Col. Henry Hill Dickson

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Col. Henry Hill Dickson

Birthplace: Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, United States
Death: November 15, 1935 (86)
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William E. Dickson and Louisa T. Dickson
Husband of Annie May Dickson
Brother of Mary Isabel Carlisle

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About Col. Henry Hill Dickson

Veteran of Confederate States Army. Georgia Home Guard.

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Married Anna Mae Nelson, December 4, 1879 (submitted by Rich O'Keefe)

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Obituary provided by J R O'Keefe.

Col. Dickson Pioneer of Orlando Dies Death Ends Career of Beloved Citizen Col. H. H. Dickson, one of Orange county's most prominent citizens passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. B. Brossier Col. Dickson was stricken ill in June while on a visit in Ashville N. C. Little hope was held for his recovery at that time, but in spite of great obstacles, he recovered sufficiently to make the return trip to Orlando. In his home setting, surrounded by many friends and admirers, Col. Dickson gradually regained strength. For a while, it was believed he would recover sufficiently to see Dickson Azalea Park, a project which is being sponsored by the Civitan club, of which he was a charter member. Requested Azalea Plot. The fact that he knew that he would never see the finished park was one of the colonel's regrets. Recently he listened to the dedication services at the park over WDBO. At the end of the services, he requested a small azalea bed in his yard be planted on the banks of the ravine in the little plot of ground where the park is located. Col. Dickson was 86 years of age. He was born in Athens, Ga. April 30, 1849. He ran away from home and entered the Confederate army while a lad of 14 years. When discovered, he was presented with a musket and sent home. He began his business career in Atlanta, Ga. where he engaged in the printing and publishing business. In 1879 in married Annie May Nelson of Brunswick Ga. In 1887 he moved to Orlando where he entered the business life of this city and has been prominently identified with it ever since. He was president of the Dickson-Ives Co., a past chairman of the Orlando utility board, president of the Orlando Building and Loan Ass'n, and took an active interest in church affairs, being for many years treasurer of the Methodist Church of which he was a staunch member. He was active for many years in Fraternal work. He was also commissioner of district one of Orange county for 16 years beginning in 1896 and was president of the city council for two years. He held the office of the President of Orange county Building and Loan Ass'n for some time and was also vice-chairman of the Orlando utilities commission. He is survived by his widow, one son, Harry N. Dickson, one daughter, Mrs. R. Brazile Brossier, both of Orlando, and five grandchildren, Adelaide, Ann, Nelson, and Bryan Dickson and Henry Hill Dickson Brossier.

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Col. Henry Hill Dickson's Timeline

April 30, 1849
Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, United States
November 15, 1935
Age 86
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, United States