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Racine Cemetery Lookup A.P.Dickey
Posted by: Dave Masters (ID *****5054) Date: January 15, 2006 at 23:38:02
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I am looking for the cemetery that Albert Prescott Dickey is in . I have his obit:
This obituary appeared in the Racine Advocate; October 1880;Racine County, Racine, Wisconsin. Headline Reads: COL. A. P. DICKEY---"Saturday evening a good and thorough gentleman passed away in the person of COL. A. P. DICKEY, known by all Racine for his kind heart and sterling qualities. He was prominent in business, and his memory will ever be prominent in minds of many who knew him. All knew him to appreciate his friendship there is probably not one who had his ill will. His immediate death was caused by a stroke of paralysis, the like of which he had been subject to for some years. he is mourned in all sincerity by his relatives, friends, employees and numourous acquaintances.

Mr. Dickey was born in Londonderry, N.H., March 24, 1817, and when three years of age removed with his parents to Livingston Co., Western New York, residing in the town of York; comparatively limited educational advantages were afforded then to those of the present time, hence all the education obtained was through the winter months in and during the period prceding the year 1834 in a district school. He left school at the age of 17 years and began to work out the problem of life. United the activity and strength of an energetic youth with the hardihood begotton of parentage of Scotch and English decent, he entered upon his labors, first engaging in the sale of fanning mills for his brothers. His remarkable success speedily earned for him a partnership with one of his brothers, Gelman Dickey, than a resident of Price Hill, N.Y. where the business was sucessfully carried on for twelve years. While residing in the above named place; he was chosen Colonel of the 164th New York State Militia, a position which he held with honor for six years. In 1845 he came to this city (Racine) Here with an enlarged field for activity , he entetered into the task of building up a name and fortune, adopting the manufacture of fanning mills. by attending closely to business he had earned an enviablle succes. He leaves a wife, 2 sons and 3 daughters, and large number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

The funeral took place from the house on Main Street Tuesday afternoon, and was attended by an unusually large number of people."

Thank you for your time or for any help.

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