When John W Dickinson was born on 23 December 1835, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Willard Dickinson, was 49 and his mother, Lois Willard, was 37. He married Harriet Arvilla Parker on 27 February 1867, in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 25 June 1882, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 46.
English: variant of Dickenson , a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Dicun a pet form of Richard (see Dicken ) + son.
History: Jonathan Dickinson, the first president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), was born in Hatfield, MA, in 1688. Both his parents came from pioneer Connecticut Valley stock.
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