James Middleton Dixon was born c1859, son of William Dixon and Mary A. He married Rose Ellen Clausen (1876-1956) on 1 February 1900 at Sydney, NSW. There was one child, Alice C M (1900). Dixon died on 11 September 1932 in Botany, NSW, aged 73 years, and he was buried in the Anglican Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £2,586. Dixon lived at 84 Cooper Street, Waterloo; also at 84 Cooper Street, Waterloo.
A swamp near Victoria Park Racecourse was found to be contaminated in 1914. Dixon’s recommendation, adopted by Waterloo Council, informed local dairy keepers if their cows drank from this swamp their dairy licenses would be cancelled.
Local government service
Following an extraordinary vacancy caused by the resignation of Alderman G H Smith, James Middleton Dixon was elected as an alderman on 18 March 1900. Dixon was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1900-03 and 1914-16 representing West Ward.
‘Waterloo Municipal Election’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 March 1900, p. 4, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14300948
‘An Unhealthy Swamp’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 July 1914, p. 10, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15525747