Biography of James Dick
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Dick, James, was born in the city of Buffalo in 1850, and his early life was spent in his native town. He was educated in the common schools, and in 1869 went as a clerk in a coal office in that city, where he remained till 1873, when he came to Ithaca to ship coal from here to his firm, E. L. Hedstrom & Co., in Buffalo, which position he filled two years, when he was recalled to the Buffalo office. He was on the road for them and shipping till 1878, when he established a business for himself at the corner of Meadow and Seneca streets, where he has ever since conducted business. He is now handling from three to four thousand tons of Lehigh coal per year, and his wood yard has a patronage of from 350 to 450 cords per year. Mr. Dick is a member of the K. of P., and of the I. O. O. F., also the Encampment. In 1876 he married Nellie M. Parrett, daughter of John Parrett of this city and they have six children, five sons and a daughter.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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