Albion Dyer

March 1828–1905 (Age 76)
Strong, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life of Albion

When Albion Dyer was born in March 1828, in Strong, Franklin, Maine, United States, his father, O Israel Dyer, was 31 and his mother, Jeanette Soule, was 19. He married Minerva Luce about 25 May 1850. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Maine, United States in 1870. He died in 1905, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albion Dyer
1828–1905
Minerva Luce
1830–1883
Marriage: about 25 May 1850
Frederick A. Dyer
1852–1917
Frank L. Dyer
1854–1932
Charles E. Dyer
1863–1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 25 May 1850
Strong, Maine
children

(3)

    Frederick A. Dyer

    Male1852–1917Male

    Frank L. Dyer

    Male1854–1932Male

    Charles E. Dyer

    Male1863–1929Male

Parents and Siblings

    O Israel Dyer

    Male1796–1875Male

    Jeanette Soule

    Female1809–1896Female

siblings

(4)

    Sarah M Dyer

    Female1825–Female

    Male1828–1905Male

    Elizabeth A Dyer

    Female1833–1861Female

    Hannah R. Dyer

    Female1835–Female

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1838

Age 10

Historical Boundaries - 1838: Franklin, Maine, United States
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 23

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Albion Dyer in household of O*El Dyer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Albion Dyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Albion Dyer, "United States Census, 1870"

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