Lee Tell and Leona (Carson) Dix

Lee T. Dix was born Jun 16, 1885 in Linn County Iowa to Liton Dix and Hattie Nietert Dix.

In 1900 Linn County, Iowa, Lee, born   1885 in Iowa, is with parents Laton J. Apr 1860 and Hattiee Sep 1857, both Iowa.  Siblings James R. Aug 1890 and Alfred W. Dec 1898 - all born in Iowa.

Still in Linn County in 1910, Laton and Hattie have Lee 23, Rex 19, and Alpheus 11.

Leona is in Linn County in 1910, 23, with parents Curtis and Amanda Carson.  Siblings are Jossie 13, William 12, and Mary 7.

Lee Tell Dix, born in Coggon, Iowa to Later Tell Dix and Hattie Neitest Dix, married Lena Margaret Carson Marcy 9, 1911 in Coggon, Linn County.  She was the daughter of Curtis Ezra Carson and Amanda Mahala Andler (Ondler)

Curtis, born in Buchanan County, Iowa and Amanda, born in Tucarawas County, Ohio,  had married Nov 21, 1882 in Linn County.

Lee Tell Dix registered with a Haxtun address, saying he was born June 16, 1885, and was farming by himself.

Lee proved up quarters in 31 and 32, 6N 48W in 1918.

In 1920 Rockland precinct, Logan County, Lee is 34, married to Leona 32, with Max, 3.

In 1930 Rockland, Lee 44 and Leona 43 have Max 13, Vernon 9, Marion 8, and Jack 6.

In 1940 New Haven (probably the same house, but the precinct names change) Lee 54 adn Leona 53 have Marion 18 and Jack 16.

Lee - 1885-1967 and Leona (Carson) Dix 1887-1975 are buried in Haxtun.

~0bit~Amanda Mahala Ondler was born November 8, 1860, in Tuscoraves county, Ohio, and died January 29, 1915, aged 54 years, 2 months and 21 days. At the age of 4 years she came with her parents to Quasqueton, Iowa. Later they moved to Linn county. At the age of 22 years she was united in marriage to Curtis Ezra Carson. To this union were born eleven children, nine girls and two boys. Three girls and one boy died in infancy. The others were present when she was called home. At the age of thirty-two years she was converted and united with the church at Spring Grove. She was very patient in her suffering. As she neared the end however she expressed a desire to leave this world of sorrow and suffering and go to that upper and better land. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, seven children, her father, six brothers and three sisters, six grandchildren and a large circle of friends. The funeral was held Sabbath morning from the home. Rev. Maxwell preached the sermon. Interment was in Troy Mills cemetery. A large number of friends and neighbors followed the remains to their last resting place.


1932 ~0bit~The community was shocked to hear of the death of Curtis Carson, retired farmer and life-long resident of Linn County, who died suddenly at his home here Wednesday morning of last week at 10 p.m. Mr. Carson had been in poor health for some time, but his death was due to heart trouble and came very suddenly. Mr. Carson was the son of Ezra and Mary Carson and was born near Troy Mills on May 14, 1862. On November 21, 1882, he was married to Misss Mahala Ondler who died January 29, 1915. Eleven children were born to this union, nine girls and two boys. Three
girls and one boy died in infancy. On August 30, 1922, he was married to Mrs. Nina Webster. Surviving are his widow, six daughters and one son: Mrs. Lizzie Betzer of Lebanon, Oregon; Mrs. Jessie Packard of Albany, Oregon; Mrs. Nona Walton of Perry, Iowa; Mrs. Leona Dix of Haxtum, Colorado; Josie Beerbower of Hill City, Minnesota; Mrs. Genevieve Bach of Center Point; William Carson of Boone, Iowa; and one brother, Ira Carson of Troy Mills, twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Carson was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge of Troy Mills, also of the Masonic Lodge of Walker and one of the few remaining Sons of Veterans of this community. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church here Friday afternoon with the Rev. John McKee, of Leon, assisted by the Rev. W. Craig Tenney in charge. Music was furnished by the male quartet of Quasqueton, with Mrs. Adams at the piano, who sang "In the Upper Garden", "Sometime We Will Understand", "Face To Face".
Masonic services were conducted at the grave in the Troy Mills cemetery. The many friends here extend the most heart felt sympathy to the bereaved relatives and friends.

