Edith Dixon

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Dame Edith Stewart Dixon, Lady Dixon, DBE (née Clark; 27 February 1871 – 20 January 1964) was a British philanthropist, largely based in Northern Ireland.

Dixon was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, the daughter of Annie (née Smiley) and Stewart Clark.[1][2] She married Belfast shipowner, Sir Thomas Dixon, 2nd Baronet on 7 February 1906. The couple would donate more than £100,000 to good causes.[2] For this philanthropy, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the Honours List for the opening of the Parliament of Northern Ireland in July 1921.[3] Lady Dixon died on 20 January 1964, aged 92,[2] in Malone Park, Belfast.[4]


  1. ^ "Edith Stewart Clark, 27 Feb 1871"; Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
  2. ^ a b c Staff (21 January 1964). "Obituary". The Times. London, England, UK. p. 12. Lady Dixon, D.B.E., who with her late husband, the Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Dixon, second baronet, the Belfast shipowner, gave more than £100,000 to good causes in Northern Ireland during the past half-century, died yesterday at the age of 92. She was Edith Stewart, youngest daughter of Stewart Clark, and she was married in 1906. Her husband died in 1950.
  3. ^ "No. 32387". The London Gazette. 12 July 1921. p. 5553.
  4. ^ Staff (21 January 1964). "Deaths". The Times. London, England, UK. p. 1.