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Howard Sherman was the son of John Samuel Dye & Mahettable Gerrard
Mary Ellen "Nellie" Goodin was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Goodin & Mary Evaline Wiggins

Howard Sherman Dye & Mary Ellen "Nellie" GoodinHoward Sherman Dye married Mary Ellen "Nellie" Goodin on Feb 18, 1896 in Arkansas City, Cowley Co., KS, and they had 6 children. Howard Sherman was a minister & ordained Elder in the Free Methodist church, and the family lived in several places in Kansas before settling in McPherson, KS about 1920. They are listed on the 1900 census of Creswell, Crowley Co., KS; on the 1910 census of Girard City, Crawford Co., KS; on the 1915 state census of Manhattan, Riley Co., KS, and on the 1920 census of McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. In 1925 Howard Sherman left the church because of an extramarital affair. Family story is that Nellie divorced him, and he is listed as being divorced on the 1930 census, although Nellie is living at a different address & listed as married. When I wrote the state of Kansas for the divorce record, they wrote back that they did not have a record of the divorce. After they separated, Howard Sherman ran a grocery store and Nellie ran a boarding house and did Bible readings. In 1940, they are both listed in McPherson, McPherson, Kansas, but Howard is listed at 874 Grimes Street, divorced, occupation Laborer, Anywhere, and Nellie is listed at 512 N. Main St., divorced, occupation Sales Lady, House to House. At that time there were two boarders living with Nellie, both widowed and in their 80's. Howard Sherman Dye died on May 18, 1941 in McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. Nellie nursed Howard Sherman in his old age when he became ill and died in 1941. Mary Ellen "Nellie" Goodin Dye died on September 4, 1958 in McPherson, McPherson Co., Kansas. When Nellie died Howard's grave was moved so that it was next to her, and they are buried under the same marker that says "Blessed Be the Tie that Binds."
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The children of Howard Sherman Dye & Mary Ellen "Nellie" Goodin:

Tom DyeThomas Elmore Dye was born on November 22, 1896 in Arkansas City, Cowley Co., KS. He is listed with his parents on the 1900 census of Creswell, Crowley Co., KS, the 1905 state census of Halstead, Harvey Co., KS, the 1910 census of Girard City, Crawford Co., KS, and the 1915 state census of Manhattan, Riley Co., KS. When Tom filled out his WWI Draft Registration card on June 3, 1918, he was age 21, and living with his parents in McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. At that time he was of tall height, medium build, with light brown eyes and black hair. Tom is listed with his parents on the 1920 census of McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. Tom married Maude Bryson about 1926 - there are California passenger lists for his mother and two of his brothers that show them returning from Hawaii on September 28, 1926, and I think they went to Hawaii for the wedding. Tom & Maude had at least one daughter. The family is listed on the 1930 census of Makawao, Maui, Hawaii Territory. They are listed on the 1940 census of Paia, Maui, Hawaii, Tom is listed in his father's obit in 1941 as "Thomas E., Hawaiian Islands", and in his mother's obit in 1959 as "Thomas E. Dye, Honolulu". Thomas E. Dye died April 21, 1963 in Houston, Harris, TX. He is buried at Brookside Urn Gardens in Houston. He was cremated following the funeral. The chaplain at the VA Hospital had the service at the Earthman's funeral home in Bellaire. Maude died in September 1971 in Oceanside, San Diego, California.
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Lester Dye

