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Robert Harrison Dickson, Jr.

Robert Harrison Dickson, Jr.

Male 1919 - 2007  (87 years)

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  • Name Robert Harrison Dickson  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 29 Nov 1919  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Are birth certificates available from the time of Granddad's birth? What about a delayed birth certificate?
    Gender Male 
    Census 3 Jan 1920  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 4 Apr 1930  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1 Apr 1935  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    2230 North 29th St 
    Graduation 1938  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Fort Smith High School 
    Residence 1938  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Dickson, Robt H jr shoe repr R H Dickson r 2230 No 14th
    Misc 8 Jun 1938  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    met Susan Louise Bailey 
    Census 18 Apr 1940  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    2230 North 29th St 
    Occupation 18 Apr 1940  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    helper in a shoe store 
    Residence Jun 1941  Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    3934 1/2 S. Western Ave., Apt. 5 
    • On Bob's birth certificate, dated 6 Oct 1941, it says that they had lived in California for only four months.
    Residence 18 Feb 1942  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Military 11 Sep 1944  Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    enlisted 
    Address:
    Camp Joseph T. Robinson 
    • Enlisted for the duration of the war plus 6 months.
    Military Feb 1945  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • U.S. Army, 40th Infantry Division, 108th Bat.
    Military Oct 1945  Leyte, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location 
    landing in the Pacific 
    Military 1946  Seoul, South Korea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    in the occupation force after the end of hostilities 
    Military 18 Feb 1946  [9
    Release date from U.S. Army 
    Residence 1951  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Dickson, Robt H jr (Susan L) whsemn Ft Smith Vehicle h 5106 Speers
    Residence 1996  Allison Park, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Jul 2007  Cheswick, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buried Allison Park, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road 
    • Robert was cremated and his remains are in the columbarium at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Allison Park, PA.
    Person ID I2600  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2017 

    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 Susan Louise Bailey,   b. 1 Oct 1919, Hackett, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 2006, McCandless Twp, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [15
    Married 23 Feb 1940  Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Children 
     1. Robert Harrison Dickson, III
     2. Daryl Ralph Dickson,   b. 9 Feb 1944, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1992, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Photos Robert and Susan Dickson
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    Robert and Susan Dickson
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    Robert & Susan Dickson - 60th Anniversary
    Robert & Susan Dickson - 60th Anniversary
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F207  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Nov 1919 - 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 - Address:
    2230 North 29th St - 1 Apr 1935 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Address:
    Fort Smith High School - 1938 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1938 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - met Susan Louise Bailey - 8 Jun 1938 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1940 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    2230 North 29th St - 18 Apr 1940 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - helper in a shoe store - 18 Apr 1940 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    3934 1/2 S. Western Ave., Apt. 5 - Jun 1941 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 18 Feb 1942 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - enlisted - 11 Sep 1944 - Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Feb 1945 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - landing in the Pacific - Oct 1945 - Leyte, Philippines Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - in the occupation force after the end of hostilities - 1946 - Seoul, South Korea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1951 - Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1996 - Allison Park, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jul 2007 - Cheswick, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road - - Allison Park, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania
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  • Photos Robert and Susan Dickson
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    Robert and Susan Dickson
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    4 Generation of Dicksons
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    Robert Harrison Dickson, Jr.
    Robert Harrison Dickson, Jr.
    Robert and Susan Dickson
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    Dickson Boys
    Dickson Boys
    Robert and Ethel Dickson
    Robert and Ethel Dickson
    Dickson kids
    Dickson kids
    Dickson Kids
    Dickson Kids
    Dickson Kids
    Dickson Kids
    Robert H. Dickson, Jr
    Robert H. Dickson, Jr
    Dickson Brothers
    Dickson Brothers
    Richard and Robert Dickson, taken in Los Angeles during the few years that they both lived there.
    Robert H. Dickson - High School Portrait
    Robert H. Dickson - High School Portrait
    Robert & Susan Dickson - 60th Anniversary
    Robert & Susan Dickson - 60th Anniversary
    Robert & Susan Dickson
    Robert & Susan Dickson
    Robert H. Dickson, Jr
    Robert H. Dickson, Jr
    Dickson Men
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    Robert H. Dickson Jr
    Robert H. Dickson Jr
    4 Generations from Michael
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  • Notes 
    • Military: Served in WWII

      Residence: Fort Smith AR, moved to Allison Park, PA, 1996

      Robert served in the 40th Infantry Division of the US Army, 108th Battalion. Though he did not actively seek to enlist, due to the fact that he had two small children, when he was called for the draft, he did not seek deferment. He trained at Camp B. in Florida before shipping out to the Philippine Islands. He arrived on Leyte island in the spring of 1945 after the fighting in Europe had already ended and participated in battle there. Given the choice between being a machine gunner and an mortar man, he selected the mortar. He said that he would much rather be back behind the mountain than out in front just making the enemy mad. He was the 2nd gunner in an mortar team,carrying the mortar tube itself. His unit served in the Philippines through the end of hostilities and them moved to Korea in October 1945 to serve with the occupation forces there. During his time in Korea,Robert served as a truck driver.

      While in the Army, Robert received his marksman medal, a good conduct medal, and campaign ribbons for the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign and the Liberation of the Philippines Campaign. He served 16 months in the army and returned home in June 1946. His serial number from his dog-tag was 38732441 T44.

      Granddad says that he and Grandmother met on June 8, 1938. They were at a church youth meeting. She knew who he was but he didn't know her. They met and talked. He walked her home, since she lived close to him. He walked her home the next week as well. After that, she was babysitting on a regular basis and would take the child she was babysitting to the drug store for a soda. He would meet up with her there and talk. After they met one another, they neither one ever dated anyone else.

      Granddad died peacefully around 5pm on Monday, July 2, 2007.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Descendants of John W. Tennyson. Unattributed typ.

    2. [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.

    3. [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.

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

    5. [S1055] U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 20 February 2017; Fort Smith High School, 1938.

    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, 20 February 2017; Robert H. Dickson Jr.

    9. [S855] U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, 20 February 2017; Robert Dickson, b. 29 Nov 1919.

    10. [S433] Calvert's Fort Smith (Sebastian County, Arkansas), p. 147.

    11. [S604] SSDI - Ancestry, 22 December 2014; Robert H. Dickson; Arkansas (Before 1951).

    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. [S607] Obituary for Donald Luther Bailey, 19 Oct 1970, Obituary - Don L. Bailey; 19 October 1970.

    16. [S606] Arkansas County Marriages Index - 1837-1957, 24 May 2013; Robert H Dickson to Susan Louise Bailey, License Date: 23 Feb 1940.


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