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In memory of William Henry Dickinson, my Maternal Great-Grandfather on the DICKINSON branch.


  • 1900 Census Pittsburgh Ward 20, Allegheny, Pennsylvania

  • 1910 Census Newark Ward 6, Essex, New Jersey

  • 1930 Census Oakland, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

  • 1940 Census Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey

  • Harry Dickinson Family Bible [Link]

  • 1900 U.S. Federal Census Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
  • 1910 U.S. Federal Census Newark, Essex, New Jersey
  • 1915 New Jersey State Census, Newark, Essex, New Jersey
  • 1930 U.S. Federal Census Oakland, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 U.S. Federal Census Asbury Park, Monmouth, New Jersey
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William Henry Dickinson

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1899 Apr 29

Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania


1925 Oct 8

Newark, Essex, New Jersey



1978 Dec 9

St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida

Sherburne West Hill Cemetery

Sherburne, Chenango, NY


William Henry Dickinson was born on the 29th of April, 1899, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When he was six years old, his family moved to Newark, New Jersey, and when he was 14, his beloved mother passed away. He attended Bethel Bible Institute in Newark, where he was ordained as a minister for the Assemblies of God. He married Delaphina Decker (better known as Mary), on the 8th of October, 1925, in Newark. She was a daughter of Charles Gilbert Decker and Lydia (Mayo) Decker, and was also a licensed minister. He and Mary established and pastored many churches in the tri-state area including Assembly of God churches in Oakland, PA, Moravia, NY, Lansingville, NY, Ludlowville, NY, Glens Falls, NY, Asbury Park, NJ, Bethpage, NY, Fredonia, NY, Carthage, NY, Middletown, NY, Woodburne, NY, and Bangor, PA.


William Henry Dickinson died from cardiopulmonary arrest caused by hardening of the arteries, in the Lake Seminole Hospital in Seminole, Pinellas County, Florida, on the 9th of December, 1978, after a ten day hospital stay. He was 79 years, 7 months and 10 days old. William is buried in West Hill Cemetery in Sherburne, Chenango County, New York.  His wife, Mary, died almost four years later, on the 6th of February, 1982. William and Mary had the following children: William ("Ben"), James, Elizabeth ("Betty"), Margaret, Robert, Ruth, and Jonathan Dickinson. 


William Henry Dickinson & Delaphina Decker were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Della Agnes Decker (1916-2001)
  2. William Benjamin Dickinson (1926-2020)
  3. James I. Dickinson (1927-2003)
  4. Mary Elizabeth Dickinson (1929-2006)
  5. Margaret Annie Dickinson (1930-1954)
  6. Robert Dickinson (1931-2011)
  7. Ruth Dickinson (1936- )
  8. Jonathan Dickinson (1938-2018)
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