John Calvin Dickson


Nicasio Township, page 434

John Calvin Dickson was born in Caledonia County, Vermont, November 4, 1835, and is the son of Robert and Janet Lenna Dickson, both natives of Scotland. His education was attained at the common schools of his State, and one year, 1857-8, spent at theMclndoes Falls Academy. Early in 1858 he started for California, coming via Panama, arriving in San Francisco February 27th, of that year. He came to Marin County the next day, and began working for his brother, Wm. J., remaining with him two years. He then leased a dairy ranch and conducted that business till 1869, when he purchased his present homestead of six hundred and thirty acres, located two miles east of San Geronimo. He was married October 26, 1865, to Miss Jane Caldwell, who was born in Caledonia County,Vermont, September 28, 1842. Their children are:— Mary Ella, born October 23, 1866 ; Robert Edwin, born February 2, 1870 ; Nettie Margaret, born February 3, 1872 ; Herbert Caldwell, born February 20, 1875 ; Clara Louisa, born April 7, 1877 ; Alice Ray, bornNovember 2, 1878.

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