George Dicus

Dade County, Missouri, USA
Death 7 Dec 1935 (aged 80)
Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, USA
Burial Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 173021468 · View Source
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George was the son of African slave descendants Emanuel (slave owners Dicus, and Clopton) and Ellen (slave owners Hobby, and Sloan). Emanuel was later known as Manual, with a first initial "E".

An 1860 Federal Slave Schedule of owner Edward "Ned" Dicus in Morgan, Dade, Missouri may be this family but hasn't been proven. I will post it here to possibly help their descendants in finding them:
1 x 28yr male (color erased but had been "B")
1 x 24yr female "B"
1 x 18yr male "M"
1 x 7yr male "B"

There is a good chance the older male and female were Emanuel and Ellen, and the seven year old, George. The 18 year old mulatto male may or may not have been related, but they did stay in a single slave house. It seems to be the only one Edward Dicus had, and no other Dicus households match this family unit. It was probably a more accurate reflection of George's birth year than was stated on his death record.

George married Sarah O. "Sally" Denton December 27, 1897 in Wright County, Missouri. They are first found as a couple on the 1900 census of Greenfield, Dade, Missouri with their eldest daughter, one year old Zetta. By 1910 she had siblings Victoria and Roosevelt; and no mom Sarah. George states he was a widower.

George's Missouri Death Certificate states he was married, with daughter Zetta as the informant. We find Sarah's maiden name Denton on the marriage record, and later, on Victoria's death certificate.

George broke his hip, and as many elderly do being immobilized that way, he contracted pneumonia and died. Arrangements were handled by Harrison Undertaking Co. and burial at Greenfield.

by Lila Cole

Gravesite Details MO D/C #39057-a (African descent - for genealogy purposes)

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