Raymond Gabriel DYER was born 02 February 1889 in New York, USA. He married Bertha Mary KNIBBS 27 May 1923 in Waterford, Saratoga County, New York, USA. He died September 1971 in Saratoga County, New York, USA. Bertha Mary KNIBBS, daughter of William Harold KNIBBS and Cora Leah FERGUSON , was born 09 June 1891 in New York, USA. She died 07 June 1974 in Tennessee, USA.

Children of Raymond Gabriel DYER and Bertha Mary KNIBBS are:
1. Harold Raymond DYER, b. 27 July 1923

Marriage Notes for Raymond Gabriel DYER\Bertha Mary KNIBBS:

From The Hudson Valley Times, Mechanicville, Monday, June 11, 1923:
Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Bertha M. Knibbs and Mr. Raymond G. Dyer, both of this place, at Waterford on Sunday afternoon, May 27, at the home of Justice H. K. VanCleeck. Mr. and Mrs. Dyer are residing in the house on North Main Street owned by Mrs. Emma Hathaway.

From The Troy Times, N.Y. Saturday Jun 9, 1923:
The announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Bertha M. Knibbs, and Raymond G. Dyer, also of Stillwater, which was performed May 27 at Waterford by Justice of the Peace Herbert R. VanCleeck.

Notes for Raymond Gabriel DYER:

In 1892, we see the family living at Stillwater, Saratoga, New York:
Charles Dyer 26 Spinner
Sarah Dyer 26
Charles Dyer 5
Raymond Dyer 3

In 1900, the family were living at ED 117 Half-moon Township Mechanicville village (prt.), Saratoga, New York:
Charles Dyer Head Mar 35 New York
Sarah B Dyer Wife Mar 34 New York
Charles H Dyer Son 13 New York
Raymond Dyer Son 11 New York
Ilha M Dyer Daur 7 New York
Paul Dominick Boarder 34 Vermont

In 1905, they were will at Stillwater:
Charles Dyer Head Mar 38 Farm Laborer
Sarah Dyer Wife Mar 38 Housework
Charles Dyer Jr. Son UnM 18 Spinner
Raymond Dyer Son 16 At School
Spencer Dyer Son 12 At School
David Dyer Son 4 At School

In 1910, Raymond was living at Stillwater, New York:
Charles H Dyer Head Mar 45 New York
Sarah Dyer Wife Mar 45 New York
Charles A Dyer Son UnM 22 New York
Raymond Dyer Son UnM 21 New York
Ilah M Dyer Daur 16 New York
David S Dyer Son 8 New York
Mary E Dyer Daur 4 New York

We see Raymond in 1920 living at Stillwater, New York with his parents:
Charles H Dyer Head Mar 54 New York
Sarah A Dyer Wife Mar 56 New York
Raymond G Dyer Son UnM 30 New York
David S Dyer Son UnM 18 New York
Mary E Dyer Daur 14 New York
James Strong 53 New York

Raymond married Bertha some time between 1920 and 1925.

What I've seen of the 1925 census shows Raymond as the Head of hopusehold, living at Stillwater, A.D. 01, E.D. 03, Saratoga, New York with his wife Bertha and son Harold R.

In 1930, Raymond was living at Stillwater, Saratoga, New York:
Raymond Dyer Head Mar 41 New York
Bertha Dyer Wife Mar 38 New York
Harold O Dyer Son 6 New York
Harold J Knibbs Brother-in-Law 33 New York

In 1940, Raymond and his family were living at Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York:
Raymond Dyer Head Mar 51 Spinner Knitting Mill New York
Bertha Dyer WWife Mar 48 Bundler Stocking Mill Now Yoprk
Harold Dyer Son 16 Student New York

Raymond and Bertha are buried in the Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Raymond.

Sources for Raymond Gabriel DYER:

  1. Personal Contact with Ana Knibbs Rizzo,
  2. 1940 US Federal Census,
  3. 1900 US Federal Census,
  4. US Social Security Death Index,
  5. Military Registration Card,

Notes for Bertha Mary KNIBBS:

In 1911, Bertha sang in the Schoonmaker Memorial Presbyterian Church choir. This church was located on the corner of Hudson Avenue and School Street. It caught fire in 1948 and was later demolished.

From The Hudson Valley Times, Saturday July 28, 1923.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dyer are rejoicing over the birth of a son. Mrs. Dyer was formerly Miss Bertha Knibbs.

