Date of Birth: July 20, 1897, in Detroit, Michigan
Date of Death: October 29, 1999, in Brown, Ohio (102 years old)
Did you know?
Thomas P. Dickinson served in World War I, World War II and in the
Korean War. When he enlisted at the end of World War I, he was fresh out of high school
and eager to be shipped overseas like a lot of the young men of that time. As fate
would have it, he never made it across the Atlantic. He enlisted again at the outbreak
of World War II. He eventually reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before
leaving the service in 1955. Dickinson spent 16 years in uniform.
He is one of six men to play pro football and live to or pass the century mark.
Ralph Horween - 100 yrs. and the two newest members of the Century mark,
Clarence 'Ace' Parker who turned 100 years old on May 17, 2012 and
John P. Kovatch who turned 100 years old on June 6, 2012.
1920 Detroit Heralds (APFA)