Retracing my steps: Dyer - Dolloff connection
- Retracing my steps: Dyer - Dolloff connection -
Edgar Willis Dyer born 30 September 1867 in Thorndike, Waldo
County, Maine son of Parris Dyer (Levi 7, George 6, [weak link
here] Levi 5, William 4, William 3, William 2, William 1) and Alice
Ann Haskell (Nathaniel Smith 7, William 6, John 5, William 4,
Thomas 3, Benjamin 2, Captain William 1). He died 3 April 1931 in
Belfast, Waldo County, Maine and is buried in Thorndike.
Anna May Dolloff born 21 September 1874 daughter of Daniel B
Dolloff (Daniel B 7, [weak link here] Daniel B 6, Noah 5, Thomas 4,
Nicholas 3, Thomas 2, Christian 1) and Asenath Haskell Pendleton
(Peleg 7, William 6, Lt. Peleg 5, Col. William 4, Jospeh 3, Capt.
James 2, Major Brian 1). She died 20 January 1916 and is buried in
1. baby Dyer born 8 March 1898 in Thorndike.
2. Sadie Jane Dyer born 30 April 1899 in Thorndike, died 16
November 1973 in Searsport, Waldo County, Maine. Married John
Herbert Merry of Thorndike son of Herbert Leslie Merry and Selena
Irene Raven 26 October 1917 in Thorndike. Four sons and four
Edgar and Anna also cared for two foster children, Marie [Living]
(born May 18, 1911) and Blanche Small. It is not clear whether
either of these foster children were adopted. Anna's obituary in
1916 names Blanche as an adopted child but no official records
stating such have been found.
After Anna's death in a fire in 1916 daughter Sadie continued to
raise Marie in the Merry home after Sadie's marriage.
Edgar married Blanche Small 19 October 1917 in Belfast and they had
three sons. Blanche was born about 1898 in Islesboro, Waldo County,
Maine daughter of James Ira Small (Joel 8, Joel 7, Thomas 6, Thomas
5, Edward 4, Daniel 3, Francis 2, Edward 1) and Carol R. "Caddie"
Lawrence. She died in 1965.
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