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 566-567.
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