GEORGE W. DICKINSON               GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Humboldt Union, Thursday, Dec. 18, 1919

Died:  Dec. 14, 1919




G. W. Dickinson Homesteaded a Farm West of Humboldt in 1868---Had Been Ill For Several Weeks.



  George W. Dickinson, one of the earliest pioneers of this community, well know and highly esteemed citizen, passed to his rest at 6:23 o’clock Sunday evening, December 14, after an illness extending over several weeks.

  He was born December 22, 1835, at Middletown, Conn., and lacked but a few days of being 84 years of age.  Mr. Dickinson was united in marriage to Sarah A. Sanborn in Dupage county, Illinois, September 3, 1858.  To them were born seven children, four of whom with his widow survive.  They are:  James F. of Kansas City, Kans.; A. G. of Denver Colo.; Mrs. Florence Grove, of San Antonio, Tex., and Mrs. Rose Rogers, of Cheyenne, Okla.  He is also survived one brother, Rev. Egbert O. Dickinson, of Racine, Wis.  All were here for the funeral.

  Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson came to Kansas from Illinois in 1868 and homesteaded a farm west of Humboldt, where they lived for many years, moving later to this city where they have since resided.  He served with Company C, 72nd Illinois Infantry in the Civil war for three years and 1 days and was an active and honored member of Vicksburg Post, G. A. R. of Humboldt, having filled the offices of chaplain and commander.

  For many years he had been a member of the First Presbyterian church of Humboldt and funeral services were held from this church at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, December 17, the service being conducted by his pastor, the Rev. William H. Davis.  Burial was in Mount Hope cemetery.