The Carthage Republican
March 24, 1886
On Thursday evening last at the home of the bride's father, Esq. Geo. W. Ewing, in St. Mary's township, Mr. John Dickinson, of Harmony, and Miss Julia M. Ewing were married by Dr. Booz, of Hancock township. An excellent supper was served and good cheer prevailed. Long live the good people of these families.
Hancock County Journal
February 19, 1942
Passes Away At
John Dickinson, 80, well known farmer of South Carthage, passed away at his home Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness.
John, the eldest son of Samuel and Nancy Atchison Dickinson, who were pioneer residents of Hancock county, was born in Harmony township June 12, 1861. He endured his long illness with patience, looking forward to a happy release from pain and suffering with no fear of death.
He was married to Miss Juliette Ewing, March 18, 1886 and soon after their marriage they went to Lane county, Kansas, to live on their claim where they remained three years. His health began to fail so they returned to Illinois where he lived on his farm for fifty-three years.
He united with the Elm Tree M. E. church when a young man and retained his membership there as long as that church remained in the conference.
In all his relations to the home and to the community as a neighbor, friend and citizen, he held not only the respect but also the affection of all who knew him. His life so unassuming, was yet so full of kindly deeds, he was indeed a friend to man.
Those of his family who remain to mourn his passing are his five children, Thane, Olof, Galen, Mabel, who is the wife of Frank Barber and Myrtle at home. His wife passed away in 1932 and a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Crawford in 1933. Three children died in infancy. His five grandchildren and one great-grandchild were the pride and joy of his life. His youngest brother, Samuel, is the only surviving member of his father's family.
Funeral services were held at his late residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Dr. R. A. Gordon. Mrs. Edith Faulkner and Mrs. Bertha Walker sang "In the Garden" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye." The pallbearers were Wendell and James Walker, Noble Cox, Merlin Smith, Bert and Fred White and Paul Powell. Burial was in Holland cemetery.
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