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Title: Clark Dick
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One of the most painstaking and progressive tillers of the soil in Warren county, who has succeeded at his chosen life work because he has used both brains and brawn and has never been accustomed to depend upon others to do either his planning or his work, is Clark Dick, a man who, while laboring for his individual advancement, as, of course, is natural and right, never neglects his duties as a citizen, but supports such measures as make for the general good of his township and county.

Mr. Dick was born on October 13, 1859, and is the son of Jacob L. and Martha (Clark) Dick. His father was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, and there spent his boyhood years, coming to the Wabash country in Indiana in 1855, being a young man, and his object in coming here was to get a foothold in life, believing that this could be done in the newer country of western Indiana then in the old Keystone state, of which he was a native. He had there learned the millwright's trake, and he came here with his brother Sol for the purpose of working at his trade. He worked hard and in due course of time had a good home and here he reared his family of four children, who were named as follows: Clark, Jacob and Charles, all surviving; the daughter, Della, being deceased.

Clark Dick grew to manhood in Jordan township, where he was born, and he received his education in the common schools, working on the farm during the crop seasons during his school period. He was still living at home when he purchased his first piece of land. After the death of his father he bought out the interest of one of his brother and he is now the owner of five hundred acres of as fine and valuable land as Warren county can boast of. He has placed it under high grade improvements and cultivation and his annual income from general farming and stock raising is always most gratifying, showing that Mr. Dick is an excellent manager and a tireless worker. He has an attractive home and excellent outbuildings and about his place may be found a fine grade of live stock of all kinds and up-to-date farming machinery, and everything about his farm indicates thrift and good managment.

Mr. Dick was married in January, 1885, to Jestie Hartz, daughter of Adam and Mary (Girtin) Hartz. Five children have been born to the subject and wife, Cora, Jennie, Charles, Howard and Orestes, who died in infancy.

Politically, Mr. Dick is a Republican, but he has never been especially active in public affairs. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00000968
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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