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James H. Dickey


James H. Dickey, the popular manager of the Mountain Trading Co.'s stores at Diamond-ville, Wyoming, was born in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., on July 30, 1862, his grand-parents on the paternal side being John and Mary Dickey, natives of Ireland, who were for years residents of Pennsylvania, where they settled on coming to this country. Their son, James Dickey, was a native of the Keystone State and married Miss Sarah F. Chandler, who was born in Havre De Grace, Maryland, and of their four children James H. Dickey was the second in order of birth. He received his educational training in the schools of St. Louis, and in 1880, when about seventeen years old, he entered the employ of the Rock Island Railroad, with his headquarters in St. Louis and after remaining with that company about seven months he resigned his position and came to Evanston, Wyoming, where for the ensuing seven and one-half years he was a clerk for Beckwith, Quinn & Co. After this long and faithful service Mr. Dickey went to Montana where he was for two years the capable man-ager of the Anaconda Copper Co.'s mercantile department at Belt, Mont., and he subsequently acted in the same capacity for large corpora-tions of a similar character until 1900 when he came to Diamondville and took the management of the Mountain Trading Co., the duties of which position he has since most efficiently discharged. The three stores over which he exercises supervision do a large business and are among the most successful establishments of the kind in this section of the state. In their management, he displays not only famili-arity with every detail of commercial life but an executive ability of high order and a sound-ness of judgement eminently fitting him for leadership in commercial life. He has capacity and aptitude for great undertakings and from the beginning of his career to the present time, his straightforward course has proven highly satisfactory to the several companies with which he has been identified. His sterling in-tegrity, energy and perseverance has raised him to a high position among his fellowmen and he has become not only a leader in busi-ness circles but a potential factor in social life. Mr. Dickey was married on June 19, 1886, with Miss Elizabeth Abrahamís, daughter of Griffiths and Maria Abrahams, the ceremony taking place at Rock Springs, Wyo. Mrs. Dickey's parents are natives of Wales who came to the United States a number of years ago, settling in Utah. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Dickey, Clifford W., James H. and Charles C., the first named dying at the age of six and a half years. Fraternally Mr. Dickey is a Freemason of high standing, for he has taken a number of degrees including those of A. F. and A. M., R. A. M., K. T. and Sir Knight, and is an enthusiastic worker in the various organizations of the fraternity. He is also identified with the Pythian Brotherhood, in which he has been honored with important official positions. He has a strong constitu-tion, a strong mind and clear brain and is now in the prime of physical and mental manhood. Temperate in his habits, a genial companion, a trusted friend and a popular citizen, he is emi-nently worthy of the high esteem in which he is held and deserves to be classed with the repre-sentative men of his community.

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