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Ancestors and Family of Brian Scott Dickson and Kathleen Ann Boyle Dickson

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4801 [whitten,,sam scott wren], , N5, n1

There has been some discussion about the birth and death dates of Millie Almand. Her tombstone says she was born 1 May 1861 and died 9 Jan 1902. Mildred Wren says 3 May 1860-9 Jan 1901. Robert Hale says 1 May 1861-9 Jan 1901. 
Almand, Millie Lucinda (I329)
 
4802 [whitten,,sam scott wren], [wren, 1945, ] Wren, Marion (I6732)
 
4803 [whitten,,sam scott wren],[wren,1945,]

In her younger years, Mildred was a school teacher. Some years after she married, she and her husband Henry took up farming rather than teaching. They raised cattle and timber. 
Wren, Mildred (I6742)
 
4804 ~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. 
Dickson, Richard Isaac (I2597)
 
4805 ~SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: 432 05 3884

Louise's mother's maiden name was Cobb.

granddad 
Jones, Eleanor Louise (I4000)
 
4806 ~SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: 563 66 6540

CHILDREN: Had no children.

Corrine's mother's maiden name was Delaney.

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Pullen, Corinne (I5204)
 

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