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Melvin B. Dimmick, proprietor of the "Dimmick Hotel," Frankfort, was born in Broome County, N. Y., December 27, 1833, the son of Constant and Sallie (Lyon) Dimmick. The father, born in Cayuga County, N. Y., in 1800, went to Broome County, and in 1824 married, owned a good farm and entered a tract on the site of Binghampton, N. Y. He died in 1852 in Broome County, N. Y. Three of five children are living: Marvin C., of Lisle, N. Y.; Aaron L., of Frankfort, and Melvin B. Our subject was educated in Lisle, anl worked on his father's farm as long as the latter lived. October 11, 1853, he married Emma J. Wheaton, daughter of George W. and Abigail (Underwood) Wheaton, born in Broome County, N. Y., in 1813 and 1812 respectively. Her father died in 1866, but her mother still lives in Binghampton, N. Y. Mrs. Dimmick was born in Broome County, N. Y., in 1833. Their children are Eva J. (wife of Josiah Haines), George D., Frank W. and Maud E. In April, 1854, he came to Franklin County, and settled on Garrett's Prairie, and bought 160 acres of land. In August, 1861, he enlisted in Company C, Thirtieth Illinois Cavalry, under Gen. Logan's command, and one year later in the independent companies organized into the Fifteenth Illinois Cavalry, and was at Fort Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Resaca, Corinth, Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Vicksburg, Atlanta, and Jackson, Miss., and was fortunate in being neither captured nor wounded. He was discharged August 24, 1864, and returned home. In 1867 he traded his farm for Frankfort property, where he has since resided, and in the fall opened the hotel, besides which he attends to his farm of 138 acres. His hotel is first class. He is a Republican, first voting for Fremont. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.