John Taylor Dick was born to John Dick and Agnes Whitelock in Motherwell, Lanark, Scotland, on 3 October 1856. He and his family moved to Utah Territory in 1867. Dick lived in Tooele, where he worked as a blacksmith. He married Elizabeth Airmet and Mary Faulds. Dick died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 14 July 1933.
 “John Taylor Dick,” in History of Tooele County (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Tooele County, 1961), 451.