Dixon family photographs

Portrait of Christine Mabel Dixon Portrait of Chester Ingersol Dixon Portrait of Theresa Dixon Portrait of Roscoe Dixon Portrait of Chester Ingersol Dixon Portrait of Chester Ingersol Dixon

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Dixon family photographs


  • 1870-1945 (Creation)


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Collection consists of six portraits of members of the Dixon family of Astoria, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, dated from approximately 1870 to 1945. Roscoe Dixon and his wife, Theresa Dixon, were early Black residents of Astoria. Roscoe Dixon owned Roscoe’s First Class Oyster Saloon in Astoria in the 1880s.

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Roscoe Dixon was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1843. He escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad. He later moved to Astoria, Oregon, where he owned Roscoe’s First Class Oyster Saloon in Astoria, Oregon, in the 1880s. Roscoe married Theresa Antoinette Townes Brown in 1892. Brown was born in Macon, Georgia circa 1858. The Dixons had three children, Chester Ingersol Dixon, Mabel Christine Dixon, and Theresa Virginia Dixon (later Theresa Dixon Flowers). The family moved to Seattle, Washington, by 1890.

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  • Citation: Dixon family photographs, Org. Lot 1421, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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