Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma January 2020 - Page 20

The Oklahoma City Abstract & Title Co. Amber Dixon is the great-granddaugher of company founder J.A. Louis Vollers Abstracting company’s history predates Oklahoma’s statehood BY TOM FINK | PHOTOS PROVIDED BY AMBER DIXON F or Amber Dixon, real estate has been part of her family business going back even before statehood. Founded in 1907, just before Oklahoma became a state, Oklahoma Cit y Abstract and Title Co. has grown along with the state as a licensed and bonded abstract firm, while also providing title insurance, closing services, and all t ypes of real propert y services to the public. As a fourth-generation real estate professional, Dixon carries on the tradition of excellence today started by her great-grandfather at the end of the 19th Century. “Oklahoma Cit y Abstract & Title 20 January 2020 | The Business Times Co.’s (OCA) family heritage and ownership dates back from ‘The Run’ in 1889,” Dixon said. “Our founder was great-grandfather, J.A. Louis Vollers, who was in the Count y Clerk’s Office in Guthrie at that time, which was considered the state capitol — until the seal was stolen and taken to Oklahoma Cit y. Those were lively times, indeed. “Some people who checked the records of title were required to be ‘bonded’ for accuracy,” she said. “Our first ‘Certificate of Bonded Abstracter’ is 1907, and we’ve served and supported ever since that time, having watched the little communit y with a mass of land claims and sales grow to what it is today.” Following in J.A.’s footsteps were Joe E. Dixon (second generation) and Joe M. Dixon (third generation) and Amber’s mother, C.R. “Connie” Dixon, also a third generation real estate professional, who still works in the family business today with Amber and her sister, Shelli Dixon Reid (both fourth generation), and even fifth-generation family members, Cooper Reid and Tiffany Webb. But no matter which generation is doing business, all have been dedicated to excellence in the title industry,