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James Turner Dye

James Turner Dye

James Turner Dye lived in Sandy Lake. The woman photographed with him could possibly be his sister.

This was written about James Turner Dye, from the Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, 1909, Volume II - -

James Turner Dye, so well known as one of the heavy coal operators of western Pennsylvania, and who now operates a Sandy Lake, Mercer Co., is a native of England, born September 9, 1841, in the county of Yorkshire. He came to America in 1864, locating in Mercer Co., Pennsylvania, where he engaged in coal mining.

He was married March 5, 1865, to Charlotte Mason, a daughter of John W. Mason and Sarah (Aston) Mason. John W. Mason for ten years of his lifetime was a merchant at Jackson, Center, Mercer Co., PA. He was born in Staffordshire, England and came to America in 1860, settling in Neshannock, where he conducted a general store before he went to Jackson Center.

Submitted by Ruth McClelland, great-great-granddaughter of James Turner Dye.

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