Fanny E. Dyer
In 1865 Clinton County, Illinois, page 4, heads of families are George
Bailey, James Dyer, A.J. Entriken, Eliza Entriken
The Thurston book says Jerusha's father Joseph Thurston and mother
Charlotte Loofborrow, died in Wisconsin July 1, 1885.
One tree said "Jerusha married John HIPPLE, son of
George HIPPLE and Nancy LEONARD, on 7 Feb 1864 in Delaware Co., Ohio, USA. (John
HIPPLE was born on 24 Jun 1842 in Pennsylvania, died on 7 May 1923 in Columbus,
Franklin, Ohio, USA and was buried on 9 May 1923 in Bellefontaine, Logan, Ohio,
The stone in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Castle Rock says "Rusha - wife of S.M.Dyer
- born Dec 4, 1841, died June 4, 1877"
Fanny proved up a quarter in 10, 7N 48W in 1893. That's the same time
as Sarah Geyer in the adjoining section.
Louise M. Dyer proved up a quarter in 5, 10N 54W in 1895 - about 40 miles
away from Fanny.
Samuel M. Dyer married Esther E. Alexander June 2, 1881 in Castle Rock.
In 1885 Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado Fannie F. Dyer is 17, with
father Saml. M. Dyer 42, a druggist, Illinois and Esther A. 41, New York.
Stepdaughter Willie E. Alexander is 7, born in Colorado.
Jno. L. Dyer is a nephew of the Charles B. Streeter and Elizabeth family in
Castle Rock in 1885, a student, age 11?, born in Colorado. Charles is 50,
farming, born in Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth 44 is born in Illinois. Isaih?
O. 22, is a cattleman, born in Missouri ?
The biography of Father Dyer, Look for Me in Heaven tells that his daughter's
family, the Charles Clinton Streeter family moved to Glenwood Springs in 1886.
Later they moved back to University Park in Denver to care for her aging father.
Elizabeth J. Streeter died May 15, 1926 in King County, Washington, father
John L. Dyer, mother Harriett Foster.
Grandfather Dyer spent the last eleven years of his life in Denver with his
daughter and son-in-law, "Abbie" and Clinton Streeter.
Abbie was the only Dyer child to survive their father.
In 1895 at the Castle Rock school John Dyer attained a percentage of 100 in
the examination for physiology.
Sam, Esther, and Willie are in Cripple Creek in 1900.
John L. is also in Cripple Creek in 1900, a roomer with the Yelesid couple.
He was born Nov 1875 in Colorado.Om 1930 he's a cook in a restaurant in San
Francisco, one of dozens of lodgers in a rooming house.In 1940 he's a hotel
janitor in San Francisco.
1901 "John Dyer, a grandson of the Rev. Father Dyer, and whose home is in
Cripple Creek, attended the funeral in Denver on Wednesday and that evening came
to Castle Rock to be present at the interment here."
Samuel M. Dyer, born May 12, 1843, died July 12, 1902 in Castle Rock, buried
in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
John Dyer's eldest son Joshua, a prisoner of war of the Confederate States of
America, died in 1865 at the age of thirty-one in a steamship explosion off Cape
Hatteras, North Carolina. His youngest son, Samuel, returned from the American
Civil War in 1865 with a foot missing and died thereafter in California.
Second son Elias, the former store clerk, became a probate judge in Chaffee
County in central Colorado and was murdered in Granite by a mob in his courtroom
in 1875. Judge Dyer's death was part of a general conflict called the Lake
County War; his killer was never apprehended. He was first buried in Granite.[
|Harold Warren oral interview:
Did Bailey, Colorado have a post
Oh, Yah. They've had one since '79—'78. I don't know,
I've got it all downstairs. A record of it. But, yah,
they had a post office that came up here with the
railroad and Helen Tatum, her father and her
grandfather, who died about a year after Allenson McGraw
died, her grandfather was the father who fathered the
first white child in Bailey. Her grandmother stayed
down there in Bailey and ran the commissary and stuff
for the Halliken-Howard Lumber Company. And this was
the main reason they built the railroad up here, was to
tap the timber resources. And Mrs. Entriken took up
land on the upper end where the church and all that is,
that meadow through there and Bailey took up the land
down below where Farmers' Union is. And they didn't
know it, but in between, and of course, they came in
here in '64 when there was no surveying done, anyway.
This was all still Indian land, reservation, which could
bring us back to the Sand Creek Massacre if we ever get
Of course, you're talking 1864 now.
Yah. And so what they did, when they finally got
squared away on the two properties down there—Mrs.
Entriken by the way was Bailey's sister-in-law. Mrs.
Bailey and Mrs. Entriken were sisters. And they were
sisters of Father Dyer, you've probably heard of him.
