Philip Dick
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Philip Kindred Dick (1928 - 1982)

Philip Kindred Dick
Born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Apr 1959 (to Oct 1965) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2016 | Last significant change: 16 Oct 2020
19:42: Karen Lowe added Anne Browning (Williams) Dick (1927-2017) as spouse for Philip Kindred Dick (1928-1982). [Thank Karen for this]
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Philip Kindred Dick[1] was born 16 December 1928 in Chicago, Illinois son of Joseph Edgar Dick (b abt 1899 in New Florence, PA) and Dorothy Grant Kindred (b abt 1900 in Canon City, Colorado.[2] His twin sister, Jane Charlotte Dick, died six weeks after they were born.

The family moved to San Francisco, California. When Philip was five, his father was transferred to a job in Reno, Nevada; his mother, not wanting to go, divorced his father. She moved with Philip to Washington DC for a few years, then back to California (Bay Area) where Philip went to Berkeley High School and studied briefly at University of California, Berkeley.

Philip K. Dick became a well-known science fiction writer.

Philip K. Dick died in Santa Ana, California in 1982[3] after having suffered multiple strokes. He was cremated and his ashes buried (by his father) with his twin sister Jane at Riverside Cemetery (Sec K, Block 1, lot 56), Ft. Morgan, Colorado.

Marriages and Children

Philip K. Dick was married five times and had three children:

  1. Jeanette Marlin, from May to November 1948; no children
  2. Kleo Apostolides from 14 Jun 1950 to 1959; no children
  3. Anne William Rubsentein from 1 April 1959 to October 1965; one child:
    1. Laura Archer b 25 Feb 1960
  4. Nancy Hackett (from 6 July 1966 - 1972); one child:
    1. Isolde Freya (no Isa Dick Hackett) b 15 March 1967
  5. Leslie (Tessa) Busby (from 18 April 1973[4] to 1988 (California Divorce Index says June 1976[5])); one child:
    1. Christopher Kenneth Dick, b 25 July 1973.


  1. Unless otherwise cited, information in this profile is from Wikipedia contributors, "Philip K. Dick," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed December 23, 2016).
  2. "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 18 May 2016), Philip Kindred Dick, 16 Dec 1928; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 56957, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .
  3. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2014), Philip Kindred Dick, 02 Mar 1982; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  4. "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Philip K Dick and Leslie A Busby, 18 Apr 1973; from "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2007); citing Orange, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
  5. "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Tessa B Busby and Philip K Dick, Jun 1976; from "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2007); citing Orange, California, Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.

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Hi there profile managers! We plan on featuring Philip alongside Ray Bradbury, the Example Profile of the Week, in the Connection finder on October 14th. Between now and then is a good time to take a look at the sources and biography to see if there are updates and improvements that need made, especially those that will bring it up to WikiTree Style Guide standards. A Team member will check on the profile closer to that date we'll feature it and make changes as necessary.

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