Dickson, Nathaniel.

Biography

Dickson, Nathaniel b. August 14, 1905, Okemah, Oklahoma; African American; High School education; Single (states has a child); Post Office Clerk; YCL 1930 and CP 1932, Sect. Com.; Received Passport# 413175 on May 14, 1937 which listed his address as 4412 South Arkway, Chicago, Illinois (3642 S. Park Way, Chicago, IL); Sailed June 2, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 19, 1937; Trained at Tarazona with the newly forming Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Co. 3; WIA October 13, 1937 Fuentes de Ebro in chest and under the arm, 8 days Barcelona Hospital, then to Binic for 2 months, then to Benicasim; Unable to return to front; Requested repatriation in January and February1938; Assigned to Cultural Commission at Tarazona, worked in the library; Returned to the US on October 25, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; Married Myrtle E. Dickson (1922-2011); d. January 16, 1975, Chicago, Illinois, buried in Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois.
Source: RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 546, ll. 51 (fiche); Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List (under Rickson); Mac-Paps; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 881, ll. 27-33; African Americans; Find-a-Grave # 193537401; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A