And Father Dyer's father died down here in Bailey.
Father Dyer's son, the one that was killed that was
judge over there on the Arkansas below Leadville, he was
killed by unknown people when he was a judge over there
and buried over there. In the meantime, Mr. Dyer, the
old man, had died and was buried over here. So Father
Dyer, he took up some land down by Castle Rock there,
and he decided this wasn't a fit place for his relatives
up here, so he bought a family plot in the cemetery at
FATHER OF SAMUEL 18932221
Samuel M. Dyer, John's youngest son, fought in the Civil
War and lost a foot in the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.
After his discharge from the army, he returned to Wisconsin and
got married. In 1871 Samuel moved his wife Jerusha and 3 year-old daughter
Fannie to homestead the quarter section next to his father's ranch in Douglas
County, Colorado. Soon John's daughter and son-in-law, the Streeters, arrived
from Minnesota and laid claim to another quarter-section adjoining Father
Rusha died in 1877. Four years later Samuel married Esther, the
widow of Dr. W.J. Alexander, one of Castle Rock's first physicians. They moved
into 208 Cantril Street, which still stands. In the late 1880s, Samuel's family
went to Pueblo. In 1891 he followed the gold rush to Cripple Creek where, in
addition to running a drug store, he and his son John sold real estate and
became undertakers. In 1902 Samuel died after falling down a flight of stairs.
Fannie is teaching in Douglas County, mentioned a dozen times in
newspapers 1886-1888 - but not 1888-1891
In 1905 Dr W S Knight, president of the Carthage Collegiate
Institute, ex-pastor of First Presbyterian church and one of the oldest Carthage
residents, was stricken with apoplexy about noon today and died two hours later
without regaining consciousness.
Father: George Knight (1810-1892)
Mother: Keziah Jane Boggs (1815-1891)
1897 "Mrs. Fannie (Dyer) Knight of Pueblo was visiting Judge
Triplett's family and other friends last week."
George L. Knight b. July 25, 1853 in Millersburg Ohio m. Fannie Dyer (have
> Mary Elizabeth Knight b NOv. 19, 1845
> Maria Jane Knight b. Dec 3, 1850 m. Joshua Richardson
> Margaret Ann Knight b. Sept 18, 1837 m. Luther Martin Belden
> Any one who would be interested in the pictures I will be glad to send them.
> I have a lot of information on George Lorenzo Knight and Fannie Dyer and their
> Jim Lindell
In 1900 Pueblo George L. Knight, a lawyer, born July 1853 in
Ohio has been married eight years to Fannie born March 1868 in Wisconsin.
His daughter Mary E. was born April 1873 in Colorado, Ida F. August 1895 and
Anna M. Dec 1899 all born in Colorado..
Anna M. Knight died Feb 3, 1904, and is buried in Mountain View, Pueblo - the
FindAGrave 62466913 notes an age of 3 yrs 19 days.
In 1910 Montezuma County Colorado, George L. 56 is farming, with Fannie 42,
Mary E. 17, Ida 14, and George D. 5.
Ida T. Knight, 23, married Jacob N. Swenk, 27 in Cortez December 25,
In 1920 Cortez, Colorado George F. Knight, 66, born in Ohio, and Fanny F. 57,
Wisconsin, are farming. George D. 16, Eleanor V. 8, and Mary E. 26 were
all born in Colorado. One tree said Ida (Thurston) Knight married
Jacob Neely Swenk.
The household preceding George and Fanny in 1920 is Jacob and Ida Swink, with
Lucile M. four months.
In 1930 Alamosa, Colorado Jacob N. Swenk is 36, Ida K. 34, with Lucile M. 10,
Dorothy K. 8, and Jacob N. 6.
In 1930 Worcester County Maryland, George L. is farming, with Fannie D. 62, Mary
E. 37 - a teacher - and Elona V. 19.
Eleanor Virginia Knight died June 20, 1988 in Rockville, Maryland, per one
Fanny and George are in Washington D.C. in 1940 in a boarding house on 14th
One tree said he died Dec 4, 1943 in Washington, D.C., and that he married
Frances Foster Dyer.
Another said Fannie was born March 7, 1868, and died Feb 24, 1946 in
Memorial services for
, a lifelong resident
of the Cortez area will be held
Friday , Dec. 10 , 1999 , at the
of Christ beginning at 2 p.m. Mr.
Hunt Zumwalt will officiate.
was born the second child of Jacob
Swenk and Ida T. Knight on Sept. 30
, 1921 , in Dolores , Colo. She
passed away in
on Dec. 7 , 1999 at
the age of 78.
