Monday, March 21, 2011

Samuel Dye Obituary

The Marietta Register - Semi-Weekly, June 24, 1884

Died in Warren, Washington County, Ohio, on the 3rd Inst., Dea. Samuel Dye, in his 78th year.  He was born in this county in 1806, the year his father, John Dye, removed from Virginia, to Lawrence, Ohio.  In 1830 he was joined in wedlock with Lucinda, daughter of Ezekiel Dye, of Morgan County, Ohio.  Of their sixteen children, all born in Lawrence, nine with the wife and mother preceded him to the better land.  Three of his sons graduated from Marietta College.  Of the three, Arius Newton, the oldest of the three, finished his Theological course at Rochester, N.Y.  His health failing, he gradually sunk into the silent tomb, never having fully entered upon his chosen life work.

Daniel Wayland, the next in age, pursued his theological course at Crozier, Penn.  When through he entered the pastorate and preached with very marked acceptance and promise for only a few years, when in the midst of his usefullness he was cut down and borne from the field a lifeless corpse.  But few parents have been more sadly crossed in their anticipations, or more sorely bereft, yet under all his faith triumphed.  In the darkest hour he was wont to say "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him," and, "the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord."

Bro. Dye was baptised into the fellowship of the Little Muskingum Baptist Church by Rev. A. Darrow, in 1843, and in 1847 was ordained to the deaconship of same church, where he retained his membership up to the time of his death.

He will be long remembered as a kind husband and an affectionate father, and faithful friend.  His many excellent qualities secured to him the esteem and confidence of a large circle of friends.  He will be greatly missed.

The funeral services were held in the German church of Lawrence and were largely attended.  A short discourse was delivered by Elder J. D. Riley, from Rev. 14 chap. 13 verse followed by Rev. G. R. Gear of Marietta, when the remains were laid in the family grave yard, beside his wife and children, to await the final resurrection.


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