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Edwin Hawley 'Eddie' DYER[1, 2, 3]

Male 1900 - 1964  (63 years)Deceased


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  • Name Edwin Hawley DYER 
    Nickname Eddie 
    Born 11 Oct 1900  Morgan City, Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Apr 1964  Houston, Harris Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Apr 1964  Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I5138  Garrison-Logan Family Tree | Brinson, Matthew descendants
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2016 

    Father Joseph M DYER 
    Mother Alice NATILI 
    Family ID F1813  Group Sheet

    Family Geraldine JENNINGS,   b. 2 Jul 1903, Timpson, Shelby Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 Oct 1928  Houston, Harris Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
     3. Infant Daughter DYER,   b. 14 Oct 1938, Houston, Harris Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1938, Houston, Harris Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F1793  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1900 - Morgan City, Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1928 - Houston, Harris Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Apr 1964 - Houston, Harris Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Apr 1964 - Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, (FamilySearch), 22 Mar 2010.
      Name: Edwin Hawley Dyer
      Death date: 20 Apr 1964
      Death place: Houston, Harris, Texas
      Gender: Male
      Race or color (on document): White
      Age at death: 63 years
      Birth date: 11 Oct 1900
      Birthplace: Morgan City, La.
      Marital status: Married
      Father's name: Joseph M. Dyer
      Mother's name: Alice Natili
      Occupation: Insurance Co.-Partner
      Residence: Houston, Harris, Texas
      Cemetery name: Garden of Gethsemani
      Burial place: Houston, Texas
      Burial date: 22 Apr 1964
      Informant: John Greer
      Film number: 2117484
      Digital GS number: 4028408
      Image number: 2430
      Reference number: cn 23957

    2. [S47] Handbook of Texas Online, (Texas State Historical Association), 22 Mar 2010.
      DYER, EDWIN HAWLEY (1900–1964). Edwin Hawley Dyer, baseball player and manager, son of Joseph Dyer, was born in Morgan City, Louisiana, on October 11, 1900. After attending public schools there, he enrolled in Rice Institute, Houston, where he played football and baseball. He was a member of the class of 1924 but did not graduate until 1936, after playing with various minor-league baseball teams. As manager of the Houston club of the Texas League he won league championships in 1939, 1940, and 1941, and in 1942 he was named minor-league manager of the year for his direction of the Columbus, Ohio, team. Thereafter, he joined the St. Louis Cardinals and was manager of that club when it won the World Series in 1946 by beating the Boston Red Sox four games to three.

      After twenty-three years as a player, manager, and coach, Dyer moved to Houston in 1948 and opened an insurance office. He relinquished managership of the Cardinals in 1950. On January 2, 1962, he suffered a stroke and on April 20, 1964, died of a heart attack. His survivors were his wife, the former Geraldine Jennings of Timpson, a son, and a daughter. Dyer was buried at the Garden of Gethsemane in Houston. He was described in the Official Encyclopedia of Baseball as a "slow-speaking and quick-thinking Texan" and was considered one of the best teachers and developers of young baseball talent. He discovered such men as Stan Musial, Howard Pollet, and Jeffre Cross. Pollet and Cross were associated with him in his Houston business.

      BIBLIOGRAPHY: Houston Post, April 21, 22, 23, 1964. Newsweek, May 4, 1964. New York Times, April 21, 1964. Official Encyclopedia of Baseball, 1956.

      Clay Bailey
      Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/DD/fdy2.html (accessed March 22, 2010).

    3. [S11] Find A Grave, (www.findagrave.com), 22 Mar 2010.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 13978036