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Thomas Dicks

Thomas Dicks

Male 1868 - 1941  (72 years)

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  • Name Thomas Dicks  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 12 Sep 1868  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1870  Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Not Stated 
    Residence 1880  Precinct 10, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1900  Precinct 8, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1910  Mason, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1920  Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1930  MacClenny, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1935  Precinct 3, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 20 Feb 1941  MacClenny, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Douglas Cemetery, Union, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Person ID I67  tng Genealogy

    Father Joseph Dicks,   b. 22 Jan 1819, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1899, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Taylor,   b. 3 Jul 1822, Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1896, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 18 Jan 1846  Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ella Arkansas Douglas,   b. 24 Dec 1872, Lulu, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1891, Lulu, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1887  Lulu, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Bessie Dicks,   b. 4 Dec 1888, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1969, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    +2. Reid E Dicks,   b. 19 Aug 1891, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1972, St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 18:56:59 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lula Mary Brown,   b. 1 Jun 1869, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1910, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1893  Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Earnest Thomas Dicks,   b. 10 Apr 1895, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1900, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    +2. Jeanie Wealthy Dicks,   b. 5 Dec 1897, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1977, Winter Haven, Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    +3. Eva Dicks,   b. 1904, Mason, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1941, Pinellas, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [natural]
     4. Living
     5. Freeman Dicks,   b. 8 Oct 1906, Mason, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1988, St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 18:59:18 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Georgia Satilla Johns,   b. 31 Aug 1884, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1976, Glen Saint Mary, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1911  Olustee, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Maine Dicks,   b. 14 Jul 1912, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1924, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)  [natural]
    +2. Cincinnati Dicks,   b. 3 Feb 1914, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1999, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     3. Spain Dicks,   b. 24 Jan 1917, Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 2005, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     4. Thomas Dicks, Jr.,   b. 6 Mar 1919, Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1921, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
    +5. Alabama Dicks,   b. 19 Jan 1921, Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1991, Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    +6. Denver Franklin Dicks,   b. 27 Dec 1926, Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 2018, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     7. Boston Dicks,   b. 16 Jul 1928, Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 2010, Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to hide
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1868 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Dec 1887 - Lulu, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Feb 1893 - Baker, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Mason, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1911 - Olustee, Baker, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Lake Butler, Bradford, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - MacClenny, Baker, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1941 - MacClenny, Baker, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Cincinnati Dicks Mobley
      AUGUST 1994
      Cincinnati Dicks Mobley is the authentic model of an extinct class of southern women. She represents a bygone era of uniqueness that defies description and challenges the writer to the limit of characterization. Wealth and fortune, prosperity and affluence were her fate, yet they are concealed in a remote area of her thoughts. Her glory lies in the homage she feels for her husband, children, friends, faith and family heritage, not necessarily in that order, because somehow this distinctive lady has woven them all into one majestic tapestry that embraces her heart and symbolizes her nature.
      Charlton Mobley brought his bride to a newly constructed home after their marriage on April 3, 1935. Today, very little change is detectable at 222 West Macclenny Avenue, although 60 momentous years have passed into oblivion. It's what you can't see that has lasted, like the legendary memories and tangible character of the special people who lived in her past, and experienced together the tears, the laughter, the triumphs and tragedies. This is their story because they are Cincinnati's life.

      Cincinnati Dicks was born February 3, 1914 to Thomas and Georgia Satilla Johns Dicks of Columbia County and she is often asked to explain the unusual family names.

      "My mother, who was the daughter of John Marshall and Mary Mills Johns of Columbia County, was named Georgia for the state, and Satilla for the river," she said. "When she and daddy started naming their children, they had a little trouble deciding on a name. My father sat down on the trunk in their room with a magazine after mama gave birth and said, 'I'll find the baby a name in this magazine'. It just so happened it was published in a place called Augusta, Maine, so daddy asked mama how she liked Maine and she said that it was all right, so that's how my brother Maine got his name," she said.
      "They named me before I was born because they agreed the first girl would be Cincinnati," she continued. "Then one day after I was born, daddy carried mama into Lake City from the farm in a horsedrawn buggy, and they stopped somewhere along the way to show a neighbor named Mrs. Hancock their new baby. Mrs. Hancock said,'Mrs. Dicks, if you ever have another little girl, name her Alabama'. So, Mama named my sister Alabama."

      Thomas and Georgia were parents of seven children. The five who lived to adulthood were Maine, who died at age 12 of Hodgkin's Disease; Cincinnati; Spain; Thomas, who died at age two of burns after he fell in hot water., Alabama; Denver and Boston.

      Looking back, she tells the story of how her grandfather, Joseph Dicks, left his native land in Liverpool, England: "in those days, boys were taught a trade and my grandfather didn't like the one he was taught, which was making brushes," she began. "It's really a sad story because he was young, in his teens. The last time he visited his home for a weekend, his mother walked with him as far as she could. He said later that he kept turning around, looking back at her because he felt it might be the last time he would ever see her and sure enough it was."

      The fourteen-year-old lad apparently hid out as a stowaway on a boat heading for Canada. Upon arrival in Ottawa, Cincinnati said he obtained employment working in a quarry. Joseph's wandering spirit eventually took him to New York where he enlisted in the U.S. Army.

