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James Deitrick

capitalist.

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.

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.

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.

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