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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:46 pm 
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Mr. Dickson's career was in some respects more remarkable than many of his contemporaries. He began lower down the ladder than most of the others. In the days of his success he used to say he was entitled to write his name Thomas Dickson, M. D., and when touched for an explanation he would promptly reply: "Mule Driver." He would then add that his career with the great Delaware & Hudson Company began as a mule driver in the mines at Carbondale. He was fond of telling how the paymaster of the company, Mr. Roswell E. Marvine, on one payday graciously gave him an extra dollar because he had taken good care of the mule he drove, and how he afterwards married Mr. Marvine's daughter. Mr. Dickson was an 'ardent Scotchman, and was thoroughly up on Scottish literature. His favorite poet was the immortal "Bobby Burns," many of whose poems he could recite at will. He became president of the Delaware & Hudson Company in 1869, and continued in that office until 1884. He was one of the charter members of the First National Bank and a director as long as he lived. In 1865 he helped to organize the Moosic Powder Company, of which he became a director. He was also a director in the Crown Point Iron Company of New York


As with all history, most info especially when dealing with the mines is open to conjecture. Thomas Dickson was president of the Delaware & Hudson canal company ( ie railroads and mining)
Thomas Dickson was born of Scotch parents, in Leeds, England, March 26, 1824, and died in Scranton, Pennsylvania, July 31, 1884. He married Mary Marvine, oldest daughter of Roswell E. Marvine, August 31, 1846
So maybe, after all the breaker wasnt named after the geologist. His presidence and marriage coincide with the opening of the Marvine number 1.Im leaning it was named after his father in law.


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