Biography of William Dick
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WILLIAM DICK.
Prominent among the old settlers of Jasper county is William Dick, who resides on section 2 in Duval township, who was born in Leslie, Fifeshire, Scotland, on January 26, 1850, and was a son of John and Margaret (Kay) Dick. The parents came to America in 1866, and the father died in 1868, but the mother is still living, at the age of eighty one years. They had a family of nine children, all of whom survive with the exception of two.

William Dick received a superior education in Scotland and London, England, and became a bookkeeper in an importing and exporting house, and came to America with his parents in 1866. The first two years of the family sojourn in the United States were spent in St. Charles county, Missouri, but then removal was made to Jasper county, where location was made on a farm near Medoc. Here Mr. Dick engaged in farming and also followed his trade of stonemason. In 1879 he located on the farm where he now resides, and since that time has been engaged in its cultivation and development. It consists of one hundred and sixty five acres and is known throughout the' locality as one of the best stock farms in the vicinity.

Mr. Dick was married, in Jasper county, in 1879, to Miss Anna McCann, a sister of A. McCann, whose sketch appears in another part of this volume. She was born near Belfast, Ireland, and came to America prior to the Civil war. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Dick: Mary, who has attended normal school and is now a teacher; and Alexander, at home.

Politically Mr. Dick is connected with the Republican party and has been prominently identified with county affairs. For many years he has been one of the leading members of the Methodist church and has always taken a deep interest in educational and religious advancement in Jasper county. The family is one that is highly esteeined and Mr. Dick is one of the real representative men of this prosperous part of the state.

From:
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Chiago 1901


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