County of Los Angeles in the Flood Control District. They wanted to have kids, but were unable to. At one time they were going to adopt, which was a long and arduous undertaking back then. They had gotten close to the top of the list and they decided to move to a house with a bigger backyard. They had no idea that if you moved you had to start the whole process over again. They figured that by the time they got to the top of the list again they would be too old so they dropped it.
      They always had dogs. I remember them having two cocker spaniels at one time and later on I think they had a golden retriever, but I'm not sure about that.
      They both retired from the County in the late 70s (I think). I remember going to Uncle Dick's retirement dinner. Aunt Louise didn't have one as she had taken a medical retirement. She had polio as a child and even though there was no paralysis, she always had health problems. She died after a long illness and Uncle Dick was never the same after that.
      About a year after she died he decided to go to Arkansas to visit family. He bought a new car for the trip. He was supposed to be gone 2-3 weeks and I thought he would call me when he got there, but I didn't hear from him. I waited about 3 /12 weeks and called; he said he got as far as the California border and was so lonely he turned around and came back. I guess he was too embarrassed to call and tell me.
      In the last year of his life his health declined and he had been hospitalized a few times. The last time he was in the hospital I was there visiting and he told me that he thought it would be best if he went into a nursing home, at least for awhile and asked me to find one for him. I called the hospital the next day to see if they had an affiliation with a nursing home and he had died during the night. I was very upset that they didn't call me.
      His best friend was named Norm Plater and he was also Uncle Dick's attorney and a fellow member of his Masonic Lodge. Norm made the arrangements for the Masonic funeral. Norm has probably passed away by now.
      Uncle Dick had a great sense of humor and he and my dad were always pulling practical jokes on each other. I'm pretty sure that he played golf. I don't remember ever meeting any of his family.
      That's all that I can remember right now.
      Look forward to hearing from you on Facebook!

      Cheryl Gilbert
      Mar 10, 2015

      Hi Scott-
      Richard Dickson was my uncle my marriage; he was married to Louise Jones, who was my father's sister. I remember Uncle Dick very well. They lived fairly close to us in Southern California and we used to see them pretty often. I also spent time with them a few summers when I was a child. I assume that you know that he was very active in Masons (I seem to remember that he was a 32nd degree Mason) and had a Masonic funeral. He and my aunt are buried in Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, Calif. I have visited the graves a few times.
      I will be happy to share my family tree with you. I am working on the Jones line and finding it very frustrating as they repeated names in every generation. I think I have some pictures of Uncle Dick and Aunt Louise and will try to upload them.
      If you're on Facebook my name is Cheryl Gilbert.

  • Sources 
    1. [S175] California Deaths, 1940-97.

    2. [S605] California Death Index, 1940-1997, 15 June 2013; Richard Isaac Dickson, 22 Nov 1987, Los Angeles Co.

    3. [S604] SSDI - Ancestry, 25 February 2017; Richard I. Dickson; 430-09-4927; Arkansas (before 1951).

    4. [S568] 1920 US Federal Census, Sebastian Co, AR, Fort Smith, Upper Township, Ward 1; ED 148; page 4A; dwelling 68, family 78, 2124 N. 14th St.; R.H. Dickson.

    5. [S561] 1930 US Federal Census, Sebastian Co, AR, Fort Smith, Ward 1; ED 66-33; p. 4A; dwelling 70, family 84, 2230 N. 14th St; Robert Dickson.

    6. [S432] Calvert's Fort Smith (Sebastian County, Arkansas), p. 139.

    7. [S619] Obituary - Robert H. Dickson Sr., Deaths - Robert H. Dickson Sr.; 20 November 1942.

    8. [S894] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, 9 March 2018; Richard I Dickson, Los Angeles, California, 31 Jul 1942.

    9. [S621] BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, Richard Dickson, D.O.B. 16 Aug 1916.

    10. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 20 February 2017; Dickson, Richard L, California, La Puente, City Directory, 1960.

    11. [S641] Find A Grave, 20 February 2017; Richard Isaac Dickson; Richard Isaac Dickson; 136853715; Grothmann.

    12. [S612] Marriage License - Robert H. Dickson and Mildred Ethel Garner, 28 Sept 1912; Belleville, Yell Co., Arkansas.

    13. [S789] Marriages - Arkansas, Yell Co., Ethel Garner to Robert H. Dickson; 29 September 1912; Book J, page 532.

    14. [S606] Arkansas County Marriages Index - 1837-1957, 23 December 2014; R H Dickson to Ethel Garner, 29 Sep 1912, .

    15. [S606] Arkansas County Marriages Index - 1837-1957, Richard Dickson m. Louise Jones.

    16. [S843] Arkansas Marriages Index, 1933-1939, 25 February 2017; D, page 129, Dickson, Richard I.


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