Augustus Newnham Dickens

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Augustus Newnham Dickens

Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Cause of death: died from tuberculosis in Chicago, America
Place of Burial: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Dickens and Elizabeth Cuilliford Dickens
Husband of Harriett Dickens
Partner of Bertha Dickens
Father of Bertram Augustus Dickens, Rev.; Adrian Charles Dickens; Amy Bertha Dickens; Violet Dickens; Ophilia Dickens and 1 other
Brother of Frances Elizabeth Burnett; Charles Dickens; Alfred Allen Dickens; Letitia Mary Dickens; Harriet Ellen Dickens and 2 others

Occupation: Journalist, farmer (1860)
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About Augustus Newnham Dickens


  • Augustus Dickens was the youngest brother of novelist Charles Dickens. Charles helped Augustus get a job with a shipping merchant in London. Augustus' wife became blind and he left her and went to America with another woman with whom he lived as man and wife. He died at age 39 in Chicago and Charles gave support to both wives.


  • Augustus Dickens
  • Biographical Summaries of Notable People
  • Birth: Nov 10 1827 - London
  • Death: Cause of death: Tuberculosis - Oct 4 1866 - Chicago
  • Parents: John Dickens, Elizabeth Dickens
  • Siblings: Charles Dickens, Alfred Allen Dickens, Alfred Lamert Dickens, Frederick Dickens, Frances Dickens, Letitia Dickens, Harriet Dickens
  • Wife: Bertha Phillips, Harriett Lovell
  • Children: Amy Bertha Dickens, Adrian Dickens, Bertram Dickens



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Augustus Newnham Dickens's Timeline

November 10, 1827
London, Middlesex, England
June 9, 1857
Age 29
Lee County, Illinois, United States
October 4, 1866
Age 38
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States