Biography of William Dye
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Dye, William, and his family were among the pioneers of Western New York, having come from Rhode Island at a very early date and settled in Monroe county. William spent his last years with his son, Walter E., who is remembered as one of the substantial farmers of Carlton. The latter purchased his farm in the town in 1837 and in May, 1839, married Charlotte, daughter of William D. Butts. They had one child, William B., a resident and a business man of Albion. Walter E. was a farmer and builder having erected many buildings in Carlton. For a time he kept a store and was withal an enterprising and successful business man. Re came to Albion to live in 1870, and there he died four years later. William B. Dye was born in Carlton, June 13, 1840, and was brought up on his father's farm and in the store. He was educated at the Albion Academy and at a business college in Rochester. In 1870 Mr. Dye came to Albion and in 1872 became a member of the clothing firm of Adler & Fox, which then took the name of Adler, Dye & Company. Mr. Adler retired in 1884, and then the present firm of Dye & Fox was formed. Mr. Dye is a strong Democrat and has been active in politics. In 1879 he was elected supervisor, and has also held office as trustee and president of the village. Is now president of the Board of Managers of the Western House of Refuge for Women at Albion. January 16, 1867 he married Lottie E., daughter of Edward Dediermar of Jackson, Mich. Three children have been born of this marriage, two of whom are now living.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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