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Notes for Bessie "Betty" Belle Dyer

Disliked the name Bessie and was known as Betty as an adult.

Bessie Belle Dyer told her daughter in law Atlanta Dye that she had memories of being in Salida CO with her parents until she was about 5 (1906?), says John Elmer was doing some kind of law enforcement work ie sheriff.

1910 census Harrison Twp., Boone Co., Arkansas, taken April 1910
Ollie Dyer (companion)), age 27, divorced, b. MO, parents born MO
Bessie B. (companion), age 9, b. MO, parents born MO
(Notes: Living in household of Eliza Witherspoon. Ollie & Eliza both listed as occupation Minister. Ollie listed as having 1 birth with 1 child surviving at time of census)

1920 census McPherson, McPberson Co., KS
705 Ash St.
Lester A. Dye, age 20
Bessie, age 18

1930 census Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE sheet 11B
336 Wyoming St. Household 181/357
Lester A. Dye, head, age 30, age at first marriage - 19, KS/KS/KS, Field Superintendant Creamery Co.
Bessie B. , wife, age 29, age at first marriage - 18, MO/MO/MO
William E.. son, age 9, KS/KS/MO
Dorothy B., daughter, age 8, KS/KS/MO
Eleanore L., daughter, age 5, ND/KS/MO

Buried in Ft. Logan National Military cemetery in Denver, CO in same grave as husband Lester. Her side of marker has number O 1244 at the top.

Very sweet and soft spoken. Lots of fun - great giggle. Excellent cook. Managed the LaCasita Apartments at 1st & Broadway in Denver with husband Lester, and also for several years after his death. Lived most of her retirement years in Omaha, NE.

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with D, Date of Import: Mar 28, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.111.3.60971.35]

Individual: Dye, Betty
Birth date: Mar 9, 1901
Death date: Sep 1974
Social Security #: 557-50-5621
Last residence: TX 77035
State of issue: CA

Betty Belle Dyer Dye died in Omaha, NE. She is buried in Denver CO. Her Social Security death benefits were sent to her daughter Dorothy in Houston, TX so her last residence on the SSDI is listed as Texas but she lived in Omaha in her later years.