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Below is a family biography included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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C. M. DICKEY, Secretary of the Miami Powder Company, of which a full history will be found elsewhere in this Album, is justly considered one of the representative men of the county. This is due to his fine business abilities, to his upright personal character and to his honorable intercourse with his fellow-men, by all of whom he is spoken of in high terms. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and has excellent standing in the society. His vote is cast with the Republican party, but he has no aspiration for public office or party honors.

The natal day of this gentleman was February 6, 1835, and his eyes opened to the light of day in Washington County, N. Y. His parents, Joseph and Lavina (Taggart) Dickey, removed to Franklin County, Ohio, when he was but six years old, and there he grew to maturity, completing his education and becoming well informed in the usual branches of an English education and in the topics needed to insure success in life.

Mr. Dickey first engaged in farming, but abandoned that occupation to embark in the powder busincss in the Miami Company in 1855, when the company was established in Xenia with its manufactory at Goes Station. Since that time he has been interested and connected with it and when, in 1871, the association was reorganized, he became the Secretary, and has held that position from that day. He has succeeded in his efforts, not only securing a reputation that is an honor to his manhood, but acquiring real estate in the county and a standing among men of means.

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This family biography is one of the many biographies included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890. 

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