Biography of George P. Dick

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Dick, George P., Aurora, p. o. Willink, born in Aurora in the house where he now resides, November 13, 1849, is a son of Joseph B. and Ann E. (Pratt) Dick; he is a son of John Dick, a native of Oneida county, who spent his last days in Aurora, and she a daughter of Luke M. Pratt. John C. Pratt, a brother of Luke, owned considerable property and real estate, a part of which the village was built on. The father of George P. Dick came to Aurora in 1846 and settled on a farm near the village, where he built a cheese factory, known as Willink cheese factory, where he did an extensive business. He was a Whig, then a Republican, and was justice about sixteen years and internal revenue officer for some years and highway commissioner. He died in November. 1871, and his widow died at the homestead February 24. 1897. They had two sons and two daughters. George P. Dick was reared and educated in Aurora, where he is a farmer. He is a Republican and has been internal revenue assessor, filling the vacancy caused by his father's death. He is amemberof Aurora Borealis Lodge No. 642, I. O. O. F., a member of the A. O. U. W. and E. A. U., and is secretary of Erie County Agricultural Society. Mr. Dick was married October 17, 1878, to Frances J. Hall of Aurora, daughter of Isaac Hall, and they have four children, Merritt, Fred, Harry and Jennie.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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