Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Dillon Family  



1 Louis Cass Dillon "Cass" b. 9 Dec 1851 New Castle Richland, Fulton, Indiana d. 5 Mar 1928 [tombstone says 1929], Fulton, Indiana buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver , Marshall, Indiana. son of Oliver Perry Dillon and Beulah Anne "Beuly" BLAKE

    L. C. Dillon Victim of Paralysis Stroke

    Was Pioneer Here

    Funeral Services Held this Afternoon at Home, Entire Community Feels Loss

    The many friends and business associates of Lous Cass Dillon were grieved to learn of his sudden death Monday, March 5, following a stroke of paralysis last Thursday morning.

    Mr.Dillion was 74 years of age and was one of the pioneers of this community, having moved on to his present farm in 1881.

    Mr. Nillon regained consciousness for a short time Friday, but another stroke Saturday morning made the end but a question of time. The community awaited with anxiety for reports from the bedside, hoping against hope for favorable signs.

    The body laid in stater at the Dillon home Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.


    FUneral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the home, Rev. V. B. Servies officitating.

    Internment was in the Culver cemetery.

    A complete oobituary appears on page three of this issue.

    Louis Cass Dillon, son of Oliver Perry Dillon and Beulah Ann Drake Dillon, was born December 18, 1853 and departed this life at his home near Culver on March 5, 1928 at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 15 day.

    He was born on the farm in RIchland township, Fulton county Indiana, that his father and mother moved on at the time they moved from Coshoction county, Ohio, at which place Mr. DIllion continued to live throughout his childhood.

    Mr. Dillon was united in marriage with Mary Duddleson in the year 1876 and to this union was born one child, Harry A. DIllon, who now resides in Marshall county Indiana, and at the time their son, Harry, was about six years old, Mr. Dillon's wife Mary, died and two years later, Mr. DIllon was united in marriage with Ida Belle Dawson, who willingly assumed the duties of a mother toward Mr. Dillon's son, Harry. To this letter union were born two children, Arthur J. Dillon of Culver, Indiana and Louis J. DIllion Jr. of SOuth Bend, Indiana

    In the year of 1881, Mr. DIllon purchased the farm on which he continued to reside for the remander of his life, the same being the farm on which he died and being the farm adjoining the north corporation line of the Town of Culver City Marshall county Indiana and at the time Mr. Dillon purchased this land it was considered of very little value for the reason that at that time for farm was very poorly imporved and no one could read the future growth of the town of Marmon, no called Culver City. All the improvements on the farm have been made by Mr. Dillon during his lifetime.

    Mr. Dillon continued throughout his life to be interested in the general welfar of the community; he was a chater member of the Marmont K of P. Lodge and during his earlier life was a regular attendant of the laodge; he was one of the pioneer stock dealers in this community, having shipped the first load of livestock from Burr Oak, Indiana to Chicago, purchasing live stock throughout this vicinity, and in the earlier days drove a horse and buggy throughout all adjoining counties.

    Mr. Dillon was a successful farmer and stock feeder; he was proud of his home and took great pride in keeping the home and premises in a presentable condition at all times; he was a lover of ohis home and enjoyed the surroundings and enviorment of his home and family, as will as friends, neighbors and business asccoisates calling on him at his home, more than he did in being in the company of others; he was exacting in his dealing with others, but was always ready and willing to give the adverse party the same consideration that he required himself; he was a stockholder and director of the State Exchange Bank of Culver, Indiana, continously from the year 1918 untill the date of his death, ready and willing at all times to give his advice and counsel to his associates to insure success.

    Mr Dillon survived his brothers Thomas, William and Judson and his sister Rebecca, as well as two infant brotheras and sisters, having all preceded him in death.

    In the passing of Mr. Dilon, the community gives up one of its citizens who has lived nearly a half century in the immediate vicinitym having seen the little village of Uniontow, later called Marmont and now called Culver City, grow to a proserous and thriving city.

    Mr. DIllon leaves surviving him to mourn his departure, his widow Ida Belle Dillon; his three sons Harry, Arthur and Louis; his three grandchildren; his business associates and his many friends - - Citizen & Mar 1928

    L. C. "Cass" DILLON, aged 74, prominent banker, stock raiser and farmer who lived just north of Culver near the Culver Military Academy, died at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon following a stroke of paralysis Thursday from which he never regained consciousness. Mr. Dillon was a brother of the late Jud DILLON of this city, and a relative of Arthur MILLER. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the home. Burial will be made at Culver . - Tuesday, March 6, 1928 Rochester News-Sentinel

m. 29 Oct 1879 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana Mary C. Duddleson b. 9 Oct 1851 Ohio d. May 21, 1887, aet 35y-7m-12d buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver , Marshall, Indiana dau. of James Duddleson & Rozella Moore. See Duddleson family

