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DICKS, Isaac Newton

Source: Greencastle Herald 27 April 1910 p 4

Isaac Newton Dicks, son of John and Mary Dicks was born near German Town, KY May 7, 1828 and died at his home near Coatesville, Ind April 9th 191.  When but a boy his parents moved to Putnam County near Greencastle, Ind where he lived up to the time of his marriage to Miss Vest Paire, of Bainbridge in the year of 1862, April 1st.  To this union were born seven children, two boys and five girls, of which two of the girls have preceded him to the other land, one dying at age 7, the other at 9.  Brother Dicks lived on a farm all his life. He knew what it was to sow the seed by the wayside and wait patiently for the fruitage of the harvest which proved to him a great blessing in the last few weeks of his life. Nearly 40 years ago he joined the Methodist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Stevens at Mount Pleasant, Ind, where he continued a member until about 10 years ago when he transferred his membership from the ME Church to the Christian Church of Fillmore, being the pastorate of Rev. Brown. He then moved his membership to the Christian Church at Coatesville, Ind where he has strengthened the church with his financial support and presence in the church service. Speaking of the acquaintance this writer has had with him we cannot say that he was a loud praying type but of the samartain type, he believe in doing unto others as he would have them do unto him. He was of the optimistic spirit always wearing a smile and had a good word for all.  He was noted for his honesty which was the ruling spirit of his life and that he taught to his children both by his precept and example and if there was one word above another that he laid strict emphasis upon it was honesty. Near four weeks previous to his death he was stricken down with what is called lagrippe, which continued gnawing away on his vital life until it eventually caused general disability and complication of diseases. His four weeks of sickness were bourne patiently being at all times conscious recognizing his friends. He made all arrangements for his funeral, selecting his text and song and also the ministers to officiate. During his illness, he manifested the spirit of our Christ and it was the privilege of his friends and children in the morning prior to his death in the evening to hear him say that he was trusting God and praying for his divine guidance. After all that kind hands could do for him he was taken from us. His dear wife and children did all within their power to elevate his suffering. He has gone from us, we can only feel that our loss is his gain.  He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, two sons, Morton and Harry of Indianapolis; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Swinn of Nevada; Mrs. Carrie McVey of Indianapolis, Mrs. Effie A. Ader of Coatesville, three sons-in-law, two daughter-in-law, eight grandchildren, an invalid sister of Effingham Ills and a host of friends. The funeral services were held at the Christian Church at Coatesville April 11, the sermon being preached by the pastor, Rev. Davidson being assisted by Rev. Shields of the ME Church. The remains were laid to rest in the Greencastle cemetery – kbz.

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