Biography of Ezra Dixon, Jr.

A native and lifelong resident of Bristol, Mr. Dixon, after seventeen years in a business of his own, became associated with his father in the conduct of a company founded by the latter many years ago. This association of father and son has proved very agreeable to both. Mr. Dixon is generally regarded as possessing all of the many characteristics which have made his father for many years one of the leading figures in the world of business in Bristol. He is also prominently active in fraternal affairs, is a member of several social clubs and in every respect ranks as one of the representative and substantial members of the community.

Ezra Dixon, Jr., was born at Bristol, October 12, 1877, a son of Ezra and Annie (Prest) Dixon. His father is one of the leading citizens of Bristol. Mr. Dixon received his education in the public schools and at Phillips Academy. After leaving school he entered the window screen business for himself and successfully continued in it from 1902 until 1919. Since the latter year he has been associated with his father in the conduct of the Dixon Lubricating Saddle Company, of Bristol, engaged in the manufacture and sale of a saddle used in spinning machines, which was invented and patented by Mr. Dixon’s father. On January 1, 1930, the business was incorporated as the Dixon Lubricating Saddle Company, and Ezra Dixon, Jr., became president; his father, chairman of the board; William G. Dixon, treasurer; and F. M. Dixon, Jr., secretary.

For many years a member of the Masonic Order, he belongs to numerous Masonic bodies, including the following: St. Albans Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of which he is a Past Master; Hope Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of which he is a Past High Priest; Webb Council, Royal and Select Masters, of which he is a Past Thrice Illustrious Master; St.John’s Commandery, Knights Templar; Rhode Island Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; and Palestine Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member of the United Brothers Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, as well as of Herbert F. Bennett Camp, Sons of Veterans, of which he is a Past Commander. His clubs include the Rhode Island Country Club and the Metacomet Country Club, where he finds opportunity to indulge in his favorite sport, golf. In politics he is a supporter of the Republican party. His religious affiliation is with the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. Dixon married, on March 3, 1908, Carrie Luella Green, a direct descendant of General Nathanael Greene.

Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.

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