William Herman Dyer

21 October 1913–2 December 1996 (Age 83)
Gainesville, Hall, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Herman

When William Herman Dyer was born on 21 October 1913, in Gainesville, Hall, Georgia, United States, his father, William Walter Dyer, was 26 and his mother, Alice Armilda Whitmire, was 29. He died on 2 December 1996, in Leon, Florida, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States.

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World Events (8)

1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 1

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Herman Dyer in household of Will Dyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herman Dyer in household of Will Dyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Herman Dyer, "Florida, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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