From the Saratogan, 23 October, 1924:
Mrs. Charles Dyer Str., of South Main street, has been spending several days at the home of Mrs. Cora Knibbs, of North Main Street, who is seriosly ill at her home.


Bertha and Raymond are buried in the Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Bertha.

Sources for Bertha Mary KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Ana Knibbs Rizzo,
  2. 1900 US Federal Census, gave month and year of birth 
  3. 1920 Federal Census New York State,
  4. National Archive Center, Pittsfeild Massachusetts,
  5. findagrave.com,

Notes for Harold Raymond DYER:

From The New Saratogian, 1954:
Harold Dyer Graduates Sunday.
Stillwater - Harold R. Dyer. son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Dyer, 238 Hudson Ave., will be graduated Sunday from Vanderbilt University., Nashville, Tenn., with a degree in electrical engineering. Mrs. Dyer left Thursday afternoon to visit her son and daughter-in-law and to attend the commencement exercises which will be held in Library Quadrangle, Nashville.
Mr. Dyer was graduated from the Stillwater High School in 1941 as salutorian of the class. In the Fall of 1942 he enlisted in the army Signals Corps and received training at Camp Crowder, Mo., and at Fort Monmouth, N.J., before going overseas in the Spring of 1944.
Mr, Dyer attended Union College, Schenectady, for two years and was graduated from Siena College, Loudonville.
He is married to the former Frances Jones of Carhage, Mo.
Mr. Dyer has accepted a position with the Allis Chalmers Corp., Milwaukee, Wis.


From The Balston Spa Journal, August 23, 1945:
On Island Service
With U.S. Army forces in New Caledonia - The Meritorious Service Unit Plaque has been awarded to Company A, 3119th Signal Service Battalion, of which Private First Class Harold R. Dyer is a member.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Dyer, live at 238 Hudson avenue, Stillwater, New York.
During 3 years overseas service at this French-owned island of New Caledonia, his unit has installed and maintained Signal equipment for Army units stationed at this important supply base.


Name: Harold R Dyer
Name (Original): DYER HAROLD R
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 15 Dec 1942
Term of Enlistment:
Event Place: Albany County, New York, United States
Residence Place:
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: NEW YORK
Education Level: 4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation: Clerks, general office
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Signal Corps
Army Component: Reserves - exclusive of RegularArmy Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active dutyunder the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C.,and Nurses-Reserve Status
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number: 12174397
Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial NumberMerged File, ca. 1938-1946
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 00991.92

From Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park:
In Memory of Harold Raymond Dyer, July 27, 1923 - May 21, 2017:
Harold Raymond Dyer was the only child of Raymond Gabriel Dyer and Bertha Knibbs Dyer, born in 1923 in Stillwater, NY. As an avid athlete, Harold was only off the field to play his cornet in the Stillwater Band. He had a natural ease with numbers and mechanics and left New York to join the U S Army Signal Corp where he served his country as a high-speed radio operator on Guadalcanal in the South Pacific during WWII. Returning home, he married his favorite gal Frances Jones Dyer to whom he was devoted for 66 years.
Harold worked for McWhorter and Franklin Engineering Firm in Nashville for several years before joining the U S Corp of Engineers where he worked for nearly 30 years designing dams for energy and new lighting for the Nashville International Airport. Harold was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Nashville where he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and basketball coach to many high school boys over the years. He has requested memorials go to the Good News Scholarship Fund, care of the First Baptist Church, Nashville TN. As a Vanderbilt Alum, Harold was a die-hard Commodore and served his alma mater faithfully as a member of the Commodore Club. Many friends remember going through his gate at Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium week after week, year after year to give their game ticket to Harold.
Harold is survived by his loving wife Frances and three beloved children: Carole Dyer Williams of Franklin, TN, Daniel Charles Dyer of Canton, OH, and Linda Dyer Morris of Mt. Juliet, TN. He had eight grandchildren who were the delight of his soul and six great-grandchildren to boast over. He was known in his younger days to be a favorite uncle to his seven nieces and nephews as he was always ready to play ball and was quick with a joke. His cousin Billy Knibbs still lives in Harold’s historic boyhood home in Stillwater on the bank of the Hudson River. He was a blessing to his family and the finest of men. We celebrate the victory he has won through the cross of Jesus Christ and are comforted to know we will be with him again one day. Hallelujah!

Sources for Harold Raymond DYER:

  1. Personal Contact with Ana Knibbs Rizzo,
  2. 1940 US Federal Census,
  3. Obituary,
  4. Military Registration Card,