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James Barrett Dakin

Male 1859 - Deceased

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  • Name James Barrett Dakin 
    Born 15 Aug 1859  Dexter, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Deceased 
    • Sac County, Iowa (Page 753)
      James B. Dakin

      The shelves are filled with a complete line of staple goods, dry goods,
      clothing, groceries and other necessities arranged on the departmental plan.
      The basement floor of the building is also occupied with goods, and Mr. Dakin
      carried a stock exceeding fifteen thousand dollars in value. Mr. Dakin began
      business in Schaller with a small stock of goods located in a smaller room in
      the year 1900 and moved to his present location in 1905. He employs five

      J.B. Dakin was born in Dexter, Jefferson county, New York, August 15, 1859. He
      is the son of James B. and Mary L. (Bassett) Dakin, natives of Massachusetts
      and New York respectively.

      The paternal parent of J.B. Dakin was born March 2, 1804, in Concord, N
      Hampshire, and married Mary L. Bassett, of Watertown, New York. He was the son
      of Amos and Phoebe Bowman Barrett Dakin. Amos Dakin was born August 20, 1770,
      and was the father of six children, Elbridge, James B., Phoebe, Hannah, George
      and Charles B. Amos was the son of Samuel, Jr. and Elizabeth Billings Dakin.
      Samuel (1) was the son of Joseph Dakin, who took to wife Dorothy Wooster, of
      Concord. Joseph Dakin was the offspring of Thomas Dakin, who married Susan
      Stratton, of Concord. Thomas Dakin, the founder of the family in America, was
      born in England, the son of John and Alice Dakin, who sailed from the land of
      their ancestors in the good ship “Abigail” July 2, 1635, with the ostensible
      purpose of locating in New England. They eventually became part of a colony
      which settled in the vicinity of Concord, Massachusetts.

      James B. Dakin, father of J.B. Dakin, located in New York state, whe
      died. He was the father of three children: Mrs. Minnie L. Gilmore, of
      Sackett’s Harbor, New York; Mrs. Katie Snook, of Watertown, New York; James B.

      James B. Dakin was educated in the public and high schools of Dexter, N
      York. At the early age of seventeen years he moved westward and was employed
      in a merchandise store at Toledo, Ohio. Here he remained until he attained the
      age of nineteen years, then returned to New York and was employed for four
      years, at the end of which time he embarked in business for himself in the
      village of Barnes’ Corners, New York. In the year 1898 he came to Des Moines
      and was engaged in the grocery business for two years, and in 1900 he located
      permanently in Schaller. It is here in Sac county that his greatest successes
      have been obtained, his previous experience being but the preliminary for the
      exercise of talents which have enabled him to forge ahead rapidly and take
      first rank among the business men of the county.

      Mr. Dakin is a Republican in politics, is an active member of the city council
      and has served as a member of the school board. He takes a keen interest in
      municipal affairs and is always found in the forefront of innovations which
      will have a tendency to improve conditions in his adopted city. He is a
      prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church and takes an active part in
      religious matters, being himself a moral and upright man in every sense of the
      word. Fraternally, he is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Maso
      Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Yeomen.

      Mr. Dakin has been twice married. In 1883 he married Jennie E. Canfield, who
      died in October, 1888, and was the mother of one child, James Chauncey, born
      April 26, 1887, and who is his father’s right hand assistant in the store. His
      second marriage occurred in May, 1897, with Myrtle M. Snell, of New York. Two
      children have blessed this union, Mildred May, aged thirteen years, and Cora
      Fern, aged ten years.

      This brief review is placed herein for the perusal of the many friends and
      acquaintances of this whole-souled, genial gentleman, who has lived a life of
      usefulness, is an exemplary citizen and is especially deserving of a tribute
      in the page of this history.
    Person ID I07173  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2011 

    Father James Barrett Dakin,   d. Deceased 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary L. Bassett,   b. 5 Feb 1832, Martinsburg, Lewis County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 2 Oct 1855  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jennie E. Canfield,   d. Oct 1888 
    Married 1883 
     1. James Chauncey Dakin,   b. 26 Apr 1887,   d. Deceased  [Natural]
    Family ID F03171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Myrtle M. Snell,   d. Deceased 
    Married May 1897 
     1. Mildred May Dakin,   d. Deceased  [Natural]
     2. Cora Fern Dakin,   d. Deceased  [Natural]
    Family ID F03172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart