MR. HUGH DIXSON, J.P.
We regret to announce the sudden death of the
well known tobacco manufacturer, Mr. Hugh Dixon,
J.P., which melancholy event occurred at 5.15 o'clock Wednesday morning from apoplexy, at his residence No. 111, Viotoria-street, Darlinghurst. The deceased gentleman has recently been complaining of feeling un- well, but no danger was anticipated. On Tuesday night he said he felt ill, and shortly after 4 o'clock he was afflicted with an apoplectic stroke, which resulted in his death in less than an hour after receiving the stroke. He was attended by his son, Dr. Craig Dixson, and that gentleman and his brother were pre- sent at his decease. Ho expired at the ad- vanced age of 70 years, and leaves a widow, four sons and a daughter. Of those who started manufacturing in Sydney, consequent upon the alteration of the customs' tariff at the time of the American war, he was the only one who carried out to the present day without interruption and successfully the business of to- bacco manufacture. He came to this colony in 1839, bringing with him machinery for the manufacture of tobacco, and started a business in Sydney which year and year gradually increased. He was a genial-hearted man, benevolently inclined, and took an active interest
in moat charitable institutions and philanthropic
operations. He was for some years a director of the
Randwick Asylum, and since his appointment as a justice of the peace, on September 11, 1875, he has been assiduous in attending to his magisterial duties at the Central Police Court. As a good citizen, and as a kind considerate master to his many employees, his loss will be deeply deplored.