George Dye was born in approximately 1837 in Ohio. In the 1850 census, Dye was registered as living on his parents’ farm in Washington Township, Monroe County, Ohio with his parents and five other siblings. He eventually enlisted in E Company of the 1st Minnesota Infantry on February 14, 1865. He served with the Minnesota Infantry until August 8 of that year when he was discharged due to the close of the war. He had also been diagnosed with catarrhal, chronic gastritis, and gastric ulcers. While much of his life story is lost, at some point, this five foot, eight inch farmer married Elizabeth Dye. George was first admitted to Battle Mountain Sanitarium for treatment in 1899 then readmitted throughout 1914. While he received treatment, his wife is noted as living in Washington State. He eventually passed away from carcinoma of the stomach on May 10, 1915. He is interred at the Hot Springs National Cemetery.