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Notes for Thomas Elmore Dye

The Family of Howard Sherman Dye & Nellie Goodin

1900 census Creswell, Cowley Co., KS June 19, 1900 page 6B
#116/121
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

June 3, 1918
WWI Registration card
Thomas Elmore Dye
600 S. Chestnut Street, McPherson, KS
Born Nov 22, 1896 in Arkansas City, Kansas. Age - 21
Tall height, medium build, Lt. brown eyes, black hair
Father born in Danville, Illinois, USA
Employer - Harrison Parkman, Emporia, Kansas
Nearest relative - H. S. Dye (father), 600 S. Chestnut Street, McPherson, KS

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

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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.

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California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
about Thomas E Dye
Name: Thomas E Dye
Arrival Date: 16 Aug 1930
Age: 34
Birth Date: 22 Nov 1896
Birthplace: Arkansas City, Kansas, United States
Address in US - Paia, Maui, Hawaii
Gender: Male
Ship Name: Calawai
Port of Arrival: Wilmington, California
Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii

1930 census Makawao, Maui, Hawaii Territory Page 3A
Thomas Elmore Dye, head, age 33, KS/KS/KS, ?. Retail Store
Maude Bryson Dye, wife, age 31, MO/NC/MO, ? Sugar Farm
Diana Dye, daughter, age 2 & 3 months, Hawaii/KS/MO

Lived on Maui, Hawaii most of the time until he retired. Possibly married there?

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.

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.

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. Maudie and Diana didn't attend the funeral.

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Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name: Thomas Elmore Dye
Death Date: 21 Apr 1963
Death County: Harris
Certificate: 24675