The Late Capt. Joseph Dix, Sr.
The late Joseph Dix, who died at Garden Island on Wednesday, was born at Swansea, Wales, April 13th, 1815. His father was a woolen manufacturer, and in the mills the son was engaged for a time. He then went to Liverpool, served as an apprentice to the sailmaking trade, and, on completion of his time, went to sea and continued his trade on ships trading with the East Indies and elsewhere. He circumnavigated the globe several times, and his interesting and realistic descriptions of adventures proved delightful to intimate friends who alone heard them. He was married in England in 1840 and emigrated to Canada. His letters of recommendation to Hon. John Hamilton were so satisfactory that he was at once engaged. He worked at Niagara and elsewhere, and in 1841 became sailmaker and rigger with Calvin, Cook and Counter. He continued with the succeeding firms, Calvin & Cook, Calvin & Breck, Calvin & Son, and Calvin company, as a trusted and faithful worker. The work done by him was always satisfactory, and the schooners and sea-going ships of Garden Island, were in the matter of rigging, spars and outfit, acknowledged to be of the very finest character. The deceased lived a consistent Christian life. He was a kind father and in all respects a most reliable and valuable man. The funeral occurred this afternoon to Wolfe Island cemetery.
Incidents Of The Day - Eighteen men are engaged at Portsmouth in rebuilding the steamers Islander and Maynard.
Dec. 22, 1888