Vernon Dahmer

Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer (1908 - 1966)

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Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer
Born in Kelly, Forrest, Mississippi, United Statesmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 12 Feb 2019 | Created 26 Mar 2018
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Biography

Vernon was born in 1908. He passed away in 1966.

Social Reformer. A successful businessman, he was a leader of voter registration drives for African Americans in the American South during the 1960s. He served as president of the Forrest County, Mississippi chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. On the night of January 10, 1966, his home was the target of a firebomb by the white supremicist organization the Ku Klux Klan. His family was able to escape but he died the next day from his injuries. In August of 1998, Samuel H. Bowers, former Imperial Wizard of the KKK, was convicted of Dahmer's murder.

Bio by: Patricia Langley Harvey


Sources

  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4SP-5JN : accessed 26 March 2018), Vernon Dahmer in household of George W Dahmer, Beat 2, Forrest, Mississippi, United States; citing ED 15, sheet 17B, line 81, family 330, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 875; FHL microfilm 1,820,875.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMBR-GBC : accessed 26 March 2018), Vernon F Dahmer, Beat 2, Forrest, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 10, sheet 3B, line 95, family 58, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1145; FHL microfilm 2,340,880.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3HR-ST1 : 20 May 2014), Vernon Dahmer, Jan 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).


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