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Dixon Cemetery

Lockport, Oliver Township, Mifflin County Pennsylvania

 

Information from The Cemeteries of Mifflin County, MCHS

 

Directions:

 

To get to this cemetery from Lewistown, go west from Lewistown about 5 miles, turn left on MIDDLE ROAD (T355), proceed 1/2 mile and turn right on LOCKPORT ROAD (TR710), proceed 1/2 mile and turn left on 3 LOCKS ROAD (TR348), proceed 1/2 mile and cemetery is on right across from abandoned house. It is very overgrown, but the farmer from the adjacent farm mows around it once or twice a season.

From the 6 Tombstones in this cemetery, I copied the following inscriptions in April 1998. (There do appear to me several unmaked graves in this area) Contributor: Douglas Armstrong

 

Photos:

 

Cemetery View 1, 2, 3  Contributor: Ed Bratton

 

Isabella DIXON  Contributor: Ed Bratton

 

Z. Ruth PEFFER  Contributor: Ed Bratton

 

Transcriptions:

 

Eleanor DIXON, Died May 20th, 1872, Aged 68 years, 3 mo., and 18 days  Contributor: Douglas Armstrong

 

In Memory of Elias W. DIXON,* Died July 3, 1893, Aged 77 years and 3 mo. (Note:  I don't know if this means he is not buried here)  Elias W. DIXON use to own a portion of the farm surrounding the cemetery. Elias built the first red barn on the left, about 1/2 mile past the cemetery.  There is a cornerstone on the building which has "E.W.D. 1846"   I was told to me that Elias built this barn when he was about 25 years of age.  Contributor: Douglas Armstrong

 

Isabella DIXON, Died March 18, 1864, Aged 38 years (may be 58, but I think it is 38) 5 MOs, and 10 days. (Note: Footstone - "I.D.")  Contributor: Douglas Armstrong

 

Martin DIXON, Died Sept 11, 1851, Aged aged 40 years, 10 mo., and 3 days  Contributor: Douglas Armstrong

 

Mary M. DIXON, Died Jan 28, 1884, Aged 62 years and 20 days  (Note: Footstone - "M.M.D.")  Contributor: Douglas Armstrong

 

Z. Ruth PEFFER, Born May 25, 1898, Died Jan 1, 1899  (PLEASE NOTE:  Previously Published Sources on this particular headstone mis-identifies the name in spelling and gender.  This headstone is made of concrete and in very good shape and very readable.  The transcription at left is corrert.  Headstone has also a decorative leaf and branch above the name.  Footstone has no writing and is made of concrete also.)  Contributor: Douglas Armstrong

 

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