Dr. Frederick William Dick

Dr. Frederick William Dick

Male 1919 - 1972

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  • Title  Dr. 
    Nickname  Fred 
    Born  29 Jun 1919  Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Jul 1972  Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Dr. Dick was a native of Meridian, Mississippi, and was born on June 29, 1919. He was the elder son of Rev. Frederick Marion Dick and Mabel Leone Fries. He was first named Frederick Arthur; the birth certificate was changed.

      He was educated in the public schools of North Carolina and received a B.S. degree in chemistry in 1942 from Duke University. He worked as a chemist for DuPont from 1942 until he volunteered for service in the U.S. Navy in 1943. He attended Princeton University Electrical Engineering School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radar School, and served in the U.S. Navy submarine forces in the South Pacific during 1943-46, during which time he attained the rank of Lt.j.g.

      On June 26, 1948, he was married to the former Miriam Elizabeth Yates of Brookneal, Virginia, in Brookneal Presbyterian Church; his father performed the wedding ceremony. In 1949, he received his M. D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He interned at Duke Hospital until 1950, when he began an internship in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He served as assistant resident physician in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins during 1951-53, and during 1953-54 he was a research fellow in hematology and O.P.D. physician at Johns Hopkins.

      He was one of the authors of an article on "Surface as a Quantitative Factor in Prothrombin Utilization" in The Journal of Clinical Investigation (Vol. XXXIII, #11, pp. 1423-1433, November 1954); the other authors were Dudley P. Jackson and C. Lockard Conley. He co-authored an article on "Monocytic Leukemia" for The American Journal of Medicine, April 1956 issue (Volume XX, #4, pages 588-602), with Charles M. Sinn of Evansville, Indiana.

      In June 1954, he moved to Statesville, NC, and opened an office at 760 Hartness Road for the exclusive practice of internal medicine. Dr. Dick was an elder of First Presbyterian Church and former teacher of the Westminister Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Statesville Rotary Club, past president of the Iredell Medical Society, and former chief of staff at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

      He and his wife had four children. The family lived on Bost Street until 1961, when they moved to 324 Earlwood Road.

      Dr. Dick had surgery at Duke Hospital on June 19, 1972, to perform hip-replacement surgery, necessitated by the aseptic necrosis caused by the steroids taken to treat lupus nephritis. After he lapsed into a coma caused by surgical complications, he was transferred to Veterans Hospital in Durham, where he died on Sunday, July 16, 1972. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville, NC.
    Person ID  I4404  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  28 Aug 2010 

    Father  Frederick Marion Dick,   b. 02 Mar 1893, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1997, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mabel Leone Fries,   b. 15 Jun 1894, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1986, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Aug 1915  Greensboro, Morehead Township, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Rev. Frederick Marion Dick and family, 1936, North Carolina
    Rev. Frederick Marion Dick and family, 1936, North Carolina
    Rev. F. Marion Dick and wife Mabel Leone Fries, and children Margaret Vivian, Frederick William, Kathryn Lena, and Marion Fries (children in back row left to right are: Kathryn, Fred, Margaret)
    Family ID  F1521  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Dr. Frederick William Dick, 1955
    Dr. Frederick William Dick, 1955

    Headstones
    Dr. Frederick William Dick, 1919-1972
    Dr. Frederick William Dick, 1919-1972
    manufacturer made a mistake on month of death (actually July), which was repaired, and needs replacement instead


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