Berkeley County, West Virginia Biography of Charles E. DICK


         Charles E. DICK was elected county commissioner for Berkeley County in the fall of 1924. His great-grandfather, Peter Dick, migrated to American from Bavaria, Germany, to Pennsylvania, about 1780, then to Winchester, Virginia, 1790, and to Back Creek Valley in the vicinity of Jones Spring in 1792.

         Charles’ grandfather, Peter Dick, was raised a “bound boy,” that is, he was placed in charge of a man who raised him until he became 21 years old, at which time he was his own man or “free.” He was known as “The Wagoner,” since he was one of the best manipulators of a team of horses in that section.

         Charles Dick’s father, Robert W. Dick, was born at Ganotown in 1853 and died at Jones Spring in 1919.


    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from History of Berkeley County, West Virginia, 1928

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