|. Hilary Nathan Dickens, 1888 - 1979, s/o John Henry Dickens
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1314 Hilary Nathan Dickens,6 131 (John,5,Ransom,4,Benford,3,Thomas,2)
. b 12 Jan 1888 Carroll Co, Va; d 24 Jul 1979 (SSDI 233-34-7547 WVa), bur Loudon Park Cem, Baltimore, Md.
. m 1 Apr 1910 Floyd Co, Va to Sarah Aldora Simpkins, b 30 Jul 1890 Va, d 15 Oct 1978 (SSDI b "Nov" 212-56-9505 Md), bur
. Loudon Park Cem, d/o William Garland Simpkins (Garland) and Eliza Jane Montgomery.
. See their picture below.
. Hilary was a Primitive Baptist Minister.
. Hilary's LR: Baltimore, Md 21217, and LB: Baltimore 21211. Sarah's LR: Baltimore 21211.
. 1910 Pulaski Co census, Hiawassie Dist, ED 46, sheet 12B, #224/227, Sarah Dickerson,19 Va (sister), Hilliry,21 Va (bro-in-
. law), laborer, saw mill, living with Albert and Lue Belle Phillips family.
. 1917, 5 Jun: Pulaski Co, Va: Hilliary Nathan Dickens, b 9 Jan 1889 Carroll Co, Va, age 27; of Hiawassee, Va; occup: farmer;
. married with 4 children; described as tall, slender build, blue eyes, brown hair. See image below.
. 1920 Tazewell Co, Va census, Jeffersonville Dist, ED 135, sheet 6A, #89/90, Hilary Dickens,30 Va, laborer, saw mill, Sarah,?29
. Va, Thurman,8 Va, Velvia M.,6 Va, Dovie,?4 9/12 Va, Daniel,2 8/12 Va, Bulah,11/12 Va.
. 1930 Mercer Co, WVa census, Rock Dist, ED 28-30, sheet 33A, #561/608, Hilery Dickens,39 Va (marr age 21), timbering,
. Sarah,39 Va (marr age 21), Thuman,19 Va, driver, timber truck, Dovie,14 Va, Daniel,12 Va, Bulah,10 Va, John,9 WVa,
. Guy,7 WVa, Hazel,5 WVa, Robert,2 2/12 WVa, Sarah A.,3/12 WVa.
. 1940 census, family not located.
. 1942, 27 Apr: Eunice, Raleigh Co, WVa: Hilary Nathan Dickens, b 9 Jan 1890 Carrol Co, Va, age 52; of Squire, McDowell Co;
. employed by S.R. Dickens; contact: Sarah A. Dickens; described as 5' 10", 169 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, light brown
. complexion, middle finger on right hand crooked. See image below.
. 1. Thurman Austin Dickens, b 6 Feb 1911 Floyd Co, Va, d 9 Aug 1963 Mercer Co, bur Conner Cem, Matoka, Mercer Co,
. m 21 Mar 1931 Mercer Co to Zella Webb (Zellie), b ca 1913-17 WVa.
. 1940 Raleigh Co, WVa census, Town Dist, ED 41-40A, sheet 16B, #270R, Thurman Dickens,29 Va, W.P.A. road construc-
. tion, Zella,23 WVa, Hattie,9 WVa, Samuel,7 WVa, Ray,5 Va, Chester,3 WVa, Dorothy,2/12 WVa.
. [Family was living in Mercer Co in 1935.]
. a. Hattie Dickens, b ca 1931 Mercer Co, m 12 Dec 1949 Raleigh Co to Joseph L. Craddock, b 3 Nov 1927 Olcott, WVa,
. s/o William and Gladys Craddock. Hattie was b "15 Aug 1928" acc to her marr rec, age "21".
. b. Paul Samuel Dickens, b 9 Feb 1933 WVa, d 22 Mar 1964 Bluefield, Tazewell Co, bur Grandview Cem, Bluefield, m
. Shirley McCroskey Dickens. He was a resident of Chicago, Ill. His death was due to SI GSW of head.
. c. Ray Dickens, b ca 1935 Va.
. d. Chester Dickens, b ca 1937 WVa.
. e. Dorothy Dickens, b ca 1940 WVa.
. 2. Velvie Mae Dickens, b 17 Jun 1913 Pulaski Co, d 10 May 1999 (SSDI 234-32-6720 WVa), m(1) Clarence Helmandollar.
. Velvie m(2) Estele Dean Woolwine. Her LR: Baltimore, Md 21211.