Lester Alvin Dye was born on November 22, 1896. He is listed at age 8 months with his parents on the 1900 census of Creswell, Crowley Co., KS.He is listed with his parents on the 1910 census of Girard City, Crawford Co., KS, and the 1915 state census of Manhattan, Riley Co., KS. His parents moved to McPherson Co., KS where Lester met and married Bessie "Betty" Belle Dyer on May 14, 1919 and they had three children. The family is listed on the 1920 census of McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. Lester worked for a poultry company called Ocoma, and the family moved often with his jobs. . They lived in Nebraska, North Dakota, California and Colorado, and they are listed on the 1930 census of Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE. Lester is listed as living in Central City, NE in his father's obit in May 1941. He is listed as living in Holdrege, Nebraska on a Standard Oil Company Card that expired May 31, 1947. He was living in Denver, CO in his mother's obit in September 1958. While living in Denver, Lester & Betty were managers at the LaCasita Apartments at 1st and Broadway. Lester Alvin Dye died on August 17, 1963 in Denver, CO. Betty Belle Dyer Dye died September 26, 1974 in Omaha, NE, and she is buried with Lester in the Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO.
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Pearl DyeEura Pearl Dye was born on April 29, 1906 in Kansas City, KS. She died as an infant of measles and whooping cough that turned into pneumonia. (2 years old or younger) She is not listed with the family on the 1910 census. Eura Pearl Dye died before 1910, and probably before 1908.
Howard Sherman Dye Jr.Howard Sherman Dye was born on August 26, 1908. He is listed with his parents on the 1910 census of Girard City, Crawford Co., KS, the 1915 state census of Manhattan, Riley Co., KS, and the 1920 census of McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. Howard married Sally about 1928 and they had 3 sons. There is a Howard H. Dye, age 21, born Kansas on the 1930 census of the United States Army post at Ft. Snelling, Richland, Hennepin Co, MN that is probably this Howard. He is listed in his father's obit in 1941 as "Howard S., Washington D.C." and in his mother's obit in 1959 as "Howard S. Dye Jr., Orlando Fla. According to his sister-in-law Sarah Bessey Dye, Howard Sherman had a relationship with Pauline in Hawaii (married?). I have not found Howard on the 1940 census, but future wife Saili H. Haglund is single and living in Washington, DC. He married Saili Helen Haglund in 1940. Sometime between 1945-1967 he married Polly, who was an alcoholic and died from related complications in March 1966; Howard almost died too after Polly's death. His boss got him a room with Clarice Pollock Richardson who took in boarders, and they were married and had a very happy marriage. Howard had at least 3 sons named Stewart, Stanley & Kenneth. Howard Sherman Dye died on April 14, 1986 in Orlando, Orange Co., FL.
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Eldon DyeEldon Neill Dye was born on July 13, 1915 in Manhattan, Riley Co., KS. He is listed with his parents as Eldon N., age 4, on the 1920 census, and as Eldon, age 14, on the 1930 census, both in McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. In 1935 he was living in McPherson, McPherson, Kansas (source: 1940 census). Eldon married Sarah Margaret Bessey on January 14, 1940 in Salina, Salina Co., KS and they had 4 daughters. They are listed on the 1940 census of Salina, Saline, Kansas with Eldon's occupation listed as Manager, Retail Grocery.. He is listed in his father's obit in 1941 as "Eldon N., McPherson", and in his mother's obit in 1959 as "Eldon N. Dye, Wichita". Eldon Dye died on August 12, 1992 in Oklahoma City, OK. Sarah died on August 13, 2000 in Houston, Harris Co., TX.
Lewis DyeLewis Olmstead Dye was born in 1919 in McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. He is listed with his parents as Louis D., age 7 months on the 1920 census, and as Louis, age 5 on the 1925 census of Okeoto, Marshall, Kansas. Lewis Olmstead Dye, age 7, is listed on September 28, 1926 with his mother and brother Eldon on the passenger list of the ship Calawai, which traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii. They were probably going for the wedding of Lewis' older brother Thomas. He is listed as Lewis, age 10, on the 1930 census of McPherson, McPherson, Kansas. In 1935 he was living in McPherson, McPherson, Kansas (source: 1940 census). Lewis married Martha Sue Berry in 1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK and they had 5 children. They are listed on the 1940 census of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma with Lewis' occupation listed as Clerk, Bank. He is listed in his father's obit in 1941 as "Lewis O., Oklahoma City", and in his mother's obit in 1959 as "Lewis N. Dye, Duncan, Okla". Lewis married Blanquita Davis about 1991. Lewis Olmstead Dye died on February 26, 2009 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma.