Biography of John Dill

Benjamin & John Dill, who compose the firm of Dill Brothers, operating a prosperous and popular meat market in Lewiston, are well known and thorough business men and are among the leaders, being of excellent standing both in the social and business world.

John is a native of Ireland and came to this country with his father in 1877where his father took a homestead in Asotin County.

The parents are John and Anne (Forrest) Dill, natives of Cork Ireland. The father came to the United States in 1877, took a homestead in Asotin County, being one of the few first settlers who dared to face the Indians and settle. During the war of 1877, he remained on his ranch. A facetious scout put war paint and arrows on Mr. Dill’s door in his absence, but he broke the arrows and showed his defiance. He died in 1884. The mother now dwells with her sons.

John Dill had been deputy postmaster for five years, being under both Democratic and Republican regimes. He was clerk of the court in Asotin County and is an active Republican. He is an experienced business man, of excellent capabilities, are favored with a thriving patronage and stand among the most prosperous and leading business men of the city.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903

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