Bio: Harrison, Dr. Benjamin & Hazel Dike
----Sources: Neil Vater, Robert Lipprandt, Jean Rolstad, Helen Vater, Crytal Wendt, 1947 Owen High School Yearbook, SSDI, WWI Draft Registration Cards, WI Census records.
Dr. Benjamin Harrison & Hazel Dike
Benjamin Harrison Dike was born November 20th, 1888 in the Empire State.
Dr. Dike once lived in the house that is now the funeral home in Owen, Clark Co., Wisconsin. He delivered Neil and Eileen Vater's three older boys (birth dates from 1942 through 1945). He had served in China during WW I, and then practiced most of his career in Owen and Greenwood, WI. We believe his practice began prior to that of Dr. William Olson who was a long time physician in the area. Besides his medical practice, he served as the treasurer for the Board of education at least two years (1945 - 1947). During that same time frame, he is sited as one of the local businessmen who contributed funding to defray the costs of the Owen High School Annual.
Dr. Dike's wife, Hazel, was a nurse, and she sometimes worked with him in his office. She was born in the heat of the summer, August 18, 1895. This couple had two daughters. Elizabeth A. who was nicknamed "Betty" was born in 1925. Her baby sister, Bernice H. was born in Dec. of 1928. They both attended the local Schools.
The Dike's retired to Manatee County, Florida. Dec. 1, 1963, a car swerved onto a sidewalk, hitting Dr. Benjamin Dike and his injuries were fatal.
Hazel Dike died November 12, 2002 and her last known residence was in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.
1930 Census Wisconsin, Clark County,
Owen, Hixon Township
Dike, Benjamin H. (head) age 41, married at 32 yrs old, birth place New York, father & mother birth place New York, occupation physician -own office
Dike, Hazel (wife) age 34, married at 25 yrs old, birth place New York, father & mother birth place New York, occupation none
Dike, Elizabeth A. (daug.) age 5, birth place Wisconsin
Dike, Bernice H. (daug.) age 1 4/12, birth place Wisconsin
Lines 61-64, Image 8, Sheet 4-B, Date April 5, 1930, ED 30
WWI Draft Registration
Benjamin Harrison Dike
City: Not Stated
State: New York
Birth place: New York, United States of America
Birth Date: 20 Nov. 1888
Social Security Index
Dr. B. H. Dike is Benjamin Harrison Dike
Born 20 Nov. 1888 in New York
Died 1 Dec. 1963 in Manatee County, Florida
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Born 18 Aug. 1895
Died 12 Nov. 2002
Last Residence: Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida
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