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Julia Howell Traylor

Julia Howell Traylor[1]

Female 1925 - 2017  (92 years)

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  • Name Julia Howell Traylor  [2, 3
    Born 2 May 1925  Dunson Hospital, Troup County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    FamilySearch ID L1T6-2B1 
    Member D.A.R.  [5
    Occupation 1978-1993  LaGrange, Troup, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Public Relations Director, LaGrange College 
    Member 2003  LaGrange, Troup, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    First Baptist Church 
    School Greensboro, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Graduated Greensboro High School 
    School LaGrange, Troup, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Graduated LaGrange College - major in French 
    Occupation Dec 1993-2006  LaGrange, Troup, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Historical Columnist, LaGrange Daily News 
    Relationship Thomas Howell (b. ~1615 ) 'Of the George' Descendants & Spouses 
    Died 13 Oct 2017  LaGrange, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7480  Main
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2018 

    Father James Edward Traylor,   b. 19 Aug 1885, Troup County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1956, Statesville, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Gladys Marchman,   b. 8 Nov 1892, Hancock Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1976, LaGrange, Troup, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Aft 1921  [2, 6, 7
    Family ID F2826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hubert Lenhardt Dyar,   b. 26 Feb 1926,   d. 4 Oct 1973  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1948  [2, 7
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F2827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Public Relations Director, LaGrange College - 1978-1993 - LaGrange, Troup, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMember - First Baptist Church - 2003 - LaGrange, Troup, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSchool - Graduated Greensboro High School - - Greensboro, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSchool - Graduated LaGrange College - major in French - - LaGrange, Troup, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Historical Columnist, LaGrange Daily News - Dec 1993-2006 - LaGrange, Troup, GA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Julia Howell Traylor Dyar
    Julia Howell Traylor Dyar
    2003 from a video interview.
    Julia Howell Traylor Dyar
    Julia Howell Traylor Dyar

    Documents
    Henry Howell letter to Julia Howell Traylor
    Henry Howell letter to Julia Howell Traylor
    Letter dated May 1, 1935. Describes his piano lessons with Theodor Leschetizky in Vienna Austria in 1902-1904. Additional comments on life in Austria. (Letter courtesy of Julia Howell Traylor Dyar)
    Julia Howell Traylor Dyar letter to JSHJr
    Julia Howell Traylor Dyar letter to JSHJr
    Comments on her visit with Henry Howell in Cuthbert in 1935 and why she kept his letter to her for 70 years.
    Julia Howell Traylor Dyar letter to JSHJr - June, 2006
    Julia Howell Traylor Dyar letter to JSHJr - June, 2006
    Received 2 June, 2006 - Outlines Julia's Howell lineage.

    Histories
    Julia Howell Traylor Dyar interview 18 June 2003
    Julia Howell Traylor Dyar interview 18 June 2003
    Transcript of interview from the Troup County Digital Archives Project oral histories. Interviewed by Mike Moncus on June 18, 2003 at the Troup County Archives.

  • Notes 
    • From Troup County archives:

      "Julia Traylor Dyar, daughter of James Edward Traylor and Gladys Marchman, was born May 2, 1925, in LaGrange. After graduating from Greensboro High School (GA) and LaGrange College (1946), she married Hubert L. Dyar (February 8, 1926 - October 4, 1973) on January 3, 1948 at the Chapel of First Baptist Church in LaGrange. She then became Associate Editor of The Royston (GA), a family owned newspaper. For seven years, she was a correspondent with the Atlanta Constitution and a writer for the Anderson Independent (SC). In 1958, she became Assistant Manager of the Georgia Press Association and Executive Manager in 1972. In 1978, she joined LaGrange College as Director of Office of Institutional Relations, a position she retired from in 1993. She has been active in numerous organizations including the Troup County Historical Society where she served as President from 1982-1984. The 1987 Quadrangle, the LaGrange College yearbook, was dedicated to her. She began writing a column on local history for the LaGrange Daily News in 1993."

      From "Oral history interview with Julia Dyar":

      "Julia Traylor Dyar, a Caucasian woman, was born at Dunson Hospital in 1925 to Gladys Marchman (whose parents were Greene and Hancock settlers, and James Edward Traylor, whose great-great grandfather came to LaGrange in the 1920s. She has four other siblings, Frank, Ed, Tallulah, and Anne, from her father's first wife, who died. After graduating LaGrange College in 1946, she married Hubert Dyar in 1948; they lived in Royston, where Hubert was the editor of the local newspaper; they then moved to Atlanta, where Hubert worked as the secretary of the Georgia Literature Commission, and she worked for the Georgia Press Association, first as its assistant manager, then as its manager. Hubert died in 1973, and Dyar moved back to LaGrange in 1978, where she served as director of public relations for LaGrange College until 1993; she has since written a weekly historical column called "Memoried Glances" for the LaGrange Daily News and continues to reside in LaGrange. She is a great aunt to ten, and a great-great aunt to six nieces and nephews.

      Interviewed by Mike Moncus on June 18, 2003 at the Troup County Archives.

