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John Kermit  Dickinson

John Kermit Dickinson

Male 1909 - 1975  (65 years)

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  • Name John Kermit Dickinson 
    Born 13 Nov 1909  Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    John David Dickinson Family
    John David Dickinson Family
    Family Bible page recording births.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1910  Orrs, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1920  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1930  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military 1941 - 1945  United States Navy, World War II, Pacific Theater Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Veterans: World War II
    Veterans: World War II
    John Kermit Dickinson, Sr. and sons
    John Kermit Dickinson, Sr. and sons
    Military 22 Feb 1945  San Diego, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    USS Wiley (DD 597) commissioned. "The destoyer conducted shakedown out of San Diego, Calif., through the end of April 1945; underwent post-shakedown availability at Puget Sound; and then sailed for the Hawaiian Islands, departing Port Angeles on 19 May and arriving at Pearl Harbor on the 26th. She trained in the vicinity of Oahu for three weeks before getting underway on 13 June to escort Cape Gloucester (CVE-109) to the Philippines." 
    Muster Role of USS Wiley (DD 597)
    Muster Role of USS Wiley (DD 597)
    22 Feb 1945, page 1. Muster rolls of U.S. Navy ships, stations, and other naval activities, 1939-1949.
    Muster Role of USS Wiley (DD 597)
    Muster Role of USS Wiley (DD 597)
    22 Feb 1945, page 7. Muster rolls of U.S. Navy ships, stations, and other naval activities, 1939-1949.
    USS Wiley (DD 597)
    USS Wiley (DD 597)
    Military 12 Jul 1945  San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    "Arriving at Leyte on 13 July and in Subic Bay on the 15th, [the USS] Wiley operated out of the Philippines on training exercises through the first week of August. The ship departed Subic Bay on 9 August and escorted a small group of tankers to the Ryukyus. Within a week, Japan capitulated, ending the war in the Pacific." 
    Muster Role of USS Wiley (DD 597)
    Muster Role of USS Wiley (DD 597)
    12 Jul 1945, page 1. Muster rolls of U.S. Navy ships, stations, and other naval activities, 1939-1949.
    Military 1 Dec 1945  Inchon, Korea Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    "Wiley subsequently joined the North China force in operations off the coast of Asia, while Chinese communist and Nationalist forces fought for supremacy in the strategic northern provinces once occupied by the Japanese. Over the next three months, this peacekeeping duty took the destroyer to Dairen, Port Arthur, Chefoo, Tsingtao, and Chinwangtao. The ship destroyed floating Japanese mines with gunfire and screened the cruisers of Cruiser Division 6. On 8 September, Wiley covered the landings of a peacekeeping force of American troops at Inchon (then called Jinsen), Korea." 
    Muster Role of USS Wiley (DD 597)
    Muster Role of USS Wiley (DD 597)
    1 Dec 1945, page 9. Muster rolls of U.S. Navy ships, stations, and other naval activities, 1939-1949.
    Died 27 Apr 1975  Holly Hill, Volusia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Buried 30 Apr 1975  Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave memorial for John Kermit Dickinson, Sr.
    Findagrave memorial for John Kermit Dickinson, Sr.
    Created by John Dickinson, 9 Mar 2008
    Notes 
    • OBITUARY

      The Atlanta Journal
      Tuesday, April 29, 1975

      Funeral for John K. Dickinson, 65, of Daytona Beach, Fla., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cascade Hill, with burial in Westview Cemetery. The Rev. Hal Marchman will officiate.

      Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Margaret H. Cooper Dickinson of Daytona Beach; a daughter, Susan Dickinson of Atlanta; sons, the Rev. John K. Dickinson Jr. of Mount Zion and David M. Dickinson of Ft. Lewis Wash.; and sisters, Mrs. P. D. Henderson of Sandersville, Mrs. Paul M. Smith of Atlanta and Mrs. Ruth Sims of San Diego.
    Person ID I0048  Dickinson
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2014 

