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Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer, Sr
Birth: Mar. 10, 1908
Hattiesburg
Forrest County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1966
Hattiesburg
Forrest County
Mississippi, USA

Social Reformer. A successful businessman, he was a leader of voter registration drives for African Americans in the American South during the 1960s. He served as president of the Forrest County, Mississippi chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. On the night of January 10, 1966, his home was the target of a firebomb by the white supremest organization the Ku Klux Klan. His family was able to escape but he died the next day from his injuries. In August of 1998, Samuel H. Bowers, former Imperial Wizard of the KKK, was convicted of Dahmer's murder. (bio by: Patricia Langley Harvey) 
 
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 Parents:
  George W. Dahmer (1871 - 1949)
  Ellen Louvenia Kelly Dahmer (1876 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  George W. Dahmer (____ - 2016)*
  Martinez A Dahmer (1932 - 1988)*
  Alvin H. Dahmer (1941 - 2009)*
 
 Sibling:
  Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer (1908 - 1966)
  Erlene Litwee Dahmer Beard (1921 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Eastabuchie
Jones County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Patricia Langley Harvey
Record added: Jan 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17694683
Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer, Sr
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Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer, Sr
Added by: Patricia Langley Harvey
 
Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer, Sr
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- Stacey
 Added: May. 6, 2016
A very brave man. I wish I could have known you. God bless you.
- Andrew
 Added: Jan. 19, 2016

- Diane Payne
 Added: Nov. 12, 2015
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