Dickie Obituary



Worland Grit, Worland Wyoming

January 10, 1935

Dave Dickie a Wyoming Pioneer Dies After A Continued Illness

"Funeral Services for David Dickie were held in Thermopolis yesterday afternoon, the body coming in on the train at noon.  Services were held at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge.  Mr. Dickey passed away at the Michael Reece Hospital in Chicago last Friday after a long illness at the time he was taking radium treatments in the hopes of getting relief.

David Dickie was born in Butshire, Scotland 73 years ago.  When a young man he immigrated to New Zealand, and from there to Wyoming about 1890.  He never married.  Out of a family of six brothers and three sisters, only James and Hugh Dickie of Thermopolis survive. Today the body will be taken from Thermopolis to the Dickie Ranch and to the mausoleum Mr. Dickie had built for that purpose years ago.  The mausoleum is located on top of a mountain overlooking the Grass Creek Valley, where Mr. Dickie spent so many happy years.

Coming to America without much money, Mr. Dickie worked sheep for others, then procured a brand of his own, and by hard work and especial zeal built up the big outfit known as the LU, one of the largest of its kinds in the state.  Mr. Dickie was in the cattle business as well as the sheep business, bringing in the Aberdeen Black Angus cattle which were so easily told from the regular cattle on the prairies of Wyoming.

Mr. Dickie was well and favorably known among the stockmen over the state and especially in this part of Wyoming  Among those attending the funeral held in Thermopolis yesterday, were C. H. Harkins, E. M. Conant, H. O. Bonine, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Healy, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ackenhousen, Miss Mary Culbertson, Mrs. Stine, Mrs. Ashby Howell, and Mrs. Bessie Dailey."

David Dickie's father's name was James.  He died in 25 Jan 1871 age 54 years.  His mother's name was Agnes Peebles.  She died 3 Dec 1891 age 68 years.  There were nine children as follows:

John            1854

William      1855-1921

James          1857-1936

Janet            1858

Jane             1860-1895

David           1861-1935

Daniel          1863-1930

Hugh           1865

Agnes           1868-1931

(family information supplied by Jennifer Dickie,  Warkworth, New Zealand)