Madeline Ester Dixon

Madeline Ester Dixon

1897 – 1972

Madeline Dixon was born October 1897 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, daughter of George E. and Carrie D. (Tiantha) Halford. She taught violin for a year at the Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield following graduation from Middlebury College in 1919.

In August 1920, she married Reverend Frederick R Dixon. That November, they set sail to Africa to serve as missionaries with the American Board at Mount Silinda Mission in Southern Rhodesia. Mrs. Dixon assisted her husband at the Mount Silinda Bible School teaching English, reading and the Bible to the wives of African “evangelists.” Between 1930 and 1933 the Dixons were at Chikore Mission

All three of the Dixon’s children were born while in Southern Rhodesia. The Dixons returned home October 1933, living in the New England area.  Mrs. Dixon died January 1972 at age 74 and is buried in Henniker, New Hampshire.


  • Mark Loomis