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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Albion Dyer
Minerva Luce
Marriage: about 25 May 1850
Frederick A. Dyer
Frank L. Dyer
Charles E. Dyer

Spouse and Children

about 25 May 1850
Strong, Maine


    Frederick A. Dyer


    Frank L. Dyer


    Charles E. Dyer


Parents and Siblings

    O Israel Dyer


    Jeanette Soule




    Sarah M Dyer



    Elizabeth A Dyer


    Hannah R. Dyer


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.

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 This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856.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.

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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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