William Jasper and Johnie Maude Dickens shortly before he
Photo 2000. HDD.
William Jasper Dickens
, July/10/1877 - Feb/26/1939.
William Jasper was the fourth son of Joshua Jr. Dickens of Smith County, TN and Johnie Maude was a daughter of Nancy Jane Campbell of Putnam County, TN.
(NOTE: William Jasper's dad, Joshua Jr., was not a son of Joshua Sr. Dickens. Joshua Sr. was his uncle. The younger Joshua became known as Jr. and the elder Joshua became known as Sr. when in 1865 the Smith County Court named the uncle Joshua as Jr.'s guardian after Jr.'s father John Dickens died.
The most outstanding trait of Poppa Dickens was his honesty and charity. My dad said Poppa Dickens could have been a rich man if he had not been so honest. As a carpenter contractor he figured jobs to the penny and he never charged any more than the materials cost plus a days wages for himself and his employees. He was a good man and I grew up proud to be his grandson.
My Dickens Memorials
My grandfather and grandmother.
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