David Dick

24 November 1847–21 August 1881 (Age 33)
Calderbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of David

When David Dick was born on 24 November 1847, in Calderbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, John Dick, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Brown, was 42. He married Helen Duff on 28 June 1867, in Springburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 21 August 1881, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Dick
1847–1881
Helen Duff
1845–1938
Marriage: 28 June 1867
John Dick
1868–1925
Helen Alice Dick
1870–1934
Elizabeth Dick
1871–1873
Janet Lawrence Dick
1873–1901
Maggie Dick
1875–1953
David Samuel Dick
1877–1952
James Robert Dick
1880–1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1867Springburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1848
    Age 1
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 7
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 10
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Dick, also found as Dike and Deke, pet forms of Rick (see Richard ). Although found in every part of Britain, the form Dick is especially common in Scotland, and it was from there, in the 17th century, that the surname was taken to northern Ireland and thence to North America.English: variant of Dyke .German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German dic(ke) ‘thick, strong, stout’, or in the case of the Jewish name from German dick or Yiddish dik ‘fat’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Dickmann
    Dickie
    Dicke
    Richard
    Dicken
    Dicks
    Dickerman
    Diegel
    Dickson
    Diggle

    Sources (46)

    • David Dick in entry for David Samuel Dick, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • David Dick, "United States Census, 1870"
    • David in entry for Elizabeth Dick, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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