William Calvin Dickey

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WILLIAM CALVIN DICKEY, a Washington township farmer, was born July 5, 1845, on the farm where he now lives, in the log cabin built by his father, William Dickey. Archibald Dickey, his grandfather, came to this country from Ireland, settling at Gettysburg, Pa., and later came to Manorville, Armstrong county. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. He married Isabella George and their children were: John, William, James, Robert, George, Archibald, Jane and Isabella.

William Dickey, son of Archibald, was born at Gettysburg, Pa. He settled on a tract of 169 acres in Washington township, built a log cabin and led a most industrious life, helping to pay for his land by threshing during the winter; in those days the work was done with a flail. He was a very well-known and respected man in his day, serving twenty-five years as justice of the peace, and was also overseer of the poor. In politics he was a Republican, in religion a member of the United Presbyterian Church. He died in 1872, aged seventy-two years. His first marriage was to Ibbie Templeton, by whom he had ten children, only four of whom, however, reached maturity, namely: Eliza, Mrs. David McGarvas; Isabella, Mrs. Philip Templeton; Rachel, Mrs. Samuel Campbell, and Robert. For his second wife William Dickey married Mrs. Elizabeth (Barnett) Henry, widow of Nathaniel Henry, by whom she had one son, Stewart, born in 1840. There were two children by her union with Mr. Dickey, William Calvin and Sarah Ann, the latter born May 6, 1847. Mrs. Elizabeth Dickey died in 1884, at the age of seventy-nine years.

William Calvin Dickey has always remained on the home farm which has undergone many changes for the better under his ownership. He has erected modern buildings, and the entire place shows the efforts of intelligence management and well directed industry, for which he is noted. Like his father he is a Republican, and in religious connection he is a Lutheran. He is a citizen who commands the highest respect from all who know him.

Mr. Dickey's family consists of three children: Edwin, born July 24, 1907; George, born Aug. 20, 1910; and Charles Ralston, born in January, 1912.

Source: Page 810, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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