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Sidney R Dyer


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/8/2010 at 18:33:20

Sidney R Dyer a leading and successful representative of the legal fraternity in Boone county, has now practice his profession in the town of Boone continuously for more than four decades and has been accorded an extensive and gratifying clientage. His birth occurred in Lockport, New York on December 28, 1845, his parents being John and Sarah A (Webb) Dyer.
Sidney R Dyer acquired his education in the public schools of Fulton, Illinois, and also attended a military academy there. In July 1862, when in his seventeenth year, he enlisted for the service in the Civil war becoming a member of Company F, Ninety-third Illinois Infantry, and remaining with that command until mustered out in 1865. Subsequently he pursued the course of study in the Northern Soldiers’ College3 and in 1870 took up the study of law in the office of W E Leffigwell, of Lyons, Iowa. He was admitted to the Clinton county bar in 1872 and engaged in practice for a short time at Fulton, Illinois, but in November of that year he opened an office in Boone, where he has remained continuously since. A liberal and lucrative clientage has been accorded him. He is remarkable among lawyers for the wide research and provident care with which he prepares his cases at no time has his reading ever been confined to the limitation of the questions at issue. It has gone beyond and compassed every contingency and provided not alone for the expected, but for the unexpected, which happens in the courts quire as frequently as out of them
As a companion and helpmate ion the journey of life Mr Dyer chose Miss Jennie L Moffatt, a daughter of Charles a and Charlotte (Bascom) Moffatt, both of whom were born in New York. Our subject and his wife had two sons, Dr John S, deceased and Walter R.
Mr Dyer gives his political allegiance to the republican party and for two terms held the office of mayor in Boone, his administration being characterized by many measures of reform and progress. He is a stanch champion of the cause of education and has done valuable service as a member of the school board. He belongs to the Grand Army of the Republic and is identified fraternally with e Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. During the many years in which Mr Dyer ahs practiced his profession in Bone his success has been uniformly pronounced, while his long residence in the community, together with his sterling integrity and personality, has won for him a large number of friends.

1914 Boone County History Book


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