Dix, David Strathy

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Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Dix, David Strathy

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Dix, Rev. D.S.

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Description area

Dates of existence

1875–1956

History

D.S. Dix was a prominent Presbyterian and then United Church clergyman, whose work included serving as minister to Saskatoon's Westminster Church, as lecturer and professor at the Presbyterian Theological College – which became St. Andrew's College – in Saskatoon, as Principal of St.Andrew's College, and as President of Saskatchewan Conference.

Born in 1875, in Woodbridge (York County), Ontario, Dix trained as a teacher and taught for 6 years before enrolling in the Presbyterian Knox College (University of Toronto). He graduated with a degree in theology, in 1907, and pursued further studies in divinity at Glasgow University (Scotland), the University of Chicago, and Union Seminary (New York). He served as minister to St. James Church (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), 1908-1910, to Chalmers Church (Guelph, Ontario), 1910-1913, and Westminster Church (Saskatoon), 1913-1919. Dix was also a lecturer and then professor at the Presbyterian Theological College, which became St. Andrew's College (Saskatoon), under its first Principal, Rev. E.H. Oliver. In 1935, Dix was appointed Principal of the College, after the death of E.H. Oliver.

In June 1946, Dix officially retired but remained associated with St. Andrew's College. He served on the United Church Board of Overseas Missions and as President of Saskatchewan Conference (1934-1935). He was Conference Archivist (1947-1953), and chairman of the Conference Historical Committee until his death, in 1956.

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Functions, occupations and activities

Presbyterian minister (1908-1919); Professor at Presbyterian Theological College / St. Andrew's College, Saskatoon (1919-1946); Principal of St. Andrew's College (1935-1946); United Church Saskatchewan Conference President (1934), Conference Archivist (1947-1953); retired (1946-1956).

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Related entity

United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference (1925–2018)

Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0001

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1925–1956

Description of relationship

Minister (retired 1946); Conference President (1934), Conference Archivist (1947-1953)

Related entity

Presbyterian Church in Canada, Synod of Saskatchewan (ca.1905–1925)

Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0003

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1913–1925

Description of relationship

Related entity

University of Saskatchewan St. Andrew's College (1912–)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

ca.1913–1955

Description of relationship

Professor, Principal

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

SCAA-UCCS-0077

Institution identifier

SCNUCSC

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Status

Draft

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2017-October/November: drafted and revised for SAIN;
2018: revised.

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Obituary "Rev. David Strathy Dix", in United Church of Canada Saskatchewan Conference Records of Proceedings 1956, pp.53-54; Douglas Walkington, "United Church Ministers, 1925-1980", p.196.

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