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James Deitrick

James Deitrick, American capitalist. Mason (Shriner).; Club: Machinery (New York). Compiled and published a Mongolian-English dictionary, 1899.

Background

  • Deitrick, James was born on August 14, 1864 in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, United States. Son of Philip K. and Aletha Elizabeth (Martin) Deitrick.

  • Education

    • Educated State University of Kentucky.

    Career

    • Started as railway telegraph operator, at 12. Train dispatcher at 16, superintendent at 20, president of railway at 35. Engineer location, construction, and contractor rys., America, China and Siberia.

      President Chinese Construction Company.

    Politics

    The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

    Religion

    The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.

    Membership

    Mason (Shriner).; Club: Machinery (New York). Compiled and published a Mongolian-English dictionary, 1899.

    Connections

    • Married Violet Telkes, of New York, May, 1909.
    • father: Philip K. Deitrick
    • mother: Aletha Elizabeth (Martin) Deitrick
    • spouse: Violet Telkes
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