Bio: Charles Justus Dickinson (1878  - ?)

Contact: on Fri, 16 Feb 2001




----Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

CHARLES JUSTUS DICKINSON, township clerk of Dewhurst Township, generally known as "Dick," was born on a farm in Patch Grove Township, Grant County, Wis., July 30, 1878, son of Charles F. and Amelia (Parker) Dickinson. The parents were both natives of Grant County, of which their respective parents were pioneers, and there they grew up and were married. Charles F. Dickinson, who was a member of the Republican party, and somewhat active in local politics, was elected county clerk of Grant County in 1898. He was a member of the Masonic and Woodmen orders.

He and his wife had three children: Alma, Nelle and Charles Justus. Charles Justus Dickinson, who was his parents' eldest child, was educated in the district school and the high school at Lancaster, Wis., where he went to reside at the age of 18 years, and where he served as deputy clerk under his father. In 1901 he came to Clark County and purchased 240 acres of land, the S. 1/2 of S. W. :1/4, section 29, and N. W. 1/4 of section 32, Dewhurst Township, a tract commanding a beautiful view of the country, shaded by picturesque rocky bluffs, and making an ideal home location. He has a fine farm, which he has cleared from the woodland, of which the tract consisted when he first came here, and carries on general farming.

Mr. Dickinson was the first chairman of Dewhurst Township and has held office as township clerk for some five years. He has also served on the school board for six or seven years. As a progressive citizen, mindful of the best interests of the community, he takes a warm interest in good roads, Dewhurst Township having better roads for its population than any other in Clark County. Mr. Dickinson was married Dec. 10, 1902, to May Meyer, who was born in Columbia County, Wis., daughter of John Meyer, a farmer of Jackson County. He and his wife have two children: John Charles, born Feb. 21, 1904, and Albert William, born May 28, 1907.



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