Fitz Dixon Jr


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Just saw in the paper this morning that prominent Philadelphian Fitz Dixon Jr, 82 has passed away. He is connected to the Widener family.
 

Brian Ahern

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Thanks for that, Darren. FitzEugene Dixon was the grandson of George and Eleanor. It was his mother's trousseau (His mother was Eleanor "Dimple" Widener) that went down with the Titanic.

When Town & Country did an 80th anniversary piece on the sinking, Mr. Dixon was photographed wearing the emerald ring that his grandfather took off and put on his mother's finger before she got into the lifeboat.
 

Trevor Powell

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The Philadelphia Inquirer published an excellent headline article outlining his family's history. The fifth paragraph down on the front page read "He was heir to the Widener fortune and always wore his grandfather's emerald ring, handed to his grandmother as she boarded a lifeboat from the sinking Titanic."
 

Pam Kennedy

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Just a few weeks ago, F. Eugene Dixon passed away. Who was he? A prominent Philadelphian & philanthropist who owned the Philadelphia Flyers professional hockey team at one point. He was also the grandson of George & Eleanor. He always wore his grandfather's ring that George had given to Eleanor before she got onto a lifeboat.

[Moderator's Note: This message, originally posted to a different Widener family thread, has been moved to this pre-existing thread addressing the same subject. MAB]
 

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