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Mary Emmaline Dyer Atkins
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1896
Franklin County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec., 1978
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA

Mary Emmaline Dyer was the namesake of Mary Ann Helm(s) Dyer (paternal grandmother) and Sarah Emmaline Pearson Brodie (maternal grandmother). As a fairly young girl, Mary went to live with her Grandmother Emmaline who was a businesswoman, a very proper lady and much ahead of her time. After Emmaline sold her Millinery and General Merchandise Store in Henry, she and Mary moved to Rocky Mount, then to Roanoke where they lived in a large and pleasant Victorian house in what is now the Historic District. After graduating, Mary taught school. She married three times with no issue from any of her marriages. Her first husband, Ernest Barton from Bedford, served in World War I and died as a result of being gassed.

The marriage of Mrs. Mary Emmerlin [sic] Barton to Herbert Cecil Dozier of Richmond and Roanoke is announced by her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Emmerlin [sic] Brodie. The ceremony was performed on Sat, Dec 11, at the home of the officiating minister, the Rev D. S. Wolford. The couple will make their home in Roanoke.

Mary Dyer Adkins descends from Pvt Thomas Pearson of Bedford County, VA, who served in the Revolution, VA Continental Line. He fought at Waxhaws, SC, and was wounded there. He was married to Elizabeth Palmer.
NSDAR Ancestor No.: A087212
Pension: VA6 PA - (VA State)

She also descends from Lt George Dyer of Henry County, VA, MD Continental Line. George Dyer was married to Rachel Dalton.

Dyer Name Meaning English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, Middle English dyer (from Old English deag ‘dye’; the verb is a back-formation from the agent noun). This surname also occurs in Scotland, but Lister is a more common equivalent there.Irish (Counties Sligo and Roscommon): usually a short form of MacDyer, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibhir ‘son of Duibhir’, a short form of a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + odhar ‘sallow’, ‘tawny’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Rebecca Reuben Dyer (#47251670)

Biography provided by niece Rebecca Reuben Dyer; photographs from private collection of Rebecca Reuben Dyer.

Family links: 
  Coleman Atwell Dyer (1867 - 1934)
  Lucinda Harriett Ramsey Dyer (1874 - 1948)
  Ernest Emerson Barton (1895 - 1943)
  Herbert Cecil Dozier (1889 - 1970)
  James W Atkins (1900 - 1999)*
  George Walter Dyer (1892 - 1968)*
  Edgar Lee Dyer (1894 - 1964)*
  Mary Emmaline Dyer Atkins (1896 - 1978)
  Danae Garner Dyer Cox (1898 - 1974)*
  Esther Belle Dyer Broyles (1902 - 1984)*
  Mildred Irene Dyer Wieringo (1906 - 1970)*
  Andrew Reuben Dyer (1913 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship

[BIBLE] 1896 - 1978 [CROSS]
Note: Good condition as of 2013.
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Christus-Block 117B-Lot 3
Created by: Rebecca Reuben Dyer
Record added: Apr 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50619826
Mary Emmaline <i>Dyer</i> Atkins
Added by: Rebecca Reuben Dyer
Mary Emmaline <i>Dyer</i> Atkins
Added by: Rebecca Reuben Dyer
Mary Emmaline <i>Dyer</i> Atkins
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- Michael L. Ramsey
 Added: Jan. 1, 2015
I miss you Aunt Mary.
- Rebecca Reuben Dyer
 Added: Aug. 23, 2014

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