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 John Butler Dickey

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John Butler Dickey

  • Birth 14 Apr 1832 USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1857 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section B, Lot: 10&11, Space: 1
  • Memorial ID 9053994

Foreman of the Liberty Hose Co. Killed at the Large Fire on S Water and Lake St Oct 19, 1857. Aged 25 Years 6 Months and 5 days.

Oddly, since he predates Graceland, he was probably in City Cemetery, now Lincoln Park during the Great Fire of 1871. As teh cemetery was being moved, people hid from the flames in the open graves, according to period accounts. So people may have hid in his grave from the fire.


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  • Created by: John Martine
  • Added: 7 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9053994
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Butler Dickey (14 Apr 1832–19 Oct 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9053994, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by John Martine (contributor 45450773) .