. 1940 census, family not located.
. 3. Dovie Augusta Dickens, b 23 May 1915 Floyd Co, d 9 May 1987 (SSDI 234-70-1117 WVa), bur Roselawn Memorial
. Gardens, Princeton, Mercer Co, m 19 Oct 1936 Tazewell Co to Ernest Addison Bailey, b 8 Sep 1908 Mercer Co, d 31 Mar
. 1980, bur Roselawn Memorial Gardens Princeton, s/o J. W. P. Bailey and Nannie Hilmandollar. Ernest was prev marr and
. div. Dovie's LR: Princeton, Mercer Co 24740.
. 1940 Mercer Co census, Rock Dist, Montcalm, ED 28-54, sheet 2A, #23, Earnest A. Bailey,28 WVa, track man, coal mines,
. Dovie A.,24 Va, Kathleen G.,3 WVa, Roger E.,1 WVa.
. a. Kathleen G. Bailey, b ca 1937 WVa.
. b. Ernest Roger Bailey, b 5 Aug 1938 Mercer Co, WVa, d 14 Mar 2015 Princeton (not in SSDI), bur Oakwood Cem,
. c. Shelby Jean Bailey, b 16 Aug 1946 Mercer Co, d 14 Nov 2016 Princeton, bur Roselawn Memorial Gardens, m Larry
. Garland Shumate. Of Princeton in 2016.
. 4. Daniel Raymond Dickens, b 17 Mar 1917 Dublin, Va, d 5 Sep 1982 Tazewell Co (SSDI 232-16-8383 NC or WVa), m 5
. Feb 1944 Tazewell Co to Ethel Naoma Sparks, b ca 1919 Dry Fork, Va, d/o James William Sparks and Florence Bell Whitt.
. Daniel's LR: Cedar Bluff, Tazewell Co 24609.
. 5. Beulah Audry Dickens, b 17 Feb 1919 Pulaski Co, d 21 Dec 2003 (SSDI 235-60-4050 WVa), bur Roselawn Memorial Gar-
. dens, Princeton, Mercer Co, WVa, m ____ Roberts. Beulah's LR: Bluefield, Mercer Co, WVa 24701.
. 6. John Preston Dickens, b 8 Dec 1921 Tazewell Co m 14 Apr 1943 Tazewell Co to Virginia McKinney, b ca 1926 Wyoming
. Co, WVa, d/o Charley McKinney and Katherine Trent.
. 7. Guy Garland Dickens, b 1 May 1923 Tazewell Co, Va, d 27 Apr 1963, bur Baltimore National Cem, Baltimore, Md, m 22
. Feb 1947 Russell Co, Va to Patsy Ruth Fields, b ca 1933 Russell Co, Va, d/o Graham Fields and Pallace Hess
. Guy and Patsy div 13 Oct 1948 Russell Co.
. Guy was prob the Guy Dickens who m Pansy Asbury and had:
. a. Kenneth G. Dickens, b 1952 Wilmington, Del, m 15 Sep 1976 Richlands, Va to Carol C. Casey Hall, b 1950 Danville,
. Va, d/o Howard Casey and Mildred Knolls.
. 8. Hazel Jane Dickens, b 1 Jun 1925 Mercer Co, d 22 Apr 2011 Washington, DC (SSDI WVa).
. Her LR: Washington DC 22007.
. Hazel received a life time achievement award from President Jimmy Carter, for writing Blue Grass music, and also won the
. IBMA award for Blue Grass music. See her pictures below.
. 9. Robert Nathan Dickens, b ca 1928 WVa (living), m 21 Aug 1945 Gaffney, SC to Lucille Evelyn Rupe, b 21 Feb 1928 Rad-
. ford, d/o Dave Henry Rupe and Edna Pauline Hill. Robert and Lucille div 22 Aug 1947 Radford, Va. He was of Baltimore,
. Md at the time of the divorce. Lucille m(2) 27 Mar 1948 Radford to Harding Graham, b ca 1921 Floyd Co, s/o James Pey-
. ton Graham and Maggie Boon.
. a. Larry Robert Dickens, b 1946 Montgomery Co, m(1) 15 Jan 1966 Alleghany Co, NC to Rebecca Ann Price, b 1949 Va.
