From: "bdotson tctc.com" <bdotson(a)tctc.com>
Subject: Re: [InFounta] Claude Dotson obit
Slow to answer -- but did have this. Getting ready to send you some obits
on the Dickman family (got them at library the other day.) Connected to
Reath family. First one is Sarah Elizabeth Reath Dickman.
Crawfordsville Daily Journal Apr 6 1928
Mrs. Elizabeth Dickman, 66, died at the home of her son, Isaac Dickman, 718
Sloan street at 1:25 o'clock this morning, after an illness of several
months. Her death was caused by complications.
Mrs. Dickman had been a resident of this city for about thirty years and she
had a host of friends here. She was born at Lafayette. On June 6 1886 she
became the wife of Calvin Dickman.
The deceased was a member of the Church of Christ of Crawfordsville. She
is survived by her husband and ..............................cut off
Crawfordsville Journal Review Aug 25 1950
Calvin Dickman, 85, died at 8"45 p.m. CDT Thursday at the home of a
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Dickman, 1307 Darlington Avenue. The son of
Lewis and Lucinda Dickman, he was born in Fountain County. He married
Elizabeth Reath in Fountain county ion 1884. He was a member of the
Crawfordsville Church of Christ and the Odd Fellows Lodge.
Surviving are a son, Fred Dickman of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Laura
Hubbard of Waveland; a step daughter Clara Luzader of Crawfordsville; 11
grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
wife and a son, Isaac Dickman.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock CDT Monday after
Crawfordsville Journal Review Dec 30 1936 - ISAAC DICKMAN, ASST FIRE
CHIEF, SUCCUMBS. Veteran of 19 years service passed away at Culver
The helmet and boots of a gallant fireman who had served his city for 19
years, were hung up for the last time Wednesday morning when Assistant Fire
Chief Isaac N. (Ike) Dickman, generally recognized as one of the
department's finest, most efficient man, died at Culver hospital after a
four weeks illness.
An operation was performed several days ago in an effort to save his life,
but fatal complications developed, bringing death to the popular, 48 year
old firefighting veteran at 5:45 a.m.
the city's official family as well as the public generally were saddened by
the quickly spread news that "Ike" Dickman had lost his brave fight for
recovery. Fireman particularly, his companions in danger and in the
fellowship of their calling, were sincerely grief stricken.
Mayor Bert E. May, in a statement Wednesday morning, declared the passing of
the assistant fire chief was 'a tragic blow to this administration
"He was a courageous, efficient public servant; skilled in knowledge of
firefighting methods; a kindly, jovial companion to every member of the
administration family and a truly fine character in every respect," the
mayor stated. "I express my own personal sorrow and the grief of the
administration as a whole at an irreparable loss."
Chief Harrison Young of the fire department, voicing the sadness of himself
and his men declared that "a finer fireman than Ike Dickman never answered
"He was a brave gentleman, a loyal and lovable companion, and a truly expert
fireman." the head of the department said. "The department will never
again seem the same with Ike gone."
The veteran of nearly a quarter of a century's continuous service as a
fireman was born in Fountain county on September 9 1888, the son of Calvin
and Lizzie Dickman. He was married on July 4 1913 to Mary Carter, in
Crawfordsville. For a brief time after his marriage he lived in St. Louis,
later taking up residence here. He was at one time employed by the
Cleveland bakery, before entering the service of his city. He served many
years as a fire captain and was made an assistant fire chief two years ago.
His early education was received in the Beech Grove high school and in
Crawfordsville business college. He belongs to the Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Delores at home and Mrs. Cedric
Wilson, 905 West Wabash avenue, and two sons, Elmer and Claude, both at
home. His father, who lived with him, two sisters Mrs. Laura Baker and Mrs.
Clara Luzader and one brother, Fred Dickman all of this city, also survive.
Full honors as a fireman will be paid Assistant Chief Dickman in connection
with his funeral. The entire department will participate in the impressive
ceremonial, which will be conducted by Raymond Coons, of Gary, Ind., state
The body was removed from the Hunt and Reeves funeral parlors to the family
home at 1307 Darlington avenue on Wednesday afternoon.
The funeral will be held from the First Christian church, corner of Wabash
avenue and Walnut street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Fred P.
Walker, pastor of the Chruch of Christ, in charge. The body will be taken
to the church one hour prior to the service where it will lie in state.
Crawfordsville Journal Review Feb 12 1962
Mrs. Mary A. Dickman, 68, resident of this city for many years, died at 7
a.m. Monday at the Rudisill Nursing Home. She had been in failing health for
two and a half years.
Born July 7 1893 in Monroe County, Ky., she was the daughter of Jesse T. and
Ibbie Bowles Carder. She was married July 4 1913 to Isaac Dickman in
Crawfordsville. Her husband, who died Dec 30 1937, was a member of the
Crawfordsville fire department for many years. For many years, Mrs. Dickman
lived at 1307 Darlington Ave.
Mrs. Dickman was one of the founders of the Marys Club here. She also
belonged to the Firemen's Auxiliary and the auxiliary of the Veterans of
Foreign wars. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She also was a
member of an auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic.
The survivors include four children, Mrs. Idell Wilson and Mrs. Delores
Smith, both of Deerfield, Ill., Elmer Dickman of Crawfordsville and Claude
Dickman of Kokomo; a brother, E. C. Carder of Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs.
Oza Kingry and Mrs. Maude Buckles, both of Lafayette and seven
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hunt & Son Funeral
Home. Rev. W. T. Albright and Rev. Hilton Whitaker will be in charge. Burial
will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after
*This man is son of John Dickman, brother to Calvin.*
*I already had John Dickman as husband of Martha Pithoud d/o of James
Pithoud and wife Elvira Nickell -- so it fit in nicely.*
Crawfordsville Journal Review Apr 21 1950
Hillsboro - Earl Harris, of Kansas City, Mo., who is makeing an extended
stay in Hillsboro, William Nine, Steb Booe and L. E. Starnes, attended the
funeral services of James Lewis Dickman, 67, held in Danville, Ill. Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. B. R. Cartwright was in charge.
Mr. Dickman, a plasterer contractor, died at 6 o'
clock Saturday evening april 15 at his home in Danville. He had been a
resident of that city for the past 30 years. He had been in failing health
for three months.
A former resident of Hillsboeo, he attended the Hillsboro school. The son of
John and Martha Pithoud Dickman, he was born July 5 1882 in Fountain County.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elsie Philpott Dickman, and four daughters,
Mrs. Roger Sortet of Cleveland, O., Mrs. Arnold Potter of Henning, Ill.,
Mrs. C. W. Arnold and Mrs. Virgil Arnold of Danville, Ill. Have not found