Their child:
    2. Harry Alden Dillon b. 24 Sep 1881 near Culver , Marshall, Indiana


He married 2nd 30 Jun. 1889 Marshall county, Indiana/Rochester, Fulton, Indiana (Bk. H-8 pg. 14, Marshall county) Ida Bell Ida Belle Dawson b. 16 Aug 1867 in Union, Marshall, Indiana d. 8 May 1952 in Culver , Marshall, Indiana m 1st Henry Zechiel dau. of John H Dawson & Mahala Synder. They had:
    3. Arthur Judson Dillon b. b. 31 Jul 1891 Union Township, Marshall, Indiana

    4. Louis Cass Dillon Jr. b. 8 Feb 1895 Culver , Marshall, Indiana; m. 10 Jan 1921 in El Paso, El Paso, Texas Bessie E. Banks b. 1900 Indiana; resided S. Lawn Ave. South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana. He was employed by Studebaker Corp dept. 280 when he filled out his WWII draft registration. They were listed in the 1930 South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana census


Second Generation

2 Harry Alden Dillon b. 24 Sep 1881 near Culver , Marshall, Indiana d. 17 Oct 1949; buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver , Marshall,Indiana. 28 Dec. 1906 Marshall county Indiana

m. 1 Jan 1907 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana Edna B Peoples Bk. C-2 pg. 77 b. 1886 d. 1936 buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver , Marshall, Indiana. daughter of George Peeples and Chateine McMillien
    Mrs. Harry A. DILLON, aged 50, who resided on a farm five miles southwest of Argos, died in a hospital at Plymouth at 7 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to pneumonia and followed an illness of ten days.

    Edna Blanche PEEPLES was born on a farm near Lake Maxinkuckee on February 20, 1886. Her parents were George and Catherine PEEPLES. She has resided in the same community all of her life. She was married on January 1, 1907.

    Survivors are the husband, an adopted daughter, Edna Pearl [DILLON], at home; son, Walter [DILLON], South Bend; sister, Mrs. Mary SPEYER, Culver; and a granddaughter.

    The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the church at Maxinkuckee with the Rev. R. O. KIMBERLIN of Argos officiating. Burial lwill be made in the Poplar Grove Cemetery. - Friday, March 27, 1936 ROchester Sentinel
Their children:
    i. Walter Alden Dillon b. 26 Sep 1907 Indiana, d. 12 Mar 1949 Near Culver , Marshall, Indiana; m. Minni L Nowell dau. of Walter Luther & Cora Estela Williams; m 2nd. 27 Sep 1946 Saint Joseph county, Indiana Ethel Iris Mishler dau. of Ira B Mishler & Delpha A Zumbaugh b. 17 Jul 1915 Argos, Marshall, Indiana ii. Edna Pearl Dillon b. c. 1910; m. Charles W. HANNA


Third Generation

3 Arthur Judson Dillon b. 31 Jul 1891 Union Township, Marshall, Indiana d. 27 Dec 1947 Culver , Marshall, Indiana buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver , Marshall, Indiana. m. 2 Jun 1918 Culver , Marshall, Indiana Mildred Beatrice Cooper b. 30 Nov 1897 Fulton county, Indiana d. 1960 buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver , Marshall, Indiana. dau. of Luther G Cooper & Maude B Vallance

They had:
    4. Infant son Sep 22, 1919 buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver , Marshall, Indiana.

    5. Arthur Judson Dillon b. 26 Sep. 1920;

    6. Barbara Dillon b. 15 Feb 1925 in Culver , Marshall, Indiana; m. 23 Apr 1944 in Culver , Marshall, In, John Thomas Pitts, 1 child; 2nd 13 Aug 1948 Clyde T. "Barnie" Barnhart, 2 children; m 3rd [-?-] Cooper

    iii. Infant son June 11, 1930 buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver , Marshall, Indiana.


Fourth Generation

5 Arthur Judson Dillon "Judd" was born 26 Sep 1920 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana. He died 14 Jun 1980 on Lake Maxinkuckee, Union twp, Marshall, Indiana and buried Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver , Marshall, Indiana He married 28 Dec 1941 Culver , Marshall, Indiana Dollis Opal Zechiel daughter of Sylvester Amandus Zechiel and Martha Viola Romig on she married second Nov. 28, 1987 at Culver , Marshall, Indiana Bryon Studebaker.

They had the following children:
    7. Gary Paul Dillon married Judith Ann DeKruyter
    8. Cheryl Kay Dillon married Thomas Wayne Boswell, son of Hampton R. Boswell and Esther B. Black
    9. Joan Louise Dillon married Allen Peter Frees







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