Dix, Dorothy

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Dix, Dorothy Gender: F
born on 18 November 1861 at 15:45 (= 3:45 PM )
Place Woodstock TN, USA, 35n16, 89w58
Timezone LMT m89w58 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 26°35' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°23 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 06°23'


American advice columnist who pioneered the advice to the lovelorn columns. To support herself and her incurably ill husband, she became a writer for women's pages in 1896; eventually appearing in three hundred papers with practical down-to-earth advice.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 1896 (Began advice column)

Source Notes

Robert Jansky quotes Marc Penfield, states that "Dorothy Dix, Her Book" confirms the data. That book is an advice-book; gives no dates of any kind. Penfield Collection gives the same date, 4:00 PM speculative. Index To Women gives 1879-1951. November 18, 1870, given in Current Biography (1940) and Obituary-1952 gives November 18, 1870.


  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Advice in over 300 hundred papers)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Chronic misery (Cared for very ill husband)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Originator of the advice to lovelorn column)