      Although he was too young to serve, the persistent youth was accepted when he persuaded them he was older than he was. He was sent to fight throughout South Georgia and North Florida in the ferocious Second Seminole Indian War. Joseph fought in Columbia, Baker, Alachua and Pinellas counties before his term was up. Two days after he was honorably discharged, his Army unit was almost completely destroyed in the dreadful Indian Massacre at Bushnell. For his tour of duty he received a land grant.

      Joseph married Sarah Taylor on January 18, 1846 and settled in the Hopeful Community, south of Lake City. The couple had seven sons and one daughter.

      " My father, Thomas, was their son," said Cincinnati. "He married his childhood sweetheart, Ellen (Ella) Douglas. They had two children, Bessie and Reid. Ellen died about three months after Reid was born.

      While his in-laws cared for his young son, Thomas continued to work and care for his other child. Then, before he married my mother, he married Singer Brown's sister, Lulu. The town of Lulu is named after her.

      Their children were Wealthy, Eva, Josephine, Earnest [who died as an infant] and Freeman. Lulu died in childbirth two years after Freeman was born. After that, my father married my mother, Georgia," she said.

      For a while the couple lived in Columbia County, then later moved to nearby Union County, where Thomas farmed and raised cattle and sheep on 360 acres of land. His health began to decline, so they sold the farm and moved to Macclenny with their family.

      When dark-complected, dark-eyed Thomas Dicks and his redhaired, blue-eyed wife, Georgia Satilla, moved their family to Baker County on December 29, 1929, a rickety, narrow wooden bridge separated Macclenny from Glen St. Mary. The couple purchased a frame house and five acres of land on west Highway 90 from Mr. Rufus Louder and that's where Cincinnati lived until she married Charlton. He worked at a sawmill on the opposite side of the highway, and only a little distance from her home.

      Source: Once Upon A Lifetime Vol No. 3 In Baker County, Florida

      Life of Thomas Dicks
      spengale8 added this on 5 Oct 2009
      lanedicksdekle originally submitted this to Dekle Family Tree on 22 Feb 2009

      Thomas Dicks was born on Sept 12, 1868. He was the youngest child of Joseph (1819-1899) and Sarah Taylor Dicks (1822-1896). When he was sixteen years old, in January, 1884, his father deeded him one hundred sixty and forty-three hundredths acres of land in southeast Columbia county, off the Price Creek Road. Thomas always called this land the "Brow" for reasons unknown. It is today part of Rodney Dicks' farm. Joseph and Sarah are considered early pioneers of Columbia county and Sarah was one of the initial members of Hopeful Baptist Church.

      Thomas Dicks married Ella Arkansas Douglass (1872-1891) in 1886. He was eighteen years old and she was fourteen. They lived at the Brow and had Bessie, Josephine,and Reid. Reid was about six weeks old when they rode the wagon to visit Ella's parents. A light rain came and Ella became sick and died within a few days. Ella's mother took Reid and Thomas kept Bessie who was two years old. He fashioned a seat on his plow for Bessie when he went to the field. (Josephine had died young).

      Thomas married his second wife, Lula Brown(1868-1908), in 1901 or 02. They were still living at the Brow for the births of Weatthy, Eva, Earnest Thomas (died young), and Freeman. Lula died while trying to give birth to a fifth child in 1908. Lula was thirty three when they married and forty at the time of her death. This left Thomas a widow again at the age of forty years with five children still living at home.

      Thomas married his third wife, Georgia Satilla Johns9(1884-1976), my paternal grandmother on April 30, 1911. Georgia was twenty six years old. They married on the front porch of her mother's (Mary Ann Mills Johns 1855-1936) home on Possum Trot Road in Olustee, Florida. They started out their family at the Brow with the birth of Maine and Cincinati. Each child was named for a city or place out of a geography book. In 1915, they sold their land, and moved to Union county where Thomas had bought 640 acres of land called the Dan Knight Place. At that time, the dirt road from Lake Butler to Lake City ran right in front of the house. Spain, Thomas Jr., Alabama, Denver (my father), and Boston were born here. They raised cows, sheep, and goats which all had free range on the area.

      Thomas (Tom) loved to joke and kid. He was once in Lake City with his young wife Georgia in a dry goods store. One of the local men asked Tom who the young woman (Georgia) was. Tom told him she was his daughter. Then the man went over to Georgia and asked if he could come a courting. Georgia replied, "I don't know, you'll have to ask my father". Thomas quickly told the man that he was the biggest liar in the county, that Georgia was his wife!

      In 1917 in the pandemic flu epidemic, Thomas got very sick, lost forty pounds, and nearly died. He never again was a healthy man for running the farm. In the late twenties, a terrible tick infected all cows. The government required all farmers to round up their stock and take them to Olustee for dipping. This was the final straw for Thomas. With his oldest boy Freeman just leaving home, he had no help to get the job done. In 1929, he sold the property for $2500 after selling off the stock earlier.

      On Dec 27, 1929, he moved the family to Macclenny, Florida. Cincinati was fifteen, Spain twelve, Alabama eight, Denver three, and Boston one and a half. This is where his family lived til his death of stroke on Feb 20, 1941. Georgia lived to be ninty one years old and died on May 10, 1976 in the home of her daughter, Alabama Lyons.

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