Dickson Dedman McGinnis

Anderson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 21 Jul 1908 (aged 78)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 16, row 9, lot 21
Memorial ID 32027250 · View Source
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He was the son of Strother Jefferson & Elizabeth Lee Massie McGinnis. His parents are buried in the Wright City Cemetery in Warren County, MO. He married first to Lurena Ann Stewart on Oct. 26, 1853, they were the parents of Adie and Mary Elizabeth. He married second to Susannah Drumheller on April 28, 1867, They were the parents of Edwin "Brick" and Nina.

Bowling Green Times August 13, 1908

Dickson B. McGinnis, the last of the Pike's "49ers" died July 21st at Kansas City. Mr. McGinnis aided in organizing the first expedition of Missourians to California. Pike county contributed nearly one third of the "49ers". - Vandalia Leader

The same article appeared in the Aug. 6, 1908 Vandalia Leader.

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Kansas City Star July 21, 1908 2/3

Dickson D. McGinnis, 78 years old, died this morning at his home, 1100 Jackson Avenue. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home. Burial is to be in Elmwood cemetery.

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Kansas City Star July 22, 1908 3/2


Dickson B. McGinnis Made a Fortune in California's Gold Mines

Dickson B. McGinnis of 1100 Jackson Avenue, who was buried this afternoon in Elmwood Cemetery, was the last of the Pike county, Missouri argonauts, who were lured to California in the first days of the ‘49' excitement over the finding of gold.

Pike county contributed nearly one-third of the "forty-niners". Mr. McGinnis aided in organizing the first expedition of the Missourians to California. He remained there until 1852, when he returned to Missouri. He had acquired wealth. Mr. McGinnis came to Kansas City before the boom days and sacrificed a great deal of his holdings in the slump following the collapse of the "boom". In his late years he was a contractor. He was 78 years old.

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