VanDyke, George (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 6 May 1899, p. 3
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With the passing of Geo. VanDyke, Grimsby loses one of its oldest, most respected and best informed citizens. Capt. Randall, Geo. VanDyke, W.A. Cole, Chas. Moore, J.W. Lewis, and Isaac Lewis have, for years, been looked upon as "our old timers" and any question of ancient history in connection with Grimsby was always referred to one of these. Chas. Moore passed away some time ago. Now George Vandyke is gone.

Deceased was a remarkably healthy correct living man, and up till six months ago was considered good for 10 years yet, but during the past winter he seemed to have a general breaking up, and the immediate cause of death was heart failure. George VanDyke was born in New York state, on Jan 22nd, 1822, and came to Canada with his father, Stephen VanDyke, when he was but a boy. In due time he took out his naturalization papers and became a British subject and finally settled in Grimsby. He was married on Oct. 9th, 1842, to Dinah House, daughter of George House, of Clinton township. In 1849 he built and moved into the house which he occupied up to the time of his death, a period of 50 years. In 1892 he and Mrs. VanDyke celebrated their golden wedding. In 1894 Mrs. VanDyke died. During the rebellion of 1837-38 the deceased was on duty for his Queen and country and many thrilling stories he could tell of those stirring times, although he was then but 16 years of age. He was made a Mason on Oct. 5th, 1854, and up to the time of his death was, next to Capt. Randall, the oldest living member of the Grimsby lodge. In politics he was a staunch Reformer of the old school. In religion a Presbyterian. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Moses Corless, of New Durham, Ont., and Mrs. Edwin Wilson, of Grimsby, and three sons, Charles E., Harry and Rome, all of Grimsby. The funeral, which will be conducted with Masonic honors, will take place on Thursday afternoon to Queen's Lawn cemetery at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Service at the house.

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6 May 1899
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May 2, 1899
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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VanDyke, George (Died)