Charles A. Dickson is representative of the best interests of Sacramento county from the standpoint of public-spirited citizenship and useful activity in industrial affairs. He deserves mention as being one of the older native sons of the state, and his substantial qualities manifested since coming to manhood have been a factor for benefit and progress in the state. His home is situated near Elk Grove, where he owns a hundred and thirty acres of choice agricultural land, most of which is devoted to general farming, but he also has a very productive vineyard of ten acres.
Mr. Dickson was born in Sacramento county, January 20, 1858. He was a son of two California pioneers and long known in the affairs of Sacramento county. Carl and Frederika (Staples) Dickson were natives of Germany, and came to this country in 1850. They both died during the closing years of the past century, after having spent the greater part of their lives in this state. More detailed history of these worthy people will be found in the biography of Henry H. Dickson, appearing on other pages.
Mr. Dickson has never sought other scenes of labor and usefulness than such as Sacramento county afforded, and he has grown up and taken his place among the progressive and able men of the county. The public school of his native district furnished his educational opportunities, and he has made his way to prosperity by practical contact with life and its responsibilities. He has never married, but as a genial and hard-working citizen has made his community his home and has a place in the esteem and full confidence of all his fellow associates and many friends. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Elk Grove, and in politics votes independently.
Source: History of the New California - Its Resources and People, Volume II
The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine
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