William K. Dick
William K. Dick was an American businessman,
industrialist and banker. He served as chairman
of the board of the National Sugar Refining
Company, as well as a director of several
large corporations, including Best Foods, Inc.,
Broadway Trust Company, Douglas Gibbons & Company,
the Eastern States Corporation, the Norwood
and St. Lawrence Railroad, the St. Regis Paper
Company, the St. Regis Company Ltd. of Canada,
and the St. Regis Timber Company.
His first wife, Madeleine Force Astor, was
the widow of John Jacob Astor IV, multimillionaire
businessman, inventor, writer and victim of
the Titanic sinking. Their marriage ended in
divorce in 1933. Dick's second wife, Virginia
Conner, was a prominent interior designer
and a furniture designer. His second son,
John Henry Dick, was a renowned ornithologist,
photographer, naturalist, conservationist,
author, painter and bird illustrator. William K.
Dick's grandfather, William Dick, was a pioneer
in the founding of the sugar industry in America.
Biographical fast facts
Full or original name at birth: William Karl Dick
Date and place of birth: May 28, 1888, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Date, time, place and cause of death: September 5, 1953,
at about 2 a.m., Allen Winden Farm, Islip, Long Island, New York, U.S.A. (Heart attack)
Spouse: Madeleine Force Astor (m. June 22, 1916* - July 21, 1933) (divorced)
Wedding took place at 2 p.m., at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor, Maine, U.S.A.
(Madeleine was the mother of William Force Dick and John Henry Dick.)
Marriage #2: Virginia Conner (m. December 24, 1941 - September 5, 1953) (his death)
Wedding took place at Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
(Virginia "Ginni" Conner was the mother of Will Kenniston Dick and Direxa Virginia Dick.)
Sons: William Force Dick (b. April 11, 1917, New York City, New York, U.S.A. -
d. December 4, 1961, Port Maria, Jamaica)
John Henry Dick (b. May 12, 1919, New York City, New York, U.S.A. -
d. September 1995)
Will Kenniston Dick (b. January 17, 1949, New York City, New York, U.S.A.)
Daughter: Direxa Virginia Dick**
Father: J. Henry Dick (b. February 22, 1851, New York City, New York, U.S.A. -
d. October 21, 1925, Islip, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.)
Mother: Julia Theodora Mollenhauer (b. May 14, 1863, New York City,
New York, U.S.A. - d. July 2, 1931, Islip, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.)
Error corrections or clarifications
* His marriage to
Madeleine Force Astor did not take place in 1917,
nor 1918 as a few sources have erroneously reported.
All newspaper accounts of the wedding appeared in the
June 1916 papers.
** A couple of sources erroneously spell his
daughter's name "Dtrexa."
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