Thursday, May 8, 2008


Dickey, Rochester

The East Liverpool Tribune

Rochester Dickey, aged 69, died yesterday morning (Nov. 27, 1906) at 7 o'clock at his late home in Eighth street, after an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be made in Spring Grove cemetery. Friends may view the remains this evening from 7 to 10 o'clock.

Deceased was born in Saltsburg, Pa., in 1837. He was united in marriage to Ella Lynch at Layton's Station, Pa., in 1862, and came to East Liverpool in 1868. For 15 years he was employed in the office of the B. & O. at Layton's station and Connellsville, but the indoor work injured his health and he decided to come to East Liverpool where his father had resided since 1861.

For a number of years he was associated with his father, James Dickey, deceased in oil well contracting and later took up general contracting and learned the stone mason's trade. This he followed until age compelled him to relinquish active work. He was identified with the building of many of the old structures in the city.

He is survived by his wife and four children, five children having died. The children are Mrs. Charles Mardis and Vernon Dickey of Wellsville, and Oliver and Edwin Dickey, of this city. The following brothers and sisters also survive: George Dickey, of Wellsville; Mrs. John Baum, Seventh street, and Mrs. John M. Orr, Walnut street.

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