    Father John David Dickinson,   b. 05 Sep 1866, Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1912, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Alice Lula Josephine Bolton,   b. 17 May 1869, Crawford County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1930, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 21 Feb 1897  Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Albums
    John David Dickinson Family
    John David Dickinson Family (31)
    The family of John David Dickinson and Alice Lula Josephine Bolton of Douglas County, Georgia. Photos for five generations.
    Family ID F0019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Helen Cooper,   b. 12 Dec 1912, Fort Green, Hardee, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1999, Chipley, Washington, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1935  Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Albums
    John David Dickinson Family
    John David Dickinson Family (31)
    The family of John David Dickinson and Alice Lula Josephine Bolton of Douglas County, Georgia. Photos for five generations.
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F0013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Nov 1909 - Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Sep 1935 - Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - USS Wiley (DD 597) commissioned. "The destoyer conducted shakedown out of San Diego, Calif., through the end of April 1945; underwent post-shakedown availability at Puget Sound; and then sailed for the Hawaiian Islands, departing Port Angeles on 19 May and arriving at Pearl Harbor on the 26th. She trained in the vicinity of Oahu for three weeks before getting underway on 13 June to escort Cape Gloucester (CVE-109) to the Philippines." - 22 Feb 1945 - San Diego, San Diego, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - "Arriving at Leyte on 13 July and in Subic Bay on the 15th, [the USS] Wiley operated out of the Philippines on training exercises through the first week of August. The ship departed Subic Bay on 9 August and escorted a small group of tankers to the Ryukyus. Within a week, Japan capitulated, ending the war in the Pacific." - 12 Jul 1945 - San Pedro Bay, Leyte, Philippines Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - "Wiley subsequently joined the North China force in operations off the coast of Asia, while Chinese communist and Nationalist forces fought for supremacy in the strategic northern provinces once occupied by the Japanese. Over the next three months, this peacekeeping duty took the destroyer to Dairen, Port Arthur, Chefoo, Tsingtao, and Chinwangtao. The ship destroyed floating Japanese mines with gunfire and screened the cruisers of Cruiser Division 6. On 8 September, Wiley covered the landings of a peacekeeping force of American troops at Inchon (then called Jinsen), Korea." - 1 Dec 1945 - Inchon, Korea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Apr 1975 - Holly Hill, Volusia, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Apr 1975 - Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Dickinson, John Kermit Sr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit Sr.
    John Kermit Sr., and Jr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit Sr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit Sr.
    Dickinson, John K., Sr. and Sisters
    Dickinson, John K., Sr. and Sisters
    John K., Mary Ruth Sims, Effie Faye Smith, Willie Kate Sowell (later, Guthrie, later Henderson), and Leila Austin.
    Dickinson, John Kermit Sr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit Sr.
    John Kermit Dickinson was the youngest child, and the only surviving son, of John David Dickinson and Lula Josephine Bolton.
    Lula Bolton, John K., and Mary Ruth Dickinson
    Lula Bolton, John K., and Mary Ruth Dickinson
    Dickinson, John Kermit Sr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit Sr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit Sr.
    Dickinson, John Kermit Sr.
    On the right, with pipe.
    Dickinson, John K., Sr., and Margaret Cooper
    Dickinson, John K., Sr., and Margaret Cooper
    John K., Sr., and Margaret Cooper Dickinson and son John K., Jr.
    John K. and Margaret Cooper Dickinson
    John K. and Margaret Cooper Dickinson
    Back: John Kermit Dickinson, Sr., Margaret Cooper Dickinson, Phyllis Jones Dickinson. Front: Joy Dickinson Smith, John Rhett Dickinson.
    Dickinson, John K, Willie Kate and Mary Ruth
    Dickinson, John K, Willie Kate and Mary Ruth

  • Sources 
    1. [S015808] Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - State of Florida. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998. Florida: Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, 1998.

    2. [S013185] 1910 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.T624, 1,178 rolls. Orrs, Spalding, Georgia, ED , roll T624_209, part , page .

    3. [S013317] 1920 U.S. Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. Griffin Ward 3, Spalding, Georgia, ED , roll , page , image 169.

    4. [S015232] 1930 U.S. Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930.T626, 2,667 rolls. Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, ED 4, roll 384, page , image 786.0.

    5. [S50] Muster rolls of U.S. Navy ships, stations, and other naval activities, 1939-1949, Department of the Navy, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), National Archives Identifier: 594996.

    6. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "USS Wiley (DD 597), "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Wiley_(DD-597)".
      "USS Wiley (DD-597), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was a ship of the United States Navy named for William Wiley, a sailor of the Navy in the 19th century who served in the First Barbary War. Wiley took part in the daring raid led by Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, Jr., into Tripoli harbor on 16 February 1804, to destroy the frigate Philadelphia. Wiley (DD-597) was laid down on 10 August 1943 at Bremerton, Wash., by the Puget Sound Navy Yard; launched on 25 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Herbert V. Wiley, wife of Vice Admiral Herbert V. Wiley, USN (Ret.); and commissioned there on 22 February 1945, Commander B. P. Field, Jr., in command."

    7. [S006875] Atlanta Journal Constitution, Tuesday, April 29, 1975.

    8. [S016512] Social Security Death Index , (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

    9. [S336457] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).