Lee County Biography


Thirteen years have come and gone since Fred G. Dimick entered the office of the county clerk in the capacity of deputy and, like his superior, William C. Thompson, he seems to know every phase of the work in principle and detail. He was born in Dixon in 1864 and is a son of Alfred S. and Emma M. (Levering) Dimick, who arrived in Lee county in 1855, casting in their lot with its early settlers. The father embarked in business in Dixon as a boot and shoe merchant and conducted his store with gro\ving success until 1883, when, having acquired a substantial competence through his well directed efforts, he retired to private life. He has now reached the advanced age of eighty-nine years and is numbered among the most respected as well as the most venerable citizens of Dixon.

Fred G. Dimick was one of a family of six children, five of whom are yet living. Excellent educational opportunities were accorded him, his public-school course being supplemented by study in Dixon College, from which he was graduated with the class of 1883. For two years thereafter he was in the employ of the Illinois Central Railroad Company and later spent six years at Pullman, Illinois, in the service of the Pullman Palace Car Company. He then went to Chicago in 1893 and occupied a position in the customs house during the period of the World's Columbian Exposition. Later he was located at Le Mars, Iowa, for two years, and since 1897 he has resided continuously in Dixon, where he holds the position of deputy county clerk. He is now a candidate for the position of county clerk and should he be elected to the office will prove a most capable official. He is already thoroughly familiar with the work of the position and his thirteen years as deputy have acquainted him with every phase of the business which comes under the control of the county clerk.

Mr. Dimick has been twice married. In 1903 he wedded Miss Normandie Aileen Eberhart, of Cedar Falls, Iowa. By his first marriage there is a daughter and by his second marriage there were two children but one has passed away. His living daughters are Dorothy and Margaret, who are at home. Mr. Dimick has always voted with the republican party and is a stalwart advocate of its principles. He is well known fraternally, holding membership in the Masonic lodge and chapter, with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. His attractive social qualities have rendered him a popular citizen, while fidelity to duty has gained for him the high regard and trust of all with whom he has come in contact.

Portraits and Biographical 1892

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