William Dickey

about 1839–16 March 1917 (Age 78)
Ohio, United States

The Life of William

When William Dickey was born about 1839, in Ohio, United States, his father, William Dickey, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Ann Spangler, was 27. He married Matilda Jane Stratton on 30 June 1861, in Galien, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Weesaw Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He died on 16 March 1917, in Knox, Starke, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Oak Park Cemetery, Knox, Starke, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Dickey
Matilda Jane Stratton
Marriage: 30 June 1861
Emma Dickey
Willis Dickey
Mary E Dickey
Linnie Dickey
Matilda Waty Dickey

Spouse and Children

30 June 1861
Galien, Berrien, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Dickey


    Sarah Ann Spangler




    Jonathon Dickey


    Jonathan Dickey


    Lucinda Dickey


    Abram Dickey



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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 2

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 8

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 21

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: from a pet form of the personal name Dick 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm Dicky, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Dickey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Dickey in household of William Dickey, "United States Census, 1850"

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