Dickey, Solomon Cravens was born on June 24, 1858 in Columbus, Indiana, United States. Son of Review Ninian Steele and Mary Jane (Davis) Dickey.
Graduate Wabash College, 1881 (Doctor of Divinity, 1897).
Ordained Presbyterian ministry by Presbytery of Nebraska City, 1882. Pastor Auburn, Nebraska, 1882-1886, Monticello, Indiana, 1886-1889, Peru, Indiana, 1889-1894. Superintendent home missions, Synod of Indiana, 1894-1896.
In 1895 founded (with other directors) the Winona Assembly and Summer School, Winona Lake, Indiana, of which is director and general secretary Home: Winona Lake, Ind.