Biography of Algernon B. Dickson
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

Algernon B. Dickson, who is manager of the firm of James Dickson & Sons, is a son of James Dickson, and one of the prominent young men of Allegheny county. He was born on Neville island, Nov. 12, 1863, and was educated in the township schools. Like his father, he is actively interested in the welfare of Neville township, in which he has held various public offices. He is an active member of the Presbyterian church of Neville island, in which he is a trustee. He is a stockholder of the North American bank of Pittsburg, and in the Frank H. Hieber wagon manufacturing company of McKee's Rocks, the Coraopolis industrial supply company and the Masonic hall association of Allegheny city. Pa. He is a thirty second degree Mason, member of McKinley lodge, No. 318, of Allegheny: Duquesne chapter, No. 193, of Pittsburg, and Pittsburg commandery. No. 1, K. T.; of Pennsylvania sovereign grand consistory, S. P. R. S.. valley of Pittsburg, thirty second degree; of Syria temple, A. A. N. O. M. S. Mr. Dickson was married, on June 28, 1893, to Miss Lida S. Means, daughter of Robert and Eliza Means, of Allegheny city. Robert Means was for thirty five years an employe of the Wayne iron and steel works, was an ardent temperance worker, a man of excellent character, and in politics an influential democrat. He died June 2, 1900. He was married, June 12, 1845, to Miss Eliza S. Wood, of Pittsburg, daughter of Samuel and Margaret Wood. Samuel Wood was in his day a well known Pittsburg business man. To Mr. and Mrs Robert Means were born eleven children, of whom four, besides Mrs. Algernon B. Dickson, are living, viz.: Minerva, Edward, Samuel and Sarah. Mrs. Means was born in Pittsburg, April 29, 1822, and was educated in the third ward school of Pittsburg, under Mrs. Adeline Whitter, principal of the girls' department. Mrs. Means died April 28, 1898.


From:
Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
personal and genealogical with portraits.
Publishers: Northwestern Historical Association
Madison, Wis. 1904.


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