Space Sector: 2814
Sector Partner: Service predated sector partners
In the early 1800's an Earthman, Waverly Sayre, was chosen from across the cosmos by the power ring
, former Green Lantern
of Space Sector 2814. Living in the United States in the early 19th century, Waverly Sayre had hoped to settle down with his wife and raise a family. Unfortunately, this was not to be the case. Sayre's wife, Peg, died in childbirth. The long months were hard on him, filled with nightmares. Depression and loneliness had worn Sayre down, and he believed life was no longer worth living.
Sayre was visited by the emerald projection of his wife and child. He believed their spirits had reached from beyond for him to join them in death. The projection did not want Sayre's death; in fact, it gave him an emerald ring. The ring transported Waverly Sayre across space to an alien world. He believed the aliens were devils that had taken Peg and the baby. Using the ring, the Earthman fought off the invading forces and earned the thanks of the alien world as the new Green Lantern. The voice Waverly Sayre thought was Peg's was actually Satoon, the widow of Laham.
Returning to Earth, Waverly Sayre became something of a mystery to his neighbors. He was never seen in town and his fields were never plowed. The only light from his cabin was the glow of the Green Lantern. The final fate of Waverly Sayre remains unknown. An alien, Stakaor
, became Green Lantern of Sector 2814 after Sayre, but if Stakaor is a direct successor or not has yet to be revealed. Earth would not see another Green Lantern until 1873, when Abin Sur
bestowed the power ring on Daniel Young
of Bailysville, Montana. Waverly Sayre has been memorialized within the Crypts of Oa