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Leander Benton "Simon" Dixon (b. 23 Jul 1865, d. 30 Jun 1948)Leander Benton "Simon" Dixon (son of William M. Dixon and Sarah Jane Burns)17281, 17282, 17283, 17284, 17285, 17286, 17287 was born 23 Jul 1865 in Nodaway County, MO17288, 17289, 17290, 17291, 17292, 17293, 17294, and died 30 Jun 1948 in Nodaway County, MO17295, 17296, 17297, 17298, 17299, 17300, 17301.He married (1) Miranda Florence "Reny" Crenshaw on 12 Sep 1889 in Nodaway County, MO.He married (2) Margaret Blanche Graves on 15 Jun 1916 in Nodaway County, MO.
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Name: Leander Benton DIXON-AKA: Simon Dixon --Birth: 23 JUL 1865-Nodaway County, MO /Death: 30 JUN 1948 in Nodaway County, MO
Leander B. Dixon Dies At His Home in Parnell--Leander Benton (Simon) Dixon, 83-year-old retired farmer, died at 12:05 o'clock this morning at his home in Parnell following an illness of several months. He had spent all of his life in the Parnell community. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Price funeral home. The Rev. C. A. Neighboun will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Parnell cemetery.
He was born July 23, 1865, at Honey Creek, near Parnell, the son of the late William and Sarah Dixon. He was the last member of his family of six children.
He was married to Marenda Crenshaw in 1889. She died in 1912. He was married June 15, 1916 to Margaret Graves.
Besides his wife he is survived by one son, William M. Dixon, Raven wood, and a daughter, Mrs. Howard Weathermon, Conception, and two grandchildren.
The following is a copy of a newspaper clipping: "Menacing Dangers of Stobuck Hole Near Honey Creek Retold
Dick O'Howell and Simon Dixon Recall That Team and Stone Wagon Disappeared -- That It Was Used for Baptismals.
Stobuck Hole, grim and menacing in legend but today only another hole of water dammed up by a rock ledge in Honey Creek in Orrsburg neighborhood, was recalled this week by these two men, Dick O'Howell, left 81 years old, owner of the land on which the hole is located, and Simon Dixon, right, 75 years old, son of the former owner of the land.
Stobuck Hole, which got its name after a team of horses, hitched to a stone wagon, disappeared in its center, is located about 250 yards northeast of O'Howell's house, east of Orrsburg. At one time, it was about 100 yards long, and shoaling off from the rim to a depth once measured at 22 feet. It was when it was at this condition that John Stobuck (some say it is spelled Stobaugh) misjudged the depth of the water, drove his team into the hole and escaped with only his own life.
Fills Up With Silt--Years later, legend has it, the front bolster of the wagon was either washed out or brought out by drivers but the horses and rear portion of the wagon were forever lost.
At the present time, the hole has been filled up with silt so that it is no longer the deep, menacing freak of nature -- a hole through the bedrock.
But at the time Simon Dixon was a boy it was a swirling, menacing body of water entered only by the most intrepid divers. along the rim, however, the congregation of the Frontier Baptist Church at Orrsburg often gathered to witness baptismals, often in the dead of winter. In the summer months, persons building homes often came to get stone for foundations. It was in this occupation that Stobuck had come when he made the fateful mistake that inscribed his name in the legend of the community.
Remembers Lanning Mill--Dixon, who is the son of the late William ("Uncle Billy") Dixon, came to the farm with his parents in 1869. Seventy-five years old Wednesday, He can recall trips to the old Lanning Mill, a few miles south, with wheat to be ground and remembers one time when a lone Indain brave called at their home. The Indian pushed the door open and walked in, Dixon said, and muttered: "Me hungry." "Wash up and pull a chair to the table,," Mrs. Dixon said. "Me sit on floor," the brave answered. "You'll get nothing to eat in this house until you wash and sit in a chair at the table," Mrs. Dixon said and the Indian acquiesced.
Know as Strong Man--Dick O'Howell, 81 years old, who married Dixon's sister, and has lived on the same farm the last 58 years years, was known, in his prime, as one of the strongest men in the community. He used to lift barrels of salt over the sideboard of his wagon, he said, never bothering to take down the end gate of the wagon and ease in the 280-pound barrels.
"It looks foolish now," he said. When he was in his prime, he said, he weighed 240 pounds and stood six feet tall. He could work all day and never feel tired, he said. He lot his sight 48 years ago following an attack of measles and since that time has been forced to manage his farm and do chores around the place. Early this summer, while he was out driving, his horse dropped dead in the shafts after it had been led past a tractor."
Title: Grave marker/ Tombstone
Text: DIXON, Mother, Blanche 1885 - 1965 -- Father, Simon 1865 - 1948 --We Are Saved By Hope.
More About Leander Benton "Simon" Dixon:
A.K.A.: Simon Dixon.
More About Leander Benton "Simon" Dixon and Miranda Florence "Reny" Crenshaw:
Marriage: 12 Sep 1889, Nodaway County, MO.
More About Leander Benton "Simon" Dixon and Margaret Blanche Graves:
Marriage: 15 Jun 1916, Nodaway County, MO.
Children of Leander Benton "Simon" Dixon and Margaret Blanche Graves are:
- Living Dixon.
- William M. Dixon, b. 14 Dec 1919, Parnell, Nodaway County, MO, d. 12 Nov 1974, Pawnee City, Nebraska.
- Sarah Jane Dixon, b. 19 Dec 1923, Nodaway County, MO, d. 19 Dec 1923, Nodaway County, MO.