Henrie S. Dyer

b. 2 December 1851, d. 28 October 1888
  • Henrie S. Dyer was born on 2 December 1851 in Louisiana.
  • She married Oliver Hazard Pegues, son of Oliver Hazard Perry Pegues and Nancy Adeline Purcell, on 13 December 1870 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and Henrie's sister Dannie married Oliver's brother Ben.
  • Oliver Hazard Pegues and Henrie S. Dyer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Gregg County, Texas. Other members of the household included Cora Henrie Pegues, Claude Wynne Pegues and Eugene Stacy Pegues. Also in the household was nephew Jodie Dixon (age 12.)
  • Her husband Oliver Hazard Pegues became a widower at her death.
  • Henrie S. Dyer died on 28 October 1888 at age 36.
  • She was interred at City Cemetery #2, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Her name is inscribed on the marker as "Henry S. Pegues."
  • Historical Marker at Grace Hill Cemetery (Tyler Street & US-80): Oliver H. Pegues (November 27, 1847 - March 30, 1937). Descendant of a Huguenot family who migrated to America in 1736, Oliver H. Pegues came to Texas with his parents from his native Mississippi in 1850. He moved to Longview in 1871 and became the town's first Postmaster, Jan. 27, 1871. Pegues served as Gregg County Treasurer, 1875-1900. A merchant and banker, he was an early leader of the First Baptist Church. He was married first to Henrie Dyer (d.1887) and later to Emma Overton (1856-1929), and had 8 children. (Texas Historical Commission, 1976.)
  • Last Edited: 14 Feb 2015

Family: Oliver Hazard Pegues b. 27 November 1847, d. 30 March 1937