Dix W. Sayler
Dix W. Sayler is a native of Montgomery County, Ohio,
where he was born July 4, 1864. He is a son of Solomon J. and
Mary (Weaver) Sayler, and is of German descent. His father
was born in Frederick County, Md., July 14, 1833, and died August
16, 1872. He was a distiller by occupation, and from the time of
his coming to this city to the day of his death, he was connected with the Shelby Distillery.
He was a leading Republican and always took an active part in the affairs of his
party. By his death
the county lost one of its representative men. The mother of the
immediate subject of this sketch was born January 27, 1840. The Sayler
family came to Shelby County in 1867, and located at Shelbyville. Our subject is the second of three children and was
educated at the Public Schools of Shelbyville and at Asbury University (now
Depauw). In February, 1883, he engaged in the grocery business in this city, taking charge of a
grocery store for
his step-father John W. Vannoy. In the fall of 1886, he engaged
in the gents' furnishing business in this city with Mr. Philip J. Shaw,
the firm being known as Shaw & Sayler. This firm keeps a full
line of hats, caps, and ever3-thing usually to be found in a gents'
furnishing store. They have a splendid trade and are very popular with the
young men of the city, Mr. Sayler is a Democrat
and a member of Shelby Lodge No. 39, I.O.O. F.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page
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