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Emma Elizabeth (Shaw) Dixson (abt. 1841 - 1922)

Emma Elizabeth Dixson formerly Shaw
Born about in New South Wales, Australiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 3 Jul 1866 in Raymond Terrace, Sydney, New South Wales, Australiamap
Died at about age 81 in Abergeldie, Summer Hill, New South Wales, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Jul 2016
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PARENTS. William Edward Shaw & Emma Leigh (Coombe) Shaw

BIRTH. Abt. 1841, New South Wales, Australia

BIRTH. NSW BDM Birth Reg: #1018/1841 V18411018 28: SHAW EMMA E; Father: WILLIAM E; Mother: EMMA L

MARRIAGE. 3 Jul 1866, Raymond Terrace, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

MARRIAGE. 3 Jul 1866, Hugh Dixson, son of Hugh Dixson & Helen (Craig) Dixson


MARRIAGE. On the 3rd instant, by the Rev. Frederick Hibberd, at the residence of the bride's father, HUGH, eldest son of HUGH DIXSON, Esq., York-street, Sydney, to EMMA ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of EDWARD WILLIAM SHAW, Esq., Raymond Terrace.


(1) Hugh Dixson, b. 12 Jun 1868, d. 16 Feb 1904, m. 25 Feb 1891, Alice Fitzmaurice, daughter of George Robert Fitzmaurice & Mary (Torode/Tarode) Fitzmaurice
(2) William Dixson, b. 18 Apr 1870, d. 17 Aug 1952, never married
(3) Emma Shaw Dixson, b. 29 May 1872, d. 19 Nov 1930, m. 14 Dec 1892, Ronald Keep, son of Edward Keep & Janet (Ronald) Keep
(4) Helen Craig Dixson, b. 21 Sep 1874, d. 1961, m. 20 Oct 1897, Horatio Seymour Eaton, son of William Seymour Eaton & Elizabeth Harriet (Fillmore) Eaton
(5) Archibald Dixson, b. 29 Sep 1876, d. 15 Feb 1912, m. 5 Apr 1904, Myrtle Augusta Ballenger, daughter of John Richard Ballenger & Bertha Emma/Emerson (Farmilo) Ballenger
(6) Christian Rowe Dixson, b, 4 Feb 1879, d. 1972, m. 22 Nov 1902, Arthur John Rowe Thornett, son of John Thornett & Marian Rowe (Sweetser) Thornett
(7) Robert Craig Dixson, b. 2 Jul 1881, d. 17 Sep 1958, m. 8 Apr 1922, Eva Thelma Eleanor Holland, daughter of George Henry Holland & Eva Louise (Dawborn) Holland
(8) Twin Marion Leigh Dixson, b. 6 Aug 1884, d. 3 Jun 1967, m. 9 Oct 1907, Chester Wells, son of son of Levi Wells & Helen Susan (Jones) Wells
(9) Twin Thomas Audley Dixson, b. 6 Aug 1884, d. 6 Nov 1884
(10) Thomas Storie Dixson, b. 4 Sep 1886, d. 8 Dec 1916, m. 23 Nov 1910, Ruby Agnes Howard Turland, daughter of John Henry Turland & Eliza Jane (Owen) Turland

DEATH. 12 Apr 1922, Abergeldie, Summer Hill, New South Wales, Australia

DEATH. NSW BDM Death Reg: #6312/1922: DIXSON EMMA E; Father: WILLIAM E; Mother: EMMA L; District of PETERSHAM

DEATH. DIXSON.—April 12, at Abergeldie, Summer Hill, Dame Emma Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Sir Hugh Dixson, in her 78th year.

OBITUARY. DEATH OF LADY DIXSON. The death occurred yesterday afternoon of Lady Dixson. the wife of Sir Hugh Dixson, at her residence, Abergeldie, Summer Hill. The late Lady Dixson, who was In her 78th year. was an Australian by birth, being a daughter of the late Mr. W. E. Shaw, and a sister of Mr. W. E. Shaw, of the Australian Tobacco Company.

Few women took a more prominent part in benevolent work than did Lady Dixson prior to the failure of her health some years ago. Even sickness did not deter her from continuing her good work, and, although not able to pursue it with that vigour which marked her earlier activities, her name was rarely absent from philanthropic lists.

Although essentially a lover of her home, and a firm believer in domestic efliciency, Lady Dixson devoted much of her time to work of a social and public nature. She was at one time president of the women's branch of the Empire League, and held the office of senior vice-president. She was a life governor and vice-president of the Queen Victoria Home, and president of the Sydney Medical Mission. She was also a life governor of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Consumptives' Homes, and the Infants' Home, Ashfield.

Lady Dixson was the only woman patron of the Veterans' Home, and in addition rendered valuable assistance to the City, Mission and other charitable institutions.

To the Women's Hospital, Crown-street, no one has boon more generous than Lady Dixson. At different times she and her husband have contributed upwards of £2000. The isolation wards attached to the hospital were originally built by and named after them, and recently they generously added a large semi open air pavilion providing for an additional eight patients in this department.

As stated above, Lady Dixson was an ardent lover of home life, and devoted most of her time in her earlier married life to the care of her children and the supervision of domestic affairs. She was the mother of four daughters and three sons, and her daughters were trained to take the same interest in household affairs as she did herself.

The late Lady Dixson, In addition to her numerous public benefactions, performed a number of philanthropic acts which were never made public, but which won for her the admiration and gratitude of all classes of people. She was an enthusiastic collector of rare china, and numbered among her most treasured possessions a tea service which belonged to Marie Antoinette..

She is survived by her husband and the following children:—Messrs. William and Robert Dixson, Mrs. Ronald Keep, Mrs. H. S. Eaton, Mrs. C. R. Thornett, and Mrs. Chester Wells.

The funeral of the late Lady Dixson will take place this afternoon, when the remains will be Interred in the Baptist portion of the Rookwood Cemetery. A service, commencing at 12.45 p.m., will be held at her late residence, at tho conclusion of which the funeral cortege will leave for the Summer Hill station. A special train will leave the Central Railway Station, No. 7 platform, at 1.50 p.m., calling at Lewisham, Summer Hill, and Strathfield, only.

Death of Spouse: 10 May 1926, Colombo, Ceylon


  • Birth: NSW BDM Birth Reg: #1018/1841
  • Marriage: NSW BDM Marriage Reg: #3008/1866
  • Death: NSW BDM Death Reg: #6312/1922

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