John Burnett Dyer

20 May 1894–13 July 1979 (Age 85)
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of John Burnett

When John Burnett Dyer was born on 20 May 1894, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, George Wilbur Dyer, was 26 and his mother, Caroline A. Winslow, was 27. He married Ethel May Negus on 15 June 1916, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 13 July 1979, at the age of 85.

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John Burnett Dyer
Ethel May Negus
Marriage: 15 June 1916
Dorothy M Dyer Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1916New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    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.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 4
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    Age 23
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 17694;2007: 36416; 2010: 47170)English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, from Middle English deier, degher ‘dyer’ (Old English dēag ‘dye’; the verb is a back-formation from the agent noun). Compare Dexter . The name is typical of southern England. In the Midlands Dexter is the more common equivalent and in northern England Lister .Irish (Sligo and Antrim): variant of Dwyer .

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

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    Sources (14)

    • John B. Dyer, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
    • John B Dyer in household of George W Dyer, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John B. Dyer in entry for Prentice Woodward Jr. Brown and Dorothy May Dyer, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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