Midway Baptist Church, Midway AL
Oakhill, Prattville AL
Riverside, Macon GA
Greenwood, Montgomery AL
Decatur City Cemetery, Decatur AL
Oak View Cemetery, Albany GA
Forest Grove, Forest Park GA
Alexander Franklin Dix
Directions: The oldest part of Oakwood Cemetery spreads out north and east from the intersection of Columbus and Ripley Streets in downtown Montgomery. The newer addition is called East Oakwood Cemetery and is accessed by heading east on the Upper Wetumpka Road which begins at the confluence of Columbus and Jefferson Streets. Turn left into East Oakwood Cemetery. This is somewhat confusing, in that, the Saint Margaret's Cemetery shares the same entrance. Graves to the right of the main road are in the Saint Margaret's Cemetery, while the graves to the left are considered East Oakwood Cemetery. Once in the cemetery, turn immediately to the left, then back to the right at the first opportunity. This goes up toward the top of the hill and passes between 2 cedar trees. The Dix plot is near the cedar tree on the left (west) between the road and the "Miller" marker.
On the left, a double grave that marks the
remains of both of Albert Sidney Dix's parents. At the head of the
granite gravestone is a marble pillow marker with his Confederate Veteran's
information. It is inscribed:
The birth months for AFD on the Confederate Veteran's pillow marker and the main gravestone are different. The July date seems to be correct.
The missing letters [shown
in red] in the
inscription are due to a broken and missing piece of the marble gravestone.
I was curious about the names Dollie and Allie[see resolution below] engraved in the corners of the cement border around the marble marker. I have used two sources that were in with Dad's (Francis Dix Whigham) family history items. One is a schematic Dix family tree that goes back to when the Dix's came from England. The other is a book that Mom (Mavis Vickery Whigham) had made. Mom mentions a Dollie and a Will Allie as two of Albert Sidney Dix's siblings that are not included on the schematic (done in 1934 or 1935 per a hand written note on it). I though Mom had "gotten off" a generation until I saw these inscriptions. Now I thinking that Albert Sidney Dix's son Will Allie (Uncle Billy), was named for Albert's (younger) brother.
Update 09/28/2001: Martha found a book at the Samford University Library titled "The First 150 Years of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery". In it was a reference to "Mary Belle Dix (Dollie), daughter of Alexander Franklin Dix Sr." I had incorrectly assumed that the "Mary" buried with Alexander Franklin Dix Jr., was his wife (we never found anything on AFD Jr.'s wife). Martha also found in the Alabama State Archives microfilm, under "Dix" and "Clippings", the inscription from the gravestone above with the missing segments. The letters in red are from the archive records and fills in the missing information from the broken gravestone.
OK, that takes care of the "Who's Dollie?" problem. Now, this leaves the other name on the border of the gravestone is "Allie". Since we now know that this grave contains the remains of two of AFD Sr.'s children, and that "Dollie" was the nickname for one buried there, it seems logical to assume that "Allie" was the nickname of the other -- Alexander Franklin Dix Jr. i.e., Allie, short for Alexander Jr. It seems the "Will" half of "Will Allie" was an incorrect assumption on my mother's part when making the notes.
Thanks to Martha for making this connection!
Midway Alabama (Bullock County)
Nellie Butterfield "Daisy" Dix
Photo submitted by Martha Whigham Picardy
Issalee Dix Dismukes
This is the entrance into Oakhill Cemetery. The main road makes an immediate
turn to the left.
The three gravestones in the foreground are the Dismukes. The
cemetery entrance can be seen straight ahead.
Highland Ave. at Lincoln Rd.
Greenwood Cemetery, Section 1, Lot 219
Susan Elizabeth "Susie" Dix: February 9, 1906 - October 4, 1917
Greenwood Cemetery operates under the aegis of White Chapel and Leak Memory funeral homes. Information on locating grave sites is through the "Family Services" office. It is located at the northern end of the White Chapel complex, and is most easily accessed by taking the first street to the right (it goes beside the mausoleum) immediately after entering the cemetery grounds.
Just beyond the street that leads to the office of Family Services, the main street forks. There are no street names or lot numbers posted. The only identifying markers are for the "Sections".
At the first fork after entering the cemetery, take the street to the left.
Take another left at the fork just beyond the column with "fallen" capital at the base with the name " Veeder".
This street arcs to the left, then "T's" into another street.
Turn left again here and you'll see the "Flowers" monument on the right.
We are now facing west.
This is the view facing south.
Of the three graves of the relatives listed above, the only one with
a gravestone (in the center of this photo) is the one for "Aunt Sue" Nix.
She lived with her younger brother, Oliver Judson Nix at the Shaw home,
acting as surrogate mother for Mary Vernon Nix, whose mother had died when
Vernon was very young. The day these pictures were made was overcast
making for quite low contrast in the lettering. I used water from
the nearby hydrant to help add contrast to the inscription.
As you continue from where you had parked go just beyond where another one-lane street intersects from the right, is the Shaw family plot on the left. Oliver Judson Nix and Mary Vernon Nix lived with the Shaw family in Montgomery. The Shaw plots are shown below.
There's a good locator at the Riverside Cemetery Web site (enter the last name in the "Burial Records"): http://genealogy.riversidecemetery.com/genealogy/interment?InterID=3551
The Dixes are in Section Pansy, Row D, Lot 5 and Granny Dix's parents, Francis & Mary J. "Jennie" Nicoles, are next to the Dixes in plot 4D: http://genealogy.riversidecemetery.com/genealogy/results?page=1&LastName=Nicoles&FirstName=&MidName=&similar=yes
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 32.84997915404758, Longitude: -83.63863170146942
Name: DIX, ALBERT SIDNEY
Spouse/Parent: DIX, ISADORA NICOLES
Name: DIX, ISADORA NICOLES
Spouse/Parent: DIX, ALBERT SIDNEY
Name: NICOLES, FRANCIS M
Name: NICOLES, MARY J
Spouse/Parent: NICOLES, FRANCIS M.
Name: MONTGOMERY, NELLIE DIX
Name: SMITH, JACK
Nell Wade, sent the following photos including the stones for Mary Vernon
Nix and Paul Finch Dix, Madeline Dix Reeves, and Nell Dix Wade. They
are in the Decatur City Cemetery, Decatur AL .
William Beach Dix
Forest Park GA 30297
Francis Albert Dix
Janie Lois (Turner) Dix
Albert Sidney "Bert" Dix
(Photos submitted by (Laurie Rodriguez & Robin Jenkins)