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James "Jim" Lester Dickey

Last updated 12 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 3 Jul 1926 in , , South Dakota, United States

Died: Bef 4 Sep 2009

Father: Lester C. Dickey (1905 – ?)

Mother: Mabel B. ____ (1905 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-22-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Union Township, enumeration district 38-22, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 264B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 19 May 2009) > "South Dakota > Jones > Union > District 0022" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2225 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341959]

Additional detail for reference: Line 95, dwelling 21

Comment: Source includes name (James L. Dickey).

marriage-dickey-spear-1946: Record of marriage for James L. Dickey and Maris Spear (1946); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 19 May 2009) > “1946” image 556; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes name (James L. Dickey)

memorialcard-robert-dIckey-2009: Memorial card (funeral program) for Robert James Dickey (2009); privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Jim Dickey).

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birth

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-22-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Union Township, enumeration district 38-22, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 264B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 19 May 2009) > "South Dakota > Jones > Union > District 0022" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2225 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341959]

Additional detail for reference: Line 95, dwelling 21

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (South Dakota). See research notes for conflict deails.

marriage-dickey-spear-1946: Record of marriage for James L. Dickey and Maris Spear (1946); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 19 May 2009) > “1946” image 556; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes age (19). Using the marriage date of 30 Jun 1946 gives a birth date range from 1 Jul 1926 to 30 Jun 1927.

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death

memorialcard-robert-dIckey-2009: Memorial card (funeral program) for Robert James Dickey (2009); privately held

Comment: Source notes that Robert Dickey's paternal grandfather, Jim Dickey, died before Robert (before 4 Sep 2009).

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father

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-22-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Union Township, enumeration district 38-22, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 264B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 19 May 2009) > "South Dakota > Jones > Union > District 0022" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2225 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341959]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 93,95, dwelling 21

Comment: Source identifies James L. Dickey as a son of Lester [?] Dickey. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Dorothy Maris "Dorotha" Spear (1927 – 2020)

Married: 30 Jun 1946 in Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

marriage-dickey-spear-1946: Record of marriage for James L. Dickey and Maris Spear (1946); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 19 May 2009) > “1946” image 556; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Murdo, Jones Co., South Dakota.) and date (June 30th, 1946).

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Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Union Township, Jones County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 30 Jun 1946 at Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, United States

Occupation: (electrician's helper) Abt 1948 at Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: Abt 1948 at Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: Abt 1949 at Piedmont, Meade County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: Bet 1949 and 1952 at , Custer County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: Aft 1952 at Caputa, Pennington County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-22-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Union Township, enumeration district 38-22, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 264B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 19 May 2009) > "South Dakota > Jones > Union > District 0022" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2225 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341959]

Additional detail for reference: Line 95, dwelling 21

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Union Township, County: Jones, State: South Dakota).

marriage-dickey-spear-1946: Record of marriage for James L. Dickey and Maris Spear (1946); South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2017, database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com: accessed 19 May 2009) > “1946” image 556; citing “South Dakota Department of Health; Pierre, South Dakota; South Dakota Marriage Records, 1905-2016

Comment: Source includes location (Murdo, Jones Co., South Dakota) on marriage date (June 30th, 1946).

story-depression-stories-dorotha-dickey: Dorotha Dickey, “Maris’ History”; email from <private>, sent 26 Apr 2009

Comment: Source includes approximate date and occupation (...the first 3 years of our marriage, then Jim was offered a job as an electrician's helper...) and implies he took it by noting he didn't like living in the big city, so found another job after a couple of years.

obituary-dorotha-dickey-2020: Obituary for Dorotha Maris Dickey (2020); Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 14 Oct 2020), single location (Rapid City, South Dakota), published after 10 Oct 2020

Comment: Source includes date (1948) and location (Rapid City [, South Dakota]). The obituary is inconsistent --- it claims she and James lived in Murdo for "their first 3 years" after marrying in 1946, but that they moved to Rapid City and Lawrence was born in October 1948, two years later. This record will treat the "3 years" as really being somewhere between 2 and 3.

obituary-dorotha-dickey-2020: Obituary for Dorotha Maris Dickey (2020); Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 14 Oct 2020), single location (Rapid City, South Dakota), published after 10 Oct 2020

Comment: Source includes date (1949) and location (Piedmont [, South Dakota]). The obituary is unclear, stating that the moved to Piedmont and Harold was born in September of 1949. Were these the same month, or did they move some months before Harold was born? This record will assume the year of the move and Harold's birth are the same, but not necessarily the month.

obituary-dorotha-dickey-2020: Obituary for Dorotha Maris Dickey (2020); Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 14 Oct 2020), single location (Rapid City, South Dakota), published after 10 Oct 2020

Comment: Source includes date range (1949-1952) and location (Custer State Park [Custer County, South Dakota]).

obituary-dorotha-dickey-2020: Obituary for Dorotha Maris Dickey (2020); Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home (https://www.behrenswilson.com: accessed 14 Oct 2020), single location (Rapid City, South Dakota), published after 10 Oct 2020

Comment: Source includes earliest date (1952) and location (near Caputa [Pennington County, South Dakota]).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 3 Jul 1926. The 1930 U.S. Census gives an age of (3 9/12 [3y 9m]), which, when applied to the offical census date of 1 Apr 1930, gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1925 to 1 Jul 1926. [census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-22-1b]

FOLLOWUP

Jim may have died 7 May 2001, in Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota. [research-social-security-death-index]

The Great Depression story by Dorotha Dickey follows the same sequence of movement from Murdo to Rapid City to Piedmont to Custer State Park as other sources, but the timeline not only differs from other sources, but is also internally inconsistent. (She notes a move to Rapid City after 3 years so marriage [so, about 1949] and a couple of years later [so, about 1951] to a farm 20 miles outside of Rapid City [corresponds to Piedmont] where they stayed for about 18 months. However, while in Piedmont she notes enduring the "big forest fire of 1948." If the move to Rapid City was about two years into the marriage, the dates would line up better, but the "couple of years" before the move to Piedmont would need investiagtion. However, this inconsistency would affect every relative date. [story-depression-stories-dorotha-dickey]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

research-social-security-death-index: Social Security Death Index, Master File; Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA [available from many sources]

Additional detail for reference: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com)

census-us-1930-ps-sd-jones-22-1b: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Jones County, Union Township, enumeration district 38-22, sheet 1B (form/penned) or page 264B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 19 May 2009) > "South Dakota > Jones > Union > District 0022" image 2; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2225 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2341959]

Additional detail for reference: Line 95, dwelling 21

story-depression-stories-dorotha-dickey: Dorotha Dickey, “Maris’ History”; email from <private>, sent 26 Apr 2009

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