James M. Dyer

August 1855–23 December 1941 (Age 86)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of James M.

When James M. Dyer was born in August 1855, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Thomas Dyer, was 21 and his mother, Susan Webster, was 17. He married Maggie A. Henderson on 27 July 1895, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Porter Township, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 23 December 1941, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States.

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James M. Dyer
Maggie A. Henderson
Marriage: 27 July 1895

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    Maggie A. Henderson


27 July 1895
Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 7

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 23

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

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 Dyer in household of William Dyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James M Dyer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Dyer, "United States Census, 1910"

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