Ralph Willet Dixey (Bannock tribe), Peter Jim (Shoshone tribe) – 1897. [700×954]
Location: Eastern Idaho.
Ralph Willet Dixey (Solomon) was born on 16 October 1874, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States as the son of Simon Dixey and Lucille Keller Waterhouse.
Ralph was about 23 in this shot. He had a sister named Ramona.
Three years later, Ralph married a girl named Daisy, and they named their kids Lawrence, Ralph, Lillian, Richard, Edison, and Clarence,
Note from that page:
Ralph was raised by his uncle Simon
Ralph’s mother passed away when Ralph was 2 or 4 and his mother’s brother, Simon raised him and when he was older, another Uncle cared for him. Ralph would call his Uncle Simon his father because that was the only dad he had and knew. Have no record of Ralph’s biological father because the story was told to me that his mother was raped while traveling from Boise to Blackfoot one night while in her tent. The Indians were encouraged to leave the Boise area, so she was one of them that choice to head to Fort Hall where they were promised by the Government that they would be taken care of.