This following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director, Southold Historical Society, Southold, NY.
FRANCIS STILLWELL DIXON (September 18, 1879 - January 6, 1967).
Painter and illustrator. Born in Queens, Long Island, Francis S. Dixon was born into a family of immense influence and wealth. His grandfather, the Hon. James W. Dixon (August 5, 1814 - March 27, 1873), served from 1857 to 1869 as the United States Senator from Connecticut. Francis's father, James Wyllys Dixon (1846 -1917), was a noted Civil War officer, respected journalist, and a prominent resident of Flushing, Long Island. He was named for his mother, Frances Stillwell (1856 - 1942), who was a de
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