Biography of E. F. Dimmick
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E. F. Dimmick, section 34, Deer Park Township, was born March 24, 1842, a son of Franklin and Harriet (Hubbard) Dimmick, the former born in Connecticut in 1815, and the latter a native of New York State, born in 1819. When Franklin Dimmick was a mere lad his parents moved to Pennsylvania, where he was reared, and there attended the common schools. He came to La Salle County, Ill., in 1834, and after living a short time in Vermillionville he bought a part of the farm where his widow still resides. He was very successful through life, and at his death at Utica, July 16, 1866, his property was valued at $75,000. He was a Republican in politics, and a member of the Congregational church. He was married in this county in 1839, his wife coming here in 1837. E. F. Dimmick was reared and educated in this county, completing his education at the seminary at Farm Ridge. After attending the Business College of Chicago one term he went to Utica, and was there engaged with his father in the grain and lumber business for eleven years. Leaving Utica in 1872, he spent a year at Pontiac engaged in the grocery business, when he assisted his mother in settling up the estate. He has now 280 acres of choice land in Deer Park Township which is located on sections 34, 35, 27 and 26. He was married Jan. 17, 1867, to Hattie Esmond, born March 31, 1844, in Racine County, Wis., a daughter of John and Nancy Esmond, the father deceased, and the mother now living in Racine County, Wis. They are the parents of four children-Frank E., born Jan. 5, 1868; Ward E., born July 5, 1870; Lilly M., born Feb. 16, 1875, and Minnie A., horn Jan. 28, 1879, the two former born in Utica, and the two latter natives of Deer Park Township. In politics Mr. Dimmick affiliates with the Republican party, as did his father. While living in Utica he served as Corporation Trustee.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886