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Charles Henry Dickey
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1841
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1902
Alameda County
California, USA

Charles Henry Dickey Obit., Piedmont, CA Jan 1932

Funeral Rites Tomorrow For Charles Henry Dickey

Piedmont, Jan 23._With services tomorrow which will be attended by former comrades of the G.A.R., the body of Charles Henry Dickey, 89, Civil War veteran, lawyer, merchant, and one-time Piedmont parks commissioner, will be cremated, and the ashes buried beside his son on the island of Maui, in the Hawaiian islands.

Dickey's father was a lifelong friend of President Lincoln and Dickey himself, as a boy, recalled playing chess with the great emancipator__and beating him.

"He was a great lawyer__but a poor chess player," Dickey once said. "Why, he was even beaten by the hired girl at our home."


Dickey's father raised a regiment of cavalry in the Civil war, and young Dickey, then 19, enlisted as a private, later becoming a bugler with Grant's army, and coming to know intimately both Grant and Sherman.

He served at the battle of Shiloh, was twice wounded during engagements, and for meritorious conduct recieved his commission as second lieutenant.

After the war, Dickey learned telegraphy and took a job as night operator on the Illinois Central line, but planned to study law like his father before him, who at one time was assistant attorney general in Washington, D.C., during the administrations of Lincoln, Johnson and Grant.

In 1869, he became a railway agent and operator at Alameda on overland railway of the Central Pacific Lines, and four years later, through relatives, was offered the management of a plantation store on Maui.

Thereafter, for more than 40 years, he lived in the islands, establishing the first telegraph in Hawaii. In 1885, he was elected a member of the Isands Legislature.

He went through the "bloodless revolution" which dethroned Queen Liliuokalani, held various appointments in the government, was elected a senator in 1902; and in 1904 was a delegate from Hawaii to the Republican convention in Chicago.


Completing his law studies, he was admitted to the bar, and spent the later years of his life in the islands as a legal practioner, though, as he was then 60, he undertook only light cases.

Settling in Piedmont, Dickey made his home at 132 Dracene Avenue.

He is suvived by his widow, Mrs. Anne E. Dickey, and four children: Judge Lyle A. Dickey of Kilaue, Hawaii, William C. Dickey, Hawaii architect, Mrs. A.M. Merrill of Piedmont, and Mrs. James D. Dole, wife of the Hawaiian pineapple king.

Family links: 
  Theophilus Lyle Dickey (1811 - 1885)
  Juliet Evans Dickey (1813 - 1855)
  Ann Elizabeth Alexander Dickey (1843 - 1940)
  Lyle Alexander Dickey (1868 - 1946)*
  Herbert Wallace Dickey (1875 - 1899)*
  Belle Dickey Dole (1880 - 1972)*
  Martha Ann Dickey Wallace (1833 - 1889)*
  Cyrus E Dickey (1835 - 1864)*
  Mary Jane Dickey (1837 - 1842)*
  John Jay Dickey (1839 - 1902)*
  Charles Henry Dickey (1841 - 1902)
  Virginia Belle Dickey Wallace (1845 - 1932)*
  Kitty Emma Dickey (1848 - 1853)*
*Calculated relationship
Makawao Cemetery
Maui County
Hawaii, USA
Maintained by: BJ
Originally Created by: mahaoi and hooniele
Record added: Dec 18, 2008
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Charles Henry Dickey
Added by: BJ
Charles Henry Dickey
Added by: mahaoi and hooniele
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