Frances Eason McDougald
b. 22 March 1846, d. 24 October 1907
- Father: Alexander McDougald b. 3 June 1809, d. 10 July 1856
- Mother: Frances Lucretia Mitchell b. 22 January 1821, d. 5 February 1892
- Frances Eason McDougald was born on 22 March 1846 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.
- She was known as Fanny.
- Alexander McDougald and Frances Lucretia Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, enumerated next to Ann Eliza Alexander McDougald, widow of Alexander's brother Daniel.. Other members of the household included Frances Eason McDougald, Sarah E. McDougald, Helen McDougald and Sarah Ellen W. Moughon.
- Frances Lucretia Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Frances Eason McDougald, Sarah E. McDougald, Helen McDougald, Effie McDougald and Alique McDougald.
- She married Stephen Marshall Dixon, son of Robert Henry Dixon and Martha A. J. Marshall, on 30 June 1864 in Muscogee County, Georgia.
- Stephen Marshall Dixon and Frances Eason McDougald appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Coleman, Chattahoochee County, Georgia, and one domestic servant.. Other members of the household included Henry Bacon Dixon.
- Stephen Marshall Dixon and Frances Eason McDougald appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Muscogee County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Henry Bacon Dixon, Frances Billings Dixon, Thomas Brooks Dixon and Stephen Marshall Dixon Jr.
- Frances Eason McDougald appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, at 900 Second Avenue and four male boarders.. Other members of the household included Thomas Brooks Dixon and Stephen Marshall Dixon Jr.
- Frances Eason McDougald died on 24 October 1907 at age 61.
- She was interred at Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.
- The following appeared on 25 October 1907 in The Columbus Enquirer-Sun: Hundreds of hearts in Columbus were saddened yesterday morning when the news spread over the city that Mrs. Fannie M. Dixon had passed away. It was the greatest kind of shock to the many friends of this deeply beloved lady, for comparatively few knew that she was seriously ill. There were few women in Columbus so generally and truly loved and admired as Mrs. Dixon, and her death comes as a personal loss to people throughout the community.
Mrs. Dixon was in her usual health just a few days ago, but about a week since was seized with a cold, which deepened into something like lagrippe. Two days ago diabetes developed, and her system was so weak from the severe cold and lagrippe that she could not withstand the disease. Among the members of her family and very intimate friends it was known Wednesday that she was in her very critical condition, as it appeared that the spread of the poison through her system could not be prevented. She passed away at half past six o'clock yesterday morning, after an illness which in its really serious stages was only of two or three days' duration /P/ The deceased was one of the best known women of Columbus and was thoroughly identified with this community in every way. She was the daughter of the late Alex and Mrs. Frances McDougald, and was born in this city on March 22, 1846. Her entire life was spent in Columbus and she loved it with all her heart. She was highly educated, and to her training was added the natural brilliancy and talent with which nature had so generaously endowed her. She was a woman of literary attainments, and of charming culture, but perhaps the trait by which her friends will longest and most lovingly remember her was the unvarying sweetness of her character.
A Southern woman in every fibre of her being, she was heart and soul for the sacred cause of Dixie, and was active in the band of noble women who in the war-times encouraged and sustained the Southland's soldiers, and after the war were ever faithful in paying honor to the memory of those who fell in the dread struggle, and remembering in thoughtful, tender manner the old veterans who still linger on this side of the river. She became the bride of a gallant and true-hearted Southerner, for on June 29, 1864, she married Mr. S. Marshall Dixon. Mr. Dixon passed away a n7umber of years ago, and now his widow has joined him in enternity. She is survived by two devoted sons, Mr. S. Marshall Dixon and Mr. Thomas B. Dixon of this city. Four sisters, Mrs. T. E. Blanchard, Mrs. Helen Dexter, Mrs. R. M. Norman and Miss Alique McDougald also survive her. Several nieces and nephews, who held her in the highest affection, also survive her.
Mrs. Dixon was one of the most earnest and faithful members of St. Paul Methodist church. She was president of the Free Kindergarten Association, and was always a staunch friend of that cause. Her name has been synonomous [sic] with charitable and religious work in Columbus, she was so thoroughly identified with enterprises of that character. She gave generously, bountifully, of her time and talents to every good undertaking in the city of a public nature.
Captain and Mrs. Blanchard and Miss Alique McDougald have been in New York, but were telegraphed yesterday morning of the sad event, and are expected to arrive in the city tonight, or at any rate tomorrow morning.
The funeral will take place at 11:30 o'clock tomorrow morning.
- Last Edited: 27 Feb 2012