Dudley Samuel DICKERSON was born 09 May 1886 in Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas, USA. He married Ethel Mae KNIBBS 17 November 1904 in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, USA. He died 1952 in Woodson County, Kansas, USA. Ethel Mae KNIBBS, daughter of George James KNIBBS and Zara Elizabeth ADKINS , was born 01 October 1885 in Fall River, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA. She died 26 March 1951 in Toronto, Greenwood County, Kansas, USA.


Children of Dudley Samuel DICKERSON and Ethel Mae KNIBBS are:
1. Everett Merle DICKERSON, b. 02 September 1905

Marriage/Union Events for Dudley Samuel DICKERSON\Ethel Mae KNIBBS:

Marriage Notes for Dudley Samuel DICKERSON\Ethel Mae KNIBBS:


See Ethel's and Dudley's Marriage Certificate

Other Marriages/Unions for Dudley Samuel DICKERSON:
See Dudley Samuel DICKERSON & Stella UNKNOWN


Notes for Dudley Samuel DICKERSON:

We first see Dudley in 1900, living at Block 11, Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas:
Hiram T Dickerson Head Mar 36 Stationary Engineer Ohio
Jane Dickerson Wife Mar 36 Ohio
Dudley Dickerson Son 13 At School Kansas
Elizabeth Dickerson Daur 10 At School Kansas
Vernal Dickerson Son 3 Kansas
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See Dudley's Military Attestation Papers for WWI

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We see Dudley in 1920 living with his parents at Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas:
Hyde Dickerson Head Mar 54 Water Service Man Ohio
June Dickerson Wife Mar 55 Ohio
Dudley Dickerson Son UnM 33 Pub Driver Kansas
Vernal Dickerson Son 23 UnM Operator (Rail Road) Kansas
Katherine Dickerson Daur 19 School Teacher Kansas

Dudley was in fact divorced at the time despite being listed as Unmarried.
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In 1930, we see Dudley living at Street 5B, Line 65, Salinas, Monteray County, California:
Samuel D Dickerson Head Mar 44 Labourer Fruit Farm Kansas
Stella Dickerson Wife Mar 47 Laburer Packing House Kansas
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Dudley.

Sources for Dudley Samuel DICKERSON:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,
  2. Personal Contact with Ken Close Jr., USA,
  3. findagrave.com,
  4. 1920 US Federal Census,
  5. Military Attestation Paper,

Notes for Ethel Mae KNIBBS:

Ethel can be seen in 1910 living at Woodson County, Kansas with her parents:
George J Knibbs Head Mar 57 Wisconsin
Elizabeth Knibbs Wife Mar 50 Nurse Illinois
Anna J Knibbs Daughter UnM 22 Servant Kansas
Sadie L Knibbs Daughter UnM 18 Servant Kansas
Myrtle T Knibbs Daughter UnM 14 Kansas
Gladys H Knibbs Daughter 10 Kansas
Ethel M Dickerson Daughter Mar 25 Servant Kansas
Everett M Dickerson Grandson 4 Kansas

Ethel was identified as married but her husband was not at the house.
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In 1920, we see Ethel, living at Woodson County, Kansas:
Elizabeth Knibbs Head Wid 60 Illinois
Ethel Dickerson Daughter Div 35 Kansas
Myrtle Knibbs Daughter 24 UnM UnM Kansas
Merle Dickerson Grandson 14 Kansas

So, it appears that Ethel divorced Dudley Dickerson at some time between 1910 and 1920.
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And again in 1930 we see Elizabeth Knibbs and Ethel living in Washington Street,
Elizabeth Knibbs Head Wid 71 Illinois
Ethel M Dickerson Daur 45 Div Laundres Private Homes Kansas
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Ethel.

Sources for Ethel Mae KNIBBS:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book, Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book gave date only 
  2. Personal Contact with Ken Close Jr., USA, 111Personal contact with Ken Close Jr., USA gave date & location 
  3. findagrave.com, gave Date of Birth 
  4. 1930 US Federal Census,
  5. 1910 US Federal Census,

Notes for Everett Merle DICKERSON:

Also known as: Merle Everett

Ken Close informs me that Everett was buried at the Highland Park Cemetery, Winfield , Kansas.

He also tells me that Everett married a lady named Mollie Beam on November 1928(?) and had three children: Daniel Lynn, Patrick Flynn, and Emma Mae b. 24 Jan 1930

We can see Everett living at Woodson County, Kansas in 1930 with his wife and one of their children, Emma:
E Merle Dickerson, Woodson, KS abt 1907
Mollie A Dickerson, Woodson, KS abt 1908
Emma M Dickerson, Woodson, KS abt 1930
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We see Eerett in 1940 living at 4323 Lloyd Avenue, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas:
Merle Dickerson 34
Mollie Dickerson 33
Emma M Dickerson 10
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He married a second wife name Barbara Irene Childers on 9 Sep 1947 in Jackson, Missouriand. She had a son named Edmund Gerald TITUS from a previous marriage.
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From The Kansas City Times,, Missouri, September 27, 1954:
Policeman Dies At Work. Heart Attack Is Suffered by Everett M. Dickerson, 49, a Kansas City, Kansas, patrolman, died yesterday while at work at police headquarters.  Joseph A. Butler III, Wyandotte County coroner, said he apparently suffered a heart attack.  Mr. Dickerson had worked in the morning in the photographic darkroom.  He returned to the office and was washing a coffee cup when he was stricken.  A pulmotor squad administered oxygen for ten minutes.  Before going on the force in May, 1944, the patrolman operated a barber shop at 4302 Lloyd Street.   At headquarters he was an identification officer and radio dispatcher.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Barbara Irene Dickerson; two sons, Daniel Lynn Dickerson and Patrick Flynn Dickerson, and a stepson, Edmund Gerald Titus, of the home, 2820 Forty-Second Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas, and a daughter, Mrs. Emma Mae Woolsey, 4323 Lloyd Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

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From The Kansas City Times,, Missouri, September 28, 1954:
RITES FOR E. M. DICKERSON.
Fellow Policemen Will Be Pallbearers at Funeral Wednesday.
Services for Everett Merle Dickerson, 49, of 2820 Forty-second avenue, a Kansas City, Kansas, patrolman, who died Sunday while at work at headquarters, will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday at the Butler chapel. The family will receive friends from 7 o’clock until 9 o'clock this Tuesday night at the Butler chapel. Burial will be in Highland Park cemetery. The pallbearers, members of the force: Capt. Clvdc Schell, Serg. Ellis Pedago, Corner Lucas, r'aul McGuire, Edward Hardin, Kenneth Cox.

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Everett.

Sources for Everett Merle DICKERSON:

  1. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book, Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book gave date 
  2. Personal Contact with Ken Close Jr., USA, 111Personal contact with Ken Close Jr., USA gave location