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John Jay Dickinson
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1838
Schoharie County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1925
Erie County
New York, USA

From newspaper article 1925:

The death of John J. Dickinson, 87, in the Pierce sanitarium at Buffalo on Monday night removes one from our midst who had during a long life been identified with the growth and prosperity of Cobleskill and with the affairs of the county. Mr. Dickinson had been ill for about three months and was confined to his room at the Hotel Augustan most of the time until he went to Buffalo for treatment about Dec. 1st. He underwent an operation on Saturday and apparently seemed to be doing well until a change in his condition Monday night proved fatal.
Mr. Dickinson was born in the town of Cobleskill and spent the greater part of his life here. For a time he was assoicated with the late John Dean in a mercantile business. He served as railroad commissioner and as county treasurer. He represented the town of Cobleskill in the Board of Supervisors in 1873 and 1874. He was one of the founders of the Cobleskill Agricultural Society fifty years ago and served as director. He participated in the Golden Anniversary Pageant of the Cobleskill Fair last Septemeber and occuiped a position at the head of the procession. Although absent from the town a porition of his time, he never lost interest in his native village.
Mr. Dickinson joined the Cobleskill Lodge No. 394, F. and A. M., in 1862 and was the oldest member in the local organization. He served as Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1872.
He married Henrietta Courter, daughter of Charles Courter, a loyal and prominent citizen of this village. Five children were born to them, two of whom are still living; namely John J. Dickinson, Jr., and Stanton C. Dickinson of New York. He is survived also by a grandson, Charles Dickinson Mills of Newcastle, PA.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Lewis C. Holmes on South Grand Street, Rev. W.G. Boomhower officiating. Interment will be made in the Kensico Cemetery near New York in the spring. Temporarily his body will be placed in the vault in the Cobleskill cemetery.

Wife of Henrietta (Courter)

Had five children:

1) Daisy (Dickinson) Mills (my 2-great grandmother)
2) Charles Dickinson (president of the Carnegie Trust Company in NY)
3) Stanton Dickinson
4) John Jay Dickinson II
5) Louis Courter Tiffany Dickinson (drowned while ice skating)


John is my 3-great grandfather on my mom's side.

Family links: 
  Henrietta Courter Dickinson (1841 - 1916)*
  Daisy Dickinson Mills (1869 - 1901)*
  Charles Courter Dickinson (1871 - 1910)*
  John Jay Dickinson (1875 - 1958)*
  Louis Courter Tiffany Dickinson (1879 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Kensico Cemetery
Westchester County
New York, USA
Created by: Sarah J.
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
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John Jay Dickinson
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John Jay Dickinson
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