Vernon J. Dix, 88, of Torrington, Wyo., passed away Dec. 3, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Haxtun United Methodist Church, with Pastor Keith Hudiburgh officiating.
Vernon was born on Christmas day, 1920, south west of Haxtun, at the family home of hearty; homestead parents, Lee and Leona Dix. Vernon was the second eldest of four sons. Vernon attended school at South Rockland Grade School and New Haven High School, graduating in 1938, surviving the Great Depression and Dust Bowl along the way. As Vernon referenced in his valedictorian address, "The great question, after all, is not so much what we possess, but how are we going to use that which we have?" He further stated, "We must face our duties with hope and courage. We must cooperate with fellow men. We must do our jobs the best we can, look forward, play fair and strive to do our noblest." Ambitious goals for a young man, but Vernon was true to his state ments, accomplishing much and touching a great number of people throughout his life. Upon completion of high school, Vernon was the recip ient of a four-year scholarship to Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. He graduated in 1942 with a B.S. degree in engineering with a major in physics. Shortly before his college graduation, Vernon was recruited by the U.S. War Department to oversee the site selection and installation of radar towers and power plants in Alaska.throughout Alaska.
In 1944, Vernon entered the U.S. Army, received basic training at Fort Riley, Kan., and was assigned to combat throughout the Philippine Islands. He sustained a knee injury and was hospitalized in the Philippines, during which VJ-day was celebrated. Soon after, Vernon was transported by hospital ship to California and discharged from the Army on Dec. 10, 1945, having been awarded the Bronze Medal. Vernon returned to Haxtun and accepted a position with CO-OP Services Corporation, installing and servicing propane fuel systems, an expanding business at the time.
On Aug. 25, 1946, Vernon and Etta Marie Evans were married and three children followed, two daughters, Dorothy and Marilyn, and one son, Richard.
Encouraged to take a Civil Service examination in 1948, Vernon qualified for a clerk's position in the Haxtun Post Office and served in that position until 1965, when he was appointed to the position of Postmaster. While serving the U.S. Postal Service, Vernon also dry-land farmed three quarter-section parcels. His skills were also applied to numerous building projects, including the construction of three new homes and a recreational "camper," specially designed and built by Vernon for a one-month, 1962 family land excursion to Alaska and the Seattle World's Fair. Vernon was always very active in Haxtun community activities. Included in his community service were the
Haxtun Community Hospital, Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America and Haxtun Methodist Church. He has been a member of the American Legion for more than 60 years. Vernon retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1976 and relocated to southern Colorado, spending winters in Arizona and traveling to a number of international destinations.
Vernon earned the respect and friendship of those he encountered and was always available to lend a helping hand. His encouragement, generosity and willingness to help others have always been attributes that made him a friend of many, touching their lives in various, helpful ways.
Vernon is survived by two brothers, Max and wife Christine of Yuma and Jack and wife Betty of Haxtun. Vernon is also survived by his three children, Dorothy Schild and husband Richard of Torrington, Marilyn Pullin and husband Jim of Fort Collins, Richard Dix and wife Linda of Medina, Wash,; five granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.
Vernon is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Leona; and his brother, Marion.
Memorial contributions for the benefit of Haxtun United Methodist Church and Haxtun Lions Club may be sent to: Dorothy Schild, 242 Willow Court, Torrington, WY 82240.
Gerk Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. 


Max Dix, 95, died Dec. 14, 2011, in Yuma. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 27, at the Yuma Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 416 S. Hickory, Yuma.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1916, southwest of Haxtun. He was the firstborn son to homesteaders Lee and Leona Dix. He attended South Rockland School for the elementary years and graduated from New Haven High School in 1936.

He married Florence Turner in 1936; they had one child, Reta Rae.

Mr. Dix joined the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and was a member for the remainder of his life.

In 1947 he moved to Rifle, where he farmed and did mechanic work. Following a divorce from Florence he married Mary Reed in 1956. Following Mary's death in 1996, he married Chrystine Massey in 1997. In 2004, Mr. Dix sold the farm and with his wife moved back to Yuma to be near family.

He is survived by his wife, Chrystine; daughter, Reta Rae Ross of British Columbia, Canada; granddaughter, Wendy Marr and husband Gordie; grandsons, Doug Green and Zach Pfannmueller and wife Stacey; great-grandchildren, Chad and Tyrel Gidinski, Colorado Marr, Brooke and Sara Pfannmueller; his brother, Jack Dix and wife Betty of Haxtun; and numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Mr. Dix was preceded in death by his brothers, Marion and Vernon; and wives, Mary and Florence.

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