Niagara County

1897 Biography - P. T. Dix

Dix, P. T., a farmer and fruit grower of Newtane, was born in Whitecreek, Washington county, N. Y., in 1821, a son of Ozias and Phoebe (Tillinghast) Dix. Ozias Dix was born in Vermont in 1794, and came to New York State in his younger days, settling in Niagara county in June, 1834, where he died in 1874; Mrs. Dix died in 1872. P. T. Dix married Maria Antoinette McKee of Newfane, December 18, 1861, and they had seven children, five of whom are living, two died in infancy - Louah Marian, now Mrs. Frank M. Bradley of Somerset; Winifred, now Mrs. Dr. G. B. Arnold of Downington, Pa.; Cornelia, resides at home, but is now in Florida; Minella, at home, and Burt Tillinghast. Mr. Dix was town superintendent of public schools and justice of the peace eight years and deputy collector of customs at Olcott under Buchanan. He is a Good Templar and a Prohibitionist. He has ten acres of peach orchard, twenty-five acres of apples and four of pears.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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