Biography of John G. Dixon
Cambria County, PA Biographies





John G. Dixon, who is successfully engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Johnstown, with offices in the Johnstown Trust Building, is a progressive citizen of Cambria County. He was born near Durham, England, Sept. 6, 1871, and is the son of David and Jane (Anderson) Dixon.

David Dixon, deceased, was a native of England. He brought his family to the United States in 1880 and settled in Pittsburgh, but two years later removed to Johnstown, where Mr. Dixon was employed by the Cambria Iron Company in the mines. He was drowned in the flood of 1889, and his widow died in June, 1925.

John G. Dixon attended the public schools of Johnstown and when 14 years of age entered the employ of the Cambria Steel Company as an office boy. He remained with this company until 1910, when he resigned his position as recorder of the Blooming Mills to engage in the real estate and insurance business. Mr. Dixon has a well established business and is local representative of the following companies: Firemen's Fund, Niagara Fire Insurance Company, American Central Insurance Company, Detroit Fire and Marine Insurance Company, American Union Insurance Company, Eagle Fire Insurance Company, Lumbermen's Insurance Company, Albany Fire Insurance Company, London Guarantee and Accident Insurance Company, and the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.

Mr. Dixon was married April 4, 1899, to Miss Cora A. Seaman, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Seaman, of Summerhill, Pa. They have six children: Margaret Ethel, J. Edwin, Robert S., Thomas B., Eleanor E., and George P.

Mr. Dixon is a member of the International Order of Good Templars and has served four years as head state officer. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church and for many years served as county chairman of the Prohibition party.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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