biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
W. DYE, who is residing on section 8, Harrison Township, was born in West Virginia, Sept. 5, 1846, and is a son of George R. and Rachel (Orfett) Dye, also natives of the above State, where they still reside. The subject of this sketch, B. W. Dye, came to Mahaska County in 1869, and on the 9th day of February, 1873, was married to Miss Orlena Baughman, the daughter of A. J. and Mary (Carpenter) Baughman, natives of Ohio, who were farmers in this county for a number of years, but who now reside in the city of Oskaloosa. By this union there were three children: Emma G., born Aug. 31, 1876; Edna F., Dec. 14, 1877, and Mabel C., May 6, 1881. Mr. Dye has an admirable farm of 199 acres, all of which is under cultivation and has first-class improvements of all kinds. In addition to general farming he is engaged in stock-raising to a considerable extent, giving his attention particularly to cattle, horses and hogs. Devoting his leisure hours to study and thought Mr. Dye has invented and patented a combined movable feed rack and trough, adapted to horses, cattle and sheep, which is said by those most competent to judge to be an invention of great utility. In the sale of territory, and privileges for farms, counties and States, he is making many excellent sales, and wherever the same has been introduced and tested by practical men it is highly commended. The variety in his business, and the success which has attended it, demonstrate clearly that Mr. Dye is a man of more than ordinary ability in every way. He is a pleasant gentleman, both in social and in business life, and his home is one of hospitality and good cheer. Personally he enjoys the regard of a large circle of acquaintances.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy