William Randal Dikeman

28 December 1860–11 April 1916 (Age 55)
Illinois, United States

The Life of William Randal

When William Randal Dikeman was born on 28 December 1860, in Illinois, United States, his father, Edward L Dikeman, was 30 and his mother, Amanda Fry, was 23. He married Effie May Berlin on 23 December 1894, in Elk, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Logan Township, Pratt, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Township Number 6, Pratt, Kansas, United States in 1915. He died on 11 April 1916, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Kansas, United States.

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William Randal Dikeman
Effie May Berlin
Marriage: 23 December 1894
May Effie Dikeman
Anna Amanda Dikeman
William Fredrick Dikeman
Randal Edward Dikeman
Grace Ellen Dikeman
Grace Luellen Dikeman
Clara M. Dikeman
Viola Jessie Dikeman
Ralph Charles Dikeman

Spouse and Children

23 December 1894
Elk, Kansas, United States


    May Effie Dikeman


    Anna Amanda Dikeman




    Grace Ellen Dikeman


+4 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 15

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Probably in most cases an Americanized spelling of Dutch Dyckman or German Teichmann . However, early forms of English Digman include the spelling Dikeman, and in some cases the name may represent a survival of this older form.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Will R Dikeman, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • William Dikeman in household of David Blakesley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William R Dikeman, "United States Census, 1910"

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