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|Birth||22 May 1884 [3, 4, 5]|
|Died||1 Feb 1972||Somerset, Ky [3, 4]|
|Buried||Somerset Ky City Cemetery, W. Columbia St.|
|Person ID||I0937||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||08 Jun 2019|
|Father||Charles Granade Colyer, b. 8 Aug 1832, Pulaski Co., Kentucky , d. 11 Apr 1910, Somerset, Ky|
|Mother||Louisa Jane Meece, b. 21 Aug 1842, Pulaski Co., Kentucky , d. 13 Jan 1931, Somerset, Ky|
|Married||14 Jul 1861||Pulaski Co., Kentucky (shotgun wedding ?)|
|Family ID||F254||Group Sheet|
|Family||Leone' Valeria Lewis, b. 16 Oct 1886, Greenwood, Ky , d. 26 Sep 1953, Ft. Worth, TX|
|Married||Jan 1 1905||Somerset, Ky |
|Last Modified||11 Jul 2022|
|Family ID||F251||Group Sheet|
Taken in entry way of his home on Monticello St, Somerset Ky
|Sam Colyer family|
Photo of Sam Colyer and some family about 1937. This is left to right Leon (Sam’s wife) Ray, Sam and Edith Colyer.
|Charles Granade Colyer|
Family photo of Charles Granade Colyer, his wife and children. Sam Colyer is boy on knee.
|Leone and Sam Colyer|
Leone and Sam Colyer: in their home on Monticello St, Somerset Ky. Home was at Hope street and was torn down for new roadway in about 2007.
|Sam Colyer house, Somerset Ky|
House where Sam Colyer family lived. Sam lived there until about 1967. House stood at corner of Hope Ave and Old Monticello Street in Somerset Ky. House was torn down about 2005 when new Monticello road was built. Since the 1920 census shows the family living on College Street, 1930 census shows family living in this house on Monticello St., sometime before 1930 the family moved here. Likely after 1926 when 15 year old son Lance died of pneumonia. Both census show Sam's mother, Louisa, living with the family. When Sam's grand-daughter Janet Avera Claunch and her husband Sonny Claunch, first moved back to Somerset from Dayton Ohio in early 1970's, they lived in this house according to Janet.
|Ft. Worth Texas City Directory 1908|
Shows Sam Colyer residence address while living in Ft. Worth Texas
|Ft. Worth Texas City Directory 1908|
Shows 2 two residents at 2109 Ross Ave., therefore conclusion that Sam Colyer was renting half of the house at this address as residence as a 25 year old (per 1910 census) while living in Ft. Worth Texas
|Sam Colyer residence in Ft. Worth Texas per 1908 Ft. Worth City Directory|
|Charles Granade Colyer family with labels|
photo from about 1892
|Cherry Grove School, 1932|
Photo reproduced in Somerset Ky Commonwealth Journal newspaper 11/29/14. Heading, August 26, 1932 public invited to Polk Supper at Cherry Grove school house. The school stood on Cherry Grove Road off current day Hwy 192. Sam Colyer attended school here.
|Cherry Grove School 1944|
Sam Colyer attended here.
|Sam Colyer Dairy bottle top|
Sam had a small farm he operated on current-day Old Patterson Branch Rd in Somerset Ky, before and after he would do a days work in his grocery store on Old Monticello St. Old Patterson Branch Rd is off Oak Hill Rd. The barn and house on the farm still stands in 2015.
|Ariel map of Oak Hill Dairy, Somerset Ky|
Per Bobby Sidwell interview with his mother, June Avera, This shows where the Sam Colyer Oak Hill Dairy was in the 1920-40's. June Avera reported that her mother and father, Bob Avera and Elaine Colyer Avera lived in the farm house when first married and that June lived there from birth til about age 5. Sam Colyer lived on Monticello St, Somerset Ky so the farm house was secondary and he let Elaine, his daughter, live there when first married. Bob Avera's father's farm was across the street. See Sam Colyer diary this site mentioning Avera barn fire and see dairy cap photo for Oak Hill Dairy this site. In 2015, Bobby Sidwell reports that house and barn on this map of Oak Hill Dairy are original from 1930's.
|Somerset Court house 1902|
Unknown occasion group photo on the Somerset KY square at court house shows people dressed in their fancy clothes. The RED arrow shows who is believed to be Sam Colyer, born 1884. Found this photo in archives of Edith Colyer Curtis, Sam's daughter. Somerset Ky newspaper clipping dates 1902.
|L-R Sam Colyer and Roscoe James about 1950|
Believed to be at Roscoe James house located on East Mt. Vernon st. at about Jarvis St.
|Sam Colyer grocery Monticello & Langdon St :Old photo from photographer database at Somerset Ky public library shows what is believed to be Monticello St|
Facebook Pulaski County Kentucky group identified white building at Sam Colyer grocery.
|Sam Colyer grocery: corner of Monticello St and Langdon St Somerset Ky|
|June Avera wedding 1951|
Pictured L-R: Jack Curtis, Jimmy Chestnut, June Avera the bride, her father Bob Avera, Sam Colyer sitting.
|Colyer Grocery funeral fan advertisement|
Sam Colyer grocery days when his grocery was on East Mt. Vernon St, Somerset KY, when Sam lived on College Street. Later, about 1925, Sam moved to Monticello Street residence and grocery relocated to Monticillo and Langdon Streets.
|Documents||Sam Colyer Obituary|
Obituary for Sam Colyer in Somerset newspaper 1972
|Samuel Colyer's Bible|
Family page from Samuel Colyer's Bible ( Sam son of Charles Granade Colyer, who was son of John Colyer, who was son of William Colyar of Washington County TN)
|Sam Colyer’s diary|
Sam Colyer’s diary 1945-1949 transcript. I suppose this is the web-blog Sam never dreamed of.
|Sam Colyer grocery store newspaper ad|
Sam Colyer upon returning from Ft. Worth TX back to Somerset Ky, opened grocery business. This is newspaper ad from era during World War I
|Edith Colyer Curtis notes concerning Granade Colyer school teacher at Beech Grove School and Sam as student at Cherry Grove School and Beech Grove School|
|1900 census Charles Granade Colyer|
|1920 census Sam Colyer|
|1930 census Sam Colyer|
|Sam Colyer World War II draft registration|
|Sam Colyer World War I draft registration|
|Sam Colyer Dairy at Oak Hill|
Newspaper article 2016
|1930 census: Henry & Samantha Warren, son Andrew Moses Warren (widower) and daughter Geneva|
Shows Moses Warren born about 1883. (WWI registration shows dob 12/24/1883) So he was same age as Sam Colyer up the road in 1900 who lived on Pitman Rd at Cherry Grove school. Where they playmates in school era ? Max Lay reports that Sam told him he went to Warren house (formerly Sam's father's house before Warrens purchased) in the summer.
|Sam Colyer 1914 Ft. Worth directory|
Shows Sam with Sears in laws on Ross Ave and store 2200 Clinton Ave.
|1914 Ft. Worth directory Sam Colyer|
shows Colyer & Sears grocery and Charles Colyer, Sam's brother as a driver for the grocery
|1936 Sam Colyer purchase deed Denham street lots|
|Sam & Leone Colyer home property legal history on Monticello St|
Somerset KY Commonwealth Journal newspaper 9/19/2018 zoning notice change to business of home place deeds acquired by Stewart Development
|Sam Colyer funeral bulletin|
|1963 Jack Curtis Family visits Earl Curtis; Ray Colyer visits Sam Colyer|
|1960 Commonwealth Journal somerset: Sam Colyer in hospital|
|1951 June Avera wedding Commonwealth Journal|