|Year: 1900; Census Place: Morganton, Fannin, Georgia; Roll: T623_195; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 23.|
Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT,
USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
The 1910 Census finds the Dickey family no longer in Georgia. I found them in McMinn County, Tennessee, two counties removed from Fannin County. Claud is now 13. And it appears that his grandmother's name is really Franie. Claud hasn't been to school lately.
In 1918 Claude Dickey registered for the Armed Forces Draft. The United States was at war with Germany. We find a birth date and location. Blue Ridge, Georgia, is in Fannin County. Claude is working in the aluminium business as a day laborer. The business was probably the Aluminum Company of America, based in Blount County, Tennessee, which is two counties away from McMinn County.
|Registration Location: Blount County, Tennessee; Roll: 1852921; Draft Board: 0|
.Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
I cannot find Claude in the 1920 Census. Ben and Franie are still in McMinn County. Ancestry.com lists a "Fland" Dickey, their grandson. I think that this is a census taker's transcription error and "Fland" becomes "Claud". Fland/Claud is a laborer in a Rail Road Shop. Claud's age fluctuated since he registered for military service. A year and a half later he's lost a year. He's now 21. Claude will be pitching for the Knoxville Giants a few months after this census was taken.
I have not traveled to McMinn and Fannin Counties to look for more information on Claude and the Dickey family. Hopefully there will be some records that will provide a more complete look at the man who would soon loose his life in a tragic manner.