Last Saturday, Oct. 8th was a sad day to us. Dr. Alpheus Dyer, of this town, with whom we had become well acquainted, and very much respected on account of his many manly and noble qualities, paid us a visit in the afternoon, and while here was suddenly struck down by the hand of death. He was with us in the forenoon and appeared to be in good health and was very cheerful. He was our precinct magistrate and had run over to see us in the afternoon about his report to the present Grand Jury, when he suddenly began to suffer a severe pain in the head and spine. He went to the water closet and had been gone a few moments when we happened to see his body in an unnatural position. We found him laying with his head downward and almost lifeless. After taking him out, we layed him down and covered him up, and in a few moments friends with a doctor came. The diagnosis showed life almost extinct and in a few moments after carrying him to Mr. Paris Cox's house, near by, he breathed his last. He was buried the next evening at the Estacado grave yard, where his remains were followed by almost the entire settlement. The religious services were held at the residence of Mr. Paris Cox and were conducted by Rev. Thomas Duncan, a Methodist Minister of this section.
Dr. Dyer was from Troy, New York. He came here about five years ago and has lived here ever since. He was a Dentist by profession and had a valuable collection of instruments. He was a genius also and had a variety of tools and apparatus with which he could do almost anything. He was one of our most useful citizens. He was very intelligent, well educated, refined in manners and was kind hearted and modest in his deportment with all. He was universally respected. He died of congestion of the brain and other complications. He came here for his health, having had lung troubles in New York, and also was afflicted with catarrh in the head. He leaves some property which will be disposed of as his kinsman in New York may direct, or, as perhaps he may have directed in his will, which some of his friends think he had prepared. May he rest in peace.
©Crosby County News, Oct. 18, 1887
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