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Harry St. John Dixon Memorial Monument


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N36° 45.081',
W119° 49.4144'

1411 West Belmont Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
(559) 233-3327

The Harry St. John Dixon burial place is marked by an impressive memorial in Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Calif., where Dixon had settled in his later years.

The war over and his fortune lost, Dixon came west to the young and robust county named for the ash tree—Fresno. He was to become its fifth county clerk, and he was to serve it and Sigma Chi well, until his death.

In addition to being the founder of the Constantine Chapter of Sigma Chi, he was the first member elected to General Fraternity office, serving as the first Grand Historian from 1872-82.

He was the author of the 1886 Ritual and was the founder of the Alpha Beta Chapter, California–Berkeley, and the Alpha Omega Chapter, Stanford.

Dixon was survived by his widow, whose name, appropriately, was Connie, or Constance. One warm summer's night almost 34 years to the day after the founding of the Constantine Chapter of Sigma Chi, she sat down to write: My dear and noble husband, Harry St. John Dixon, passed peacefully away from life during the midnight hours of last Saturday morning, August 27. We laid his poor tired body to rest beside that of his father in Fresno. His love for the Order and his interest in its welfare continued, unabated, as long as consciousness remained.

Visiting the Dixon Memorial Monument

If you have questions concerning the Dixon Memorial Monument, or you need information on visiting the site, please contact the site’s warden, Samuel P. Mann at (559) 477-9508, or by using the contact form on this website.

A Google map, GPS coordinates, and the cemetery's address and phone number have also been provided to aid you in your quest.

SIG HISTORY
SIG HISTORIANS

A NORTHERN CONFEDERATE AT JOHNSON'S ISLAND PRISON: The Civil War Diaries of James Parks Caldwell
George H. Jones
51st Grand Consul

McFarland & Co., 2010.


Sigma Chi Founder, Caldwell fought for the Confederacy and spent 18 months in the Union's Johnson's Island prison. While there he kept a diary on prison conditions, the politics of the day, and his personal interests.

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