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Elisha Dyer, IV
Birth: Oct. 23, 1862
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1917
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

Prominent Member of the Exclusive "Four Hundred" of New York and Newport Society; Descendant of Notable Rhode Islanders. Son of General Elisha Dyer (1839-1906), a Governor of Rhode Island and Mayor of the City of Providence, and Nancy Anthony Viall Dyer (1842-1920); grandson of Elisha Dyer (1811-1890), also a Rhode Island Governor. A descendant of Roger Williams, founder of the Rhode Island Colony, and direct descendant of William and Mary Dyer who came from England, in 1635, to Boston; later among the founders and settlers of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Dyer was educated in the private schools of Providence and was a graduate of Brown University in 1883; being the third of the name to have graduated from that institution. Receiving the degree of Bachelor of Laws from Columbia Law School in 1885, he was admitted to the bar in that year also engaging in business in New York City and Newport, Rhode Island, as a private banker and broker. Among the notable "Four Hundred", Mr. Dyer and his wife, the former Sidney Turner Swan (1857-1933) of Baltimore, were prominent members of New York and Newport Society. Elisha Dyer, Jr. was not only distinguished as the best dressed man in Newport, but he was recognized as Society's most accomplished dancer, and led the intricate cotillions and balls at Mrs. Astor's elaborate entertainments during the New York and Newport 'seasons'. He succumbed to pneumonia after a brief illness at his Newport home, "Wayside." When not in Newport Mr. Dyer made his residence in New York City. He had no children.
 (bio by: Robert Bruce) 
 
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 Parents:
  Elisha Dyer (1839 - 1906)
  Nancy Anthony Viall Dyer (1843 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  Sidney Smith Turner Dyer (1858 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elisha Dyer (1862 - 1917)
  George Rathbone Dyer (1867 - 1867)*
  George Rathbone Dyer (1869 - 1934)*
  Hezekiah Anthony Dyer (1872 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Dyer Family Lot, Section 196
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 19, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9123927
Elisha Dyer, IV
Added by: Robert Bruce
 
Elisha Dyer, IV
Added by: Robert Bruce
 
Elisha Dyer, IV
Added by: Robert Bruce
 
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Remembering Elisha Dyer, Jr. on this Anniversary of his passing. As the gentleman appeared, with friend, at Newport, Rhode Island during the summer 'Season' of 1890 !!!
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Jun. 2, 2014
Remembering Elisha Dyer, Jr. on this Anniversary of his birth. A view of the great Astor Mansion on Fifth Avenue, New York ~ where Mr. Dyer organized, and led, the wonderful Cotillion dances at Mrs. Astor's great festivities that opened the winter New Yor...(Read more)
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Oct. 23, 2013
Remembering Elisha Dyer, Jr. on this Anniversary of his passing ~ a view of Bellevue Avenue, near Mr. Dyer's Newport, Rhode Island summer home.
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Jun. 3, 2013
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