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Sacramento County



Born in Cleveland, Ohio, December 7, 1865, Uburto L. Dike was the son of Latimer M. and Lucinda J. Dike, prominent residents of that place. In 1873 they moved to Cawker City, Mitchell county, Kans., where he attended school until sixteen years of age, coming then to California and locating in Los Angeles, where he was graduated from the high school at the age of twenty. One year in a business college fitted him for employment and he went to work in the office of the Bear Valley Irrigation Company at Redlands, first as stenographer and later as bookkeeper of the concern. Remaining in this capacity until 1891, he then bought out the Redlands Abstract and Title Co., which he conducted for about seven years, also doing a large real estate business. In 1902 he removed to Los Angeles and organized the U. L. Dike Investment Co., but in 1906 located permanently in Sacramento, where he found a fertile field for real estate investment. He subsequently organized the California Colonization Company, of which he is secretary and treasurer. As its name implies this company was organized for colonization purposes. It has agencies all over the east and their object is to interest people in this coast country for location on lauds which the company controls.

Mr. Dike was married in Los Angeles to Miss Elva Dunstan, who passed away five years later.


History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011