She was raised in
Dolores , attending school there and
Dolores High School in 1939
on Dec. 24 , 1939 ,
married Ronald W. Higman.
worked along side her
husband in the early 1950's in their
grocery store known as Ronnie's
Grocery. After the grocery closed
worked for Safeway Stores , Cortez
Credit Bureau , and for 26 years
she worked in the Montezuma
County Clerk's Office
retired in 1986.
On May 13 , 1993 , her
grandson , Craig Tullis , baptized
Dorothy into Christ. She
was a faithful member of the
Those surviving Dorothy are her
children and their spouses , Herbert
G. Higman and his
Betty , Allen W. Higman and his
wife , Gloria , Carol Tullis and
husband , Don , and
step-daughter , Carol Reynolds and
husband , Ed.
also leaves behind a
sister , Lucille Holloway , of
Lynchburg , Va. ; sisters-in-law ,
Colleen Swenk , Kate Asa and
husband , Ace ; seven
grandchildren , Sonja Foley , Paul
Higman , Kristen Westbrook , Ronald
Higman , Teresa Blair , Scott Tullis
, and Craig Tullis ; one
step-grandson , Brandon Reynolds ;
eleven great-grandchildren , one
step-great grandson ; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
husband , parents , a
brother , Neeley J. Swenk ; and one
step-grandson preceded her
Memorial contributions can be made
in Dorothy Higman's name with
Hospice of Montezuma , 1345 S.
Broadway , Cortez , Colo. 81321.
was the wife
of the late
of the late
death by her
by her son,
for over 35
in 1964 and
and had many
was a member
Church and a
will be laid
be held at a
date to be
in memory of
be given to
Farmington, New Mexico - on
Pearl Harbor Day: Troyetta
Batley, then 13, whose father, Troy
King, ran more than 400 cattle from
Farmington to Dolores, Colo., the
summers before World War 11 began.
Batley and her family lived oh a
farm where Westland Park now sits
"and it was hay, apples, pears, corn
and just a general farm area;"
Batley said. "We were at
Sunday dinner when it came over the
radio. My stepmother, she did a lot
and from then on it was like we were
stepmother Ida Swenk, who was from
Dolores, Colo., and Troy King were
married 11 months prior to the Dec.
Troy and Ida King were Methodists if
I recall correctly. Of course Troy
King Road was named for him. The
ranch went all the way down to the
river and they ran cattle on the
ranch. I recall as a child (about 45
ago) going to the King Ranch for a
Methodist Vacation Bible School.
Marge Black was in charge if I
recall correctly and they had made
shelters in the bosque with fallen
cottonwood trees and leaf branches.
It was a nice break from summer
heat. We made plaster of paris casts
of tracks down by the river and had
an excellent Creation Story theme.
It think that was about 1969.
FROM ANDREW HUNTER
stone in Greenlawn, Farmington are
Troy H. King 1886-1972 - and Ida K.
King 1898 -1991
Payette Enterprise (Thursday, May 17, 1934)
John Samuel Thurston, son of Dr. Wilson B. and Rachel Dyer Thurston was
born in Argyle, Wisconsin, Dec. 14, 1857. After finishing the work of
the public schools of that village he attended Eastman's Business
College in Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
In 1875 he went to Colorado, and spent two years in mining camps and on
cattle ranches in various parts of the state. Some time was spent with
his Uncle, Rev. John L. Dyer, who was one of the first Methodist
preachers in Colorado.
Upon his return to Argyle, he was employed in his father's drug store
and studied pharmacy under the supervision of his father who was a
On March 27, 1879, he married Miss Lizzie Middleton who was also a
native of Argyle. To this union six children were born of whom five are
still living; the eldest son, Irwin, and the wife preceeded him in
In the spring of 1889 he went with his family to a farm near Central
City, Nebraska. After losing one crop by drought and a second by hail
storms, he came to Payette, Idaho, in November 1890. The family followed
in August, 1891.
In Payette he way first employed by Mark B. Palmer as a pharmacist, then
in 1891 he bought the business. He continued in the drug business here
until he retired a few years ago and was succeeded by his second son,
Early in life he joined the Methodist church and was always active in
the work of that denomination. He served many years as clerk of the
local school board and during the early days of Payette, he was Justice
of the Peace for several terms. He always showed a deep interest in
political questions and in the welfare of the community but never
aspired to any political office.
In October, 1929, he married Sarah Elizabeth Jenney of Woodburn, Oregon,
who survives him. Besides the widow he also leaves two sisters, Mrs. F.
A. McDonald and Miss Bertha Thurston of Missoula, Montana; two sons,
Clyde W. and Ralph V. of Payette; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Buckley
of Eugene, Oregon, Mrs. Rachel Filer of Santa Ana, Calif., and Mrs.
Helen Brainard of Inglewood, Calif., and ten grandchildren.