Solano County

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Frank M. Dickey, recorder of Solano county and a member of the firm of Chisholm & Dickey, funeral directors at Vallejo, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, a former clerk in the United States navy yard at Mare Island and one of the best known and most popular men in this county, has had his home here for something more than twenty years. Mr. Dickey was born in Dewitt county in central Illinois on April 23, 1876, and was there reared. As a young man he became engaged in railway service and was working for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway Company in Nebraska when the Spanish-American war broke out in 1898. He enlisted his services in behalf of this country's arms and with a Colorado outfit was sent to the Philippine islands.

Upon the completion of his military service Mr. Dickey decided to settle in California and in 1905 became a clerk in the offices of the Mare Island navy yard, a service he continued to render for nine years or until his appointment in 1914 to the office of recorder of Solano county, this appointment having been made to fill an unexpired term. By successive reelections Mr. Dickey has been retained in this office, a continuing evidence of his efficiency that is most gratifying to his friends, and is thus now serving his third elective term. In 1921 Mr. Dickey entered into partnership with W. S. Chisholm, an experienced funeral director at Vallejo, and has since also been engaged in the undertaking business, this firm carrying on its business under the name of Chisholm & Dickey, with an admirably appointed establishment on Capitol street.

In 1902, in Colorado, Frank M. Dickey was united in marriage to Miss Evelyn D. Morgan, who was born in England and they have two daughters, Alice May and Mary Evelyn. Mr. Dickey is a Mason, is a past exalted ruler of the.local lodge of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, a past sachem of Samoset Tribe of the Improved Order of Red Men, a member of the local camp of the Spanish-American War Veterans and he and his wife are members of the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, he being past patron. During the time of this country's participation in the World war Mr. Dickey was one of the active factors in the labors of promoting the sale of war bonds here and as one of the "four-minute men" enlisted in that behalf rendered effective service.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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