James Columbus Dyer

11 April 1867–24 November 1969 (Age 102)
Choestoe, Union, Georgia, United States

The Life of James Columbus

When James Columbus Dyer was born on 11 April 1867, in Choestoe, Union, Georgia, United States, his father, James Marion Dyer, was 43 and his mother, Eliza Louisa Ingram, was 40. He married Sarah Malissa Swain on 7 October 1888, in Choestoe, Union, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Georgia, United States in 1870. He died on 24 November 1969, in Choestoe, Union, Georgia, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Choestoe Cemetery, Choestoe, Union, Georgia, United States.

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James Columbus Dyer
Sarah Malissa Swain
Marriage: 7 October 1888
Coral J. Dyer
Lydia Neoma Dyer
William Edgar Dyer
Virgil Marion Dyer
Joseph Warney Dyer
Bessie Lee Dyer
Minnie Lou Dyer
Eula Mae Dyer
Mary Desma Dyer
Nellie Ada Dyer
James Vaughn Dyer

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7 October 1888
Choestoe, Union, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 26

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 29

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, Middle English dyer (from Old English dēag ‘dye’; the verb is a back-formation from the agent noun). This surname also occurs in Scotland, but Lister is a more common equivalent there.2 Irish (Counties Sligo and Roscommon): usually a short form of MacDyer, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibhir ‘son of Duibhir’, a short form of a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + odhar ‘sallow’, ‘tawny’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James C Dyer in household of James M Dyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James C Dyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Dyer, "United States Census, 1920"

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