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Benjamin E. Dillon

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 497

BENJAMIN E. DILLON, whose excellent and well-cultivated farm containing eighty acres, lies six and one-half miles southeast of Sidney, is a well-known citizen of Orange township, in which he has spent the greater part of his life. He was born one and one-quarter miles southeast of Sidney and was brought to the present farm, a part of the old Hiram Bull homestead, when he was eighteen months old and with the exception of five years, has lived here ever since. John Dillon, father of Benjamin E., was born in Shelby county and still lives but the mother died when Benjamin E. was seven years old. John Dillon formerly was a farmer but now engages in carpenter work.
Benjamin E. Dillon obtained a common school education and afterward learned the carpenter trade and during the five years he spent at Dayton, O., assisted in building cars and also did house building. He returned then to his grandfather's old farm and lives in the house which his grandfather built so many years ago and owns the deed his grandfather secured, with the signature of James Madison, president of the United States, signed to this document. Mr. Dillon carries on the various farm industries which this climate favors and is very comfortably situated.
At Dayton, O., on June 7, 1903, by Rev. Hale, Mr. Dillon was married to Miss Delia Maude Wickoff, who came from Adams county, and they have two children: Bernice and Omer D. In his political sentiments Mr. Dillon is a democrat and takes pleasure in his party's political supremacy in 1912. Fraternally he is identified with the Odd Fellows and the Masons.

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