William H. Dickens was a wealthy and influential Boulder County businessman, and murder victim. He was a famous 19th Century resident of Longmont whose influence is still evident today.
William Henry Dickens Jr. was born on May 26, 1843, on a ship heading from England to North America. His parents, two older siblings, and he first settled in Canada then moved to Wisconsin where Dickens Sr. and his two oldest children passed away. Dickens' mother, Mary Ann Harris, married Alonzo Allen shortlyClick here to read more.