Hardin County

George Dimick

GEORGE F. DIMICK, dealer in general merchandise, Rosiclare, 111., was born one and a half miles north of that place Sept. 22, 1846, He is a son of Franklin and Amanda J. (Chancy) Dimick, the former a native of New Hampshire and the latter of Illinois. Franklin Dimick was born in 1820, and came with his parents in his childhood to Illinois, settling in that part of Pope county now included in Hardin county. His father, Jeduthun Dimick, was a surveyor and civil engineer, as well as a farmer, and many of the early surveys in that part of the state were made by him. Franklin and Amanda Dimick commenced their married life on the old home place, and lived in that immediate vicinity all their lives. In addition to farming he also worked at carpenter work, and was one of the first Christian, or Campbellite, preachers in that section. It was principally through his efforts that the first stone church was erected in Hardin county. For many years he held the office of justice of the peace, served one term as county judge, and was one of the very few men in Southern Illinois to vote for Abraham Lincoln in i860. From that time until his death he was a steadfast Republican. He died at the age of sixty-five years and his wife at the age of sixty. Their children were: Mary L., George F., Jeduthun C., Sarah E., John F., Maria J., Charles C, and Alice. Mary, Sarah, Maria, and Alice are deceased; Jeduthun lives in Texas; John F, is on the old home place; Charles lives in Rosiclare. George F, Dimick was educated in the public schools, and at the age of twenty-one years began his business career as a clerk for J. B. Pell at Rosiclare. In 1871 he was married to Miss Alice Madden, left the store, and for several years lived on a farm near his father. His wife died in 1878, the mother of two children, Carrie B. and Daisy E., both now deceased. After the death of his wife he lived with his parents for three or four years, when he again married, his second wife being Miss Sarah Rose, and returned to his farm. Subsequently he came to Rosiclare, where he formed a partnership with his brother in the merchandizing business, under the name of C. Dimick & Bros. This partnership lasted until 1902, and since then he has been in business for himself. The firm is now G. F. Dimick & Son, his son Walter having been admitted as a partner. In addition to his mercantile interests Mr. Dimick still owns and manages his farm. He is a Republican in his political belief and has held some of the local offices. Since he was twenty-three years old he has been a member of the Christian church. He and his second wife have had three children. Etta and Raymond are deceased and Walter is in business with his father.

Extracted 2015 from Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley, Personal and Genealogical with Portraits, published in 1905, Volume 1, page 391

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