Most of what has been learned about John H. Dick was taken from the 1900 Census of Dade County.
He was born in January 1850 in Ohio, of Ohio natives. In 1871, he married Susan _____, born in December 1850, also an Ohio native. They had four children, all living in 1900, but only the youngest, Myrtle, born in June 1893 in Florida, was living with them. John was a carpenter.
The 1896 School Census of Mangonia lists Milton S. Dick, age fifteen, most likely the son of John and Susan.
J.H. Dick is listed on U.D. Hendrickson’s store ledger for March 1893 when he charged something for 35 cents. His daughter, Myrtle, was born in Florida in June 1893. He was a charter member of the Lake Worth Pioneers’ Association. It can be assumed from these facts that he was on the shores of Lake Worth by 1893, and still there in 1896.
He probably died before 1928 as his name is not included among the surviving pioneers that year.