|Birth: ||May 21, 1857|
Shaver, F. A., Arthur P. Rose, R. F. Steele, and A. E. Adams, compilers. An
Illustrated History of Central Oregon, Embracing Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam,
Wheeler, Crook, Lake, & Klamath Counties, Spokane, WA: Western Historical
Publishing Co., 1905, p. 482.
ALFRED DILLINGER, postmaster and prominent business man of Monkland, Sherman county, was born in Greene county, Iowa, May 21, 1857. His parents were William and Nancy (Foster) Dillinger, both natives of Ohio. The father died on the farm in Iowa, in 1896; the mother in 1870. The paternal ancestors of William Dillinger were Dutch; those of the mother Scotch.
In Iowa our subject was reared and attended the district schools and worked with his father on the farm. At the age of eighteen years he went to the state of Indiana where he worked for farmers and rented land for three and one-half years, when he returned to Iowa and conducted his father's place four years. Thence he removed to The Dalles where he found employment in railroad shops and on the river for about three years, and then took up a claim seven miles southeast of the present site of Monkland. This was a quarter section. He had then small capital, but he has since purchased more land and now owns one thousand eight hundred acres in Sherman county. The first six years he conducted a stock ranch, and at present his land is all rented out. In January, 1901, Mr. Dillinger entered into partnership with P. W. McDonald, of Wasco, and Hans Thompson, a farmer, living three and one-half mile east of Monkland. They purchased the business of N. P. Hansen, a general merchandise store at Monkland and in February,1902, Mr. Dillinger was appointed postmaster.
May 1, 1878, at Battle Ground, Indiana, our subject was united in marriage to Margaret Miller, a native of Indiana, the daughter of Abraham and Mary (Smith) Miller. The father of Mrs. Dillinger, a native of-Ohio, died in Tippecanoe county, Indiana, in 1873. The mother passed away in Illinois, in 1881. Our subject has four brothers and two sisters ; James W., an Iowa farmer, who served in the Civil war; William H., of Greene county, Iowa; John W., residing at The Dalles; Daniel; Eliza, wife of Norman Orchard, of Marshall, Iowa; and Rachel, wife of William M. Morrison, living four miles south of Monkland, a farmer. Mrs. Dillinger has one brother and one sister; William A., of Monkland and Alice, wife of John Lucas, near The Dalles, a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Dillinger have one child, Mora, wife of James R. Hunter, a farmer living near Rutledge. Sherman county. Mr. Dillinger is a member of the A. O. U. W. and his wife of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a Republican and, although not active, has served as delegate to county conventions, and has been clerk of his school district two terms. Mr. Dillinger and his partners transact business under the name of the Hay Canyon Commercial Company, and carry a $10,000 stock of groceries, dry goods, hardware and farming implements. He is a popular man and influential citizen.
Margaret Ann Miller Dillinger (1863 - 1952)*
Odd Fellows Cemetery
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