Knox, Dixon (1884-1910)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by E. Campbell

Our Mickley Square Church, Lemington-on-Tyne, has sustained a heavy loss in the sudden death of Dixon Knox, who was honoured and esteemed in the society, where he earnestly served in the Choir, Sunday School, Band of Hope, and Christian Endeavour. He loved his class meeting and the week-night preaching service.

Whilst at work at West Mickley Colliery, he was overtaken by serious illness. Conveyed to the Newcastle Royal Infirmary, he died about thirty minutes after his admission. The news of his death was made known on the Sunday morning. The whole school was so affected that it was impossible to carry on the work of the school: it was an hour of weeping and profound sorrow. 

The church will miss his unselfish and constant service, but it is the home, of which he was the mainstay, that will suffer most of all.

The officials of the Low Prudhoe Wesleyan Church kindly granted us the use of the chapel for the funeral service.

Revs. E. Campbell and E.W. Smith (Wesleyan minister), conducted an impressive service in the chapel, and at the grave in Ovingham Cemetery. On Sunday, October 2nd, 1910, a memorial service was held in our Mickley Square Chapel.


Dixon was born in the spring of 1884 at Prudhoe, Northumberland, to parents James Knox, a coal miner, and Mary Ann Brown. He was baptised on 30 April 1884 at Shotley Bridge PM Chapel.

The 1901 census return records Dixon as a wag cleaner below ground at the colliery.

Dixon died in September 1910 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/992

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