Biography of Mrs. Reuben J. Dye
Erie County, NY Biographies


Dye, Mrs. Reuben J., East Hamburg, p. o. Webster's Corners. - The late Reuben J. Dye was born in the town of Concord. Erie county, N. Y., October 11, 1821. He obtained his education in the district schools and was a farmer by occupation. He married twice; first, to Olive Churchill, who bore him three sons, William, Harvey and Ara. Mrs. Dye died in 1862, and November 8, 1871, he married Louise B. Abbott, and they have one son, Avery G., who is a market gardener. Mr. Dye died December 24, 1890. William Dye married twice; first, to Maria Needum, and for his second wife he married Lydia Needum, and they have eight children; Harvey married Helen Fields, and they have three children, Jenny, Earl and Howard; Ara is married, resides in Chicago, and has two children; Avery G. married Alice Ashbery, and they have one son. Mrs. Dye's father, Sylvester Abbott, was born in Albany, N. Y., in 1811. He was educated there and conducted a great business; he was also a farmer. He married Louise Webster and they located in the town of Concord; they had ten children: Newton, Lucretia, Caroline, Louise (as above), Webster, Betsey, Marcia, Caleb, Hannah and Sylvester. Mr. Abbott died in 1880 and his widow still survives him at this date (1897).

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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