Hershel W Dickerson1892–
- Hershel W Dickerson
|Birth|| November 26, 1892 33 26|
|Death of a paternal grandfather||John Dickerson|
before 1900 (Age 7 years)
Note: His wife Nancy T Swan Dikerson is recorded as a widow in the 1900 census.
|Census|| 1900 (Age 7 years)|
|Census|| 1910 (Age 17 years)|
Source: 1910 US Federal Census
|Census|| 1920 (Age 27 years)|
Source: 1920 US Federal Census
|Death of a father||Thomas S Dickerson|
December 6, 1935 (Age 43 years)
Source: California Death Index
|Death of a mother||Cora Anna Kellum|
June 24, 1955 (Age 62 years)
Source: California Death Index
|Family with parents|
Thomas S Dickerson
Birth: May 1859 30 28 — Indiana
Death: December 6, 1935 — , Orange, California
Cora Anna Kellum
Birth: January 8, 1866 — Indiana
Death: June 24, 1955 — , Los Angeles, California
Marriage: December 8, 1885 — , Jasper, Illinois
6 yearselder brother
Rue Kellum Dickerson
Birth: September 2, 1891 32 25 — West Liberty, Jasper, Illinois
|Family with Eulalia Thomas|
Birth: about 1897 — Indiana
In the 1900 US Federal Census for Fox, Jasper, Illinois, 41-year-old blacksmith Thopps I [Thomas S] and his 34-year-old Indiana-born wife Cora A [Kellem] Dickerson have been married 14 years and have had two Illinois-born children and both are living. They are 9-year-old Rue K and 7-year-old Herschel W, who both have attended school seven months of the past year. Also in this household is Thomas' widowed mother 69-year-old Indiana-born Nancy T [Swan] Dickerson. Nancy has borne eight children but only four are living. Thomas' and Cora's parents were born in Indiana, Nancy's father was born in Scotland and her mother in Pennsylvania. All the adults can read, write and speak English. The family is living in a house that Thomas owns but with a mortgage.
In the 1910 US Federal Census for Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, 50-year-old Illinois-born blacksmith Thomas and his 44-year-old Illinois-born wife Cora [Kellem] Dickerson have been married 24 years and have had two Illinois-born children, 19-year-old Rees and 17-year-old Hershcel. Also in this household is Thomas' mother 79-year-old Indiana-born widow Nancy T [Swan] Dickerson who has born six children but only four are living. The family is living at 408 West Springfield Avenue in a house that Thomas owns, but with a mortgage. Rees and Herschel have attended school in the past year. Thomas owns his blacksmith shop. Thomas' and Cora's parents were born in Indiana, while Nancy's father was born in Scotland and her mother in Pennsylvania. Everyone is literate.
On 5 Jun 1918, when 24-year-old Hershel W Dickerson registers for the WWI draft, he states that he was born 26 Nov 1892 in West Liberty, Illinois, that he is living at Longanport City RR 4 Indiana, that he is a self-employed farmer in Clay township, and that he is married with a wife but no children. He has never served in the military, and has no grounds for deferment. His discription is slender with blue eyes and light hair, he is not bald.
In the 1920 US Federal Census for Clay, Cass, Indiana, 60-year-old Indiana-born farmer T. S [Thomas S] and his 54-year-old Indiana-born wife Cora [Kellem] Dickerson have in their household their 27-year-old Illinois-born farm-laborer son H W [Herschel W], Herschel's 23-year-old Indiana-born wife Eulalie [Thomas] and Herschel and Eulaie's one-month old Indiana-born daughter Catherine J. Thomas owns the land he farms, but with a mortgage.