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Aletha/Alita Mae DICKERSON-ROBINSON  1902 - 1994 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Aletha/Alita Mae DICKERSON-ROBINSON  1902 - 1994

aka Aletha Mae Dickerson-Robinson, Alita Mae Dickerson-Robinson, Aletha M. Dickerson-Robinson, Alita M. Dickerson-Robinson, A. M. Dickerson-Robinson, Aletha Dickerson-Robinson, Alita Dickerson-Robinson, A. Dickerson-Robinson, Selma Davis
nationality
occupation
birth 24 Apr 1902, Chicago, Illinois
baptism
death 30 March 1994, New York, NY
burial
remark (African-American) (aka Selma Davis)
marriage married in <1926> to:
Alex(ander) Joseph ("Bob"/"Rob") ROBINSON

b. 16 Sept 1894, New Orleans, Orleans, LA (<1895>, Illinois)
d. .. June 1970, New York


(source: A Twist Of Lemon by Paul Swinton; on internet)

PARENTS

father Walter DICKERSON

b. .... <1875>, .............
d. ..................

mother Garvinia/Georgiana/Georganna/Georgeann(a) ESTERS

b. .... <1887>, ............
d. .................

children
  • Aletha/Alita Mae

    b. 24 Apr 1902, ......., Illinois
    d. 30 March 1994, New York, NY


LIFE


1880 CENSUS:



1900 CENSUS:
Walter DICKERSON b. Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee.



1910 CENSUS (Chicago City, Cook, Illinois 18 April 1910):
Walter DICKERSON (35y = b. <1875>, Tennessee) musician in cafe
Georgiana/Georganna/Georgeann(a) DICKERSON (23y = b. <1887>, Kansas) Music Teacher
- Aletha DICKERSON (7y = b. <1903>, ........, Illinois)



1930 CENSUS (4 May 1930, Oak Forest Infirmary, Bremen, Cook, Illinois):
Walter DICKERSON (56y = born <1875>, Tenessee) widower; inmate of Oak Forest Infirmary)
got married in <1898>



1930 CENSUS:
Alexander ROBINSON (35y = b. <1895>, Louisiana) writer music
Aletha ROBINSON (28y = b. <1902>, Illinois) manager Music Company
residence: Chicago, Cook, IL
They got married <1926>



Secretary Chicago Music Publishing Company
Late 1928 Recording Manager for Chicago recording sessions Paramount
played piano

see website ParamountsHome Gallery (Alex van der Tuuk Archives)


NOTES

  • A Twist Of Lemon by Paul Swinton (on internet)
  • Aletha Dickerson: Paramount's reluctant recording manager by Alex van der Tuuk (online article)
  • I Worked For A Hack Writer by Aletha Robinson (in: Songwriter's Review, February 1950) (online article)
  • NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA BIRTH RECORDS INDEX 1790-1899


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