Ebenezer Herrick Dyer

17 April 1822–15 July 1910 (Age 88)
Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Ebenezer Herrick

When Ebenezer Herrick Dyer was born on 17 April 1822, in Sullivan, Hancock, Maine, United States, his father, Joshua Dyer, was 40 and his mother, Betsey Sawyer, was 33. He married Marion Wallace Ingalls on 15 June 1850, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Alvarado, Alameda, California, United States in 1880 and Washington Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 July 1910, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park, Hayward, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Herrick Dyer
Olive Sophronia Ingalls
Marriage: before 1868
Ella Frances Dyer
Edward Franklin Dyer
Guy Sawyer Dyer
Hugh Thomas Dyer
Nina Dyer

Spouse and Children

before 1868
Alvarado, Alameda, California, United States


    Ella Frances Dyer


    Edward Franklin Dyer


    Guy Sawyer Dyer



    Nina Dyer


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 10

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Ebenzer H Dyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ebenezer H Dyer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eben H Dyer, "United States Census, 1880"

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