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Fred J. Dixon was born near Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 31, 1870, and departed this life March 8, 1927 at his home in Maywood, Nebr. at the age of 56 years, two months and eight days.

At the age of sixteen, he came to Nebraska with his parents and located southeast of Moorefield, where he met and married Ellen Stoner. To this union four children were born.

In 1905 he was again married to Stella Burton, of Wellfleet and to this union was born one daughter, Vera.

Fred was a kind a loveable husband and father.

He joined the I.O.O.F. June 18, 1909 and since that time he has been a constant worker for the order. He was elected secretary of Maywood lodge No. 234 in December 1920 and took charge in January 1921, which position he held until his death. The Lodge has lost one of its most consistent workers. He upheld the laws of the order and in the last few years took it as his guide. Fred attended many lodge meetings when he should have been at home resting.

He was instrumental in getting the lodges in this part to visiting each other and insisted that by so doing, the work and interest would be greatly increased. Not only Maywood lodge number 234, but Curtis and Stockville will miss him, as he readily took any part in the work when visiting other lodges. He was captain of the First Degree Team, and his position will be hard to fill.

He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, two sons and three daughters.

Not only will he be missed and mourned by his near relatives but the community has lost one of its citizens who could be trusted as a friend.

Mr. Dixon had been in the garage business for several years in Maywood.

The Eagle-Reporter 39(12):1 Saturday, March 19, 1927

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