Job F. Dye

Job Francis Dye was a Kentucky trapper who traveled with Ewing Young’s hunting group and arrived in California in 1832. According to George Nidever, Dye joined Isaac Sparks and Lewis Burton on the 1834 voyage of the ship Peor es Nada to hunt sea otters along the California coast. Dye may have been on the Peor es Nada in 1835 when the Nicoleños were removed from San Nicolas Island and taken to San Pedro.

DATE OF BIRTH: January 17, 1807
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hardin County, Kentucky, USA
DATE OF DEATH: March 4, 1883
PLACE OF BURIAL: Watsonville, California, USA

Ellison, William H. (ed.) The Life and Adventures of George Nidever [1802–1883]: The Life Story of a Remarkable California Pioneer Told in his Own Words and None Wasted. Santa Barbara: McNally & Loftin, 1984: 36–37, 107.

“Job F. Dye—Biography.” Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 1, 1869.

Find A Grave, database and images ( accessed 8 December 2014) memorial page for Job F. Dye (1807–1883), Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville, California, USA.

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