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Curtis DIXON (VETERAN WWI)

Bentonville City Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

US Army
World War I
March 15, 1896 - July 4, 1927

*Obituary
Benton County Herald
Thursday, July 7, 1927

DIXON, Curtis - Curtis Dixon was born in Decatur County, Tenn. on March 15th, 1896. He came to Centerville, Mo. at the age of 19 years with his parents. He entered the army of the World War in 1918 and served six months, being honorably discharged after being gassed. He was married to Helen Morrison in 1921 and three children were born to them. He died on July 4th, 1927. Deceased joined the Methodist Church in January 1923. He leaves besides his wife, three children, father, two brothers and one sister. One sister, Mollie, passed away about six weeks ago. Funeral services were held by his pastor, Rev. W.T. Thompson, from the First Methodist Church Wednesday, July 6th at 3 o'clock.

*Obituary
Benton County Record
Friday, July 8, 1927

Sitting on the porch of his pretty little farm home north of Bentonville, Curtis Dixon, a veteran of the World War passed away on the same day on which 151 years ago his country declared its Independence. Few knew of the death of this mild mannered young man who was so strongly gassed on the field of battle that eight years later he could hardly speak above a whisper. There were but few of his friends and fellow veterans present at his funeral. The services were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. W.T. Thompson, at the M.E. Church, South Wednesday afternoon. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Helen Dixon, and three little children; his father, W. Dixon, who arrived after his son's death; two brothers, Carl and Yateman Dixon, and one sister, Kittie May Dixon. Another sister, Mollie Dixon, died about six weeks ago. Curtis Dixon was born in Decatur county, Tennessee March 15, 1896. Here he lived until he was 19 years of age when he moved with his parents to Caruthersville, Mo. It was at Caruthersville that he answered the call for soldiers in the World War. Curtis was severely gassed and rendered unfit for duty and was honorably discharged. In 1921 he was married to Helen Morrison. To them were born three children. On coming to Bentonville he built a store on the Bella Vista road north of that resort. This he sold later to the Roberts and bought a farm and started in the chicken business. About a month ago he became ill and gradually became worse. On the evening of the Fourth, realizing that the end was near he went out on the porch and sat down in a chair, telling his wife that he did not wish to die in bed or in the house.

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Submitted: 7/9/08 • Approved: 3/8/13 • Last Updated: 3/11/13 • R34951-G0-S3

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