Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Charles Otis 'Charlie' Dickerson  

Charles Otis 'Charlie' Dickerson Birth: Mar. 27, 1888 Rockville Parke County Indiana Death: 9 Jan 1979 Chicago Cook County Illinois Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana son of William E Dickerson & Annie Broiles

He came to Culver at the age of sixteen in 1904 for employement.

He retired in 1953, as head waiter of the mess hall; yet working several years afterwards for academy functions.

Dickerson spent most of his working life in Culver as head waiter at the Culver Military Academy's mess hall. There is a bust of Charles on the wall of the mess hall, honoring his service and friendship to Culver leadership and patrons

He was married 8 Sep 1915 Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan Lela Minerva Byrd Birth: Mar. 3, 1892 Michigan Death: 30 Oct 1976 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana of James H Byrd & Ornelia Harper

Taken on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1965

they raised three children: Charles Otis Dickerson Jr., - Birth 16 Nov 1922 South Bend, St Joseph, Indiana Death: 1 Jun 1982 Los Angeles California - a contract administrator for Howard Hughes Aircraft

James Andrew 'Jim' Dickerson Birth 24 Nov 1917 Culver, Indiana Death : 27 Apr 1989 - commercial illustrator in NY City

Cornelia Jane Dickerson 4 Mar 1916 Culver, Marshall, Indiana, Death: 25 Feb 1991 married -- Gordon - assistant administrator in the VA public relations

His grandson Greff Dickerson called his grandfather's house the 'Pollyanna House'.

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