. Larry and Rebecca div 15 Jan 1973 Montgomery Co. Larry m(2) 15 Jan 1973 Radford to Patricia Jo Spangler, b 1953 Va,
. d/o Raymond Eugene Spangler and Martha Gay Waldron. Patricia was prev marr and div. Larry and Patricia div 17 Jan
. 2001 Montgomery Co. Larry m(3) 17 Aug 2006 Montgomery Co to Donna Lynn Andrews, b 1966, and they div 5 Sep
. 2013 Montgomery Co.
. 10. Sarah Aldora Dickens (Sallie), b 8 Jan 1930 Mercer Co, WVa, d 13 Apr 2004 (not in SSDI), m 19 Feb 1947 Russell Co to
. William Henry Osborne, b ca 1926 Drill, Va, s/o Preston Osborne and Daisy Wyte.
. a. Earl Kent Osborne (Kent), b 1945 Russell Co m(1) 12 May 1966 Russell Co to Della Blankenship, b ca 1950 Bucha-
. nan Co, Va, d/o Gus Blankenship and Crease Street. Earl and Della div 1982. Earl m(2) 15 Oct 1983 Russell Co to Ter-
. esa Lynn Boyd, b 1965 Lebanon, Va, d/o C. J. Boyd and Pauline Vencill.
. 11. Arnold Lee Dickens, b 3 Mar 1935 Montcalm, WVa, d 19 Sep 2006 Tazewell Co, Va (SSDI 212-34-3162 Md), m Iva
. Ernestine Asbury, b 5 Mar 1940, d 18 Jan 2011 Roanoke (SSDI Va).
. Arnold's LR and Iva's LR and LB: Tazewell, Tazewell Co, Va 24651.
. a. Arnold Lee Dickens (Buddy), b 1960 Md, m 11 Jul 1981 Tazewell Co to Ica Nancy Glover, b 1964 Ohio, and they div
. 20 Jun 1988 Tazewell Co.
. b. Sara Jane Dickens, b 1963 Md, m 23 Mar 1984 Tazewell Co to Ronald Thomas Rose, b 1955 Va.
. Note: The first few pages of the 1920 Pulaski Co census, Allisonia Pct are missing on genforum.com and ancestry.com and
. may contain the above missing census entry.
. Ref: 1. Arnold Lee (Buddy) Dickens, email: email@example.com
. 2. www.findagrave.com, info by F. Hylton.
. 3. wikipedia: Hazel Jane Dickens (June 1, 1925 – April 22, 2011) was an American bluegrass singer, songwriter, double
. bassist and guitarist. Her music was characterized not only by her high, lonesome singing style, but also by her provo-
. cative pro-union, feminist songs. Cultural blogger John Pietaro noted that "Dickens didn’t just sing the anthems of labor,
. she lived them and her place on many a picket line, staring down gunfire and goon squads, embedded her into the cause."
. The New York Times extolled her as "a clarion-voiced advocate for coal miners and working people and a pioneer among
. women in bluegrass music." With Alice Gerrard, Dickens was one of the first women to record a bluegrass album.
. Dickens was born in Montcalm, Mercer County, West Virginia on June 1, 1925, the eighth of eleven siblings born to
. a mining family. In the early 1950s she moved to Baltimore. She met Mike Seeger, younger half-brother of Pete
. Seeger and founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers and became active in the Baltimore-Washington area
. bluegrass and folk music scene during the 1960s. During this time she also established a collaborative relationship with
. Mike Seeger's wife, Alice Gerrard, and as "Hazel & Alice" recorded two albums for the Folkways label: Who's That
. Knocking (And Other Bluegrass Country Music) (1965) and Won't You Come & Sing for Me (1973). Dickens and Ger-
. rard were bluegrass bandleaders at a time when the vast majority of bluegrass bands were led by men. Together, they
. recorded two additional albums on Rounder Records, but Hazel & Alice broke up in 1976 and Dickens pursued a solo
. career where her music and songwriting became more political. She appeared in the documentary Harlan County, USA
. and also contributed four songs to the soundtrack of the same film. She also appeared in the films Matewan and Song-
. catcher. Dickens received the Merit Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 1994 and was the
. first woman to do so. In 2001 she was presented with a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for
. the Arts, which is the United States' highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
|. Hilary Nathan Dickens and Sarah Simpkins Dickens
. Picture from Arnold Lee (Buddy) Dickens
|. Hazel Jane Dickens"
. Picture from wikipedia
|. Hazel Dickens performing at Lincoln Center Out of Doors
. at the Damrosch Park Bandshell in New York in 2006.
. Credit Jack Vartoogian/FrontRowPhotos
. From the "New York Times", 22 Apr 2011