Representative of one of the oldest pioneer families of Southeastern Ohio, Judge Dye has been a member of the Noble County bar thirty years, has had an unusually busy, eventful and serviceable career.He was born November 28, 1866, on a farm in what was then Morgan County- and now Noble County. His Grandfather. Ezekiel Dye, was one of the earliest settlers in Noble County, coming from Pennsylvania in 1804 and entering a tract of Government land. He had a record of service in the War of the Revolution. Purmaix Dye, father of Judge Dye, was born at Renrock, Noble County, in 1820. He studied medicine, though he never practiced, and devoted his active life to farming and politics. He was a very eloquent speaker. His death occurred in 1904. His wife, Lucy McElroy, was born in Ohio.Cassius 0. Dye as a boy on the farm looked forward to a professional career as an attorney. After completing his education in public schools he taught in country districts for eight years. In the mean-time he studied law privately, and since 1892 has been a resident of Caldwell, where after being admitted to the bar in 1893 he began practice. His abilities brought him early recognition, and he has always had an extensive general practice. In 1895 he was elected mayor of Caldwell, was again elected to that office in .1899, and in 1913 he went on the bench of the Probate Court, giving a careful and systematic administration of the probate office for eight years. On retiring in 1921 he again resumed his general law practice. Before going on the bench he was one If the original incorporators of the Citizens National Bank. He is now attorney for the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Caldwell.
Few men make so much out of a hobby as Judge Dye. He is one of the prominent men in poultry circles in Ohio, and has developed a flock of Rhode Island Red chickens, many of which he has exhibited in the poultry shows of the state and has carried off many trophies. He is a member of the executive committee of the Ohio Poultry Breeders Association. During the war period he acted as chairman of the Red Cross and the Young Men's Christian Association drives, and was also active in the Liberty Loan campaigns. He is a democrat, is past chancellor cammander of Caldwell Lodge No. 280, Knights of Pythias, 'and has been district deputy grand chancellor. Judge Dye married in 1888 Florence ThorlaThey have four children: Valeria is the wife of Vincent Ferguson, of Cambridge, Ohio. Dorothy is the wife of Harry Cooper, of Woodsfield, Ohio. Donald, who was in training as a soldier in Camp Taylor, Louisville, is now with the Miller Tire and Rubber Company at Akron. Muriel is the wife of E. C. Jordan, of Caldwell.