Biographical Sketch of De Witt Clinton Dimock
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This pioneer Moline business man and sterling citizen was born October 1, 1820, at Wellington, Connecticut. He came west and located at Geneseo, Illinois. in 1840, taking up his residence in Moline in 1843. His activities as a manufacturer began in 1852 when he formed a partnership with Judge John M. Gould for the making of furniture and wooden ware. On the incorporation of the firm of Dimock, Gould & Company, in 1869, he was elected its president. This position he held till 1884, when he retired from the head of the concern, retaining his connection through the office of treasurer. Mr. Dimock was also interested in a number of other successful enterprises, among which may be mentioned the First National Bank of Moline. He was one of the original stockholders of this institution and long served as a member of the board of directors.
Mr. Dimock married June 17, 1843, Miss Maria H. Hubbard, daughter of Rufus Hub-bard. She was born in Bergen, Genesse County, New York. Two daughters were the issue of their union. The older, Nellie E., died when but two years of age. Florence, the younger, is the wife of E. H. Sleight, to whom she was married in 1880.
Mr. Dimock was one of the founders of the First Congregational Church of Moline, and he and his wife are members of and liberal contributors to the support of the same. Mr. Dimock has been a strong Republican ever since that party was organized, and during the war was a staunch Union man.
He died May 23, 1906.