Lieut George Parker Dykes, Sr

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George Parker Dykes, Sr.

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: West Bellsville, St Clair, Illinois, United States
Death: February 25, 1888 (73)
Jeno, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Place of Burial: Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Dykes and Frances Dykes
Husband of Dorcas Dykes
Father of William Lehi Dykes; Eliza Jane Taft; Don Carlos Dykes and Rhoda Ann Dykes

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About Lieut George Parker Dykes, Sr

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Birth: Dec. 24, 1804 Belleville St. Clair County Illinois, USA

Death: Feb. 25, 1888 Mesa Maricopa County Arizona, USA

Son of James Dykes & Frances Culbertson

Married Dorcas Keeling, 1 Nov 1835, Edwards, Illinois

Married Cynthia Soles, 9 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married Louisa Jane Stevenson, 25 Oct 1853, Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Cornelia A. Green, 31 Oct 1872, Sacramento, Sacramento, California

Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Volume 2

Dykes, George Parker, a member of the Mormon Battalion and an early Elder in the Church, was born Dec. 24, 1814, in St. Clair county, Illinois, the son of James and Fanny Dykes. He embraced the gospel in the days of the Prophet Joseph and labored extensively as a missionary after being ordained a Seventy May 12, 1839, under the hands of Joseph Young and others. While laboring as a missionary in Illinois he baptized the first Norwegians who ever joined the Church, in La Salle county, Illinois. As an officer in the Mormon Battalion he marched from Fort Leavenworth to California in 1846–1847. In 1849 he was called on a mission to Great Britain, whence he accompanied Erastus Snow to Scandinavia in June, 1850; he labored principally in the cities of Copenhagen and Aalborg, Denmark, and then went to Germany. Bro. Dykes died at Zenos, Maricopa county, Ariz., Feb. 25, 1888, about 83 years old.

GEORGE P. DYKES, First Lieutenant. Commanding Company since Oct. 30, 1846. Resigned Adjutancy. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. His full name was GEORGE PARKER DYKES. During the settlement of the Mormons in Caldwell County, Missouri, a regiment of Missouri Militia was organized among them, the officers of which were regularly commissioned by Governor BOGGS. In this regiment, JEFFERSON HUNT (Captain of Company A, of the Battalion) was Major, and GEORGE P. DYKES, was Lieutenant. When the settlement was broken up by the Missouri authorities, the arms of this regiment, although private property of those who carried them, were taken away by the said authorities. (Historical record, Vol. VIII, pages 710-960) ‘The first Sunday spent by the Battalion at Fort Leavenworth was observed by holding religious services. Elder GEORGE P. DYKES preached a kind of military and Gospel sermon, which was his usual style on such occasions. (‘Mormon Battalion,' Historical record, Vol VIII, page 913)

  • Mormon Battalion members

Family links:

  • Cornelia A. Green Dykes (1839 - 1888)
  • Cynthia Soles Dykes (1800 - 1847)*
  • Dorcas Keeling Burgess (1811 - 1881)*
  • Eliza Jane Dykes Taft (1839 - 1909)*
  • Rhoda Ann Dykes Burgess (1846 - 1918)*
  • Rachel Dykes (1847 - 1847)*
  • George Parker Dykes (1857 - 1903)*

Burial: City of Mesa Cemetery Mesa Maricopa County Arizona, USA Plot: blk 86 lot 2 grv 1

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Lieut George Parker Dykes, Sr's Timeline

December 24, 1814
West Bellsville, St Clair, Illinois, United States
March 16, 1838
Age 23
Caldwell, Missouri, United States
June 27, 1839
Age 24
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
Age 27
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
May 1, 1845
Age 30
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
February 25, 1888
Age 73
Jeno, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, USA