Fulton News Beacon
Thursday, December 18, 1941
Pittsboro, Dec. 16 - Mrs. Ollie Dye, 90 year old pioneer citizen of Calhoun county died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivy Summers of Fulton. She will be buried in the cemetery at Pittsboro Wednesday, Dec. 17th.
Mrs. Dye was the granddaughter of Martin Murphree, who settled at Oldtown, the Chickasaw county Mississippi in 1830, and was born at Oldtown, in 1851, the year before Calhoun county was organized. She was the daughter of J.G. Pilgreen.
Growing up during the dark days of the Civil War and spending the first days of young womanhood during the saturnalia reconstruction, Mrs. Dye all of her life retained and was able to recount thrilling stories of the tragic happenings of this tragic era.
She was one of the most consecrated Christian characters ever known in her section and her entire life was devoted to doing those things which would benefit others. Her husband, P.L. Dye, ex-Confederate soldier, passed away many years ago at their home at Pittsboro, where they had spent practically all of their married life.
Mrs. Dye was the mother of several children, however only her daughter survives. She has a host of relatives and kinspeople in Calhoun and adjoining counties, among them being Hom. Dennis Murphree, Lietenant Governor of Mississippi.
For many years on the occasion of her birthday, the 20th day of August, her family and friends gathered annually at the home of Roy Murphree near Calhoun City to enjoy the day and celebrate her birthday.
The deceased was born in Pittsboro August 20, 1851, her husband died 21 years ago.
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