|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1877|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1953|
Frank and his partner Irwin Lengel created the DILE car.
Franklin K. Dick, junior member of the firm of Dick Brothers, was born in Cumru township, Berks county, June 26, 1878. He spent his early school days in his native township, later attending the public schools of Reading, after leaving which he served fifteen months at the trade of locksmith. He later learned the pattern-making trade, as well as engraving and chasing, and remained with the Reading Hardware Company, his first employers, for about six and one-half years. On March 1, 1902, with his brother, Charles K., Mr. Dick engaged in business at No. 120 Penn street, under the firm name of Dick Brothers.
On the organization of the firm it was the intention of the brothers to manufacture nothing except brass castings, but since that time they have added to the list of their products, which now include plumbers' supplies and a fine line of plumbers' specialties. The works were first furnished power by a five-horse-power engine, but they now have a seventy-five horse-power engine and 120 horse-power boiler. The works are equipped with the latest and best machinery, and employ nothing but skilled mechanics.
Mr. Dick married Miss Margaret Schick, daughter of Christian and Mary Schick, of Reading, and two children, Miriam and Carroll S., have been born to this union. Mr. Dick is a member of the First Reformed Church, and is assistant librarian of the Sunday-school. He is a member of the Royal Arcanum, of Chandler Lodge, No. 227, F. & A. M., and of the P. O. S. of A., and is very popular in all of these organizations. His residence is at No. 33 North Ninth street.
On the 19th inst., FRANKLIN K. DICK, aged 76 years. Services from Theo. C. Auman, Inc., Funeral Parlors, 247 Penn St., Wednesday, 1 p.m. Interment in Laureldale Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening, 7 to 9.
Henry Augustus De Turk Dick (1845 - 1901)
Mary Ann Kissinger Dick (1849 - 1938)
Margaret Johanna Schick Dick (1877 - 1948)
Miriam Schick Dick Flores (1902 - 1984)*
Carroll Schick Dick (1906 - 1954)*
Harvey Kissinger Dick (1874 - 1895)*
Charles Kissinger Dick (1875 - 1947)*
Franklin Kissinger Dick (1877 - 1953)
Mary Esther Dick (1880 - 1882)*
Elmer Kissinger Dick (1882 - 1887)*
Henry Kissinger Dick (1886 - 1953)*
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Originally Created by: Mimi
Record added: Jan 25, 2008
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