John Dick

Brief Life History of John

When John Dick was born on 2 June 1868, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Dick, was 20 and his mother, Helen Duff, was 22. He married Mary Elizabeth Bills on 3 February 1892, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Taylor, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Jameston, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 5 September 1925, in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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John Dick
Mary Elizabeth Bills
Marriage: 3 February 1892
Maud Lorraine Dick
Ethel Dick
David Wesley Dick
Glenn Dick
Janet Elaine Dick
Helen Dick
Archibald Dick
John Rex Dick
Max Dick
Ivan Dick

Sources (54)

  • John Dick, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Dick, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • John Dick, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.


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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.

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