Biographical Sketch of George Oscar Dickerman
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George Oscar Dickerman, the well-known wholesale grocer and provision dealer of Concord, was born in Loudon, N.H., February 13, 1847, son of Moses W. and Abigail (Tilton) Dickerman, the latter of Alexandria, N.H. He is of German ancestry on the paternal side, and among his ancestors were some of the
George O. Dickerman received his education in the public schools of Concord. At the age of seventeen he entered the employ of Ward Humphrey & Co., of this city, as bookkeeper. Two years later he became assistant cashier for the Northern Railroad Company. For two years thereafter he was in a retail grocery store in this city. In 1871 he engaged as travelling salesman with Briggs & Shattuck, a prosperous business house in Boston, with whom he remained for fifteen years. He then, in 1887, established a wholesale grocery and provision store in this city, which has become one of the largest houses in that line in the State. In politics Mr. Dickerman is a stanch Republican. He has officiated as Alderman two years, and has also served as Commissioner of Cemeteries since that commission was inaugurated, being also Secretary of the Board.
On September 1, 1868, he was united in marriage with Mary A. Staniels, of Concord. They have two children-Luella A. and Gertrude E. Mr. Dickerman is a Mason, and has always taken a deep interest in the Masonic order. He has been highly honored by the fraternity, having been Master of Eureka Lodge, also Commander of Mount Horeb Commandery, K. T.; and he is at present at the head of Acacia Chapter of Rose Croix, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, being a Mason of the thirty-second degree. He is also President of the Webster Club, a social organization.