Paul R Dyer
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Date: 5/11/2010 at 14:09:34
Paul R Dyer, a farmer of Colfax township, was born January 18, 1882, on a farm in that townsip, now the property of J J McKone. He is a son of Wiliam R Dyer, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work. He received his education in the common schools, his first teacher being Miss Amelia Wlaker and his last John Menton. His schooling was completed at the age of eighteen years and he remained upon the home farm, assisting in its cultivation, until after his marriage, which occurred in 1901. He then operated the homestead, consisting of 160 acres of section 9, Colfax township, until three years ago, when he bought his present property, a valuable 80 acres farm located on section 15, Colfax township. He has made many improvements upon the place since it came into his possession and his knowledge of soils and proper methods of carrying on the work of the farm enables him to raise abundant crops, which bring him gratifying financial returns.
On October 16, 1901, Mr Dyer was married to Miss Jennie J Derks, a daughter of Peter Derks. To his union three children were born, two of whom died unnamed and Robert J died in infancy. The parents are members of the Christian Alliance church of Boone and are actively interested in its work. Mr Dyer gives his political allegiance to the republican party, feeling that he can thus best promote the interests of good government. He has served for three years as secretary of the local school board, doing all in his power to advance the welfare of the public schools.
1914 Boone County History Book
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