Chapter 4,11 
gen.(iii) 
Victoria Hedley (1845-1911)
& William Dickson

Pedigree
 Descendancy

Victoria Hedley was the eleventh of the twelve children of John Hedley and Margaret Grierson.  Victoria was born March 14, 1845 in Torbolton Township.  She married William Dickson of Pakenham, Ont. (south of Arnprior). William, of Scottish origin,  was born Feb. 2, 1840.  The 1881 Census for Fitzroy shows Victoria, 35 and William, 41 with two children, Robert W., age 3 and Margaret E., age 1. Victoria’s mother Margaret (Grierson) Hedley, age 73, is also living with the family:

The 1881 Census for Fitzroy, Lanark County (North)


Ethnic Origin
Age
Birthplace


Dickson William
Scottish
41
Ont.
Presbyterian
Farmer

Victoria
English
35
Ont.
Presbyterian

Robert W
Scottish 3
Ont. Presbyterian

Margaret E.
Scottish 1
Ont. Presbyterian
Hedley
Margaret (Widow)
Scottish 73
Scotland
Presbyterian

Twenty years later the family of Victoria and William Dickson had increased to five:

The 1901 Census for Fitzroy, Lanark County (North)
 
Dickson William, 61,
born Feb. 2, 1840

Victoria,
56,
b. Mar. 14, 1845

Robert W. 23,
b. July 24, 1877

Ethel M.,
18,
b. Aug. 22, 1879

William H., 21,
b. Aug. 22, 1879

John A., 16,
b. Oct. 29, 1884

George O., 13,
b. July 7, 1887
  
Victoria (Hedley) Dickson died August 16, 1911 at age 66.  Her husband William Dickson died 11 years later, on Dec. 8, 1922 at age 82. Both are buried in Arnprior Cemetery, Renfrew County.
Victoria (Hedley) and William Dickson had five children:

     1 - Robert W. Dickson was born in July 24, 1877.  He died Jan. 31, 1905 at age 27. His grave
           is in Arnprior Cemetery.
     2 - Ethel Margaret Dickson was b. Aug. 22, 1879. She died in 1961.
     3 - William Hedley Dickson was b. Dec. 3, 1882; married Ethel M. Pimlott (1882-1970).
          William died  in 1966; Arnprior Cemetery.
    4 - John Andrew Dickson was born Oct. 29, 1884.
    5 - George Oliver Dickson was born July 7, 1887. He married Evelyn Gordon (1897-1978).
         George died April 6, 1960 at age 73;  Arnprior Cemetery.
Photo of Victoria (Hedley) and William Dickson


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