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George W. Dick, farmer and stockraiser, residing in Jefferson Township, Wayne County, on
section 36, was born in Wayne County, Kentucky, the date of his birth being June 18, 1820.
His father, John Dick, who is now deceased, was a native of Botetcourt County, Virginia,
and of German descent, his father, John Dick, being a native of that country. George W.
Dick, our subject, was reared to the occupation of a farmer, his father being engaged in
agricultural pursuits. His education was limited to the rude log-cabin subscription
schools of his native county. He came to Wayne County, Iowa, in 1854, since which time he
has made his home in Jefferson Township, where he has followed his chosen avocation with
success. He came to this county a poor man, all the money he possessed at that time being
50 cents. After coming here he began splitting rails and engaged in various kinds of hard
work till he had earned enough money to purchase land. By his untiring industry and
gality he has acquired a fine farm, being now the owner of 160 acres. Mr. Dick was united
in marriage, September 15, 1853, to Emeline Wright, a daughter of Moses Wright, who was a
soldier in the war of 1812. They have had nine children, five of whom survive-John R.,
George R., Valentine D., William E. and Charles. Mr. Dick is a member of the Masonic
Biographical and Historical Record of
Wayne and Appanoose Counties P-448
Interstate Publishing Co