April 2013 Newsletter


A message from the President

Greeting Cousins,

This is the last newsletter before our Annual Reunion at the Willits-Hallowell Center, Mount Holyoke College on Saturday, June 22, 2013. As you may know, our main speaker this year is the renowned genealogist Clifford Stott who is travelling from Utah to give the presentation. Clifford has recently been doing research in New York City and elsewhere which pertains to our Dickinson Heritage. We can thank Mr. Stott for clearing up over 100 years of errors as to our English origins. Everyone is invited to attend our Association Dinner the evening before the Reunion. This year we meet at the Yarde Tavern in South Hadley, MA with an open Board Meeting, Social Hour and Dinner.


FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013 at The Yarde Tavern, South Hadley, MA

          5 PM             Open Board Meeting

          6 PM             Social Hour

          7 PM             Dinner

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013 at Willits-Hallowell Center, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

          9:30-11:30AM  Gathering of Cousins, historical display, genealogy table, book           and t-shirt sales

          11:30 AM   Group Photo, Counting of the Cousins, Gifts

          12 noon      Lunch

          1:15 PM          Annual Meeting of the Dickinson Family Association

          2:00 PM      Main Speaker, Clifford Stott

          3:30+PM          Singing of “God Bless America”

Please return your reservation card as soon as possible.

More information is available at Cliff’s website clstott.com. Moreover, Cliff is a Dickinson descendant (one of us!).

Andrew Dickinson, President

                             Come to the Reunion and hear Cliff tell:

How the discovery of Nathaniel Dickinson was made.

How the Wharton pedigree was disproved.

Who was Wharton Dickinson, his background and an evaluation of his other works.

A history of the life and times of our ancestors in Billingsborough, Lincolnshire.

New discoveries and a possible father for Waters Dickinson.

 2013 SCHOLARSHIP – LAST CALL Application forms are now available for the 2013 DFA scholarship.  Applicants must be descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson and must be accepted to a four-year college or university.  The deadline for submission is April 30, 2013.  Full information on requirements and an application form may be found on our website.  For additional information you may contact our scholarship chair, Jean Blackmer, 4 Waterford Way, Manchester, NH 03102, jeanmblackmer@gmail.com. 
 A MESSAGE FROM OUR GENEALOGIST Please send your births, marriages and death announcements to Dickinson Genealogist Adrienne Weible at 4 Briar Cliff Dr, Wilbraham, MA 01095 or alw48@aol.com 
 MISSING COUSINS Membership clerk Beth Landolina has supplied us with a list of several DFA members whose mailing addresses we do not have.  Their names and last known residence are as follows:  Marion Hubbard Cook Webster, NY, George S. Dickinson Fairfield, CT, Michael Dickinson Bradenton, FL, Phillip C. Dickinson, Thomas S. Dickinson, Daniel S. Dickinson Jr, Mary Jane Dickinson Graham, George Hawksley Bridgeport, CT, Elsie S. Hayden Westfield, MA, Barbara Dickinson Hilton, Debbi Jackson Dunnellon, FL, Frank A. Mallalieu Oro Valley, AZ, Elwin E. Mauer Evergreen, CO, Lora Pallatto, Autumn Rader, Kathy Sanders, Paul W. Toelken, Lynne Cresutello, Andrew and Kristin Dickinson  Evergreen, CO, Antony Roy Dickinson, Brad Dickinson, Robert and Linda Dickinsn Rockledge, FL, Cheyenne Huffor Northbridge, MA, Stephan Rantz Winston-Salem, NC.  If anyone has information regarding mailing or email addresses for any of the above cousins please email me at BethL0719@sbcglobal.net.  Thanks! 
 ADDRESS & E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGES REQUESTED Please send your address and e-mail address changes to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethl0719@comcast.net.
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