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DICKINSON, Edward J. (1838-1909)

DICKINSON

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Date: 10/12/2020 at 22:46:16

Edward J. Dickinson
(May 4, 1838 – April 16, 1909)

Seymour Democrat, Seymour, Iowa, Thurs., Apr. 22nd, 1909, p.1
Answers To His Last Call
E. J. Dickinson Dies Suddenly From Heart Disease Friday Afternoon
The community was shocked and saddened Friday evening at about 5:30 o’clock by the startling news that Dr. E. J. Dickinson, Corydon’s oldest and best known physician, had dropped dead from heart disease, just west of the Rea Hotel, while on his way home. Dr. Dickinson was at his office as usual through the day attending to his practice and made no complaint as to feeling anything out of the ordinary. He had, however, been in rather poor health for some time, and had never fully recovered from an attack of lagrippe last fall. While he never made any complaint and kept up his practice his friends had noted a gradual decrease in strength in the last few months. Dr. Dickenson settled in Corydon just after the close of the war entering on the practice of medicine and has resided here continuously ever since. He took quite an active part in political, local and G.A.R. matters, being for years chairman of the Republican County Central Committee, one of the organizers and a Post Commander of Robert Jackson Post, and has held various local and school offices, filling all with ability. He was a pleasant courteous gentleman and a great lover of children, who returned his affection with respect and regard, and among the sincerest mourners will be many children who will miss his cheering and kindly greeting. Only last Friday the writer saw an instance of his kindly regard for the little ones, who were in the post office when he came in with a handful of Easter cards, each one addressed to some little friend – some being to children who were hardly likely to have any token of remembrance from any other source. And it has been his custom for years. You wonder that he will be thought of and spoken of with reverence by them? He was nearly 71 years of age at the time of his death, having been born May 4, 1838, and leaves a widow to mourn his loss. The funeral took place Monday afternoon from the Methodist Church, the ceremonies being in charge of Robt. Jackson, post G. A. R. and interment in the Corydon Cemetery. – Corydon Democrat, Tuesday


 

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