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Robert Harrison Dickson

Robert Harrison Dickson

Male 1878 - 1942  (64 years)

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  • Name Robert Harrison Dickson 
    Born 12 Aug 1878  Coldwater, Tate Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 25 Jun 1880  Bridge Bend Twp., Prairie Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 7 Jul 1900  Creek Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Twp 17 N Range 18 E 
    • In the 1900 Census, Robert is enumerated as boarder and farm laborer east of Broken Bow, OK. One discrepancy is that his father is listed as being born in Georgia.
    Occupation 7 Jul 1900  Creek Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    farm laborer 
    Address:
    Twp 17 N Range 18 E 
    Census 25 Jul 1910  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    N. 6th St 
    • Robert is listed as a lodger in the home of Bert E. Anderson.
    Occupation 25 Jul 1910  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    machinist in a factory 
    Address:
    N. 6th St 
    Military 12 Sep 1918  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    registered for the World War I draft 
    Census 3 Jan 1920  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1928  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Motorman 
    Address:
    2230 North 14th St 
    Residence 1928  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    2230 North 14th St 
    Occupation 1930  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Motorman, Fort Smith Traction Company 
    Address:
    2230 North 14th St 
    Residence 1930  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    2230 North 14th St 
    Census 4 Apr 1930  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    2230 North 14th St 
    • Between 1930 and 1935, the city of Fort Smith renumbered streets at Divison St. so that 14th St became 29th St.
    Occupation 4 Apr 1930  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    street car operator 
    Residence 1 Apr 1935  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    2230 North 29th St 
    Residence 1938  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Dickson, Robt H (Ethel) shoe repr 2121 Midland blvd r 2230 No 14th
    Census 18 Apr 1940  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    2230 North 29th St 
    Occupation 18 Apr 1940  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    operator in a shoe shop 
    Military 1942  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    registered for the World War II draft 
    Residence 1942  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • WWII Draft Registration card shows address 2230 N. 14th (29th) St,Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
    Residence 18 Nov 1942  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    2230 North 29th St 
    Died 18 Nov 1942  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 14, 15
    Obituary - Robert H. Dickson Sr.
    Obituary - Robert H. Dickson Sr.
    Buried Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 16
    Address:
    Forest Park Cemetery 
    Headstone - Robert H. Dickson Sr.
    Headstone - Robert H. Dickson Sr.
    Person ID I2598  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2017 

    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  [17
    Family ID F1352  Group Sheet

    Family 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  [18, 19, 20
    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
    Children 
     1. Mildred Evelyn Dickson,   b. 4 Mar 1914, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1985, Flagstaff, Coconino Co., Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Richard Isaac Dickson,   b. 16 Aug 1916, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1987, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Robert Harrison Dickson, Jr.,   b. 29 Nov 1919, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 2007, Cheswick, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 28 May 2018 
    Family ID F264  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1878 - Coldwater, Tate Co., 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 MapsCensus - Address:
    Twp 17 N Range 18 E - 7 Jul 1900 - Creek Nation, Indian Territory
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farm laborer - 7 Jul 1900 - Creek Nation, Indian Territory Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    N. 6th St - 25 Jul 1910 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - machinist in a factory - 25 Jul 1910 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Apr 1912 - Yell Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - registered for the World War I draft - 12 Sep 1918 - 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 MapsOccupation - Motorman - 1928 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    2230 North 14th St - 1928 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Motorman, Fort Smith Traction Company - 1930 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    2230 North 14th St - 1930 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    2230 North 14th St - 4 Apr 1930 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - street car operator - 4 Apr 1930 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
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    2230 North 29th St - 1 Apr 1935 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1938 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
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    2230 North 29th St - 18 Apr 1940 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - operator in a shoe shop - 18 Apr 1940 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - registered for the World War II draft - 1942 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1942 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    2230 North 29th St - 18 Nov 1942 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Nov 1942 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Forest Park Cemetery - - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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  • Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Robert and Ethel Dickson
    Robert and Ethel Dickson
    Robert Dickson on his Trolley
    Robert Dickson on his Trolley
    Robert and Ethel Dickson
    Robert and Ethel Dickson
    Robert and Ethel Dickson
    Robert and Ethel Dickson
    Robert H. Dickson, Sr.
    Robert H. Dickson, Sr.
    Robert and Ethel Dickson
    Robert and Ethel Dickson
    Robert H. Dickson, Sr.
    Robert H. Dickson, Sr.

