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3 Dickerson family photo, Oregon 1884 (front)
Dickerson family, Oregon 1884 … front, Esther A. (Schnepp) (Parks) Dickerson, Dreiser’s aunt, with her 2nd husband Samuel Turner Dickerson and their daughter Myrtle Josie Dickerson … rear, Esther A. (Schnepp) (Parks) Dickerson’s daughters by her first marriage to David Parks: Etta, Rosa, Ida, Lillian, and Amanda …. daughter Ida was the mother of Dreiser’s 2nd wife, Helen Esther Patges