Alonzo Dickinson, Pres.
Lela Dickinson, Secy.
The Central Christian church, of which Mr. Dickinson was an honored member, and a leading officer, arranged to pay its tribute of respect to him and attended both the services at the home and in Lowell practically in a body.
Mr. Dickinson has been a lifelong resident of Lake county and was known and respected by a host of friends in all parts of the county.
Though Mr. Dickinson was a craftsman, a carpenter, and had never sought or gained notoriety in politics or otherwise, yet he was well and favorably known by probably as many people as any resident of Lake county. His outstanding characteristic was his sterling Christian character, ever apparent in his daily life and every dealing.
He was born at Orchard Grove, Ind., May 23, 1854, and died in Hammond at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 23 days. He resided on the Dickinson homestead, east of Lowell, until the death of his wife, when with his children he moved to Lowell where they resid- [At this point the next two lines don't make sense.]
The Christian churches of which he was a member from boyhood, found in him one whom they ever delighted to honor. He was chosen as either a deacon or elder again and again by the church at Lowell and later at Hammond. In this work he was untiring and although never a minister yet he had much to do with the establishment of many Christian churches in the county. He took sole charge of the establishment of the Christian church at Hessville in the first year of its formation and was a charter member of the Central at Hammond.
He leaves to mourn his loss, three sons, one daughter, nine grand children and one living brother besides a host of friends. The sons are Lowell A. Dickinson of Alice street, Hammond; William G. of Glenn Park; Henry* H., of Rosita, Mexico, and the daughter is Mrs. Aimee I. Eastridge of Hammond. Cyrus F. Dickinson, of Lowell, is the only living brother.
Funeral services were conducted at the home in Hammond, Monday, April 16th, at 1 p.m. After the services at the home, the funeral cortege proceeded to Lowell where funeral services were held in the Lowell Christian church. Rev. C.J. Sharp, former pastor of the Christian church at Hammond, and Rev. Carrier, pastor of the Central church at Hammond, conducted the services. The choir from Central church sang at both funeral services. Interment was made in Lowell cemetery.
* NOTE -- The son of Alonzo Dickinson who lived in Mexico was named as "Harry" in the beginning of the article and as "Harry H." at the end of the article.
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