      Julia Traylor Dyer recalls the Harwell Avenue Elementary School, the Main Street fire of 1931, and a cotton parade in 1933, where she and her classmates were asked to participate, wearing outfits entirely of cotton. She notes that father moved the family from Troup County during the Depression when she was ten, selling his Ford dealership to take a job with the Settlement Administration under Roosevelt. She returned to attend LaGrange College, graduating in 1946. In 1948 she married Hubert Dyar and lived in Royston, Ga. for ten years where Hubert was the editor of The Western Record; she also mentions seeing Ty Cobb frequently (his hometown was Royston). In 1958, the Dyers moved to Atlanta for Hubert to accept a position at the State Capitol as secretary of the Georgia Literature Commission; Julia worked for the Georgia Press Association. Hubert died in 1973; Julia returned to LaGrange in 1978 to work at LaGrange College as director of public relations. At the time of the interview, she is a member of the Troup County Historical Society, the LaGrange Preservation Commission, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Roundtable Book Club, and the First Baptist Church. Since 1993, she has written a historical column called "Memoried Glances" in the LaGrange Daily News; each article is based on a Troup County newspaper story, (some written up to one hundred years before), that took place during the same week. She credits her parents with encouraging her appreciation for history.

      Obituary Notes:

      Julia Traylor Dyar. "Bootsie," a 5th generation resident of Troup County, passed away Friday, October 13th at the age of 92. She was born on May 2, 1925 and was the daughter of the late James Edward Traylor and Gladys Marchman Traylor. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from LaGrange College in 1946.

      After her marriage to the youngest weekly newspaper editor in Georgia, the late Hubert Lenhardt Dyar, in 1948, she began writing a weekly column and was associate editor of the Royston (Ga) Record for 10 years. After she and her husband moved to Atlanta, Mrs. Dyar was assistant manager and later manager of the Georgia Press Association and was voted a lifetime member of GPA at that time. She later returned to her hometown of LaGrange where she worked as Public Relations Director at her alma mater, LaGrange College. She worked there almost 15 years before her retirement in 1993. Since then she has written a weekly historical column for the LaGrange Daily News, called "Memoried Glances."

      She was a member of First Baptist Church on the Square where she taught an Adult Women Sunday School class and was a former chairman of the churches Archives/History Committee. She was a member of the Historic Preservation Commission, a municipal appointment, and was a member and past president of the Troup County Historical Society. She was also a former member of the LaGrange Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was presented the American Heritage award by the local chapter for "her work in preserving the Historical Heritage of our Community." Other awards that she cherished were presented from her alma mater, LaGrange College, and they were the Dedication of the Quadrangle, the college award by the senior class in 1987 and recognition on the wall of outstanding alumni in 1995.

      A compulsive reader, she was a member and past president of the Round Table, LaGrange's oldest Book club, founded in 1931. She said her biggest claim to fame was being an aunt, a great-aunt , a great-great aunt and a great-great-great aunt. She was a lover of all things historical and was very civic minded. She believed it is our responsibility to speak out and voice our opinions, as evidenced by her many letters to the editor on controversial matters. Most importantly, she was a Christian, a faithful prayer warrior and child of the Living God.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Lenhardt Dyar ;two brothers, James Edward Traylor, Jr. and Charles Franklin Traylor ;two sisters, Tallulah Traylor Kincaid and Ann Traylor Gelders; two nephews, Ed Traylor III and Charles Franklin Traylor, Jr.

      Survivors include three nieces, Mary Ann Traylor Williams and her husband Thomas Williams of LaGrange, GA, Lelia Kincaid Cort and her husband John Cort of Asheville, NC; Jan Gelders and her husband Winfred Tucker of Fitzgerald, GA, a nephew Tommy Kincaid, Jr. and his wife Ann Kincaid of Statesville NC; as well as sixteen Great Nieces and Nephews and their spouses and sixteen Great-great Nieces and Nephews. She was also survived by close cousins Grady Traylor and Mary Nell Traylor as well as a special friend, Mildred Simpson.

      The gathering of family and friends will be Monday, October 16, 2017 at the home of Mrs. Mary Ann Williams, 1201 Vernon Road from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. And the Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the First Baptist Church on the Square.

      In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made to The Traylor Scholarship at LaGrange College; Georgia Press Education Foundation in Atlanta; Troup County Historical Society or First Baptist Church on the Square in her memory of Mrs. Julia Dyar.

      Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com

      Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636 [4, 8]

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  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1362] Oral history interview with Julia Dyar, (Digital Library of Georgia http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/meta/html/trou/oralhist/meta_trou_oralhist_j_dyar.html?Welcome), http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/meta/html/trou/oralhist/meta_trou_oralhist_j_dyar.html?Welcome (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1376] Clark Johnson Tree rc'd June 2006, Forrest Clark Johnson, III, (LaGrange, GA).

    4. [S1362] Oral history interview with Julia Dyar, (Digital Library of Georgia http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/meta/html/trou/oralhist/meta_trou_oralhist_j_dyar.html?Welcome), "I was six years old in 1931" - http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/meta/html/trou/oralhist/meta_trou_oralhist_j_dyar.html?Welcome (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1370] Julia Dyar, Julia Dyar, (Lagrange, GA), Interview transcript with Mike Moncus on June 18, 2003 at the Troup County Archives (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1360] Jim Robertson, Jim Robertson, (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jkes-gedcom), http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jkes-gedcom&id=I04315 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1559] Albert Sidney Howell - McKinney Howell Handwritten Chart, Albert Sidney Howell, Jr., (On file. Obtained from Betty Howell Traver and Jim Brittain during a visit in September 2009. Scanned to PDF.).

    8. [S1363] Troup County Archives, (http://www.trouparchives.org/holdings.html), http://www.trouparchives.org/man/ms200107.htm (Reliability: 0).