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Notes for Mary Ellen "Nellie" Goodin

The Family of Howard Sherman Dye & Nellie Goodin

1880 census Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO -
Household 263/266
Evaline Goodin, age 26, keeping house, MO/SC/KY
Elijah, age 8, son, at school, MO/KY/MO
Richard, age 5, at school, MO/KY/MO
Rhoda, age 3, MO/KY/MO
Mary, age 10 months, MO/KY/MO
Household 264/267
Richard Wiggins, age 19, Farmer, MO/SC/KY
Millie, age 16, keeping house, MO/NC/KY
Household 265/268
Elijah Wiggins, age 66, Farmer, SC/SC/SC
Rhoda, age 65, wife, keeping house, KY/SC/SC
Ursula Cox, daughter, MO/SC/KY
Richard, age 2, grandson, MO/KY/MO

Feb 18, 1896 - Nellie married Howard S. Dye in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas

1900 census Creswell, Cowley Co., KS June 19, 1900 page 6B
Howard S. Drye, head, Mar 1867, age 32, md 4 yrs, IL/Blank/Blank, farmer
Nellie, wife, Sept 1879, age 20, md 4 yrs, 2 births, 2 surviving children, MO/MO/MO
Thomas E. son, Nov 1896, age 3, KS/IL/MO
Lester A., son, Sept 1899, age 8 months, KS/IL/MO

1905 state census Halstead, Harvey Co., Kansas
#2, starts on line 14
H. S. Dye, age 38, b. Illinois, came to Kansas from Illinois
Nellie Dye, age 25, b. Missouri, came to Kansas from Missouri
Thomy Dye, age 8, b. Kansas
Lester Dye, age 5, b. Kansas

1910 Census Girard City, Crawford Co., KS.
143 No. Osage Household 143/144
Howard S. Dye, head, age 43, md 14 yrs, IL/KY/OH, minister, church
Nellie E., wife, age 31, md 14 yrs, 4 births, 3 surviving children, MO/MO/MO
Thomas E. son, KS/IL/MO
Lester A. son, age 10, KS/IL/MO
Howard S. Jr., son, age 1, KS/IL/MO

1915 State Census Manhattan, Riley Co., Kansas
#112/119, starts on line 2
Ida A. Dye, age 6, b. Vermont, came to Kansas from Vermont, Housewife (who is this?)
Dennis Williams, age 17, b. Kansas
Ellen Williams, age 11, b. Kansas
#288/351, starts on line 15
Howard S. Dye, age 47, b. Illinois, came to Kansas from Illinois, Clergyman
Nellie E. Dye, age 35, b. Missouri, came to Kansas from Missouri
Thomas E. Dye, age18, b. Missouri, came to Kansas from Missouri, Student - -
Lester A. Dye, age 15, b. Missouri, came to Kansas from Missouri, Student - -
Howard S. Dye Jr., age 6, b. Kansas

1920 Census McPherson, McPherson Co, KS
1413 Walnut St., household #132
Howard S. Dye, head, age 52, IL/IL/US, Clergyman, church
Nellie E., wife, age 40, MO/MO/MO
Thomas E., son, age 23, KS/IL/MO, Postal clerk, office
Howard S., son, age 11, KS/IL/MO
Eldon N., son, age 4, KS/IL/MO
Louis D., son, age 7 months, KS/IL/MO
California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Nellie E Dye
Arrival Date: 28 Sep 1926
Age: 46
Birth Date: 23 Sep 1879
Birthplace: Princeton, Missouri, United States
Address in US - McPherson, Kansas
Gender: Female
Ship Name: Calawai
Port of Arrival: Wilmington, California
Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii
Traveled with her sons Eldon & Lewis, probably for marriage of son Thomas.

1930 census McPherson, McPherson Co., KS
318 North Ash St. Household #77/152, sheet 4B
Nellie E. Dye, head, age 50, widowed, MO/MO/MO, saleslady, retail dresses
Eldon, son, age 14
Lewis, son, age 10
4 "roomers"
610 East Marlin St. page 120, sheet 14A
Howard S. Dye, roomer in household of Emily A. Wray, age 63, divorced, IL/OH/OH, Retail Grocer, grocery

Used to read cards and tea leaves. Also did astrology. A lot of people came to her - some believed in it so much that they wouldn't make plans until she had read for them. She read the Bible a lot and made notations in the margins, including:

1939 - Bible given at Christmas 1939 by Martha Sue & Lewis.