  • Notes 
    • OCCUPATION: Streetcar Driver, Owned a shoe repair shop.

      granddad

      His father died when the children where very young. His mother then remarried. The new husband never allowed any discussion of the previous marriage, hence information past this point is likely lost. Left home around the age of 14, since he didn't get along well with his step-father. Worked for the railroads in and around Fort Smith, AR. Drove streetcars in Fort Smith until they were discontinued. After . the streetcars shut down, he opened a shoe repair shop. Granddad worked with him in the shop for a while.

      ACTION: Get the address of this store from Granddad. The store is now a Harley Davidson shop.

      Southwest Times Record: Ex-Street Car Man Opens Shoe Repair Shop -R.H. Dickson, formerly for years a faithful street car motorman, has just opened a shoe repair shot at 19 North Ninth St, across from the Tribune. Mr. Dickson has installed machinery and equipment and is now well prepared to render good service.

      Robert was a motorman until the Ft. Smith streetcars shut down on November 3, 1933. After that, he opened his shoe shop. He had done some shoe repair as a young man. Once he left the street car line, a cousin George taught him what he needed to open his own shop. Shortly after opening his store downtown, a space came open at "The Junction",much nearer to the house, so he moved his store there. Granddad worked with him for several years before marrying and moving to California. Prior to working on the streetcar, Robert had worked in a steel foundry and had seriously injured his back. He and two other men were carrying a long steel beam. The man in the middle lost his grip and dropped his load. That left only Robert in the back and another man in the front. When the man in the front then lost his grip, Robert was injured, having his back muscles pretty badly torn.From then on, he was unable to do any sort of heavy lifting.

  • Sources 
    1. [S703] Arkansas Death Certificate, Robert Harrison Dickson; Fort Smith, Sebastian Co, Arkansas; 1207-485; 18 December 1942.

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

    3. [S915] 1900 US Federal Census, Creek Nation, IT, Township 17 N Range 18 E, ED 50; p. 23; Robert Dickson.

    4. [S576] 1910 US Federal Census, Sebastian Co, AR, Ft. Smith, Ward 2; ED 153; p. 28; Bert E. Anderson.

    5. [S716] 1920 US Federal Census, McCurtain Co., OK, Idabel; ED 157; sheet 9 A; dwelling 164, family 180, ; Lida Higgs.

    6. [S705] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 10 August 2012; Robert Harrison Dickson, Sebastian County, Arkansas.

    7. [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.

    8. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 20 February 2017; Dickson, Robert H., Fort Smith, Arkansas, City Directory, 1928.

    9. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 20 February 2017; Dickson, Robert H., Fort Smith, Arkansas, City Directory, 1930.

    10. [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.

    11. [S620] 1940 US Federal Census, Sebastian Co., AR, Fort Smith, Upper Twp; ED 66-33; sheet 22-B; household 455; Dickson, R.H. Sr.

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

    13. [S706] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, 10 August 2012; Robert Harrison Dickson, born 12 Aug 1878.

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

    15. [S707] Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950, 23 December 2014; Robert H. Dickson, Sebastian Co., Vol 76, Roll 1942, Certificate 1207.

    16. [S633] Find A Grave (old), 25 May 2012; Robert Harrison Dickson, memorial no. 51297178, created by Stone Shooter.

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

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

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

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


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