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Prof. Thomas Woodruff Dyer
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Birth: 1847
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1924
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

For many years head of the University School for Boys, where many of the city's most prominent business and professional men received their early education. For about ten years immediately prior to his death he conducted a school at his residence (5201 Pitt Street) where he specialized in preparing candidates for Annapolis and West Point.

At the age of 14 he ran away and joined the Washington Artillery (2nd Company, Louisiana Artillery) and was present at the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. He refused to surrender, slipped through the Union lines, and on horseback tried to join another command. But the war was ended and the young soldier rode back to Louisiana.

He was a member of the managers of Washington Artillery Hall.

He graduated from the University of Alabama and later received his law degree from Tulane University. At 19 years old he was principal of the Fiske school in New Orleans.

He married Miss Clara Goree of Charleston, Alabama (sic?) who died in 1874. In 1907 he married Miss Henrietta Heron of a prominent old French family in Louisiana. He is survived by his second wife and three daughters, Mrs. P.H. Whaley, Washington DC; Mrs. J. Swinton Whaley, Charleston, South Carolina; and Mrs. R.E.R. Nelson of Staunton, Virginia.

Times-Picayune, June 5, 1924 
 
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 Spouse:
  Henrietta Héron Dyer (____ - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Dyer - Fenner plot, Section 4
 
Created by: Barbara Munson
Record added: May 30, 2011
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Prof. Thomas Woodruff Dyer
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