May 31, 1953 - Mary Ellen, Cecilia

Feb. 22, 1945 - I decide to advertise my readings.

Jan. 5, 1947 - We will build the store in Eldon.

Nov. 5, 1951 - I begin my life anew as a boarding home operator.

Jan. 5, 1952 - God bless Eldon & Sarah

Sept. 3, 1945 - Lewis back from France.

Jan 16 - Sue's baby.

Aunt Sallie, Mr. & Mrs. G.C. Hangman of Ponca, NE, Uncle Finner of Arkansas
Aunt Litt & Uncle Cader

I am sick and alone. Bessie calls me.April 1, 1935 - McPherson, McPherson, Kansas (source: 1940 census)

1940 census McPherson, McPherson, Kansas
874 North Grimes Street Household #626
H. S. Dye, head, age 73, divorced, b. Illinois, Laborer, Anywhere


512 No. Main St. Household #462
Nellie Dye, head, age 59, divorced, b. Missouri, Sales Lady, House to House
Estes Hutson, lodger, age 80, widowed, b. Ohio, Old Age Assistance
Ira B. Michael, lodger, age 84, widowed, b. Ohio, Old Age Assistance

McPherson Daily Republican:
May 19, 1941
Howard Dye, 74, Is Dead
Howard Sherman Dye, 74, 512 North Main, died at his home at 5:30 o'clock yesterday morning. He had been ill since the first of the year. Mr. Dye came here from Emporia 25 years ago and was a minister.
He was born in Danville, Ill., March 26, 1867. He was married to Nellie Dye on Feb. 18, 1896 in Arkansas City. He was a member of the Nazarene church.
Mr. Dye is survived by the widow; five sons Thomas E., Hawaiian Islands; Lester A., Central City, Nebr.; Howard S., Washington D.C.; Eldon N., McPherson, and Lewis O., Oklahoma City and by three sisters, Mrs. Flora Kleffman, Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. B.L. Sellers, Danville, Ill., and Mrs. Ida Bone, Xenia, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon fro the Quiring Funeral Home, Rev. A.W. Hands of the Nazarene church officiating. Interment was in McPherson cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were Fred Wegley, W.F. Campbell, A.A. Schaad, Frank McGraw, Melvin Johnson and Clarence Willison.

Sept. 4, 1958
Hospitals: Admitted Sept. 3, Mrs. Nellie Dye, McPherson

Friday, September 5, 1958
Hospitals: Deaths Sept. 4, Mrs. Nellie Dye, 505 North Cedar

Nellie Dye, 78, Dies At Hospital
Mrs. Nellie Dye, 78, 512 North Main Street, died at 6:30 o'clock Thursday evening at the McPherson hospital following two years of failing health.
Mrs. Dye was born on Sept. 23, 1879 at Princeton, Mo., daughter of Thomas and Evaline Wiggins (note from K: this should have said daughter of Thomas and Evaline Wiggins Goodin). She was married on Feb. 18, 1896 to Howard Sherman Dye of Arkansas City. Mr. Dye died on May 18, 1941. She was a member of the Methodist church and had lived in McPherson for 42 years.
Survivors include five sons, Thomas E. Dye, Honolulu; Lester A. Dye, Denver; Howard S. Dye Jr., Orlando Fla; Eldon N. Dye, Wichita; and Lewis N. Dye, Duncan, Okla; one sister, Jennie Dimmick, Independence, Kas.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dye will be held Monday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Quiring Chapel with Rev. Paul Matthaei of the Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call at Quirings on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Burial will be in McPherson cemetery.

I (Kari Northup) went to the cemetery in Dec. 1998 and took a picture of their headstone - they are buried together and their is a note in the cemetery records that Howard Sherman's grave was moved from a different location in the cemetery at some point so assume it was done so that Nellie could be buried beside him.

Buried in McPherson cemetery in McPherson, KS. Last name on tombstone is listed as Goodwin, although Sarah Dye writes that she is sure her name at birth was Goodin.