John Dixon

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1818 July 26
Death Date
1853 August 17
Gender
Male

Born in Cumberland, England

1818 July 26
Mother
Mrs. Sarah Dixon
Father
Joseph Dixon

Baptized

1840 March 9 (Age 21)

Served in California Mission

1849 October–1850 October (Age 31) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Single
Residence When Called
Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

Called to the gold fields of California to gather much needed funds for God's work. While panning for gold in northern California he and 9 others were called as the original missionaries to labor in the Hawaiian Islands.

Served in Hawaiian Mission

1850 November 22 (Age 32) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City
Additional Notes

Journal History Sept. 25 (p. 2), Nov. 12 (p. 1), 22 (p. 1), Dec. 12 (p. 3) 1850 Ordained Elder May 13, 1844 (Elders Licenses p. 125) Biographical Encyclopedia 4:698

Arrived in Field Date per Historical Department journal history of the Church, 12 December 1850.

Served With

Served in Hawaiian Mission

1850 November 22 (Age 32) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Northern California, United States
Additional Notes

Called to the gold fields of California to gather much needed funds for God's work. In late September, 1850 called and set apart by Elder Charles C. Rich to serve in the Sandwich Isles. The group of 10 missionaries sailed to Oahu on November 15, 1850.  He labored on Kauai until  he sailed home at the end of February, 1851 discouraged because of the difficulty of learning the Hawaiian language.  

Served With

Arrived in Field

1850 December 12 (Age 32)

Death in Parleys Park, Utah Territory, United States

1853 August 17 (Age 35)

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