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Thomas Irwin Dixon

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Thomas Irwin Dixon (c1828- ) of Dixon and Co (of Ipswich)

Born the son of Thomas Corbitt Dixon

1909 Died. 'The funeral of Mr. Thomas Irwin Dixon, eldest son of the late Mr. Thomas Corbett Dixon, ironfounder, of Norwich, took place Wednesday afternoon, the Cemetery, Pulham Market. The deceased passed away suddenly at his residence, Rose Cottage. Fulham Market, on Saturday evening. He had attained the age of 81 years, and till the day his death had enjoyed his usual good health; the evening of that day ha paid a visit to neighbour, and on returning home he expired in his chair. The deceased was formerly a designer and agent for the firm of Barnard, Bishop and Barnard, of Norwich, and attended many exhibitions which followed the close of the Crimean war. Subsequently he was engaged as draughtsman by the British Gas Light Company, and served several years, both In Norwich and Hanley. In the early days of The Norwich Science Gossip Club he was the secretary, and he had considerable artistic talent. The deceased was twice married, and leaves widow and one daughter, the latter being known by her professional name Madame Sonja....'[1]

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  1. East Anglian Daily Times - Thursday 18 March 1909